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  1. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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    C?t?lina Monica ALEXE; Cristina Petronela SIMION; C?t?lin George ALEXE

    2014-01-01

    In a society constantly evolving, with information technologies being in a permanent transformation, the managers of agile, flexible organizations, which are equipped with the latest tools for making decisions and with people well trained to use them, will be able to successfully meet the challenges of the future. This paper presents the evolution of Business Intelligence and a comparative analysis between two modern developments of it, such as Mobile Business Intelligence and Cloud ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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 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

  4. Nuclear Business Acumen Training for Executives

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  5. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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    C?t?lina Monica ALEXE

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In a society constantly evolving, with information technologies being in a permanent transformation, the managers of agile, flexible organizations, which are equipped with the latest tools for making decisions and with people well trained to use them, will be able to successfully meet the challenges of the future. This paper presents the evolution of Business Intelligence and a comparative analysis between two modern developments of it, such as Mobile Business Intelligence and Cloud Business Intelligence, with accent on the advantages, disadvantages, implications and benefits at the company level. These are useful tools suitable for the management of the companies that are obliged to operate in a global economy facing with crisis.

  6. Small Business Management Training Tools Directory.

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    American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Small Business Training Network.

    This directory is designed to assist in the identification of supplementary materials to support program development for small businesses. Following introductory comments and an overview of small business management training, section I lists training tools available from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Section II provides descriptions and…

  7. 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)

  8. Business Education and Training Partnership Report on the Second Forum

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    1999-01-01

    The Business Education and Training Partnership was established by the Government in November 1997 to develop national strategies to tackle the issues of skill needs, manpower forecasting and education and training. This report describes how the recommendations, arising from the First Report by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, have been implemented in the IT sector

  9. 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...

  10. Learning and Training: Enhancing Small Business Success.

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    Kilpatrick, Sue; Crowley, Suzanne

    Owners or managers of 181 Australian businesses employing fewer than 20 people in the construction, manufacturing, property and business services, and retail industries in 3 metropolitan and 3 nonmetropolitan locations were interviewed by telephone to identify how they used training to enhance their small business's success. Of those surveyed,…

  11. The Future Training Room.

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    Barbian, Jeff

    2001-01-01

    Looks at some of the electronic learning technology that has already been developed and will become common for training, including robots, lucid dreaming, tele-immersion, human interface technology, among others. (JOW)

  12. Making Training Core Business: Enterprise Registered Training Organisations in Australia

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    Smith, Erica; Smith, Andy

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the Australian phenomenon of Enterprise Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). These are organizations that do not have training as their main business but that are accredited to deliver training and award qualifications, primarily to their own workers. Although Enterprise RTOs have been in existence in one form or another…

  13. Business Television: A Dynamic New Training Channel.

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    Green, David

    1988-01-01

    The author discusses private television networks being used by decentralized businesses as a training tool. This application of telecommunications has grown dramatically since 1983. A description of elements involved in implementation and a discussion of networking possibilities are included. (CH)

  14. Conservation business: sustaining Africa's future

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    I.P. Sonnekus

    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.

  15. 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...

  16. The future of global business

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    2015-01-01

    In the fast-paced world of global business, success is marked by the ability to stay on top of current events, to recognize new trends, and to react quickly to change. This book offers contributions by global marketing authorities to help you understand this rapidly changing international environment and respond to opportunities and perils.

  17. 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.

  18. Conservation business: sustaining Africa's future

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    G.J. Breytenbach; I.P. Sonnekus

    2001-01-01

    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 perception...

  19. 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…

  20. 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)

  1. Skilled Toy Train Discussions about Business Innovation

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    Buur, Jacob; Beuthel, Marie Rosa

    In this paper we show how industrialists in an innovation workshop employ tangible material – a toy train set – to innovate their business model. In multidisciplinary teams the process of co-creating new understandings is crucial for work to progress. Based on video data form this participatory i...... encouraging group discussion of the ‘customer journey’, it keeps both hands and mind busy, it allows silent participation, and it expands the vocabulary of the discussion....

  2. 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.

  3. Using Partnerships To Train, Recruit, and Retain School Business Administrators.

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    Graczyk, Sandra L.

    2001-01-01

    Advocates that school districts establish partnerships with colleges and the Association of School Business Officials International, including its state affiliates, to train, recruit, and retain school business administrators. Describes function and benefits of partnership approach to easing administrator shortage. (PKP)

  4. Training tools in the future's training

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The data processing has reached finally such an insight level in the society that it can be said the computer is one of the home appliances more used in many homes. The tendencies are even clearer, increasingly the younger sectors of the society are decided users of these means. Due to the above, the cultural habits are changing and the audio visual culture increases constantly compared with the traditional training means. More often, the companies are accomplishing programs for costs optimization; so that in the training area these means are used after being widely contrasted by its capability of maintaining the quality of the training by reducing its costs. On the other hand, the increase of the personal computers capabilities, allows unthinkable activities three years ago, such as (use of voice, video, animation, communications). The idea of using electronic means in training is not new, however, is now when the maturity of the systems has become true. (Author)

  5. 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…

  6. 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)

  7. Building Capability in Small Businesses: Tales from the Training Front

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    Holden, Rick; Nabi, Ghulam; Gold, Jeff; Robertson, Martyn

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The UK Government policy for the training and development of its workforce reflects a desire to move towards a more flexible, "demand-led" system. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the outcomes and impact of two, publicly funded initiatives, designed to stimulate and enhance "demand-led" training within the UK's small business…

  8. 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…

  9. 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 evaluat...

  10. 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)

  11. Smile Future Tutorial Service Business Plan

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    Liao, Guangyuan

    2012-01-01

    The business plan fully describes the plan for tutorial service in China. After the author completing a comprehensive market analysis for Chinese university graduates groups, she made the plan of tutorial service company for helping those graduates to find a good job and solving career problems for people. The plan contains nine parts and includes information of company description, market analysis, management team, implementation task, risk assessment, financial analyses and offers to invest...

  12. 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 potential...

  13. Selecting indicators of future corporate business development

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    J. Dvo?á?ek

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents applications of discriminate analysis to predicting corporate economy future developments. The discriminate analysis was applied employing 5 to 8 input indicators (discriminators. Attaining maximum accuracy, 7 discriminators suffice. A final choice of discriminators was made by further discriminate analysis applications, and by searching causes of erroneous classification, which concerned a closer examination of input data files.

  14. Selecting indicators of future corporate business development

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    Dvo?á?ek, J.; Sousedíková, R.; Domaracká, L.

    2011-01-01

    The paper presents applications of discriminate analysis to predicting corporate economy future developments. The discriminate analysis was applied employing 5 to 8 input indicators (discriminators). Attaining maximum accuracy, 7 discriminators suffice. A final choice of discriminators was made by further discriminate analysis applications, and by searching causes of erroneous classification, which concerned a closer examination of input data files.

  15. Training center leadership strategies for the future

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Examining the Impact of Ethics Training on Business Student Values

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    Allen, William R.; Bacdayan, Paul; Berube Kowalski, Kellyann; Roy, Mathew H.

    2005-01-01

    Purpose - Recent misconduct and highly questionable behavior has fostered considerable distrust, cynicism, and antagonism among the populace toward the leadership of virtually all social institutions. This paper aims to examine the impact of ethics training on business students values. Design/methodology/approach - Focuses on the central question…

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

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    Rhoades, Gary

    2011-01-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. 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…

  2. Futures business models of an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled healthcare sector

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    Francis Gomes, J. (Julius)

    2015-01-01

    This research is a qualitative case study analyzing probable business models for the future Internet of Things (IoT) enabled healthcare sector. To look at the future, this study utilizes the prominent futures research method, Causal Layered Analysis (CLA). This study combines business model and CLA to test the applicability of business model as a potential futures business research tool. In doing so, this study chose to understand the futures of a tech aided social context; the IoT enabled he...

  3. 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....

  4. 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....

  5. 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.

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

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    Michael (Monty Widenius

    2013-06-01

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

  7. Business games: a proposal to train engineering students

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    Walter Roberto Hernandez Vergara

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the development of a business game model referring to an industry that produces three types of skateboards, considering the production and financial sectors in particular, in order to train Production Engineering students. The game simulates the performance of five companies in an environment where they compete with each other in a market that has a specific demand for each type of skateboard. Players manage material and financial resources in order to obtain higher profits at the end of each period. The model was programmed in Microsoft Excel 2007 and applied to students who attended the ninth and tenth period of the Production Engineering course. The results showed that the use of the business game improves the participants understanding of how to manage a company, due to the competitive and dynamic environment into which the students are inserted, in addition to encouraging them to make better decisions in order to obtain the highest possible profit.

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. Training + Technology: The Future Is Now.

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    Heathman, Dena J.; Kleiner, Brian H.

    1991-01-01

    New applications of computer-assisted training being developed include telecommunications, artificial intelligence, soft skills training, and performance support systems. Barriers to acceptance are development time, costs, and lack of human contact. (SK)

  11. 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.

  12. Management and control applications in Agriculture domain via a Future Internet Business-to-Business platform

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    Sokratis Barmpounakis

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The Agriculture business domain, as a vital part of the overall supply chain, is expected to highly evolve in the upcoming years via the developments, which are taking place on the side of the Future Internet. This paper presents a novel Business-to-Business collaboration platform from the agri-food sector perspective, which aims to facilitate the collaboration of numerous stakeholders belonging to associated business domains, in an effective and flexible manner. The contemporary B2B collaboration schemes already place the requirements for swift deployment of cloud applications, capable of both integrating diverse legacy systems, as well as developing in a rapid way new services and systems, which will be able to instantly communicate and provide complete, “farm-to-fork” solutions for farmers, agri-food and logistics service providers, ICT companies, end-product producers, etc. To this end, this conceptual paper describes how these requirements are addressed via the FIspace B2B platform, focusing on the Greenhouse Management & Control scenarios.

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. The Need for a Cooperative Paradigm to Meet Business' Key Microcomputer Training Requirements.

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    Hubbard, Gary R.

    1985-01-01

    The growing awareness and availability of business application software at small business prices and the creation of a unique national computer training consortium has motivated one community college district to promote more non-credit, short-term training opportunities in accounting software. Rationale for and development of these opportunities…

  16. Export Promotion: Government Agencies Should Combine Small Business Export Training Programs. Report to Congressional Committees.

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    Yager, Loren

    The General Accounting Office (GAO) evaluated the coordination of the export training offered to small businesses by the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration through the U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs). GAO staff visited 10 of the 19 USEACs. The agencies' training organizers or presenters were interviewed,…

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

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    Dawe, Susan; Nguyen, Nhi

    2007-01-01

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

  18. Training Directors' Priorities Regarding Written Business Communication Deficiencies of Secretarial and Managerial Personnel.

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    Novak, Mary Ann; Stadt, Ronald W.

    1989-01-01

    Responses from 172 of 476 business training directors revealed that grammar, spelling, and punctuation were rated important for secretaries and business letter and report writing for managers; content areas for managers differed by company size and type of business; and seminars and workshops were most commonly used delivery methods. (SK)

  19. 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...

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

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    Naill M. Momani

    2010-01-01

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

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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    Naill M. Momani

    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...

  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. 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…

  8. 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

  9. 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)

  10. 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...

  11. Improving Key Account Management Processes in Training Business:Case Company X

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    Neal, Mark; Björklund, Jan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the current state of key account management at a business-to-business training company in the Helsinki metropolitan area and suggest improvements which could potentially lead to more business. The investigated company operates worldwide and has existed in Helsinki for over twenty years. To gain insight into the current situation, the theory of key account management was studied, and a survey was completed by company X’s managing director, account m...

  12. Intergenerational Stylistic Preferences in Leadership Training of Public School Business Administrators

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    DeVito, Candis M.; Basilice, Lucianna; Higuera, Michael Shane; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Manley, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the difference in perceived importance of training in specific aspects of transformational leadership and transactional leadership during certification preparation between Generation X and Baby Boomer New York State certified school business administrators. Eighty-seven school business administrators…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Small Business Incubator Educational Development Program Education & Training Center. Final Report.

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    Green River Community Coll., Auburn, WA.

    The establishment of Green River Community College's Education and Training Center as a permanent anchor tenant in the Kent Business Incubator required the college to develop a comprehensive business plan and needs assessment survey. College and community leaders identified the role and services of the educational tenant, leading to the…

  16. The Integration of Intercultural Business Communication Training and Business English Teaching

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    Jingzi, Deng; Wenzhong, Zhu; Dimond, Elizabeth Elendor

    2016-01-01

    The cultural information transferred by language is an important part of Business English teaching. Therefore, teachers of Business English should not only improve the language level of the students, but also develop the students' cross-cultural understanding. The cultivation of intercultural business communication (IBC) competence could not be…

  17. 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.

  18. 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, ...

  19. Principles of formation project creative thinking future designers during training

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    Derevyanko, N. V.; Classic Private University, Zaporozhe, Ukraine

    2012-01-01

    Article based on the basic provisions of the features thatcharacterize adult thinking and taking into account the specific design activity and design education, design principles of formation are determined and imaginative thinking in the future designers as professional thinking designers in the process of training in higher education institution.

  20. The Effectiveness of Business Games in Management Training

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    Schriesheim, Janet F.; Schriesheim, Chester A.

    1974-01-01

    The benefits of business gaming seem to have become accepted without sufficient scientific support. While support for some claims based upon expert opinion is probably sufficient encouragement for continuing the use of business games, empirical validation is still a necessity. (Author)

  1. 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.

  2. Project for Awarding College Credit for In-Service Training in Business and Industry. Final Report.

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    Duffy, David E.

    A project was designed to develop and implement a cooperative inservice training program between Manchester Community College and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group, to explore the possibilities of similar contractual agreements, to evaluate inservice training programs for potential awarding of college credit, to identify business and industries…

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

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

    2005-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Measurement in Service Businesses: Challenges and Future Directions

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    Tyagi, Rajesh Kumar

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 evaluat...

  10. Value Creation Training Course at DENSO for Abilities to Create New Business and New Products Concepts

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    Utsumi, Hiroo; Suzuki, Takamasa; Imaeda, Makoto

    We are developing training courses to enhance motivation and promote innovation in order to cope with increasing diversity of personal values. As one of the courses, we improved a conventional training course for products development into the training course aiming at acquiring abilities to create new business and/or new products concepts. This paper illustrates the outline of the course and the features in the curriculum to acquire the abilities.

  11. Renewable energy production - A business for the future?

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    The report is the result of a study performed in 2002. Main objectives of the study were: Is there a potential for growth for the Swedish companies active in the business of renewable energy? Can these companies develop into internationally competitive industries? The areas studied are: Biofuels, Bio-based transportation fuels, Wastes, Small scale hydro power, Wind power, Solar cells and Hydrogen

  12. The Military's Business : Designing Military Power for the Future

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    2015-01-01

    If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them to fit within a nation's overall national security system without ever-increasing budgets. Presents a new design strategy for more efficient armed forces, utilising insights from business strategy as well as military strategy Features strategic analysis based on defence budgetary data Suitable for use in professional military education as well as at university level

  13. Analysis of Specialized Personnel Training for Industrial Cluster Development in Service Regions: A Case Study of Specialized Personnel Training in Applied Business Economics

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    Xiaokong XIAO

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available To innovate personnel training objectives, enhance the qualities and abilities of application-oriented Business Economics specialized personnel, enhance the competitiveness of graduates’ entrepreneurship, and effectively serve national and local regional development of industrial clusters are necessary measures for the specialized personnel training of applied Business Economics in local colleges to won the recognition of regional industrial sectors and enterprises and students families as well as the society. To clarify the educational status of Business Economics, establish specialized economic training objectives of applied business in the new normal and select appropriate training strategies and modes are worth serious consideration, research and practice of local universities. 

  14. Pedagogical Strategies for Training Future Technicians in American Aviation Schools

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    Pazyura Natalia

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the question of improvement of quality and efficiency of professional training of future technicians in aviation industry in the American educational establishments. Main attention is paid to the studies of pedagogical technologies, which are used for the sake of qualitative and efficient training of specialists of aviation industry. The main purpose of vocational education and training is to help students to develop a way of thinking that would enable them in understanding the technical systems and master learning at the conceptual level. It is a well known fact that researches of pedagogical technologies are aimed at the development of mental models. They are important because: first - they make possible a reduction of time for training.That is rather essential taking into account the fact how much time the “transformation” of a student’s level of knowledge from a novice to an experienced worker takes. The researches of pedagogical technologies help to find a optimum ways for acquisition of expert type of thinking. Secondly, pedagogical technologies help to cut down expenses on training. This is especially topical during professional training of technicians, who are to better understand structural, functional, behavioral aspects of technical systems. In addition, they must effectively operate in troubleshooting in the system which also shortens financial expenses on the maintenance of equipment.

  15. 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.

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

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    Takada, Fumio

    2009-06-01

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

  17. Innovating the collaborative future of global fashion business

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    Conlon, Jo; Taylor, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    With the increasingly ubiquitous nature of social networks and cloud computing, users are starting to explore new ways to interact with, and exploit these developing paradigms. Social networks are used to reflect real world relationships that allow users to share information and form connections between one another, essentially creating dynamic virtual organizations. (Chard et al, 2010) The reality within the fashion industry is that business practices are evolving at an unprecedented rate in...

  18. Professional Training of Future Teacher in Cross-Cultural Dialogue

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    Semenog Olena

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available On the example of propaedeutic educational course “Introduction to Slavic Philology” features of future teachers’ professional training of cross-cultural dialogue are considered. Among the main objectives of the course, attention is focused on native language and other languages admirer’s tolerance education, students’ skills formation of making linguistic and cultural comments on folklore, literary texts and discourses; building a strategy and tactics of intercultural communication in accordance to national psychology.

  19. ASSESSMENT CENTER SIMULATION: A University Training Program for Business Graduates.

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    Steuer, Eckhard

    1992-01-01

    Describes Assessment Center (AC) programs that are used in Germany to prepare university business graduates making job applications to large companies. The simulation of real-life application procedures is explained, problems associated with the validity of the AC are addressed, and the roles and attitudes of students and experts are discussed.…

  20. 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 ...

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

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    Bagraim, Jeffrey; Goodman, Suki; Pulker, Stephanie

    2014-01-01

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

  2. 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...

  3. Training in Spanish organizations: Trends and future perspectives

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    Maria Jose Rubio Hurtado

    2011-11-01

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

  4. Current state of psychotherapy training: preparing for the future.

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    Kay, Jerald; Myers, Michael F

    2014-09-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Training Programmes for Stress Management in Small Businesses

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    Treven, Sonja; Potocan, Vojko

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present: the problem of stress employees might encounter; the individual inclination to stress; the individual methods for reducing stress; and the authors' model of training for stress prevention. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper uses both descriptive and analytical approaches to research and…

  8. Artisan Business Training Programme, Luwero Diocese Water Project.

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    Rwamwanja, R.

    1999-01-01

    This report contributes to the findings, implications, and future plans of a project, initiated by Cranfield University (Silsoe, UK) entitled “Private Sector Participation in Low Cost Water Well Drilling”.

  9. Practical Skills in International Business: Training Needs for Workforce Competence by Minnesota Companies

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    Prestwich, Roger; Ho-Kim, Thu-Mai

    2009-01-01

    Companies doing business internationally face the competitive challenges of a constantly changing operational environment. Employees need to update their international knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) frequently by attending training programs. A survey of Minnesota firms indicate that almost all companies are willing to cover the time and…

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

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    Sandhu, Navjot; Hussain, Javed; Matlay, Harry

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2003-01-01

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

  12. Employees' Perceptions of Barriers to Participation in Training and Development in Small Engineering Businesses

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    Susomrith, Pattanee; Coetzer, Alan

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to investigate barriers to employee participation in voluntary formal training and development opportunities from the perspective of employees in small engineering businesses. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory qualitative methodology involving data collection via site visits and in-depth semi-structured…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

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

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    Chanchai Bunchapattanasukda

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available 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 the media convergence of online news that online news should be develops multimedia content base on texts, photographs, videos, and audios for attractive the audiences. Online news business depend on the devices for operate the newsroom. So the executive try to select the advance equipment and suitable for their organization. Moreover, they need the vision of executive and organization management in order to operate the business

  17. 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.

  18. Getting Down to Business: Restaurant Business, Module 22. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Kingi, Marcella

    This is the twenty-second in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurship Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 072. The purpose of this module is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a restaurant. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…

  19. How To Work with Small Businesses: Advice and Guidance for Providers of Training and Business Support.

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    Allen, Anne Marie, Ed.

    This publication provides guidance on good practice to help training providers in the United Kingdom improve the quality and relevance of services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Section 1 focuses on key research findings regarding SMEs' needs and SME-college collaboration, including trading conditions for SMEs; services on offer by…

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

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

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    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...

  4. 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 ...

  5. AN APPROACH TO FUTURE TEACHER TRAINING PROCESS OF PRIMARY EDUCATION

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    Mireya Rubio-Moreno

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This article presents partial results of a research about the processes lived in a more meaningful manner by the future teachers in primary education. The methodology is qualitative, a questionnaire and a semistructured interview were applied to twelve subjects, finding that a large part of them point to the experiences of observation and teaching practice as more significant to be suitable in their later professional practice. In contrast, few point to the weight of vocation, self taught and count with teachers engaged and capable for the consolidation of their professional skills. We conclude that the initial formative processes are diverse and complex with little impact on the theoretical and methodological domain of the teacher training students coming to graduating.

  6. 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…

  7. The Effects of Human Resources Training on Employee Performance in Business

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    Kerem KAPTANGÄ°L

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article assess the extent of the influence of training programs for employees, conducted by the human resources departments as a part of large scale organizations, on the different performance elements as well as the objectives targeted by the training programs. In accordance with the stated goal, a questionnaire applied to the human resources managers or the top level executives of 350 large scale organizations. They asked what subjects they need in training programs and to specify the elements to reach out the mitigating performance as a result of training programs. It is in the results obtained, businesses in general aim to increase efficiency, to provide job satisfaction to employees with employees’ development and to prevent employees from alienation by means of work orientation. It is also deduced from the results, performance evaluation increases the adaptation of employees to progressing technologies and the commitment to organizations besides the development and job satisfaction of employees.

  8. 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.

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

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    Beuthel, Maria Rosa; Buur, Jacob

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

  10. 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…

  11. Vocational Training Staff in Italy. Current Situation and Future Trends.

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    Delai, Nadio; Ferrari, Arnaldo

    Since the early 1970s, vocational-technical (VT) activities in Italy have primarily been under regional management. Principal activities covered by VT are basic vocational training, further vocational training, retraining, and training for the unemployed. The Regions also have responsibility for the training of apprentices. The VT user population…

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

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

    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 core...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Teaching entrepreneurship: Impact of business training on microfinance clients and institutions

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    Karlan, Dean S.; Valdivia, Martin

    2006-01-01

    Can one teach basic entrepreneurship skills, or are they fixed personal characteristics? Most academic and development policy discussions abour microentrepreneurs focus on their access to credit and assume their human capital to be fixed, The self-employed poor rarely have any formal training in business skills. However, a growing number of microfinance organizations are attempting to build the human capital of micro-entrepreneurs in order to improve the livelihood of their clients and help f...

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

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    Neuvo, Yrjö; Karvonen, Elina (ed.)

    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) resea...

  16. Creating a Future: Training, Learning and the Older Person.

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    Smith, Andrew, Ed.

    This document contains six papers exploring the training and learning of older people in Australia's vocational education and training (VET), and of technical and further education (TAFE) programs in the adult and community sectors. "Preface" (Andrew Smith) discusses the adequacy of training opportunities available to older Australians in view of…

  17. From Creativity to New Venture Creation: Exploring the potentials of training creativity and business-opportunity spotting

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    Byrge, Christian; Nielsen, Christian; Lund, Morten

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores the processes of creating new companies with original and useful business models from a conceptual perspective. Based on data from large-scale creativity training programs and business model development studies in Denmark encompassing over 100 companies and 200 entrepreneurs......, the key proposition of the paper is that entrepreneurs can enhance their development processes through training their competences in creativity and opportunity spotting. The paper presents the key training methods identified in this study including an embodied creativity training program for daily...... creativity training, as well as a software-based framework for identifying useful business model configurations. The notion and potential effect of each program as separate tools is discussed, followed by a more in-depth discussion of the interrelationships between creative processes, opportunity spotting...

  18. SYNERGETIC APPROACH AT CREATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF PRE-UNIVERSITY TRAINING OF FUTURE ENGINEERS

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    Full Text Available The article deals with questions of organizational forms of additional training of future engineers that is based on synergetic approach. The motivation issues to training as a result of social consequences of reforming of engineering education are considered. The interaction of subjects of educational space and specific questions of training and education based on self-organization of students are analyzed

  19. DEVELOPMENT OF COORDINATION ABILITIES OF FUTURE TEACHERS OF PHYSICAL TRAINING IN THE TRAINING PROCESS

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    Aleksandr Nikolaevich Shutov

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the results of implementing the methods of development coordination abilities in students of different sports specializations, students at the Faculty of Physical Education in the process of training in gymnastics. In the content of the classes includes a range of applied exercises with rotation in different planes of space, as a support, and the unsupported position, as well as their implementation in different directions of motion.The purpose - to improve the methods of development of coordination abilities of future teachers of physical culture in the process of training.Methodology development of coordination abilities based on the use of compound exercises with rotation in different planes of the space in the support and unsupported posture.Results. As a result of the development of methods of coordination abilities of the students showed a significant gain significant results when performing jumps with rotation (p <0.05. Significant increase was seen in the results of the students involved in wrestling, the results of which have reached the indicators close to the values typical for students specializing in gymnastics.The average value of the expert evaluation of the motor action from the arsenal of acrobatics and exercises on the equipment the students of the experimental group was 4.7 and 4.6 points, while the traditional method for dealing with this figure is 3.4 and 3.1 point, respectively (p < 0.05.Practical implications. Technique can be used as part of training students of physical culture of pedagogical universities.

  20. 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.…

  1. 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.…

  2. 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.

  3. Balancing Teaching and Research Experiences in Doctoral Training Programs: Lessons for the Future Educator

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    Wolyniak, Michael J.

    2003-01-01

    While a variety of alternative careers has emerged for Ph.D. life scientists in industry, business, law, and education in the past two decades, the structure of doctoral training programs in many cases does not provide the flexibility necessary to pursue career experiences not directly related to a research emphasis. Here I describe my efforts to supplement my traditional doctoral research training with independent teaching experiences that have allowed me to prepare myself for a career that ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Providing Current and Future Cellular Services to High Speed Trains

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    Müller, Martin Klaus; Taranetz, Martin; Rupp, Markus

    2015-01-01

    The demand for a broadband wireless connection is nowadays no longer limited to stationary situations, but also required while traveling. Therefore, there exist combined efforts to provide wireless access also on High Speed Trains (HSTs), in order to add to the attractiveness of this means for transportation. Installing an additional relay on the train, to facilitate the communication, is an approach that has already been extensively discussed in literature. The possibility ...

  8. Strategies business of the unit providing services of virtual training – unipanamericana compensar.

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    Jenny Marcela Cardona Bedoya

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the results of processes thesis of "Master in Management and Marketing Management and Global New Markets" for the University Camilo José Cela. The data collection is done through an exploratory research and the study of business unit Unit Providing Services of Virtual Training Unipanamericana - Compensate. Considering secondary sources we identified: 1 The most important in the world and in Colombia at the level of new technologies, 2 The development trends of the array Mic Mac establishes the relationship between trends and portfolio of the business unit. And 3 Identify the growth of applications and the impact of E-learning. The collection and analysis of information on the qualitative method developed through interviews, aiming to identify trends that impact the marketing plan. In the analysis were found four trends that impact the line of business: The joint educational levels, The new educational experiences, Changes in learning models and Strengthening education systems. These trends were explored in an evaluative context, to identify new technologies that are necessary for professional development.   

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

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

  10. Morphofunctional and some psychological changes of indicators of future rescuers on the stages of training in higher military training institution.

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    Mysiv V.M.

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    Full Text Available There were examined some imperical facts of manifestation and dynamics of indicators of psychophysical condition of the future rescuers on the stages of training in higher military training in higher military training institution. 260 cadets took part in certifying experiment. It was studied the dynamics of morphophunctional and psychological indicators that reflect peculiarities of nervous system and indicators of physical preparation of cadets from the 1-st year to the and of studying. It was ingratiated because by the stage of studies some peculiarities of manifestation and tendencies of changing some investigated indicators under the influence of valid content of education process.

  11. 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…

  12. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN THE HANDS OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND THE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

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    Balaji Chanderrao Shewale

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Training and development of human resource of the business organization has been recognized as a important element for the development of desirable attitude of the employees and management. After selection of the employees, they are placed on the job and they need education and training to perform their jobs effectively. Training is a planned process of teaching and imparting specific skills while development involves intellectual, moral, physical and psychological progress to an individual in personal and their job areas. Training is a organizationally planned efforts to change the attitude and behavior of employees so that they can do their jobs on desirable levels.

  13. 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 aims...

  14. CULTOROLOGICAL APPROACH TO TRAINING OF THE FUTURE MANAGERS OF TOURISM IN PRECARPATHIA

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    Marianna Chorna

    2015-01-01

    The article deals with the «culturological approach» to the professional training of future managers of tourism in Precarpathia. As the Precarpathian region attracts thousands of tourists year-round the demand of training qualified specialists in the sphere of tourism and hospitality is constantly growing. Nowadays the question of a successful and perspectives career in tourism results in training a new standard professional, a specialist of many-sided knowledge,with the ability to fulfil tas...

  15. Organization problems of professional training of future teachers in pedagogical theory

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    Alla Sembrat

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    Full Text Available Analyzed the current views of various scholars (I. Zyazyun, S. Goncharenko, V. Sipchenko, R. Gurevich, M. Leshchenko, M. Chobitko, I. Bogdanova, N. Martishina, as well as concepts, approaches, forms, methods and technologies regarding the training of future teachers, which can be applied in practice, their training and education.

  16. The Future of the Regional Training Centres: Planning for Sustainability

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    Montelpare, William; Biden, Edmund; Lee, Pat; Sheps, Sam; Dubois, Carl-Ardy; Brault, Isabelle

    2008-01-01

    The main objective of the Regional Training Centres (RTCs) is to produce well qualified personnel within the fields of health services and nursing research. Through their collaborative efforts, each of the RTCs has created opportunities for conceptual and methodological competency, knowledge synthesis and knowledge translation and exchange for graduate students, as well as for community-based decision-makers across a variety of areas in applied health and nursing services research. Now, the R...

  17. 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 outside...

  18. Rationale simplified hardening training and recreational complexes future teachers

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    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.

  19. 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…

  20. Developing Software Requirements for a Knowledge Management System That Coordinates Training Programs with Business Processes and Policies in Large Organizations

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    Kiper, J. Richard

    2013-01-01

    For large organizations, updating instructional programs presents a challenge to keep abreast of constantly changing business processes and policies. Each time a process or policy changes, significant resources are required to locate and modify the training materials that convey the new content. Moreover, without the ability to track learning…

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  2. 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

  3. Management of an Online Training Program for the Development of ICT Skills and Capabilities in Business Professors

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of a study whose object was to describe the experience and results of an online training program for professors in Mexican business schools, aimed at developing information and communication technologies skills. The training program was developed using the CUDI network for Internet 2 videoconferencing, and the SAKAI learning platform for the management of educational interventions. The results show the opportunities and difficulties 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.

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

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

  5. 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

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

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    Olkhovy O.M.

    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.

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

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

  9. 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)

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

  10. Internet of Things as a new disruptive concept for future global business

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    Kalenda, Tomáš

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    The goal of the thesis is to provide investors and established businesses insights into the evolving concept of Internet of Things in the context of a business opportunity. First, the thesis provides comprehensive overview of the IoT concept, its historical development and relevant concepts similar to IoT including its definition and explanation. Second, the thesis discusses IoT as a disruptive technology with implications for general business strategy, current business models, value chains a...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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...

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  16. Rule-based versus training-based extraction of index terms from business documents: how to combine the results

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    Schuster, Daniel; Hanke, Marcel; Muthmann, Klemens; Esser, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Current systems for automatic extraction of index terms from business documents either take a rule-based or training-based approach. As both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages it seems natural to combine both methods to get the best of both worlds. We present a combination method with the steps selection, normalization, and combination based on comparable scores produced during extraction. Furthermore, novel evaluation metrics are developed to support the assessment of each step in an existing extraction system. Our methods were evaluated on an example extraction system with three individual extractors and a corpus of 12,000 scanned business documents.

  17. Basic radiation protection training for nurses and paramedical personnel: Belgian experience and future perspectives

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    When using ionising radiation for medical diagnosis or treatment of patients, understanding of relevant radiation protection principles and issues is indispensable. In Belgium, nurses and paramedical staff are required to acquire knowledge for protecting the patient against the detrimental effects of ionising radiation by means of a vocational training course. The experience with and challenges for this training course are presented here from a lecturer's point of view, together with a proposal for a future approach that harmonises the training content, its level and quality, according to European recommended standards. (authors)

  18. 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

  19. [Vocational Training and Job Placement for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Business Sector].

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    Suzuki, Keita

    2015-01-01

    Kaien was founded in 2009 in order to help people with autism spectrum disorders work by leveraging their unique capabilities. Our four offices are all located in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Our services include job training and placement for adults, career awareness programs for college students, and career experience programs for teens with autism spectrum disorders. Currently, we help over 100 people on a daily basis. We believe that two factors play important roles when we provide job training programs for people. Firstly, they usually find it difficult to identify their occupational "fit" by themselves due to their weakness regarding imagination. It is not a good idea to convince them only through counseling. Rather, when we take their weaknesses into consideration, multiple trial sessions in the work environment are key because even people without imagination can understand their occupational "fit" once they try. The other aspect is to articulate communication as much as possible. In this case, it is also true that words are not enough to help people fully develop the communication skills necessary in an office. Thus, our trainers intervene very frequently in the job programs in order for trainees to get feedback at the right time on the spot. In other words, our five-year experience at Kaien has revealed that our "Here and Now" approach in the quasi-work environment is the most effective way. Most of our trainers do not have medical or social welfare backgrounds. This fact has revealed huge possibilities when it comes to helping people with autism spectrum disorders to get a job. That is, in many cases, autism experts may not be mandatory, and supervisors or colleagues, who work with people with autism every day, can become "job supporters" with a little knowledge and some training. Some estimates indicate that the prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorders is above one in one hundred, and might be as high as five or six percent. This number is daunting because only autism experts with marked experience cannot handle all issues. Therefore, we believe that empowering amateur supporters in the business arena is important, and we are thrilled to think that our findings and programs may be helpful to increase the proficiency of such amateur supporters. PMID:26524849

  20. 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 stakeholders in...

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

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    Goode, Natassia; Salmon, Paul M; Lenné, Michael G

    2013-05-01

    Simulation is widely used as a training tool in many domains, and more recently the use of vehicle simulation as a tool for driver and vehicle crew training has become popular (de Winter et al., 2009; Pradhan et al., 2009). This paper presents an overview of how vehicle simulations are currently used to train driving-related procedural and higher-order cognitive skills, and team-based procedural and non-technical teamwork skills for vehicle crews, and evaluates whether there is evidence these training programs are effective. Efficacy was evaluated in terms of whether training achieves learning objectives and whether the attainment of those objectives enhances real world performance on target tasks. It was concluded that while some higher-order cognitive skills training programs have been shown to be effective, in general the adoption of simulation technology has far outstripped the pace of empirical research in this area. The paper concludes with a discussion of the issues that require consideration when developing and evaluating vehicle simulations for training purposes - based not only on what is known from the vehicle domain, but what can be inferred from other domains in which simulation is an established training approach, such as aviation (e.g. Jentsch et al., 2011) and medicine (e.g. McGaghie et al., 2010). STATEMENT OF RELEVANCE: Simulation has become a popular tool for driver and vehicle crew training in civilian and military settings. This review considers whether there is evidence that this training method leads to learning and the transfer of skills to real world performance. Evidence from other domains, such as aviation and medicine, is drawn upon to inform the design and evaluation of future vehicle simulation training systems. PMID:23122978

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

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    2013-07-01

    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.

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

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    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.

  4. The possible role of business organisations in sustainable development: approaches, boundaries, future directions

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    O'Dochartaigh, Aideen

    2014-01-01

    It is increasingly evident that human development is proceeding in an unsustainable manner, and that large business organisations are significantly complicit in this process. In this context, the purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities by which business organisations could come to support sustainable development, with a particular focus on related barriers and how they may be overcome. Literature on business and sustainable development is dominated by managerialist, organisa...

  5. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS OF FUNCTIONING OF THE INTEGRATIVE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM FOR FUTURE ECONOMISTS ?????? ??????????? ?????????????? ??????? ????????????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????? ???????????

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    Full Text Available The article presents comparative analysis of results, got during research-experimental work on introduction of the system of integrative professional training of future economists in higher educational establishments, preparing personals for the sphere of economy and finances.? ?????? ???????????? ???????????? ?????? ???????????, ????????? ? ???? ????????-????????????????? ?????? ? ???????????? ??????? ????????????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????? ??????????? ? ????? ?????????? ????????, ??? ??????? ????? ??? ?????? ????????? ?? ????????.

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Ming-Kuen Chen; Hao-Chun Chuang

    2004-01-01

    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 relate...

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

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    Fallgren, Karl; Sundborg, Håkan

    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...

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

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    Sarah Bansilal

    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 field 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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    Storksdieck, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the…

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

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    Storksdieck, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the…

  14. 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.)

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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 for...

  18. Traffic Network and Optimization a Future Subscriber’s Mobile Telecom Operator in Train

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    Allami, J; Ez-Zahraouy, H.; Benyoussef, A

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we studied the behavior and mobility of telecom subscribers into a train for now and predict a future telecom movement subscriber and have a perfect resources data signal of an operator mobile telecom, we used a deterministic and a probabilistic method. the train in our model example travels through a cellular network and passed into four zones (Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4), each one is characterized by: topography, numbers of the cellular network, types of network (GSM,...

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

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    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.

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

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    Nordin, Fredrik; Agndal, Henrik

    2008-01-01

    Business service sourcing is increasing in importance for firms; a trend recognised by significant research efforts among scholars. The rapidly expanding literature is, however, highly fragmented. It is difficult to grasp what has actually been investigated, and what remains to be studied. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review, analyse and categorise empirical research in the area of business service sourcing. A total of 119 empirically-based articles published in peer-reviewed ...

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

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    M.?. ???????????

    2010-09-01

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

  2. 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.

  3. Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program Cumulative Master Teacher End-of-Training Survey Data. Summary Report. CCT Reports

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    Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

    2004-01-01

    This report summarizes responses of Master Teachers to questions from a program application form and a survey administered at the conclusion of every Intel Teach to the Future Master Teacher training in the United States between March 2001 to July 2002. The data reported here demonstrate that Master Teachers' responses to this training have been…

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

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    Osadchiy V.V.

    2010-03-01

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

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

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

  6. Education and Training that Meets the Needs of Small Business: List of 198 Studies with Abstracts and Reasons for Exclusion. Support Document

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    Dawe, Susan; Naidu, Radhika; Harris, Lee-Ann

    2007-01-01

    This document lists 198 studies with abstracts and reasons for exclusion in support of the main report, "Education and Training that Meets the Needs of Small Business: A Systematic Review of Research" (ED499699). [This work has been produced with funding provided through the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. For a related…

  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

    ... securities transactions incidental to the futures-related business of a CFTC-regulated person. 240.3a44-1...) Transactions to effect delivery of a government security pursuant to a futures contract; (2) Exchange of futures for physicals transactions with (i) a government securities broker or government securities...

  8. Impact of training and productivity tools on business performance : Case study of national productivity organization

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    Siddiqui, Humaan

    2011-01-01

    Today in this global era with the industrious spread and boom in every aspect of life, businesses need to inject, infect and addict them with right drugs. It can be done by transforming and converting their employees in to the right kind of giant species, whose brain and performance gives excellent results like the breakthrough machine engines. So there is a strong need to recognize and acknowledge human capital as a sole diamond key factor for fostering business performance. Purpose of the p...

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

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    Henten, Anders; Godø, Helge

    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 settled a...

  10. Over 20 Years of Business Systems Research -Contributions, Gaps, and Future Directions

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    Bakhtiar Rana, Mohammad

    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......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...

  11. Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program and U.S. Expansion Program Participant Teacher End of Training Survey. Summary Report. CCT Reports

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    Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

    2004-01-01

    This report compares findings from the End of Training surveys administered to Participant Teachers (PTs) who took part in the Classic version of Intel Teach to the Future and who took part in the Expansion version of Intel Teach to the Future. Classic survey data were collected between March 2001 and July 2003. PT Expansion survey data were…

  12. Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program and U.S. Expansion Program Master Teacher End of Training Survey. Summary Report. CCT Reports

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    Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

    2004-01-01

    This report compares findings from application data the End of Training surveys administered to Master Teachers (MTs) participating in the Classic version of Intel Teach to the Future and those who took part in the Expansion version of Intel Teach to the Future. Classic survey data were collected between March 2001 and July 2002. Expansion survey…

  13. The Effects of Human Resources Training on Employee Performance in Business

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    Kerem KAPTANG?L

    2012-01-01

    This article assess the extent of the influence of training programs for employees, conducted by the human resources departments as a part of large scale organizations, on the different performance elements as well as the objectives targeted by the training programs. In accordance with the stated goal, a questionnaire applied to the human resources managers or the top level executives of 350 large scale organizations. They asked what subjects they need in training programs and to specify the ...

  14. 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.)

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

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    Boersma, Hielke Freerk [Groningen Univ. (Netherlands). Office of the Univ. Health, Safety and Environment

    2013-09-01

    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.)

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

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

  17. 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)

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

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    Slastina H.A.

    2013-05-01

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

  19. Current status and future prospects of epidemiology and public health training and research in the WHO African region

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    Nachega, Jean B.; Uthman, Olalekan A.; HO, YUH-SHAN; Lo, Melanie; Anude, Chuka; Kayembe, Patrick; Wabwire-Mangen, Fred; Gomo, Exnevia; Sow, Papa Salif; Obike, Ude; Kusiaku, Theophile; Mills, Edward J; Bongani M. Mayosi; IJsselmuiden, Carel

    2012-01-01

    Background To date little has been published about epidemiology and public health capacity (training, research, funding, human resources) in WHO/AFRO to help guide future planning by various stakeholders.

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

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    Xiaorui Hu; Yuhong Wu

    2003-01-01

    Electronic commerce (e-commerce) has grown dramatically in the past decades due to the rapid development of Internet technology. Entertainment e-commerce has been at the vanguard of the online retail revolution. However, entertainment e-commerce has experienced rapid change over the past years. In order to be successful in the business, entertainment companies are constantly seeking efficient mechanisms to attract customers and to provide individualized services.In this paper, we identify the...

  1. 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,…

  2. Business Planning for the Vocational Education and Training in Hong Kong

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

    2006-01-01

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

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

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    Oberschachtsiek, Dirk; Scioch, Patrycja

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on the question of whether improving the competence of new business founders by means of coaching and training programs enhances the duration of self-employment. In our analysis we focus on support activities that are provided in addition to a financial subsidy and which mainly focus on providing external expertise for founders who started a business from a position of unemployment. We find that the inflow into the related schemes is strongly determined by regional patterns...

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

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    Ms. Harsha Batra; Bindu Sharma

    2011-01-01

    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 grow...

  7. Health saving technologies in the training of future primary school teachers

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    Karapuzova N.D.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose : To reveal the features of the application of technology in the health-professional training of future primary school teachers and to characterize their practical implementation. Material : The study involved 137 students. Test was used to determine the likelihood of stress on G. Nemchin and J. Taylor. Results : It was found that the vast majority of respondents (67% have a low level of efficiency and high stress. That is, there is the possibility of negative effects of stress. Among the students of middle and low level of success of 76% the cause of this was called exhaustion. Defined as the implementation of technologies will aggregate pedagogically appropriate forms, methods and means of organization and management of the educational process. Proposed criteria indicators of training activities from the standpoint of health preservation. An experience of work on the implementation of health-technology in the practice of psycho-pedagogical faculty. Conclusions : The health-tech feature is the harmonious combination of training, educational and developing pedagogical influences. They are specified in the learning and cognitive, research, organizational and educational work of the students and the teaching practice in schools. They are aimed at both the development and improvement of the physical, spiritual, mental and social health factors of a young man, and on the formation of health-competence of students.

  8. 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)

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

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    2014-12-01

    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.

  10. Getting Down to Business: Bookkeeping Service, Module 19. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Shapiro, Norma

    This is the nineteenth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurship Training modules and accompanies CE 031 066. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a bookkeeping service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…

  11. Getting Down to Business: Secretarial Service, Module 18. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Shapiro, Norma

    This is the eighteenth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 064. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a secretarial service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…

  12. Getting Down to Business: Answering Service, Module 17. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Shapiro, Norma

    This is the seventeenth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training modules and accompanies CE 031 062. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate an answering service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…

  13. Getting Down to Business: Word Processing Service, Module 21. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Shapiro, Norma

    This is the twenty-first in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training modules and accompanies CE 031 070. The purpose of this module is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a word processing service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain…

  14. Getting Down to Business: Software Design Company, Module 20. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Shapiro, Norma

    This is the twentieth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training modules and accompanies CE 031 068. The purpose of this module is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a software design company. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain…

  15. Getting Down to Business: Tree Service, Module 3. Teacher Guide. Entrepreneurship Training Components.

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    Shapiro, Norma

    This is the third in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 034. The purpose of the module is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a tree service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…

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

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    McBain, Susan L.

    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…

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

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    Turcotte, Julie; Leonard, Andre; Montmarquette, Claude

    2003-01-01

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

    2013-12-01

    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.

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

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    Glaub, Matthias Eduard

    2009-01-01

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

  1. BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS VS BUSINESS DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS

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    Marinela Lazarica

    2006-05-01

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

  2. Knowledge Management - A Necessity For The Training Of Future Specialists Of The Sustainable Entreprises

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    Rotaru, Ionela Magdalena

    2015-09-01

    The world we are living in is shaped by what is a reality for years already: globalisation of economy. The lack of borders makes the impact that technology has on society to be a major one. The virtual world so accessible today is not just about new markets, access to cheaper work force, work online but also fierce competition. The common denominator of most efforts in the area of industry is performance. Limits continuously moving willingness to pay for products that delineate the performance delivered be the same range. Here too we can see the role of the education. For example, Landes shows that both knowledge and know-how are the ones that determine how well off societies are. The education of engineers is therefore critical to every nation to ensure the prosperity of its citizens. This paper here intends to approach the educational process of the engineering specific area of knowledge from the management perspective. The training process becomes sustainable in accordance with the requirements of the future: trained specialists for sustainable enterprises.

  3. Does Cultural Competency Training of Health Professionals Improve Patient Outcomes? A Systematic Review and Proposed Algorithm for Future Research

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    Lie, Désirée A; Lee-Rey, Elizabeth; Gomez, Art; Bereknyei, Sylvia; Braddock, Clarence H.

    2010-01-01

    Background Cultural competency training has been proposed as a way to improve patient outcomes. There is a need for evidence showing that these interventions reduce health disparities. Objective The objective was to conduct a systematic review addressing the effects of cultural competency training on patient-centered outcomes; assess quality of studies and strength of effect; and propose a framework for future research. Design The authors performed electronic searches in the MEDLINE/PubMed, E...

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

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    Camino Rea Rizzo

    2014-12-01

    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.

  5. A Perspective of the Future of Nuclear Medicine Training and Certification.

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    Arevalo-Perez, Julio; Paris, Manuel; Graham, Michael M; Osborne, Joseph R

    2016-01-01

    Nuclear Medicine (NM) has evolved from a medical subspecialty using quite basic tests to one using elaborate methods to image organ physiology and has truly become "Molecular Imaging." Concurrently, there has also been a timely debate about who has to be responsible for keeping pace with all of the components of the developmental cycle-imaging, radiopharmaceuticals, and instrumentation. Since the foundation of the American Board of NM, the practice of NM and the process toward certification have undergone major revisions. At present, the debate is focused on the inevitable future convergence of Radiology and NM. The potential for further cooperation or fusion of the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of NM is likely to bring about a new path for NM and Molecular Imaging training. If the merger is done carefully, respecting the strengths of both partners equally, there is an excellent potential to create a hybrid NM-Radiology specialty that combines Physiology and Molecular Biology with detailed anatomical imaging that sustains the innovation that has been central to NM residency and practice. We introduce a few basic trends in imaging use in the United States. These trends do not predict future use, but highlight the need for an appropriately credentialed practitioner to interpret these examination results and provide value to the health care system. PMID:26687859

  6. 76 FR 46853 - International Business Machines Corporation, ITD Business Unit, Division 7, E-mail and...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines Corporation, ITD Business Unit... States Reporting to Armonk, NY; International Business Machines Corporation, Web Strategy and Enablement..., applicable to workers of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), ITD Business Unit, Division 7,...

  7. 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

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

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

    2008-05-01

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

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. BUSINESS ETHICS

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    Nelu BURCEA

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    Full Text Available Through this study we seek to explore the concept of business ethics, in those aspects that we consider to be essential and concrete. We started from a few questions: Could the two concepts be compatible? If not, why not? If yes, could they be complementary? How real is the use of ethics in the profits of a business? How can be business ethics be exemplified and what principles are essential in doing business? How does the business environment react to the concept? These are some of the elements that will form the basis of this scientific study. Lately, business ethics has been becoming an increasingly popular topic. Set against the global economic crisis, the companies’ credibility could become a major concern. Business ethics also becomes a challenge for training and informing employees and employers, in order to make not only economical, but also ethical decisions regarding their profits. In the study we shall also address the ethical standards required in a business world interested in fundamental values that can make the difference in 21st century business. Also, according to a study conducted by the authors, we shall address the two most important ethical values that prove to be essential to a business.

  12. Support system for training and education of future expert at PIE hot laboratories in Oarai JAEA. FEETS

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    Support system for training and education of future expert in hot laboratories of Oarai-JAEA, named FEETS, is presented. The system has been established based on research results on both characterization of Oarai hot laboratory and user-needs. Various programs under FEETS are also introduced. (author)

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

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

  14. Approaches to Biology Teaching and Learning: On Integrating Pedagogical Training into the Graduate Experiences of Future Science Faculty

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    Tanner, Kimberly; Allen, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    Encouragingly, more than 80% of graduate students pursuing their doctoral degree were interested in seeking a faculty position because of their interests in and often passion for teaching. Given this strong interest among doctoral students, the need to train future science faculty in the art of teaching and, most importantly, the critical need to…

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

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    2009-12-01

    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

  16. Applying project risk management principles to manage business start-up risk : a proposed training tool / Ratoeba Piet Ntema

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    Ntema, Ratoeba Piet

    2014-01-01

    Generally, it is accepted that small businesses are becoming increasingly important in terms of employment, wealth creation, and the development of innovation in the global economy. Unfortunately, many small businesses fail before reaching maturity, mainly due to inadequate entrepreneurial skills to establish and grow their businesses. It is, therefore, vital to understand the management abilities that are required to enable start-up businesses to survive. This study's main aim is to propose ...

  17. Education and Training for the Future of New England. A 1987 Survey of Human Resource Managers.

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    The findings of an education training survey of human resource managers regarding the employment and training needs of New England companies and organizations are presented. Five sections present the following: an introduction (survey's purpose and a profile of the human resource managers surveyed); general education and training problems of New…

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

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Quality of the Teaching Process and its Factors of Influence from the Perspective of Future Business Specialists

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    Alexandra-Maria Drule

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In the context of the large number of Romanian economic graduates competing for a relatively small number of specialized positions, an increasingly dynamic environment that requires specialists and leaders with practical skills, internationalization and increasing competition among higher education institutions to attract both students and financing, it is necessary to evaluate the quality and performance of business educational programs. Periodic evaluation is the premise of improving and modernizing educational services, and students, as the primary beneficiaries of education, are the first to be included in this process. Therefore, the goal of this research is to identify the perceptions of students specializing in the financial management of European funds regarding the quality of teaching staff and the teaching process. This study takes a quantitative approach using a survey method and a questionnaire as a data collection instrument. The questionnaire includes a set of 11 specific items that are considered to be most relevant to the quality of higher education services and two related to overall perceptions of quality. Data were collected from a sample of more than 1,500 students enrolled in a new master’s program on the axis specified above. Analyses showed that three factors have a significant influence not only on the assessment of teacher performance during courses and seminars but also on the quality of the teacher involved in the process: the use of modern teaching techniques, the degree to which master’s students are trained and actively participate in teaching activities, and the presentation of quality and coherent information. A teacher’s performance is influenced to a lesser extent, but still a significant one, by other two items included in this study: delivering materials on time and efficiently using the time allocated to the discipline. However, professor performance is also negatively correlated with the relevance of the information offered to students and the difficulty of the assessment. This study offers a valuable perspective on the quality of the educational process as perceived by Romanian university students. It identifies the most relevant factors in ensuring the quality of a master’s program focused on providing practical skills and training international specialists in the area of international funds management.

  2. 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 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)

  3. Vocational Cooperative Education Training Agreement and Training Plan for Pennsylvania Including: Training Activities for Use on Training Plans Which Are Listed with Occupational Codes and Titles--Trade & Industrial, Technical, Health, Agriculture, Gainful Home Economics, Business Education, Distributive Education.

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    Millersville State Coll., PA.

    This report on vocational training agreements and plans in Pennsylvania presents a uniform and systematic approach to formalize the relationships between vocational educators and employers in providing students with on-the-job training. First, the report briefly covers the purpose of formalizing on-the-job learning experiences, training agreement,…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.…

  7. 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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    2015-03-01

    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.

  8. 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)

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

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

  10. Contingency Analysis of Caregiver Behavior: Implications for Parent Training and Future Directions

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    Stocco, Corey S.; Thompson, Rachel H.

    2015-01-01

    Parent training is often a required component of effective treatment for a variety of common childhood problems. Although behavior analysts have developed several effective parent-training technologies, we know little about the contingencies that affect parent behavior. Child behavior is one source of control for parent behavior that likely…

  11. 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

  12. TRAINING OF FUTURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TO USAGE OF THE COMMUNICATIVE STRATEGIES IN MULTI ETHNIC ENVIRONMENT IN MOUNTAIN REGION SCHOOLS

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    Mariya Oliyar

    2015-01-01

    The article characterizes the main aspects of language-related policy in Ukraine. It explores the leading role of elementary school teacher in the consolidation of statehood of Ukrainian language in the mountain region of Ukrainian Carpathians. It analyzes the latest research and publications on the problem of training of future elementary school teachers in use of communication strategies in a poly-ethnic environment of school in the mountain region. The article also defines the most importa...

  13. Education and Training of Future Nuclear Engineers at DIN: From Advanced Computer Codes to an Interactive Plant Simulator.

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    Cabellos de Francisco, Oscar Luis; Ahnert Iglesias, Carolina; Cuervo Gómez, Diana; García Herranz, Nuria; Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F.; Mínguez Torres, Emilio; Aragonés Beltrán, José María; Lorente Fillol, Alfredo; Piedra, David

    2010-01-01

    This paper summarizes the work being performed at the Department of Nuclear Engineering (www.din.upm.es) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid to improve the education and training of future Spanish nuclear engineers according to the Bologna rules. We present two main efforts introduced in our programme: i) the understanding of the current computational methodologies/codes starting from the nuclear data processing, then the lattice and core calculations codes, and finally the power plant ...

  14. 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...

  15. 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; Ball, D.A.

    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 rec...

  16. 77 FR 66959 - Request for Information on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program

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    ...ID and the term ``Future Direction of the Rehabilitation...Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Attention: Future Direction of Rehabilitation...S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue...publicly available on the Internet. Given the...

  17. Training the next generation of vascular specialists: current status and future perspectives.

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    Kwolek, Christopher J; Crawford, Robert S

    2009-02-01

    Several challenges exist with respect to training the current and next generation of vascular specialists. Current advances in technology have led to changes in the length and type of training required to master new endovascular techniques. At the same time, the number of open surgical cases being provided to trainees may not be sufficient to allow them to manage complex open procedures. This growth is occurring at a time when increased external pressures are being applied to shorten training programs. Finally, the next generation of vascular specialists will come from medical students who are accruing a large educational debt during their course of training. Vascular specialists outside the US have already begun to successfully deal with many of these issues, and insight can be gained from their successes and difficulties. In this article, we review the current status of training for vascular and endovascular specialists and discuss the need for changes in current US training paradigms. While this will touch on initiatives in other specialties, including cardiology, vascular medicine, and interventional and neuroradiology, we will focus primarily on changes that are occurring with respect to the training of surgical specialists who manage vascular disease. PMID:19317585

  18. Learning through Indigenous Business: The Role of Vocational Education and Training in Indigenous Enterprise and Community Development

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    Flamsteed, Kate; Golding, Barry

    2005-01-01

    This report explores the ways in which Indigenous Australians are learning through enterprise and small business development. It reveals that this learning will be more effective if it takes into account that Indigenous experience differs by location, with remote areas offering a significant challenge. Learning through Indigenous business is most…

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

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    2006-01-01

    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.

  20. 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

  1. In loco intellegentia: Human factors for the future European train driver

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    Young, MS; Stanton, NA; Walker, GH

    2006-01-01

    The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) represents a step change in technology for rail operations in Europe. It comprises track-to-train communications and intelligent on-board systems providing an unprecedented degree of support to the train driver. ERTMS is designed to improve safety, capacity and performance, as well as facilitating interoperability across the European rail network. In many ways, particularly from the human factors perspective, ERTMS has parallels with automat...

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. Results of experimental testing of system of future physical culture teachers’ training for art pedagogic means’ application in pedagogic functioning

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    Nizhevska T.V.

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: the research is devoted to seeking of ways to rising of quality of future physical culture teachers. Material: in experiment 436 students and 29 teachers participated. Results: it was found that readiness of future physical culture teachers for application of art pedagogic means in professional functioning is achieved through realization of appropriate block system. Such system ensures mastering by students of the following: theoretical principles of art pedagogic; mastering of art pedagogic skills in teaching and quasi professional functioning; acquiring of practical experience of art means’ application in period of pedagogic practice at schools. It was also determined that training system of future teachers includes the following three blocks: conceptual-target, knowledge-procedural; control-correcting. Conclusions: it is recommended to use such criteria of students’ readiness for application of art means in pedagogic functioning: motivation-axiological, cognitive-active, personality’s-reflexive.

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

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    Snell Linda

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Training of young researchers and PhD supervisors for the future

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    Kolmos, Anette

    If Europe is to develop an integrated knowledge society and ERA, the research practice has to be developed. Further development of the research practice can among others take place through training of young researchers, which is not only based on the principles of apprenticeship, but a training...... which contributes to break down the usual ways of thinking and to incorporate both intercultural and interdisciplinary principles, and a valued orientation towards trade and industry. The PhD supervisors should also be trained so that light is thrown on the aims, methods and contents of the supervision......, and last but not least on a number of actual problems experienced by the PhD students....

  9. Training of young researchers and PhD supervisors for the future

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    Kolmos, Anette

    2004-01-01

    If Europe is to develop an integrated knowledge society and ERA, the research practice has to be developed. Further development of the research practice can among others take place through training of young researchers, which is not only based on the principles of apprenticeship, but a training which contributes to break down the usual ways of thinking and to incorporate both intercultural and interdisciplinary principles, and a valued orientation towards trade and industry. The PhD supervisors should also be trained so that light is thrown on the aims, methods and contents of the supervision, and last but not least on a number of actual problems experienced by the PhD students.

  10. Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program Cumulative Participant Teacher End-of-Training Survey Data through 04-2003. Summary Report. CCT Reports

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    Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

    2004-01-01

    This report summarizes responses of Participant Teachers to selected questions in a program application form and a survey administered at the conclusion of every Intel Teach to the Future "Classic" training in the United States between July 2000 to December 2003. The data reported here demonstrate that teachers' responses to this training have…

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  15. 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…

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

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

  17. 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..

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

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    2013-01-01

    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.

  19. 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

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

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

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background The use of virtual reality (VR) has gained increasing interest to acquire laparoscopic skills outside the operating theatre and thus increasing patients' safety. The aim of this study was to evaluate trainees' acceptance of VR for assessment and training during a skills course and at their institution. Methods All 735 surgical trainees of the International Gastrointestinal Surgery Workshop 2006–2008, held in Davos, Switzerland, were given a minimum of 45 minutes for VR tra...

  1. THE MODERN TRENDS AND EXPERIMENTAL METHODS OF TRAINING FUTURE SPECIALISTS IN THE FIELD OF HISTRIONIC ART

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    Julia Sergeevna Skvortsova

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article reflects the specific ways of training specialists in the sphere of histrionic art, contemporary trends and special scientific experiments in the education of actors.We consider the traditional aspects of histrionic art specialists’ occupational fitness and modern requirements upon actor’s psycho-physical training.There also follows historical parallels in studying actor’s energy in the researches of K. Stanislavsky, M. Chekhov, T. Reebo, W. James, A. Maneggetty as well as in the modern researches of L. Gracheva.And there was proved the reason for including some Yoga elements and Academician M.Norbecov’s exercises system into the actors training practice.In the article Yoga for actors considers as a system of emotional and physical preparation to the artistic creative work, as a method of self-control that let an actor be really deep in his creative condition.There also was described an advantageous result of applying at our experimental laboratory of actors Yoga classes some exercises that reveal connection of person’s carriage and his condition in the process of working on the outward demonstration of this or that emotion in order to create appropriate inner state.Object: Studying the influence on the productivity of actors’ professional education of the Yoga elements included into the actors’ psycho-technique practice training.Methods: theoretical, experimental and observational methods of research.Results: After using these methods during the classes the rate of student’s psycho-physical APPARATUS has extremely increased.The area of application: the educational process at artistic creative high schools.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-7-52

  2. Giving sense to student's productions: a way to improve (future) teachers’ knowledge and training

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    Nascimento, Maria Manuel; Ribeiro, C. Miguel; Martins, J. Alexandre; Martins, Fernando; Pires, Manuel Vara; Martins, Cristina; Rodrigues, Margarida; Castro, Joana; Caseiro, Ana

    2013-01-01

    Teachers’ knowledge is one of the core aspects influencing student’s learning and achievement. One of the tasks of teaching in which such knowledge is evidenced concerns giving sense to the students’ productions. Thus, such situations are perceived as having a great potential for training, with the goal of promoting prospective teachers’ knowledge and understanding. In this poster we will present and discuss some results from a wider study aiming to access and develop prospective primary teac...

  3. 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 practical ...

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

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    HAHAIANU FLORENTINA; TEICAN BRANDUSA

    2013-01-01

    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. T...

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

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    Vikki Gunn; Laurenz Thomsen

    2009-01-01

    An integral part of the HERMES project was a comprehensive training and outreach program, designed to engage a wide spectrum of audiences on issues and topics related to the deep-sea environment. Using the latest in Web-based technology alongside more conventional approaches, a series of initiatives and activities resulted in the development of resources aimed at school children, the general public, graduate students, the industrial sector, and policymakers. Innovative and engaging learning t...

  6. Quality of the Teaching Process and its Factors of Influence from the Perspective of Future Business Specialists

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    Alexandra-Maria Drule; Irimie Emil Popa; R?zvan Nistor; Alexandru Chi?

    2014-01-01

    In the context of the large number of Romanian economic graduates competing for a relatively small number of specialized positions, an increasingly dynamic environment that requires specialists and leaders with practical skills, internationalization and increasing competition among higher education institutions to attract both students and financing, it is necessary to evaluate the quality and performance of business educational programs. Periodic evaluation is the premise of improving and mo...

  7. 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 ...

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

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    Mujtaba, Bahaudin G.; 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 differen...

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

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    Farhan Akthar; Syed Amer Ali; Shiva Prasad Padigal; Bommidi Bhaskar

    2014-01-01

    Agent-based modeling is gaining popularity for investigating the behavior of complex systems involving interactions of many players or agents. In this paper an agent-based simulation modeling technique is applied to understand the long term implications of strategy decisions for an aerospace value chain. The industry has unique elements including new business models, high levels of collaboration, long product lifecycles and long periods before positive paybacks are realize...

  10. 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...

  11. 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

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

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

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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

  16. Perfluoroalkyl substances in a firefighting training ground (FTG), distribution and potential future release.

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    Baduel, Christine; Paxman, Christopher J; Mueller, Jochen F

    2015-10-15

    The present study investigates the occurrence and fate of 15 perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and one fluorotelomer sulfonate from a firefighting training ground (FTG) that was contaminated by intensive use of aqueous film forming foams (AFFF). The contamination levels and their spatial and vertical distribution are assessed in the structure. At the surface of the pad, perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) is the dominant PFASs measured, with concentration varying from 10 to 200 μg g(-1). PFASs were also detected in a concrete core at up to 12 cm depth, suggesting the vertical movement and higher transport potential of shorter chain compounds. The estimated mass load of linear PFOS in this specific pad was >300 g with a total of 1.7 kg for the sum of all PFASs analyzed. The kinetics of desorption of PFOS, PFOA and 6:2FTS from the concrete into an overlaying static water volume has been measured under field conditions at two constant temperatures. Fitting the desorption data and estimated rainfall/runoff to a kinetic model suggests that this and similar firefighting training pads will likely remain a source of PFASs for many decades (t0.5=25 years for PFOS). PMID:25966923

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

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

    2004-07-01

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

  18. 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.

  19. State-of-the-art in Business Games

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    Panagiotis Petridis

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The use of digital games and gamification has demonstrated potential to improve many aspects of how businesses provide training to staff, and communicate with consumers. However, there is still a need for better understanding of how the adoption of games and gasification would influence the process of decision-making in organisations across different industry. This article provides a structured review of existing literature on the use of games in the business environment, and seeks to consolidate findings to address research questions regarding their perception, proven efficacy, and identifies key areas for future work. The findings highlight that serious games can have positive and effective impacts in multiple areas of a business, including training, decision-support, and consumer outreach. They also emphasise the challenges and pitfalls of applying serious games and gamification principles within a business context, and discuss the implications of development and evaluation methodologies on the success of a game-based solution.

  20. Integrated business development

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    Koppers, Carina; Klumpp, Matthias

    2010-01-01

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

  1. Special training in maxillofacial surgery for medical students - economic burden or investment in the future?

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    Bauer, Florian; Rommel, Niklas; Rohleder, Nils; Koerdt, Steffen; Wolff, Klaus-Dietrich; Mitchell, David A; Kesting, Marco

    2015-12-01

    We measured the motivation and interest of medical students in oral and maxillofacial surgery at a German university. After a detailed cost-benefit analysis of a course that used an ex-vivo animal model and active participation in the operating theatre, we measured changes in the students' interest in taking up a surgical specialty in the future. We found that practical experience could lower the expenses of the course by almost 70%. Twenty per cent of students chose oral and maxillofacial surgery as an elective in their final year. These students could be residents one day. PMID:26520002

  2. 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.

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

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    Farhan Akthar

    2014-08-01

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

  4. Applications and Contents of the papagei.com App “papagei PRONOUNCE” & the Language Training “Business 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.

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

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    Ninia Binias; Michaela Meier, Dr.; Katharina Saager

    2014-01-01

    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-...

  6. 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...

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

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    HĂHĂIANU 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.

  8. 76 FR 21033 - International Business Machines (IBM), Sales and Distribution Business Unit, Global Sales...

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    2011-04-14

    ... workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Sales and Distribution Business Unit, Global Sales... on November 17, 2010 (75 FR 70296). The workers supply computer software development and maintenance... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines (IBM), Sales and Distribution...

  9. 76 FR 5834 - International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business Unit, Integrated...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology... Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business Unit, Integrated Technology Services... York. The Department's notice was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2010 (75 FR...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

    1995-09-01

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

  13. Risk Is Their Business.

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    Baldwin, Fred D.

    1996-01-01

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

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. 75 FR 42181 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-07-20

    ...assistance, business training programs, such as, business assessment, management...technical assistance, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...DOT-published marketing materials,...

  17. Imagining a brighter future: the effect of positive imagery training on mood, prospective mental imagery and emotional bias in older adults.

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    Murphy, Susannah E; Clare O'Donoghue, M; Drazich, Erin H S; Blackwell, Simon E; Christina Nobre, Anna; Holmes, Emily A

    2015-11-30

    Positive affect and optimism play an important role in healthy ageing and are associated with improved physical and cognitive health outcomes. This study investigated whether it is possible to boost positive affect and associated positive biases in this age group using cognitive training. The effect of computerised imagery-based cognitive bias modification on positive affect, vividness of positive prospective imagery and interpretation biases in older adults was measured. 77 older adults received 4 weeks (12 sessions) of imagery cognitive bias modification or a control condition. They were assessed at baseline, post-training and at a one-month follow-up. Both groups reported decreased negative affect and trait anxiety, and increased optimism across the three assessments. Imagery cognitive bias modification significantly increased the vividness of positive prospective imagery post-training, compared with the control training. Contrary to our hypothesis, there was no difference between the training groups in negative interpretation bias. This is a useful demonstration that it is possible to successfully engage older adults in computer-based cognitive training and to enhance the vividness of positive imagery about the future in this group. Future studies are needed to assess the longer-term consequences of such training and the impact on affect and wellbeing in more vulnerable groups. PMID:26235478

  18. Imagining a brighter future: The effect of positive imagery training on mood, prospective mental imagery and emotional bias in older adults

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    Murphy, Susannah E.; Clare O’Donoghue, M.; Drazich, Erin H.S.; Blackwell, Simon E.; Christina Nobre, Anna; Holmes, Emily A.

    2015-01-01

    Positive affect and optimism play an important role in healthy ageing and are associated with improved physical and cognitive health outcomes. This study investigated whether it is possible to boost positive affect and associated positive biases in this age group using cognitive training. The effect of computerised imagery-based cognitive bias modification on positive affect, vividness of positive prospective imagery and interpretation biases in older adults was measured. 77 older adults received 4 weeks (12 sessions) of imagery cognitive bias modification or a control condition. They were assessed at baseline, post-training and at a one-month follow-up. Both groups reported decreased negative affect and trait anxiety, and increased optimism across the three assessments. Imagery cognitive bias modification significantly increased the vividness of positive prospective imagery post-training, compared with the control training. Contrary to our hypothesis, there was no difference between the training groups in negative interpretation bias. This is a useful demonstration that it is possible to successfully engage older adults in computer-based cognitive training and to enhance the vividness of positive imagery about the future in this group. Future studies are needed to assess the longer-term consequences of such training and the impact on affect and wellbeing in more vulnerable groups. PMID:26235478

  19. Methodology, Process, and Tips for Introducing a Business Edge Program

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    Gomes, Mario

    2013-01-01

    One way the International Finance Corporation (IFC) strengthens the overall business environment is by making excellent training programs available to small and medium businesses. Business Edge is a perfect example. Local partner firms use these interactive learning solutions to train and mentor small business owners and their staff, resulting in more efficient businesses, higher employmen...

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. Future Research, Research Futures. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) (3rd, Canberra, Australia, March 23-24, 2000).

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    Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Alexandria.

    These proceedings consist of 66 conference papers on these themes: changing nature of work; emerging technologies; internationalization of vocational education and training (VET); enterprise and educational innovation; flexible delivery approaches; and research and technology and using technology in research. The papers are "Training Needs of…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

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

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    Mitchell, John

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

  7. Business Model Innovation Leadership

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    Lindgren, Peter; Rasmussen, Ole Horn

    2012-01-01

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

  8. 78 FR 41817 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-07-11

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management...training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such...

  9. 78 FR 13148 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-02-26

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management...training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such...

  10. 78 FR 4973 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-01-23

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management...training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such...

  11. 78 FR 70617 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-11-26

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management...training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such...

  12. 78 FR 13143 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-02-26

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management...training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such...

  13. 78 FR 26684 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-05-07

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management...training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...distribute DOT-published marketing materials, such...

  14. In What Ways is Qualitative Research Vital to Family Business Scholarship? A Review of Past Trends and Planning for New Futures

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    Fletcher, Denise Elaine; deMassis, Alfredo; Nordqvist, Mattias

    2014-01-01

    In spite of various calls for the application of more qualitative methodologies in family business research, it is our contention that qualitative methodologies are underutilized in family business research. This is evidenced by reference to an annotated bibliography of family business studies which demonstrates not only the dominance of quantitative methods but also a preponderance of multiple-case studies as the most commonly-used qualitative research tool. Our study discusses the kinds of ...

  15. 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…

  16. Project EFFECT. Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training. Curriculum Guide for the Training of Energy Extension Agents. A Working Paper, Section III: Energy Audit Preparation.

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    Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.

    This third of four sections in a curriculum guide for training energy extension agents contains general introductory materials, an overview of the total curriculum, and four modules: Energy Cost Calculations, Energy Use Survey: Procedure and Techniques, Field Observations (Practicum), and Energy Use Surveys (Practicum). The curriculum is designed…

  17. Mediating Business

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    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......"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...... organizational implications of the increased media visibility of business and, in particular, the development of corporate governance and media relations....

  18. 76 FR 174 - International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations Organization, Sales and...

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    2011-01-03

    ... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations...; International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations Organization, Sales and Distribution Business..., applicable to workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations Organization,...

  19. Soccer player development model : the priorities of training and coaching youth soccer players to produce future elite soccer players

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    Lahti, Hans

    2011-01-01

    The tendency is that a young talent is exploited too early to specialize and over-ambitious competitions are introduced which focus is more about the winning that often leads to burn-out before senior competitive level rather than optimal training and development. The ulti-mate goal of an athletic career should be mastering the sport consistently, successfully and at senior competition phase. The training programme, the expertise and experience of the coaches, the social life in the club or s...

  20. Business Plan

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    Neterda, Karel

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the diploma thesis is aimed at business plan for real estate agency. Theoretical part of the thesis focuses on basic definitions regarding new company establishment. As follows: business laws, legal form of companies, business grants and structure of the business plan. Practical part describes a business plan for real estate agency and evaluate the business environment and current competition through these methods: Porter Five Force Model, SWOT -- and PEST analyses. Further, ...

  1. 76 FR 5832 - International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Optim Data Studio Tools QA...

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    2011-02-02

    ... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit... November 17, 2010 (75 FR 70296). The negative determination of the TAA petition filed on behalf of workers at International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Optim Data Studio Tools...

  2. Creating a business word list for teaching business English

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    Konstantakis, Nikolaos

    2007-01-01

    Foreign language students planning to study business at English-speaking universities have little or no previous training in English for Academic Purposes in general, or in Business English in particular. Nonetheless, these students rely heavily on their ability to read and fully comprehend a variety of business course books and other materials in the field. Reading comprehension, however, depends to a great extent on an individual’s vocabulary level. Vocabulary may be acquired by learning wo...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. Social Skills Training for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Validity Considerations and Future Directions

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    Gresham, Frank M.; Cook, Clayton R.; Crews, S. Dean; Kern, Lee

    2004-01-01

    This article provides an analysis of the current knowledge base of social skills training (SST) with students with, or at risk for, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD). This knowledge base is evaluated with respect to issues regarding construct, internal, external, and social validity of the SST literature. Research syntheses investigating…

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

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

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

  8. Houston 2001: A Student Perspective on Issues of Identity, Training, Social Advocacy, and the Future of Counseling Psychology

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    McCrea, Laura Grove; Bromley, Jamie L.; McNally, Christopher J.; O'Byrne, Kristin Koetting; Wade, Kristina A.

    2004-01-01

    Using the structure modeled by Fouad et al., the authors discuss issues of identity, training, and social advocacy from a student perspective. In addition to topics raised by Fouad et al., broader issues within counseling psychology are discussed in terms of their impact on students. Finally, the authors offer suggestions and recommendations for…

  9. An Approach to the Evaluation of EPA Training Course Effectiveness with Recommenoations for Improvement of Future Courses and Assessment Techniques.

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    Lehnert, George R.

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided a program of training courses in the prevention, reduction, and control of water pollution for personnel of federal, state, and local governmental agencies, private industries, and universities. A triangulation approach was pursued in the instrumentation concept. That is, three…

  10. Librarianship as a Business.

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    Campbell, Sharon

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the need to think of public libraries as businesses rather than as functions of society. Topics include keeping old customers and attracting new ones; taxes; competition from the private sector; the use of technology; training people to use technology; mission statements; library services; and marketing. (LRW)

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

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    Nicolas Guichon

    2011-05-01

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

  13. Business Model Innovation Leadership

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    Lindgren, Peter; Rasmussen, Ole Horn

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Internationalization of Family Businesses

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    Boyd, Britta; Hollensen, Svend; Goto, Toshio

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on the international joint venture formation process of family businesses. The reasoning behind Danfoss’ decision to cooperate with two competing family businesses in Japan and China as well as two nonfamily businesses in Canada and Britain will be analysed. In......-depth qualitative interviews reveal the driving forces on both sides and show how the psychic distance can be reduced between the different parent firms including the joint venture (JV) child. The purpose of this study is to compare equal split or equity joint ventures of non-family and family firms regarding the...... formation process including competences and cultures. The study indicates what core competences of a family business matter when cooperating in equal split joint ventures. Implications for family business owners and ideas for future research are discussed....

  15. "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 custom...

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

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    Dragnev Yu. V.

    2012-03-01

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

  17. Business process trends

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    von Rosing, Mark; Polovina, Simon

    2015-01-01

    Business process and business process management (BPM) concepts have matured over the years and new technology, concepts, standards and solutions appear. In this chapter we will therefore focus on the current and future process trends. We will elaborate on the importance of trends, the maturity of the subject, giving a perspective on what emerging trends, industry trends, mega trends are, what is hyped at the moment, and what has reached a market adoption where it has started to become the...

  18. 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, ...

  19. 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

  20. Sometimes Overlooked: Women's Small Business Development Center.

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    Lariviere, Elizabeth A.

    2001-01-01

    Describes the development and growth of the Western Reserve Small Business Development Center for Women (Ohio), which promotes the advancement of women-owned businesses in the Northeastern Ohio region by assisting women in starting and maintaining their own businesses. States that the center offers low-cost training programs and counseling by a…

  1. Expanding Computer Usage in Business Education.

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    Holder, Birdie H.

    1984-01-01

    If business education is to be the front runner in teaching information processing, classroom teachers must be given equipment, training, and encouragement. Then business teachers can successfully help students meet the challenges of the revolution taking place in the business world. (JOW)

  2. Academic Dishonesty: Perceptions of Business Students

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    Rakovski, Carter C.; Levy, Elliott S.

    2007-01-01

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. The Effects of a Strengths-Based Assessment and Development Program on First-Term Masters of Business Administration Students and Future Academic Success

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    Hohn, Michael C.

    2009-01-01

    Adults returning to graduate school to acquire a master of business administration (MBA) degree face a myriad of challenges as they attempt to manage academic responsibilities, work, family, and social obligations. Currently, a number of educational professionals only look to identify and remediate student deficiencies. Developing existing…

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Business plan for a technology innovation

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    Leikas, Anniina

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this thesis was to create a business plan to understand the potential of the business idea and offer guidance when establishing a new business. The basis was to study the business environment in Finland and what factors need to considered in business planning process. Entrepreneurship is one pos-sibility for the author in the future. Large generations are retiring and the market has place for new entrepreneurs and ideas. The Technology industry is constantly evolving and new i...

  9. 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

  10. Business analysis

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    Paul, Debra; Cadle, James

    2010-01-01

    Throughout the business world, public, private and not-for-profit organisations face huge challenges. Business analysts must respond by developing practical, creative and financially sound solutions. This excellent guide gives them the necessary tools. It supports everyone wanting to achieve university and industry qualifications in business analysis and information systems. It is particularly beneficial for those studying for ISEB qualifications in Business Analysis. Some important additions since the first edition (2006): the inclusion of new techniques such as Ishikawa diagrams and spaghe

  11. 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.

  12. Playful Business

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    Lund, Morten; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård; Nielsen, Louise Møller

    ” 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 se...

  13. 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…

  14. Culture Shock as a Barrier to Intercultural Business Communication.

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    Waltman, John L.

    The phenomenon of culture shock as it affects intercultural business communication is examined. The symptoms of the syndrome and its effects on the business traveler and his/her business are discussed. Flaws in current training that increase rather than reduce the impact of culture shock are explored. It is suggested that much training prepares…

  15. Business Intelligence Competence Center (BICC) - Lessius Mechelen

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    Tubbax, Hans

    2012-01-01

    Business Intelligence Competence Center (BICC) stands for an organized structure, the pooling of knowledge and skills around Business Intelligence (management reporting). It is a platform for close cooperation with the business community, alumni, students and other organizations interested in BI and information management. * The collaboration between the university and the business world is an important part of the innovation process. New training programs are so created. * This a...

  16. Pandemic influenza preparedness: a survey of businesses.

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    Smith, Philip W; Hansen, Keith; Spanbauer, Lori; Shell, Duane F

    2007-09-01

    Several Omaha businesses were surveyed on pandemic influenza preparedness and general disaster preparedness. Most businesses had started pandemic influenza planning, but few had exercised the plan or used it to educate employees. Responses provided insight into the status of business planning. The survey uncovered a need for providing assistance to businesses in pandemic preparedness as well as training in infection control in the workplace, which should be a niche for infection control professionals. PMID:17765563

  17. 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...

  18. 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.”

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

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    Belal A. Kaifi; Khanfar, Nile M.; Wageeh A. Nafei; Maryam M. Kaifi

    2013-01-01

    Job performance is an important outcome of effective human resource management. This empirical research surveyed undergraduate students (N=176) majoring in Business Administration to learn more about their job performance propensities. A total of 88 male and 88 female students were surveyed. The results of this research suggest that females have higher citizen-based job performance levels when compared to males, males have higher task-based job performance levels when compared to females, mal...

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

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

    2011-07-01

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

  1. An Overview of NASA's Program of Future M&S VV&A Outreach and Training Activities

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    Caine, Lisa; Hale, Joseph P.

    2006-01-01

    NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) is implementing a management approach for modeling and simulation (M&S) that will provide decision-makers information on the model s fidelity, credibility, and quality. The Integrated Modeling & Simulation Verification, Validation and Accreditation (IM&S W&A) process will allow the decision-maker to understand the risks involved in using a model s results for mission-critical decisions. The W&A Technical Working Group (W&A TWG) has been identified to communicate this process throughout the agency. As the W&A experts, the W&A NVG will be the central resource for support of W&A policy, procedures, training and templates for documentation. This presentation will discuss the W&A Technical Working Group s outreach approach aimed at educating M&S program managers, developers, users and proponents on the W&A process, beginning at MSFC with the CLV program.

  2. Facilitator's Guide to Staff Training for the Rural America Series. Module XIII: Cooperative Agreements with Business, Industry and Labor. Research and Development Series No. 149N.

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    Altschuld, James W.; And Others

    This module provides guidelines for planning and implementing both written and oral cooperative agreements with business, industry, and labor. These guidelines will be of help to rural and small school counselors and educators as they plan, implement, and evaluate career guidance programs in rural schools. Characteristics of formal and informal…

  3. Writing a successful business plan.

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    Haag, A B

    1997-01-01

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

  4. 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 .

  5. Risky Business

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    Yarbrough, Katherine

    2015-01-01

    During my internship I worked on two major projects, recommending improvements for the Center's Risk Management Workshop and helping with the strategic planning efforts for Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA). The risk management improvements is the key project I worked on this semester through my internship, while the strategic planning is the secondary assignment. S&MA Business Office covers both aspects in its delegation, getting both spans some of the work done in the office. A risk is a future event with a negative consequence that has some probability of occurring. Safety and Mission Assurance identifies, analyzes, plans, and tracks risk. The directorate offers the Center a Risk Management Workshop, and part of the ongoing efforts of S&MA is to make continuous improvements to the RM Workshop. By using the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Standard for Risk Management, I performed a gap analysis to make improvements for our materials. I benchmarked the PMI's Risk Management Standard, compared our Risk Management Workshop materials to PMI's standard, and identified any gaps in our material. My major findings were presented to the Business Office of S&MA for a decision on whether or not to incorporate the improvements. These suggestions were made by attending JSC working group meetings, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) panel reviews and various risk review meetings. The improvements provide better understanding of risk management processes and enhanced risk tracking knowledge and skills. Risk management is an integral part of any engineering discipline, getting exposed to this section of engineering will greatly help shape my career in the future. Johnson Space Center is a world leader in risk management processes; learning risk management here gives me a huge advantage over my peers, as well as understanding decision making in the context of risk management will help me to be a well-rounded engineer. Strategic planning is an area I had not previously studied. Helping with the strategic planning efforts in S&MA has taught me how organizations think and function as a whole. S&MA is adopting a balanced scorecard approach to strategic planning. As part of this planning method strategic themes, objectives, and initiatives are formed. I attended strategic theme team workshops that formed the strategy map for the directorate and gave shape to the plan. Also during these workshops the objectives were discussed and built. Learning the process for strategic planning has helped me better understand how organizations and businesses function, which also helps me to be a more effective employee. Other assignments I had during my internship included completing the Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Excellent Program (STEP) Level 1, as well as doing a two week rotation through the Space Exploration division in S&MA, specifically working with a thermal protection systems (TPS) engineer. While working there, I learned about the Orion capsule and the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule. I attended meetings to prepare the engineers for the upcoming Critical Design Reviews for both capsules and reviewed test data. Learning risk management, strategic planning, and working in the Space Exploration division has taught me about many aspects of S&MA. My internship at NASA has given me new experiences and taught me numerous subjects that I would have otherwise not learned. This opportunity has expanded my educational horizons and is helping me to become a more useful engineer and employee.

  6. Konaklama ??letmelerinde Kat Hizmetleri Çal??anlar?n?n Hizmet ?çi E?itim Kalite Alg?s? ile Motivasyon Düzeyleri Aras?ndaki ?li?ki: ?stanbul Bölgesinde Bir Ara?t?rma(Relationship Between In-Service Training Quality Perception and Motivation Factors of Hospitality Businesses Housekeeping Employees: A Research In Istanbul Area

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    Haluk TANRIVERD?

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    Full Text Available Hospitality businesses that establish innovative initiatives in order to create a value against competitive conditions that occur today, started implementing in-service training techniques by concluding the fact that an increase in motivations of employees result in a linear improvement in productivity and quality in services. In our survey, we examined the relationship and its power between in-service training and intrinsic job motivational factors and also between in-service training and extrinsic job motivational factors in hospitality businesses that apply in-service training programs in Istanbul area. Surveys were conducted on 110 housekeeping employees of two hospitality businesses’; scales of in-service training quality perception, intrinsic job motivational factors and extrinsic job motivational factors are being used. Data that was collected by this sample are analyzed by factor, correlation and regression analysis. Within the framework of the research it is concluded that there is a linear relationship between in-service training and intrinsic job motivational factors and also between in-service training and extrinsic job motivational factors.

  7. 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.

  8. 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,…

  9. 76 FR 54800 - International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Quality Assurance Group, San...

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    2011-09-02

    ... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit... Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of International Business Machines (IBM... Department's Notice was published in the Federal Register on February 2, 2011 (76 FR 5832). The...

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

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    2011-10-01

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

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

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    Antoniou, Mark; Gunasekera, Geshri; Wong, Patrick C. M.

    2014-01-01

    Over the next fifty years, the number of older adults is set to reach record levels. Protecting older adults from the age-related effects of cognitive decline is one of the greatest challenges of the next few decades as it places increasing pressure on families, health systems, and economies on a global scale. The disease-state of age-related cognitive decline—Alzheimer's disease and other dementias—hijacks our consciousness and intellectual autonomy. However, there is evidence that cognitively stimulating activities protect against the adverse effects of cognitive decline. Similarly, bilingualism is also considered to be a safeguard. We propose that foreign language learning programs aimed at older populations are an optimal solution for building cognitive reserve because language learning engages an extensive brain network that is known to overlap with the regions negatively affected by the aging process. It is recommended that future research should test this potentially fruitful hypothesis. PMID:24051310

  12. Neuroeconomics and business psychology

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    Larsen, Torben

    2010-01-01

    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......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...

  13. 76 FR 10394 - Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical Services America, Global Parts...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical... Roseville, CA; Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical Services America, Global... September 10, 2010, applicable to workers of Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business...

  14. 77 FR 32169 - Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Small Business...

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    ...SDVOB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), HubZone, and types...responsibilities of the Field Offices include business analysis, general management and technical assistance and training, business [[Page 32170

  15. 75 FR 3517 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    ...technical assistance, business training programs, such as, business assessment, management...technical assistance, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...DOT-published marketing materials,...

  16. 75 FR 79072 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    ...technical assistance, business training programs, such as, business assessment, management...technical assistance, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...DOT-published marketing materials,...

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

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    2010-05-03

    ...technical assistance, business training programs, such as, business assessment, management...technical assistance, marketing and outreach, and...the regional small business transportation community...DOT-published marketing materials,...

  18. Disrupting Business

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    Cox, Geoff; Bazzichelli, Tatiana

    economy. In a perverse way, we ask whether this presents new opportunities for cultural producers to achieve more autonomy over their production process. If it is indeed possible, or desirable, what alternative business models emerge? The book is concerned broadly with business as material for reinvention......Disruptive Business explores some of the interconnections between art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation. With a backdrop of the crisis of financial capitalism, austerity cuts in the cultural sphere, the idea is to focus on potential art strategies in relation to a broken...

  19. Business analysis

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    2010-01-01

    New technologies are evolving everyday. Each one of them is having an impact on business around the world. Along with changes in technology, another more subtle shift is happening worldwide which is even not visible. The shift is in the way businesses work. The Business Analyst is a unique stakeholder serving as a facilitator, bridging the communication gap that can naturally develop between the non-technical System owners and users and the technical System designers and builders. The Business Analyst bridges that gap. Their role overlaps the roles of all the other stakeholders. For the System

  20. PPARC. 1998 business plan

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    The 1998 PPARC Business Plan is based on the allocation of Pound Sterling 191.268M for 1998/99 set out in 'Allocation of the Science Budget 1998-99'. The objectives and programme to be pursued by PPARC in the years 1998/99 to 2001/02 inclusive are set out; the internal programme guidelines remain largely as in the 1997 Business Plan. Detailed spending plans have only been drawn up for 1998/99, pending the outcome of the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), and may have to be revised in the light of that Review. Firm commitments for domestic expenditure already made, or to be made before the outcome of the CSR is known, will not exceed 95% of the domestic expenditure allocation for 1998/99 in 1999/00, and 90% thereof in 2000/01. The past decade has been one of exceptional progress in both astronomy and particle physics, with the very real prospect of making further major advances in the next decade. PPARC supported scientists have played a significant role in securing this progress, and Council is concerned to ensure that they should continue to do so. The recognised world-class strength of current and past UK research and training in astronomy and particle physics is in large measure due to investments made ten or more years ago, and this investment must continue into the future. Since its inception in 1994, Council has been striving to create additional headroom for new investment, and this Business Plan is the first in which Council's efforts will be fully realised, with the restructuring of the Royal Observatories being completed in 1998199, continued efficiency gains at all sites, and reduction in the CERN and ESA budgets, all contributing to increased flexibility in the domestic science programme. The PPARC programme is dominated by long term international commitments with a planning horizon which extends well beyond 2001/02. Council therefore plans on a correspondingly long timescale, drawing on the 'Road Map' of opportunities of the highest scientific priority produced and published by its Science Committee in December 1997. Council has confirmed the importance of maintaining scientific excellence and breadth in its research programme, and is particularly concerned to ensure that the UK secures a cost-effective scientific return on its past and continuing investments in CERN and ESA. It has confirmed the priority given to the production of high quality trained scientists and engineers (increasingly recognised as of national importance); to its industrial collaboration programme to enhance industrial competitiveness; and to the promotion of public awareness and understanding of science. Council has maintained the growth in these 'White Paper' objective areas. The principal short-term objectives addressed in this Plan are: to complete the rationalisation of support for the ground-based astronomy programme, centred around the formation of the Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) in Edinburgh; to commence the implementation of the long term strategy for ground-based astronomy in the Gemini era of 8 m telescopes; to commence the substantial programme for UK participation in the CERN LHC scientific programme, now recommended by Council to OST and Treasury for authorisation; and to prepare for appropriate investment in the next missions of ESA's Horizons 2000 Space Science Programme. Substantial resources have been set aside in 1998/99 to expedite the restructuring of the Royal Observatories as rapidly and effectively as possible. Technological support of the ground-based astronomy programme, formerly carried out by the Royal Observatories (RGO and ROE), will be concentrated at the new ATC in Edinburgh from 1 April 1998, with other activities continuing in a variety of institutes, including the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. The longer term savings resulting from this restructuring have been reinvested in the research programme. Council will continue to give high priority to securing efficiency gains and other savings in its programme and operations. This is essential if it is to be able to support new projects in the future. National investment levels in astronomy and particle physics have been declining steadily over a period of more than 20 years and the present strategic planning guidelines do not allow Council to reverse this trend. In the preparation of the Science Committee's 'Road Map' and this Business Plan it became clear that it would prove impossible to pursue a number of opportunities of outstanding scientific merit, with consequent loss of scientific output and international standing. Nevertheless, Council is confident that its current programme offers outstanding scientific value for money, and is determined that it should continue to do so into the future. (author)

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

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

    2001-08-01

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

  2. A Phenomenological Analysis of the Self-Regulatory Behaviours of a Group of Young Adults in a Vocational Education and Training Business Program

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    Liveris, Christine; Cavanagh, Rob

    2012-01-01

    National Vocational Education and Training (VET) reforms have resulted in an increasing proportion of young adults in VET programs in Western Australia. A challenge for practitioners is to help them develop skills and attributes to facilitate lifelong learning. A need for further research into the self-regulation behaviour of this cohort has been…

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. A Study of the Effects of Business Training on the Attitude towards Job Market and Career Self-Concept of Secondary Level Male Students in Iran

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    Fateme Samiee; Nayereh Vakilizadeh; Nahid Akrami; Mehdi Keikhosro Kiani; Mina Golkian

    2014-01-01

    The present study aimed to study the effect of business education on the attitudes of the secondary school male student towards job market and career-related self-concept. The populations of the study were all male secondary students in Isfahan in the year 2013/2015. The sample was a group of 44 students were placed in the experimental and 44 in the control group. In this study, the researcher-made questionnaire was used which involved 5 dimensions, i.e., utilizing the economic opportunities,...

  6. 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…

  7. Michigan Workforce Training Survey.

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    Wismer, Jack N.

    1995-01-01

    Describes a study of companies served by workforce training programs offered at 25 Michigan community colleges. Indicates that 90.6% (n=264) of business and industry respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with their training program, and that 94% thought the programs were important or very important. Discusses implications of the findings…

  8. Web Service Security Through Business Logic

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

    2011-01-01

    Service Computing has recently gained significant momentum to enable the IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively. Presently the service computing concentrates on inventing and establishing business models which leads to better QoS driven targeting services. So replacing existing business model by QoS driven business model would be the future preference of service computing environment. Further, the most critical and challenging part o...

  9. Organisational Culture and the Family Business

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    Adiguna, Rocky

    2015-01-01

    The paper reviews the literature on organisational culture in family business by tracing its origin in organization studies and its importation to family business field. Despite the vast literature in the last three decades, cultural inquiries in family business have not come a long way. To date, research on family business culture are heavily dominated by functionalist/integrationist perspective that assumes culture as coherent and shared values. The paper suggests future research to examine...

  10. Quality Management Builds Solid E-Training

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    ECHARD, Rachel D.; Zane L. Berge

    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, information and communication processing is easier than before and many times more cost effective. It is only logical for businesses to incorporate distance ...

  11. Business Law

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    Föh, Kennet Fischer; Mandøe, Lene; Tinten, Bjarke

    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 l......, 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....

  12. “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.

  13. 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…

  14. Elements Determining the Present State and the Future of Printing

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    Vilko Ziljak

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The future of the printing, publishing and media communication is in e-dealings - digital services and management connected by a digital network. The complete dealings are a network throughput. Attempts are made at organizing an electronic business association. Dealings function as virtual offices. All components of print production become interactive services. The printing industry of the future comprises digital integration of all workflows: prepress, press and postpress, standardization, production control using relation and native databases, and in the personnel section continuous training called "life-long learning" should be implemented.

  15. The future of natural gas in Eastern Europe - the development of the natural ags business in East Germany. An example for Eastern Europe?

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    Natural gas is a modern and efficient fuel which is expected to have good chances of gaining a large share of the primary energy consumption in the future. In view of the high share of solid fuels in the primary energy consumption of Eastern Europe and the resulting environmental pollution this is easily understandable not only from a political viewpoint but also from the point of view of the population, especially as natural gas is no unknown myth to Eastern European states but has been an established and much sought-after (and therefore scarce) fuel. (orig.)

  16. Stepping towards a borderless market? The future of the trans-Tasman market. Report to Australia New Zealand Business Council Inc.

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    Nixon, Chris

    2003-01-01

    This paper sets out to describe the dynamic nature of the trans-Tasman trade and economic relationship and to develop an approach to quantify the costs and benefits of moving from CER to a wider concept of a 'borderless market'. To examine the dynamic nature of the relationship we have looked at the three relevant periods of modern trans-Tasman integration: [1] the (past) NAFTA accords; [2] the current period of CER; [3] the (future) ideal of a borderless economy. In these periods we have div...

  17. 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...

  18. Environmental Business

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    This book introduces business strategy to save the earth, which are foundation of system in the company, collection of disposable camera, resort which don't destroy environment, core strategy of item project, cutback of Freon gas, production of plastic which is degraded, export of pollution prevention technology, increasing waste and changing waste, rule on construction waste, responsibility of business and waste problems, recycling of aluminum can and responsibility on environmental problems.

  19. 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...

  20. A Model International Business Education Program for Small Business.

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    Burmeister-May, Stephen

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

  1. Experiences and Comparison Study of EPC & UML For Business Process & IS Modeling

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    Md. Rashedul Islam; Md. Rofiqul Islam; Md. Shariful Alam; Md. Shafiul Azam

    2011-01-01

    Business process modeling is an approach by which we can analyze and integrate the business process. Using the Business Process Modeling we can represent the current and future process of a business/organization/enterprise. The business process modeling is a prerequisite and essential implementing a business or making any automation system. In this paper, we present our experience in a Business Process Modeling for organization. This paper presents detailed description about business process ...

  2. 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…

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

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    Kodama, Mitsuru

    2000-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. Business Mathematics for High Schools.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.

    This curriculum bulletin in Business Mathematics is intended primarily for teachers of tenth grade pupils who are being trained for specific office and sales positions. The format of this syllabus has been organized to provide representative sample problems for each of three categories of pupils who (1) are currently functioning at an average…

  6. Business process Innovation – The LEGO Case

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    Møller, Charles; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2006-01-01

    infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of Enterprise Systems will increasingly be driven by business process models. Consequently process modelling and improvement will become vital for business...... process innovation (BPI) in future organizations. This paper explores the applicability of one particular methodology for Business Process Innovation to deal with the challenge that the LEGO organization is facing with the alignment of their product development process and their supply chain. The paper......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...

  7. 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

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

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

    2003-10-01

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

  9. CWTC Business Plan

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    Jensen, Peter Hjuler; Hillestrøm, Adam; Markou, Helen; Berring, Peter; Friis, Peggy

    This report presents the Business Plan for the establishment of the Wind Turbine Component Centre (CWTC) to meet the objectives of performing theoretical research and experimental testing. The core idea of a CWTC is to support the Danish wind energy industry and research activities at the component...... level improving the competitive advantage of that industry. The CWTC will in itself operate its activities, including access to test and experimental facilities, on a semi commercial basis. The business model for the CWTC presented is based on revenues coming from component manufacturers as well as...... research grants, and will include membership fees as well as hourly payment and larger projects where payment is a limited project sum. The presented roadmap model clarifies the development path towards a fully developed CWTC, which will cover test of all important components along the drive-train as well...

  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 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. Constructing a Business Model Taxonomy

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    Groth, Pernille; Nielsen, Christian

    2015-01-01

    in the contemporary literature. However, the research stream in relation to a business model taxonomy also needs a sound starting point in order to ensure valid and reliable outcomes. In this paper a research design for conducting such studies is presented and obstacles, which need to be overcome to......Abstract Purpose: The paper proposes a research design recipe capable of leading to future business model taxonomies and discusses the potential benefits and implications of achieving this goal. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper provides a review of relevant scholarly literature about business...... models to clarify the subject as well as highlighting the importance of past studies of business model classifications. In addition it reviews the scholarly literature on relevant methodological approaches, such as cluster analysis and latent class analysis, for constructing a business model taxonomy...

  12. Dynamics of International Business Research

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    Kunz, Werner; Manning, Stephan; Pedersen, Torben

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the evolution of the field of international business (IB) research based on a relational cluster analysis of co-citations in the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) from 1982 to 2011. Particularly, we examine the changing role of theory in relation to empirical IB...... findings have important implications for evaluating the present state and potential future of IB as a research field....

  13. Sustainability in Fashion Business Operations

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    Tsan-Ming Choi

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Under the global trend of sustainability, many companies selling fashion products have to reshape their operational strategies. Over the past few years, we have witnessed many fashion companies going green by re-engineering their business processes and establishing their formal sustainability programs. Many important topics, such as closed-loop supply chain management, corporate social responsibility, and economic sustainability, are all related to sustainable fashion business operations management. This paper provides a brief review of these critical topics, introduces the special issue, and proposes future research areas to achieve sustainable operations management in the fashion business.

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

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

  15. Business Anthropology

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    Moeran, Brian

    2015-01-01

    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......; 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.......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...

  16. Business plan: A preliminary approach to an unknown genre

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    Federico Navarro

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The business plan has been widely included in the curricula of economics degrees and is key to business practice worldwide, but has not been studied from a socio-discursive perspective yet due to restrictions in its social, spatial, and temporal circulation. Based on interviews and a qualitative analysis of a corpus of 38 texts written in Spanish, I aim to provide a preliminary description of the genre. Results indicate that a chain of four phases is associated to a continuum of social settings organized through entrepreneurial/corporate and expert/training variables; its rhetorical structure includes “describing present/potential situation of the company and market” and “describing future processes of strategic actions regarding the marketing, production, and financial plans”. This analysis offers methodological innovations to account for occluded genres, encourages the contrastive study of the business plan in different cultural and linguistic environments, and assists business teachers with a situated picture of the genre

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

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

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    Stergioulas, L K; Pappa, D.

    2008-01-01

    Emerging business requirements, stemming from a holistic view over an organisation’s activities, place additional pressure on technical infrastructures and call for operational agility and a better alignment between business and technology. Business process oriented learning unites corporate training and business process management. Given the importance of an organisation’s human capital to business success, aligning individual training with business priorities, becomes a key challenge. The i...

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

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    S.A. Bugayan; I. Filimonenko

    2013-01-01

    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.

  1. 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.

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

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    Bugayan, S.A.; Filimonenko, I.

    2013-01-01

    ? ?????? ??????????? ???????? ???????????? ? ?????????? ??????????? ??????? ?? ??????? ???????????? ? ?????? ???????-??-???? ?? ??????? ????????? ????, ????????????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ? ?? ?????????? ??????????? ????????. 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.

  3. The Future of Futures

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    Frankel, Christian; Ossandón, José

    2013-01-01

    Review of Elena Esposito: The Future of Futures. The Time of Money in Financing and Society Cheltenham. Edward Elgar, 2011.......Review of Elena Esposito: The Future of Futures. The Time of Money in Financing and Society Cheltenham. Edward Elgar, 2011....

  4. The Small Business Challenge to Management Education.

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    Gibb, Allan A.

    1983-01-01

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

  5. Measuring Demand for Noncredit Entrepreneurship and Small-business Management Education from Virginia's Businesses: A Review of the Literature.

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    Drury, Richard L.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the issues surrounding Virginia's need for training classes in the areas of small business management and entrepreneurship. Finds an apparent lack of communication between businesses and community colleges, particularly in rural areas, where community colleges are virtually the only source of employee training. (NB)

  6. Small Business Size Standards

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    Small Business Administration — Certain government programs, such as SBA loan programs and contracting opportunities, are reserved for small business concerns. In order to qualify, businesses must...

  7. 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.

  8. Global Training's Critical Success Factors.

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    Kemper, Cynthia L.

    1998-01-01

    Suggests that many corporate efforts to impart their own culture, leadership style, and business practices in other parts of the world are producing less than optimum results. Provides examples of how to adapt training for multicultural settings. (JOW)

  9. Modeling and Querying Business Data with Artifact Lifecycle

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    Danfeng Zhao; Wei Zhao; Le Sun; Dongmei Huang

    2015-01-01

    Business data has been one of the current and future research frontiers, with such big data characteristics as high-volume, high-velocity, high-privacy, and so forth. Most corporations view their business data as a valuable asset and make efforts on the development and optimal utilization on these data. Unfortunately, data management technology at present has been lagging behind the requirements of business big data era. Based on previous business process knowledge, a lifecycle of business da...

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

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    Bernie Brenner

    2007-01-01

    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 dilemm...

  11. 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 ecosyste...

  12. Study on promotion of venture business

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

  13. The Future of Work

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    Minic, Branka; Varney, Rich

    2005-01-01

    Manpower, a global employment services company with operations in over 67 countries, engages every day with the economic and business trends that are reshaping enterprises worldwide. As a partner in workforce development projects, Manpower has also seen the impact of these trends on the design of effective training and employment initiatives for…

  14. 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)

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

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    Gibb, Allan A.

    1987-01-01

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

  16. 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.

  17. Developing the Personal Competence Manager Evaluation Work: ‘EPIQ Business Demonstrator’

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    Shoikova, Elena; Denishev, Vladislav; Milanov, Radoslav

    2008-01-01

    The paper presents the design of a business demonstrator that will take place at EPIQ Electronic Assembly Business Unit EPIQ-2 (BU EPIQ-2), Botevgrad, Bulgaria. The process of a business model development to supply TENCompetence services (particularly Personal Competence Manager), within the BU EPIQ-2’s training process will be supported by the team of the Technical University – Sofia Research & Development Laboratory “E-Learning Technologies and Standards”. The aim of the business demonstrat...

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

  1. Do we need one business model definition?

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    Anders Bille Jensen

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Different applications and conceptualizations of the business model concept have created discussions on what it actually is. The purpose of this paper is twofold: 1) to establish an overview of current usages of the business model construct, its nature and role in theory building, and – building on this - 2) to derive guiding principles applicable for achieving better clarity of the business model construct in future research. Design/methodology: Variances in roles, nature and fo...

  2. Distributed enterprise modelling guided by business rules

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    Di Paolo, Nahuel; Cechich, Alejandra

    2002-01-01

    Enterprise architectures create a technical platform to meet current and future business needs. In this sense, architectural components ensure IT capabilities are modelled in every business process. Current approaches to enterprise architecting tend to focus on reducing the effort required to design business processes by using the resources provided by the Web to support new inter-organisational processes. This often leads to the development of services where some generic features or rules ar...

  3. Business History

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    Hansen, Per H.

    2012-01-01

    This article argues that a cultural and narrative perspective can enrich the business history field, encourage new and different questions and answers, and provide new ways of thinking about methods and empirical material. It discusses what culture is and how it relates to narratives. Taking a cultural and narrative approach may affect questions, sources, and methodologies, as well as the status of our results. Finally, a narrative approach may contribute to our historical understanding of entre...

  4. 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 produto que dev...

  5. Risky business.

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    Mulvany, Chad

    2009-11-01

    Over the past 18 months, as the recession has weighed on the economy and credit markets, American businesses, investors, and consumers have reduced their appetite for risk. Hospitals have rightly joined the pack, reducing exposure to financing risk and decreasing capital expenditures. However, payment reform will force providers to again embrace a type of operational risk that many have avoided since their experience with capitation in the 1990s. PMID:19891395

  6. Business History

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    Hansen, Per H.

    2012-01-01

    This article argues that a cultural and narrative perspective can enrich the business history field, encourage new and different questions and answers, and provide new ways of thinking about methods and empirical material. It discusses what culture is and how it relates to narratives. Taking a...... cultural and narrative approach may affect questions, sources, and methodologies, as well as the status of our results. Finally, a narrative approach may contribute to our historical understanding of entrepreneurship and globalization....

  7. Impact of Growing Business on Software Processes

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    Nikitina, Natalja; Kajko-Mattsson, Mira

    When growing their businesses, software organizations should not only put effort into developing and executing their business strategies, but also into managing and improving their internal software development processes and aligning them with business growth strategies. It is only in this way they may confirm that their businesses grow in a healthy and sustainable way. In this paper, we map out one software company's business growth on the course of its historical events and identify its impact on the company's software production processes and capabilities. The impact concerns benefits, challenges, problems and lessons learned. The most important lesson learned is that although business growth has become a stimulus for starting thinking and improving software processes, the organization lacked guidelines aiding it in and aligning it to business growth. Finally, the paper generates research questions providing a platform for future research.

  8. E-Business Security Architectures

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    2009-01-01

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

  9. Success criteria for the evolving business environment

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

  10. Navigating Disruptive Innovation in Undergraduate Business Education

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    Behara, Ravi S.; Davis, Mark M.

    2015-01-01

    The undergraduate business education landscape is dramatically changing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Many of the changes are being driven by increasing costs, advances in technology, rapid globalization, and an increasingly diverse workforce and customer base, and are occurring simultaneously in both the business world…

  11. Success criteria for the evolving business environment

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

    2007-07-01

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

  12. 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

  13. Teaching Business IT Ethics: A Professional Approach

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

    2004-01-01

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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 sosiaalisissa medi...

  16. 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.

  17. Employment Training Panel: Has Achieved Many of Its Training Program Responsibilities Despite Some Administrative and Planning Problems.

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    California State Office of the Auditor General, Sacramento.

    California's Employment Training Panel was created in 1982 to work in partnership with the state's businesses, labor unions, and government to provide training funds to California businesses. In 1995, the Employment Training Panel's administrative practices, strategic planning efforts, and contracting policies and practices/procedures were…

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

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    Hoyt, Brian; Stockman, Mark

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

  19. 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...

  20. Business Owners

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    US Agency for International Development — Led by USAID, Feed the Future is the U.S. Government?s global hunger and food security initiative, which establishes a foundation for lasting progress against...