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Businesses. Present and future  

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

Lup?a-T?taru, D. A.

2011-01-01

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Internet-Future Business Development Focus  

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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.

2012-01-01

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The future electricity business  

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

1999-11-01

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Building business foresight for future demands of business people  

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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...

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

2010-01-01

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Bell Canada Training for Future  

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Bell Canada's plans for future training will be on a centralized basis, using specialists in instructional technology to identify training needs and design courses at both the technical and managerial levels. (DS)

Blake, Frank

1973-01-01

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Study on the Issue of Staff Training in Business Hotel  

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

Qiumei Fan

2009-01-01

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Psychological effects of business trainings in Tanzania  

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

?yniewska, Agnieszka Anna; Selezneva, Olga

2009-01-01

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Future mobile internet services :business model scenarios  

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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...

Gressga?rd, Leif Jarle; Stensaker, Inger G.

2004-01-01

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Conservation business: sustaining Africa's future  

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

G.J. Breytenbach

2001-07-01

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Skilled Toy Train Discussions about Business Innovation  

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In this paper we show how industrialists in an innovation workshop employ tangible material â?? a toy train set â?? 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 â??customer journeyâ??, it keeps both hands and mind busy, it allows silent participation, and it expands the vocabulary of the discussion.

Buur, Jacob; Beuthel, Marie Rosa

2013-01-01

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From Theory to Practice: Faculty Training in Business Ethics.  

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

Boatright, John R.

1991-01-01

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Training in Small Business Retailing: Testing Human Capital Theory.  

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

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

1999-01-01

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Business success in software SMEs: Recommendations for future SPI studies  

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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...

2012-01-01

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Business success in software SMEs: recommendations for future SPI studies  

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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...

Clarke, Paul; O Connor, Rory V.

2012-01-01

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Biorefineries - Future business opportunity for forest cluster  

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

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

2012-07-01

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Future Directions for Business Education: A Delphi Study  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to synthesize perceptions from the field about current issues and to propose future directions for the field of business education. Method: A modified three-stage Delphi study was carried out with business educators who attended national conferences and/or belonged to national professional organizations.…

Kesten, Cyril A.; Lambrecht, Judith J.

2010-01-01

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Shaping talent for sustainable business development - Nuclear training practices  

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

2007-06-01

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Big Ideas for the Future: Enhancing the University-Business ...  

“UK business-university relationships are a real success story and have huge ... \\base is fully realised for the future economic and social wellbeing of the country.” \\... Find out more about RCUK's International activities and Overseas Teams:.

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THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD  

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

Marcos Amatucci

2010-12-01

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THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A STUDY FIELD  

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

Marcos Amatucci

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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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

1996-06-03

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

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

BELL, GORDON

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Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future  

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

2006-01-01

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Academic Training: Neutrino Physics, Present and Future  

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

2006-01-01

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Establishment of a Business Training Center and Development of Partnerships with Local High Schools and Businesses. Final Report.  

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In 1989, Salem Community College (SCC) developed a Business Training Center (BTC) to enhance and/or develop significant partnerships with high schools and business and industry. Through the Center, SCC implemented programs of study and shared services and/or externships with the DuPont Company and three local high schools. The partnership with…

Carter, Kathleen G.

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Business Education at Catholic Universities: Current Status and Future Directions  

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

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

2009-01-01

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

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

Yager, Loren

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

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

2012-01-01

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Business impact of nurse-designed training for claims case managers.  

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Teaching is a fundamental role of occupational health nurses. The primary purpose of any training is to change behavior. Time, resources, money, and personnel required for effective training are in short supply. Occupational health nurses must be able to quantify the effect of their training for business leaders to increase occupational health nurse funding. This article details how to calculate the business impact of training conducted by occupational health nurses. Two separate groups of claims case managers were evaluated for best practice scores. One group was trained by an occupational health nurse to determine occupational injury or illness causality. Best practice scores were analyzed 4 months later. A 14% difference was observed between the trained group and the control group. Occupational health nurses can quantify the effect their training has and use those results to improve their training and secure more resources from business leaders. PMID:19492759

Gleason, Alexander

2009-05-01

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

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

Peters, Mike; Buhalis, Dimitrios

2004-01-01

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

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

Ristila?, Ville

2012-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

Chiou-Pirng Wang

2008-12-01

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

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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...

Neal, Mark; Bjo?rklund, Jan

2012-01-01

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

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

Rossouw, Deon

2011-01-01

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

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Introduced late in the Spanish system of training residents, the figure of the tutor has been detailed in the new legislation governing the training of medical specialists. The law also details the functions of tutors, some of which have been relegated to the regional governments. The functions of tutors are outlined in six sections: planning training activity, receiving new residents, proposing individual training plans, acting as a reference for residents, promoting residents' participation in educational activities and research, and participating in the evaluation of residents. The recognition of tutors' work has hardly gone beyond the recognition of their managerial functions and of their need for special training. The future publication of new regulations by the regional governments might increase this recognition. On the other hand, the development of the new core curriculum with different training trunks will probably pose new challenges and increase tutors' workload. PMID:21300383

del Cura Rodríguez, J L

2011-01-01

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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…

Green River Community Coll., Auburn, WA.

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Donâ??t hate the business, become the business : The past, present and future of online activism towards business  

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This paper explores the world of digital artist activists, consumer activists and emerging business models as they challenge the past and present and work to (re)create the future of the intersection of the Internet, corporations, and the commons. A key issue at the intersection of technology, art and business is the tension between knowledge in the electronic commons and knowledge used as valued assets for corporations (Bazzichelli, & Cox, 2011). Another central issue is the tension between activists practicing new paradigms and corporations appropriating them (Pold & Andersen, 2011). These issues will be addressed in the paper through examining online activism in both art and consumer contexts, focused on how Internet and mobile technologies have, do and will continue to support the blurring of traditional boundaries between corporations and the commons. In the mid1990s, the Internet brought consumer activism to a new level, in which cyber e-mail protests by consumers actually changed corporate strategy and in the case of the Clipper Chip and Lotus Marketplace (Gurak 1997), caused corporations to discontinue product development plans. In 2000, the most expensive art production and protest ever recorded was the Toywar that an artist group named etoy fought with the corporation E-Toys over their domain name. The domain, etoy.com, had been created by etoy 2 years before the company E-toys was founded. Although E-toys had no legal right to the domain name, the company was able to win a judgement in a California court requiring etoy to stop using their site because the content was offending Etoys customers who arrived there by mistake. In this protest, a volunteer â??armyâ? 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 â??shareholdersâ? in etoy. (http://www.etoy.com/projects/toywar/) According to Andersen & Pold (2011), etoyâ??s â??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 todayâ??s corporate communication, mobilizing people â??virallyâ?? through the Internet, using media tactically, was novel at the time.â? 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 businessesâ??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 â??click throughsâ? 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 wo

Kampf, Constance Elizabeth

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

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

Bali Swain, Ranjula; Varghese, Adel

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2005-01-01

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

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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...

2013-01-01

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Cognitive training in mental disorders: update and future directions.  

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OBJECTIVE This article reviews the conceptual basis, definitions, and evolution of cognitive training approaches for the treatment of mental disorders. METHOD The authors review the current state of the knowledge on cognitive training in psychiatric illnesses, and its neural and behavioral targets, and summarize the factors that appear to relate to a successful response, including learner characteristics that influence clinical outcome. They also discuss methodological issues relevant to the development and testing of cognitive training approaches, with the goal of creating maximally efficient and effective approaches to training. Finally, they identify gaps in existing knowledge and outline key research directions for the future. RESULTS While much of the early research has been conducted in schizophrenia, cognitive training has more recently been applied to a widening range of neuropsychiatric illnesses, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, and substance use disorders. Cognitive training harnesses the inherent neuroplastic capacities of the brain, targeting neural system function across psychiatric disorders, thus improving the cognitive processes that play a role in emotion regulation, clinical symptoms, and adaptive community functioning. CONCLUSIONS Cognitive training offers considerable promise, especially given the limited efficacy of pharmacological interventions in ameliorating cognitive deficits. However, more research is needed to understand the mechanisms underlying cognitive training, predictors of response, generalization and real-world applicability, and approaches to dissemination in practice settings. PMID:24700194

Keshavan, Matcheri S; Vinogradov, Sophia; Rumsey, Judith; Sherrill, Joel; Wagner, Ann

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

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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…

Fuller, Jack A.; Denton, James W.

2006-01-01

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HANDBOOK FOR DIVERSIFIED COOPERATIVE TRAINING. DISTRIBUTIVE, COOPERATIVE, AND BUSINESS EDUCATION.  

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THIS HANDBOOK WAS WRITTEN TO AID THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AND COORDINATOR IN ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING A DIVERSIFIED COOPERATIVE TRAINING (DCT) PROGRAM. THE DCT PROGRAM INVOLVES THE TRAINING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THREE GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS--TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL, DISTRIBUTIVE, AND OFFICE OCCUPATIONS. IF SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS IN…

LOWMAN, C.L.

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Advanced energy plant operation and training of the future  

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NETL presented its vision of future plant operations and training for advanced energy systems at the 14th Annual ARC World Industry Forum. Plant operations can be improved through increased use of innovative computational tools, immersive virtual simulation, advanced real-time optimization and model predictive control solutions, wireless sensor networks, and enhanced self-diagnosis and decision-making tools. This presentation emphasized real-time dynamic simulators with operator training system (OTS) capabilities, along with immersive training systems (ITS) that provide three-dimensional virtual plant walk-through environments for training field operators and engineers. It also highlighted NETL's Dynamic Simulator Research and Training (DSR&T) Center, which is scheduled to be launched in late 2010 with the deployment of a combined OTS/ITS solution for an IGCC reference plant with carbon capture. The plant-wide IGCC training system will make use of the Invensys Operations Management DynsimTM software for the OTS and EYESimTM software for the ITS. EYESimTM was recently selected as a Breakthrough Product of 2009 by Processing magazine and was featured, along with NETL's DSR&T Center, in a recent ARC Insights article.

Zitney, S.

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2009-08-01

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P2P Business Applications: Future and Directions  

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Since the launch of Napster in June 1999, peer-to-peer technology (P2P) has become synonymous with file sharing applications that are the bane of the recording industry due to copyright infringements and consequent revenue losses. P2P promised a revolution in business computing which has not arrived. It has become synonymous with illegal file sharing and copyright violations. Meanwhile the information systems industry has undergone a paradigm change, and we are supposedly living in a world of...

2012-01-01

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Increasing Emotional Intelligence through Training: Current Status and Future Directions  

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

Nicola S. Schutte

2013-04-01

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Acmeological approach to training future teachers in college  

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

Velichko E. V.

2011-09-01

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Cross-Cultural Training for Business: A Consultant's Primer.  

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Discusses procedures that a consultant can use in a workshop for cross-cultural training to facilitate the acquisition of global knowledge, broad-minded attitude, flexible communication skills, and adaptable behavior by international managers and technicians in multi-national corporations. (SED)

Rippert-Davila, Susan

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

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

Ming-Kuen Chen

2004-12-01

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

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

Ming-Kuen Chen

2004-12-01

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

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

Sandhu, Navjot; Hussain, Javed; Matlay, Harry

2012-01-01

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

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

Malik, Ashish

2009-01-01

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

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

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

2003-01-01

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Four Design Criteria for Any Future Contractarian Theory of Business Ethics  

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This article assesses the quality of Integrative Social Contracts Theory (ISCT) as a social contract argument. For this purpose, it embarks on a comparative analysis of the use of the social contract model as a theory of political authority and as a theory of social justice. Building on this comparison, it then develops four criteria for any future contractarian theory of business ethics (CBE). To apply the social contract model properly to the domain of business ethics, it should be: (1) sel...

Wempe, B. H. E.

2008-01-01

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

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

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

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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: definiti...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Harsha Batra

2011-04-01

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

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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

Chanchai Bunchapattanasukda

2011-08-01

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A Study of Training Programs Sponsored by Business, Industry, Labor, and Government in the State of Wisconsin. Final Report.  

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Through the use of mailed and personal interview questionnaires, the study attempted to determine the extent of formal, organized training programs in Wisconsin sponsored by business, industry, labor, and government. Information was sought concerning the areas of training presently provided, the amount of training in terms of number of trainees,…

Redovich, Dennis; Bedwell, Raymond T., Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Mckenzie, David J.; Woodruff, Christopher

2012-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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Full Text Available The objective of this research was to explore and describe core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches. The total number of participants in this qualitative research was 30. A purposive and snowball sampling strategy was used. Triangulation was achieved through focus groups, in-depth individual interviews and naïve sketches. Data were analysed through an open inductive approach and descriptive analysis. The results describe core competencies of a business team coach as situated within an Outcomes Based Education framework and relate to the knowledge to be discovered, skills to be mastered and the attitudes to be formed during a managerial psycho-educational training programme.

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Maritz, J.E., Poggenpoel, M., & Myburgh, C.P.H. (2009. Core competencies necessary for a managerial psycho-educational training programme for business team coaches. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 7(1, Art. #110, 8 pages. DOI: 10.4102/sajhrm.v7i1.110

Marie Poggenpoel

2009-04-01

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

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Business firm's income is not constant, or fixed from period to period because of this the firm's cash inflow or out flow is uneven. The decision of a firm either to invest or to borrow from creditors based on uneven cash in-flow need to have a future or a present value prediction formula. The problem to find future and present value formulae for uneven cash flow stayed unsolved for long periods. However, on this paper it wanted to show future and present value of uneven cash flow prediction ...

2011-01-01

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

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Business firm's income is not constant, or fixed from period to period because of this firm’s cash inflow or out flow is uneven. The decision of a firm either to invest or to borrow from creditors based on uneven cash in-flow need to have a future or a present value prediction formula. The problem to find future and present value formulae for uneven cash flow stayed unsolved for long periods. However, on this paper it wanted to show future and present value of uneven cash flow prediction f...

2011-01-01

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

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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.

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Overeducation or structural change? An analysis of the impact of ICT, university training and organisational change of business salaries  

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Full Text Available The severity of the current economic crisis has shown the need to profoundly transform the productive structure of many economies allover the world. With the major increase in unemployment, the need has been considered for major structural change, for both workersand companies, to improve their competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. With this objective, international empiricalevidence has demonstrated the existence of new co-innovative sources (in particular the establishment of complementary relationsbetween the intensive use of information and communication technologies (ICT, organisational change and training for competitivechange which explain the increases in productivity and competitiveness of companies, the creation of jobs and improvementsin salary for qualified workers.In parallel, the empirical evidence available demonstrates a problem of relative overeducation, in the sense that, for specificcategories, there is no correlation between higher levels of training and improved salaries at work. Based on the data from arepresentative sample of private enterprises in Catalonia (2,038 companies, we have looked at the impact of structural change(co-innovative sources and overeducation related to salaries in the company. The results suggest that: 1 individual characteristicsof the employees (level and extension of training and of the company (efficiency and complimentarity between organisational andtechnological change determine salary levels in the Catalan company; 2 overeducation is not present in the business category wherethere is intensive use of knowledge and technology; 3 overeducation does exist in the business category where there is not intensiveuse of knowledge and technology; 4 for the companies using intensive technology and knowledge, a minority competitive numberbut very relevant for a competitive future, structural change in the determination of salary may be important; 5 in contrast, inthe majority of Catalan companies — which make little use of technology and knowledge — a problem of over-education has beendetected, linked, among other things, to the low importance of structural change in their salary levels.

Joan Torrent-Sellens

2009-07-01

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

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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...

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

2005-01-01

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

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

Neuvo, Yrjo?; Karvonen, Elina

2012-01-01

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

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These days family-friendliness is a key issue for the future of businesses. Investments in a family conscious personnel policy are considered as forward-looking decisions in companies. This happens against the background of a sustainable personnel policy in times of a decrease in the number of employable persons, an increasing shortage of skilled workers and an ageing workforce. Family-friendly working conditions are becoming a key factor in the competition for staff. When choosing an employe...

2012-01-01

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

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

Mikheenko O.I.

2014-05-01

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Achieving Success in Small Business: A Self-Instruction Program for Small Business Owner-Managers. Improving Employee Selection, Training and Supervision.  

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This self-instructional module on improving employee selection, training, and supervision is the tenth in a set of twelve modules designed for small business owner-managers. Competencies for this module are (1) describe the three-step approach to selecting effective employees and (2) describe two of the most important characteristics possessed by…

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Technological barriers to and opportunities for future content production business; Tulevaisuuden sisaeltoeliiketoiminnan teknologiset esteet ja mahdollisuudet  

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At the request of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Learning and Research Services unit at the University of Oulu made an exploratory study of technological barriers to and opportunities for future content production business. The study is based on interviews with experts, reports and other sources of information and carries the title Revenue generation and business potential at the interface between future technologies and content production. This exploratory study will serve as the basis for a future foresight study. The unspecified nature and vagueness of the concept 'content production' has become something of a mantra that is being repeated in nearby all reports, studies and investigations dealing with content production, its development and future possibilities. But because content production apparently exists, it means that also the creators of content are hiding somewhere. The difficult problem of trying to trace the very nature of content production and products could be approached from the perspective of a content creator. What are content products made of. For what and how are the creators of content being paid. In the present study, the content production business has been studied as a whole that is divided into parts on the basis of the logic of revenue generation, i.e. in primary production, development of technologies, development of products and, finally, development of business activities. Neither is the model for revenue generation nor future technology the most important thing when considering the future of the content production and the approach to be taken in the foresight study. The logic of revenue generation is always the same for all commodities: The product concerned meets either an irrational or a rational need of a customer, the customer feels that the product brings added value for him or her and pays the prices requested/negotiated. - In the case of content products, there is no need to develop a more complex logic of revenue generation than the one described above. Also technologies develop - and an integrated technology foresight poses on the one hand a great challenge (separate developments are common e.g. internet technology, software technology, game technology, information architecture etc.), but means on the other hand waste of time because being a 'first-line' business also means being at the forefront of technological development. Instead of anticipating the development of single technologies it would be more justified to anticipate future trends in technology and the type of environment where we are working in the future. With a view to the coming foresight study, it is of essential importance to describe both the resources available in the sector and the inputs to be made into it. It the aim of the final result of the actual foresight study is to give a good picture of the future of the content production business, the problem could be approached by creating a common vision for the different areas of competence within content production. The resources available in the sector should be mapped out to make it possible to target the development input towards the areas with the largest development potential. At the same time, it should be considered how resources that may be missing could be replaced. (orig.)

Berg, M.; Harjunpaeae, N.; Paerkkae, T.; Sjoeman, I. [University of Oulu (Finland)

2003-07-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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

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

Stucchi, Tamara

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

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Purpose â?? 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 â?? Literatures investigating value appropriation were identified by the means of a systematic review of the overall management literature. Findings â?? 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 â?? 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 â?? 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 â?? To the authorsâ?? knowledge, this paper represents the first attempt at reviewing the management literature on value appropriation in business exchange. The authors provide overview, details, comparisons, and frame a research agenda as a first step towards establishing value appropriation as a key phenomenon in business exchange research.

Ellegaard, Chris; Medlin, Christopher J.

2014-01-01

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

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

Zettinig, Peter; Vincze, Zsuzsanna

2008-01-01

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Future training concepts: prospects and visions on how to establish a sustainable energy supply  

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The paper describes the ideas of the PowerTech Training Center regarding the future training of power plant personnel. The topic will be approached from two different angles, taking a look at the perspectives for training in the energy industry as seen in the light of experience and the visions that inspire the PowerTech Training Center and without which no high-quality training services can be provided in the long run. Three perspectives are outlined: The PowerTech Training Center sees a growing demand to raise training standards and increase competence, as well as an increased demand for simulator training and training for nuclear power plants. Furthermore, the article explains three visions that could influence training in future. The PowerTech Training Center sees a demand to utilise the potential of qualified women to a larger extent, to develop a European training perspective for power plant personnel within the European Union and to develop new forms of co-operation on the basis of networked communication, perhaps in the form of competence teams in power plants. (orig.)

2007-01-01

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Aging, training, and the brain: A review and future directions  

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As the population ages, the need for effective methods to maintain or even improve older adults’ cognitive performance becomes increasingly pressing. Here we provide a brief review of the major intervention approaches that have been the focus of past research with healthy older adults (strategy training, multi-modal interventions, cardiovascular exercise, and process-based training), and new approaches that incorporate neuroimaging. As outcome measures, neuroimaging data on intervention-rel...

Lustig, Cindy; Shah, Priti; Seidler, Rachael; Reuter-lorenz, Patricia A.

2009-01-01

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

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

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2010-01-01

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

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

Borner, Rene; Moormann, Jurgen; Wang, Minhong

2012-01-01

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The New Business Look in Employment and Training Programs. The Private Sector Initiative Program (PSIP). Second Edition.  

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Intended to inform local communities (especially the business sector) of ways to join government-sponsored employment and training programs with the private employment market, this handbook provides broad guidelines for use in the establishment and operation of the Private Industry Council (PIC). (The PIC is the primary vehicle created by Title…

Garcia, Uvaldo

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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…

California State Dept. of Employment Development, Sacramento.

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Perspectives of NPP personnel training in the future?  

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Problems of the NPP personnel education are discussed during radical reorganization of the state regulation of energy production and distribution when nuclear energetics will appears in the market conditions. Effective methods of the NPP personnel training developed by the corporation GPU Nuclear are given. Potentials of the application of simulators and computerized programs for increasing the NPP personnel education efficiency are considered

1996-01-01

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The importance of interpersonal skills training for future project managers  

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

Þórhildur Ída Þórarinsdóttir 1962

2012-01-01

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Hydro Ottawa's apprenticeship program : building the foundation of our business and future  

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Hydro Ottawa is a local distribution company (LDC) with a workforce of 551 people and 127 line maintainers. Apprentices are required due to the physically demanding nature of power line maintenance as well as due to the fact that the utility's workforce is aging. Hydro Ottawa's apprenticeship program was designed as a long-term investment in the utility's future. The cost of the program is offset by a reduced need for hiring contractors. Experienced trades staff are re-deployed to fill many other positions within the utility. The program includes constant monitoring of new recruits during probation to ensure that potential employees are suited to the job. Training resources are optimized to create a safe, focused environment that focuses on the development of core skills. The recruitment process has a strong marketing focus and has the following 5 stages: (1) resume screening, (2) college testing, (3) an interview, (4) a heights and confined space test, and (5) a physical fitness test and medical. The first year of the program involves dedicated training, a boot camp, bi-weekly individual reviews, and testing at a facility. Formal trades training is also conducted. The second year of the program includes a yearly site rotation and attendance at a formal trade school. The third year includes a 4 month stint on an emergency response team. figs.

Jefferies, L. [Hydro Ottawa Ltd., Ottawa, ON (Canada)

2009-07-01

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

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

Stutzer, Erich

2012-01-01

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Computerized training simulator, its development and future prospects  

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

1989-06-01

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

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

Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei

2008-01-01

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College and University Business Officers: Their Numerical Representation, Tasks, and Training.  

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A review of the higher education business affairs literature provided the data for this report. Five topics are addressed: (1) the major categories of business affairs management positions below that of chief business officer; (2) counts or estimates of the number of people in each major position category; (3) education and experience requirements…

Moxley, Linda S.

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Model of future officers' availability to the management physical training  

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

Olkhovy O.M.

2012-03-01

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

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The problem became topical due to the reorientation of education to the new goals of shaping the skills of 21 century among students. The authors present one of solutions for these problems, the special training of future teachers in the walls of the institution of higher education to apply research methods in school education. The paper outlines proposals for improving the content of methodical training of teachers. The theory of teaching methods acquires further development, in particular, ...

?????, ?. ?.; ???????????, M. ?.

2010-01-01

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

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

Deeg, Anja; Niemann, Ann-lisa

2012-01-01

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

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

2011-09-23

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Education and training of future wetland scientists and managers  

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

Wilcox, D. A.

2008-01-01

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

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

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

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

Natalya Gubanova

2013-08-01

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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.

Göran Roos

2014-03-01

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

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The Information Technique (IT) industry in Taiwan is the fastest growing industry to enter the international market. The information industry has the need for e-Business application and the implementation of global logistics management (GLM). In order to be efficient, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) stated a series of projects related to the e-Business in IT industry since 2000. One of the objectives of this study is to discuss the status of e-Business implementation since 2000. This ...

2004-01-01

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

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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...

Fallgren, Karl; Sundborg, Ha?kan

2013-01-01

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

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

Zahra Moghimi

2013-07-01

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On the Training of Radio and Communications Engineers in the Decades of the Immediate Future.  

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A list of 11 statements relating to the change in training programs for radio and communications engineers is presented in this article, in preparation for future developments in the field. Semiconductors, decimeter and centimeter radio frequency ranges, and a statistical approach to communications systems are analyzed as the three important…

Klyatskin, I.G.

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Not Missing the Future: The Case for Technology and Business Process Change  

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As technology has evolved, the opportunity to transform and enhance the business processes of academic records managers has become more attractive. Many institutions embrace business-process change as a part of their ongoing strategy, but others defer--or simply avoid--any such change. But now more than ever, according to this author, it is…

VanDenBerg, Doug

2010-01-01

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

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

2010-05-01

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

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A student’s academic achievement is impacted by various factors including the multidimensional self-concept.
Students with higher levels of achievement are more likely to complete their current study and progress to the next
level of study compared to their peers with lower levels of achievement. This study investigates the relationships
of self-concept, academic achievement and future pathway of the first year business studies diploma students in a...

Siew-Fun Tang

2011-01-01

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

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The results of the use of interactive learning technologies on the example of Internet sites in the working of the curriculum for the subject “The theory and methodology of football”. The experiment involved 75 students. It is shown that the use of Internet sites will allow to intensify cognition future teachers of physical culture. The increase in the content and performance of methodological knowledge (10.3%), for the memory of students (13.5%). It is shown a significant improvement in ...

Surovov A.A.

2013-01-01

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The raising of the professional orientation of physical training of future officers-communicators  

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Full Text Available The analysis of the characteristics of military and professional activity of officers-communicators and the requirements of this military expertise to the development of the body of cadets is performed. It is disclosed a question of a low professional orientation of physical training of cadets of higher military educational institutions and the necessity of its solving. The content of special physical training of future officers of signal is defined and practical recommendations to enhance the professional orientation of physical education students in related disciplines are proposed.

Boroznyuk O.V.

2012-03-01

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

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

Nordin, Fredrik; Agndal, Henrik

2008-01-01

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

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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...

Siddiqui, Humaan

2011-01-01

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

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

Surovov A.A.

2013-06-01

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

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

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

2010-09-01

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

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

Dubrevskiy Y.M.

2012-10-01

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

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

Osadchiy V.V.

2010-03-01

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

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

Chih-Ping Lin

2005-12-01

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

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

Oberschachtsiek, Dirk; Scioch, Patrycja

2011-01-01

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

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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…

Conn, Cynthia E.

2008-01-01

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The Multinational Business Organization: A Schema for the Training of Overseas Personnel in Communication.  

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American businesses, government agencies, and cultural organizations are engaging increasingly in multinational activities. Such activities place Americans and the constituents they represent in different cultural contexts that involve and require adjustment and adaptation to situations and people with different value systems and behavior…

Yousef, Fathi S.; Briggs, Nancy E.

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Business Planning for the Vocational Education and Training in Hong Kong  

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

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

2006-01-01

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A short training program improves the accuracy of portion-size estimates in future dietitians  

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Full Text Available SciELO Venezuela | Language: English Abstract in spanish Un programa de entrenamiento breve mejora la pre cisión en la estimación de raciones en futuros dietistas. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar si un programa de entrenamiento breve, con alimentos reales, podría reducir el error en la estimación de raciones tras el entrenamiento. 90 estud [...] iantes voluntarios(20,18±0,44 años) de la Universidad del País Vasco (España) recibieron un entrenamiento en técnicas observacionales, y se valoró su capacidad para estimar el peso de alimentos durante y después de un periodo de tres horas de entrenamiento. Dicho programa incluyó 57 alimentos de consumo habitual que representan una amplia variedad de formas (125 formas diferentes). Los pesos estimados se compararon con los pesos reales y la efectividad del programa se determinó examinando los cambios en el porcentaje de error absoluto a lo largo del tiempo. Los datos se analizaron con el programa SPSS vs. 13.0. Los errores en la estimación de raciones disminuyeron tras el entrenamiento para la mayoría de los alimentos. Además, la precisión en la estimación varió ampliamente según el grupo de alimentos y las formas. Los alimentos que se estimaron con menor precisión fueron los amorfos, tanto antes como después del entrenamiento. Nuestros resultados sugieren que el programa de entrenamiento implementado para la estimación de raciones en un amplio rango de alimentos por observación directa resulta eficaz en futuros dietistas. Sin embargo, este entrenamiento pudo ser demasiado breve para que los participantes asimilaran su aplicación Abstract in english The objective of this study was to determine whether a short training program, using real foods, would decreased their portion-size estimation errors after training. 90 student volunteers (20.18±0.44 y old) of the University of the Basque Country (Spain) were trained in observational techniques and [...] tested in food-weight estimation during and after a 3-hour training period. The program included 57 commonly consumed foods that represent a variety of forms (125 different shapes). Estimates of food weight were compared with actual weights. Effectiveness of training was determined by examining change in the absolute percentage error for all observers and over all foods over time. Data were analyzed using SPSS vs. 13.0. The portion-size errors decreased after training for most of the foods. Additionally, the accuracy of their estimates clearly varies by food group and forms. Amorphous was the food type estimated least accurately both before and after training. Our findings suggest that future dietitians can be trained to estimate quantities by direct observation across a wide range of foods. However this training may have been too brief for participants to fully assimilate the application

Marta, Arroyo; Concepción, Martínez de la Pera; Laura, Ansotegui; Ana, Mª Rocandio.

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International Recommendations for Training Future Toxicologic Pathologists Participating in Regulatory-Type, Nonclinical Toxicity Studies*  

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The International Federation of Societies of Toxicologic Pathologists (IFSTP) proposes a common global framework for training future toxicologic pathologists who will support regulatory-type nonclinical toxicology studies. Trainees optimally should undertake a scientific curriculum of at least 5 years at an accredited institution leading to a clinical degree (veterinary medicine or medicine). Trainees should then obtain 4 or more years of intensive pathology practice during a residency and/or on-the-job “apprenticeship,” at least 2 years of which must be focused on regulatory-type toxicologic pathology topics. Possession of a recognized pathology qualification (i.e., certification) is highly recommended. A non-clinical pathway (e.g., a graduate degree in medical biology or pathology) may be possible if medically trained pathologists are scarce, but this option is not optimal. Regular, lifelong continuing education (peer review of nonclinical studies, professional meetings, reading, short courses) will be necessary to maintain and enhance one’s understanding of current toxicologic pathology knowledge, skills, and tools. This framework should provide a rigorous yet flexible way to reliably train future toxicologic pathologists to generate, interpret, integrate, and communicate data in regulatory-type, nonclinical toxicology studies.

Bolon, Brad; Barale-Thomas, Erio; Bradley, Alys; Ettlin, Robert A.; Franchi, Carla A.S.; George, Catherine; Giusti, Anna Maria; Hall, Robert; Jacobsen, Matthew; Konishi, Yoichi; Ledieu, David; Morton, Daniel; Park, Jae-Hak; Scudamore, Cheryl L.; Tsuda, Hiroyuki; Vijayasarathi, S.K.; Wijnands, Marcel V.W.

2010-01-01

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

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

Stephens, Matthew P.; Torres, Patricio A.

2010-03-19

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INTERNET SERVICES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING IN THE PROCESS OF FUTURE TEACHERS TRAINING ??????? ???????? ??? ????????????? ???????? ? ??????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????? ????????  

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Full Text Available Relevance of the material contained in the article, is conditioned by necessity of   new information and communication technologies implementation in the practice of distance education in future teachers training. The article describes the Internet services that can be applied in the process of students distance learning, including: email, Internet social services, electronic libraries, Google applications for education, services creating podcasts and screencasts, forums, virtual classrooms, webinars and means of communication / interaction. Promising area of further research is the integration of Internet services with the university distance learning.???????????? ?????????, ??????????? ? ??????, ?????????? ???????????? ???????????? ????? ????????????-?????????????? ?????????? ? ???????? ????????????? ???????? ? ??????? ?????????? ????????? ????????. ? ?????? ??????? ??????? ?????????, ??? ????? ????????????? ? ??????? ????????????? ???????? ????????? ????? ?????????? ????????, ? ????: ?????????? ?????, ????????? ??????? ????????, ?????????? ??????????, ??????? Google ??? ???????? ????????, ??????? ????????? ????????? ?? ???????????, ??????, ?????????? ?????, ??????? ?????????? ????????? ? ?????? ???????????/?????????. ????????????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ?????????? ? ?????????? ???????? ????????? ?? ???????? ????????????? ???????? ?????? ??????????? ???????.

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BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS VS BUSINESS DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS  

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

Marinela Lazarica

2006-05-01

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Business for Social Responsibility Homepage  

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

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

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

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

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Promoting business creation through real world experience in entrepreneurship training programmes  

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The aim of this paper is to analyse the effectiveness of entrepreneurship training programmes targeting post graduate students. The analysis is based on Project “Começar”, involving a Regional Development Agency in Alentejo (ADRAL), and three Higher Education institutions (Évora University, Beja Polytechnic and Portalegre Polytechnic). Two editions of the programme are closed scrutinized, including self-assessment made by developers of the programme. Results show a success rate of 41%, ...

Dominguinhos, Pedro; Carvalho, Lui?sa Margarida Cagica

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

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

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Report on Employer-Based Training, 1983-84.  

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

Cronin, Doug; Parkison, Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that senior surgical residents would benefit from focused training by professionals with management expertise. Although managerial skills are recognized as necessary for the successful establishment of a surgical practice, they are not often emphasized in traditional surgical residency curricula. DESIGN Senior residents from all surgical subspecialties at McGill University were invited to participate in a 1-day management seminar. Precourse questionnaires aimed at evaluating the residents' perceptions of their own managerial knowledge and preparedness were circulated. The seminar was then given in the form of interactive lectures and case-based discussions. The questionnaires were readministered at the end of the course, along with an evaluation form. Precourse and postcourse data were compared using the Freeman-Halton extension of the Fisher exact test to determine statistical significance (P < .05). SETTING McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS A total of 43 senior residents. RESULTS Before the course, the majority of residents (27 of 43 [63%]) thought that management instruction only happened "from time to time" in their respective programs. After the course, 15 residents (35%) felt that management topics were "well addressed," and 19 (44%) felt that management topics have been "very well addressed" (P < .01). Residents noted a significant improvement in their ability to perform the following skills after the course: giving feedback, delegating duties, coping with stress, effective learning, and effective teaching. On the ensemble of all managerial skills combined, 26 residents (60%) rated their performance as "good" or "excellent" after the course vs only 21 (49%) before the course (P = .02). Residents also noted a statistically significant improvement in their ability to perform the managerial duties necessary for the establishment of a surgical practice. CONCLUSIONS Surgical residency programs have the responsibility of preparing their residents for leadership and managerial roles in their future careers. An annual seminar serves as a starting point that could be built on for incorporating formal management training in surgical residency curricula. PMID:23117834

Hanna, Waël C; Mulder, David S; Fried, Gerald M; Elhilali, Mostafa; Khwaja, Kosar A

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

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

Siew-Fun Tang

2011-11-01

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Adaptive Training of Perceptual Motor Skills: Issues, Results and Future Directions.  

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Adaptive training research is described and evaluated. A critical examination of various experiments reveals that there is less support for the application of adaptive manipulations to applied motor skill training than is generally believed. Some apparent...

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

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

Sanda Toma Urichianu

2009-12-01

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

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

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

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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)

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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)

Ahnert, C.; Cuervo, D.; Garcia-Herranz, N.; Aragones, J.M.; Cabellos, O.; Gallego, E.; Minguez, E.; Lorente, A.; Piedra, D. [Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Rebollo, L.; Blanco, J. [Gas Natural-Union FENOSA, Avda. de San Luis 77, 28033 Madrid (Spain)

2010-07-01

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World Bank Project Vis-A-Vis Technical Teachers' Training in India: Development, Status and Futures.  

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Highlights the status of the technical-education system in India, focusing on the World Bank Assisted Project for strengthening technical-teacher training. Objectives, issues confronting, policy adopted for, and project components related to technical-teacher training are discussed, as well as categories of this type of training. Problems with the…

Ghosh, Anil Kumar

1997-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laura SERBANESCU

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

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

Stutzer, Erich

2012-04-01

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

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

Leggett, L M W

2014-01-01

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Training  

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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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...

Cabellos Francisco, Oscar Luis; Ahnert Iglesias, Carolina; Cuervo Go?mez, Diana; Garci?a Herranz, Nuria; Gallego Di?az, Eduardo F.; Mi?nguez Torres, Emilio; Aragone?s Beltra?n, Jose? Mari?a; Lorente Fillol, Alfredo; Piedra, David

2010-01-01

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Adaptive Training of Perceptual-Motor Skills: Issues, Results, and Future Directions.  

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This reveiw has two aims; the first is to assess adaptive training as a method for teaching control skills, and the second is to establish a conceptual framework that will allow a detailed analysis of adaptive manipulations and their influence on skill acquisition. The major studies in adaptive training research are described and evaluated.…

Lintern, Gavan; Gopher, Daniel

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Creative and Educational Aspects of Future Teachers of Professional Education Training  

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

Bakdoolot B. Bakirov

2013-01-01

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

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

S.A. Adesoji

2006-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

2012-04-15

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

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

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

2012-07-01

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

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

1986-11-16

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

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

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2011-07-01

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Training of young researchers and PhD supervisors for the future  

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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 superviso...

Kolmos, Anette

2005-01-01

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Training of young researchers and PhD supervisors for the future  

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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 superviso...

Kolmos, Anette

2004-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Future needs in radiation protection training for NPP workers of Slovenia  

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

1999-09-06

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

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

Helmreich, Robert L.

1993-01-01

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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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Full Text Available SciELO South Africa | Language: English Abstract in english 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.

Ethel, Brundin; Caroline, Wigren-Kristoferson.

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

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

2005-01-01

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

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

Margarita Rusinova

2013-11-01

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Social Skills and Social Values Training for Future K-Workers  

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Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to determine the extent of acquisition of knowledge on social skills and social values by trainers of institutes and coaches of industries in training of trainers (ToT) programmes. It has been ascertained that social skills and social values can and must be taught to apprentices to enhance their…

Sail, Rahim M.; Alavi, Khadijah

2010-01-01

167

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

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

Nze, Jean Sylvain Bekale; Ginestie, Jacques

2012-01-01

168

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

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

Agbola, Frank Wogbe; Lambert, Daniel Kenneth

2010-01-01

169

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.)

2003-06-01

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

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

Bopp, G.; Golz, S.; Holz, F.; Roth, W.; Vogt, G. [Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg (Germany)

2004-07-01

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Closing the experience gap in the field of PV energy with training of social, technical, financial and business management skills  

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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 coupled 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 customised training programs. (orig.)

Bopp, G.; Goelz, S.; Holz, F.; Roth, W.; Vogt, G. [Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg (Germany)

2004-07-01

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

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

2004-06-07

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

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

2011-07-17

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Integrated business development  

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

2010-01-01

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

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

2013-01-01

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

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

Rosario Isabel Herrada Valverde

2008-12-01

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Training Cognition in ADHD: Current Findings, Borrowed Concepts, and Future Directions  

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With both its high prevalence and myriad of negative outcomes, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demands a careful consideration of the efficacy of its treatment options. Although the benefits of medication have a robust empirical background, nonpharmaceutical interventions evoke particular interest, as they are often viewed more favorably by parents. This review pays special attention to the use of working memory and recent cognitive training attempts in ADHD, describing its co...

Rutledge, Kyle J.; Den Bos, Wouter; Mcclure, Samuel M.; Schweitzer, Julie B.

2012-01-01

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Training Future Academic Advisors: One Model of a Pre-Service Approach.  

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A graduate-level course to introduce future faculty, staff, counselors, and administrators to the role of advising and the advisor in higher education is described. The course includes segments on organizational models and delivery systems, techniques and resources, special problems and populations, and career advising. Communication skills are…

Gordon, Virginia

1982-01-01

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

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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.

Bielicova N.O.

2010-03-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009-01-01

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

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

DuncanLTurner

2013-11-01

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

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The recovery of functional movements following injury to the central nervous system (CNS) is multifaceted and is accompanied by processes occurring in the injured and non-injured hemispheres of the brain or above/below a spinal cord lesion. The changes in the CNS are the consequence of functional and structural processes collectively termed neuroplasticity and these may occur spontaneously and/or be induced by movement practice. The neurophysiological mechanisms underlying such brain plasticity may take different forms in different types of injury, for example stroke vs. spinal cord injury (SCI). Recovery of movement can be enhanced by intensive, repetitive, variable, and rewarding motor practice. To this end, robots that enable or facilitate repetitive movements have been developed to assist recovery and rehabilitation. Here, we suggest that some elements of robot-mediated training such as assistance and perturbation may have the potential to enhance neuroplasticity. Together the elemental components for developing integrated robot-mediated training protocols may form part of a neurorehabilitation framework alongside those methods already employed by therapists. Robots could thus open up a wider choice of options for delivering movement rehabilitation grounded on the principles underpinning neuroplasticity in the human CNS. PMID:24312073

Turner, Duncan L; Ramos-Murguialday, Ander; Birbaumer, Niels; Hoffmann, Ulrich; Luft, Andreas

2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

Durvali Emílio Fregonezi

1994-08-01

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

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

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2013-05-01

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

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Human resources development needs to take cognizance of the unique challenges that the workplace of the future is posing to individuals, so that young people can be prepared effectively for the workplace. The objective of this study was to evaluate a training programme based on the principles of social constructivism and focused on developing people for the workplace of the future. A non-equivalent groups design with pre- and post-measurement was used to evaluate the programme. The experiment...

2006-01-01

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Critical Connections: Communication for the Future. Volume 2. Contractor Documents. Part 4: Industry Integration, Comparative Advantage in Business, Categorization of Communication Users, State Regulation, Defense Interests.  

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Contents: Integration in key communications industries: business and policy considerations; Communication and comparative advantage in the business arena: operations and technological development; Categorization of communication users; State regulation of...

A. Mowshowitz B. Dervin M. Edmonds P. Teske S. N. Brotman

1990-01-01

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The Office of the Future--Implications for Change in Education. Position Papers: Annual Business Education Invitational Forum (4th, Provo, Utah, 1977). Research and Service Project Number 4.  

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This publication contains six position papers presented by guest businessmen during the fourth annual Business Education Invitational Forum on the topic of implications of current change and technology in the environment in the office of the future. The article, The Office in the 1970's, describes the office as it is and as it is evolving, defines…

Waters, Max L., Ed.

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Training of staff and management for their present-day and future functions in the electricity industry  

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Like other corporations in industries, utilities are faced with the same situation: There are continuous changes in techniques and technologies but also in the social and political environments of these corporations. This causes requirements for training and further training to rise. In order to continue effective running of companies, the methods and procedures of training and further-training need to be constantly revised and adjusted to the latest findings. This does not only apply to vocational training but also to the training of managerial staff. (orig.).

Dommann, D.; Grabner, G.

1989-05-22

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

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

2013-01-01

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Business Model Innovation Leadership  

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Leading business model (BM) strategizing through â??the field of innovationâ? 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 â??the heart(s) of the businessâ? and business model innovation is mentioned as â??the tree of innovationâ?. This emphasizes the importance of questioning. How is BM innovation leadership (BMIL) carried out in companies related to various BM(s) and BMI tasks and throughout their business model innovation process? And, how can innovation leadership be related to BMI? A framework model for BMIL based on case research in European and American businesses are proposed.

Lindgren, Peter; Rasmussen, Ole Horn

2012-01-01

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

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

Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip

1998-01-01

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

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

Rani, Shobha; Byrne, Hanora

2014-03-01

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Business intelligence  

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

Cebotarean Elena

2011-02-01

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

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

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

2007-01-01

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Business intelligence  

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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 predic...

Cebotarean Elena

2011-01-01

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

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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...

Lahti, Hans

2011-01-01

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

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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

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

2014-03-01

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Africa Business Network  

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

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

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

Dib, Simone Faury; Silva, Neusa Cardim da.

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

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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.

Ph. D. Ymer Havolli

2012-05-01

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Training Systems Product Group (TSPG) Training Systems Acquisition (TSA).  

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Training Systems Acquisition (TSA) Overview: TSA Program Introduction * TSA II Status and Planned Actions * TSA III - Acquisition Strategy - Small Business * TSA II Points of Contact. Training Systems Acquisition (TSA). Introduction: TSA is a Contracting ...

P. Sutton R. Evans

2006-01-01

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The Practice of Training in Software Engineering  

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

Patricia Ledezma

2011-12-01

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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

2002-02-03

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The need for change in elementary school teacher training--A cross-college age study of future teachers' conceptions of basic astronomy concepts  

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Do students in pre-service training programs for elementary school teachers hold the correct scientific views, which will eventually allow them to plan and implement instructional strategies, which, in turn, will lead their future pupils to achieve scientific conceptions of basic astronomy concepts? The results of a cross-college age study of this issue are presented and discussed in this paper. The studentsâ astronomy conceptions were analyzed by means of a written questionnaire presented to them during the first part of the year. The most important findings of this study will be of interest to many elementary-school teacher educators.

Trumper, Ricardo

2005-11-28

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Gulf Business  

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

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MEANS OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE OF FUTURE TEACHERS OF INFORMATICS ?????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????????????? ????????? ???????? ???????????  

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Teacher of Informatics has been in business in an environment that constantly change and modify, so his training requires the diversity of forms, methods, approaches and teaching technologies as well as learning tools that foster professional competence of students - future teachers of informatics. This article describes the use of author the Internet information resources, electronic textbook, multimedia training programs to ensure the process of studying professional disciplines in the cont...

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2010-01-01

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Playful Business  

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

Lund, Morten; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

2011-01-01

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BUSINESS ETHICS  

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

Raman Arora

2014-06-01

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Training as Bait.  

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One incentive state governments are offering industries to relocate is customized, state-supported training. A pool of skilled workers is a distinct competitive advantaged in attracting new businesses. (SK)

Froiland, Paul

1993-01-01

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Preferences of Training Performance Measurement: A Comparative Study of Training Professionals and Non-Training Managers  

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This survey-based study addressed a perceived gap between training performance evaluation practice and decision-making criteria required in business. Training professionals and non-training managers in North Carolina were surveyed. The study found that the groups differ in the performance measures that motivate them to act on training issues.…

Chapman, Diane D.

2004-01-01

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

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

2012-05-31

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

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Full Text Available SciELO Mexico | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Se presentan resultados de investigación que tienen como objetivo general describir la experiencia y resultados obtenidos de un programa de capacitación en línea dirigido a profesores de escuelas y facultades de negocios, con el propósito de desarrollar competencias relacionadas con las tecnologías [...] de información y comunicación. El programa de capacitación se desarrolló utilizando la Red CUDI de Internet 2 para la realización de videoconferencias, así como la 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.

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

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

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

Kapustina Lyubov

2013-06-01

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The Role of Business Schools in Ethics Education in Iceland : The Managersâ?? Perspective  

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This article explores managersâ?? 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 employeesâ?? 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 studentsâ?? ethical standards, but also to reshape the knowledge and capabilities of practicing managers through re-training and continuous education. Based on the results of the study, the article also offers some recommendations on how to begin reformulating the approach to business ethics education in Iceland, and perhaps elsewhere.

Sigurjonsson, Throstur Olaf; Vaiman, Vlad

2014-01-01

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

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

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

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Business Law  

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

Föh, Kennet Fischer

2012-01-01

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Sosiaalinen media business to business -markkinoinnissa  

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

2009-01-01

220

Doing Business  

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

 
 
 
 
221

BUSINESS INTEGRATION  

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

Radut Carmen; Codreanu Diana

2009-01-01

222

THE SHADOW OF CULTURES ON CREATION OF NEW HIRE TRAINING MANUALS  

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

Kousa, Marja

2009-01-01

223

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

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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…

Dieck-Assad, María de Lourdes

2013-01-01

224

Outsourcing the Business Services  

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

Ioan I. ANDONE

2010-01-01

225

Business process Innovation â?? The LEGO Case  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

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

Møller, Charles; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

2006-01-01

226

Survey of JCCC Nonclient Businesses.  

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In March 1999, as part of the 1998-99 Board of Trustees' environmental scan, the Office of Institutional Research at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, conducted a telephone survey of 501 Johnson County companies with at least 20 employees for which JCCC's Business and Industry Institute had not provided training in the past 3 years.…

Weglarz, Shirley

227

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

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

Anemari Roesler Luersen Vieira, Lopes; Maria Teresa Ceron, Trevisol; Maria Lucinda, Corcetti.

228

Proposed purchasing, employment and training policies for northern projects  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1991-01-01

229

Meeting energy workforce needs: determining education and training requirements  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The conference, in response to the challenge confronting schools, colleges, business, and industry created by emerging energy realities, focused on the following: the best available assessments of future job opportunities in energy-related occupations; programs and curricula available for occupational training in areas where growth in energy-related career opportunities is projected; capabilities of the nation's schools, colleges, and other training facilities to meet anticipated needs; guidance and counseling efforts needed to help students and workers to understand potential opportunities and required aptitudes and training; assessment of energy related jobs for minorities and women; and efforts to improve linkages between educators and industry, government, and labor to assure best use of education and training resources. Thirty-four papers were presented. (MCW)

1980-01-01

230

Health literacy of an urban business community.  

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The impact of community-based organizations on the delivery of health care knowledge is well documented. Little research has focused on the importance of health literacy in the dissemination of health care information by minority small business owners. This study sampled 38 business owners within a local business district to assess their level of health literacy. Although adequate health literacy is not required to serve as a community resource, it may be necessary to understand the health literacy level of local business owners as gatekeepers in order to develop appropriate training/educational programs. The results of this descriptive cross-sectional study indicate that for sample of business owners, health literacy levels are adequate. The findings suggest the feasibility of using local business owners as disseminators of health-related materials to the communities in which they operate their businesses. PMID:22643474

Johnson, Barbara H; Hayes, Sandra C; Ekundayo, Olugbemiga T; Wheeler, Primus; Ford, D'Arcy M

2012-02-01

231

National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

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Full Text Available ... Safety Training Improving Safety and Health Training for Disaster Cleanup Workers: Lessons Learned from the 2010 Deepwater ... Spill (2.6MB) Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool ( ...

232

Excel-Based Business Analysis  

CERN Document Server

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

Anari, Ali

2012-01-01

233

AREVA Business and Strategy overview April, 2010  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

2010-01-01

234

Cultural Sensitivity: The Key to Teaching Global Business.  

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

Timm, Judee A.

2003-01-01

235

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

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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.)

1994-01-01

236

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

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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...

Nixon, Chris

2003-01-01

237

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  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

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

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

2012-11-01

238

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

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

Drury, Richard L.

2000-01-01

239

Airline Business  

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Airline Business is a blog put together by airline industry employees. As a blog, (short for Web Log), the articles tend to be about current events in the airline business and tackle issues from cell phone use on airlines to current thoughts on ways to avoid costly ground accidents. The site is organized into four geographical categories, Africa and the Middle East, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and finally Europe. This is a website one could check regularly, as posts are frequent, on average of one per day.

2006-10-31

240

Business Forecasting  

Science.gov (United States)

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

2007-05-20

 
 
 
 
241

PPARC. 1998 business plan  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

242

Business Success and Its Factors as Perceived by Business School Students  

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

Soboleva, N. E.

2012-01-01

243

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

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

2008-04-01

244

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

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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…

Lampe, Marc

2006-01-01

245

BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS VS BUSINESS DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS  

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E-business is often described as the small organisations’ gateway to global business and markets. The adoption of Internet-based technologies for e-business is a continuous process, with sequential steps of evolution. The latter step in the adoption of Internet-based technologies for business, where the business services and the software components are supported by a pervasive software environment, which shows an evolutionary and self-organising behaviour are named digital business ecosys...

2006-01-01

246

Analysis of the process of strategic management of costs and pricing in business games with computer based training support Análisis del proceso de gestión estratégica de costos y formación de precios, en el ámbito de los juegos de empresas, con apoyo del entrenamiento basado en la computadora (CBT) Análise do processo de gestão estratégica de custos e formação de preços, no âmbito dos jogos de empresas, com apoio do treinamento baseado no computador (CBT)  

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This study explored the effects of integration of learning tools by analyzing the impact of computer based training (CBT) in the experience of business games. This study, of quasi-experimental design, analyzed the effect of CBT on strategic management of cost and formation of pricing in the Enterprise Strategy Simulator business game by comparing of rates of economic performance and consistency of strategic alignment, with and without CBT. Comparative analysis was carried out for six years of...

2010-01-01

247

Leadership Role in Building business Empire  

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

Prof. Rupesh Andhrutkar

2012-04-01

248

Changes in the European business  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

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

Stoehle, S.J.

1997-12-31

249

Teaching Business IT Ethics: A Professional Approach  

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

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

2004-01-01

250

The importance of target audiences in the design of training actions  

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This paper describes the process of definition, conceptualization and implementation of a business course addressed for logistic and industrial managers. This course was designed using a blended methodology, with training in classroom, visits to enterprises and self- study, supported by an eLearning platform. The aim of this work is to create an opportunity to reflect about the decisions and strategies implemented and point future developments.

Petiz, S.; Sousa, A.; Oliveira, F. M.; Santana, S.

2005-01-01

251

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

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A review of the entrepreneurship and small business literature indicates that little to no research has examined family businesses in Ireland in terms of their structure and composition, the management of the family business, and the training conducted by family businesses.

Birdthistle, Naomi; Fleming, Patricia

2007-01-01

252

RCUK Business Plan Competition 2010  

struggle in school, often need a lot of health and social care and this has an \\impact on ..... variety of business concepts from researchers across the UK. \\These innovative ..... www.rcuk.ac.uk/aboutrcuk/publications/corporate/future. As \\well as ..... Responsibility' legislation now exists to reduce waste, energy and \\pollution in ...

253

Business-to-Business -markkinointistrategia sosiaalisessa mediassa  

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

Ka?ha?ra?, Karri

2011-01-01

254

Why Task-Based Training is Superior to Traditional Training Methods  

CERN Multimedia

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

McGuire, Kath

2008-01-01

255

A Communication Skills Training Program for the Multinational Corporation.  

Science.gov (United States)

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

Johnson, J. Lynn; Pettit, John D.

1985-01-01

256

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

Science.gov (United States)

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

2010-03-30

257

The Future of Work  

Science.gov (United States)

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

Minic, Branka; Varney, Rich

2005-01-01

258

OUR BUSINESSES  

More than half of job positions are filled internally.The training budget is now three times the sum ...preferential terms, especially Prêts au Logement Très Social (PLAI) and Gaia land-carrying loans. -4.0 ...be able to make and receive the new SEPA transfers as from the beginning of 2008.

259

Business opportunities  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This chapter discusses the possible markets for ethanol feedstocks and ethanol fuels. The suggestions are to supply ethanol feedstocks to a large ethanol distillery which distributes ethanol on a national basis, to supply feedstocks to a local cooperative distillery, and to build a ethanol plant to produce ethanol for your needs and sell the excess to neighbors. Which market is best will depend on your farm business, development of the ethanol industry in the region, and the economics of producing and distilling ethanol. Some cost estimates are quoted, but the author cautions care in their use. The market for wood fuels is briefly mentioned

1991-01-01

260

Internet Training Needs Inventory.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Office of Institutional Research at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), Kansas, conducted a survey to help determine the level of interest in Internet training courses. Surveys were mailed in November 1998 to 9,982 individuals selected from six lists representing the JCCC Business and Industry Division's current and potential clients. A…

Weglarz, Shirley

 
 
 
 
261

E-Futures | UK Energy Research Centre  

Sheffield E-Futures Doctoral Training Centre for Interdisciplinary Energy \\Research ... the challenges inherent in making the transition to a sustainable \\energy future. ... at the University of Sheffield to train engineers and scientists \\with the skills, ...

262

Quality Assurance in Continuing Vocational Training for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the German Craft Sector--The Training Activities of the Central Office for Continuing Training in the Crafts Sector (ZWH).  

Science.gov (United States)

The German Central Office for Continuing Training in the Crafts Sector develops continuing training for small businesses and works on teacher training. The focus is on quality assurance through continuing updates of concepts and development of new instructional media. (SK)

Jenewein, Klaus; Kramer, Beate

1998-01-01

263

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

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

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...

2009-01-01

264

Contract Training: Progress and Policy Issues.  

Science.gov (United States)

Provides results of a national survey of community college contract training programs, including data on the extent of the colleges' involvement, centralization/decentralization of contract training, problems and benefits, and future trends. Discusses future policy trends. (HB)

Deegan, William L.; Drisko, Ronald

1985-01-01

265

Loss of energy business  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Russian PM Vladimir Putin, euphoric about the signing of the 25-year contract for the use of Ukrainian seaports by the Russian Navy, announced several new strategic bilateral projects. The new partnership between the two countries might be a disappointment for those who were hoping for new Slovak energy business development in cooperation with Moscow. Representatives of the Russian company TVEL frequently visited the Slovak Ministry of Economy last year, discussing the idea of a nuclear fuel production plant in Slovakia. The factory was supposed to make fuel for the growing number of Russian reactors throughout Europe and utilize the recently discovered uranium deposits near Kosice. However, since Mr. Putin unveiled the idea of creating a Russian-Ukrainian nuclear holding at the site of the Khmelnitskaya Nuclear Power Plant, Slovakia will probably not become the gate to the EU for Russia's atomic business. Owners of the Slovak uranium deposit site are losing business too. And not only does the Slovak-Russian nuclear cooperation seem to be completely lost, but the gas transfer business is unclear too. Last week, the Russian gas company Gazprom showed that its selling prices are a matter of political bargaining rather than fair market value. Similar to low prices for the extremely friendly Belarus, Ukraine earned a $100 discount and in exchange for the Black Sea deal it will be paying only $236 per thousand cubic meters of the commodity. Russia thus gave up roughly $3 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)

2010-05-06

266

Business Wargaming : Securing Corporate Value  

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

Oriesek, Daniel F.; Schwarz, Jan Oliver

2008-01-01

267

Nuclear security officer training  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1981-04-01

268

Semantic Business Process Modeling  

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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.

2010-01-01

269

Training the Trainers - from an EU Perspective  

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

Martinsen, Bodil

270

A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting  

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

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

2012-10-01

271

Business Process Innovation using the Process Innovation Laboratory  

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

Møller, Charles

2006-01-01

272

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

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

Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J.

2010-01-01

273

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

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

Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Martin, Chris

2014-01-01

274

BUSINESS ENGLISH IN INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION  

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In the past few decades, Business English has become a true lingua franca in all global business communication contexts. The development and use of Business English went hand in hand with globalisation, the growth of multinational and transnational corporations, the fast development in communications technology, the emergence of new markets in developing countries, etc. The use of English at a global level in different business communication circumstances has led to the necessity of developin...

2011-01-01

275

Involving business users in business rules lifecycle  

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Organizations operate in dynamic environments, which require continuous modifications of business policies. The latter also implies changes in business informatics, the basis for effective and prosperous operation. To answer to the constant need for modifications and adaptations, a new approach to information systems design and implementation has been developed, based on separating business rules from the rest of the information system. In such solutions, business rule execution is entrusted ...

2010-01-01

276

Transforming Software Business Models into Business Processes  

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

2012-01-01

277

Interactive pinball business  

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

Buur, Jacob; Gudiksen, Sune Klok

2012-01-01

278

A Business Intelligence Network Design for Service-Oriented Architectures  

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

C.K.Gomathy

2014-03-01

279

Business Inspiration: Small Business Leadership in Recovery?  

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

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

2012-01-01

280

Ethics Training: Can We Really Teach People Right from Wrong?  

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A discussion of the issue of ethics training in business and whether or not ethics is a problem appropriately addressed by training. Includes two case studies taken from a multimedia program by an educational media corporation. (LAS)

Zemke, Ron

1977-01-01

 
 
 
 
281

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

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

Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).

282

Most Business Editors Find Journalism Graduates Still Unprepared  

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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…

Pardue, Mary Jane

2014-01-01

283

The business of petroleum exploration  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1992-01-01

284

Is Business Ethics Dying?  

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

Pamental, George L.

1991-01-01

285

Business English Online  

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

286

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

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

Yurii V. Dragnev

2013-01-01

287

Immigration, remittances, and business cycles  

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Using data on border enforcement and macroeconomic indicators from the United States and Mexico, we estimate a two-country business cycle model of labor migration and remittances. The model matches the cyclical dynamics of unskilled migration and documents the insurance role of remittances in consumption smoothing. Over the cycle, immigration increases with the expected stream of future wage gains, but it is dampened by a sunk emigration cost. Migration barriers slow the adjustment of the sto...

Mandelman, Federico S.; Zlate, Andrei

2012-01-01

288

Telecommunication Market and Business Opportunities  

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

Oladipupo, Gbemisola Ayisa

2012-01-01

289

The Business Schools: 50 Years on  

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

Clarke, Thomas

2008-01-01

290

Preparation for Work in Business and Industry.  

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The one most important ingredient that should be included in the training of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) students who will be entering business and industry is practical experience prior to graduation, a conclusion resulting from two surveys. The first survey was sent to recent I/O graduates newly employed in industry, and asked for an…

Mayfield, Eugene C.

291

Strategy and Business  

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Strategy and Business is sponsored by Booz, Allen and Hamilton, a large management consulting firm. Designed to help users "sharply focus their agenda and put the best business ideas to work," the site contains articles on business research, policy, technology, strategy, management and competition. Also provided are business book reviews, best practice, case studies, business quotes and interviews. Users can browse through articles by date of publication or search by keyword.

1998-01-01

292

Competitiveness of Family Businesses  

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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...

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

2001-01-01

293

FUTURE OF FARMING REVIEW: CALL FOR VIEWS ...  

impact and effectiveness of their research, training and innovation activities, ... \\colleges, agricultural colleges, research institutes, business and professional/\\trade ... numbers of highly skilled people for academia, industry and the wider \\sector.

294

Ethical navigation in leadership training  

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Business leaders frequently face dilemmas, circumstances where whatever course of action they choose, something of important value will be offended. How can an organisation prepare its decision makers for such situations? This article presents a pedagogical approach to dilemma training for business leaders and managers. It has evolved through ten years of experience with human resource development, where ethics has been an integral part of programs designed to help individuals to become excel...

2012-01-01

295

Myth and Reality: Employer Sponsored Training in Australia  

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In 1990, Australia implemented an employer training levy, the Training Guarantee Scheme. The Training Guarantee was abolished by the incoming Coalition federal government in 1996 after much negative publicity about its impact, particularly on small business. Recently, there have been calls to revive the notion of an employer training levy as a…

Smith, Andy; Billett, Stephen

2005-01-01

296

Business Plan: Oak Village Assisted Living  

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

Scott, Stacy

2012-01-01

297

Industrial Engineering support for emerging business  

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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...

2006-01-01

298

The QuakeAware Business Plan  

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

Cole, Ryan Thomas; Paor, Donal Richard

2011-01-01

299

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

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

Parikshit K. Basu

2007-09-01

300

Financial Management Training Center  

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

Evans, Matt H.

2007-07-05

 
 
 
 
301

eBusiness Maturity and Regional Development  

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

Beynon-Davies, P.

2007-01-01

302

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

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

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

2001-01-01

303

USING BUSINESS RULES IN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE  

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Global recession brings new problems in nowadays business environment. In this period of economic recession, every organization must consider not only to survive, but also to improve its activity. Business Intelligence (BI) is one of the instruments that offer support in getting beyond crisis. If properly developed and implemented, BI can lead to improvements in decision making and to operational efficiency. This article is focused on the implementation of business rules, as an essential part...

2009-01-01

304

Smart Business Networks Design and Business Genetics  

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With the emergence of smart business networks, agile networks, etc. as important research areas in management, for all the attractiveness of these concepts, a major issue remains around their design and the selection rules. While smart business networks should provide advantages due to the quick connect of business partners for selected functions in a process common to several parties, literature does not provide constructive methods whereby the selection of temporary partners and functions c...

Pau, L-f

2006-01-01

305

Enabling business process outsourcing with business fractals  

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Many organisations are involved in one way or another with optimisation initiatives caused by the continual pressure to deliver acceptable returns to shareholders. Business process outsourcing is one of the business strategies used by organisations to ensure more cost-effective delivery. This paper presents a business process outsourcing (BPO) initiative in the microfinance industry, between a service provider and the South African Government. In this mandate, effective delivery is not the on...

Janse Rensburg, Antonie C.

2006-01-01

306

National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

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307

National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training  

Medline Plus

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

308

Initiating Training Stations As Clusters of Learning in Fashion Merchandising  

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A Chicago business school offers fashion merchandising as one of several business curriculums that combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Instruction is organized around the occupational cluster concept which requires training stations that provide a wide variety of learning experiences. (EA)

Garber, Jayne

1974-01-01

309

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

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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

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

1999-01-01

310

Making training decisions proactively  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1988-06-26

311

CWTC Business Plan  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

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.

Jensen, Peter Hjuler; Hillestrøm, Adam

2011-01-01

312

Outsourcing of Training  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

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

GAMIN, J.E.

1999-06-17

313

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

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

Gorenstein, David

2013-12-23

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

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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.

Dimitra Pappa

2009-01-01

315

Implementation Mechanism of Ethics in Business Organizations  

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Full Text Available Ethics and ethical behavior are issues which are increasingly being focused on the business community today. People are becoming more concerned about what is actually happening in business organizations in the name of competition, growth, and profitability. Organizations are crossing the red zone of ethics and ethical behaviors. A growing number of organizations are constantly surveying and evaluating the unethical practice in business organizations worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to examine the importance of ethical practices and how to implement those ethical practices in business organizations. It is empirically proved that ethical practices in business organizations help to create favorable relationships with other organizations and can also establish long-term positive relationships with existing and potential future customers. Descriptive and analytical research methodology is applied in this research paper. The findings of this paper is that it is very essential to have a code of business ethics in every business organization and this code of business ethics must be implemented in the organization in objective and effective way.

Md. Abdul Jalil

2010-09-01

316

Growth entrepreneurial training  

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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...

Nukari, Jussi

2010-01-01

317

Business Plans For Dummies  

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

Tiffany, Paul; Barrow, Colin

2011-01-01

318

Business statistics for dummies  

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Score higher in your business statistics course? Easy. Business statistics is a common course for business majors and MBA candidates. It examines common data sets and the proper way to use such information when conducting research and producing informational reports such as profit and loss statements, customer satisfaction surveys, and peer comparisons. Business Statistics For Dummies tracks to a typical business statistics course offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides clear, practical explanations of business statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, w

Anderson, Alan

2013-01-01

319

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

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Esta pesquisa buscou investigar o perfil socioeconômico de licenciandos em Ciências Biológicas, suas motivações para escolher o curso e suas perspectivas quanto ao seu futuro profissional. Observou-se que a maioria dos estudantes trabalha, é proveniente de escola pública, tem baixo hábito de leitura [...] e pretende seguir carreira de pesquisador. A maioria afirma ter escolhido Licenciatura por vocação, embora revele baixíssimo interesse pela pesquisa em ensino de Biologia como área de atuação profissional. Os licenciandos, de modo geral, estão satisfeitos com o curso e acreditam que a formação recebida na universidade contribuirá significativamente para sua empregabilidade. Abstract in english This research aimed to investigate future Biology teachers' socio-economical profile, their motivations for choosing the program and perspectives regarding their professional future. We noticed that most of the future teachers work, come from public High School, have low reading custom, and intend t [...] o follow a Biology researcher career. Most of them declare to have chosen the program based on vocation, although reveal very low interest in Biology Education research as professional carrier. The majority of them is satisfied with the undergraduate program they are taking and believe that their training in the university will help significantly for their employment.

Simão Dias, Vasconcelos; Kênio Erithon Cavalcante, Lima.

320

Teaching Business Ethics or Teaching Business Ethically?  

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

Stablein, Ralph

2003-01-01

 
 
 
 
321

No business like oil business..  

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

Brydoey, Haakon

2001-07-01

322

Small Business Incubator.  

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The video describes small business incubators, a flexible method of encouraging the development of new businesses through flexible leasing arrangements and shared equipment and services. On site interviews with incubator tenants and managers describe the ...

1994-01-01

323

BusinessJournalism.org  

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Seasoned and novice business reporters will enjoy learning about the existence of the BusinessJournalism.org website. Created by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University the site was launched in February 2004, and since then it has grown to include a host of instructional materials, including tutorials on how to cover financial markets and understanding financial markets. Along the left-hand side of the site's homepage, visitors will find the "Covering Business" area, which contains helpful articles on writing about the stock market, technology, minority business trends, and business ethics. The site also contains a glossary of business terms, information on relevant scholarship opportunities, and "Dick's Picks", which contains links to recent business stories of note, as selected by the well-regarded journalist, Dick Weiss.

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Business Plan Competition - RCUK  

Helping researchers turn great research into great business; that's the aim of the \\Research Councils' Business Plan Competition. ... arts and biosciences, to \\environmental physical and social sciences to technology. ... Other useful \\information.

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

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

Lex, Angelika

2010-05-01

326

Successful business model innovation  

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A global CEO study conducted by IBM in 2006 showed that business model innovation has a higher correlation with operating margin growth than any other type of innovation. It is therefore not surprising that business model innovation is a buzzword increasingly seen in business jargon and literature. However, the field is quite novel and finding ways of approaching and understanding the subject has been more elusive. This thesis presents a comprehensive and academically founded approach to busi...

2011-01-01

327

Generic Integrating Business Architecture  

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The generic business architecture offers an efficient solution for the business engineering and re-engineering processes. This approach strengthen the cooperation between the main actors involved in the business architecture design and implementation, aiming at including all the significant views in a integrated model. The main goal of the development of generic business architectures is to offer a standard model for the integration of the internal processes and for a better management of the...

2006-01-01

328

Stats means business  

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

Buglear, John

2010-01-01

329

Business process integration  

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Business processes are on demand to be integrated in enterprises and among business partners. Standards are available to support integration, and both the business systems and integration products (EAI software) provide various ways and adapters for integration. It is challenging to look for a high-performance/low-cost manner for integrate business systems depending on concrete scenarios, and a general catalogue for integration method would be of interest.

Li, Xu

2004-01-01

330

Business Traveler Online  

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Covering issues important to business travelers, Business Traveler Online is the online version of the UK and US editions of Business Traveler. This magazine offers germane advice for those who travel extensively for work, with full-text articles dealing with issues including transportation, destinations, and lifestyle.

331

Teaching Business Online  

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Business is integral to the functioning of the national economy, politics, education and everyday living. It is without question that business education is a vital part of the high school experience, and should be seen as required courses rather than electives. Preparing high school students for real life beyond high school happens in the business…

MacKillop, Robyn

2010-01-01

332

English for Business Communication  

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The concept of Business English has undergone some major shifts in the last few years because of a number of developments, such as advances in genre theory and the coming together of English for Business Purposes and Business Communication, inspired by the realization that there is a gap to be bridged between the academy and the globalized…

Bhatia, Vijay K.; Bremner, Stephen

2012-01-01

333

Business history and risk  

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CARR, in association with the Centre for Business History, University of Leeds, held a successful workshop on 'Business History and Risk' on 20 February 2002. The workshop, which was sponsored by the ESRC, brought together business historians, economists, accountants and risk analysts to develop an interdisciplinary discussion on understandings of risk by employers, workers and governments in different historical settings.

Gourvish, Terry

2003-01-01

334

Attitudes towards Business Plans  

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Purpose - This paper aims to analyze different groups, such as venture capitalists’, banks’, governmental support agencies’ and incubator managers’ attitudes toward business plans. Approach – The interviews have been conducted within the following institutions: Jönköping Business Development (JBD, Handelsbanken and Swedbank, Jönköping, ALMI and NyföretagarCentrum (Government Support Agencies (GSAs) and Business Incubator Science Park Jönköping (BISPJ). The author has chosen t...

Joa?o, Domingos Herminio Chico

2009-01-01

335

Solar photovoltaics business briefing  

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

Thorpe, David

2012-01-01

336

Food Business Entrepreneurship  

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Though not a very traditional career path for food scientists, one option is to go into business for yourself by starting a food business. Food business entrepreneurship is a difficult career that entails long work hours, extensive decision making, and tasks that require knowledge beyond food science. However, there is high potential for rewards, including financial rewards, career progression, and personal flexibility.

Weber, Peter

337

It's Our Business Graphing  

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

James, Harry

2009-01-01

338

End-User Training Management Systems.  

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

Huang, Albert H.

2003-01-01

339

Navajo Business Incubator Feasibility Study.  

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It appears feasible to establish a network of business incubators at population centers within the Navajo Nation. Lack of availability of and access to business sites is a major barrier to private sector business development. Business incubators can help ...

D. C. Shaffer

1993-01-01

340

Institute for Business and Professional Ethics (IBPE)  

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The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics is based in DePaul University. It aims to "foster ethical behavior" by "teaching and training individuals to think before they act." The site contains the latest issue of the Online Journal of Ethics and also an archive of past issues. Visitors to the site can also find a calendar of forthcoming ethics conferences, academic job announcements, publishers, and grants and fellowships. In addition, the newsletter for the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics is also available.

1997-01-01

 
 
 
 
341

Business Students’ Conceptions of Sustainability  

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Full Text Available In the field of higher education, the role of sustainability is increasingly seen as an important capability of successful graduates, one of a group of higher-level dispositions that is particularly important for students’ future professional roles. Discussion of sustainability often assumes that all participants understand the term in the same way, and different understandings can make meaningful dialogue difficult. This article presents an empirical investigation of the ways in which students from a business faculty at a large metropolitan university view sustainability in the specific context of their tertiary education. While some students viewed the notion in quite naïve ways—for example, the idea of ‘keeping themselves going’—others talked about much broader views incorporating ideas of inter-generational justice. Investigation of such views provides important evidence for dialogue on sustainability with the next generation of professional leaders in business.

Peter Petocz

2009-09-01

342

The Impact of International Business in Global Economy  

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

2010-01-01

343

Business Coaching as a Development Method in Finnish Companies  

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This research focused on providing the required information about business coaching in terms of concept, market potential and focuses areas, for establishing a company offering business coaching services on the Finnish market. The reason why this par-ticular topic was chosen was my passion for business coaching and the belief that it is a very efficient method of development and something that will be increasingly used in the future. This research was a qualitative r...

Laaksonen, Marika

2012-01-01

344

Business plan 2012-2016 : case company: X Group  

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This study deals with business planning for an existing company. The goal is to provide a five-year business plan for the case company to facilitate business growth, development and financing of investments. The thesis attempts to identify targets of development, future prospects and potential risks from the basis of vision and objectives set by the corporate management and the board. The outcome of the thesis, an updatable basis for further, detailed action planning, is based on Finnvera bus...

Ka?ma?ra?inen, Olli

2011-01-01

345

The Impact of International Business in Global Economy  

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

Niki Geiersbach

2010-07-01

346

Requirements engineering and Business/IT alignment: Lessons Learned  

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Full Text Available This paper presents a review on the Business/IT alignment with the goal of exploring how requirements engineering can help model business environment and how business environment can help perform requirements engineering tasks in order to develop a system which meets business expectations. It discusses ten lessons learned from the Business/IT alignment research area in the context of requirements engineering (RE. It is intended to be useful to researchers and graduate students who consider doing research into alignment using requirements engineering approaches, and also to requirements engineers who are interested in deriving system requirements from business environment. Challenges to the value of alignment research, the role of requirements engineering research in alignment, and recommendations for RE researchers in order to highlight future RE research directions in Business/IT alignment domain are also presented.

Azmat Ullah

2013-01-01

347

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

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

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

2012-11-01

348

Entrepreneur Training for Creativity and Innovation  

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

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

2010-01-01

349

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…

National Alliance of Businessmen, Washington, DC.

350

Web Service Security Through Business Logic  

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

M.S.SALEEM BASHA,

2011-06-01

351

Social Intelligence: Next Generation Business Intelligence  

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

Troy Hiltbrand

2010-09-01

352

Achieving value growth through winning business designs  

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

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

1998-09-01

353

Training management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1986-10-23

354

Business models and business model innovation in a â??Secure and Distributed Cloud Clustering (DISC) Societyâ?  

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The development and innovation of business models to a secure distributed cloud clustering society (DISC)â??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 â??slip streamâ? 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 secureâ??but we still have some steps to go before we reach the final destination. The paper gives a conceptual futuristic outlook on behalf of the input from SW2010 and state of the art business model research to what we can expect of business Model and business model innovation in a future secure cloud clustering society (DISC).

Lindgren, Peter; Taran, Yariv

2011-01-01

355

Business System Planning Project, Preliminary System Design  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

2000-01-01

356

Business System Planning Project, Preliminary System Design  

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

EVOSEVICH, S.

2000-10-30

357

Improving Computer Literacy of Business Management Majors: A Case Study  

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Stakeholders, such as future employers, parents, and educators, have raised their expectations of college graduates in the area of computer literacy. Computer skills and understanding are especially critical for business management graduates, who are expected to use computer technology as a tool in every aspect of their career. Business students…

Johnson, David W.; Bartholomew, Kimberly W.; Miller, Duane

2006-01-01

358

Business models for distributed generation in a liberalized market environment  

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The analysis of the potential of emerging innovative technologies calls for a systems-theoretic approach that takes into account technical as well as socio-economic factors. This paper reports the main findings of several business case studies of different future applications in various countries of distributed power generation technologies, all based on a common methodology for networked business modeling and analysis. (author)

2007-07-01

359

BUSINESS POTENTIAL OF CLOUD COMPUTING: THE CASE OF OFFICE 365  

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We can say that today computing is present everywhere and it has become indispensable for both everyday use such as for a successful business. The future of computing and new business potentials for the company is definitely a cloud, which is currently topical issue in the informatics area.

2012-01-01

360

Women as a business imperative.  

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In 1989, Felice N. Schwartz's HBR article "Management Women and the New Facts of Life" generated a huge debate over the rules established by corporations in their handling of women executives. Now in "Women as a Business Imperative," Schwartz follows up with practical insights about the costs companies incur in passing over qualified businesswomen. In the form of a memo to a fictional CEO, Schwartz describes how the atmosphere within most companies is corrosive to women and must change. Preconceptions harbored by male senior managers about women are so deeply ingrained that many men are not even aware of them. Yet senior managers must help women advance. Those companies that accept their responsibility to make radical change--both in women's treatment and in family support--can improve their bottom lines enormously. Treating women as a business imperative is the equivalent of creating a unique R&D product for which there is great demand. Most companies ignore child care and other family concerns. Many companies hire women to ensure mere adequacy and avoid litigation. Women's ambitions and energies are stifled by such businesses at the same time that women have demonstrated their competence and potential in the best business schools. High turnover results. However, the restraints that now hold women back can be loosened easily. CEOs and other senior managers must support their female employees by (1) acknowledging the fundamental difference between women and men--the biological fact of maternity; (2) allowing flexibility for women and men who need it; (3) providing training that takes advantage of women's leadership potential; and (4) eliminating the corrosive atmosphere and the barriers that exist for women in the workplace. PMID:10117366

Schwartz, F N

1992-01-01

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

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

Leoncio F. Barlan Jr.

2013-08-01

362

Canadian Business Schools: Going out of Business?  

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Using Porter's five-forces model (potential entrants, suppliers, buyers, rivalry, substitutes) to analyze competition in Canadian university business schools, the authors conclude that schools are becoming increasingly vulnerable to competitive pressures and that strategic reorientation is necessary. (SK)

Dobni, Dawn; Dobni, Brooke

1996-01-01

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Business process modelling - a business fractal approach  

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The role and position of operations management in an organization depends on the value it contributes to the sustainability of the organization. Tactical operations management ensures that business strategy is appropriately translated into operational policies and objectives. This is done through the planning and control of resource capacity and operational events. One of the key contributing success factors is the appropriate design and optimization of business processes to do so.

2001-01-01

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

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

Stergioulas, L.K.

2008-01-01

365

Teacher Training: A Training Guide.  

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The manual may be used for training PCVs as well as for training host country teachers. Proposes an adaptable, intensive training session to develop effectiveness and understanding of educational principles. Covers objectives, lesson planning, techniques,...

1986-01-01

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Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in management master programs : A qualitative study on the EQUIS-accredited business schools in four Nordic countries  

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With today’s public debates concerning the environmental and social issues there is a need to educate the future business leaders how to run a business in a way that can contribute to sustainability and the protection of the world’s natural resources. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate to what extent management master programs at the EQUIS-accredited business schools in the Nordic countries include courses which address the concepts of Business Ethics, CSR and Sustainabili...

Larsson, Linne?a; Massart, Catherine

2009-01-01

367

Language Training: English Training  

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

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

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Performance improvement - business excellence processes  

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

2010-05-24

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Performance improvement - business excellence processes  

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

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

2010-07-01

370

Enhancing the Transformative Potential of Business Internships  

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

David Starr-Glass

2006-12-01

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On-the-Fly Auditing of Business Processes  

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

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

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Challenges Facing Techinical Training in Kenya  

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Full Text Available Technical education is necessary if Kenya is to industrialize by the year 2030. Relevant skills have to be given in Technical training institutions. The training in T.T.Is should therefore be market driven. The current study was designed to investigate on challenges facing skill training in T.T.Is. This study focused on the adequacy of training facilities, relevance of facilities, relevance of curriculum and the trainers’ level of qualifications. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Snowball sampling technique was used to identify T.T.I graduates and their employers became automatic respondents. A sample size of one hundred and sixty eight respondents was used for the study. The study found out that training facilities used by T.T.Is are inferior to facilities used in industries and business organizations Majority of respondents indicated that T.T.I graduates posses’ very irrelevant skills in relation to skill needs in industries and business organizations. This implies that training policies need to be urgently reviewed to ensure that training is market driven. The study recommends an urgent overhaul of the training curriculum to enhance adequacy of skill training to skill needs in industries and business organizations.

Zacharia K. Mbugua

2012-02-01

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The Prediction for Shanghai Business Climate Index by Grey Model  

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Full Text Available This study predicts Shanghai Business Climate Index from the third quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014 by Grey Model. Business climate index (enterprise integrated production business index is the judgments and expectations index to the development of an enterprise in the future. By comparing the forecasting accuracy of three grey models, i.e., GM (1, 1 model, Verhulst model and the DGM (2, 1 model, the results show that the forecasting accuracy of GM (1, 1 model is higher than Verhulst model and DGM (2, 1 model. And GM (1, 1 model is used to predict Shanghai business climate index in the next three quarters.

Weisi Zhang

2014-04-01

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Small Business Administration: Managing  

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The world of business can be a difficult one, particularly for those entering the business world as owners or managers of a small business. Fortunately, there are a number of resources online that can ease this transition. The United States Small Business Administration has created this resource that is designed to give business owners a basic overview of how to manage, market, and lead their business. The site is divided into several discrete sections, including "Management for Growth", "Leadership" and "Marketing & Sales". Within each section, visitors can read essays that address such topics as the management of employees, buying a franchise, equity financing, and strategic planning. One of the highlights here is a free online growth strategies course. The site is rounded out by an area that provides information about some of the Administration's special initiatives designed to help women, minorities, and veterans.

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Supporting Sustainable Strategies for SMEs through Training, Cooperation and Mentoring  

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

Emma O. Brien

2014-03-01

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Business Ethics in CSR  

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This project seeks to dissect the advent of CSR in business practice from the view of ethics. We perform this by laying out the theories of CSR, business ethics, deontology and utilitarianism. We then use the case studies of Lundbeck, The Body Shop, and British American Tobacco, to dissect some productions of CSR. These are compared to the above mentioned theories on ethics. We conclude that business ethics and CSR are only as good as the ethical base upon which they are built.

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

2013-01-01

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Partnerships in BOP business  

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Objective of the study The purpose of this study was to find out what kinds of partnerships companies form in base of the pyramid (BOP) business, i.e. business aimed at alleviating poverty in subsistence markets. Although partnerships have been frequently promoted in previous BOP literature, very comprehensive studies on the topic have not been made before. Data and methodology The research was conducted as a multiple-case study, including data on 20 BOP business models of both fo...

Hietapuro, Marjo

2011-01-01

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Women and Business  

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Hosted by the University Library at California State University - Long Beach, Women and Business is a subsection of Women's Studies Section Links (WSSLINKS), a project of WSS Collection Development Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Women and Business is a collection of annotated links covering associations, biographies of prominent business women, newsletters and journals, forums, and statistical sites. Each section contains between four and thirteen sites, listed in alphabetical order, complete with pithy annotations.

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Measuring Business Model Transformation  

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Pressure amongst competitors combined with a rapidly changing economy drive enterprises to continuously adapt their current business models to prevail over competitors. Business models nowadays must be flexible enough to cope with external or internal changes and therefore should be managed and controlled dynamically. Hence, enterprises must be aware of the interconnections between the strategic level and the operational level of business processes for being able to adjust their current busin...

2012-01-01

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Real business cycle realizations  

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Much recent business cycle research focuses on moments of macroeconomic aggregates. We construct examples of real business cycle sample paths for output, consumption, and employment for the U.S. economy. Annual sample paths are generated from an initial condition in 1925, measured technology and government spending shocks since then, and a standard, calibrated, one-sector model of the business cycle. Quarterly sample paths are generated similarly, from an initial condition in 1955. The law of...

Smith, Gregor W.; Zin, Stanley E.

1997-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Small business optimization  

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This article presents issue of small and normal business optimization. Emphasis is put on the fact that small and normal business is inseparable part of economic system, which helps solve the problems of occupation, implementing innovation, maintaining large companies. Besides for all companies which first aim is to be profitable business optimization and increasing profit is the main objective. So in this article are analyzed the problems of optimization. It asserts that the objective of ana...

2006-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

383

Language training: French training  

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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.

2008-01-01

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Language Training - French Training  

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

HR Department

2008-01-01

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Language Training - French Training  

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

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2009-01-01

386

Business a.m.  

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For Scottish business news and information, look no farther than Business a.m., a new daily online newspaper. The first national daily newspaper in Scotland in over 100 years, Business a.m. promises to "combine high quality news, analysis, and commentary on business, politics, law, media, accountancy, commercial property, leisure, and new technology." The Website seems to still be in stages of development and is somewhat lacking in content. It does, however, include articles from the print version of this newspaper, daily market reports, and columns and opinion pieces.

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Forbes Small Business  

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_Forbes_ magazine presents this online version of its new Entrepreneurs section. It includes relevant articles from the magazine, access to searchable and browseable databases of the 200 Best Small Companies in America, a small business forum, and archives of articles from the magazine's Up & Comers and Starting Your Own Business sections. Though much of this content has long been available on the main Forbes site, the Small Business Center, by making this information accessible from one centralized location, as well as providing the new magazine section, should be useful for those interested or involved in small business.

2001-01-01

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E-Business Study of the Food Industry in Taiwan  

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

Dah-Chuan Gong

2003-12-01

389

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORM OF LICENSING A BUSINESS IN ROMANIA  

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Choosing the most appropriate form of licensing a business is an important decision not easy to be made by an entrepreneur and it should be taken only after he has the required skills and abilities to do so. The business idea should harmonize with the business environment and its future trends, with the existing opportunities and the future products or services that the company will provide and not least the entrepreneur has to make sure that he has sufficient resources to get started. We con...

PREDISCAN MARIANA; Roiban, Roxana Nadina

2012-01-01

390

Current and future concerns  

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Three areas of future concern for the Examination Board are identified and discussed: the problem of gaining a reliable insight into the true behaviour of candidates when face to face with patients; the effect of the examination on general practice training and those involved in it; and the need to explore the potential of a wider educational role for the examination.

1990-01-01

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76 FR 30177 - Proposed collection; comment request; Web-Based Skills Training for SBIRT (Screening Brief...  

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...engaging, interactive case-based training...The goal of this study is to evaluate the...training tool in a real-world medical setting...named SBIRT-PC. Study participants will...Private Sector; Businesses or other...

2011-05-24

392

Modern Organization of Entrepreneurial Business  

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This article gives the notion of "entrepreneurial business" and is compared to "business inovations". It analyzes the advantages of these two notions. Modern methods are presented and analyzed to develop an innovative business through reengineering, incubators, business centers, clusters and others. It is also considered the experience of the Danube in practicing these organizational arrangements to develop business.

2013-01-01

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Modern Organization of Entrepreneurial Business  

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Full Text Available This article gives the notion of "entrepreneurial business" and is compared to "business inovations". It analyzes the advantages of these two notions. Modern methods are presented and analyzed to develop an innovative business through reengineering, incubators, business centers, clusters and others. It is also considered the experience of the Danube in practicing these organizational arrangements to develop business.

Liudmila Rosca-Sadurschi

2013-08-01

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A Study on Intelligent System Design of U-Business Service by Using Ubiquitous Component Technologies  

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Full Text Available The u?Business service is prevailed trend due to rapid development of telecommunication technology and the growth of ubiquitous computing environments. However, since the majority of u?Business service cases such as home network service, location?based service have not been focused on user requirements, and deduced business services and built systems considering only technical issues, there may be a possibility to be an obstacle for spreading advanced future u?Business services. Therefore, this study investigated user requirements to model the u?Bookstore business service as a killer service of u?Businesses and designed a system for a large bookstore. By exploiting various ways to deduce u?Service?s requirements needed in the future? enabled ubiquitous computing business environments and proposing directions to implement them. This study result is anticipated to suggest validity for developing ubiquitous computing technologies, and it is expected to utilize as fundamental data for spreading u?Business.

Hangbae Chang

2012-04-01

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Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR, STTR)  

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Small businesses are an important part of the cancer research enterprise. Congress created, and recently expanded, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

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THE ROLE OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT  

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

Pugna Irina Bogdana; Albescu Felicia; Babeanu Delia

2009-01-01

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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.

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1996-12-01

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Survey of business process simulation tools: a comparative approach  

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

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

2011-10-01

399

Business flood checklist  

Business flood checklist Use our checklist to decide whether you've finished your flood plan. Tick off the actions you've taken and see what you've still got to do Are you prepared for flooding? If you answer no to any of the questions below, there may be more you can do to protect your business

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Business Communication in BELF  

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The authors' business communication perspective is not in fact that of ESL but rather English as a foreign language (EFL) or, even more so, English as a lingua franca (ELF). To be more specific, they would like to add one more acronym to the list: They teach BELF, by which they refer to ELF for business communication purposes. The authors work as…

Kankaanranta, Anne; Louhiala-Salminen, Leena

2007-01-01

 
 
 
 
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E-Business Technologies  

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Internet technologies have revolutionized the business world by creating a global online marketplace. Appropriate understanding for the technologies and the impact of different design choices of technologies (including the Internet and open systems) dramatically affects both functional and non-functional aspects of the e-business solution.

2007-01-01

402

Future of U.S. cobalt irradiation  

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

1994-09-11

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Quality Business Service Provider in Community Enterprise  

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

Chalard Chantarasombat

2012-01-01

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A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY ON THE BUSINESS MODEL STRUCTURE OF GOOGLE  

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

Ming-Hone Tsai

2011-10-01

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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

1999-06-22

406

A Study on Intelligent System Design of U-Business Service by Using Ubiquitous Component Technologies  

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The u?Business service is prevailed trend due to rapid development of telecommunication technology and the growth of ubiquitous computing environments. However, since the majority of u?Business service cases such as home network service, location?based service have not been focused on user requirements, and deduced business services and built systems considering only technical issues, there may be a possibility to be an obstacle for spreading advanced future u?Business services. There...

Hangbae Chang

2012-01-01

407

Training methods, tools and aids  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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)

1979-04-06

408

Business Rules Modeling for Business Process Events: An Oracle Prototype  

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Full Text Available Business rules guide business process activities and events, besides impacting associated business entity types. This paper outlines an approach to model business rules associated with business process events through traditional data modeling techniques like entity-relationship diagrams, and then transform the data model into application procedures that can effect business process events. A prototype to model a sample set of business rules pertaining to a business process event into a relational database is provided to demonstrate the application of the concept. The paper utilizes the Oracle database for illustrating the concepts. The prototype is explained through an application in Oracle's  PL/SQL Server Pages.

Rajeev Kaula

2012-09-01

409

Business Advice Online  

Science.gov (United States)

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

410

Designing Business Model Change  

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The aim of this paper is to base organisational change on the firm's business model, an approach that research has only recently start to address. This study adopts a process-based perspective on business models and insights from a variety of theories as the basis for the development of ideas on the design of business model change. This paper offers a new, process-based strategic analytical artefact for the design of business model change, consisting of three main phases. Designing business model change as suggested in this paper allows ex ante analysis of alternative scenarios of change in a structured and comprehensive way. Such a tool is useful for obtaining an overall view of the working logic of the firm and to facilitate innovation through change. The main contribution of this paper is to transform management theories into an instrument that can be helpful for companies to develop their capacity to change in a more focused and structured way.

Cavalcante, Sergio Andre

2014-01-01

411

The role of the business community: investing in human potential.  

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An economic growth rate substantially higher than the population growth rate is needed to maintain an healthy economy. In South Africa over the past decade, however, population growth has outpaced economic growth. The levels of unemployment and poverty have accordingly increased since employment opportunities are simply not created fast enough to keep up with demand. The population growth rate must be reduced to prevent total social decline. All sectors including the business sector, the public sector, churches, women's organizations, and all people must work together to prevent such a catastrophe. In particular, living standards must be improved in South Africa especially for developing groups if fertility is to be reduced. In the business sector, the majority of responsible executives in South Africa realize that improving their employees' quality of life is an investment in their own business and the key to success. Apart from in-service training and the development of industrial skills, most successful businesses also pay attention to the full spectrum of human development such as adult literacy education, primary health services, manpower development and training, housing projects, and family planning. All aspects which could improve the quality of life of employees are being addressed and there is ample evidence that such investments are paying off. Business executives are also helping change the perceptions of their employees with regard to family size. The author describes how the business sector can promote the population development program (PDP) and what the PDP benefits are for the business sector. PMID:12179905

1992-07-01

412

GNF - EU Business & Biodiversity Campaign  

... Flyer Biodiversity Check (171 KB) Campaign Spot Enjoy our new Business and Biodiversity clip! Flyer with information about the Business & Biodiversity Campaign for download Flyer Business & Biodiversity Campaign (610 KB) Further information about ...

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

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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.

Bunea ?tefan

2013-07-01

414

Language Training - French Training  

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

2007-01-01

415

Business method patents: A primer  

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Business method patent grants to its holder exclusive rights to a particular way of doing business. Business method patents are a relatively new species of patent and there have been several reviews investigating the appropriateness of patenting business methods. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reports that, in 1998, 1300 patent applications pertained to business methods and 420 such patents were issued. In 2000, 7500 applications for business method patents were filed, and 1000 ...

Pol S; Janodia M; Jagadeesh P; Bhat K; Udupa N

2009-01-01

416

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) AND BUSINESS TO CONSUMER (B2C) MANAGEMENT  

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In this paper we will explain the detail regarding business concept of electronic commerce. E-commerce is the exchange of money for goods or services between companies and end consumers. The most common definition of ecommerce is that of a web based catalogue from which buyers can order products and sellers can receive payments. Ecommerce has two broader forms .i.e. Business to Business and Business to Consumer. Business-to-business

Dr. Vinod Kumar; Er.Gagandeep Raheja

2012-01-01

417

E-Commerce Content in Business School Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges.  

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Explores the opportunities and challenges of introducing e-commerce concepts in business school curriculums. Examines the knowledge components of electronic commerce, including Web-based technology skills; and discusses the need for faculty training and development. (Author/LRW)

Krovi, Ravindra; Vijayaraman, B. S.

2000-01-01

418

FutureFarm vision  

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

K. Charvát

2009-12-01

419

Transportation Business Plan  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Transportation Business Plan is a step in the process of procuring the transportation system. It sets the context for business strategy decisions by providing pertinent background information, describing the legislation and policies governing transportation under the NWPA, and describing requirements of the transportation system. Included in the document are strategies for procuring shipping casks and transportation support services. In the spirit of the NWPA directive to utilize the private sector to the maximum extent possible, opportunities for business ventures are obvious throughout the system development cycle.

1986-01-01

420

Business communication and mobbing  

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

Baltezarevi? Vesna

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
421

Who pays business rates?  

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Non-domestic rates are a tax that is formally levied on the occupiers of non-domestic property in the UK. A study analyzes the effects of changes to business rates on a sample of 2,964 institutionally-owned commercial properties, over the period from 1987 to 1992. The main finding is that properties that experienced an increase in business rates were subsequently observed to have smaller increases in rents than properties that experienced a decrease in business rates. For example, estimated r...

Denny, Kevin; Bond, Stephen; Hall, John; Mccluskey, William

1996-01-01

422

Transportation Business Plan  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Transportation Business Plan is a step in the process of procuring the transportation system. It sets the context for business strategy decisions by providing pertinent background information, describing the legislation and policies governing transportation under the NWPA, and describing requirements of the transportation system. Included in the document are strategies for procuring shipping casks and transportation support services. In the spirit of the NWPA directive to utilize the private sector to the maximum extent possible, opportunities for business ventures are obvious throughout the system development cycle

1986-01-01

423

Statistics for business  

CERN Multimedia

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

Waller, Derek L

2008-01-01

424

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

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Knowledge, Skills and attitudes are the most essential ingredient for efficient conduct of business through the
human resources of an organization. But the impact of these valuable ingredients is often reduced by lack of
effective training program. The research paper tries to highlight the necessity of effective training and after
training evaluation in designing and implementing training programs for the employees in the retail sector
spec...

Mohammed Rejaul Karim; Kazi Nazmul Huda; Rehnuma Sultana Khan

2012-01-01

425

Model business letters, emails and other business documents  

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

Taylor, Shirley

2012-01-01

426

Reactor Physics Training  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

2007-09-01

427

A Qualitative Study of a Rural Community College Workforce Development Customized Training Program  

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Across the United States, partnerships have formed between business and industry and rural community college workforce development customize training programs to meet the demands of the 21st century labor market. For many business and industry managers, a partnership has become a necessary means to train the unskilled as well as update skills…

O'Rear, Susan

2011-01-01

428

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

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Full text: INTRODUCTION. During recent decades new training needs and demands for improving human performance have appeared in the nuclear industry, including the following: integrated management systems; more demanding safety requirements; implementation of emergency procedures; more attention to emergency preparedness; training on the beyond design basis accident (BDBA) management; challenge to increase both NPP and training efficiency and effectiveness; equipment and workforce ageing; use of training as a tool for preservation of knowledge; modernization of plants; new designs; upgrades of training tools including full-scope simulators; programmes for optimization of NPP maintenance; a growing number of decommissioning projects; availability of new computer-based training technologies; increasing attention to the competence of NPP managers; development of infrastructures in countries expanding their nuclear power sectors or initiating nuclear power programmes. The opening of electricity markets has led some nuclear power plant operating organizations to be under serious economic pressure with a demand for cost reductions and performance improvements. These factors necessitate NPP operating organizations to make their training more cost-effective. As the nuclear power industry continues to be challenged to maintain high safety standards, while responding to the pressures of more competitive energy markets, it becomes more important than ever to maintain excellence 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

2007-06-01

429

A Survey of Business Process Complexity Metrics  

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

M.H. Selamat

2010-01-01

430

Sustainable development - the ICC business charter  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) prepared and approved, in November 1990, the ''Business Charter for Sustainable Development; a set of principles for environmental management''. Environmental protection is a necessary part of sustainable development but, too often, the performance of business is seen by society as inadequate. Improved environmental performance is essential if business is to regain public trust, reduce the pressures on governments to over-legislate, and strengthen the business voice in debate on public policy. The Charter has been prepared as a major pro-active business initiative by enterprises around the world. This is timely in view of the extensive international debate on environmental issues and the widespread acceptance of the ''Sustainable Development'' concept. Sustainable development involves meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Although the objective of the Charter is that the widest range of enterprises as organizations commit themselves to improving their environmental performance in accordance with the Principles of the Charter, an individual branch of industry may also meet the goals of the Charter. The paper evaluates how the practices implemented in the field of nuclear energy are in harmony with the principles. The conclusion is that nuclear is in the avant garde within the wide spectrum of industrial activities. This conclusion should assist nuclear energy to improve its public acceptance. (author)

1991-09-23

431

Understanding the IT/business partnership - a business process perspective  

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From a business process perspective, the business value of information technologies (IT) stems from how they improve or enable business processes. At the same time, in the field of strategic IT/business alignment, the locus of discussion has been how IT/business partnerships enhance the value of IT. Despite this apparent relationship, the business process perspective has been absent from the IT/business alignment discussion. In this paper, we use the case of an industrial company to develop a model for understanding IT/business partnerships in business process terms. Based on our findings, we define these partnerships by allocating responsibilities between central IT and the local business during two stages of a process lifecycle: formation and standardization. The significance of the findings lies in how the modelâ??s configuration leads to different types of IT unitsâ?? process centricity. This in turn affects the ability of the company as a whole to transform its operations with IT.

Siurdyban, Artur

2012-01-01

432

THE RISK IN BUSINESS  

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Full Text Available Risk is a normal and inseparable partner of any activity having direct and powerful effects on the results of that activity. Any activity is a degree of risk. The most important risk is judging it in a positive way, either as a necessity to increase the opportunities for gain and / or a number of challenges which enhance the value of that business. Prosperous businesses are focused on earnings quality by accurately assess risk-gain balance usinginformation technology. Understanding, however, it can be concluded that the risk of business account for all methods and means by which risk is managed to meet business objectives with uncertainty as major basic risk factors.

OANA NICOLETA BUCUR

2010-01-01

433

Business Negotiations Idioms  

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English idioms or idiomatic expressions have always been one of the trickiest topics. This is because the real meanings of English idioms are so far off their literal meanings. To make things more complicated, idioms are used in business negotiations.

???????, ?. ?.

2013-01-01

434

THE BUSINESS VALUE  

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Full Text Available Almost every sales opportunity required us to get involved with ourcustomer`s finance department to develop a business case or costjustification. Business acumen (an understanding of how business works ismore than just knowing words and their definitions; it`s understanding thatpoor inventory control has a negative impact on order fill-rates. When orderfill-rates fall, customer loyalty suffers, as do accounts receivable. Whenaccounts receivable get out hand, cash flow is impacted. Then a companymight have to dip into lines of credit to cover short-term obligations, and theinterest that has to be paid on that borrowed money erodes profitability. Wecall this the “cause and effect of business”.

Luigi DUMITRESCU

2008-01-01

435

NIEA Business Seminars Programme  

...Business Seminars ProgrammeWEEE and Batteries Presentations at IKEACarbon Reduction Commitment...and DevelopmentSeminarIKEA, Holywood Exchange, BelfastWednesday 23rd February...WEEE & Batteries LegislationIKEA, BelfastTuesday 30th June...

436

Fishing Business Management.  

Science.gov (United States)

The leaflet is a collection of five articles on fishing business management: (1) Maximizing Your After-Tax Income, (2) Understanding Your Financial Strengths and Weaknesses, (3) Analyzing Your Return to Investment and Your Time, (4) Increasing the Accurac...

F. J. Smith

1975-01-01

437

Business Law Today  

Science.gov (United States)

The American Bar Association has recently begun to provide full text of this bimonthly magazine covering various aspects of business law. In addition to feature articles, there are five small sections with snippets of legal news and features.

1995-01-01

438

Ethical Reasoning Instruction in Non-Ethics Business Courses: A Non-Intrusive Approach  

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This article discusses four confirmatory studies designed to corroborate findings from prior developmental research which yielded statistically significant improvements in student moral reasoning when specific instructional strategies and content materials were utilized in non-ethics business courses by instructors not formally trained in business…

Wilhelm, William J.

2010-01-01

439

Training and education  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

1997-01-01

440

THEORETICAL SUMMARY OF THE ESSENCE OF STATE SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS  

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Full Text Available Under current economic conditions state support of business development plays a significant role in providing the sustainable business operation as a combination of domestic legal entities. Unclear definition of categorical apparatus results into inefficiency and low productivity of multiple national and regional programs to promote entrepreneurship. It demonstrates imperfection of theoretical framework of this problem, which, in turn, hampers practical implementation of state support measures of business development. Therefore, the disclosure of the nature and content of state support for business is of great importance. This is due to the fact that theoretical research is the basis of a more thorough future analysis.The aim of the article is to give exact definition of the state support for business. The following tasks have been solved to fulfill the task of this research: the existing definition of "the state support for business" was summarized and analyzed; the drawbacks of the above-mentioned definitions were defined and examined; the author’s concept of "the state support for business" was suggested.Scientific novelty of this study is to clarify the definition of "the state support for business", which differs from the existing ones by outlining the purpose, defining differences between state regulation and state support and taking into account certain measures and their ranging into levels.The necessity to clarify the economic content of state support for business development should be mentioned as perspective research.

I. Fedosieienko

2012-09-01

 
 
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