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  1. Internet-Future Business Development Focus

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    Xiang Fang; Yangping Zhou

    2012-01-01

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

  2. The future electricity business

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

  3. Nuclear Business Acumen Training for Executives

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. Building business foresight for future demands of business people

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

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Leadership and business education in orthopaedic residency training programs.

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    Kiesau, Carter D; Heim, Kathryn A; Parekh, Selene G

    2011-01-01

    Leadership and business challenges have become increasingly present in the practice of medicine. Orthopaedic residency programs are at the forefront of educating and preparing orthopaedic surgeons. This study attempts to quantify the number of orthopaedic residency programs in the United States that include leadership or business topics in resident education program and to determine which topics are being taught and rate the importance of various leadership characteristics and business topics. A survey was sent to all orthopaedic department chairpersons and residency program directors in the United States via e-mail. The survey responses were collected using a survey collection website. The respondents rated the importance of leadership training for residents as somewhat important. The quality of character, integrity, and honesty received the highest average rating among 19 different qualities of good leaders in orthopaedics. The inclusion of business training in resident education was also rated as somewhat important. The topic of billing and coding received the highest average rating among 14 different orthopaedically relevant business topics. A variety of topics beyond the scope of clinical practice must be included in orthopaedic residency educational curricula. The decreased participation of newly trained orthopaedic surgeons in leadership positions and national and state orthopaedic organizations is concerning for the future of orthopaedic surgery. Increased inclusion of leadership and business training in resident education is important to better prepare trainees for the future. PMID:21838073

  8. 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)

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

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    Qiumei Fan

    2009-01-01

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

  10. Future mobile internet services :business model scenarios

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    Gressgård, Leif Jarle; Stensaker, Inger G.

    2004-01-01

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. Skilled Toy Train Discussions about Business Innovation

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    Buur, Jacob; Beuthel, Marie Rosa

    2013-01-01

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

  15. Skilled Toy Train Discussions about Business Innovation

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    Buur, Jacob; Beuthel, Marie Rosa

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we show how industrialists in an innovation workshop employ tangible material – a toy train set – to innovate their business model. In multidisciplinary teams the process of co-creating new understandings is crucial for work to progress. Based on video data form this participatory innovation session, we investigate how participants get to new concepts through analysing their skilled behaviours, movements, actions and negotiations. We observe that the final result of the workshop is...

  16. Training, Innovation and Business Performance: An Analysis of the Business Longitudinal Survey.

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    Dockery, A. Michael

    This paper uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Business Longitudinal Survey to explore relationships between training, innovation, and firm performance for Australian businesses with less than 200 employees. The longitudinal nature of the data is used to test various hypotheses about the nature of the link between training, business changes,…

  17. Intercultural Training for US Business Expatriates in Taiwan

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    Chien, Tien-Chen; McLean, Gary N.

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Alternative literacy training for business and industry

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    Justus C. Roux

    2013-02-01

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

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

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

    2000-01-01

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

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

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    Clarke, Paul; O'Connor, Rory V.

    2012-01-01

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

  1. 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

  2. Business Simulations Applied in Support of ERP Training

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    Conroy, George

    2012-01-01

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

  3. Training center leadership strategies for the future

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

  4. 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)

  5. 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...

  6. Scenarios of the future work of business travel agencies

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    Nevmerzhitskaya, Julia

    2013-01-01

    This study focused on the future work of travel agencies in the business travel segment. It aimed at analyzing drivers for change in the business travel distribution from the corporate buyers’ point of view and at developing scenarios that will help travel management companies to be prepared for the future challenges. The study involved trend analysis from the literature and industry reports and qualitative interviews with the corporate buyers and expert organizations. Six interviews were ...

  7. 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…

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

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    Luis Chiaramonte-Cipolla

    2011-11-01

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future

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    2006-01-01

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

  14. Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future

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    2006-01-01

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

  15. 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)

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

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    Peterson, Robin T.

    2006-01-01

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

  17. 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.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.

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

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    Prof .Waghmare G.T.

    2012-05-01

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

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

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    Burk, Erlan

    2012-01-01

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

  2. RADAR 2020. Outline of important future developments for installation businesses

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Vladimir Vladimirovich Glukhov

    2015-02-01

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

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

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    Peters, Mike; Buhalis, Dimitrios

    2004-01-01

    Small businesses dominate the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide and are of critical importance for the competitiveness of destinations. Small/family hotel businesses are characterised by a number of specific business processes which generate particular training and educational needs. It is increasingly clear that small businesses are not miniature versions of larger once, but they have different structures, priorities and strategic objectives. This paper investigates a number of mana...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

  11. 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…

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

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    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…

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  20. 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...

  1. 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. 

  2. 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)

  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. 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…

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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

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    Nair, Sujith Krishnan Suchithra; Palacios Fernández, Miguel; Ruiz Lopez, Felipe

    2011-01-01

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.…

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

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

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    Karabanov Y.A.

    2015-01-01

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

  17. 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…

  18. [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

  19. 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”.

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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)

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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...

  11. 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…

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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

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

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    2011-04-01

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

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

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    2011-01-01

    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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. An Assessment of Future Employment Opportunities for Individuals Trained in the Automotive Trades. Working Paper.

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    The California Youth Authority (CYA) planned to offer a training program covering all aspects of the automotive trades to wards during their incarceration. Through analysis, it showed future job opportunities exist, due to increased job numbers and high turnover rate, for persons trained in the automotive trades in California over a 10-year period…

  6. 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.? ?????? ?????????? ????? ????????????-?????????????? ?????????? ?? ?????????? ?????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ????????????? ??????????.

  7. Leadership in Undergraduate Medical Education: Training Future Physician Leaders.

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    Clyne, Brian; Rapoza, Brenda; George, Paul

    2015-01-01

    To confront the challenges facing modern health care, experts and organizations are calling for an increase in physician leadership capabilities. In response to this need, physician leadership programs are proliferating, targeting all levels of experience at all levels of training. Many academic medical centers, major universities, and specialty societies now sponsor physician leadership training programs. To meet this need, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as part of its Primary Care-Population Medicine (PC-PM) Program, designed a four-year integrated curriculum, Leadership in Health Care, to engage with leadership topics starting early in the preclinical stages of training. This paper describes the design and implementation of this leadership curriculum for PC-PM students. [Full article available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2015-09.asp, free with no login]. PMID:26324974

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

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    Nel, P.S. (Piet S.); Marx, Andrew E.; Andries J. DU PLESSIS

    2005-01-01

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

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

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

    2013-09-17

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

  12. 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...

  13. 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.…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.   

  16. 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.

  17. Computerized training simulator, its development and future prospects

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

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

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

    2011-05-15

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

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

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

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

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    Ellegaard, Chris; Medlin, Christopher J.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

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

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

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

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    Zahra Moghimi; Hassan Foraty

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an empirical investigation to find out important factors influencing future research, training and employment in Iranian scientific environment. The proposed model of this paper prepares a questionnaire consists of various questions and distributes it among some experts and analyze them using DEMATEL model. The model divides the 7 factors into two groups of cause and effect. On the cause side, there are four factors including preventing future unemployment crises, detectin...

  8. Education and training of future wetland scientists and managers

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    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.

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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.)

  17. 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…

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

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    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.

  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. ???????????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ???????????? ?????????? ????????? ????????? 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.

  1. Asynchronous Learning Forums for Business Acculturation

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    Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina

    2009-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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…

  7. 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...

  8. 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.)

  9. 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.)

  10. Alcohol-related problems of future physicians prior to medical training.

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    Richman, J A; Flaherty, J A

    1990-07-01

    Time 1 data are presented from an ongoing longitudinal study of drinking patterns and problems of future physicians from medical school entrance through 2.5 years of training. The data in this report address the prevalence and psychosocial correlates of alcohol-related problems experienced prior to medical school training. A group of 167 students (91% of the cohort) was surveyed. Self-report questionnaires included: alcohol-related problems (the MAST), earlier parent-child relationships, personality characteristics (external locus of control, self-esteem, dependency, masculinity-femininity), life events, social supports, motivations for drinking and symptomatic distress. The male students manifested a higher mean level of alcohol problems, and the sexes differed at the trend level when the MAST was scored to distinguish "problem" from "nonproblem" drinkers (with 18.4% of the students reporting 5 or more problem points and 7.4% reporting 4 problem points). The significant correlates of alcohol problems included: perceived lack of earlier maternal affectivity (for men) and perceived lack of earlier paternal affectivity (for women), and lack of emotional support (for men). Moreover, escape motives for men were the motives most highly correlated with alcohol problems. Symptomatic distress (anxiety and hostility) was significantly correlated with alcohol-related problems in men but not women. Future reports will depict the psychosocial experiences and alcohol-related problems manifested by this cohort during medical training. PMID:2359301

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

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

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

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    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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. The Current Context and Future Trends of the Photovoltaic Business Models in Central and Eastern Europe: Case Study—Romania

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    Adrian Dumitru Tan??u; Maria Alexandra Nichifor; Hora?iu Regneal?

    2014-01-01

    The evolution of the PV industry has represented one of the main focus points of economic and political debates and research of the last ten years in Europe. However, these discussions have only presented general aspects of the industry development and accomplishments with little information about the companies’ actual practices. The present study aims to inquire the PV field in Romania further, by researching the currently implemented and the future business models of ...

  17. 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…

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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)

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

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    Henten, Anders; GodØ, Helge

    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 and the strategic choices of companies are still open. Being on the market, the discussion on the business model design, however, transcends the purely speculative stage.

  2. 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...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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…

  5. 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, Landes1 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

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

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    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.

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

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    Conn, Cynthia E.

    2008-01-01

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

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. 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)

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

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

    1997-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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)

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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...

  5. 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…

  6. 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.)

  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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    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. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. Development of training system since 1982, its evaluation and future prospects at the Training and Education Centre in Brno

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    The Training and Education Centre of the Czech Power Engineering Works in Brno, Czechoslovakia, is in charge of the basic training of three categories of operating and maintenance personnel of the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The theoretical part of the instruction includes a general and a special stage. The differences are discussed between the theoretical instruction for WWER-440 and WWER-1000 personnel. Attention is paid also to the development of means of instruction, which can increase the quality of theoretical instruction and lead to better links with the practice at the nuclear power plant. Such means should aim at developing skills and habits and should be helpful in creating a realistic conception of nuclear power plant systems and their operation and maintenance. (Z.M.)

  11. 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.

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    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.

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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

  14. BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS VS BUSINESS DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS

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    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.

  15. 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…

  16. Abduction Prevention Training: A Review of Findings and Issues for Future Research.

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    Miltenberger, Raymond G.; Olsen, Laurie A.

    1996-01-01

    This study reviewed the research evaluating procedures for teaching abduction prevention skills to children. Examination of types of skills, types of abduction scenarios, training procedures, and assessment strategies indicated that children can learn abduction prevention skills through behavioral skills training procedures, and that individual…

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

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    S.A. Adesoji

    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.

  18. 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

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

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    Leggett, L. M. W.; 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 rat...

  20. 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

  1. 77 FR 66959 - Request for Information on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program

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    2012-11-08

    ...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...

  2. 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

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

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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)

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

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    Helmreich, Robert L.

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

  8. 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…

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

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    2008-06-01

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

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

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    Koshy, Perumal

    2010-01-01

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

  12. 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.

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

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

    2009-04-01

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

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

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. BUSINESS ETHICS

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    2014-12-01

    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.

  17. 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.)

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.…

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

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    Yuan, Yichuan

    2011-01-01

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

  12. 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...

  13. Risk Management: Managing Risk in the Future.

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    Schirick, Ed

    1994-01-01

    The future of risk management programs will include new information and communication systems, new training tools, improved information sources, and support from the business community for increasing the knowledge and ability of camp staff to manage risks. Describes legal and societal challenges that will influence camps' effectiveness in managing…

  14. 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.

  15. 77 FR 66959 - Request for Information on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program

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    ... information, promising practices, and research. (3) Mechanisms for providing TA and continuing education (CE... meet skill demands now and in the future? 1.7. How do universities ensure that programs to support.... How should disability and employment research and evaluation on promising and...

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

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    Bielicova N.O.

    2010-03-01

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

  17. 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)

  18. 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

  19. Educating for the Future: A Structured Course to Train Teachers for the 21st Century

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    Eyal Weissblueth; Yonit Nissim; Shimon Amar

    2014-01-01

    The current study relates to the construction of a course entitled “Educating for the Future” (EFTF) to equip student-teachers with high order thinking skills. The course included several stages, programs, mini projects and learning environments adapted for a “technology-assisted pedagogy” based on Intel methodology. Student-teachers learned to combine new teaching methods with information technologies while stimulating interest, thinking and creativity in their students. 45...

  20. 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...

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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    2005-01-01

    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

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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...

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

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    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.

  10. 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.

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

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    Hickey, Will

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    ... the SBTRC, i.e., access to working capital, bonding assistance, business counseling, management..., business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach... management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of...

  13. 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...

  14. 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; Cavico, Frank J.; 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...

  15. 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

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

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    Ninia Binias

    2014-12-01

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

  17. 75 FR 42181 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-07-20

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  18. 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 ...

  19. 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.

  20. Perceptions of English Language Teachers of Fourth and Fifth Graders at Primary Schools on Various Dimensions of Future In-Service Training (Inset) Programs

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    Özen, Ra?it

    2001-01-01

    The aim of this study is to examine the perceptions of primary school English language teachers of fourth and fifth graders on various dimensions of future in-service training (INSET) programs for improving their English Language teaching skills. The subjects of this study were English language teachers at various primary schools in the city center of Bolu. During the study, the quantitative data was collected by means of an opinionnaire developed by the researcher. The results of this study ...

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

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    Rani, Shobha; Byrne, Hanora

    2014-03-01

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Evidence for the role of isometric exercise training in reducing blood pressure: potential mechanisms and future directions.

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    Millar, Philip J; McGowan, Cheri L; Cornelissen, Véronique A; Araujo, Claudio G; Swaine, Ian L

    2014-03-01

    Hypertension, or the chronic elevation in resting arterial blood pressure (BP), is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and estimated to affect ~1 billion adults worldwide. The goals of treatment are to lower BP through lifestyle modifications (smoking cessation, weight loss, exercise training, healthy eating and reduced sodium intake), and if not solely effective, the addition of antihypertensive medications. In particular, increased physical exercise and decreased sedentarism are important strategies in the prevention and management of hypertension. Current guidelines recommend both aerobic and dynamic resistance exercise training modalities to reduce BP. Mounting prospective evidence suggests that isometric exercise training in normotensive and hypertensive (medicated and non-medicated) cohorts of young and old participants may produce similar, if not greater, reductions in BP, with meta-analyses reporting mean reductions of between 10 and 13 mmHg systolic, and 6 and 8 mmHg diastolic. Isometric exercise training protocols typically consist of four sets of 2-min handgrip or leg contractions sustained at 20-50 % of maximal voluntary contraction, with each set separated by a rest period of 1-4 min. Training is usually completed three to five times per week for 4-10 weeks. Although the mechanisms responsible for these adaptations remain to be fully clarified, improvements in conduit and resistance vessel endothelium-dependent dilation, oxidative stress, and autonomic regulation of heart rate and BP have been reported. The clinical significance of isometric exercise training, as a time-efficient and effective training modality to reduce BP, warrants further study. This evidence-based review aims to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of isometric exercise training on resting BP. PMID:24174307

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 78 FR 13148 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-02-26

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  9. 78 FR 4973 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-01-23

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  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 78 FR 26684 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2013-05-07

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  13. 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

  14. Training Partnerships Keiretsu Style.

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    Eidgahy, S. Y.; Shearman, John P.

    1995-01-01

    The fundamental principles of Keiretsu, a Japanese style of business alliance, were used to create a training partnership model that outlines a plan for implementation and a structure for monitoring. Discussion includes training program needs, purposes of learning in professional development programs, reasons for cooperative training, and the…

  15. 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.

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

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    Mohammed Rejaul Karim

    2012-09-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

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

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    Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip

    1998-01-01

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

  2. 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 “...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. Nuclear Training Excellence Project in Slovenské elektrárne

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

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. Towards Effective Race Relations Training.

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    Peppard, Nadine

    1981-01-01

    Suggests the need for a multicultural model in race relations training in Great Britain. Examines the current didactic, lecture-discussion, groupwork, and experiential methods of training with emphasis on future trends and the development of new training models. (JCD)

  12. Mediating Business

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    2007-01-01

    "Mediating Business" is a study of the expansion of business journalism. Building on evidence from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, "Mediating Business" is a comparative and multidisciplinary study of one of the major transformations of the mass media and the realm of business - nationally and globally. The book explores the history of key innovations and innovators in the business press. It analyzes changes in the discourse of business journalism associated with the growth in business news ...

  13. 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.)

  14. 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.

  15. 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,…

  16. 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.

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

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    Marlene Rios Melo

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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

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    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.

  20. The Requierements of Businesses from Professional Schools in Relation to Applicative Knowledge

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This study identifies the opinion of the businesses about the professional preparation of the students when they enter the labour market based on the point of view of businesses. This is done by surveying small and medium businesses in Kosovo. It is anticipated that majority of employees in small and medium companies are qualified only with a high school diploma while the number of those with higher degree such as Masters or PhD is negligible. Regardless of that, majority of businesses do have the opinion that the new employees are well prepared for their new tasks in the labour market, while small proportion of businesses believes that the new entrants lack practical knowledge, however this is gained over time. In addition to this, about 1/3 of the businesses believes that new employees lack both, practical and elementary knowledge for labour market. For this reason, many of the businesses have been engaged in training of their employees in different professional fields. The data about the past trainings and future planned trainings are telling that businesses are shifting into more well planned business making. This is because the businesses are paying enough attention to marketing, business plan making and production which is an indication that the economy is slowly going towards more productive sectors which would generate domestic production which is very low. There is a general opinion among the business people that the educational institutions are not well prepared for teaching the potential labour market entrants. In addition to this, there have been only few contacts between business and schools in order to address the needs of businesses and to increase the performance of new employees. Businesses in general agree that more attention should be paid by educational institutions in offering practical and stimulated methods of teaching about how the new entrants should deal in labour market. Stimulations are among the most preferred form of preparation followed by case studies and group seminars while lecturing is seen as the least important way of teaching the potential entrants for the labour market.

  1. 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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    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.

  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. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

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

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

    2012-11-01

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

  10. 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

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

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

  12. 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…

  13. Analysis and Evaluation of Databases on Business and Management Training Schemes for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the European Community.

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    Allesch, Jurgen; Preiss-Allesch, Dagmar

    This report describes a study that identified major databases in operation in the 12 European Community countries that provide small- and medium-sized enterprises with information on opportunities for obtaining training and continuing education. Thirty-five databases were identified through information obtained from telephone interviews or…

  14. 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…

  15. 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

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    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...

  16. 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

  17. 77 FR 32169 - Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Small Business...

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    2012-05-31

    ...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

  18. 75 FR 79072 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-12-17

    ... the SBTRC, i.e., access to working capital, bonding assistance, business counseling, management... as, business assessment, management training, counseling, technical assistance, marketing and..., including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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,...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Prototyping Design and Business

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    Rasmussen, Jørgen; Kramp, Gunnar; Schiønning Mortensen, Bo

    2011-01-01

    It is increasingly common that design firms go from working with their client’s development department on specific products, to discussing strategic issues directly with the company’s management. In this new territory designers face a number of challenges. Designers are traditionally trained to ‘look into the future,’ to find unidentified opportunities through an open process and to validate their decisions through repeated prototyping. Management, on the other hand, is traditionally trained to ...

  7. 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.”

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

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    Madsen, Henning; UlhØi, John Parm

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

  9. BUSINESS ETHICS

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    2014-06-01

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

  10. 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.

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

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    Sigurjonsson, Throstur Olaf; Vaiman, Vlad

    2014-01-01

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

  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. Crash Course for Teachers: A General Account from Education Professors with the "Vision" of the Expert Commission for Future Teacher Training in North-Rhine/Westphalia

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    Prange, Klaus

    2004-01-01

    No one would dispute the claim that teacher training in the university and training colleges has long been in urgent need of reform. Even so, nothing is getting done. However, there are some efforts made in North-Rhine/Westphalia, where a committee of experts has recommended a double package consisting of six semesters of specialized studies…

  14. Enabling Geospatial Business Intelligence

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    Etienne Dubé

    2009-08-01

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

  15. 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...

  16. Business process Innovation – The LEGO Case

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    Møller, Charles; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2006-01-01

    Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of Enterprise Systems will increasingly be driven b...

  17. Business Law

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

    2012-01-01

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

  18. Playful Business

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

    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. How...

  19. Business analysis

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    Johri, Amit

    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. 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...

  1. 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.)

  2. Nuclear security officer training

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    Training has become complex and precise in today's world of critical review and responsibility. Entrusted to a security officer is the success or demise of large business. In more critical environments the security officer is entrusted with the monitoring and protection of life sensitive systems and devices. The awareness of this high visibility training requirement has been addressed by a limited few. Those involved in the nuclear power industry through dedication and commitment to the American public have without a doubt become leading pioneers in demanding training excellence

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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…

  5. 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

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

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    Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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)

  10. Training the Trainers - from an EU Perspective

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    Martinsen, Bodil

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

  11. Outsourcing the Business Services

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    Ioan I. ANDONE

    2010-01-01

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

  12. Mobille Business, Quo Vadis?

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    Robert Hudec

    2004-01-01

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

  13. Business Model Innovation

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    Rohrbeck, René; Günzel, Franziska; Uliyanova, Anastasia

    2012-01-01

    In many industries, companies are faced with disruptions from emerging technologies, from the political and legislative environment, from alternative business models or from socio-cultural shifts. Research on strategic foresight (SF) has been aimed at investigating how companies achieve to identify, anticipate and manage disruptions and prepare for an uncertain future. The research is based on the observation that strategic management in large companies is characterized by certain ignorance towa...

  14. Don’t hate the business, become the business

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    Kampf, Constance Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    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 act...

  15. Business Law

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    Föh, Kennet Fischer

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Employee Training and Development. Second Edition.

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    Noe, Raymond A.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

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    R.C. MacGregor

    1997-11-01

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

  20. Business design or Creative design

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    Sørensen, Suna; Lassen, Astrid Heidemann; Nielsen, Louise Møller

    2008-01-01

    Business design is about turning good ideas into future business, but it requires a great entrepreneurial opportunity to be exploited via a valid strategic and organizational design. The literature says much about how entrepreneurs design strategies and organizations, but how do they design an opportunity? So far, the literature has highly relied on the concept of alertness, which implies to notice without deliberate creation of opportunities. Theories seldom describe how entrepreneurial opportu...

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

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    Al-Ali, Salah

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Training in post-authorization pharmacovigilance

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    Vivek Ahuja

    2010-01-01

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

  3. Disrupting Business

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    Cox, Geoff; Bazzichelli, Tatiana

    2013-01-01

    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 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 alt...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 studi...

  6. Family Business

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    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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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)

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

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    Krakovskaya M. S.

    2013-01-01

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

  10. Making training decisions proactively

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

  11. Business plan for Eco-Adventure Travel company

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    Erkkilä, Julia

    2014-01-01

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

  12. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) – THE MAIN GOAL OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

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    Usha N. Patil

    2013-01-01

    Every business unit emphasizes on spurting a long term relationship with customers to nurture its stability in today's blooming market. Customer's expectations are now not only limited to get best products and services, they also need a face-to-face business in which they want to receive exactly what they demand and in a quick time. An excelling and managing customer relationship is the future of any business or everybody's business. Customer focusing is not being viewed as just a business st...

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

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    Perepletchikov D.A.

    2010-02-01

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

  14. PPARC. 1998 business plan

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

  15. 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…

  16. 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

  17. The future for energy markets

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    Ketter, W.

    2012-01-01

    Governments, businesses and ordinary citizens alike face an increasingly challenging energy scenario – with rising populations in developing economies, demand is in danger of outstripping supply. To help find real solutions a new research centre, the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business, has been established.

  18. Leadership Role in Building business Empire

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    Prof. Rupesh Andhrutkar

    2012-04-01

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

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

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    Gorenstein, David

    2013-12-23

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

  20. 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)

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 78 FR 48468 - Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP Storage, Enterprise...

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    2013-08-08

    ... and Training Administration Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP Storage, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking Storage, APP Management, Research and Development... of workers of Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP...

  4. 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.

  5. Business environment.

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    Dušek, Libor; Fungá?ová, Zuzana; Hakobyan, Anush; Hanousek, Jan; Ortmann, Andreas; Semerák, V.; Sklená?, P.; Svítková, Katarína; Vychodil, Ond?ej; Wertlen, B.; Zem?ík, Petr

    Prague : Charles University in Prague, 2005, s. 33-45. ISBN 80-7343-058-4 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70850503 Keywords : Czech Republic * business environment Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/books/CR2005.pdf

  6. Employer`s contributions to the training of professional statisticians

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    Rustagi, J.S. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Statistics Dept.; Wright, T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Mathematical Sciences Section]|[Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC (United States)

    1995-07-01

    Statistical science provides important techniques for decision making in a large variety of fields of human endeavor mainly through statistical practice. According to Deming (1965), ``Statistical practice is mostly a collaborative venture between (professional) statisticians and experts in subject-matter (area).`` The professional statistician must be properly trained in areas of statistical science most suited to the discipline in which the applications are made. Due to a large variety of applications. The education of a professional statistician by universities can only be very general. Higher education provides the theoretical basis of statistical science whereas the specific expertise needed by the professional statistician is given by the application areas. In this paper, the authors review the approach of academic programs which are geared towards applications and discuss some of the innovative strategies for preparing statisticians as consultants in industry and business. A survey (census) of statisticians at the national laboratories of the US Department of Energy was made to assess their training by universities and to get a broad view of additional training which has brought them to their present professional status. A particular interest is the extent to which employers have contributed to the training of statisticians. A few recommendations are made which may serve to improve the future training of statisticians for applied collaborative work by universities and employers.

  7. Training: A Function, Profession, Calling, What?

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    Zahn, David

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the evolution of the training profession. Focuses on, how it has changed, measuring training impact, trainer skills, use of third-party vendors, its function, interaction with management, and its future. (JOW)

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

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    Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Martin, Chris

    2014-01-01

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

  10. 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.

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

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    Dimitra Pappa; Nils Faltin; Volker Zimmermann

    2009-01-01

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

  13. Growth entrepreneurial training

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    Nukari, Jussi

    2010-01-01

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

  14. Information Security Training & Awareness

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    Hogervorst, Monique

    2009-01-01

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

  15. Citizenship and Citizenship Education: What happens in the classroom of a public university in Madrid where future elementary school teachers are being trained?

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    Héctor Cárcamo-Vásquez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to understand the way in which the startup training for teachers affects the social representation setup of students, who study to become teachers, over the citizenship and the citizenship education developed by the school. The methodology used is qualitative with an ethnographic approach, and the main technique used is the observation of the participants. The results show that the way in which prospective teachers understand citizenship education in school is mediated by the vision of education centered in pedagogical technical aspects. Thus, they emphasize the role of the didactic as a tool to ensure their students learning how to teach, the group of guidelines and values which allow them to reproduce the social order at school as well as in the society where they are a part of.

  16. FutureCoast: "Listen to your futures"

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

    2014-12-01

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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 diasyste...

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

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    Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 2002

    2002-01-01

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

  20. Rethinking Business Education as a Profession: Implications for Catholic Universities

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    Sullivan, William M.

    2013-01-01

    Professional education importantly shapes the way future professionals understand their work and their identity as members of their professional field. Undergraduate business education does this by giving students an understanding of the nature and functions of business as well as what they may hope for from a business career, along with the…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  2. Enhancing the Transformative Potential of Business Internships

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    David Starr-Glass

    2006-01-01

    Business internships involve students, sponsoring firms, and institutions of higher learning. As part of a program to enhance internships, we reviewed the experience of a small number of business interns working in Central Europe. Their experiences were characterized as essentially situation-specific learning, competence training, and affirmation of coursework. Student perceptions suggest prematurely defined boundaries that limit the theoretical advantages of internships. In order to enhance ...

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

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

    2012-11-01

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

  4. Management Models for the Future

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    2009-01-01

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

  5. FutureFarm vision

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    K. Charvát; P. Gnip; Mayer, W

    2009-01-01

    This paper defines the first version of a vision of Future Farming project and also a knowledge management system used by European farms which will be designed and developed by the Future Farm project. An important part of the vision is a definition of external drivers and their influence on farm business in future. Paper is looking on a situation in three periods: short (2013), middle (2020) and long-term (2030). Our vision expects that the farming system will continuously converge to the si...

  6. 77 FR 2602 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement...

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    2012-01-18

    ...Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, OMB Control Number...Exchange Visitor Program--Training/Internship Placement Plan. OMB Control Number...businesses that provide the training or internship opportunity. Estimated Number...

  7. 77 FR 33549 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement...

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    2012-06-06

    ...Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, OMB Control Number...Information Collection: Training/Internship Placement Plan. OMB Control Number...businesses that provide the training or internship opportunity. Estimated Number...

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

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

    2005-07-01

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

  9. 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...

  10. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

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

  11. Business Licenses

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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...

  12. 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...

  13. Training Provision and the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Research Report No. 26.

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    Westhead, Paul; Storey, David J.

    The literature on the training provided by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Great Britain was reviewed to determine the extent and quality of training available and the link between training provision and small business performance. Smaller firms were less likely to offer training, and the training they did provide was generally…

  14. Information Technology Training in India toward Globalization

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    Yamashita, Katsuhiko

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

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

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    Daowei Sun

    2014-06-01

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

  16. Computer training aids for nuclear operator training

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

  17. Art Interrupting Business, Business interrupting Art

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    Kampf, Constance Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Tensions between global corporations and digital artists who use business as an artistic and activist medium reveal rough edges in the interface between business and society. This interaction can be seen as a space where the interface between business and society is being challenged, with artists performing online art that raises awareness about hidden aspects of business practices. As digital artists place the spotlight on activities and business strategies that are not part of corporate plans ...

  18. A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting

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

    2012-10-01

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

  19. Loss of energy business

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

  20. Business Model Innovation

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

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Use of Media in Business, Government, and Medicine.

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    Thomas, Willard

    1980-01-01

    Examines applications of media for continuing education, communication, and training programs in business, government, and medical service organizations, and provides economic analysis of the time- and cost-effectiveness of media use. (SK)

  2. 76 FR 5232 - Small Business Information Security Task Force

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    2011-01-28

    ...protection of customer privacy, and security certification and training applicable...be the Payment Card Industry Security Standards, which lay out the...business website dedicated to online credit card security. Before concluding the...

  3. Entrepreneur Training for Creativity and Innovation

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

    2010-01-01

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

  4. A Training Course for Waiters and Waitresses.

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    Hawley, Dean A.

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

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

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    P. Jeeva; Devanesan, P.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Penaluna, Andrew; Penaluna, Kathryn

    2009-01-01

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

  8. UNBizPlanner: a software tool for preparing a business plan

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    Oscar Ávila Cifuentes; Félix Antonio Cortés Aldana; Andrés Yesid Ramírez Aya

    2010-01-01

    Universities are currently expected to play a new role in society (in addition to research and teaching) by engaging in a third mission concerning socio-economic development. Universities also play an important role in encouraging en-trepreneurs through training them in business planning. A business plan is a document summarising how an entre-preneur will create an organisation to exploit a business opportunity. Preparing a business plan draws on a wide range of knowledge from many business d...

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

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    Birdthistle, Naomi; Fleming, Patricia

    2007-01-01

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

  10. Business Process Innovation using the Process Innovation Laboratory

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    Møller, Charles

    2006-01-01

    Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of enterprise systems will increasingly be driven b...

  11. Business Process Innovation using the Process Innovation Laboratory

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    Møller, Charles

    2006-01-01

    Most organizations today are required not only to establish effective business processes but they are required to accommodate for changing business conditions at an increasing rate. Many business processes extend beyond the boundary of the enterprise into the supply chain and the information infrastructure therefore is critical. Today nearly every business relies on their Enterprise System (ES) for process integration and the future generations of enterprise systems will increasingly be drive...

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

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    Lindgren, Peter; Taran, Yariv

    2011-01-01

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

  13. VBA Programming in Business Economics

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    WØhlk, Sanne

    2010-01-01

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

  14. Technical Training for the Disadvantaged.

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    Sixty-five representatives of business, federal and state government, and education participated in the conference designed to present the Training and Technology (TAT) Project at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Oak Ridge, Tennessee Y-12 plant as a model from which potential contracters might gain insight into the processes of formulating…

  15. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

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

  16. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langua...

  17. Language Training : English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

  18. Language Training: English Training

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    Françoise Benz

    2004-01-01

    General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

  19. Language training: French training

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    2008-01-01

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

  20. Business working group

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

  1. Water loop for training

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

  2. Development of a training assurance program

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

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

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    Topping, Robert P.

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

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

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

    1999-01-01

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

  5. Training methods, tools and aids

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

  6. Semantic Business Process Modeling

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    Markovic, Ivan

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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    Michael Schaper; Thierry Volery; Paull Weber; Kate Lewis

    2010-01-01

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

  8. The Impact of Religiously Affiliated Universities and Courses in Ethics and Religious Studies on Students' Attitude toward Business Ethics

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    Comegys, Charles

    2010-01-01

    Unfortunate unethical events are continuing in the business arena and now more than ever these business judgmental shortcoming focus attention on the ethics of business executives. Thus, colleges and universities must continue to address business ethics as they prepare and train the next generation of executives. Educational institutions should be…

  9. Most Business Editors Find Journalism Graduates Still Unprepared

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    Pardue, Mary Jane

    2014-01-01

    In 2002, a study was published in "Newspaper Research Journal" that explored the preparedness of graduating journalism students to cover business news. In 2012, a follow-up survey of business editors at the nation's daily newspapers was done to see whether progress had been made in the training of journalism students for the…

  10. Social Issues in Business Education: A Study of Students' Attitudes

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    López-Navarro, Miguel Ángel; Segarra Ciprés, Mercedes

    2015-01-01

    Although issues such as opportunistic behavior or economic profit maximization have dominated business school curricula, in recent years interest has grown in all matters relating to the corporate social dimension. The training of business students in this area is an important part of their preparation to assume responsible roles in society. The…

  11. LinkedIn as a Learning Tool in Business Education

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    Cooper, Brett; Naatus, Mary Kate

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  13. Toward an International Partnership: Business Activities and the Foreign Language Curriculum.

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    McKinney, Kitzie

    1987-01-01

    Recommendations for integrating instruction in business and foreign languages to prepare future business workers to deal with increasing need for international business-related exchange include: exchange with business instructors abroad; insight into other countries' cultural traditions; and exposure to native speakers. (CB)

  14. Managing service excellence. Internal customer service training

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

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

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

    2005-04-01

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

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

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    Bernie Brenner

    2007-06-01

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

  17. PEDAGOGIC ISSUES FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH

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    T.A. Vakoulenko

    2005-01-01

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

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

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

    2001-01-01

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

  19. Understanding Social Business

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    Vatrapu, Ravi

    2013-01-01

    “Social business” refers to the utilization of online social channels to conduct business. This chapter situates the notion of social business in the relevant macro trends in technology, business, and society and discusses the three critical aspects of social business: social business engagement, social media analytics, and social media management. Social media engagement concerns the organization’s strategic use of social media channels to interact with its internal and external stakeholders fo...

  20. BRANDING IN SMALL BUSINESS

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    Mihai R?zvan Constantin BARBU; Radu Florin OGARC?; C?t?lin Mihail BARBU

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we analyzed the branding in small business. Using a desk research on Internet and the press we have identified the practices small businesses use to enhance their brand and the brand dynamics in small business. Our main contribution is that we tried to figure out the strategy of branding in small business. This need further to be investigated in order to understand how branding works in small business and to better capture the role of branding in small business.

  1. Strength Training

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    ... big difference between strength training, powerlifting, and competitive bodybuilding! Strength training uses resistance methods like free weights, ... a person can lift at one time. Competitive bodybuilding involves evaluating muscle definition and symmetry, as well ...

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

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

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

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

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

  4. Outsourcing of training

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

  5. Business Inspiration: Small Business Leadership in Recovery?

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

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Telecommunication Market and Business Opportunities

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    Oladipupo, Gbemisola Ayisa

    2012-01-01

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

  7. Challenges in Business System Integration

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

    2010-01-01

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

  8. Innovation and future in Westinghouse

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

  9. Adopsi Model Competency Based Training dalam Kewirausahaan

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    I Ketut Santra

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Zinecker Marek

    2014-09-01

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

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

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    Parikshit K. Basu

    2007-09-01

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

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

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    Lex, Angelika

    2010-05-01

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

  13. Reactor Physics Training

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

  14. Teaching Ethics and Social Responsibility: An Evaluation of Undergraduate Business Education at the Discipline Level

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    Nicholson, Carolyn Y.; DeMoss, Michelle

    2009-01-01

    Organizations and society at large recognize that ethically and socially responsible behavior plays a crucial role in good business practices. This realization has led employers to expect and demand that business schools facilitate the training of students in ethics and social responsibility. However, research is mixed on how well business schools…

  15. The Business of Testing.

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    Jolosky, Theo; Watson, Carol

    2015-01-01

    Theodore Millon was a brilliant man: erudite, thoughtful, confident, deliberate, and curious. He was an integrative thinker. It is widely known how these characteristics manifested themselves in his landmark work in the areas of personality theory, personality development, and personality assessment. What is likely less well known is that he displayed these same characteristics in and to the world of business; in particular, his relationships with those who published and distributed his assessment measures. This article traces those relationships. Various components are explored, ranging from product development to product marketing, from the protection of intellectual property to the development and execution of contracts, from deciding how and when to revise a test to ensuring that his legacy continues long into the future. Although the primary dynamic of these relationships was commercial, the reasons for their success were personal. Common goals, clarity of communication, persistence, respect, and trust allowed these relationships to develop, prosper, evolve, and endure. PMID:26473457

  16. The business acumen of Canadian plastic surgeons.

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    Bliss, J A; Caputy, G G

    1995-08-01

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

  17. Business and E-commerce in Drupal

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    Sharma, Vishnu

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Industrial Engineering support for emerging business

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    Janse van Rensburg, Antonie C.

    2006-01-01

    According to FutureWorld (see http://asp.futureworld.co.za) the past two decades have seen three major revolutions transforming world markets. The combination of globalisation, new management thinking and technology creates vast new open deregulated markets, wired together by a converging information highway. New and transformed organisations are emerging as leaders as they re-write the rules of business. The South African business environment is currently faced with enormous changes, brought...

  19. Learning, Expectations, and Endogenous Business Cycles

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    Doshchyn, Artur; Giommetti, Nicola

    2013-01-01

    We show that business cycles can emerge and proliferate endogenously in the economy due to the way economic agents learn, form their expectations, and make decisions regarding savings and production for future periods. There are no exogenous shocks of any kind to productivity or any other fundamental parameters of the economy, in contrast to Real Business Cycle models. To our knowledge this thesis is the first attempt to formally introduce adaptive learning and expectation errors as an autono...

  20. Effect of training focused on executive functions (attention, inhibition, and working memory) in preschoolers exhibiting ADHD symptoms.

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    Re, Anna M; Capodieci, Agnese; Cornoldi, Cesare

    2015-01-01

    The development of early intervention strategies for children with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is important because it provides an opportunity to prevent severe problems in the future. The main purpose of this investigation was to determine the efficacy of a group training for the control of attention, working memory and impulsive behaviors, involving 5-year-old children with ADHD symptoms. Twenty-six children with ADHD symptoms and 26 with typical development were randomly divided in two conditions. Thirteen children in each group were assigned to the training condition and the other to the business as usual condition (normal class activity). Children who participated in the intervention showed an improvement in the tasks measuring their control of attention, impulsive behavior, and working memory. Moreover, children with typical development who attended the training also improved their competencies. The results confirm the importance of an early intervention for preschool-age children with ADHD symptoms. PMID:26300836

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

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    Dimitra Pappa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available With human capital being critical to corporate success, aligning individual training with business priorities, emerges as a key challenge. Business process oriented learning unites corporate training and business process management. This entails integrating learning into daily working tasks and putting in place mechanisms for the effective management of business processes, organisational roles, competencies and learning processes, to reduce the time to fill competency gaps and to build proficiency according to evolving business needs. In this paper we outline the main characteristics of the PROLIX approach for business-driven training and provide a practical example of how this concept can help a typical vehicle manufacturer effectively resolve competency related business problems stemming from changes in supply chain management.

  2. 24 CFR 135.34 - Preference for section 3 residents in training and employment opportunities.

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    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Preference for section 3 residents in training...Section 3 Business Concerns § 135.34 Preference for section 3 residents in training...opportunities. (a) Order of providing preference. Recipients, contractors...

  3. Training and education

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

  4. 34 CFR 403.174 - What additional fiscal requirements apply to the Business-Labor-Education Partnership for...

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    ...Business-Labor-Education Partnership for Training Program...403.174 Education Regulations...OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL AND ADULT...EDUCATION STATE VOCATIONAL AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM...Partnership for Training Program...

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

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

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

  6. Crew resource management and team training.

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    Sundar, Eswar; Sundar, Sugantha; Pawlowski, John; Blum, Richard; Feinstein, David; Pratt, Stephen

    2007-06-01

    This article reviews medical team training using the principles of crew resource management (CRM). It also briefly discusses crisis resource management, a subset of CRM, as applied to high-acuity medical situations. Guidelines on setting up medical team training programs are presented. Team training programs are classified and examples of simulation-based and classroom-based programs are offered and their merits discussed. Finally, a brief look at the future of team training concludes this review article. PMID:17574191

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

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    Bunea ?tefan

    2013-07-01

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

  8. The business of petroleum exploration

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

  9. Expected Business Conditions and Bond Risk Premia

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    Eriksen, Jonas Nygaard

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the predictability of bond risk premia by means of expectations to future business conditions using survey forecasts from the Survey of Professional Forecasters. We show that expected business conditions consistently affect excess bond returns and that the inclusion of expected business conditions in standard predictive regressions improve forecast performance relative to models using information derived from the current term structure or macroeconomic variables. The results are confirmed in a real-time out-of-sample exercise, where the predictive accuracy of the models is evaluated both statistically and from the perspective of a mean-variance investor that trades in the bond market.

  10. eBusiness Maturity and Regional Development

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    Beynon-Davies, P.

    2007-01-01

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

  11. Training Future Physics Teachers at BYU: Successes in Teacher Training

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    Merrell, Duane B.; Clark, R. Beck

    2006-12-01

    Science disciplines at BYU graduate their fair share of teachers. In the school year 2005-2006 the physical science teaching program will graduate 22 teachers. The break down of those 22 teachers comes out Physics (10) Physical Science Composite (6) Earth Space Science (2) and Chemistry (4). With 32 physics students specializing in physics teaching, BYU is striving to encourage students to become science educators. All physical science teaching majors have very strong content programs. Physics students who chose the teaching option degrees only differs by approximately 3 classes from that of a physic major. With strong collaboration with the BYU McKay School of Education the College of Physical Science and Mathematics has created an advising program that focuses on getting the students who want to become teachers into the schools early. This introduction into the school is continuous from the beginning of the student’s junior year thru graduation. Students take introduction to science teaching to enter the teacher preparation program. In the introduction class students have a minimum of 48 hours in the public schools supervised by both the college and public school teachers and partnerships that have been established.

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

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

  13. Is Business Ethics Dying?

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    Pamental, George L.

    1991-01-01

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

  14. Business intelligencen onnistumisen mittaaminen

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    Tsusoff, Anna

    2011-01-01

    Tsusoff, Anna Business intelligencen onnistumisen mittaaminen Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2010, 25 s. Tietojärjestelmätiede, kandidaatin -tutkielma Ohjaaja: Makkonen, Pekka Tässä tutkielmassa on tarkoituksena kirjallisuuden perusteella selvittää business intelligencen onnistumiseen vaikuttavia tekijöitä sekä tarkastella miten business intelligncen onnistumista voidaan mitata. Business intelligencen onnistumiseen vaikuttavat monet seikat. Keskeistä on saada johd...

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

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    Chen Yijun

    2015-01-01

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

  16. Business plan competition

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    2007-01-01

    "Venture – Companies for tomorrow" is a business plan competition, which supports students and other junior entrepreneurs in developing their business plans. The sixth edition of the competition is now taking place. Venture 2008 highlights: - prize money totalling CHF 150’000; - possibility to optimize business ideas and business plans with the help of experienced coaches: around 200 coaches are available, with a wide range of backgrounds, entrepreneurs as well as venture capitalists; -\tpossibility to present business ideas and business plans to potential investors ("Investor Days" - 17 January and 7 May); - active involvement in the start-up community; -\tcontribution to potential independence. The competition consists of two phases: Phase I, Business idea, Deadline for submission of business idea: 5 December 2007 (online at http://www.venture.ch). Award Ceremony: 17 January 2008 Phase II, Business plan Deadline for submission of business plan: 2 April 2008 (online at...

  17. CWTC Business Plan

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    Jensen, Peter Hjuler; HillestrØm, Adam

    2011-01-01

    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 as offering a comprehensive systematic understanding of the entire drive-train. The CWTC will over time market and sell its products and services on a global scale, but first and foremost the CWTC is established to support and strengthen the Danish wind energy industry and specifically the Danish sub suppliers to the Danish wind turbine industry and also the Danish research establishments. The presented organizational structure reflects that there are certain functions that are separated from the operations and it also reflects that scientific staffing are hired in on a project basis. Machine operators will be hired in on a permanent basis. The breakdown of the cost for running the rig, both for R&D and commercial projects is presented. The income from the other activities is calculated based on the cost for the research staff, both for R&D activities and commercial. In the first year the income will be 100% from R&D activities, which is the cost for the staff to set-up the test-rig, the guidelines and test procedures, and partly for running the rig. Within 3 years of operation the CWTC is expected to provide the full list of products and services, as described in the road-map, with around half of the activities being research based and the other half commercial. The first year of operation is expected to be pure research based, with the development of test cases, guidelines for testing, initial set-up and calibration of the test rig etc.

  18. Global Business Models

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    Rask, Morten

    2012-01-01

    Firms internationalizing their activities work with business model innovation understood as the creation, or reinvention, of the business itself so that the combination of innovation with internationalization makes the business model play an integrative role. This paper aims to integrate basic insight from the literature about business models, international product policy, international entry modes and globalization into a conceptual model of relevant design elements of global business models, e...

  19. Competitiveness of Family Businesses

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    Leenders, M.A.A.M.; Waarts, E.

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to systematically examine the advantages and disadvantages of different types of family businesses. We distinguish four different types of family businesses based on their family and business orientation: (1) House of Business, (2) Family Money Machine, (3) Family Life Tradition, and (4) Hobby Salon. In our empirical research among family businesses (n=220), we find that all four different types co-exist. In addition, we find that differences in family and busines...

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

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    2002

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