Lup?a-T?taru, D. A.; Constantin, S.
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 con...
Xiang Fang; Yangping Zhou
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.
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
The presentation is structured as follows: Failure in large technology projects; Simulations in industry; Training in reactor simulators; Business simulation; NPP business simulation Nuclear Inc.; Knowledge retention; Boosting the effect of training; Contact
Kinnunen, Ritva; Kolesnikova, Marina; Lukitcheva, Tatiana; Sore, Sariseelia
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...
Kuhne, Robert J; Jordan, Gerda P.
The philosophy and goals of an interdisciplinary, multinational Master's in International Business program are reported. The administrative and academic aspects of its language-training component are examined. The curriculum, students' internship, and coordination of subject area and language training are briefly described. (PMJ)
?yniewska, Agnieszka Anna; Selezneva, Olga
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, ...
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.
Gressgård, Leif Jarle; Stensaker, Inger G.
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...
Les connaissances linguistiques des cadres: Le point de vue de la direction des entreprises. Les besoins langagiers des futurs cadres d'entreprise. (Language Skills of Trained Personnel: The Viewpoint of Business Management. The Language Needs of Future Business Managers).
The first part of this paper outlines the factors that appear to influence the language attitudes or language behavior of business directors and managerial staff in Belgium. Age and the economic and political surroundings appear to be the principal factors. The younger individuals are, the more positive are their attitudes about the language…
Full Text Available Businesses are increasingly coming under scrutiny from stakeholders who expect them to report how they protect the environment, how they guarantee no human and labour violations in their value chain, and how they function on ethical business principles. Businesses are trying to adjust to these chang [...] ing environments for the betterment of society and the planet while still concentrating on profit. The same awareness and inquiry would be expected from business education student teachers who teach business principles and business operations. This study, which was conducted at three universities, describes the perspectives and sustainability virtues of pre-service business education teachers who attended a workshop aimed at integrating sustainability in their teacher training curriculum. A qualitative framework was adopted using three methods: focus-group discussions, reflection based on a video recording and a critical analysis of the curriculum. Findings suggest that incremental shifts in critical self-awareness of business education pre-service teachers occurred. A business education and education for sustainability synthesis is recommended and provided as a conceptual framework in this study. This synthesis can be a useful place to start to elicit critical self-awareness when pre-service teachers have to deal with the complex mix of the five types of learning, namely disciplinary, situational, practical, fundamental and pedagogical learning.
The thesis studies new legal challenges to future information businesses: it presents an applicable research method, lists central legal challenges, and discusses the implications of those challenges. I have developed a scenario-based method that produces lists of legal challenges and helps to analyze them. The method highlights information products and services from commercial entity's viewpoint: other business aspects are paid less attention. Also, some specific characteristics of p...
Muehlemann, Samuel; Wolter, Stefan C.; Wüest, Adrian
Dual apprenticeship training is a market-driven form of education at the upper secondary level, taking place in firms as well as in vocational schools. So far, little is known about the impact of the business cycle on the number of apprenticeship programs offered by firms. Using panel-data of Swiss cantons from 1988-2004, we find that the influence of the business cycle is statistically significant, but small in size. Instead, supply of apprenticeship programs is driven to a much greater exte...
Although typically applied to entire enterprises, the concept of business models applies to training and performance improvement groups. Business models are "the method by which firm[s] build and use [their] resources to offer.. value." Business models affect the types of projects, services offered, skills required, business processes, and type of…
Dockery, A. Michael
This paper uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Business Longitudinal Survey to explore relationships between training, innovation, and firm performance for Australian businesses with less than 200 employees. The longitudinal nature of the data is used to test various hypotheses about the nature of the link between training, business changes,…
Chien, Tien-Chen; McLean, Gary N.
Purpose: This study aims to explore the intercultural training needs for US business expatriates on assignment in Taiwan. The study assesses Taiwan culture-specific training needs of US expatriates from the perspectives of both US expatriates and their Taiwanese colleagues and compares the perceived importance of these intercultural training needs…
Collins, Lorna; Seaman, Claire; Graham, Stuart; Stepek, Martin
Purpose: This practitioner paper aims to question basic assumptions about management education and to argue that a new paradigm is needed for UK business schools which embraces an oft neglected, yet economically vital, stakeholder group, namely family businesses. It seeks to pose the question of why we have forgotten to teach about family business…
Aronoff, Craig E.
Discusses the fundamentals of communication in general and suggests that business communication educators teach not only business writing techniques but also the fundamentals of communication, and that they work to gain academic legitimacy. (AEA)
Tucker, Mary L.; Sojka, Jane Z.; Barone, Frank J.; McCarthy, Anne M.
Reviews literature on emotional intelligence and presents a model for incorporating it into business curricula in four phases: preparation, training, transfer and maintenance, and evaluation. Assessment tools and experiential exercises for emotional intelligence are compared. (Contains 42 references.) (SK)
Kelly, Leslie; Thompson, Phillip L.
A training program for members of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Training Advisory Committee, which is 80 percent small business, incorporated the following features: (1) four hours in the morning; (2) Friday morning programs; (3) $35 per program; (4) series; and (5) low fees to trainers. (JOW)
This quantitative, quasi-experimental study examined the application of a business simulation against training in support of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Defining more effective training strategies is a critical concern for organizational leaders and stakeholders concerned by today's economic challenges. The scope of this…
Brown, Bettina Lankard
Although large companies are more apt to provide training than smaller companies are, size is becoming less of a predictor of training than complexity of the environment, degree of market competition, and internal makeup of the company. The increasingly technological nature of the workplace has prompted many small businesses to increase their…
Hasan, Syed Akif; Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz
Service industry is now focusing more and more on providing valuable training opportunities to its employees in order to improve the quality of its services and benchmarking them as its competitive advantage. This research has attempted to understand the effects of the Business Embedded Training Model and the Traditional Training Model on employees’ job motivation. A sample of 80 organizations and 1000 respondents was taken and Group t-Test and Log Linear Logit techniques were used to evaluat...
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
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)
Full Text Available The problem of training future trainers and teachers in higher education institutions is considered. Theoretically analyzed the problem of training future coaches. Systematized content of theoretical and methodological foundations of training future coaches. It was revealed that the system of knowledge creation is based on logically related topics of general characteristics of the professional activity of the future coaches and features of the content of the production functions. Also on the justification of typical tasks of future coaches, definition and development of professional competencies of future coaches during training. In addition, also the prospects for the development of sport as a future profession. The proposed classification is different from previous work defining the future of professional competence of trainers and teachers in the process of training, clarifying sections of future performance professional coaches and prospects of the development of sports.
Full Text Available Purpose: Adopting a specific strategy is sometimes the key to the survival of companies. Given the increasing interest on the part of the companies to have the best strategy that allows them to differentiate themselves from their competitors, the aim of this empirical work is to study the relationship that exists between training and business results.Design/methodology/approach: The empirical set of this paper is comprised by a survey applied to 381 large organizations in Catalonia region during the time frame of 2066-2007. At one hand, the survey allowed identifying the independent (training variables, and at other, the dependent variables (economical were obtained from Sabi Data Base and from the “Fomento de la Producción” Magazine.Findings: According to data obtained, it is possible to consider training as an additional strategic tool that should be used by companies to improve their performance outcomes.Originality/value: Taking into account that the literature review only demonstrates studies linking training and results such as total shareholder return, productivity, higher quality of customer services, reduced staff turnover, organizational performance, growth on the staff wages, etc., therefore, the key value of the paper rely at one hand on providing an analysis of the impact of training on billing and at other, on the use of the Model of Industrial Economy as part of the theoretical framework for the causal model development.Purpose: Adopting a specific strategy is sometimes the key to the survival of companies. Given the increasing interest on the part of the companies to have the best strategy that allows them to differentiate themselves from their competitors, the aim of this empirical work is to study the relationship that exists between training and business results.Design/methodology/approach: The empirical set of this paper is comprised by a survey applied to 381 large organizations in Catalonia region during the time frame of 2066-2007. At one hand, the survey allowed identifying the independent (training variables, and at other, the dependent variables (economical were obtained from Sabi Data Base and from the “Fomento de la Producción” Magazine.Findings: According to data obtained, it is possible to consider training as an additional strategic tool that should be used by companies to improve their performance outcomes.Originality/value: Taking into account that the literature review only demonstrates studies linking training and results such as total shareholder return, productivity, higher quality of customer services, reduced staff turnover, organizational performance, growth on the staff wages, etc., therefore, the key value of the paper rely at one hand on providing an analysis of the impact of training on billing and at other, on the use of the Model of Industrial Economy as part of the theoretical framework for the causal model development.Purpose: Adopting a specific strategy is sometimes the key to the survival of companies. Given the increasing interest on the part of the companies to have the best strategy that allows them to differentiate themselves from their competitors, the aim of this empirical work is to study the relationship that exists between training and business results.Design/methodology/approach: The empirical set of this paper is comprised by a survey applied to 381 large organizations in Catalonia region during the time frame of 2066-2007. At one hand, the survey allowed identifying the independent (training variables, and at other, the dependent variables (economical were obtained from Sabi Data Base and from the “Fomento de la Producción” Magazine.Findings: According to data obtained, it is possible to consider training as an additional strategic tool that should be used by companies to improve their performance outcomes.Originality/value: Taking into account that the literature review only demonstrates studies linking training and results such as total share
Justus C. Roux
Because there is an enomwus need for literacy training in a developing country like South Africa, various organisations, including government departments, have embarked upon devising and presenting courses to meet this demand. Despite the useful and meritorious work done across the country, a certain measure of doubt is cast upon the effectiveness of these courses by questions raised about the basic approaches regarding the role of the instructor, the learner and the course material. It is ar...
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.
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.
Blackburn, Robert; Athayde, Rosemary
A study of British business owners and employees who were trained in business applications of the Internet found it raised awareness of information/communication technologies. Connecting the training to National Vocational Qualifications proved unpopular. The need for business centers offering the training was clear and ways to improve the program…
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....
2006-2007 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....
Gall, Joyce P.
This is the thirty-fourth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneur Training modules and accompanies CE 031 096. The purpose of the module is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a carpentry business. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions…
In this article, the author addresses questions about the future of faculty unions, business models, and the academy by providing some current and historical context regarding the causes of and conflicts about faculty unions. He also reviews trends in college and university management over the past three decades, using California, Ohio, and…
Zotova-Sadylo Yelena Yurievna
Full Text Available Purpose The structural-functional model of professional business communication development of future economic specialists is presented by the author. Its basic components, purpose, function, principles, methods of its practical realization are characterized in the article. Methodology The considered model is aimed at providing advanced and competent levels of professional business communication / cross-cultural business communication of future specialists in economics by means of relevant to the problem special course within a system of humanitarian cycle disciplines, and integrated class hours and extracurricular activity. The main feature of the special course is its integrated character determined by the necessity to synthesize contents of humanitarian cycle disciplines for the purpose of training material comprehensive awareness. Results In this context focused professional extracurricular activity carried out in strict accordance with an overall objective of young specialist training is effective. Successful implementation of structural functional model is possible providing that integrated approach to creative specialists training by means of entire educational and extracurricular activity system.
Peterson, Robin T.
In this article, the author highlights the potential role of "futurism" in master of business administration (MBA) curricula and the conceivable offerings of futurism to business planners. This article serves as a corollary to educators in MBA business education and concerns to the nature of futurism, the benefits of futurism to managerial…
Crawford, Meredith P.
The paper shows the method of application of proven research procedures to Army training and illustrates the usefulness of research techniques in making training more effective and efficient. Objective measurements of soldier proficiency in common military skills and knowledge are described. (Author/se)
The transnational Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has been one of the most popular official business training programmes amongst Thai business practitioners. Although the numbers of transnational business schools and MBA programmes are rapidly increasing, the programmes face numerous challenges from both local and global factors.…
Michael (Monty Widenius
Full Text Available The benefits of the open source development model have been proven by the test of time; however, making this development model economically feasible can be challenging. In this article, Monty Widenius puts forth a suggestion for a new type of license, which is the result of the lessons learned from decades of work on open source, both as programmer and entrepreneur. The result, “business source”, is a license that seeks to enable a business model that can both harness the benefits of open source while generating sufficient income for the program’s continued development. The business source license automatically changes terms after a given period: an initial non-open source license with specific usage restrictions that transforms to a fully open source license on a specific future date. In this article, we contribute a proposal for a novel license, a set of recommendations for managers, and a sample text of a business source license. This work will be of relevance to four main groups: i those developing or managing a closed source program but who are interested in the benefits open source offers; ii those managing open core programs; iii projects in development; and iv investors interested in funding open source projects.
Aerospace companies needed additional research on technology-based training to verify expectations when enhancing human capital through online systems analysis training. The research for online systems analysis training provided aerospace companies a means to verify expectations for systems analysis technology-based training on business…
This RADAR focuses on future trends in the broad field of the installation industry with the aim of developing supporting policy for the installation businesses based on the objectives of UNETO-NVO and OTIB. Trends that can be earmarked as relevant for the installation industry are: Social development, Economic development, Technological development, Organizational development, Economic development, and Political development. In this framework, attention is mainly paid to the developments in the following working areas of the installation industry: Climate Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Sanitary engineering, and ICT.
Hubbard, Gary R.
The growing awareness and availability of business application software at small business prices and the creation of a unique national computer training consortium has motivated one community college district to promote more non-credit, short-term training opportunities in accounting software. Rationale for and development of these opportunities…
de Mel, Suresh; Mckenzie, David J; Woodruff, Christopher
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...
Porth, Stephen J.; McCall, John J.; DiAngelo, Joseph A.
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…
Vladimir Vladimirovich Glukhov
Full Text Available Transition of Russia to the development of market relations turned out to be an incentive motive for developing the basic concepts of the family economics and family business, a discovery of the opportunity for many Russian citizens to be engaged in entrepreneurship, which has formerly been inaccessible for them. The modern changes taking place in Russia and abroad raise new requirements for training the youths, for conscious active participation in various spheres of the socio-economic life of the society, in development of family businesses, and improvement of their efficiency. It should be noted that the problems of professional training of young people at higher education institutions as members of households in participation in the family business, formation of qualities of a future entrepreneur, and the entrepreneurial activity in the family business are actively considered and implemented in developed countries, while Russia does not virtually take part in this process. The main cause of failure in the family business is lack of competence, skills, and leadership qualities, as well as a set of competences needed for a successful business.
Peters, Mike; Buhalis, Dimitrios
Small businesses dominate the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide and are of critical importance for the competitiveness of destinations. Small/family hotel businesses are characterised by a number of specific business processes which generate particular training and educational needs. It is increasingly clear that small businesses are not miniature versions of larger once, but they have different structures, priorities and strategic objectives. This paper investigates a number of mana...
Macris, A.; Malamateniou, F.; Vassilacopoulos, G.
Successful business process design requires active participation of users who are familiar with organizational activities and business process modelling concepts. Hence, there is a need to provide users with reusable, flexible, agile and adaptable training material in order to enable them instil their knowledge and expertise in business process design and automation activities. Knowledge reusability is of paramount importance in designing training material on process modelling since it enables users participate actively in process design/redesign activities stimulated by the changing business environment. This paper presents a prototype approach for the design and use of training material that provides significant advantages to both the designer (knowledge - content reusability and semantic web enabling) and the user (semantic search, knowledge navigation and knowledge dissemination). The approach is based on externalizing domain knowledge in the form of ontology-based knowledge networks (i.e. training scenarios serving specific training needs) so that it is made reusable.
The globalization of business education is leading to convergence in the traditionally more diverse business curriculum. This can be seen by examining the mission and vision statements of Asia and Australasia's leading business schools, which emphasize the provision of quality learning and scholarship; educating future leaders; and…
Full Text Available Purpose: disclosure of a nature and characteristics of the Movement for the renewal of adult education (New Adult Learning Movement - NALM as salutogenetic approach to the training of future teachers. Results: to analyze the nature and characteristics of salutogenetic approach to training of future teachers, which is based on anthroposophical methodological foundations and practically realized in the world as Movement for the renewal of adult education. Described the theoretical basis and direction of training (academic training, learning experiences, inner spiritual development, that allow to activate the internal intention of the person, arouse will of students to learn throughout life and contributes to the healthy development of the whole structure of the individual. Conclusions: were reported health saving forms and methods of education of future teachers: the organization of health-improving educational space, development of integrated programs (integration of educational elements - lectures, discussions, group work, project work, art classes, social exercises, etc., the rhythmic organization of educational process taking into account the human biorhythms, work with the biography of a man, pedagogical diagnostics and etc.
The train traffic control system of the future requires new solutions and strategies in order to better meet tomorrow’s demands and goals. Uppsala University and Trafikverket has been collaborating for several years in research regarding train traffic control and how to improve traffic controllers’ support systems and working environment. At an early stage in the collaboration studies and analysis of important aspects of the traffic controller’s tasks, strategies, decision making, use of info...
Lambrecht, Judith J.
Business education has a long history of growth, change, and development. Instruction "about" commercial practices and "for" business employment is fundamental to every known society, and the key question for contemporary societies, especially highly developed economies, is how business education can best be implemented, and by whom.…
Cook, Ronald G.; Belliveau, Paul; Sandberg, Mark E.
This study examined the output quality of a US microenterprise training program created to help entrepreneurs develop business plans for their ventures. The program concludes with the entrepreneurs' plans being scored by a panel of experts. Hypotheses were developed and tested to determine the importance of feedback, key components of business…
Australian vocational education and training (VET) providers show increasing interest in using electronic technology to provide online learning, student services, and business functions, according to a study that included a literature review, Internet search, interviews with organizations that use e-business models for online learning, analysis of…
Neal, Mark; Björklund, Jan
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the current state of key account management at a business-to-business training company in the Helsinki metropolitan area and suggest improvements which could potentially lead to more business. The investigated company operates worldwide and has existed in Helsinki for over twenty years. To gain insight into the current situation, the theory of key account management was studied, and a survey was completed by company X’s managing director, account m...
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...
Nicola S. Schutte
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.
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.
Swain, Ranjula Bali; Varghese, Adel
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.
Varner, Iris I.; Varner, Carson H.
Successful business training by foreigners in Russia must consider the contemporary climate for training and human resource management; characteristics of the Russian audience; and cultural issues in the use of simulation, hard versus soft content, and working with a translator. (SK)
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.
Full Text Available To innovate personnel training objectives, enhance the qualities and abilities of application-oriented Business Economics specialized personnel, enhance the competitiveness of graduates’ entrepreneurship, and effectively serve national and local regional development of industrial clusters are necessary measures for the specialized personnel training of applied Business Economics in local colleges to won the recognition of regional industrial sectors and enterprises and students families as well as the society. To clarify the educational status of Business Economics, establish specialized economic training objectives of applied business in the new normal and select appropriate training strategies and modes are worth serious consideration, research and practice of local universities.
Whiteman, Jo Ann M.
Today's workplace must employ knowledgeable, flexible, efficient, and adaptable workers who are lifelong learners. Adult learners need to be updated on the latest changes in the structure of the business environment. Business programs must respond to corporate and personal development needs by designing curriculum that embraces the management…
Utsumi, Hiroo; Suzuki, Takamasa; Imaeda, Makoto
We are developing training courses to enhance motivation and promote innovation in order to cope with increasing diversity of personal values. As one of the courses, we improved a conventional training course for products development into the training course aiming at acquiring abilities to create new business and/or new products concepts. This paper illustrates the outline of the course and the features in the curriculum to acquire the abilities.
Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz; Hasan, Syed Akif; Rahat, Omer
Service industry is now focusing more and more on providing valuable training opportunities to its employees in order to improve the quality of its services and benchmarking them as its competitive advantage. This research has attempted to understand the effects of the Business Embedded Training Model and the Traditional Training Model on employees’ job motivation. A sample of 80 organizations and 1000 respondents was taken and Group T-Test and Log Linear Logit techniques were used to evaluat...
Rayment, John; Smith, Jonathan
Purpose: Considerable debate since the global financial crisis has been evident concerning the role of business schools. This article aims to outline the authors' research on their role. Design/methodology/approach: The paper begins with an overview of the significant literature highlighting the current debates impacting on business schools…
Kampf, Constance Elizabeth
This paper explores the world of digital artist activists, consumer activists and emerging business models as they challenge the past and present and work to (re)create the future of the intersection of the Internet, corporations, and the commons. A key issue at the intersection of technology, art and business is the tension between knowledge in the electronic commons and knowledge used as valued assets for corporations (Bazzichelli, & Cox, 2011). Another central issue is the tension between activists practicing new paradigms and corporations appropriating them (Pold & Andersen, 2011). These issues will be addressed in the paper through examining online activism in both art and consumer contexts, focused on how Internet and mobile technologies have, do and will continue to support the blurring of traditional boundaries between corporations and the commons. In the mid1990s, the Internet brought consumer activism to a new level, in which cyber e-mail protests by consumers actually changed corporate strategy and in the case of the Clipper Chip and Lotus Marketplace (Gurak 1997), caused corporations to discontinue product development plans. In 2000, the most expensive art production and protest ever recorded was the Toywar that an artist group named etoy fought with the corporation E-Toys over their domain name. The domain, etoy.com, had been created by etoy 2 years before the company E-toys was founded. Although E-toys had no legal right to the domain name, the company was able to win a judgement in a California court requiring etoy to stop using their site because the content was offending Etoys customers who arrived there by mistake. In this protest, a volunteer “army” of 1799 etoy soldiers was deployed to defend the right of artists to enjoy free speech on the Internet without interference from corporations. This performance co-occurred with Etoys losing up to 4.5 billion dollars in market share at that time, and is described by etoy as a many layered attack which proved that effort from the commons was more powerful than corporate political tactics. This game included the stock market and a live ticker that showed share price values drop. After the project was over, these solders were invited to become “shareholders” in etoy. (http://www.etoy.com/projects/toywar/) According to Andersen & Pold (2011), etoy’s “activist war played on new markets with a taste for networked public participation, which inverted the power relation between the corporate and civic spheres: Though common in today’s corporate communication, mobilizing people ‘virally’ through the Internet, using media tactically, was novel at the time.” In their analysis, Andersen and Pold focus on not only the story of etoy as a protest story, but also the consequence of this viral approach to communication being appropriated by corporations. From 2005-2009, Ubermorgen created their EKMERZ Triology (http://ubermorgen.com/EKMRZ_Trilogy/), a series of projects which challenge and call into question three of the key Internet businesses—Amazon, Google and E-bay. The first, GWEI or Google will eat itself, is focused on revealing the underlying economic mechanisms used by Google to make money. As the artist sites earn money by the number of “click throughs” in Google, the money is then used to buy realtime shares. The other two projects, Amazon Noir and The sound of E-bay also work to reveal underlying mechanisms in the economic structures of e-based businesses. Together, this triology calls into question the structure and stability of Internet based businesses. (Pold 2011; Cox 2012) In 2008, CarrotMob was started by Brent Schulkin as an organization to mobilize consumers to ask local businesses to reduce their ecological footprint. (www.carrotmob.org) CarrotMob uses Internet and mobile media to set up events to help educate and aid local businesses in using their own profits from the event to reduce their energy use by changing their equipment and or business practices. This is an example of consumers working to drive corporate strategies tow
Kaliski, Burton S.
Questions about the future of business education have been asked and answered throughout its long history. The author posed six of these questions at the 2002 Peter L. Agnew Lecture at New York University. These six questions, all pointing to the year 2020, are: (1) What will business education be?; (2) Where will it be?; (3) How will it be…
Arbaugh, J. B.; Godfrey, Michael R.; Johnson, Marianne; Pollack, Birgit Leisen; Niendorf, Bruce; Wresch, William
In this literature review, we examine and assess the state of research of online and blended learning in the business disciplines with the intent of assessing the state of the field and identifying opportunities for meaningful future research. We review research from business disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems…
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, ...
Two surveys of new micro-businesses in Devon and Cornwall (n=361) and interviews with owners and trainers showed that support at and after start-up was not adequate. A potential cause is that the Business Link network, intended to help small growing companies, is not sufficiently flexible or pragmatic to meet their needs. (SK)
Allahwerdi, Helena; Westerholm, Hely
Entrepreneur education and training are the key concepts for the success and wel-fare of the European societies. In this, the most important actors are the local and national family business entrepreneurs and their enterprises. The challenge for them is to become global and to build international business and social networks with their European counterparts as well as to learn to be motivated in coopera-tion with educational establishments. This study focuses on the online learning program of...
Braun, S.; Kohn, K
This paper will focus on the use of spoken corpora in this context. "Applied Corpus Linguistics? has produced a growing body of research into the use of corpora in language pedagogy, with most recent work focusing on spoken and multimedia corpora for language teaching. We will argue that interpreter training for business and community settings can benefit immensely from this research and we discuss how these approaches can be adapted to suit the needs of business and community interpreter tra...
Michael (Monty) Widenius; Linus Nyman
The benefits of the open source development model have been proven by the test of time; however, making this development model economically feasible can be challenging. In this article, Monty Widenius puts forth a suggestion for a new type of license, which is the result of the lessons learned from decades of work on open source, both as programmer and entrepreneur. The result, “business source”, is a license that seeks to enable a business model that can both harness the benefits of open sou...
Tyagi, Rajesh Kumar
This chapter presents challenges faced by service businesses while implementing a measurement system. A review of existing frameworks is presented and a new framework, the Service Scorecard, is introduced. The Service Scorecard is an adaptation of the Six Sigma Business Scorecard for the service sector. The framework has also been influenced by existing frameworks such as the Malcom Baldrige award criteria, the Balanced Scorecard, the European Quality award and the Service Profit Chain model. The seven elements of the Service Scorecard are Growth, Leadership, Acceleration, Collaboration, Innovation, Execution, and Retention. The examples of measurement systems are presented with concrete real-world case examples. Final thoughts and the challenges faced are also presented.
Ioannis, Seimenis; Damianos, Sakas P.; Nikolaos, Konstantopoulos
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.
Bregman, Peter; Jacobson, Howie
The most important result of training is the satisfaction of customers who deal with trainees when they return to their jobs. Customer reaction sheets are easy and inexpensive to create, administer, tabulate, and interpret. (JOW)
Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby
If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them to fit within a nation's overall national security system without ever-increasing budgets. Presents a new designstrategy for more efficient armed forces, utilising insights from business strategy as well as military strategy Features strategic analysis based on defence budgetary data Suitable for use in professional military education as well as at university level
Full Text Available Purpose : develop and experimentally prove the contents, methods and forms of physical training of future specialists of agricultural production. This takes into account advanced course of professional applied physical preparation means kettlebell sport. Material : The study involved 141 students. Duration of study is 5 years. Results : It was found that a significant increase in indicators of flexibility, strength, coordination abilities of students promoted the use of exercises using weights of different weights. Confirmed the legitimacy of the use of such means of physical education for the development of muscle strength of the upper body, back, legs, abdominals. These muscles are the most loaded in the performance of professional activities of mechanical engineers. Conclusions : The program meets the basic criteria for the formation of curriculum for physical education. The program promotes the development of professional applications of physical qualities, motor skills and improve physical performance of students.
Johanson, Jan; Smith, Dag
Empirical studies have demonstrated the existence andimportance of business relationships. In particular, it hasbeen suggested that investments in such relationships aresignificant assets of the parties engaged in the relationship.This article analyses in some detail the valuation of suchassets in terms of the behavioural pattern of the parties andsome other characteristics of the assets. The analysis isbased on an interpretation of the relationships as Prisoner'sDilemma games.
Armstrong, Richard N.; And Others
Many expatriate managers in multinational corporations have failed due to cultural ignorance. This failure has caused concern and heightened interest in training expatriate managers for cross-cultural appreciation and communication skills. The most commonly cited reasons for failure are the manager's and spouse's inability to adjust to cultural…
Adams, Hobart Warren
A survey was made of inservice training and development for accountants in 53 selected business firms varying in products, sales volume, and employees. Program philosophy and objectives, qualifications and selection of trainees and instructors, program content, instructional programs, and evaluation procedures were examined. Inservice programs,…
Prestwich, Roger; Ho-Kim, Thu-Mai
Companies doing business internationally face the competitive challenges of a constantly changing operational environment. Employees need to update their international knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) frequently by attending training programs. A survey of Minnesota firms indicate that almost all companies are willing to cover the time and…
Dunn, Cynthia Dickel
In recent years, politeness theory has increasingly focused on speakers' own conceptualizations of polite behavior, viewing politeness concepts as a type of language ideology. This article examines the construction of Japanese politeness concepts in the business etiquette training provided for new employees in Japanese companies. Drawing on…
Nasman, Leonard O.
Designed for community colleges and technical institutes, this manual presents a systematic approach to the process of reviewing employer and employee education and training needs. Section I presents the Business, Industry, and Labor (BIL) Needs Assessment Model, detailing the following procedures: (1) identify the BIL project coordinator; (2)…
Giacalone, Robert A.; Jurkiewicz, Carole L.; Knouse, Stpehen B.
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)
Chanchai Bunchapattanasukda; Teetima Piyasirisilp
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 ...
Full Text Available The amplification of extern economic activities made by firms demands new rules for those people that take part in transcultural actions. They have to deal with new challenges regarding the interpretation of actions or attitudes made by individuals or firms that have their activity in a cultural activity different from what they were accustomed to until that moment. International managers come in contact with people that not only have different objectives, but they also have different ways of achieving their objectives. The development of management activities is a laborious process that starts with the recurring and selecting of personnel and ends with the training and returning to their home country of the managers. The importance and the phases of the process of training managers that can action with competence in an intercultural context have represented the elements which I want to bring forward in this paper.
Prof .Waghmare G.T.
E-commerce stands for electronic commerce. E-commerce is improving standard among the business community in worlds, about the opportunities offered by E-commerce. E-Commerce has unleashed yet another revolution, which is changing the way businesses buy and sell products and services. And its trading in goods and services through the electronic medium. India is showing tremendous growth in the Ecommerce so now a day, low cost of the PC and the growing use of the Internet is one of ...
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.
Ameha Tefera Tessema
Full Text Available Business firm's income is not constant, or fixed from period to period because of this firm’s cash inflow or out flow is uneven. The decision of a firm either to invest or to borrow from creditors based on uneven cash in-flow need to have a future or a present value prediction formula. The problem to find future and present value formulae for uneven cash flow stayed unsolved for long periods. However, on this paper it wanted to show future and present value of uneven cash flow prediction formulae based on the performance rate (Pn of a business. The Performance rate (Pn is a percentage by which the current performance, economic value added (EVAn , of the business exceeds the previous performance. Therefore, the firm cash out flows either for investment or for repayment of the borrowed loan growth according to the performance rate (p of the firm
Gall, Joyce P.
This module on owning and operating a welding business is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning activities are divided…
Gall, Joyce P.
This module on owning and operating a carpentry business is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning activities are divided…
This module on owning and operating a plumbing business is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning activities are divided…
Rassen, Rachel L.
This module on owning and operating a business and personal service is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning activities…
Gall, Joyce P.
This module on owning and operating a construction electrician business is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning…
Johnston, Wesley J.
There are usually no shortages of predictions of what the future will be like. In fact life would be impossible without them. We predict that tomorrow will be similar to today and that our students or customers will still need what we have to offer. That our car will start or the bus will be there at the usual time. The building we work in will still be standing and the visual recognition software will open our office door. It is only when we start to look further into the future that our pre...
Bagraim, Jeffrey; Goodman, Suki; Pulker, Stephanie
This study applies the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to increase understanding about dishonest academic behaviour amongst undergraduate business students. A total of 579 respondents from three universities in South Africa completed an online survey about their beliefs regarding academic dishonesty, their intentions to engage in dishonest…
Pham, Nga T. P.; Segers, Mien S. R.; Gijselaers, Wim H.
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…
Ausgangspunkt ist die These, dass Universitäten und Business Schools den Studierenden sehr wenig oder gar keine Möglichkeit bieten, sich während ihres Studiums mit dem Themenkreis Wirtschafts- bzw. Management-Ethik und soziale Verantwortung (CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility) zu befassen. Es stellt sich die Frage, was getan werden könnte, um die Ausbildung künftiger Führungsnachwuchskräfte in CSR zu verbessern. Als Reaktion auf den erkannten Handlungsbedarf wird ein modular aufgebautes CS...
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 ...
This is the twenty-second in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurship Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 072. The purpose of this module is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a restaurant. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…
Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai
This paper analyzes the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis comes from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of app. 2000 private customers evaluated their preferred property insurance provider. Based on theoretical considerations 6 assumptions are developed and tested.
Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai
This paper analyses the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis come from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of approximately 2000 private customers evaluated their preferred property insurance provider. Based on theoretical considerations, six assumptions are developed and tested.
Jeanette E. Maritz
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.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has a long history of capacity building in geological surveys and energy/mines ministries and departments in the developing world and post conflict situations. In recent research involving business and training needs analysis (BTNA), the relationships between such public sector bodies, their stakeholders, and large aid donors, has been studied in detail, particularly in countries of central Asia, southeast Asia and the Pacific (Stephenson et ...
Marie Poggenpoel; Jeanette E. Maritz; Chris P.H. Myburgh
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...
Ameha Tefera Tessema
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 ...
Bakhtiar Rana, Mohammad
Business system (BS) theory at the intersection between institutionalism and management is gaining incremental attention in the field of management and organization, particularly in cross-border and comparative studies of multinationals management. Yet, this stream does not meet the mainstream international business/management researches. This led me to synthesize the contributions of this stream. The review of BS literature from 1992 to 2013 makes an account of its contributions and gaps, brings them to light for international management (IM) studies to show how IM can benefit from this stream, while gaps found in BS studies present a thirst that future studies of BS can contribute to advance this field of research.
Full Text Available The model of usage of pedagogical situations during professional training of the future teachers of physical training is shown. In creation of model is used practical experience of usage of pedagogical situations during teaching and educational process at faculty of physical training. Efficiency of application of pedagogical situations during formation of professional competence of the future teachers of physical training is proved. The main element of the technology of forming professional competence was research and problem-educational tasks that stimulate students' activity.
Murphy, J G; Cremonini, F; Kane, G C; Dunn, W
The training of physician in the art and science of clinical medicine presents several challenges that are well suited to simulation based medical education (SBME). Modern patient centered medical education seeks to provide comprehensive "hands-on" clinical exposure for physicians in training, while simultaneously providing maximum individual patient comfort and safety. The ethical conundrum is obvious: direct patient contact is needed in order to educate the best clinical physicians and surgeons, but patients have an expectation to be treated and have surgery performed only by highly trained healthcare personnel. This is the kernel of the "medical educators dilemma". Simulation based medical education can partially solve "the medical educators dilemma" by providing realistic medical education in a safe, error tolerant environment with convenience and advantages over conventional "bedside" training but is it real medicine or make believe! PMID:17405343
Volkhonskaya Anastasiya Andreevna
Full Text Available The article analyzes the problems of professional training of future teachers in the use of geography textbook in their classes. The author identifies the reasons for lack of young teachers’ attention to the textbook and the causes of insufficient training of future geography teachers in the effective use of the textbook in the class. Professional training of future teachers in the effective and proper use of the geography textbook in the class is possible only under certain pedagogical conditions. A specific feature of this work is theoretically sound pedagogical conditions of future teacher training in the effective use of geography textbook in the class, which can form and further develop the students’ readiness for effective use of geography textbook in the lessons.
[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 ...
Neuvo, Yrjö; Karvonen, Elina (ed.)
Bit Bang – Future of the Internet: Societal, business, governance and technological aspects was the fourth multidisciplinary post-graduate course for doctoral students at Aalto University. Altogether 24 students were selected from five Aalto University Schools: School of Arts, Design and Architecture; School of Economics; School of Electrical Engineering; School of Engineering; and School of Science. Bit Bang is part of the MIDE (Multidisciplinary Institute of Digitalisation and Energy) resea...
Nel, P.S. (Piet S.); Marx, Andrew E.; Andries J. DU PLESSIS
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...
Santangelo, Grazia D.; Stucchi, Tamara
Traditionally created to deal with the unfriendly domestic environment, business groups (BGs) are increasingly internationalizing. However, how BGs can reconcile their strictly domestic orientation with an international dimension still remains an open question. Drawing on arguments from organizational learning, we seek to solve this puzzle in relation to the internationalization of Indian BGs. In particular, we argue that in heterogeneous domestic emerging markets BG’s geographical dispersion across sub-national states provides training for internationalization. To internationalize successfully, BGs need to develop the capability of managing geographically dispersed units in institutional heterogeneous contexts. Domestic geographical dispersion would indeed help the BG dealing with different regulations, customers and infrastructures. However, there is less scope for such training as BGs become more internationally experienced, and the benefits of domestic geographical dispersions are limited by the degree of urbanization of sub-national states. We test our argument on a sample of 693 Indian BGs over the period 2001-2010.
Dove, Sophie G; Kline, David I; Pantos, Olga; Angly, Florent E; Tyson, Gene W; Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove
Increasing atmospheric partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) is a major threat to coral reefs, but some argue that the threat is mitigated by factors such as the variability in the response of coral calcification to acidification, differences in bleaching susceptibility, and the potential for rapid adaptation to anthropogenic warming. However the evidence for these mitigating factors tends to involve experimental studies on corals, as opposed to coral reefs, and rarely includes the influence of multiple variables (e.g., temperature and acidification) within regimes that include diurnal and seasonal variability. Here, we demonstrate that the inclusion of all these factors results in the decalcification of patch-reefs under business-as-usual scenarios and reduced, although positive, calcification under reduced-emission scenarios. Primary productivity was found to remain constant across all scenarios, despite significant bleaching and coral mortality under both future scenarios. Daylight calcification decreased and nocturnal decalcification increased sharply from the preindustrial and control conditions to the future scenarios of low (reduced emissions) and high (business-as-usual) increases in pCO2. These changes coincided with deeply negative carbonate budgets, a shift toward smaller carbonate sediments, and an increase in the abundance of sediment microbes under the business-as-usual emission scenario. Experimental coral reefs demonstrated highest net calcification rates and lowest rates of coral mortality under preindustrial conditions, suggesting that reef processes may not have been able to keep pace with the relatively minor environmental changes that have occurred during the last century. Taken together, our results have serious implications for the future of coral reefs under business-as-usual environmental changes projected for the coming decades and century. PMID:24003127
Nasman, Leonard O.
This document outlines a systematic approach to the process of reviewing employer and employee training needs so that postsecondary institutions can work closely with business, industry, and labor (BIL) to meet these needs. It also contains sections that review the rationale and development processes that provided a basis for the model. The model…
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
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…
Comegys, Charles; Vaisanen, Jaani; Lupton, Robert A.; Rawlinson, David R.
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.…
Jenny Marcela Cardona Bedoya
Full Text Available This article presents the results of processes thesis of "Master in Management and Marketing Management and Global New Markets" for the University Camilo José Cela. The data collection is done through an exploratory research and the study of business unit Unit Providing Services of Virtual Training Unipanamericana - Compensate. Considering secondary sources we identified: 1 The most important in the world and in Colombia at the level of new technologies, 2 The development trends of the array Mic Mac establishes the relationship between trends and portfolio of the business unit. And 3 Identify the growth of applications and the impact of E-learning. The collection and analysis of information on the qualitative method developed through interviews, aiming to identify trends that impact the marketing plan. In the analysis were found four trends that impact the line of business: The joint educational levels, The new educational experiences, Changes in learning models and Strengthening education systems. These trends were explored in an evaluative context, to identify new technologies that are necessary for professional development.
Balaji Chanderrao Shewale
Full Text Available Training and development of human resource of the business organization has been recognized as a important element for the development of desirable attitude of the employees and management. After selection of the employees, they are placed on the job and they need education and training to perform their jobs effectively. Training is a planned process of teaching and imparting specific skills while development involves intellectual, moral, physical and psychological progress to an individual in personal and their job areas. Training is a organizationally planned efforts to change the attitude and behavior of employees so that they can do their jobs on desirable levels.
Smyrl, G. [British Columbia Hydro, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Topics reviewed in this presentation included capsule summaries of BC Hydro`s organization and vital statistics, its preparation for deregulation, the shifting emphasis to marketing, regulatory issues and competition, and BC Hydro`s perspective on deregulation. Issues concerning retail access, reliability, transmission costs, the role of the Independent System Operator, training of managers for competition, the speed of change, and the future role of `system planners` were also discussed.
Full Text Available Distribution in the modern world epidemiological diseases are influenza and acute respiratory viral infections requires a search for simplified, effective preventive means. The main direction of prevention of these diseases is to strengthen and enhance the activities of the immune system. Strengthening the protective systems of the body is directly related to the constant holding of different types of hardening. This study illustrates the possibility of using quenching air and water in the independent exercise training and recreational facilities in all conditions of students.
Ellegaard, Chris; Medlin, Christopher J.
Purpose – Value appropriation is a central, yet neglected aspect in business exchange research. The purpose of the paper is to generate an overview of research on active value appropriation in business exchange and provide the foundation for further research into value appropriation, as well as some initial guidance for managers. Design/methodology/approach – Literatures investigating value appropriation were identified by the means of a systematic review of the overall management literature. Findings – The authors provide an overview and comparison of the literatures and find that they apply diverse understandings of the value appropriation process and emphasize different mechanisms and outcomes of value appropriation. Research limitations/implications – Based on the literature comparison and discussion, in combination with inspiration from alternative business exchange literature, the authors propose four areas with high potential for future research into value appropriation: network position effects, appropriation acts and behaviors, buyer-seller relationship effects, and appropriation over time. Practical implications – Boundary spanning managers acting in industrial markets must master the difficult balance between value creation and appropriation. This review has provided an overview of the many managerial options for value appropriation and created knowledge on the effects of the various appropriation mechanisms enabling managers to secure company rents while not jeopardizing value creation. Originality/value – To the authors’ knowledge, this paper represents the first attempt at reviewing the management literature on value appropriation in business exchange. The authors provide overview, details, comparisons, and frame a research agenda as a first step towards establishing value appropriation as a key phenomenon in business exchange research.
Hyde, Katherine; Miller, Linda; Smith, Ann; Tolliday, Jo
The aim of the East Anglian Waste Minimisation in the Food And Drink Industry Project was to develop waste minimisation capability in food and drink sector companies by providing a structured training programme and consultancy support to participating members of a business club. The business club forum provided the structure within which interactive training and development sessions were delivered. Expertise and assistance in implementing waste minimisation and waste management programmes was given to member companies at their sites. The project resulted in pound 1,800,000 per annum of identified savings with pound 1,100,000 of verified savings already achieved. Training and development contributed fundamentally to these project outcomes and achievements. The structured training package used three different approaches or methods. Teaching and workshop sessions were used to present interactive training on waste minimisation practice. These were supplemented by interactive 'report-back' sessions where the 'project champions' presented progress reports to the club on waste minimisation at their sites. An overview of the business club approach is described, together with an account of the successes and challenges of applying a structured training and development programme and the barriers to waste minimisation that were overcome. Training effectiveness was measured according to reaction, learning, application and impact. PMID:12710921
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
The purpose of this lecture is to discuss about the "Future". How our business will change in the next 10 years? I believe the key is 3 mega-trends "Sustainability", "Cloud Computing" and "Life Innovation". With the development of social environment, the required business will change, too. The future would be invisible if you shut yourself up in your single industry. It is important to see various business fields horizontally, and recognize various key changes stereoscopically such as demographics, economy, technology, sense of value and lifestyle, when you develop mid-and-long term strategy. "Cloud" is silent, but the revolution of personal computing. It will bring the drastic changes in every industry. It will make "voice" and "moving image" possible to use as the interface to access your computer. Cloud computing will also make the client device more diversified and spread the application range widely. 15 years ago, the term "IT" was equivalent to "personal computer". Recently, it rather means to use smartphone and tablet device. In the next several years, TV and car-navigation system will be connected to broadband and it will become a part of personal computing. The meaning of personal computing is changing essentially year by year. In near future, the universe of computing will expand to the energy, medical and health-care, and agriculture etc. It passed only 20 years since we use "Computer" in a full scale operation. Recently, computer has start understanding our few words and talking in babble like a baby. The history of computing has just started.
The purpose of this lecture is to discuss about the 'Future'. How our business will change in the next 10 years? I believe the key is 3 mega-trends 'Sustainability', 'Cloud Computing' and 'Life Innovation'. With the development of social environment, the required business will change, too. The future would be invisible if you shut yourself up in your single industry. It is important to see various business fields horizontally, and recognize various key changes stereoscopically such as demographics, economy, technology, sense of value and lifestyle, when you develop mid-and-long term strategy. 'Cloud' is silent, but the revolution of personal computing. It will bring the drastic changes in every industry. It will make 'voice' and 'moving image' possible to use as the interface to access your computer. Cloud computing will also make the client device more diversified and spread the application range widely. 15 years ago, the term 'IT' was equivalent to 'personal computer'. Recently, it rather means to use smartphone and tablet device. In the next several years, TV and car-navigation system will be connected to broadband and it will become a part of personal computing. The meaning of personal computing is changing essentially year by year. In near future, the universe of computing will expand to the energy, medical and health-care, and agriculture etc. It passed only 20 years since we use 'Computer' in a full scale operation. Recently, computer has start understanding our few words and talking in babble like a baby. The history of computing has just started.
Brennan, Richard P.
A lively survey of the horizons of modern technology. Provides easy-to-read summaries of the state of the art in space science, biotechnology, computer science, exotic energy sources and materials engineering as well as life-enhancing medical advancements and environmental, transportation and defense/weapons technologies. Each chapter explains how a current or future technology works and provides an understanding of the underlying scientific concepts. Includes an extensive self-test to review your knowledge.
The expansion of diagnostic ultrasound outside of the traditional radiology profession into the physiotherapy profession is occurring. The purpose of this study was to determine if physiotherapists are purchasing diagnostic ultrasound machines, receiving training in the modality and what imaging procedures they are performing. For the design of future training tools, also investigated were the methods of training that physiotherapists might find most beneficial and what content they deem necessary to be covered during such training for the use of diagnostic ultrasound for their profession. An e-mail invitation was sent to physiotherapists throughout Australian who were registered on two databases, asking them to complete a web based survey. The survey was comprised of 18 questions including open and closed items. The data was then categorised into themes in accordance with the purpose of the study. Of the respondents, 39% did not own a diagnostic ultrasound machine, 33% had access to a machine that was owned by their employer and 18% actually owned a machine themselves. Training in diagnostic ultrasound had been received by 61% of the respondents however for 67% of those who had been trained, this training had only lasted for several hours, not days or weeks. For future training in ultrasound the majority of respondents would prefer either a workshop or DVD to cover imaging anatomy, the use of machine controls and scanning the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and shoulder. From this survey it can be concluded that physiotherapists have an interest in or are using diagnostic ultrasound in their practice. While some form of training is being provided, further training is considered necessary and wanted by the physiotherapists so training tools need to be developed.
McKiernan, Sharmaine, E-mail: email@example.com [School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (Australia); Chiarelli, Pauline; Warren-Forward, Helen [School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (Australia)
The expansion of diagnostic ultrasound outside of the traditional radiology profession into the physiotherapy profession is occurring. The purpose of this study was to determine if physiotherapists are purchasing diagnostic ultrasound machines, receiving training in the modality and what imaging procedures they are performing. For the design of future training tools, also investigated were the methods of training that physiotherapists might find most beneficial and what content they deem necessary to be covered during such training for the use of diagnostic ultrasound for their profession. An e-mail invitation was sent to physiotherapists throughout Australian who were registered on two databases, asking them to complete a web based survey. The survey was comprised of 18 questions including open and closed items. The data was then categorised into themes in accordance with the purpose of the study. Of the respondents, 39% did not own a diagnostic ultrasound machine, 33% had access to a machine that was owned by their employer and 18% actually owned a machine themselves. Training in diagnostic ultrasound had been received by 61% of the respondents however for 67% of those who had been trained, this training had only lasted for several hours, not days or weeks. For future training in ultrasound the majority of respondents would prefer either a workshop or DVD to cover imaging anatomy, the use of machine controls and scanning the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and shoulder. From this survey it can be concluded that physiotherapists have an interest in or are using diagnostic ultrasound in their practice. While some form of training is being provided, further training is considered necessary and wanted by the physiotherapists so training tools need to be developed.
Yury S. Tyunnikov
Full Text Available Modeling of training system of future teachers aimed on innovation activities performed in a certain project logic and procedures, which is possible only through a specific set of design features, based on capability and peculiar properties of the university. The article is formulated and solved the problem of design features, revealing in its set the characteristic properties, organization and functioning of training system aimed on innovation in specific terms of professional education.
Cartmell, Kati; Earl, Kirsti
George Simons is the creator of diversophy®, a card-based cultural learning game for businesses, which is the core of this thesis. The original game was created in 1972 and has expanded to include many different cultures. This project was tasked to research and organize a Finnish version of a cultural training game for the diversophy® series of intercultural training products. The completed project addresses issues that foreigners may face when working with Finns, either within or outside...
ABSTRACT: Objectives: This thesis studies the projected future direction and expected management capability requirements of the Finnish manufacturing industry, by examining the development and present status of the industry’s business models, management capabilities and future investment targets. During recent years the Finnish manufacturing industry has undergone significant structural changes, and the transformation is only expected to accelerate. Hence, this study aims...
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.
Canada had a fairly good start in radiochemistry. We had high-flux research reactors at Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories and McMaster University, a cyclotron at McGill University, and electron linear accelerators (Linac) at the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) and University of Toronto (UoT). Both the number of trainees and research projects in radiochemistry exploded by mid-1970's with the installation of SLOWPOKE-2 research reactors at UoT, Ecole Polytechnique, Dalhousie University (DU), University of Alberta, Saskatchewan Research Council, and Royal Military College of Canada. These facilities are mainly involved in NAA and radiochemical separations. Then TRIUMF was commissioned at Simon Fraser University mainly for isotope production. In the meantime the UoT Linac, and AECL-CP and UoT SLOWPOKE-2 reactors were shut down. But a third generation synchrotron facility celled the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at UoS came into operation. The School of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is interested in starting up a new radiochemistry program. The role of radiochemistry in nanoparticle research and in radiological and nuclear counter terrorism response has become very important. More funding is becoming available to establish more radiochemical laboratories, develop new methodologies, do more research, and train more personnel. (author)
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.
Kozlova, Natalia; Solodovnikova, Anastasiya; Zubarev, Anatoly; Garov, Andrey; Patraty, Vyacheslav; Kokhanov, Alexander; Karachevtseva, Irina; Nadezhdina, Irina; Konopikhin, Anatoly; Oberst, Juergen
Practice shows that it is much more interesting and useful to learn from real examples than on imaginary tasks from exercise books. The more technologies and software improves and develops, the more information and new products can be obtained from new processing of archive information collected by past planetary missions. So at MIIGAiK we carry out modern processing of lunar panoramic images obtained by Soviet Lunokhod missions (1970-1973). During two years of the study, which is a part of PRoViDE project (http://www.provide-space.eu/), many students, PhD students, young scientists, as well as professors have taken part in this research. Processing of the data obtained so long ago requires development of specific methods, techniques, special software and extraordinary approach. All these points help to interest young people in planetary science and develop their skills as researchers. Another advantage of data from previous missions is that you can compare your results with the ones obtained during the mission. This also helps to test the developed techniques and software on real data and adjust them for implementation in future missions. The work on Lunokhod data processing became the basis of master and PhD theses of MIIGAiK students and scientists at MExLab. Acknowledgments: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No 312377 PRoViDE.
Sarah, Bansilal; Lyn, Webb; Angela, James.
Full Text Available With the advent of the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications policy (MRTEQ), higher education institutions (HEIs) are rethinking curricula for teacher training in order to enable entree for in-service teachers to reskill, retrain and have access to higher qualifications. In the f [...] ield of mathematical literacy (ML), most teacher training has been offered via government-funded Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) qualifications, which have now largely been phased out. In this article we examine two ACE ML programmes offered in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in order to present some lessons that have been learnt. We put forward some elements that we consider to be essential for training ML teachers and also raise concerns about future training of ML teachers.
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.)
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
Full Text Available Purpose: This article analyses the Family Business (FB within the process of globalization that has been taking place in recent decades.Design / methodology / approach: To achieve this we undertake a description of the importance of FB in the global economy and contrast this with a systematic review of the academic literature, which demonstrates the growing academic interest in the internationalization of the FB.Findings: The literature review highlights the importance of agency and stewardship theories when analyzing the aspects that affect the process of internationalization. These theoretical frameworks require a variety of assumptions and explain how ownership and control of an FB may explain different attitudes towards some short term risks, which could be due to FB politics of internationalization.Research limitations / implications: Finally, we mark out future research lines which will focus on the effect the ownership structure has on the type of internationalization that is undertaken by the FB.Originality / value: This article outlines new lines of literature review in the FB internationalization field, suggesting to the future authors the outstanding journals and topics in this research field.
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.
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.
Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina
The use of IT as a facilitator for student collaboration in higher business education has grown rapidly since 2000. Asynchronous discussion forums are used abundantly for collaborative training purposes and for teaching students business-relevant tools for their future careers. This article presents an analysis of the asynchronous discussion forum…
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”.
Deeg, Anja; Niemann, Ann-Lisa
The current study aims to provide insight into future business people’s perception of Social Responsibility topics in news media generated in the European Union. Furthermore, the study develops an understanding of the link between the perception of future business people and the three CSR-dimensions in media. These three dimensions include ‘opinion forming’, ‘opinion illustrating’ and ‘responsibility for own business actions’, emphasizing the media’s responsibility towards its stakeholders in...
This article briefly discusses the origins and development of the business model concept resulting in a high level definition. Against this backdrop, frameworks from the literature around green business models with examples of green business models and the business model innovation process are presented. The article then discusses the origins and meaning of different "green" concepts relevant for the circular value chain concluding with a high level definition. The article finally outl...
Ludlum, Marty; Moskalionov, Sergei
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…
The earliest courses in 'Radiation Protection (RP) Education and Training in the Netherlands' date back to the late fifties, a time which saw major developments especially in both nuclear medicine and nuclear power. The Dutch Society for Radiation Protection (NVS - Nederlandse Vereinigung voor Strahlingshygiene), established in 1960, is in fact the result of one of the first RP courses for medical doctors. The current system of recognition of RP courses was implemented in 1984 in Dutch legislation, based on an advice of the Dutch Health Council from 1972 (.). The recognition system has fundamentally remained unchanged since then. Radiation protection courses in the Netherlands based on this system already started in the seventies. After many discussions in the past decade the system will change in the next years in close relation to the start of a system of registration of RPes. In this paper I will start with a short introduction of the Dutch system of RP education and training. I will consecutively describe the background of the future changes in our system. Finally the major changes will be given. In the end I hope to have convinced you of the fact that although we face some major changes in the near future, the basis of the current system of education and training in RP will remain. (orig.)
Sharrock, A E; Gokani, V J; Harries, R L; Pearce, L; Smith, S R; Ali, O; Chu, H; Dubois, A; Ferguson, H; Humm, G; Marsden, M; Nepogodiev, D; Venn, M; Singh, S; Swain, C; Kirkby-Bott, J
The United Kingdom National Health Service treats both elective and emergency patients and seeks to provide high quality care, free at the point of delivery. Equal numbers of emergency and elective general surgical procedures are performed, yet surgical training prioritisation and organisation of NHS institutions is predicated upon elective care. The increasing ratio of emergency general surgery consultant posts compared to traditional sub-specialities has yet to be addressed. How should the capability gap be bridged to equip motivated, skilled surgeons of the future to deliver a high standard of emergency surgical care? The aim was to address both training requirements for the acquisition of necessary emergency general surgery skills, and the formation of job plans for trainee and consultant posts to meet the current and future requirements of the NHS. Twenty nine trainees and a consultant emergency general surgeon convened as a Working Group at The Association of Surgeons in Training Conference, 2015, to generate a united consensus statement to the training requirement and delivery of emergency general surgery provision by future general surgeons. Unscheduled general surgical care provision, emergency general surgery, trauma competence, training to meet NHS requirements, consultant job planning and future training challenges arose as key themes. Recommendations have been made from these themes in light of published evidence. Careful workforce planning, education, training and fellowship opportunities will provide well-trained enthusiastic individuals to meet public and societal need. PMID:26161133
Carlisle, Joanna; Bhanugopan, Ramudu; Fish, Alan
Purpose: This paper seeks to provide an overview of the concept of training needs analysis (TNA), current practice, models and the impact that training needs analysis currently has on nurses in public hospitals in Australia. Thus, the paper should aid future research in the area of TNA of nurses through helping researchers to clarify the…
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.
Dawe, Susan; Naidu, Radhika; Harris, Lee-Ann
This document lists 198 studies with abstracts and reasons for exclusion in support of the main report, "Education and Training that Meets the Needs of Small Business: A Systematic Review of Research" (ED499699). [This work has been produced with funding provided through the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. For a related…
Mouradian, Wendy E; Huebner, Colleen E
Leadership in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) requires a repertoire of skills that transcend clinical or academic disciplines. This is especially true today as leaders in academic, government and private settings alike must respond to a rapidly changing health environment. To better prepare future MCH leaders we offer a framework of MCH leadership competencies based on the results of a conference held in Seattle in 2004, MCH Working Conference: The Future of Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training. The purpose of the conference was to articulate cross-cutting leadership skills, identify training experiences that foster leadership, and suggest methods to assess leadership training. Following on the work of the Seattle Conference, we sub-divide the 12 cross-cutting leadership competencies into 4 "core" and 8 "applied" competencies, and discuss this distinction. In addition we propose a competency in the knowledge of the history and context of MCH programs in the U.S. We also summarize the conference planning process, agenda, and work group assignments leading to these results. Based on this leadership competency framework we offer a definition of an MCH leader, and recommendations for leadership training, assessment, and faculty development. Taken as a set, these MCH leadership competencies point towards the newly-emerging construct of capability, the ability to adapt to new circumstances and generate new knowledge. "Capstone" projects can provide for both practice and assessment of leadership competencies. The competency-based approach to leadership that has emerged from this process has broad relevance for health, education, and social service sectors beyond the MCH context. PMID:17253148
Adrian Dumitru Tan??u; Maria Alexandra Nichifor; Hora?iu Regneal?
The evolution of the PV industry has represented one of the main focus points of economic and political debates and research of the last ten years in Europe. However, these discussions have only presented general aspects of the industry development and accomplishments with little information about the companies’ actual practices. The present study aims to inquire the PV field in Romania further, by researching the currently implemented and the future business models of ...
A student’s academic achievement is impacted by various factors including the multidimensional self-concept.Students with higher levels of achievement are more likely to complete their current study and progress to the nextlevel of study compared to their peers with lower levels of achievement. This study investigates the relationshipsof self-concept, academic achievement and future pathway of the first year business studies diploma students in aprivate university college. One hundred and for...
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 ??? ???????? ????????, ??????? ????????? ????????? ?? ???????????, ??????, ?????????? ?????, ??????? ?????????? ????????? ? ?????? ???????????/?????????. ????????????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ?????????? ? ?????????? ???????? ????????? ?? ???????? ????????????? ???????? ?????? ??????????? ???????.
Charania, A.; Olds, J. R.
There is a lack of depth in the current paradigm of conceptual level economic models used to evaluate the value and viability of future capital projects such as a commercial reusable launch vehicle (RLV). Current modeling methods assume a single price is charged to all customers, public or private, in order to optimize the economic metrics of interest. This assumption may not be valid given the different utility functions for space services of public and private entities. The government's requirements are generally more inflexible than its commercial counterparts. A government's launch schedules are much more rigid, choices of international launch services restricted, and launch specifications generally more stringent as well as numerous. These requirements generally make the government's demand curve more inelastic. Subsequently, a launch vehicle provider will charge a higher price (launch price per kg) to the government and may obtain a higher level of financial profit compared to an equivalent a commercial payload. This profit is not a sufficient condition to enable RLV development by itself but can help in making the financial situation slightly better. An RLV can potentially address multiple payload markets; each market has a different price elasticity of demand for both the commercial and government customer. Thus, a more resilient examination of the economic landscape requires optimization of multiple prices in which each price affects a different demand curve. Such an examination is performed here using the Cost and Business Analysis Module (CABAM), an MS-Excel spreadsheet-based model that attempts to couple both the demand and supply for space transportation services in the future. The demand takes the form of market assumptions (both near-term and far-term) and the supply comes from user-defined vehicles that are placed into the model. CABAM represents RLV projects as commercial endeavors with the possibility to model the effects of government contribution, tax-breaks, loan guarantees, etc. The optimization performed here is for a 3rd Generation RLV program. The economic metric being optimized (maximized) is Net Present Value (NPV) based upon a given company financial structure and cost of capital assumptions. Such an optimization process demands more sophisticated optimizers and can result in non-unique solutions/local minimums if using gradient-based optimization. Domain spanning/evolutionary algorithms are used to obtain the optimized solution in the design space. These capabilities generally increase model calculation time but incorporate realistic pricing portfolios than just assuming one unified price for all launch markets. This analysis is conducted with CABAM running in Phoenix Integration's ModelCenter 4.0 collaborative design environment using the SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) OptWorks suite of optimization components.
Moore, Sandra K.; Gast, Matthew A.
Neil Armstrong's understated words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" were spoken from Tranquility Base forty years ago. Even today, those words resonate in the ears of millions, including many who had yet to be born when man first landed on the surface of the moon. By their very nature, and in the true spirit of exploration, extravehicular activities (EVAs) have generated much excitement throughout the history of manned spaceflight. From Ed White's first spacewalk in the June of 1965, to the first steps on the moon in 1969, to the expected completion of the International Space Station (ISS), the ability to exist, live and work in the vacuum of space has stood as a beacon of what is possible. It was NASA's first spacewalk that taught engineers on the ground the valuable lesson that successful spacewalking requires a unique set of learned skills. That lesson sparked extensive efforts to develop and define the training requirements necessary to ensure success. As focus shifted from orbital activities to lunar surface activities, the required skill set and subsequently the training methods changed. The requirements duly changed again when NASA left the moon for the last time in 1972 and have continued to evolve through the SkyLab, Space Shuttle, and ISS eras. Yet because the visits to the moon were so long ago, NASA's expertise in the realm of extra-terrestrial EVAs has diminished. As manned spaceflight again shifts its focus beyond low earth orbit, EVA's success will depend on the ability to synergize the knowledge gained over 40+ years of spacewalking to create a training method that allows a single crewmember to perform equally well, whether performing an EVA on the surface of the Moon, while in the vacuum of space, or heading for a rendezvous with Mars. This paper reviews NASA's past and present EVA training methods and extrapolates techniques from both to construct the basis for future EVA astronaut training.
Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the…
Full Text Available Purpose : To reveal the features of the application of technology in the health-professional training of future primary school teachers and to characterize their practical implementation. Material : The study involved 137 students. Test was used to determine the likelihood of stress on G. Nemchin and J. Taylor. Results : It was found that the vast majority of respondents (67% have a low level of efficiency and high stress. That is, there is the possibility of negative effects of stress. Among the students of middle and low level of success of 76% the cause of this was called exhaustion. Defined as the implementation of technologies will aggregate pedagogically appropriate forms, methods and means of organization and management of the educational process. Proposed criteria indicators of training activities from the standpoint of health preservation. An experience of work on the implementation of health-technology in the practice of psycho-pedagogical faculty. Conclusions : The health-tech feature is the harmonious combination of training, educational and developing pedagogical influences. They are specified in the learning and cognitive, research, organizational and educational work of the students and the teaching practice in schools. They are aimed at both the development and improvement of the physical, spiritual, mental and social health factors of a young man, and on the formation of health-competence of students.
Henten, Anders; GodØ, Helge
Based on a case study of multi-play and mobile voice over IP (MVoIP) in primarily Denmark and Norway, the paper presents an analysis of the structural conditions for the design of business models regarding new information and communication services. Multi-play and MVoIP represent different kinds of services in terms of structural conditions market-wise and in regulatory terms. As the two service categories are relatively new on the market, dominating business model designs have not yet settled and the strategic choices of companies are still open. Being on the market, the discussion on the business model design, however, transcends the purely speculative stage.
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...
Oberschachtsiek, Dirk; Scioch, Patrycja
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...
Hanna, Waël C; Mulder, David S; Fried, Gerald M; Elhilali, Mostafa; Khwaja, Kosar A
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 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
Conn, Cynthia E.
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…
Bregendahl, Corry; Flora, Cornelia
A combined outreach and research initiative addressed the participation of Native American business owners in electronic commerce. E-commerce can provide many benefits to producers and consumers but does not ensure unmitigated economic success. It is only one part of a development process leading to achievement of tribes' broader social goals,…
Chan, Catherine Y. P.; Chan, S. F.; Chan, K.; Ip, W. C.
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…
Kehittämisraportin aluksi esitellään ja arvioidaan lailliset ja strategiset taustatekijät sekä urakehitykseen liittyvät teoriat, jotka vaikuttavat Työharjoittelun tutorointi-prosessin laadintaan ja toteutukseen. Tältä taustalta, ulkoisen ja sisäisen palautejärjestelmän kautta saadun tiedon pohjalta sekä parhaiten käytänteiden ja uusien toiminnallisten työkalujen tunnistamisella kartoitetaan kehittämisideoita International Business -koulutusohjelman työharjoitteluprosessin kehittämiseksi. Kehi...
Camino Rea Rizzo
Full Text Available Throughout the last decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, the teaching of English for specific and/or professional and academic purposes has probably constituted one of the most innovative areas in the Spanish University. With the advent of the Bologna reform, the theory and praxis of this dynamic field of knowledge has enhanced its range of activity, so as to include not only students, but also lecturers, whithin its concerns. The result can be measured by the innumerable variety of CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning teacher training experiences carried out along the Spanish Tertiary Education geography.This paper has two main purposes: on one hand, to give the account of the CLIL teacher training at the UPCT (included in the larger frame of teaching innovation programs, under its corresponding theoretical approach and bearing in mind the particular circumstances of the institution. On the other hand, to pose questions about the future perspectives of similar experiences in a teaching context that is becoming more and more complex and `hybrid´ from its very foundations. The partial conclusions of this study depict a global teaching/professional scenario that is both challenging and appealing, which must be seriously dealt with from the Universities and our common European administrative framework alike.RESUMENFormación CLIL del profesorado en la UPCT: presente y futuro dentro del EEES.The objective of this article is to describe an experimental study about a collaborative learning experience carried out on the Degrees in Pedagogy and Primary School Education at the University of Barcelona (UB. Specifically, we analyze the implementation of “Collaborative Seminars” in two core subjects. The aims of this project were to boost team working skills amongst students at the same time as encouraging acquisition of core contents in both subjects. Firstly, we discuss the theoretical models which motivated the project and underlaid many of the decisions taken by the training team. Secondly, we offer detailed information on the specific features adopted by the seminars and on how the project developed over one semester. Finally, we describe how data was collected and present the results. To assess the experience we used a variety of information-gathering strategies such as questionnaires, discussion groups and participant observation. Results show, amongst other things, that collaborative seminars contribute to the learning of significant course contents, to the acquisition of various communication skills, to the development of the learning to learn competence, and to the encouragement of personal and interpersonal team working abilities. Lastly, our study reveals the problems and hindrances we came across when implementing the group seminars, and suggests some ideas in order to make future improvements.
Tolbert, Charles M., II
The civic community perspective focuses on local social and economic institutions that buffer communities from external, often global forces. Important community organizations such as locally oriented business establishments, civic organizations, associations, and churches are emphasized. These critical entities are posited to benefit a…
Hagler, Barbara E.; Erthal, Margaret; Walzer, Dona; Anderson, Marcia A.
Objective: This research was conducted to determine if relationships exist among college students' business email message productivity score and (a) email message quality score, (b) text keying method used to create email message, and (c) self-reported college English grade. Background: Email is increasingly the communication channel preferred for…
Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek
Full Text Available The qualifying of teachers secures the attainment of the national educational objectives, but to achieve these goals, strict criteria about teacher quality must be utilized. However, it is quite clear that whatever measures are to be adopted to deal with these educational issues, it is always the teachers who will have to put these objectvies into reality.This paper is suggesting some ideas to improve the teaching profession. The recent recruitment policy of teachers in the country attracts only the poor achievers, who are unwilling to teach but they aspire to just get a degree. This paper suggests abolishing all colleges of education and encouraging the future teacher to join a one-year training course after s/he has got his/her BA or B.Sc. This policy will attract the willing persons who are serious to take teaching as their profession. Then the candidates can spend this one academic year to be equipped with necessary pedagogical knowledge to qualify to manage his/her classroom efficiently and carry out effective classroom presentation. By this recruitment policy, we can guarantee the sustainability of the process, and that only the willing persons will come to take teaching as their future career.
Datta, Shreelatta T; Davies, Sally J
Since August 2009, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom has faced the challenge of delivering training for junior doctors within a 48-hour working week, as stipulated by the European Working Time Directive and legislated in the UK by the Working Time Regulations 1998. Since that time, widespread concern has been expressed about the impact of restricted duty hours on the quality of postgraduate medical training in the UK, particularly in the “craft” specialties – that is, those di...
Syzdykbayeva, Aigul Dzhumanazarovna; Bainazarova, Tursynay Beysembekovna; Aitzhanova, Elmira Nyrmahankyzy
The present article presents the structural-functional model of formation of research competence of future elementary school teachers in the process of professional training. This model includes a set of interrelated and interdependent structural components: target; informative; procedural; estimate-effective structural components. The article…
Allen, J K; Blanchard, E B
A biofeedback-based stress management training program was experimentally evaluated using populations of middle-level managers from a large corporation. The training program, once-weekly 1-hour sessions for 6 weeks, combined frontal and other site EMG biofeedback, progressive relaxation and breathing exercises, cognitive stress management, and generalization techniques. Control groups participated in either the assessment procedures only or the assessment procedures and six once-weekly discussions of stress and the job on both an individual (two sessions) and group (four sessions) basis. Significant effects were found in self-report measures, state and trait anxiety, experience of stress; in physiological measures, basal frontal EMG and frontal EMG during recovery from stress, and finger temperature; and in ratings of overall job performance. However, no consistent advantage for the training group or either control group was found. Several possible explanations for the failure of the biofeedback-based stress management training condition to achieve a consistent advantage over the control conditions are presented. PMID:7213824
This is the sixteenth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 060. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a health spa. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on introducing the…
Rassen, Rachel L.
This is the ninth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurship Training modules and accompanies CE 031 046. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a travel agency. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on introducing the…
Gall, Joyce P.
This is the thirtieth in a set of 36 teacher guides to the Entrepreneurial Training Modules and accompanies CE 031 088. The purpose of the module is to give the students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a hair styling shop. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain…
McBain, Susan L.
This is the fifth in a set of 36 teacher guides for the Entrepreneurship Training modules and accompanies CE 031 038. Its purpose is to give students some idea of what it is like to own and operate a fertilizer and pesticide service. Following an overview are general notes on use of the module. Suggested steps for module use contain suggestions on…
During the past three decades the interest of students in nuclear energy decreased due to the fact that especially in Europe and the US no new nuclear power plants were ordered and many industrialised countries even voted for a nuclear phase out program such as Germany, Italy, or Sweden. This trend was immediately reflected in the university enrolment and students turned to other areas such informatics, robotics, nano-technology etc. Nuclear education and training possibilities were drastically reduced as research reactors were shut down and university curricula were reduced. Today as a nuclear renaissance is obvious, this lack of students in the nuclear field during the past two decades overlaps with the fact that many senior staff members reach their age of retirement both in research centres, nuclear power plants and academia. Therefore the nuclear industry desperately needs qualified graduates in the nuclear field. To reverse this trend since several years many national and international organisations were established or added new programs to their existing structure to support these efforts such as the IAEA, OECD, ENEN- Association, the World Nuclear University, the German Kompetenzverbund, Asian ANENT, Belgium BNEN, British NTEC to name a few. In addition common academic curricula were established to facilitate mutual recognition and mobility of professors and students (Bologna Agreement). In parallel in many countries new university chairs in the nuclear field were filled with young professors. In addition a few new powerful research reactors were commissioned (FRM-2, OPAL) or are under construction (JHR) and planning (PALLAS). This paper describes the present international state of nuclear education, training and analyse the future needs of industry and research. (author)
Ana Lorena, Ávalos- Monge; Vivian Mariela, Murillo - Méndez.
Full Text Available El estudio analiza desde la perspectiva de los microempresarios de la Zona de Occidente, comprendida por los cantones de San Ramón, Palmares y Naranjo, la necesidad de capacitación en materia de planes negocio para el logro de una ventaja competitiva del sector. La información se obtuvo de una muest [...] ra de 66 microempresas, se optó por una distribución proporcional en los tres cantones, es decir, 22 microempresas por cantón. Se exponen los resultados relacionados con las necesidades de capacitación en materia de planes de negocio de los microempresarios, incluyendo los datos generales de los encuestados, tales como edad, nivel de educación, la actividad a la que se dedica, el cantón en donde la ejecuta y los años de funcionamiento de la microempresa. Abstract in english The study analyzes the perspectives of small business owners in the Western Zone -- understood as the cantons of San Ramon, Palmares, and Naranjo -- regarding the need for training in the area of business planning in order to gain a competitive advantage. The information was obtained from a sample o [...] f 66 small businesses, chosen for their even distribution in the three cantons, with 22 small businesses in each canton. The results present the need for business plan training along with general information about those surveyed, such as age, education level, the kind of work in which they are involved, the canton in which they are located, and the number of years the small business has been in operation.
Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler)
The document contains the proceedings of the training workshop on Emerging and Future Computing Paradigms and their impact on the Research, Training and Design Environments of the Aerospace Workforce. The workshop was held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, March 18 and 19, 2003. The workshop was jointly sponsored by Old Dominion University and NASA. Workshop attendees came from NASA, other government agencies, industry and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to a) provide broad overviews of the diverse activities related to new computing paradigms, including grid computing, pervasive computing, high-productivity computing, and the IBM-led autonomic computing; and b) identify future directions for research that have high potential for future aerospace workforce environments. The format of the workshop included twenty-one, half-hour overview-type presentations and three exhibits by vendors.
Sanda Toma Urichianu
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
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.)
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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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» ?? ????????????? ???????? ?????????? ?????.
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)
Full Text Available The article deals with the content of future customs officers’ professional training. Such notions as “training”, “specialists’ professional training”, “customs officers’ professional training”. The article presents an overview of the scientific literature, theoretical analyzes of materials concerning the issues of future customs officers’ professional training in the higher educational institutions of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland, still remaining open. The major scientific approaches of leading domestic and foreign scientists to study future customs officers’ professional training have been characterized, in particular competence approach, functional approach, instrumental approach, learner-centred approach, axiological approach, historical and systematic-andcomprehensive approaches, theoretical generalization The conception of the research problem in the educational sphere of higher educational institutions has been theoretically generalised. The point of the article is focused on the fact that professional training of future specialists of customs authorities is a process of learning, understanding and specific knowledge, skills and proficiencies of future customs officers who perform the functions of future professional activities, fulfil their functions in accordance with their professional duties during customs service. Also it has been noted that professional training of future customs specialists is caused by personal, practical, functional, historical factors that it is important in the process of understanding this phenomenon and in the research and development processes.
This paper reports the key findings of the first Faculty of Radiation Oncology survey of trainees dealing with experiences and perceptions on work practices and choice of specialty. The survey was conducted in mid 2012 using a 37-question instrument. This was distributed by email to 159 current trainees and advertised through the Radiation Oncology Trainees Committee and other channels. There were six email reminders. Respondents were reassured that their responses were anonymous. The overall response rate was 82.8%. Gender was balanced among respondents with 67 (51.5%) being male and 63 (48.5%) being female. The most common age bracket was the 31 to 35 years range. There were similar proportions of trainee responders in each of the five years of training. A substantial number of trainees held other degrees besides medical degrees. The large majority were satisfied with radiation oncology as a career choice and with the Training Network within which they were training. Interest in oncology patients, lifestyle after training and work hours were given as the major reasons for choosing radiation oncology as a career. Nearly half of trainees were interested in undertaking some of their training in a part-time capacity and working part time as a radiation oncologist in the future. Over 70% of trainees stated they were working 36–55 clinical hours per week with additional non-clinical tasks, after-hours work and on-call duties. Nearly half of all trainees reported having one or less hours of protected time per week. Nonetheless, 40% of respondents indicated they had enough time to pursue outside interests. Radiation treatment planning and maintaining currency in general medicine were considered the most difficult aspects of training in radiation oncology. Most respondents were keen on the concept of fostering a research mentor. In terms of views on practice after completion of training, the majority were interested in pursuing a fellowship, and nearly all expressed an interest in maintaining an element of academic practice. The large majority of respondents preferred to work in an urban department as a component of their practice after training and nearly all wanted a component of public sector practice. There were only four per cent who preferred to work only within the private sector. Job availability was a concern for 94% of trainees, which far outweighed any other concerns. Trainees in radiation oncology are generally satisfied with their choice of specialty and their training. Most trainees are interested in fellowship positions, links with academia and largely public sector work in the future. Job availability for the future is their major concern.
This document reports on a study that analyzes the business management processes of Australia's Framing the Future program (FTF) in terms of the extent to which they demonstrate e-commerce principles. Chapter 1 describes the concept of e-commerce in relation to vocational education and training (VET). It defines e-commerce as any business…
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.
District heating is an efficient way to integrate renewable energies in the energy mix. In the French region Ile-de-France, district heating and renewables have known strong developments for several years, and they are expected to grow much more in the future. The expansion of renewable energies depends partly on their competitiveness compared to fossil fuels, which is related to public subsidies, and on the spread of district heating networks in the region. Thus, it could be assess what is t...
Orlando Júnior Viana, Macêdo; Maria de Fátima Pereira, Alberto; Anísio José da Silva, Araujo.
Full Text Available Neste artigo discute-se o que os adolescentes aprendizes esperam do futuro. Participaram do estudo 16 sujeitos, de 14 a 18 anos, tanto do sexo masculino quanto feminino, do curso de Serviços Administrativos do Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio. Recorreu-se à metodologia qualitativa com en [...] trevistas semiestruturadas, individuais e coletivas. Os dados foram analisados por meio da técnica de análise temática. As falas denotaram que adolescentes almejam profissões de nível superior e mesmo de nível médio e que o Programa pode ajudá-los a realizar tais expectativas, pela experiência e disciplinamento. Percebe-se uma subjetividade engendrada como resíduo, no processo de produção de uma sociedade modelada sob a lógica do capital, de forma que os sujeitos, ao serem adestrados ao mundo do trabalho, parecem não conseguir ressignificar seus sonhos e desejos, nem perceber que estes se constituem, também, na relação com o mundo social, assim escamoteando as causas estruturais de seu sucesso ou fracasso. Abstract in english In this article, adolescent apprentices' expectations for the future were discussed. The study included 16 subjects aged 14 to 18 years old, both male and female, from Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio Administrative Services course. A qualitative methodology including individual and coll [...] ective semi-structured interviews was used. Thematic analysis technique was used to analyze data. The speeches show that the adolescents yearn for higher education professions as well high school professions, and that the program can help them to achieve such expectations through experience and discipline. Their subjectivity is seen as a residue of the production process of a society, modeled under the logic of capital, so that when they are trained for the world of work, the subjects seem to be incapable of assigning a new meaning to their dreams and wishes; and they do not perceive that these also form part of the relationship with the social world, thus concealing the structural causes of their success and failure.
O’BOYLE, Neil; FEHR, Franziska; Preston, Paschal
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...
Knowlton, Anne A; Rainwater, Julie A; Chiamvimonvat, Nipavan; Bonham, Ann C; Robbins, John A; Henderson, Stuart; Meyers, Frederick J
There is a need for successful models of how to recruit, train, and retain bench scientists at the earliest stages of their careers into translational research. One recent, promising model is the University of California Davis Howard Hughes Medical Institute Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (HHMI-IMBS) program, part of the HHMI Med into Grad initiative. This paper outlines the HHMI-IMBS program's logic, design, and curriculum that guide the goal of research that moves from bedside to bench. That is, a curriculum that provides graduate students with guided translational training, clinical exposure, team science competencies, and mentors from diverse disciplines that will advance the students careers in clinical translational research and re-focusing of research to answer clinical dilemmas. The authors have collected data on 55 HHMI-IMBS students to date. Many of these students are still completing their graduate work. In the current study the authors compare the initial two cohorts (15 students) with a group of 29 control students to examine the program success and outcomes. The data indicate that this training program provides an effective, adaptable model for training future translational researchers. HHMI-IMBS students showed improved confidence in conducting translational research, greater interest in a future translational career, and higher levels of research productivity and collaborations than a comparable group of predoctoral students. PMID:24127920
A survey of 222 training professionals identified current training priorities: soft skills training; technical training; enhancing the quality of training; business skills; business alignment, business impact, and return on investment; online learning; sales training; safety and compliance training; performance management; and human…
Graham, S.; Katofsky, R.; Frantzis, L.; Sawyer, H.; Margolis, R.
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.
Miltenberger, Raymond G.; Olsen, Laurie A.
This study reviewed the research evaluating procedures for teaching abduction prevention skills to children. Examination of types of skills, types of abduction scenarios, training procedures, and assessment strategies indicated that children can learn abduction prevention skills through behavioral skills training procedures, and that individual…
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.
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...
Taylor, Ruth Lesher; Brodowsky, Glen H.
International business necessitates that its international business educators prepare today's workforce with skills necessary to take on cross-cultural research tasks and challenges. Yet, global business finds these skills in short supply. Perhaps this is the case because empirical evidence shows U.S. academic coverage of cross-cultural research…
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
Trethewey, Kate Ann
This study investigates labour force access to adult education and skills development programs in BC. The goal of the research is to identify the most effective way for BC’s provincial government to increase the skills of the labour force as a means to decrease the impacts of anticipated labour and skills shortages. Using a case study analysis, four policy options are identified, including a Provincial Workplace Training Fund, Training Tax Credits, the 1 Percent Law and Adult Basic Education....
Helmreich, Robert L.
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.
Full Text Available Abstract Background At a time of increased need and demand for general internists in Canada, the attractiveness of generalist careers (including general internal medicine, GIM has been falling as evidenced by the low number of residents choosing this specialty. One hypothesis for the lack of interest in a generalist career is lack of comfort with the skills needed to practice after training, and the mismatch between the tertiary care, inpatient training environment and "real life". This project was designed to determine perceived effectiveness of training for 10 years of graduates of Canadian GIM programs to assist in the development of curriculum and objectives for general internists that will meet the needs of graduates and ultimately society. Methods Mailed survey designed to explore perceived importance of training for and preparation for various aspects of Canadian GIM practice. After extensive piloting of the survey, including a pilot survey of two universities to improve the questionnaire, all graduates of the 16 universities over the previous ten years were surveyed. Results Gaps (difference between importance and preparation were demonstrated in many of the CanMEDS 2000/2005® competencies. Medical problems of pregnancy, perioperative care, pain management, chronic care, ambulatory care and community GIM rotations were the medical expert areas with the largest gaps. Exposure to procedural skills was perceived to be lacking. Some procedural skills valued as important for current GIM trainees and performed frequently (example ambulatory ECG interpretation had low preparation ratings by trainees. Other areas of perceived discrepancy between training and practice included: manager role (set up of an office, health advocate (counseling for prevention, for example smoking cessation, and professional (end of life issues, ethics. Conclusion Graduates of Canadian GIM training programs over the last ten years have identified perceived gaps between training and important areas for practice. They have identified competencies that should be emphasized in Canadian GIM programs. Ongoing review of graduate's perceptions of training programs as it applies to their current practice is important to ensure ongoing appropriateness of training programs. This information will be used to strengthen GIM training programs in Canada.
Full Text Available In the context of the large number of Romanian economic graduates competing for a relatively small number of specialized positions, an increasingly dynamic environment that requires specialists and leaders with practical skills, internationalization and increasing competition among higher education institutions to attract both students and financing, it is necessary to evaluate the quality and performance of business educational programs. Periodic evaluation is the premise of improving and modernizing educational services, and students, as the primary beneficiaries of education, are the first to be included in this process. Therefore, the goal of this research is to identify the perceptions of students specializing in the financial management of European funds regarding the quality of teaching staff and the teaching process. This study takes a quantitative approach using a survey method and a questionnaire as a data collection instrument. The questionnaire includes a set of 11 specific items that are considered to be most relevant to the quality of higher education services and two related to overall perceptions of quality. Data were collected from a sample of more than 1,500 students enrolled in a new master’s program on the axis specified above. Analyses showed that three factors have a significant influence not only on the assessment of teacher performance during courses and seminars but also on the quality of the teacher involved in the process: the use of modern teaching techniques, the degree to which master’s students are trained and actively participate in teaching activities, and the presentation of quality and coherent information. A teacher’s performance is influenced to a lesser extent, but still a significant one, by other two items included in this study: delivering materials on time and efficiently using the time allocated to the discipline. However, professor performance is also negatively correlated with the relevance of the information offered to students and the difficulty of the assessment. This study offers a valuable perspective on the quality of the educational process as perceived by Romanian university students. It identifies the most relevant factors in ensuring the quality of a master’s program focused on providing practical skills and training international specialists in the area of international funds management.
Rutledge, Kyle J; van den Bos, Wouter; McClure, Samuel M; Schweitzer, Julie B
With both its high prevalence and myriad of negative outcomes, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demands a careful consideration of the efficacy of its treatment options. Although the benefits of medication have a robust empirical background, nonpharmaceutical interventions evoke particular interest, as they are often viewed more favorably by parents. This review pays special attention to the use of working memory and recent cognitive training attempts in ADHD, describing its cognitive, behavioral, and biological effects in relation to current neurological theory of the disorder. While these treatments have demonstrated positive effects on some measures, there are limitations, as studies have failed to demonstrate generalization to critical measures, such as teacher-rated classroom behaviors, and have provided limited but growing evidence of functionally significant improvements in behavior. There is also a clear lack of research on the effects of training on reward systems and self-control. These limitations may be addressed by broadening the scope and procedures of the training and incorporating research concepts from other fields of study. First, it is important to consider the developmental trajectories of brain regions in individuals with the disorder, as they may relate to the effectiveness of cognitive training. Notions from behavioral economics, including delay discounting and framing (i.e., context) manipulations that influence present orientation, also have applications in the study of cognitive training in ADHD. In considering these other domains, we may find new ways to conceptualize and enhance cognitive training in ADHD and, in turn, address current limitations of interventions that fall in this category. PMID:22911054
The subject of this thesis is management games in learning process of business skills, Case: Global Management Challenge Finland. The thesis seeks to find out how different management games are used worldwide in learning business skills, it introduces the biggest strategic and management game: Global Management Challenge, studies the case of this game in Finland, discusses how management games could help students learn different business skills and proposes future training programs for thi...
...counselors to meet skill demands now and...professionals to keep their skills current? III...disability and employment research and evaluation on...Section 21 Set-Aside Research indicates that individuals...including grant- writing workshops and training...funds effective in improving services to...
Fowler, Donna; Tolbert, Michelle
This Guide is designed for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole). It will help you get started--or continue--on the path to further education and training. Earning a high school credential, getting a certificate or license in a career technical field, or earning an associate or bachelor's degree…
Jagger, Nick; Aston, Jane
This report focuses on a study that examined skills, recruitment, and training issues covering the whole pharmaceutical industry. It presents mailed survey material complemented and enhanced by a series of telephone interviews and focus groups. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 deals with the structure of the sector and reports background…
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.)
Louisa Poon, W Y; Covington, Jennifer P; Dempsey, Lauren S; Goetgeluck, Scott L; Marscher, William F; Morelli, Sierra C; Powell, Jana E; Rivers, Elizabeth M; Roth, Ira G
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
Savannah Avgerinos Fitzwater; Amanda R. Rynes; David S. Bracken; Richard R. M. Metcalf; James D. West
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..
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.
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.
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.
Leggett, L M W
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...
Sacco, Steven J.
This paper describes the importance of foreign languages and cultures and their integration into U.S. international business programs. The author juxtaposes globalization strategies of European and American business schools and highlights pre-university foreign language study in Europe and the U.S. The paper goes on to describe model U.S.…
Noyelle, Thierry; Bailey, Thomas
Changing employer-based training represents one strategy that U.S. firms are adopting to confront recent transformations in the global economy. The new competitive conditions place new and different demands on workers, more of whom are being called upon to use technical, conceptual, and communications skills. Approaches to training in particular…
Howren, M Bryant; Vander Weg, Mark W; Wolinsky, Fredric D
Age-related cognitive decline is common and may affect memory, orientation, attention, abstract thinking and perception, which may lead to substantial difficulties and disabilities in everyday life. Much evidence suggests that computerized cognitive training interventions may mitigate decline by improving neuropsychological outcomes in older adults, but there is clearly a need for large-scale, methodologically rigorous comparative effectiveness trials in the area. This article underscores that need and reviews eight trials that met a set of predetermined criteria before highlighting two novel and complementary analytic methods - big data analytics and network meta-analysis - that may be used to facilitate decisions regarding which cognitive training programs should serve as candidate interventions for large comparative effectiveness trials. PMID:24645688
Nather, A; Philips, G O; Morales, J
National University Hospital (NUH) Tissue Bank as the Regional Training Centre for Asia Pacific Region provided National University of Singapore (NUS) Diploma Course in Tissue Banking - a long distance diploma course since 1997. To date, five batches have participated - 94 tissue bank operators. Sixty-three tissue bank operators have convocated with NUS Diploma in Tissue Banking.From Regional Co-operative Agreement (RCA) Project, RAS 7/008 technology transfer was effected to Latin America and to Africa.A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and NUS in July 2002 making Singapore the International Training Centre. An Internet NUS Diploma Course in Tissue Banking has been developed by IAEA and NUS. The first on-line diploma course will be launched in 2003. PMID:15256843
According to the analysis of graduates employment in higher vocational education at present time and market survey, it obtains the requirement of employers regarding students’ ability, the paper points out that we should orient with employment, pursue the mode of work-study projected combination, conduct curriculum reform in order to train quantities of talents with comprehensive qualities and strong practical abilities. The researching way has brought effective results in practical ...
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.
In line with these responsibilities of the US Department of Energy, Office of Minority Economic Impact, this project was designed to address problems and implement strategies to assist the underprivileged, minority and entrepreneurs in large metropolitan areas. This project addressed the need for women and minorities to gain access to the many opportunities available in the varied energy-related fields. One way for these budding entrepreneurs'' to become associated with energy-related businesses, learn the ropes, and eventually own a similar business is to be exposed to the guidance of an established business. Toward that end, a series of relevant projects have been identified with the assistance of the Small Business Administration (SBA), the private sector, and the Department of Energy (DOE).
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According to the analysis of graduates employment in higher vocational education at present time and market survey, it obtains the requirement of employers regarding students’ ability, the paper points out that we should orient with employment, pursue the mode of work-study projected combination, conduct curriculum reform in order to train quantities of talents with comprehensive qualities and strong practical abilities. The researching way has brought effective results in practical teaching as presented in the article and putting forward the main implementing approach for optimizing talents’ training of higher vocational education.
Key words: Higher vocational education; Practical teaching model; Career ability
Professionnel supérieur au temps présent et étude de marché, il obtient l'exigence des employeurs quant à la capacité des élèves, le document souligne que l'on devrait orienter l'emploi, de poursuivre le mode de travail-études projetées combinaison, la réforme du curriculum conduite
dans le but de former des quantités de talents avec des qualités complètes et solides aptitudes pratiques. La façon dont la recherche a apporté des résultats efficaces dans l'enseignement pratique telle que présentée dans l'article et mettre en avant l'approche principale la mise en oeuvre pour optimiser la formation des talents »de l'enseignement professionnel supérieur.
Mots clés: Enseignement professionnel supérieur; Modèle de
l'enseignement pratique, Capacité de métier
Detlefsen, E G; Epstein, B A; Mickelson, P; Detre, T
BACKGROUND: The University of Pittsburgh was awarded a grant by the National Library of Medicine to study the education and training needs of present and future medical librarians and health information specialists through a collaboration of the university's School of Information Sciences and Health Sciences Library System. Goals and objectives for the year-long project included (1) assessment of education and training needs of medical librarians, (2) development of a master of library scienc...
A nonprofit community action agency, BusinesStart, provides business training and small loans to entrepreneurs in 18 rural counties in southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee. The entrepreneurs, many with no previous business experience, cite the agency's basic business training as key to their success. (SV)
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
Ethel, Brundin; Caroline, Wigren-Kristoferson.
Full Text Available The aim of this article is to investigate how owners of family businesses combine their traditional heritage with changes in a new competitive arena. This is done by allowing the owners and managers of six vineyards to give voice to their concerns about the past, present, and future. The findings su [...] ggest that family businesses in the South African wine industry are subject to a process of institutionalisation in which entrepreneurial activities, which are part of this process, may not be as entrepreneurial as they appear at first. It is found that the two forms of logic behind the institutionalisation of the family firm and entrepreneurial activities in the context of the post-apartheid era can be successfully merged. Theoretical and practical implications bring the article to a close.
Robinson-Hill, Rona M.
What affect does female participation in the Training Future Scientist (TFS) program based on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and Maslow's Hierarchies of Needs have on female adolescents' achievement levels in science and their attitude toward science and interest in science-based careers? The theoretical framework for this study was developed through a constructivist perspective, using dialogic engagement, coinciding with Lev Vygotsky's sociocultural learning theory. This action research project used mixed methods research design, targeted urban adolescent females who were members of Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis (BGCGSTL) after-school program. The data collection measures were three qualitative instruments (semi-structured interviews, reflective journal entries and attitudinal survey open-ended responses) and two quantitative instruments (pre-test and posttests over the content from the Buckle-down Curriculum and attitudinal survey scaled responses). The goal was to describe the impact the Training Future Scientist (TFS) after-school program has on the girls' scientific content knowledge, attitude toward choosing a science career, and self-perception in science. Through the TFS after-school program participants had access to a secondary science teacher-researcher, peer leaders that were in the 9th--12th grade, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) role models from Washington University Medical School Young Scientist Program (YSP) graduate and medical students and fellows as volunteers. The program utilized the Buckle-down Curriculum as guided, peer-led cooperative learning groups, hands-on labs and demonstrations facilitated by the researcher, trained peer leaders and/or role models that used constructivist science pedagogy to improve test-taking strategies. The outcomes for the TFS study were an increase in science content knowledge, a positive trend in attitude change, and a negative trend in choosing a science career. Keywords: informal science programs, urban girls, self-efficacy, cooperative learning, peer learning, female adolescents, and after-school urban education This dissertation study was funded by two grants, the 2013 spring dissertation grant from the University of Missouri St. Louis and a philanthropic grant from Dr. Courtney Crim.
Leepo, Modise; Christina, Landman.
Full Text Available This article consists of three parts. Firstly, the history of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) in the South African workplace is traced briefly, and historical reference is made to the involvement, or lack thereof, of faith care in these programmes. Secondly, empirical research done in rural an [...] d semi-rural working environments is presented to ascertain the need to incorporate a faith perspective into these EAPs. A case is made out for enriching EAPs by means of a "wholesome" African-Christian sense-making model that replaces the classic dualist view of soul and body with a theanthropocosmic view on employee job satisfaction. Thirdly, recommendations are made on the multi-faceted training of faith leaders - and eventually theological students - to empower them to participate in the formulation and execution of EAPs. The article argues that faith, belief and trust as fields of experience, and especially the skills engendered by faith and belief, are intrinsically part of a professional's experience of "job satisfaction". The article furthermore argues that faith and belief do not belong to the realm of the "soul" as opposed to "the body"; the article evaluates and considers a faith, belief and trust-based dimension of EAPs within their overall collective and institutional context in terms of a dynamic approach carried forward by a theanthropocosmic view on human wellness.
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)
Cooper, Jean; Basson, Johan Schutte; Schaap, Pieter
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...
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.
The success of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)-health insurance exchanges targeted at the small-group market and opening for business in January 2014-will depend in large part on persuading small employers and qualified health plans to participate. The most important objective will be offering employers lower-cost health plans than they have now. Other critical objectives will be offering small firms administrative efficiencies and access to choices among high-value plans that are not offered elsewhere. This article frames the challenges that exchanges will encounter in meeting these objectives. In particular, it discusses the advisability of small-business exchanges' offering an "employee choice" model (which the article describes in detail); of combining the small-business and individual exchanges to broaden product offerings and gain operational efficiencies; and of encouraging low-cost plans to enter the exchange market, perhaps by enabling Medicaid managed care plans to offer comparable commercial products, and in turn affording health plans access to a uniquely motivated market of small firms and their workers who want affordable coverage. PMID:22323156
Mitchell, K. L.; Lowes, L. L.; Budney, C. J.; Sohus, A.
NASA's Planetary Science Summer School (PSSS) is an intensive program for postdocs and advanced graduate students in science and engineering fields with a keen interest in planetary exploration. The goal is to train the next generation of planetary science mission leaders in a hands-on environment involving a wide range of engineers and scientists. It was established in 1989, and has undergone several incarnations. Initially a series of seminars, it became a more formal mission design experience in 1999. Admission is competitive, with participants given financial support. The competitively selected trainees develop an early mission concept study in teams of 15-17, responsive to a typical NASA Science Mission Directorate Announcement of Opportunity. They select the mission concept from options presented by the course sponsors, based on high-priority missions as defined by the Decadal Survey, prepare a presentation for a proposal authorization review, present it to a senior review board and receive critical feedback. Each participant assumes multiple roles, on science, instrument and project teams. They develop an understanding of top-level science requirements and instrument priorities in advance through a series of reading assignments and webinars help trainees. Then, during the five day session at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they work closely with concurrent engineers including JPL's Advanced Projects Design Team ("Team X"), a cross-functional multidisciplinary team of engineers that utilizes concurrent engineering methodologies to complete rapid design, analysis and evaluation of mission concept designs. All are mentored and assisted directly by Team X members and course tutors in their assigned project roles. There is a strong emphasis on making difficult trades, simulating a real mission design process as accurately as possible. The process is intense and at times dramatic, with fast-paced design sessions and late evening study sessions. A survey of PSSS alumni administered in 2013 provides information on the program's impact on trainees' career choices and leadership roles as they pursue their employment in planetary science and related fields. Results will be presented during the session, along with highlights of topics and missions covered since the program's inception.
Chih-Ping Lin; Ming-Kuen Chen
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 ...
Alexandra-Maria Drule; Irimie Emil Popa; R?zvan Nistor; Alexandru Chi?
In the context of the large number of Romanian economic graduates competing for a relatively small number of specialized positions, an increasingly dynamic environment that requires specialists and leaders with practical skills, internationalization and increasing competition among higher education institutions to attract both students and financing, it is necessary to evaluate the quality and performance of business educational programs. Periodic evaluation is the premise of improving and mo...
Bahaudin G Mujtaba; Cavico, Frank J.; Jatuporn Sungkhawan
Ethical maturity and moral behavior are of concern to all managers and government officials, and even more so in Asian economy where some aspects of the economy seem to “go underground” without any taxation or proper credit to the owners or copyright holders. This research surveyed managers and employees in the Thai public work environment to measure their Personal Business Ethics Scores (PBES) to see if age, education, working in government, management experience, and gender makes a differen...
Geovanny, Perdomo Charry; Jose Enrique, Arias Pérez; Nelson Enrique, Lozada Barahona.
Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es analizar la producción científica en torno a las Incubadoras de Empresas, para lo cual se examinaron 50 artículos de incubación de empresas publicados, entre los años 1985 y 2012, en las revistas del campo del emprendimiento y la gestión de la tecnología e innovación más [...] importantes en el JournalCitationsReport (JCR). En cuanto a los resultados, se observa un predominio de estudios cualitativos orientados mayori-tariamente al análisis de la creación de Incubadoras de Empresas u sus efectos, adicionalmente, la Teoría del Capital Social, la Teoría Institucionalista, la Teoría de la empresa basada en recursos, la Teoría de la Coevolución, y la Teoría de la Agencia, son los marcos conceptuales más utilizados. Abstract in english The purpose of the paper is to analyze the scientific production concerning Business Incubators. For which, 50 business incubation articles published between 1985 and 2012 in the journals of the field of entrepreneurship and technology management and innovation that are most important in the Journal [...] Citations Report (JCR) were examined. In terms of results, there is a predominance of qualitative studies focused mainly on the analysis of the creation of business incubators and their effects. In addition, the Social Capital Theory, Institutionalist Theory, the Theory of the firm based on resources, Coevolution Theory, and Agency Theory, are the most widely used frameworks
Full Text Available At this year’s ceremony of the International E-Learning Awards, prizes were awarded to two language learning products by the Hanover start-up company papagei.com – Video Limbic Learning System. This year, the digital pronunciation coach “papagei PRONOUNCE” was given an award as second best learning solution in the Mobile Learning category, and the video language course “Business English Expert, available on www.papagei.com, was awarded a prize as third best language learning product in the E-Learning category. In this case study the two prize-winning products and their benefits for learners of the English language are briefly presented.
Jurij Valerevich Tihomirov
Full Text Available The article presents data on the problem of improving the training of future specialists in physical culture and sports. Currently, the system of high school preparation bachelors in physical education does not fully conform to the requirements of the federal state standard.The purpose of research is to develop and test a model of formation of professional competence of future teachers of physical culture using technology sports, adapted to the educational process in the discipline «Basic and new kinds of sports activity with the methods of teaching» (Section Football. The model consists of five units: the target block meaningful unit, organizational unit, functional and productive units. Specificity of training students in the sports section is mnogovariativnom approach to the distribution of roles among the students. Students combined with organizational and managerial, methodical, motor, mass sports, innovative features. Section Contents football discipline is modeled through the prism of their future professional activity and is considered not only as a school subject, but as a part of sports culture as a whole. As a result of the proposed model in the practice of training future teachers recorded positive growth indicators to measure the complex general cultural and professional competences. This confirms the effectiveness of higher education adapted to the Bachelor of Sports Technology.
Bahaudin G. Mujtaba
Full Text Available Ethical maturity and moral behavior are of concern to all managers and government officials, and even more so in Asian economy where some aspects of the economy seem to “go underground” without any taxation or proper credit to the owners or copyright holders. This research surveyed managers and employees in the Thai public work environment to measure their Personal Business Ethics Scores (PBES to see if age, education, working in government, management experience, and gender makes a difference in making more ethical decisions. The responses of 304 government employees are compared to the PBES means of 216 law students to measure individual commitment to integrity, honesty, and observance of the laws regulating current business activities. The results of this research suggest that gender and work experience in the public sector are significant factors in the moral development of the respondents. This study contributes to the theory of moral development and the body of knowledge regarding the relationship of certain key variables to moral cognizance and ethical behavior, particularly regarding managers, government employees, and gender.
Future of Finnish energy business - scenarios and strategies. Summary report of the SALKKU research project; Suomalainen tulevaisuuden energialiiketoiminta - skenaariot ja strategiat. SALKKU-hankkeen yhteenvetoraportti
Koljonen, T.; Koreneff, G.; Simila, L. [and others
This report gives a summary of the results of the research project 'Future of Finnish energy business - scenarios and strategies' (SALKKU). The SALKKU research was carried out as a joint research project of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and MTT Agrifood Research Finland (MTT). The coordinating partner was VTT. The objective of the project was to assess the future energy business and factors contributing to it up to year 2050. The research in SALKKU is partly a continuation of the work done in the research project 'SEKKI - The Competitiveness of Finnish Energy Industry under Developing Climate Policy', which was a part of the ClimBus-programme of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology, and the results of which have been published in VTT's and MTT's report series in 2009. The focus in SALKKU project was on assessing future energy businesses by analysing the development of energy demands and supplies as well as energy markets under the influence of future energy and climate policies, depleting fossil resources, growing population, and the economic development. The demand for energy was studied on a global, an EU, and especially on an Asian level. On the supply side the focus was both on fossil reserves and resources and on the technical and the techno-economical potential of field bioenergy. There are vast uncertainties concerning the growth in food demand and changing eating habits on one hand, and the demand for bioenergy on the other hand. The EnTech project by Etlatieto, a subsidiary of ETLA, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, was carried out as a parallel project to SALKKU. The EnTech project assessed the development of energy technology export of the Finnish energy industry. One part of the work at VTT was to analyse the impacts of future climate policies on greenhouse gas emissions, on the development of the energy systems, and on clean energy investments. The area of focus was on long term energy and emission scenarios for Europe and the developing economies in Asia. An extensive international collaboration was utilized in scenario analysis, and the results from different subtasks were used as inputs in VTT's own modelling work. The development in Asia was assessed in the international network undertaking of Asian Modelling Exercise (AME), while the development in the EU was analysed in the EU study by Energy Modelling Forum (EMF). Another central part of VTT's work was to critically estimate the sufficiency of fossil fuel resources and to assess drivers for their future use, such as the development of fuel markets and the costs of sea transportation. A new model was developed to analyse global natural gas markets; also, the Nordic electricity market up to 2050 was scrutinized. A steep increase in the use of bioenergy would especially demand the utilisation of field area to grow energy crops. MTT's work mainly focused on the evaluation of regional and global techno-economic potentials of field bioenergy taking into account sufficient food production to feed the growing global population, the effects of harvesting field biomass on the soil organic matter, and possible impacts of climate change. In addition, the competitiveness of field bioenergy was studied. (orig.)
Full Text Available Agent-based modeling is gaining popularity for investigating the behavior of complex systems involving interactions of many players or agents. In this paper an agent-based simulation modeling technique is applied to understand the long term implications of strategy decisions for an aerospace value chain. The industry has unique elements including new business models, high levels of collaboration, long product lifecycles and long periods before positive paybacks are realized. Forecasting market conditions over this long term lifespan is inherently problematic and adds further complexity when devising a strategy. The model described includes all the major players and entities in the value chain and their interactions. Illustrative results are presented to demonstrate how the simulation approach can be used to evaluate strategy and policy decisions and their operational implications over the long term
Apparently there is still no business like show business, and KCRW Radio in Santa Monica isn't afraid to take on this sprawling sector of American economic and cultural life. The program is hosted by Kim Masters, a former entertainment-industry correspondent for National Public Radio. She's the author of several books on the business, and once a week she hosts this engaging program. Visitors to the site can learn more about Masters on the homepage, and then dive into the most recent show. There's also an archive of past shows, and a number of ways that users can share the programs via various social networking programs. Recent programs of note include "Do the Emmys Matter?; The 'Guiding Light' Goes Out" and "Hollywood Bollywood and Vice Versa". Visitors can also create their own list of shows for future reference, and they are also welcome to download the programs.
This essay outlines the overall scope and location of business anthropology within the overall field of the discipline. It outlines its foundations as an applied form of anthropology in early developments in the United States (in particular, in Western Electric's Hawthorne Project and the Human Relations School at Harvard University), as well as in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, before turning to five areas of research and practice: academic ethnographies of business practices, regional studies, case studies developed by practitioners, theoretical applications, and methods. The essay then asks what a future program for business anthropology might look like and suggests four areas for theoretical development against a background of education, engagement, and comparative work. These are an examination of structures of power in, between, and dependent on business organizations of all kinds; cross-cultural comparison of work cultures; attention to the materials, technologies, and goods with which business people engage and which afford their organizational forms; and explicit attention to cutting-edge fieldwork methods.
Millar, Philip J; McGowan, Cheri L; Cornelissen, Véronique A; Araujo, Claudio G; Swaine, Ian L
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
This business plan was constructed to evaluate the plausibility of creating a service oriented IT business in Vancouver that would provide training to business professionals on various aspects of online marketing in a face-to-face manner. The investigation determined that there was an adequate potential market in Vancouver for such a service and that the business could be set up and launched successfully with limited start up capital.
Smart, A. C.
Governments are increasingly asking for more evidence of the benefits of investing in geospatial data and infrastructure before investing. They are looking for a clearer articulation of the economic, environmental and social benefits than has been possble in the past. Development of techniques has accelerated in the past five years as governments and industry become more involved in the capture and use of geospatial data. However evaluation practitioners have struggled to answer these emerging questions. The paper explores the types of questions that decision makers are asking and discusses the different approaches and methods that have been used recently to answer them. It explores the need for better buisness case models. The emerging approaches are then discussed and their attributes reviewed. These include methods of analysing tengible economic benefits, intangible benefits and societal benefits. The paper explores the use of value chain analysis and real options analysis to better articulate the impacts on international competitiveness and how to value the potential benefits of innovations enabled by the geospatial data that is produced. The paper concludes by illustrating the potential for these techniques in current and future decision making.
Trosborg, Anna; Shaw, Philip
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...
Eidgahy, S. Y.; Shearman, John P.
The fundamental principles of Keiretsu, a Japanese style of business alliance, were used to create a training partnership model that outlines a plan for implementation and a structure for monitoring. Discussion includes training program needs, purposes of learning in professional development programs, reasons for cooperative training, and the…
Mohammed Rejaul Karim
Full Text Available Knowledge, Skills and attitudes are the most essential ingredient for efficient conduct of business through thehuman resources of an organization. But the impact of these valuable ingredients is often reduced by lack ofeffective training program. The research paper tries to highlight the necessity of effective training and aftertraining evaluation in designing and implementing training programs for the employees in the retail sectorspecifically for Sainsbury’s supermarket Ltd, UK. The main purpose of this study is to find the answer of howtraining refers to the acquisitions of knowledge, skill and attitudes. The paper also facilitates the organization tobetter understand the necessity of post training evaluation leading to effective employee engagement indesigning improved training programs to seize the present and future training opportunities.
Hagberg, James M
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors are highly heritable, and numerous lines of evidence indicate they have a strong genetic basis. While there is nothing known about the interactive effects of genetics and exercise training on CVD itself, there is at least some literature addressing their interactive effect on CVD risk factors. There is some evidence indicating that CVD risk factor responses to exercise training are also heritable and, thus, may have a genetic basis. While roughly 100 studies have reported significant effects of genetic variants on CVD risk factor responses to exercise training, no definitive conclusions can be generated at the present time, because of the lack of consistent and replicated results and the small sample sizes evident in most studies. There is some evidence supporting "possible" candidate genes that may affect these responses to exercise training: APO E and CETP for plasma lipoprotein-lipid profiles; eNOS, ACE, EDN1, and GNB3 for blood pressure; PPARG for type 2 diabetes phenotypes; and FTO and BAR genes for obesity-related phenotypes. However, while genotyping technologies and statistical methods are advancing rapidly, the primary limitation in this field is the need to generate what in terms of exercise intervention studies would be almost incomprehensible sample sizes. Most recent diabetes, obesity, and blood pressure genetic studies have utilized populations of 10,000-250,000 subjects, which result in the necessary statistical power to detect the magnitude of effects that would probably be expected for the impact of an individual gene on CVD risk factor responses to exercise training. Thus at this time it is difficult to see how this field will advance in the future to the point where robust, consistent, and replicated data are available to address these issues. However, the results of recent large-scale genomewide association studies for baseline CVD risk factors may drive future hypothesis-driven exercise training intervention studies in smaller populations addressing the impact of specific genetic variants on well-defined physiological phenotypes. PMID:21565989
Hotel and Catering Training Board, Wembley (England).
This guide is intended to assist the potential small business proprietor in successfully starting a business in the hotel and catering industry. It is divided into five sections. The first section discusses factors to be considered in making the initial decision of whether or not to seek self-employment in the industry (options, potential…
Ethics contain a set of principles of personal and professional conduct .The concept of Business ethics relates itself to the norms and the ideals businessman and business groups adopt in course of their activities in business .Business ethics is an assertion of “be good” and “do good” in business. Ethical business practices has been a blessing to the enterprises as it ensures faith in society ,government trust ,business partners trust .on the other hand unethical business pra...
Full Text Available Cette recherche se focalise sur un des aspects d'une formation professionnelle qui alterne des moments de pratique pendant lesquels des apprentis enseignants animent des cours de langue en ligne par le biais d'une plateforme de visioconférence (Visu et des moments où des échantillons vidéo de l'activité déployée en situation sont examinés par ces mêmes apprentis. Il est postulé que la rétrospection, définie comme l'analyse critique d'une activité professionnelle par le biais de la confrontation d'un collectif d'individus en formation à des traces de leur activité en situation de travail, peut contribuer à leur développement professionnel.Cette étude se concentre sur le discours des apprentis aux prises avec une situation pédagogique aux contours mal définis, celle de l'enseignement d'une langue en ligne, en vue d'analyser les processus d'évaluation et les stratégies pour rendre compte et organiser l'activité de rétrospection. Cet article se termine sur la présentation du salon de rétrospection de la plateforme Visu, une application développée dans le cadre d'un projet de recherche-développement, dont la spécification s'est en partie nourrie des recherches présentées dans cette étude.This research focuses on one aspect of a professional training course that alternates two moments: first, teacher trainees administer online language sessions thanks to a videoconferencing tool (Visu. Then, during debriefing sessions, the same trainees examine filmed samples of their situated activity. It is postulated that professional development can be facilitated by retrospection, defined as the critical analysis led by a group of individuals in training of their own activity as they are confronted with traces of this activity.This study concentrates on the trainees' discourses as they deal with an ill-defined pedagogic situation, that of online language teaching. It specifically aims to analyze the trainees' strategies to organize the activity of retrospection and the processes of self-evaluation at work. This research concludes with the presentation of the retrospection room of the Visu platform, an application developed within a research and development project, the specification of which was partly founded on the research presented in this article.
Goals 2013-2015: • Set and implement nuclear training in accordance with the best nuclear practice: ? Change understanding of nuclear training by line management – nuclear training is part of core business; ? Apply Systematic Approach to Training methodology thoroughly; ? Develop and start implementing new training programs. • Prepare practical training centers in EBO and EMO for real operation
Knowlton, Anne A; Rainwater, Julie A.; Chiamvimonvat, Nipavan; Bonham, Ann C.; Robbins, John A.; Henderson, Stuart; Meyers, Frederick J
There is a need for successful models of how to recruit, train, and retain bench scientists at the earliest stages of their careers into translational research. One recent, promising model is the University of California Davis Howard Hughes Medical Institute Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (HHMI-IMBS) program, part of the HHMI Med into Grad initiative. This article outlines the HHMI-IMBS program’s logic, design, and curriculum that guide the goal of research that moves from bedside to...
Mitchell, John T.; Zylowska, Lidia; Kollins, Scott H
Research examining nonpharmacological interventions for adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has expanded in recent years and provides patients with more treatment options. Mindfulness-based training is an example of an intervention that is gaining promising preliminary empirical support and is increasingly administered in clinical settings. The aim of this review is to provide a rationale for the application of mindfulness to individuals diagnosed with ADHD, ...
Over the past 20 years there have been many changes to the primary and secondary educational system that have impacted students, teachers, and post-secondary institutions across the United States of America. One of the most important is the large number of standardized tests students are required to take to show adequate performance in school. Students think differently because they are taught differently due to this focus on standardized testing, thus changing the skill sets students acquire in secondary school. This presents a critical problem for colleges and universities, as they now are using practices for and have expectations of these students that are unrealistic for the changing times. High dropout rates in the College of Engineering have been attributed to the cultural atmosphere of the institution. Students have reported a low sense of belonging and low relatability to course material. This study developed a "preparing the future" faculty program that gave graduate students at the University of Cincinnati a unique training experience that helped them understand the students they will educate. They received educational training, developed from a future educator's curriculum that covered classroom management, standards, and pedagogy. Graduate students who participated in the training program reported increases in self-efficacy and student understanding. To reduce negative experiences and increase motivation, Challenge Based Learning (CBL) was introduced in an undergraduate Basic Electric Circuits (BEC) course. CBL is a structured model for course content with a foundation in problem-based learning. CBL offers general concepts from which students derive the challenges they will address. Results show an improved classroom experience for students who were taught with CBL.
Echard, Rachel D.; Berge, Zane L.
History has shown effective training techniques can produce significant business results especially in customer service, product development, and capability in obtaining new skill sets. This linkage of training to business strategy has given many businesses the needed competitive edge in today's global market. In today's technology age,…
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In line with these responsibilities of the US Department of Energy, Office of Minority Economic Impact, this project was designed to address problems and implement strategies to assist the underprivileged, minority and entrepreneurs in large metropolitan areas. This project addressed the need for women and minorities to gain access to the many opportunities available in the varied energy-related fields. One way for these ``budding entrepreneurs`` to become associated with energy-related businesses, learn the ropes, and eventually own a similar business is to be exposed to the guidance of an established business. Toward that end, a series of relevant projects have been identified with the assistance of the Small Business Administration (SBA), the private sector, and the Department of Energy (DOE).
Simone Faury, Dib; Neusa Cardim da, Silva.
Full Text Available Apresenta um novo modelo para a Biblioteca Universitária - BU - que propõe a sua reestruturação em unidade de negócio em informação - UNInf, visando a ampliar seu foco de atuação, adotando uma postura dinâmica e pró-ativa, mantendo, contudo, o objetivo principal: apoiar as atividades de ensino, pesq [...] uisa e extensão da universidade. Mostra os resultados de análises estratégicas que comprovam a necessidade dessa mudança, tendo por base os fatos e eventos portadores de futuro, na avaliação das condições de mercado por meio da matriz SWOT - Strenghs, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats - e no modelo das cinco forças de Porter adaptado para o setor de serviços da instituição estudada, no caso, as bibliotecas universitárias, que não têm fins lucrativos. Apresenta o aporte teórico que norteou o desenvolvimento do modelo da UNInf, criado com base no modelo dos capitais do conhecimento elaborado pelo Centro de Referência em Inteligência Empresarial - CRIE/COPPE/UFRJ-. Descreve as premissas básicas do modelo e a organização da UNInf de acordo com os capitais de relacionamento, estrutural, intelectual e ambiental. Abstract in english Presents a new model for the University Library that proposes its reorganization in Information Business Unit (UNInf), aiming at the extension of its focus of performance, adopting a dynamic and pro-active position, however keeping its main objective: to support the education, research and extension [...] activities of the university. It shows the results of strategic analyses proving the necessity of this change based on the facts and events carriers of future, on the evaluation of the market conditions through the SWOT matrix - Strenghs, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats - and on the model of Porter's five forces, adapted to the services sector of the studied institution type, to wit, the nonprofit University Libraries. It presents the theory that guided the development of the model of the UNInf, created on a knowledge capital models basis, elaborated by Centro de Referência em Inteligência Empresarial - CRIE - that belongs to COPPE/UFRJ. It also describes the basic premises of the model and the organization of the UNInf, according to relationship, structural, intellectual and ambient capitals.
Ph. D. Ymer Havolli
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.
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Aplicación de un ambiente virtual de aprendizaje orientado a la formación empresarial / Implementation of a virtual learning environment oriented towards business training / Aplicação de um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem orientado para formação empresarial
JUAN FERNANDO, REINOSO LASTRA.
Full Text Available A proposta nasceu dos projetos do grupo de investigação ECO da Universidade de Tolima de investigação: "Projeto educativo de formação empresarial dirigido a grupos sociais externos às universidades e centros de formação técnica e tecnológica" e "Design e aplicação de um Ambiente Virtual de Aprendiza [...] gem (AVA),dirigido à formação empresarial de estudantes universitários". O objetivo da aprendizagem é orientar pedagogicamente a atitude empreendedora (empreendedorismo) à atitude empresarial (empresariado), apoiado na aplicação de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação. O AVA intitula-se De empreendedor a empresário. Em junho de 2008 aplicou-se a 22 estudantes universitários em administração de empresas com a finalidade de testar o AVA para facilitar o desenvolvimento de competências empreendedoras e empresariais. Abstract in spanish La propuesta nace de los proyectos del grupo de investigación E.C.O. de la Universidad del Tolima: "Proyecto educativo de formación empresarial dirigido a grupos sociales externos a las universidades y centros de formación técnica y tecnológica" y "Diseño y aplicación de un Ambiente Virtual de Apren [...] dizaje (AVA) dirigido a la formación empresarial de estudiantes universitarios". El objetivo de aprendizaje es orientar pedagógicamente la actitud emprendedora (emprendimiento) a la actitud empresarial (empresarismo), apoyado en la aplicación de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación. El AVA se titula "Del emprendimiento al empresarismo". En junio del 2008, es aplicado a 22 estudiantes universitarios en administración de empresas con el fin de probar el AVA para facilitar el desarrollo de competencias emprendedoras y empresariales. Abstract in english This proposal stems from two projects of the ECO research team at the University of Tolima titled "Business training educational project geared to social groups outside universities and technical training centers" and "Design and implementation of a virtual learning environment (VLE) aimed at entrep [...] reneurial training of university students". The learning objective is to orient an entrepreneur attitude (entrepreneurship) towards an enterprising attitude in a pedagogical way based on the use of information and communication technologies. The VLE is called "From entrepreneurs to business people." In June of 2008, it was tested with 22 business administration students for the purpose of demonstrating that the VLE facilitates the development of entrepreneurial and business competencies.
Business schools bear a central mission in our society and are responsible for training business managers who work in, lead, and indeed control our corporations and drive our economy's wealth. Historical and ideological challenges have influenced business education and steered it off the expected path. Several theoretical frameworks such as…
Holder, Birdie H.
If business education is to be the front runner in teaching information processing, classroom teachers must be given equipment, training, and encouragement. Then business teachers can successfully help students meet the challenges of the revolution taking place in the business world. (JOW)
Maliszewski, Casey; Nespoli, Lawrence; Rosa, Robert
Nearly a decade ago officials at New Jersey's 19 community colleges sought a way for the state's two-year career and technical college system to work together to more efficiently serve the workforce development needs of the state. The goal was to say to businesses, "If you have a training need, we can help by delivering the "combined" training…
An interactive guide to every element of the business planning processAre you an entrepreneur who wants to make it big? A manager grappling with logistics? A small business owner trying to map out a future in shaky economic times? Then look no further! Business Plans Kit For Dummies is a nuts-and-bolts guide to evaluating and invigorating your commercial strategy, no matter how big or small your business.Lay the foundations - identify your long-term goals and brainstorm your business options Develop the skills - sketch out a working model, size up competitors and fire up your marketing machine
Konaklama ??letmelerinde Kat Hizmetleri Çal??anlar?n?n Hizmet ?çi E?itim Kalite Alg?s? ile Motivasyon Düzeyleri Aras?ndaki ?li?ki: ?stanbul Bölgesinde Bir Ara?t?rma(Relationship Between In-Service Training Quality Perception and Motivation Factors of Hospitality Businesses Housekeeping Employees: A Research In Istanbul Area
Full Text Available Hospitality businesses that establish innovative initiatives in order to create a value against competitive conditions that occur today, started implementing in-service training techniques by concluding the fact that an increase in motivations of employees result in a linear improvement in productivity and quality in services. In our survey, we examined the relationship and its power between in-service training and intrinsic job motivational factors and also between in-service training and extrinsic job motivational factors in hospitality businesses that apply in-service training programs in Istanbul area. Surveys were conducted on 110 housekeeping employees of two hospitality businesses’; scales of in-service training quality perception, intrinsic job motivational factors and extrinsic job motivational factors are being used. Data that was collected by this sample are analyzed by factor, correlation and regression analysis. Within the framework of the research it is concluded that there is a linear relationship between in-service training and intrinsic job motivational factors and also between in-service training and extrinsic job motivational factors.
Faria, A. J.
Updates a 1987 survey of business-school deans, business faculty, and training-and-development managers in industry that examined the extent to which simulation games were used in academia and business training programs. Findings show that simulation-game usage has grown over the past ten years with expectations for further growth. Contains 29…
Eduardo Sarquis, Soares; Maria Inês Mafra, Goulart.
Full Text Available Este artigo descreve e analisa uma experiência inserida no processo de formação de alunos de licenciatura. São sujeitos da pesquisa quatro licenciandos de matemática da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), o professor de prática de ensino de matemática da mesma universidade, a professora e o [...] s alunos de uma turma da sétima série do ensino fundamental. Os licenciandos planejaram duas aulas de geometria e compartilharam a posição de professor com os demais professores. O compartilhamento das aulas seguiu uma proposta teórico-metodológica, coteaching, difundida na literatura acadêmica. As aulas foram filmadas e um episódio foi selecionado para análises posteriores. Em três sessões separadas, as análises incluíram todos os sujeitos participantes. Os resultados obtidos destacam a importância de aprendizagens que só ocorrem na atuação prática e sugere a utilização da metodologia de maneira mais ampla na formação de professores. Abstract in spanish Este artículo describe y analiza una experiencia incluida en el proceso de formación de alumnos de licenciatura. Son sujetos de la pesquisa cuatro licenciados de matemáticas de la Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), el profesor de práctica de enseñanza de matemáticas de la misma universidad [...] , la profesora y los alumnos de una clase del octavo año de la enseñanza primaria. Los licenciados planearon dos clases de geometría y compartieron la posición de profesor con los demás profesores. Después de compartir las clases siguió una propuesta teórica metodológica, coteaching, difundida en la literatura académica. Las clases fueron filmadas y un episodio fue seleccionado para análisis posteriores. En tres sesiones separadas, los análisis incluyeron todos los sujetos participantes. Los resultados obtenidos destacan la importancia de aprendizajes que sólo ocurren en la actuación práctica y sugiere la utilización de la metodología de manera más amplia en la formación de profesores. Abstract in english This article describes and analyses an experience which was part of a student teacher training course involving four mathematics students from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the lecturer of the practice of teaching in mathematics and a teacher and students from the seventh grade of e [...] lementary education. The student teachers planned two geometry classes and shared their position as teachers with other teachers. The practice of shared classes follows a theoretical methodological approach known in the academic literature as "co-teaching". The classes were videotaped and one episode was selected for detailed analysis. Analysis took place in three sessions, with the participation of all the students and teachers. The results show the importance of learning from practice and suggest that co-teaching is a fertile way to improve teachers' practice.
The directory Planet Business aims to provide a "great gateway between Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania." Business metasites from around the world are listed in an A-Z index and by region, and the new Marketplace of Planet Business connects potential business partners among importers, exporters, traders, and distributors.
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 lear...
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.
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
Gabriela, Farías; Norma, Pedraza; Jesús, Lavín.
Full Text Available Se presentan resultados de investigación que tienen como objetivo general describir la experiencia y resultados obtenidos de un programa de capacitación en línea dirigido a profesores de escuelas y facultades de negocios, con el propósito de desarrollar competencias relacionadas con las tecnologías [...] de información y comunicación. El programa de capacitación se desarrolló utilizando la Red CUDI de Internet 2 para la realización de videoconferencias, así como la plataforma educativa SAKAI para la gestión de la intervención educativa. Los resultados muestran las oportunidades y dificultades encontradas en el desarrollo de un programa de capacitación a profesores en esta modalidad, así como las características del perfil del profesor que efectivamente obtuvo un aprovechamiento de esta experiencia. Abstract in english This paper presents the findings of a study whose object was to describe the experience and results of an online training program for professors in Mexican business schools, aimed at developing information and communication technologies skills. The training program was developed using the CUDI netwo [...] rk for Internet 2 videoconferencing, and the SAKAI learning platform for the management of educational interventions. The results show the opportunities and difficulties encountered in the development of a teacher training program of this type and identify the characteristics of the profile of a teacher who did effectively benefit from this experience.
Anemari Roesler Luersen Vieira Lopes
Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta parte de uma pesquisa desenvolvida com alunos de um curso de licenciatura em matemática que participam de um programa de filantropia. O principal objetivo deste texto é investigar as possíveis contribuições que o envolvimento de futuros professores em ações pedagógicas não formais pode trazer para a sua formação. Pretende, ainda, verificar quais as percepções que os licenciandos, que participam desse programa, têm sobre a carreira docente, sua inserção no curso de licenciatura em matemática e no programa, e as relações dessa participação com possíveis aprendizagens da docência. De abordagem qualitativa, trata-se de um estudo de caso, cujos dados foram obtidos a partir de um questionário composto por perguntas abertas. As referências diretas aos aspectos considerados positivos em relação a ações desenvolvidas no programa, quando de suas respostas ao questionário, trazem fortes indícios de que o envolvimento dos futuros professores nestas ações contribuiu para a sua formação docente.This article presents part of a study developed with students on a degree course in Mathematics who took part in a philanthropy program. The main objective of this text is to investigate the possible contributions that the involvement of teachers in non-formal educational actions may bring to their training. It also intends to analyze what are the perceptions that undergraduate students who participate in this program have on the teaching profession, their insertion into the mathematics degree course and in the program and the relations of such participation with possible teaching and learning. With a qualitative approach, it is a case study with data obtained from a questionnaire with open questions. Direct references to the aspects considered positive in relation to the actions undertaken in the program, according to their answers to the questionnaire, bring increasing evidence that the future teachers' involvement contributed to their teacher training.
This guide offers a comprehensive set of practical tools to lead novice and veteran practitioners through the complexities of business process redesign. This hands-on kit integrates systems theory, economics, and psychology to provide the detailed procedures, checklists, data analysis worksheets, and other resources essential to identify, analyze,…
The Predictive Evaluation (PE) model is a training and evaluation approach with the element of prediction. PE allows trainers and business leaders to predict the results, value, intention, adoption, and impact of training, allowing them to make smarter, more strategic training and evaluation investments. PE is invaluable for companies that…
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.
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
Haag, A B
1. In creating and building a business, the entrepreneur assumes all the responsibilities for its development and management, as well as the risks and risks and rewards. Many businesses do not survive because business owners fail to develop an effective plan. 2. The business plan focuses on major areas of concern and their contribution to the success of a new business. The finished product communicates the product/service to others and provides the basis for the financial proposal. 3. Planning helps identify customers, market area, pricing strategy, and competitive conditions. It aids in decision making and is an essential guide for operating a business successfully and measuring progress. 4. The business plan not only serves as a mechanism for obtaining any needed financial resources, but also indicates the future direction of the company. PMID:9043231
The paper describes the value of application integration and the place of business process management. It focuses on the duet BPM-SOA as the successful solution to build the adaptive enterprise of the near future.
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
Françoise, Contreras; David, Barbosa; Juan Carlos, Espinosa.
Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue describir la personalidad, el afecto y la inteligencia emocional a lo largo de la formación profesional, en 422 estudiantes de áreas empresariales. Se utilizó el Inventario de Personalidad NEO-FFI de Costa & McCrae (1994), el TMMS-24 (adaptado por Fernández-Berrocal, [...] Extremera & Ramos, 2004) y el PANAS (adaptado por Sandín et al., 1999). Se encontraron niveles altos de neuroticismo y bajos de extraversión, apertura a la experiencia y amabilidad; niveles intermedios de inteligencia emocional y una afectividad positiva predominante. El neuroticismo se incrementó en algunos semestres, la apertura a la experiencia y la responsabilidad aunque presentan niveles bajos, tienden a incrementarse durante la formación. Los participantes se caracterizaron por su afectividad positiva, la cual no parece depender de los procesos formativos sino de sus características personales. Se discuten estos hallazgos en relación con la formación de líderes empresariales. Abstract in english The purpose of this study was to describe the personality, the affect and the emotional intelligence of 422 business students throughout their training process. The Personality Inventory NEO-FFI of Costa & McCrae (1994), the Spanish versions of TMMS-24 (adapted by Fernández-Berrocal, Extremera, & Ra [...] mos, 2004) and the PANAS (adapted by Sandín et al., 1999), were used. We found high levels of Neuroticism and low levels of Extraversion, Openness to Experience and Agreeableness; Emotional Intelligence achieved intermediate levels, and a predominant positive affectivity. The neuroticism was increased in some semesters, the Openness to Experience and Conscientiousness although all of them had low levels, tended to increase during the formation. The participants are characterized by positive emotions, which does not seem to depend on the formation processes but their personal characteristics. These findings are discussed in relation to the training of business leaders
Full Text Available The role of women in family businesses is explored in the paper. Although recognized as generally very important players, the role of women is often defined as invisible in business decision-making, supportive in men’s traditional business domains and only rarelyadequately recognized and rewarded. The paper explores possible differences in the views of men and women who manage small family firms. Their attitudes opposing the traditional business roles ofwomen, different views on managerial, ownership and transition issues and possible gender discrimination are examined. The findings support the paradigm of a different, more feminine style of management, while signs of discrimination are not clearly revealed. This paper is based on a research intended to provide acomparative analysis of the status of women entrepreneurs and men entrepreneurs in Family Business in India. It first draws demographic & psychographic profiles of women and men entrepreneurs in family business, identifies & addresses operational problems faced by women and men entrepreneurs in family business, draws theirinclination for future plans for growth and expansion and also for the furtherance of research on women entrepreneurs in India.
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
From E-business Forum, this lengthy article explores the key elements of a successful head of e-business. The article explains that a head of ebusiness should be both autocratic and evangelical in personality, as well as be imbued with technological and business savvy. "The e-business czar" also offers advice as to how to advertise for an ebusiness czar, as well as delineating the present and future roles that they will play in traditional businesses.
Sigurjonsson, Throstur Olaf; Vaiman, Vlad
This article explores managers’ views on various ways in which business schools can contribute to providing solid ethics education to their students, who will ultimately become the next generation of business leaders. One thousand top level managers of Icelandic firms were approached and asked a number of questions aimed at establishing their view on the relationship between ethics education and the role of business schools in forming and developing business ethics education. Icelandic businesses were badly hurt by the 2008 crisis, and therefore Iceland provides an interesting foundation for an empirical study of this sort as the aftermath of the crisis has encouraged managers to consciously reflect on the way their business was and should be conducted. Based on the results of the survey, a few main themes have developed. First, it appears that according to practicing managers, business schools should not be held responsible for employees’ unethical behavior. Nevertheless, managers believe that business schools should assist future employees in understanding ethics by including business ethics in teaching curricula. Second, managers believe that the workplace is not where ethics are learned, while also insisting that former students should already have strong ethical standards when entering the workplace. Third, managers call for business schools not only to contribute more to influencing students’ ethical standards, but also to reshape the knowledge and capabilities of practicing managers through re-training and continuous education. Based on the results of the study, the article also offers some recommendations on how to begin reformulating the approach to business ethics education in Iceland, and perhaps elsewhere.
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.
Behrens, A.; And Others
This document contains a series of papers on the topic of continuing training for technological change in business and industry. The papers focus on examples of training for technological change in several countries of Western Europe. The five papers included in the report are "Training for Continuing Training and Education" (A. Behrens);…
The emergence of "demographics" in the past 15 years is a vital tool for American business research and planning. Tracing demographic trends became important for businesses when traditional consumer markets splintered with the enormous changes since the 1960s in US population growth, age structure, geographic distribution, income, education, living arrangements, and life-styles. The mass of reliable, small-area demographic data needed for market estimates and projections became available with the electronic census--public release of Census Bureau census and survey data on computer tape, beginning with the 1970 census. Census Bureau tapes as well as printed reports and microfiche are now widely accessible at low cost through summary tape processing centers designated by the bureau and its 12 regional offices and State Data Center Program. Data accessibility, plummeting computer costs, and businessess' unfamiliarity with demographics spawned the private data industry. By 1984, 70 private companies were offering demographic services to business clients--customized information repackaged from public data or drawn from proprietary data bases created from such data. Critics protest the for-profit use of public data by companies able to afford expensive mainframe computer technology. Business people defend their rights to public data as taxpaying ceitzens, but they must ensure that the data are indeed used for the public good. They must also question the quality of demographic data generated by private companies. Business' demographic expertise will improve when business schools offer training in demography, as few now do, though 40 of 88 graduate-level demographic programs now include business-oriented courses. Lower cost, easier access to business demographics is growing as more census data become available on microcomputer diskettes and through on-line linkages with large data bases--from private data companies and the Census Bureau itself. A directory of private and public demographic resources is appended, including forecasting, consulting and research services available. PMID:12313263
Lund, Morten; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård
” 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.”
Full Text Available As in many other sectors in jewelry and jewelry design sector the need for intermediate staff is rapidly increasing. Since these intermediate staff is not trained sufficiently in vocational high schools, the needs of the sector are irrecoverable. The research in this direction aims to offer a new type of intermediate staff training model by determining the needs of the jewelry and jewelry design sector. In this study it is aimed to evaluate the productivity of the jewelry students, studying jewelry and jewelry design, by sending them to jewelry sector in certain days of the week in order to practice their education. In this research a research application was made to present the advantages of school-sector cooperation in order to make the jewelry education more efficient and effective. In this direction some of the jewelry and jewelry design students were trained both in school and in sector simultaneously and changes were determined. Before and after the sector education assessment questionnaires were made to students and gathered results were studied in SPSS statistics programme in order to find out the advantages of the school-sector cooperation. In line with the emerging results new proposals have been presented on the mentioned education programmes in vocational high schools.
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 .
María Consuelo, Castrillón Agudelo.
Full Text Available El presente documento tiene el propósito de generar debate entre docentes de enfermería, investigadores, administradores y planificadores, tanto del sector salud como de la educación, y estimular el desarrollo de acciones encaminadas a fortalecer la educación en enfermería. Parte de la experiencia d [...] e la autora en investigación, docencia, consultoría y evaluación de programas de enfermería se apoya en revisión bibliográfica que ayuda a contextualizar el presente y el futuro de la salud en la región. Hace referencia a estudios sobre el panorama de la educación y de la fuerza de trabajo de enfermería en América Latina que indican la necesidad de transformaciones sustanciales en la formación de estos profesionales. Concluye que ningún esfuerzo por el mejoramiento y modernización de la educación en enfermería será suficiente, mientras los proyectos académicos e investigativos no se articulen con los servicios y con las necesidades de salud de la población para propiciar desarrollos armónicos y pertinentes a las realidades de salud, de la formación y de la práctica de enfermería. Abstract in english The objective of this paper is to generate discussion among nurses who teach, conduct research, or serve as administrators and planners both en the health and education, sectors and to encourage the development of actions to strengthen nursing education. The article is based on the author’s experien [...] ces in research, teaching, consulting and evaluation of nursing programs; and from a review of literature to help contextualize current and future health issues in the region. Findings form studies about nursing education and the nursing workforce in Latin America indicate the need for substantial changes in the training of these professionals. Conclusion: No single effort to improve and modernize nursing education will be sufficient, as long as academic projects and research do not articulate with the services and the health needs of the people to promote harmonious developments relevant to the realities of health and of nursing education and practice.
Madsen, Henning; UlhØi, John Parm
It has long been recognised that education and training are essential to the development of environmental management in business organisations. So far, however, there has been little information about environmental management practice and related educational and training requirements in even leading companies. To help formulate future policy in this area, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, a Dublin-based EU organisation, initiated a research project aimed at identifying general trends in the introduction of environmental management in leading European companies and the educational and training needs this will require in future. The results will then be compared with the findings of initiatives carried out at various educational and training institutions. The project has been divided into three stages: i) corporate environmental management, (ii) middle managers, and (iii) workers. The project has been based partly on interviews in a small number of European companies at the forefront of environmental management and ditto educational and training institutions, and partly on more large-scale questionnaire surveys. This paper will briefly describe the background of the overall project, and, in more detail, the questionnaire survey on environmental attitudes and training interests among Danish middle managers.
Madsen, Henning; UlhØi, John Parm
It has long been realised that education and training are essential factors in promoting environmental management in business organisations. So far, however, there has been little information about environmental management practice and related educational and training requirements in even leading companies. To help formulate a future policy in this area, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, a Dublin-based EU organisation, initiated a research project aimed at identifying general trends in the introduction of environmental management in leading European companies and the educational and training needs this will require in future. Similarly, initiatives related to environmental issues carried out at various educational and training institutions should be identified. The project has been divided into three stages: i) corporate environmental management, (ii) middle managers, and (iii) workers. The project has been based partly on interviews in a small number of European companies at the forefront of environmental management and ditto educational and training institutions, and partly on more large-scale questionnaire surveys. This paper briefly describes the background of the overall project, and in more detail a questionnaire-based survey on environmental attitudes and training interests among middle managers in Danish companies.
Alvand, A.; Auplish, S; Khan, T; Gill, HS; Rees, JL
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of training on the arthroscopic performance of a group of medical students and to determine whether all students could be trained to competence. Thirty-three medical students with no previous experience of arthroscopy were randomised to a 'Trained' or an 'Untrained' cohort. They were required to carry out 30 episodes of two simulated arthroscopic tasks (one shoulder and one knee). The primary outcome variable was task success at each episode...
Explores historical development and weaknesses and change efforts in vocational training institutions in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru. Identifies future directions for the training enterprise in Latin America. (SK)
Full Text Available Recently, interest in the huge potential of Geospatial BI has increased. It aims at combining geographic information system (GIS and business intelligence (BI technologies. Geospatial BI combines spatial analysis and map visualization with proven BI tools in order to better support the corporate data analysis process and to help companies make more informed decisions. BI is a business management term which refers to applications and technologies that are used to gather, provide access to, and analyze data and information about company operations. BI applications are usually used to better understand historical, current and future aspects of business operations. BI applications typically offer ways to mine database- and spreadsheet-centric data to produce graphical, table-based and other types of analytics regarding business operations. BI systems give companies a more comprehensive knowledge of the factors affecting their business, such as metrics on sales, production, and internal operations, in order to to make better business decisions. Be aware that BI is a different from classical databases and much more complex. This article provides a rapid introduction to some important BI concepts. It then highlights the need for geospatial BI software and deals with the integration of the spatial component in a BI software stack in order to consistently enable geo-analytical tools. We then present different works performed and tools designed by the GeoSOA research group.
Full Text Available Abstract: This article examines the notion of apprenticeship as experienced by trainee surgeons within the modern NHS, and attempts to demonstrate some unintended consequences of managerial target setting upon the training process. It argues that this situation is made more critical by the lack of explicit standards and curriculum by which trainees may assess their progress, and also that the potential grafting of behaviourist competence-based training models onto older notions of apprenticeship will be inadequate to meet the need for an holistic account of the development of professional practice. Alternative theoretical perspectives are examined, in particular social accounts of shared and collaborative expertise such as Lave and Wenger’s “community of practice” and Vygotsky’s thinking on the “zone of proximal development” with its emphasis on a highly active pedagogic role for both mentor and peers. A parallel is also suggested with Leder’s work on therapeutic discourse, in the sense that both patient and trainee actively construct shared interpretative modes with the doctor-mentor. These accounts challenge the traditional model of medical education which assumes a linear hierarchy of learning, effectively ignoring the cyclic nature of surgical development, and the mutual learning needs of “new comers” and “old-timers”. In order to initiate the modelling of surgical development, it is suggested that: • a dynamic and non-linear view of progress is required; • the link between formal structured training and opportunistic learning “on the job” is crucial; • assessment strategies are needed that promote, rather than hinder, the learning that derives from reflective practice.
Petiz, S.; Sousa, A.; Oliveira, F. M.; Santana, S.
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.
No one would dispute the claim that teacher training in the university and training colleges has long been in urgent need of reform. Even so, nothing is getting done. However, there are some efforts made in North-Rhine/Westphalia, where a committee of experts has recommended a double package consisting of six semesters of specialized studies…
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Better Planning Needed To Address Future Needs. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives.
Nilsen, Sigurd R.
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers programs and activities designed to help veterans obtain employment and training assistance. By establishing one-stop centers for employment services, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) affects how VETS serves veterans. VETS has made some progress and improvements with regard to its…
Md. Rashedul Islam; Md. Rofiqul Islam; Md. Shariful Alam; Md. Shafiul Azam
Business process modeling is an approach by which we can analyze and integrate the business process. Using the Business Process Modeling we can represent the current and future process of a business/organization/enterprise. The business process modeling is a prerequisite and essential implementing a business or making any automation system. In this paper, we present our experience in a Business Process Modeling for organization. This paper presents detailed description about business process ...
Frese, Michael; Krauss, Stefanie I; Keith, Nina; Escher, Susanne; Grabarkiewicz, Rafal; Luneng, Siv Tonje; Heers, Constanze; Unger, Jens; Friedrich, Christian
A model of business success was developed with motivational resources (locus of control, self-efficacy, achievement motivation, and self-reported personal initiative) and cognitive resources (cognitive ability and human capital) as independent variables, business owners' elaborate and proactive planning as a mediator, and business size and growth as dependent variables. Three studies with a total of 408 African micro and small-scale business owners were conducted in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Structural equation analyses partially supported the hypotheses on the importance of psychological planning by the business owners. Elaborate and proactive planning was substantially related to business size and to an external evaluation of business success and was a (partial) mediator for the relationship between cognitive resources and business success. The model carries important implications for selection, training, and coaching of business owners. PMID:18020791
The online counterpart to the print magazine Hispanic Business, this straightforward site features a daily news feed of articles of interest to the Hispanic business community. Also available here are articles from the current issue of Hispanic Business, including features on the topics of entrepreneurship, investing, and business start-ups. A Century of Hispanic History in the US is an interesting interactive presentation highlighting some of the important points of Hispanic-American history, politics, and entertainment in the 20th century. This site is chock-full of pertinent and current information. However, the site's navigational layout is somewhat confusing, which makes searching the site difficult.
Alvand, A; Auplish, S; Khan, T; Gill, H S; Rees, J L
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of training on the arthroscopic performance of a group of medical students and to determine whether all students could be trained to competence. Thirty-three medical students with no previous experience of arthroscopy were randomised to a 'Trained' or an 'Untrained' cohort. They were required to carry out 30 episodes of two simulated arthroscopic tasks (one shoulder and one knee). The primary outcome variable was task success at each episode. Individuals achieved competence when their learning curve stabilised. The secondary outcome was technical dexterity, assessed objectively using a validated motion analysis system. Six subjects in the 'Untrained' cohort failed to achieve competence in the shoulder task, compared with one in the 'Trained' cohort. During the knee task, two subjects in each cohort failed to achieve competence. Based on the objective motion analysis parameters, the 'Trained' cohort performed better on the shoulder task (p 0.05). Although specific training improved the arthroscopic performance of novices, there were individuals who could not achieve competence despite focused training.These findings may have an impact on the selection process for trainees and influence individual career choices. PMID:22161918
The case of a virtual education business that expanded through creation of customer value in strategic partnerships yields two key points for the future of multimedia businesses. Ability to incorporate new business styles and innovative leadership that harmonizes the philosophies of various partner companies were factors in success. (SK)
Dieck-Assad, María de Lourdes
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…
Stergioulas, L.K.; Pappa, D.
Emerging business requirements, stemming from a holistic view over an organisation’s activities, place additional pressure on technical infrastructures and call for operational agility and a better alignment between business and technology. Business process oriented learning unites corporate training and business process management. Given the importance of an organisation’s human capital to business success, aligning individual training with business priorities, becomes a key challenge. The i...
Full Text Available In this article are considered main cons and pros of franchise business opportunities in Rostov-on-Don, using different businesses as an example,efficiency of this type of business and its future possibilities.
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
Ioan I. ANDONE
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  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.
Full Text Available This paper deals with present state of mobile segment of e-commerce and its future trends. In present days, each company, which would like to be successful on the global market, must implement ICT (Information and Communication Technology to its internal relations, business processes and transactions. The aim of the e-commerce is to forward market development by using ICT, because it radically changes the way of organizations/companies function in all its relations. Mcommerce is a part of e-commerce realized by mobile ICT. Its great advantage is in high penetration of mobile phones and other mobile access devices. Technologies, services and security of actual m-business and expected trends of this segment in near future are analyzed step by step in this paper.
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.
Kulvatunyou, Boonserm [ORNL; Ivezic, Nenad [ORNL; Monica, Martin [Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Jones, Albert [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
In this paper, we describe a business-to-business (B2B) testbed co-sponsored by the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI) and the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to advance enterprise e-commerce standards. We describe the business and technical objectives and initial activities within the B2B Testbed. We summarize our initial lessons learned to form the requirements that drive the next generation testbed development. We also give an overview of a promising testing framework architecture in which to drive the testbed developments. We outline the future plans for the testbed development.
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.
Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).
The following papers are included in this volume: "Technological Change: The Future of Training and Work" (Lord Young of Graffham); "L'Education, la Formation et l'Evolution Technologique dans l'Industrie" (Mathias Hinterscheid); "Education, Training, and Technological Change in Industry" (Philippe Meyer); "Technologischer Wandel: Schaffung von…
Full Text Available Despite the extensive use of microcomputers in the small business environment, little research has been applied to the training needs of those small businesses. This study examines the computer related training needs of 131 small businesses and the factors which appear to impinge upon those needs. In particular the paper examines whether satisfaction with vendor provided services (both pre and post sales are associated specific educational requirements in small business. The results suggest that there a need for the development of a university/college IT training program directed specifically towards small business. These programs should avoid the more technical aspects of IT and concentrate on areas which involve the analysis and use of software in the small business. The results further show that a number of vendor provided services appear to be associated with the rating of importance of potential curricular inclusions in IT training programs.
Föh, Kennet Fischer
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.
Georgia State University's website on Business Writing was designed as a tool for teachers creating new business writing courses. Included in the samples are class projects, student assignments, teaching philosophies, and multi-media suggestions for teaching writing to large groups. In addition to the syllabi provided, there are schedule breakdowns for classes held three times a week or two times per week, and assessment tips. This website could be valuable to any instructor of writing, but especially helpful for those designing business writing courses.
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to deal with the design of small-business training programs and focuses on women business owners, their real needs and the supply of adequate training. How and to what extent are client selection and support needs influenced by the gender system? Design/methodology/approach – An in-depth study of an ambitious Swedish project is reported. Interviews with the participating business-owners and advisors, combined with observations during lectures and coachin...
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)
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,
Jonker, Jan; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær
In the last decades a growing number of generic management models (e.g. EFQM, INK, ISO 9000:2000) has emerged. All these models are based on the ambition to stipulate the road to conventional and contemporary forms of organizational excellence. Some of the models aim to do so with regard to one aspect of the company's operations such as processes; others are based on a holistic view of the organisation. This paper is based on a book project (2006-2007) entitled "Management Models for the Future" (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg - Germany) aiming to harvest twelve new company-based models from around the globe. Each of these models is described in a structured company-based story thus creating the backbone for the book at hand. The aim is to analyse these different kinds of institutional frameworks of excellence and discuss their nature, content and enactability. The result is a rich and inspiring set of models together with an analysis thus showing the building blocks of meaningful and applicable models. Knowledge does not simply lie around waiting to be picked up. It must be concisely carved out of a continuous stream of ongoing events in reality, perceived within a specific frame of (theoretical) reference, measured with scholarly precision, interpreted in an way that can be related to other relevant facts and existing knowledge. All this involve frames of reference and concepts. (adopted from Rose and Peterson, 165:11)
Aspegren, David; Jacobsson, Karl; Bech-Jakobsson, Martin
For entrepreneurs it can be difficult to attract investors. The business plan is a well-known document for that purpose, and is used widely by entrepreneurs and companies. With this in mind, several questions arise. What information in a business plan is important? Do the criteria for information in a business plan differ between banks, venture capital companies, and business angels? What is the perception of a business plan to these investors? These are questions future entrepreneurs have to...
The purpose of this thesis was to gain sufficient information and understanding of forming a business plan for an eco-adventure travel company and writing the actual business plan for future use to help establishing the planned eco-adventure travel company. Using the research of theoretical information about forming a business plan and combining it with extensive research of statistical and industry data, the initial business plan was written. The purpose was to write the business plan as a g...
USHA N. PATIL
Every business unit emphasizes on spurting a long term relationship with customers to nurture its stability in today's blooming market. Customer's expectations are now not only limited to get best products and services, they also need a face-to-face business in which they want to receive exactly what they demand and in a quick time. An excelling and managing customer relationship is the future of any business or everybody's business. Customer focusing is not being viewed as just a business st...
The New York Times On the Web has recently added a new section, Business Connections, to its highly selective collection of Web links. The section provides one-stop shopping for the most authoritative business-related network resources available. For example, the Markets listings include links to all U.S. exchanges, foreign exchanges, and selected market information sites. The Investing section offers a dozen links to general information and a half-dozen more to the top investment companies and trading services such as Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, and Charles Schwab. Company Information provides traditional sources such as Dun & Bradstreet along with the Web 100--the top US and international companies on the Web. A good selection of business directories is included, in addition to separate listings for business and financial news, banking & finance, and government & public organizations. Note that free registration to The New York Times On the Web is required before entry into any of their pages.
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.
This book introduces business strategy to save the earth, which are foundation of system in the company, collection of disposable camera, resort which don't destroy environment, core strategy of item project, cutback of Freon gas, production of plastic which is degraded, export of pollution prevention technology, increasing waste and changing waste, rule on construction waste, responsibility of business and waste problems, recycling of aluminum can and responsibility on environmental problems.
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…
If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 firstname.lastname@example.org General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). 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.
Prince, Christopher; Beaver, Graham
Corporations are increasingly aware of the importance of staff development, are using more technology and external accreditation, and are seeking training partners. This creates new opportunities for business schools that are expert in translating business client needs into accessible and relevant staff development programs. (Contains 33…
Kalyan Prasad Das,; Dr. Pradeep Kumar Raut,
The paper describes a case study on SkillDevelopment Training Programme(SDP) which was conductedin the state of Odisha, India between Feb’2009 to Dec’2009.Thepaper discusses the different aspects of training in context ofmass training programme like this. The training outcomesprovide encouraging dimensions which can be considered whiledesigning such training programme in future in any developingand developed area.
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
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
Full Text Available The analysis of maintenance and orientation of scientific researches is conducted, programmatic and normative providing in the field of the applied physical training of students of higher educational establishments of Ministry of internal affairs of Ukraine. In researches 58 sportsmen took part in age from 17 to 22. It is rotined that the amount of clock on the special physical training can not provide the decision of the tasks put before it. It is set that from a crisis situation there can an exit be the wide use of different types of athletic activity (educational, sporting, recreational, rehabilitation. For them priority of spirituality and integrity of internal psychical life of man is characteristic in the process of forming of his physical standards. It is well-proven that optimum terms for complex athletic work are created during a leadthrough with the students of the camp field collection. Offered change in the chart of organization of educational process.
"Mediating Business" is a study of the expansion of business journalism. Building on evidence from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, "Mediating Business" is a comparative and multidisciplinary study of one of the major transformations of the mass media and the realm of business - nationally and globally. The book explores the history of key innovations and innovators in the business press. It analyzes changes in the discourse of business journalism associated with the growth in business news and the development of new ways of framing business issues and events. Finally, it examines the organizational implications of the increased media visibility of business and, in particular, the development of corporate governance and media relations.
This paper deals with the Gaz De France Group position in the e-business context. In terms of e-business, all is done to put Internet at the marketing service. Three examples of Internet sites realization and the future policy are presented. (A.L.B.)
Behara, Ravi S.; Davis, Mark M.
The undergraduate business education landscape is dramatically changing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Many of the changes are being driven by increasing costs, advances in technology, rapid globalization, and an increasingly diverse workforce and customer base, and are occurring simultaneously in both the business world…
Berman, Jay; Pfleeger, Janet
An analysis of the 1994-2005 Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections can be used to identify industries that are projected to move differently with business cycles in the future than with those of the past, and can be used to identify the industries and occupations that are most prone to business cycle swings. (Author)
This paper discusses the electric power industry from a business perspective. The success of the business will be determined by low production cost, improved performance, resource planning, future price stability and clean air compliance. As an example, France's commitment to nuclear power means that France has the cleanest air of all the industrialized nations
Taylor, Mark; Moynihan, Eddie; McWilliam, Jennie; Gresty, David
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…
...International Council on Women's Business Leadership; Notice of Open Meeting The Secretary...International Council on Women's Business Leadership (ICWBL) will meet from 3:00 p...Skills Training Subcommittee, and the Leadership Subcommittee. This meeting is...
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.
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.
Purpose of the thesis was to produce an inspirational and easy-to-follow training guide. Training guide is designed to give inspiration and to give information on how to increase physical well-being. Target group is farmers who are just starting their businesses and as well as the ones who are working in agriculture field. The aim of the training guide is to increase the knowledge of maintaining a good functional capacity of cervical spine and shoulder girdle. Training guide is designed to b...
Polstra, Philip A., Sr.
Maximizing training efficiency is desirable in many areas of business. The ever increasing costs of flight training combined with a predicted shortage of pilots have resulted in steps being taken to improve flight training efficiency. In the past, the majority of airline pilots received their flight training in the military. Over time a growing…
To determine parameters of the frontal power of executive integration for application in business, this paper reviewed neuroeconomic neuroimaging research and discussion in relation to business psychology. The results are that limbic system (L) is a centre of primary consciousness based on a mesolimbic dopamine system serving the client in the brain stem with adaptive feedback as well as generating cognition and emotions towards Neocortex in a reciprocal autonomic balance. The power of concentration (C) is a tripartite executive integrating emotions and cognition: Prefrontal analysis by semantic recollection from temporal (R) lobe is based on episodic memories. Volition in the medial prefrontal cortex (c) controls both cognitive prediction (R*c) and emotions (L/c) for a balanced integration as a neural root of economic reasoning. An intuitive visuospatial Parietal sketchpad (I) integrates hippocampal episodic memory mismatches complementary to the cognitive prediction function. Chronic stress limiting the capacity of C is indicated by baseline serum cortisol. The conclusion is that the neuroeconomic model enables (1) operation of the theorem of economic man as an economic-bio-educational complex. Other business applications comprise, (2) a neural foundation of transactional analysis (TA) to improve corporate collaboration and management, (3) a combined health promotion/human resource development program based on simple training techniques as physical exercise, medical meditation and neurolinguistic programming (NLP)
Dimitra Pappa; Nils Faltin; Volker Zimmermann
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...
Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Martin, Chris
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.
E-business is often described as the small organisations’ gateway to global business and markets. The adoption of Internet-based technologies for e-business is a continuous process, with sequential steps of evolution. The latter step in the adoption of Internet-based technologies for business, where the business services and the software components are supported by a pervasive software environment, which shows an evolutionary and self-organising behaviour are named digital business ecosyste...
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.
Huang, Albert H.
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…
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
Simão Dias, Vasconcelos; Kênio Erithon Cavalcante, Lima.
Full Text Available Esta pesquisa buscou investigar o perfil socioeconômico de licenciandos em Ciências Biológicas, suas motivações para escolher o curso e suas perspectivas quanto ao seu futuro profissional. Observou-se que a maioria dos estudantes trabalha, é proveniente de escola pública, tem baixo hábito de leitura [...] e pretende seguir carreira de pesquisador. A maioria afirma ter escolhido Licenciatura por vocação, embora revele baixíssimo interesse pela pesquisa em ensino de Biologia como área de atuação profissional. Os licenciandos, de modo geral, estão satisfeitos com o curso e acreditam que a formação recebida na universidade contribuirá significativamente para sua empregabilidade. Abstract in english This research aimed to investigate future Biology teachers' socio-economical profile, their motivations for choosing the program and perspectives regarding their professional future. We noticed that most of the future teachers work, come from public High School, have low reading custom, and intend t [...] o follow a Biology researcher career. Most of them declare to have chosen the program based on vocation, although reveal very low interest in Biology Education research as professional carrier. The majority of them is satisfied with the undergraduate program they are taking and believe that their training in the university will help significantly for their employment.
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
Simão Dias Vasconcelos
Full Text Available Esta pesquisa buscou investigar o perfil socioeconômico de licenciandos em Ciências Biológicas, suas motivações para escolher o curso e suas perspectivas quanto ao seu futuro profissional. Observou-se que a maioria dos estudantes trabalha, é proveniente de escola pública, tem baixo hábito de leitura e pretende seguir carreira de pesquisador. A maioria afirma ter escolhido Licenciatura por vocação, embora revele baixíssimo interesse pela pesquisa em ensino de Biologia como área de atuação profissional. Os licenciandos, de modo geral, estão satisfeitos com o curso e acreditam que a formação recebida na universidade contribuirá significativamente para sua empregabilidade.This research aimed to investigate future Biology teachers' socio-economical profile, their motivations for choosing the program and perspectives regarding their professional future. We noticed that most of the future teachers work, come from public High School, have low reading custom, and intend to follow a Biology researcher career. Most of them declare to have chosen the program based on vocation, although reveal very low interest in Biology Education research as professional carrier. The majority of them is satisfied with the undergraduate program they are taking and believe that their training in the university will help significantly for their employment.
Rustagi, J.S. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Statistics Dept.; Wright, T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Mathematical Sciences Section]|[Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC (United States)
Statistical science provides important techniques for decision making in a large variety of fields of human endeavor mainly through statistical practice. According to Deming (1965), ``Statistical practice is mostly a collaborative venture between (professional) statisticians and experts in subject-matter (area).`` The professional statistician must be properly trained in areas of statistical science most suited to the discipline in which the applications are made. Due to a large variety of applications. The education of a professional statistician by universities can only be very general. Higher education provides the theoretical basis of statistical science whereas the specific expertise needed by the professional statistician is given by the application areas. In this paper, the authors review the approach of academic programs which are geared towards applications and discuss some of the innovative strategies for preparing statisticians as consultants in industry and business. A survey (census) of statisticians at the national laboratories of the US Department of Energy was made to assess their training by universities and to get a broad view of additional training which has brought them to their present professional status. A particular interest is the extent to which employers have contributed to the training of statisticians. A few recommendations are made which may serve to improve the future training of statisticians for applied collaborative work by universities and employers.
Ball, James B.; Martinez, Zaida; Toyne, Brian
Although business schools are increasingly aware of the importance of globalization in educating future business leaders, their business programs have addressed globalization from a limited perspective that fails to provide students with a broader understanding of its impact on societies and its moral consequences. The conventional approach to the…
Basole, Rahul C
Macroscopic insight into business ecosystems is becoming increasingly important. With the emergence of new digital business data, opportunities exist to develop rich, interactive visual-analytics tools. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have been developing and implementing visual business ecosystem intelligence tools in corporate settings. This article discusses the challenges they faced, the lessons learned, and opportunities for future research. PMID:25248197
If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 email@example.com General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. This course is designed for people with a good level of s...
If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 firstname.lastname@example.org General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. This course is designed for people with a good level...
Information security standards, best practices and literature all identify the need for Training & Awareness, the theory is clear. The surveys studied show that in the real world the situation is different: the focus of businesses is still on technical information security controls aimed at the external attacker. And although threats and vulnerabilities point out that personnel security becomes more important, the attitude of managers and employees does not reflect tha...
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...
Pfirman, S. L.; Eklund, K.; Thacher, S.; Orlove, B. S.; Diane Stovall-Soto, G.; Brunacini, J.; Hernandez, T.
Two science-arts approaches are emerging as effective means to convey "futurethinking" to learners: systems gaming and experiential futures. FutureCoast exemplifies the latter: by engaging participants with voicemails supposedly leaking from the cloud of possible futures, the storymaking game frames the complexities of climate science in relatable contexts. Because participants make the voicemails themselves, FutureCoast opens up creative ways for people to think about possibly climate-changed futures and personal ways to talk about them. FutureCoast is a project of the PoLAR Partnership with a target audience of informal adult learners primarily reached via mobile devices and online platforms. Scientists increasingly use scenarios and storylines as ways to explore the implications of environmental change and societal choices. Stories help people make connections across experiences and disciplines and link large-scale events to personal consequences. By making the future seem real today, FutureCoast's framework helps people visualize and plan for future climate changes. The voicemails contributed to FutureCoast are spread through the game's intended timeframe (2020 through 2065). Based on initial content analysis of voicemail text, common themes include ecosystems and landscapes, weather, technology, societal issues, governance and policy. Other issues somewhat less frequently discussed include security, food, industry and business, health, energy, infrastructure, water, economy, and migration. Further voicemail analysis is examining: temporal dimensions (salient time frames, short vs. long term issues, intergenerational, etc.), content (adaptation vs. mitigation, challenges vs. opportunities, etc.), and emotion (hopeful, resigned, etc. and overall emotional context). FutureCoast also engaged audiences through facilitated in-person experiences, geocaching events, and social media (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). Analysis of the project suggests story-based games such as FutureCoast can serve as effective, accessible tools for engaging diverse audiences in thinking and talking about future "what if?" scenarios related to climate change and its impacts.
It is evident that many organisations are in need of renovation, innovation and reinvigoration. Longstanding business paradigms and underpinning practices require critical reflection in the light of fundamental societal and business developments. Some companies are addressing these challenges, many companies are not. New functional requirements often seem to be in conflict, such as transparency, stock market performance, sustainability, innovation, responsibility, time to market, stakeholders, business rationalisation and many others. These requirements force business to revise its management model. The time is right to demonstrate how the business enterprise can be re-conceptualised, and what the challenges are of fundamental strategic choices in organising a sustainable business proposition. This book presents ten cases of organisations which have developed a management model that leads the organisation into the future.
Full Text Available ... Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (6.3 MB) Protecting Yourself While Removing Post-Disaster Debris From Your Home or Business Training Tool (19.2 MB) Protecting Yourself While ...
Traditionally the LPG business is regarded as a low-tech area. Safety has always been top priority, but the applied technology in production as well as distribution has by and large not changed much in the course of the business' 60-year-history. Only few has realised that changes are the necessary mark of the future for this business. Internal and external requirements to the management demand a much higher level of information. The trend dictates a future demand for documented safety. This documentation will only become available through introduction of the latest technology in the business. A technology that also provides decision-making tools for the management to ensure the continued optimum operation of the business. (au)
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 ...
Sousa, Alexandre Daniel Brito de
Num mundo empresarial em constante mudança e cada vez mais competitivo e exigente, as empresas necessitam de profissionais que saibam não só adaptar-se a essa mudança, mas também identificar e aproveitar uma oportunidade de negócio quando ela surge. Um Business Developer faz isso mesmo – explora oportunidades de negócio. Idealmente numa empresa, um profissional de “BizDev” deve juntar competências nas áreas de Vendas, Marketing e Parcerias, acompanhando o desenvolvimento do produto que dev...
The Citation Jet, developed by Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, KS, is the first business jet to employ Langley Research Center's natural laminar flow (NLF) technology. NLF reduces drag and therefore saves fuel by using only the shape of the wing to keep the airflow smooth, or laminar. This reduces friction between the air and wing, and therefore, reduces drag. NASA's Central Industrial Applications Center, Rural Enterprises, Inc., Durant, OK, its Kansas affiliate, and Wichita State University assisted in the technology transfer.
Full Text Available It is the basic requirement of maritime safety education to guarantee the safety of teaching operation while training the crew's occupation safety capability. Marine Training Center of Shanghai Maritime University has undertaken the practical teaching of "marine survival" for many years and come up with the whole safety procedures of training. Based on the requirements of SOLAS convention and regulations of STCW over crew training, this paper introduces the safety allocation, utilization and maintenance of teaching equipments. Through the investigation of the safety situation of students' practical operation, the safety teaching method named "four in one" has been put forward, which includes the pre-teaching safety precaution, the whole monitor during the teaching process, the post-teaching summary evaluation, and the reset and standby of teaching facilities. Finally, during the learning and training of "marine survival", crews and students are called on to place priority on personal safety rather than acquisition of knowledge and skills. Only in this way can they be capable of self-protection and protection of others in the career of seafaring.
Tämä opinnäytetyö keskittyy markkinointistrategian kehittämiseen business-to-business -yritykselle sosiaalisissa medioissa tapahtuvaa markkinointia varten. Opinnäytetyössä tarkastellaan sosiaalisia medioita ja markkinointistrategian luomista eri kirjallisuus- ja verkkolähteiden avulla. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena on selvittää sosiaalisten medioiden mahdollisuuksia business-to-business -markkinointia harjoittavalle yritykselle ja kehittää konkreettinen markkinointi-suunnitelma sosiaalisissa medi...
Wagner, Richard J.; And Others
Includes "Outdoor Training: Revolution or Fad?" (Wagner, Baldwin, Roland); "Getting the Most out of Outdoor Training" (Buller, Cragun, McEvoy); and "Outdoor Training Companies" (a directory of more than 100 firms). (JOW)
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.)
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...
Full Text Available Many small businesses suffer from inadequate management skills which can lead to poor business performance and unsustainable businesses. Research to date has focused on traditional skills such as communication, time management and people skills, yet critically many business managers have no systems thinking skills. This paper presents a framework targeted at delivering systems thinking skills to managers of small businesses utilizing some key characteristic of small business managers. The design is also based on a systems analysis and guided by both adult learning theory and teaching theory. The quality of a training framework depends on the quality of the content design and the right training delivery methods. The systems thinking skills training framework structured systems thinking knowledge into three modules in order to meet the needs of different levels of managers. The framework advocates blended training delivery methods and it also presents possible pitfalls based on training experiences. Additionally, the framework incorporates a continuous improvement process for ongoing systemic improvement.
...Collection: Form DS-7002, Training/Internship Placement Plan, OMB Control Number...Exchange Visitor Program--Training/Internship Placement Plan. OMB Control Number...businesses that provide the training or internship opportunity. Estimated Number...
Ranta, Heidi-Helena; Pikarinen, Helmi
The purpose of the study was to find out how to open a franchising clothing business in Finland and what is required from the new franchisee. The goal of this thesis work was to make preparation work for a potential future business. This thesis was to find out the possibility if a franchising business could be a possible future career for the authors. The information for this thesis was gathered from literature, the Internet and by interviewing the franchisees and franchisors from differe...
Oscar Ávila Cifuentes; Félix Antonio Cortés Aldana; Andrés Yesid Ramírez Aya
Universities are currently expected to play a new role in society (in addition to research and teaching) by engaging in a third mission concerning socio-economic development. Universities also play an important role in encouraging en-trepreneurs through training them in business planning. A business plan is a document summarising how an entre-preneur will create an organisation to exploit a business opportunity. Preparing a business plan draws on a wide range of knowledge from many business d...
Lindgren, Peter; Taran, Yariv
The development and innovation of business models to a secure distributed cloud clustering society (DISC)—is indeed still a complex venture and has not been widely researched yet. Numerous types of security technologies are in these years proposed and in the “slip stream” of these the study of secure business models and how business models can be operated and innovated in a secure context have intensified tremendously. The development of new mobile and wireless security technologies gives hopes to really realize a secure cloud clustering society where business models can act and be innovated secure—but we still have some steps to go before we reach the final destination. The paper gives a conceptual futuristic outlook on behalf of the input from SW2010 and state of the art business model research to what we can expect of business Model and business model innovation in a future secure cloud clustering society (DISC).
Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J.
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'…
Penaluna, Andrew; Penaluna, Kathryn
Recent guidance for UK government policy makers has warned that HEIs face an uncertain future and has advocated transdisciplinary curricula. Earlier, in 2005, two other UK government papers highlighted the advantages of integrating design-related strategies into business environments and addressed the impact creativity could have on business…
Baechler, Michael C.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Sevigny, Maureen; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.
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.
Dodgson, Mark; Gann, David; Phillips, Nelson; Massa, Lorenzo; Tucci, Christopher
The chapter offers a broad review of the literature at the nexus between Business Models and innovation studies, and examines the notion of Business Model Innovation in three different situations: Business Model Design in newly formed organizations, Business Model Reconfiguration in incumbent firms, and Business Model Innovation in the broad context of sustainability. Tools and perspectives to make sense of Business Models and support managers and entrepreneurs in dealing with Business Model ...
in the marine science curriculum are suggested with reference to recent technological advances. Major areas of future concern which need attention have been identified and training strategies recommended....
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)
US Agency for International Development — Led by USAID, Feed the Future is the U.S. Government?s global hunger and food security initiative, which establishes a foundation for lasting progress against...
US Agency for International Development — Led by USAID, Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, which establishes a foundation for lasting progress against...
Leonardo, González W; José Antonio, Inzunza N; Luis, Bustos M; Carlos, Vallejos V; René, Gutiérrez L.
Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Background:Lawyers need some medical knowledge and physicians must know about forensics. Aim: To explore training and research programs in forensic medicine in Chilean universities. Material and methods: Deans of all Medicine Faculties in Chile were contacted by e-mail and invited to answer a questi [...] onnaire containing 21 questions. A survey of Chilean publications on forensic medicine was performed in Medline, Lilacs and SciELO databases. Results: Fourteen deans answered the questionnaire. In all the responding faculties, forensic medicine is an obligatory course, generally during the fifth year and mostly combining theory with practice. In seven faculties, forensic medicine concepts are included in other courses. Forensics is taught in only two of 10 dental schools, two of 17 nursing schools, one of nine midwives schools and one of nine medical technology schools. It is not taught in phonoaudiology, kinesiology and nutrition schools. There are 74 physicians that teach the specialty but only 10 are certified by the National Board of Medical Specialty Certification (CONACEM). Treatment of most topics on forensics is insufficient. Thanatology is the strongest topic and forensic dentistry is the weakest. There are 52 publications in the area, mostly on "medical law". Conclusions: Forensic medicine is taught in medical schools mostly as thanatology. The knowledge of forensics among medical students is limited and must be improved
Leonardo González W
Full Text Available Background:Lawyers need some medical knowledge and physicians must know about forensics. Aim: To explore training and research programs in forensic medicine in Chilean universities. Material and methods: Deans of all Medicine Faculties in Chile were contacted by e-mail and invited to answer a questionnaire containing 21 questions. A survey of Chilean publications on forensic medicine was performed in Medline, Lilacs and SciELO databases. Results: Fourteen deans answered the questionnaire. In all the responding faculties, forensic medicine is an obligatory course, generally during the fifth year and mostly combining theory with practice. In seven faculties, forensic medicine concepts are included in other courses. Forensics is taught in only two of 10 dental schools, two of 17 nursing schools, one of nine midwives schools and one of nine medical technology schools. It is not taught in phonoaudiology, kinesiology and nutrition schools. There are 74 physicians that teach the specialty but only 10 are certified by the National Board of Medical Specialty Certification (CONACEM. Treatment of most topics on forensics is insufficient. Thanatology is the strongest topic and forensic dentistry is the weakest. There are 52 publications in the area, mostly on "medical law". Conclusions: Forensic medicine is taught in medical schools mostly as thanatology. The knowledge of forensics among medical students is limited and must be improved
This book about Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is different from other books describing VBA for serveral reasons. It is fine-tuned for business applications and in particular business students and it includes business relevant examples. Already in the first chapters the reader is introduced to a variety of different VBA tools, which will enable him or her to write small useful business related programs. In the following chapters the same tools - and more - are presented in a more detailed and rigid way. VBA Programming in Business Economicsis structured as a textbook where each chapter is concluded with a number of exercises which can be used for individual training or as a base for computer-lab teaching. The book's webpage provides case projects that can be used to learn how to combine the material of the book in a larger context. In the situations where examples, exercises, and case projects require knowledge of specific theoretical background, this is provided as short summaries on the books webpage. Besides covering the basic programming, the book also covers programming topics that are more business related: How to use the Excel Solver from within the VBA code, how to perform simulations, and how to construct user forms and make them work with the program. Learning to make useful programs requires more than just writing a number of if- and while statements. Therefore the book also provides a chapter that illustrates how to design and structure a program. In all, this book is a hands-on-guide on VBA for graduate students in Business Economics.
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...
This paper describes Toshiba?s training program in Information Technology in India. It is not a simple technology training, but a training for globalization of Japanese engineers so that they can cope with people from different culture and business practices. We first describe why such training program became necessary. We then describe how the training courses and contents are developed. The operation of the training program and our effort in continual improvement are explained. The effectiveness of the program is also evaluated. The training program presented is a first in its kind and we believe that it can contribute to changing Toshiba from inside toward more globalized corporation. We also believe that this kind of overseas training is effective in training young students so that they can cope with globalizing society after graduation.
Hawley, Dean A.
The tremendous growth of the food service industry has created a need for well-trained employees in the restaurant business. This manual provides material for waiter and waitress training in developing the overall required skills. The course is presented in four major sections: (1) relations-human and customer, (2) sanitation and food handling,…
Recommendations for integrating instruction in business and foreign languages to prepare future business workers to deal with increasing need for international business-related exchange include: exchange with business instructors abroad; insight into other countries' cultural traditions; and exposure to native speakers. (CB)
Unfortunate unethical events are continuing in the business arena and now more than ever these business judgmental shortcoming focus attention on the ethics of business executives. Thus, colleges and universities must continue to address business ethics as they prepare and train the next generation of executives. Educational institutions should be…
Educación ambiental y turismo: Una formación holística, interdisciplinaria y de futuros educadores / Environmental Education and Tourism: A Holistic and Interdisciplinary Training for Future Educators
Fernanda, Beraldo Maciel Leme.
Full Text Available Este artículo intenta demostrar la necesidad de incluir la educación ambiental en los planes de las carreras de turismo. A través de la investigación bibliográfica se intenta mostrar la manera en que la educación ambiental puede contribuir a formar profesionales y ciudadanos capaces de responder a l [...] a urgente necesidad de un mayor equilibrio entre el ser humano y el ambiente que lo rodea; así también como la necesidad de mejorar las relaciones entre los individuos, y su colaboración para construir una nueva sociedad. Se pretende demostrar que la inclusión de la educación ambiental en las carreras de turismo permitiría un carácter interdisciplinario y una visión sistémica del mundo y la sociedad, necesarios para generar un cambio de conciencia respecto de la responsabilidad del hombre para con el medio ambiente. Abstract in english This article attempts to demonstrate the need of including environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses. Through the bibliographic research it is intended to show the way in which environmental education can help to train professionals and citizens capable of responding to the [...] urgent need for a better balance between man and the environment that surrounds it, as well as the need to improve relationships between individuals and their collaboration in order to build a new society. It is intended to demonstrate that the inclusion of environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses would allow an interdisciplinary and systemic view of the world and society, in order to generate a change of awareness about the responsibility of men towards the environment.
Fernanda Beraldo Maciel Leme
Full Text Available Este artículo intenta demostrar la necesidad de incluir la educación ambiental en los planes de las carreras de turismo. A través de la investigación bibliográfica se intenta mostrar la manera en que la educación ambiental puede contribuir a formar profesionales y ciudadanos capaces de responder a la urgente necesidad de un mayor equilibrio entre el ser humano y el ambiente que lo rodea; así también como la necesidad de mejorar las relaciones entre los individuos, y su colaboración para construir una nueva sociedad. Se pretende demostrar que la inclusión de la educación ambiental en las carreras de turismo permitiría un carácter interdisciplinario y una visión sistémica del mundo y la sociedad, necesarios para generar un cambio de conciencia respecto de la responsabilidad del hombre para con el medio ambiente.This article attempts to demonstrate the need of including environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses. Through the bibliographic research it is intended to show the way in which environmental education can help to train professionals and citizens capable of responding to the urgent need for a better balance between man and the environment that surrounds it, as well as the need to improve relationships between individuals and their collaboration in order to build a new society. It is intended to demonstrate that the inclusion of environmental education in the curriculum of higher tourism courses would allow an interdisciplinary and systemic view of the world and society, in order to generate a change of awareness about the responsibility of men towards the environment.
P. Jeeva; P. Devanesan
Training and employee development are typically functions of the human resources department. Large organizations with thousands of employees may have a separate, dedicated training and development department; however, many smaller companies rely on human resources staff to support the training needs of the entire organization. Creating a training and development structure depends on a variety of factors, such as your business and training goals, employee performance, IT ca...
Michael Schaper; Thierry Volery; Paull Weber; Kate Lewis
(See also PDF) PART 1 The nature of small business and entrepreneurship. CHAPTER 1 Entrepreneurship: definition and evolution. CHAPTER 2 The personality of entrepreneurs. CHAPTER 3 Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. CHAPTER 4 Small business: definitions and characteristics. PART 2 Getting into business. CHAPTER 5 Options for going into business. CHAPTER 6 Market research and strategy formulation. CHAPTER 7 Preparing a business plan. CHAPTER 7 ...
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.
The workshop of 26-27 june 2000, on nuclear power Plant LIfe Management (PLIM), also included working groups in which major issues facing PLIM activities for nuclear power plants were identified and discussed. The third group was on Business. The discussion concerned the following points: There are concerns about retaining experienced/trained personnel, and maintaining a good working relationship among them, as well as about the closure of research facilities, the reduction in staff numbers under increasing economic pressure and the lack of new nuclear power plant constructions. The marginal cost of producing electricity is lower for most existing nuclear power plants than for almost all other energy sources. Refurbishment costs are usually relatively small compared with new investments. The ongoing regulatory reform of the electricity market will bring increasing competition. Although PLIM has been carried out in many countries with favourable results, there are still uncertainties which affect business decisions regarding financial and market risks in PLIM activities. Recommendations were made. (author)
Miron-Shatz, Talya; Shatz, Itamar; Becker, Stefan; Patel, Jigar; Eysenbach, Gunther
There are few mechanisms that bring the academic and business worlds together in a way that would maximize the success of health technology (health tech) start-ups by increasing researchers' knowledge about how to operate in the business world. Existing solutions (eg, technology transfer offices and dual degree MD/MBA programs) are often unavailable to researchers from outside the institution or to those who have already completed their primary education, such as practicing physicians. This paper explores current solutions and offers a partial solution: include venture capital (VC) panels in medical conferences. These VC panels educate academics on 2 important and interconnected issues: how to "pitch" their ideas in the business world and what to consider when creating a company. In these sessions, academia-based start-up companies present their ideas before a VC panel composed of professional investors and receive feedback on their idea, business plan, and presentation techniques. Recent panel recommendations from Medicine 2.0 conferences fell into 7 categories: (1) the product, service, or idea you are developing into a company, (2) determine market forces and identify the target audience, (3) describe your competitive advantage, (4) the business plan, (5) current and future resources and capabilities, (6) legal aspects, and (7) general advice on the art of pitching. The academic and business literature validates many of these recommendations suggesting that VC panels may be a viable and cost-effective introduction to business and entrepreneurial education for physicians and other health care professionals. Panels benefit not only the presenting companies, but also the physicians, psychologists, and other health care professionals attending the session. Incorporating VC panels into academic conferences might also illuminate the need for incorporating relevant business training within academia. PMID:25100579
The Royal Navy's Nuclear Propulsion School at HMS SULTAN which is responsible for training all ratings and officers who operate Submarine Pressurised Water Reactor plants, has available a varied selection of classroom simulator training aids as well as purpose built Submarine Manoeuvring Room simulators. The use of these classroom training aids in the twelve months prior to Autumn 1981 is discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of using relatively expensive computer based aids to support classroom instruction for students who do not investigate mathematically the dynamics of the Reactor Plant are identified. The conclusions drawn indicate that for students of limited academic ability the classroom simulators are disproportionately expensive in cost, maintenance load, and instructional time. Secondly, the experience gained in the use of the Manoeuvring Room Simulators to train future operators who have just finished the academic phase of their training is outlined. The possible pitfalls for the instructor are discussed and the lessons learnt, concluding that these simulators provide a valuable substitute for the live plant enabling trainees to be brought up to a common standard and reducing their on job training time to an acceptable level. (author)
Slovenske elektrarne considers a specific training and education of experienced experts to be a key issue. The company gradually undergoes quite demanding change in the field of education and training of the nuclear power plants staff. We have an ambitious vision - to create one of the best training organisations in Europe by the means of systematic approach to the training. (author)
López-Navarro, Miguel Ángel; Segarra Ciprés, Mercedes
Although issues such as opportunistic behavior or economic profit maximization have dominated business school curricula, in recent years interest has grown in all matters relating to the corporate social dimension. The training of business students in this area is an important part of their preparation to assume responsible roles in society. The…
Klassen, Johanna; Drummond, Damon
Describes and evaluates the design and development of an interactive multimedia simulation package for management education called Business Simulation which combines the concepts of case study methods with business simulation games. It is designed to provide students with skills-based training in human resources management, particularly…
This paper focuses on the education and training of business coaches, specifically at the Masters/graduate level. The paper first reviews the knowledge and skills required of business coaches, comparing the recommendations of professional associations and the literature. Next the paper reviews the approaches to education which are best suited to…
Pardue, Mary Jane
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…
General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langua...
General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...
General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...
La prochaine session se déroulera du 04 octobre 2004 au 11 février 2005 (interruption de 3 semaines à Noël). Ces cours s'adressent à toute personne travaillant au CERN ainsi qu'à leur conjoint. Pour vous inscrire et voir tout le détail des cours proposés, consultez nos pages Web : http://cern.ch/Training Vous pouvez aussi contacter M. Liptow, tél. 72957. General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants ...
The procedures used to operate the water loop of the Institute of Nuclear Enginering (IEN) in Brazil are presented. The aim is to help future operators of the training water loop in the operation technique and in a better comprehension of the phenomena occured during the execution of an experience. (E.G.)
Full Text Available Abstract Where unethical business decision-making arises from failures of ethical perception, there is an important role for ethical training and decision-making tools. These may help business people to consider all relevant issues when assessing the ethical status of potential decisions. Ethical training programmes give business people a basic understanding of the principles which underlie ethical judgements and equip them with many of the necessary skills for dealing with the ethical dilemmas which they face in their jobs. Similarly, ethical decision-making tools may guide managers through the various ethical considerations which are relevant to business decision-making and help them to develop their ethical-perceptual skills. Furthermore, by establishing and reinforcing good ethical decision-making practices, training programmes and decision-making tools may also reduce the incidence of self-consciously unethical decision-making. A new approach to improving the ethical quality of business decision-making by the use of computerized business ethics expert systems is proposed. These systems have the potential to guide business people through a process of ethical evaluation while simultaneously fulfilling an educational role, thus providing many of the benefits of both training programmes and decision-making tools. While the prospect of a computer system which could simply make ethical judgements for business people is both unrealistic and undesirable, a system which leads human decision-makers through a structured assessment process has the potential for genuine benefits. Keywords: Expert Systems, Ethical Decision Making
Mihai R?zvan Constantin BARBU; Radu Florin OGARC?; C?t?lin Mihail BARBU
In this paper we analyzed the branding in small business. Using a desk research on Internet and the press we have identified the practices small businesses use to enhance their brand and the brand dynamics in small business. Our main contribution is that we tried to figure out the strategy of branding in small business. This need further to be investigated in order to understand how branding works in small business and to better capture the role of branding in small business.
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…
WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS? Electric Users, regulators, vendors, suppliers, or our own employees? The answer is ALL exclamation point They are all customers. Regardless if they are external or internal customers, one must focus on quality of service delivery in order to maintain customer satisfaction. The most successful companies are quickly realizing that managing SERVICE EX NCE is our only future. For the next decade, the issue of service quality will exceed the issue of productivity. It is very easy to see that the business behind a utility is serving our electric consumers. However, internal customer service - service excellence to employees inside a company is the foundation for success. This paper describes a training program that is being implemented across Duke Power for employees on internal customer service. How we provide service to each other within a company impacts service quality to our external customers. This training refocuses behaviors and perceptions so to concentrate on quality service delivery to our internal customers - our employees. We all have positive and negative experiences with obtaining quality service by either external organizations or internal employees. Therefore, we start with a common foundation. Whether it be a supplier, vendor, or a station administrative group, we have experienced either excellent or poor customer service. All of us have potential in managing the delivery of excellent customer service. However, many of us may need new perspectives so to add depth with which we view and manage service excellence to our internal customers
For the past six years, Westinghouse has used a Road Map process to direct technology development in a way that integrates the efforts of our businesses to addresses the needs of our customers and respond to significant drivers in the evolving business environment. As the nuclear industry experiences a resurgence, it is ever more necessary that we increase our planning horizon to 10-15 years in the future so as to meet the expectations of our customers. In the Future Point process, driven by the methods of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Westinghouse considers multiple possible future scenarios to plan long term evolutionary and revolutionary development that can reliably create the major products and services of the future market. the products and services of the future stretch the imagination from what we provide today. However, the journey to these stretch targets prompts key development milestones that will help deliver ideas useful for nearer term products. (Author) 1 refs
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)
I Ketut Santra
Full Text Available The aim of the research is improving the teaching method in entrepreneurship subject. This research adopted the competency based training (CBT into the entrepreneurship. The major task in this research is formulated and designed the entrepreneurship competency. Entrepreneurship competency indicated by Personal, Strategic and Situational and Business competence. All of entrepreneurship competences are described into sub topic of competence. After designing and formulating the game and simulation the research continuing to implement the competency based training in the real class. The time consumed to implementing the CBT one semester, starting on September 2006 to early February 2007. The lesson learnt from the implementation period, the CBT could improve the student competence in Personal, Situational Strategic and Business. The three of the competencies are important for the success entrepreneur. It is a sign of application of “Kurikulum Berbasis Kompetensi”. There are many evidences to describe the achievement of the CBT in entrepreneurship subject. Firstly, physically achievement, that all of the student’s business plan could became the real business. The evidences are presented by picture of the student’s real business. Secondly theoretically achievement, that the Personal, Situational Strategic and Business competence statistically have significant relation with Business Plan even Real Business quality. The effect of the Personal, Situational Strategic and Business competence to Business Plan quality is 84.4%. and, to the Real Business quality 77.2%. The statistic’s evidence suggests that the redesign of the entrepreneurship subject is the right way. The content of the entrepreneur competence (Personal, Situational and Strategic and Business competence have impact to the student to conduct and running for own business.
Parikshit K. Basu
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.
Hvolby, H.H.; Trienekens, J.H.
Four main frameworks for intercompany relationships (SCOR, CPFR, ISA95 and OAG) are discussed and compared. The link between the frameworks and different supply chain integration applications such as ERP, CRM and VMI are pictured. Finally the state-of-the-art, future state and challenges of the supply chain integration applications are discussed. It is concluded that the main challenge with respect to frameworks supporting business systems integration is to extend them with implementation fun...
Mandelman, Federico S.; Zlate, Andrei
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...
This project describes the business plan about the software solution FutureBOX.TV. This is a software that solution enables users to broadcast, manage and control (rich) media content globally on the web and/or over a network of digital signs. The Portuguese software company Viatecla is planning to launch this product initially in the Portuguese tourism sector with the focus on Travel agencies. This plan serves as a basis for a discussion.
López-Messa, J B; Martín-Hernández, H; Pérez-Vela, J L; Molina-Latorre, R; Herrero-Ansola, P
The importance of cardiac arrest as a health problem makes training in resuscitation a topic of great interest. It is necessary to enhance resuscitation training for all citizens, starting in schools and institutes, targeting teachers and nurses for training, to in turn become future trainers. The model of short courses with video-instruction and the use of mannequins is useful for the dissemination of resuscitation techniques. Liberalization of the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and reduction of the training requirements in basic life support and AED for those non-health professionals who can use them, seems appropriate. Training must be improved in schools of medicine and nursing schools at undergraduate level. Health professionals should be trained according to their needs, with emphasis on non-technical skills such as leadership and teamwork. The model based on the use of trainers and low-fidelity mannequins remains a basic and fundamental element in training. Training through performance evaluation is a technique that should be implemented in all areas where cases of cardiac arrest are seen and the healthcare team has intervened. Simulation appears to be defined as the current and future modality for training in various medical areas, including of course the important field of resuscitation. Lastly, research in resuscitation training should be considered an example of translational science, where rigorous studies of skill acquisition with outcome measures serve to transfer the results to the clinical environment for analysis of their impact upon patient care. PMID:21543134
Nicholson, Carolyn Y.; DeMoss, Michelle
Organizations and society at large recognize that ethically and socially responsible behavior plays a crucial role in good business practices. This realization has led employers to expect and demand that business schools facilitate the training of students in ethics and social responsibility. However, research is mixed on how well business schools…
Abstract The aim of this Bachelor’s thesis was to introduce the usage of an open source content management system Drupal in building small or medium scale web applications. In this thesis Drupal was used to build an application for an e-commerce site for Hmcraft. This Thesis depicts how Hmcraft will be established, their business strategy, product strategy and the marketing strategy. The thesis identifies the advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce business and the future plans of...
Janse van Rensburg, Antonie C.
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...
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...
Cole, Ryan Thomas; de Paor, Donal Richard
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...
Combining the resources of the US Small Business Administration (SBA), several major corporate sponsorships, including IBM and GTE, and more than 60 SBA-affiliated women's resource centers nation-wide, the Women's Business Center strives to help female entrepreneurs succeed in the realm of business. The Learning about Business section contains a large tutorial about the rudimentary aspects of business. Running Your Business is another large section devoted to day-to-day aspects of business including sections on management, finance, marketing, technology, and procurement. Information Exchange contains discussions, events, and advice. Resources includes a large database of business-related sites, searchable by topic and US state, as well as links to Women's Business Centers, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, Small Business Development Centers, and Business Information Centers.
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
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.
German Language Proficiency among Students of Business and Management in the Czech Republic and its Perception: The Importance of German Language Skills on the Labour Market and the Role of Universities in Foreign Language Training
Full Text Available This paper presents the results of an empirical study designed to map German language proficiency among students at Czech universities of business and management. The results of this empirical survey can be summarised as follows. First, the ability of students at Czech universities of business and management to communicate in German is poor, and exceeds the general German language proficiency of the Czech population only to an insignificant extent. Second, the school environment (the opportunity to learn the language, compulsory subject, language study motivation has a decisive influence on the respondents’ ability to communicate in German. Third, nearly three-quarters of the respondents perceive German as a language that is very or rather important for their profession and career growth. Fourth, almost two-thirds of the respondents consider the role played by a university of business and management in the improvement of German language proficiency rather or very important. In conclusion, the study proposes directions for the potential development of the national educational system in the area of German language proficiency of university graduates in business and management in the Czech Republic, with an emphasis on the concept of content and language integrated learning (CLIL. We believe that the survey results are also very important from the point of view of enterprises operating in the Czech Republic because of the very close economic relations between the Czech Republic and German-speaking countries.
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.
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
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
Kalyan Prasad Das,
Full Text Available The paper describes a case study on SkillDevelopment Training Programme(SDP which was conductedin the state of Odisha, India between Feb’2009 to Dec’2009.Thepaper discusses the different aspects of training in context ofmass training programme like this. The training outcomesprovide encouraging dimensions which can be considered whiledesigning such training programme in future in any developingand developed area.
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Tanev, Stoyan; Bontchev, Boyan; Ruskov, Petko
Creation of business plans helps entrepreneurs in managing identification of business opportunities and committing necessary resources for process evolution. Applying patterns in business plan creation facilitates the identification of effective solutions that were adopted in the past and may provide a basis for adopting similar solutions in the future within given business context. The article presents the system design of an information portal for business plan cocreation based on patterns....
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.
Tsusoff, Anna Business intelligencen onnistumisen mittaaminen Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2010, 25 s. Tietojärjestelmätiede, kandidaatin -tutkielma Ohjaaja: Makkonen, Pekka Tässä tutkielmassa on tarkoituksena kirjallisuuden perusteella selvittää business intelligencen onnistumiseen vaikuttavia tekijöitä sekä tarkastella miten business intelligncen onnistumista voidaan mitata. Business intelligencen onnistumiseen vaikuttavat monet seikat. Keskeistä on saada johd...
Estrategias para Acercar la Tecnología de Identificación por Radiofrecuencia a la Formación de Futuros Ingenieros Industriales / Strategies to Bring Radio Frequency Identification Technology to the Training of Future Industrial Engineers
Alejandro, Alvarez-Marin; Mauricio, Castillo-Vergara.
Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo presentar la tecnología de identificación por radio frecuencia y determinar estrategias que sirvan para incorporarla a la formación de los futuros ingenieros industriales. Se analizó el funcionamiento y orígenes de la tecnología y se realizo una revisión de la litera [...] tura existente sobre sus aplicaciones. Luego se identificó su relación con áreas de conocimiento incluidas en el programa de Ingeniería Industrial (ciencias básicas, ciencias de la ingeniería, asignaturas de especialidad) y se analizaron las estrategias de adopción de la tecnología en las distintas actividades que desarrollan los estudiantes de Ingeniería Industrial en su formación profesional. Se concluye que las instituciones de educación superior tienen una gran oportunidad de potenciar su línea de acción al incorporar esta tecnología en la resolución de problemas de procesos empresariales y organizacionales, considerando su directa relación con las necesidades de la sociedad actual. Abstract in english This study aims to understand the technology of radio frequency identification and to determine strategies that could serve to incorporate it to the formation of future industrial engineers. The functioning and origins of the technology also performed an applications presented in the literature were [...] reviewed. Its relation to areas of knowledge included in the Industrial Engineering Curriculum was identified (basic sciences, engineering sciences, specialty subjects) and strategies for technology adoption in the various activities performed by the students of Industrial Engineering were analyzed. It is concluded that higher education institutions have a great opportunity to enhance its line of action by incorporating this technology in the solving business problems and organizational processes, considering its direct relation to the need of the present society.
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.
The Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration (discussed in the September 25, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) profiles small businesses in all states for 1995-1997 and small businesses in the entire US for 1997 at this site. The profiles are snapshot views that include such topics as the number of businesses, income, minority businesses, turnover, finance, job growth, and industries. As such, they can help users quickly and easily gauge the state of small business in a state, a region, or the United States as a whole.
This is the first of several lessons on starting a small business. This class is intended for adults entrepreneurs who may be thinking of starting a business. This lesson gives economic information on small businesses. It also provides information to help the student determine whether they are ready to be a business owner and whether their particular business could succeed. QUESTION: If you were to start a small business or home occupation, what would it be? Create a document giving a brief description of a potential business idea. (You will not be required to share the information with class members.) LESSON: Please read the following articles. 1. Go to the ...
Trindade, Marta Rodrigues dos Santos Jordão
Facing financing challenges, NGOs need alternative ways to be independent and self-sustainable. This project aims to provide a hybrid option for an NGO for Development called WACT complementing its social projects with commercial activities. In a form of a business plan, there are here outlined all the steps and decisions for this NGO to enter the training market in a competitive way assuring it to get high levels of revenues that will lately be allocated to the NGO.s social projects. This pr...
"Venture – Companies for tomorrow" is a business plan competition, which supports students and other junior entrepreneurs in developing their business plans. The sixth edition of the competition is now taking place. Venture 2008 highlights: - prize money totalling CHF 150’000; - possibility to optimize business ideas and business plans with the help of experienced coaches: around 200 coaches are available, with a wide range of backgrounds, entrepreneurs as well as venture capitalists; -\tpossibility to present business ideas and business plans to potential investors ("Investor Days" - 17 January and 7 May); - active involvement in the start-up community; -\tcontribution to potential independence. The competition consists of two phases: Phase I, Business idea, Deadline for submission of business idea: 5 December 2007 (online at http://www.venture.ch). Award Ceremony: 17 January 2008 Phase II, Business plan Deadline for submission of business plan: 2 April 2008 (online at...
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
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.
Smart Business Supersite provides "how-to" business information. This site houses a large, searchable database of business-related articles that are organized into general categories such as franchising, management and human resource management. Some of these articles were written exclusively for the Smart Business Supersite. Also available are special sections on resources for job seekers and employers, and information on doing business on the Internet.
Leenders, M.A.A.M.; Waarts, E.
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...
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
Jensen, Peter Hjuler; HillestrØm, Adam
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.
Amir Bonakdar; Tobias Weiblen; Christina Di Valentin; Theresa Zeißner; Anton Pussep; Markus Schief
Fast changing business environments often force companies to rethink and renew their established business model. Often though, decisions to make changes to the current business model are made too late, when the current business is already struggling. One way to overcome this challenge is to continuously monitor business processes in operations and to adjust the business model according to changes in business processes. This paper clarifies the influence of business processes on the business m...
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
Silvia, Novaes Zilber; José Braz, de Araújo.
Full Text Available Organizations have been taking advantage of e-business as an innovative opportunity to improve business results, but small companies have not been adopting this tool as quickly as large corporations. There are several studies on the adoption of e-business in developed countries, but there are fewer [...] studies in emerging Latin American countries. Thus, the goal of this study was to describe the business model of small companies that have adopted e-business (an innovation to this segment) in an emerging Latin American country. For that, we used a quantitative approach trough a survey data. Main results: the owners/shareholders play a central role in making decisions about the adoption of e-business; the main value delivered from using the internet was improved brand and/or product awareness. The companies using e-business achieved increase in business and an expanded geographic scope of sales. The main difficulties encountered were training personnel to work on the internet and defining which web activities can lead to achieve strategic objectives.
Silvia Novaes Zilber
Full Text Available Organizations have been taking advantage of e-business as an innovative opportunity to improve business results, but small companies have not been adopting this tool as quickly as large corporations. There are several studies on the adoption of e-business in developed countries, but there are fewer studies in emerging Latin American countries. Thus, the goal of this study was to describe the business model of small companies that have adopted e-business (an innovation to this segment in an emerging Latin American country. For that, we used a quantitative approach trough a survey data. Main results: the owners/shareholders play a central role in making decisions about the adoption of e-business; the main value delivered from using the internet was improved brand and/or product awareness. The companies using e-business achieved increase in business and an expanded geographic scope of sales. The main difficulties encountered were training personnel to work on the internet and defining which web activities can lead to achieve strategic objectives.
Marinela MIRCEA; Anca ANDREESCU
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...
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...
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...
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.
The present study aims to analyze the current global context to capture the characteristics of the new type of volatile and turbulent business environment in which companies must operate nowdays and to bring some propositions in order to guide managers in designing or redesigning business models to achieve flexibility. The central message of this paper, that is a point of view one, is that, nowdays but also in the future, business models that are based on strategic, organizational and operati...
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)
Young Persons' Education, Training and Employment Outcomes with Special Reference to Early School Leavers. A Report Prepared for the Business Council of Australia and Dusseldorp Skills Forum by Applied Economics.
Australian researchers investigated the education training outcomes of young people (age 15-19 years), focusing on early school leavers. Data came from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the National Center for Vocational and Educational Research. About one-third of the 270,000 students who leave school each year leave before 12th grade. The…
General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). 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 Nathalie Dumeaux, tel. 78144. Oral Expression The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to enhance their speaking skills. There will be on average of 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is designed for people w...
General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). 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 Nathalie Dumeaux, tel. 78144. Oral Expression The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to enhance their speaking skills. There will be an average of 8 participants per class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays, etc., depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is designed for people ...
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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.
London firemen are concerned about the safety of trains transporting nuclear waste in flasks through London. In 1979 the London Fire Brigade's Union called for more information as to when the trains run, basic training in dealing with radioactive fires, better equipment to tackle fires and for the stopping of nuclear trains. The 1988 position is reviewed. It is concluded that there has been little change. No training exercises have been arranged and the instructions given to firefighters are to wait for experts from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority should a fire occur. The Fire Brigades are still not informed of the movement of the trains, and improvements in equipment are in dosimetry, not in personnel protection. (U.K.)
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
Tiffany, Paul; Barrow, Colin
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
The Business Eccountant, published by BusinessEd.net, offers an excellent weekly round-up of business and economics related news from around the world. Geared towards college educators and librarians, this newsletter offers headlines and links to top business stories from international news sources along with financial results; articles on corporate governance; currency, interest rates, and global economy summaries; and a company profile. While all users may read via the Web, academics may register to receive a weekly email update. Intelligent and current, The Business Eccountant is a stellar business and economics current awareness and news resource. But what is an "Eccountant"?
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)
Johnson, David W.; Bartholomew, Kimberly W.; Miller, Duane
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…
Troxell, D E
For industrial ecology to become a reality and flourish, many talents must be integrated into a single system. Basically, there are four types of technologists who must be brought together to create a system: (i) technical specialists-those that can take the state of knowledge to the state of the art and eventually to the state of practice; (ii) technical "generalists"-those that can integrate diverse technologies into a comprehensive solution; (iii) technical managers-those that can lead technical efforts to an optimal solution (these people must have management skills in their area); and (iv) program managers-those that can understand and merge the overall efforts of technology, business, schedule, and finance. The initial questions for industrial ecology in the 1990s are: Do these people presently exist in industry? What will be needed to bring new people (recent graduates) into the field of industrial ecology? For this decade, the people who will develop and lead the concept of industrial ecology are presently in industry. However, certainly few, if any, today understand the concept of industrial ecology as a system issue. Training will be needed for these practitioners of the 1990s so that the overall goal and the mechanism for achieving industrial ecology are understood. A three-tiered approach is presented to define the education/training needed, to conduct training on an industry basis, and then to initiate the training to be done within a corporation. The three tiers propose the use of universities, professional societies, and industry groups. Having universities participate in the training of the 1990s industrial ecologists will give universities insight to the development of industrial ecology, and access to industry needs so that curriculum can be initiated to educate the industrial ecologists of the future. PMID:11607267
Takes a critical look at past evaluation efforts on business simulation games and suggests some concrete guidelines for meaningful evaluation of such games in the future. Thirteen references are appended. (Author/LLS)
Araujo, Virginia Maria; Vazquez, Jose Ayude
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a viable option for some companies bearing their business processes. There is a considerable adoption rate, with companies already using more than two services for over two years. However, while some companies have plans to put more business processes supported by these services in the near future, others do not know if they will. They have several concerns regarding the software providers service level. These concerns are mainly technical and...
Anders Bille Jensen
Full Text Available Purpose: Different applications and conceptualizations of the business model concept have created discussions on what it actually is. The purpose of this paper is twofold: 1 to establish an overview of current usages of the business model construct, its nature and role in theory building, and – building on this - 2 to derive guiding principles applicable for achieving better clarity of the business model construct in future research. Design/methodology: Variances in roles, nature and forms of current and diverse applications of the business model concept are discussed from a vertical and a horizontal dimension. Based on the analysis, key issues for achieving construct clarity are proposed. Findings: This paper 1 demonstrates that there are at least three levels of understanding business models (general, conceptual and as a research construct, 2 that the business model construct is heavily influenced by the research view, 3 that the establishment of specific constructs can be informed by the existing literature, and 4 discusses how the emergent business model concept can be strengthened. Implications: Different and complementary business model perspectives may provide a better understanding and reflection of reality than a single, general and detailed definition. For specific applications, definitions need to explicitly clarify the particular role, nature and boundaries of the business model. Originality/value: The paper provides a methodological contribution in the discussion on business model definitions by adding clarity on the value of the multi-levels and multi-views of current understandings as well as contributing on how to create specific constructs.
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.
Gunn, R A; Kazemek, E A
The traditional factors that influence employee motivation and morale remain important in healthcare organizations. However, the nursing staff tends to be more self-motivated than many employees in other occupations because of values that are intrinsic to the nursing profession. When the humanist values of the nursing profession conflict or compete with business values, erosion of nursing morale and motivation may result with attendant employee "burnout" that undermines the organization's business objectives. There are several steps that both management and nursing educators can take to lessen the cultural conflict and avert motivational breakdowns. The future may teach us that an ideal blend of business and humanist values may result in a situation where good business decisions are good humanist decisions, and vice versa. PMID:10275455
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
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.
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)
Full Text Available Current research indicates that the significant global expenditure on information systems (IS is increasing and will continue to grow. It is very likely that in the future, organization will continue to invest heavily in IS. It has been suggested that IS will further expand so that societies and organizationsin the future will depend on global IS infrastructures, that knowledge management will become the key to managerial and professional knowledge and that telecommunication networks will create virtual organizations, businesses, markets and opportunities. Against this background there is a concern that many IS projects do not meet business objectives. Consequently, we analysie a model of IS business success as a solution for both responsible evaluation of alternate investments and realistic project management.
Larsson, Linnéa; Massart, Catherine
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 Sustainability. ...
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 relatio...
Hayes, Tom; Cargile, Jill
This paper discusses the use of standardized testing in a university-based executive training program in Japan. The program is an English language, cross-cultural, and business training program offered to Japanese and Chinese businesspersons preparing to enter the international business world. Reports on students, sent to their companies,…
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
The Region 5 GIS Business Plan (Lockheed Martin & Region 5, 1998) was developed to provide a framework for growth and development of the Region's Geographic Information System. The plan provides background on the current and future utilization of GIS in the Region and recommends...
Lipsey, Mark W.
Outlines a few items of "unfinished business" in the profession of evaluation, focusing on outcome evaluation, also called impact evaluation. No issue related to the future of evaluation seems more important than that of finding routine methods to assess the impact of everyday practical programs on the social conditions they address. Also…
Leoncio F. Barlan Jr.
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.