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  1. 75 FR 4100 - Affirmative Fair Housing, Marketing (AFHM) Plan-Multifamily Housing, Affirmative Fair Housing...

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    2010-01-26

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Affirmative Fair Housing, Marketing (AFHM) Plan-Multifamily Housing, Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) Plan-Single Family Housing and Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) Plan... lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Affirmative Fair Housing, Marketing (AFHM) Plan...

  2. Marketing strategy for private housing market in Thailand

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    Limcharoen, P.

    2005-01-01

    Marketing is an important part of a business strategy. A company develops a marketing strategy to match their resources and capabilities to customer's changing needs and wants, at a profit. This paper presents the marketing strategy of housing companies in the high-end market segment of Thai private housing market. The framework includes the 4Ps marketing mix and relationship marketing. The 4Ps marketing mix concerns product, price, promotion and place element of house products and services w...

  3. Challenges for Large Housing Estates

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    Vestergaard, Hedvig

    This paper examines policies and improvement programmes implemented to improve troubled housing estates during three decades. It is based on evaluations of implemented programmes conducted for the Danish ministry of housing and the National Building Fund as well as similar studies from other...... European countries. Case studies illustrate local developments and outcomes and are the base for questioning the original identification of problems and thus the chosen solutions. Perspectives for current policy initiatives in the field of troubled housing estates are discussed in a general housing market...

  4. Challenges for Large Housing Estates

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    Vestergaard, Hedvig

    This paper examines policies and improvement programmes implemented to improve troubled housing estates during three decades. It is based on evaluations of implemented programmes conducted for the Danish ministry of housing and the National Building Fund as well as similar studies from other...... European countries. Case studies illustrate local developments and outcomes and are the base for questioning the original identification of problems and thus the chosen solutions. Perspectives for current policy initiatives in the field of troubled housing estates are discussed in a general housing market...

  5. Housing Markets and School Financing

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    Loubert, Linda

    2005-01-01

    As school quality improves, does the housing market reflect buyers' perception of that change? In 1993, Texas implemented Senate Bill 7 (S.B. 7), commonly known as the Robin Hood financing of local schools, wherein some of the property tax revenues from wealthy school districts are redistributed to less wealthy districts. Data from Dallas County…

  6. Discretionary profit in subsidised housing markets

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    Nentjes, A; Schopp, W

    In the subsidised housing sector, building corporations can use their market power as purchasers to raise output of subsidised housing to a level higher than it is with perfect competition on both sides of the market. This holds true if the building society is perfectly X-efficient, The proposition

  7. POST-CRISIS HOUSING MARKET PROBLEMS

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    A. L. Sadikov

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available At present, Russian housing market is characterized, on one hand, with acute shortage of dwellings for absolute majority of the population and on the other hand, with existence of many obstacles that block the market to develop so as to solve this problem. Housing market development trends are discussed along with due consideration of the state housing policy. There are several main directions of this development: increasing scope of little-story and economy class buildings, increased use of resource-saving technologies and widening the practice of public-private partnership. At the same time, state financial support to housing construction is planned to get gradually decreased.

  8. VA's expansion of supportive housing: successes and challenges on the path toward Housing First.

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    Austin, Erika Laine; Pollio, David E; Holmes, Sally; Schumacher, Joseph; White, Bert; Lukas, Carol Vandeusen; Kertesz, Stefan

    2014-05-01

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is transitioning to a Housing First approach to placement of veterans in permanent supportive housing through the use of rental vouchers, an ambitious organizational transformation. This qualitative study examined the experiences of eight VA facilities undertaking this endeavor in 2012. A multidisciplinary team interviewed facility leadership, midlevel managers, and frontline staff (N=95 individuals) at eight VA facilities representing four U.S. regions. The team used a semistructured interview protocol and the constant comparative method to explore how individuals throughout the organizations experienced and responded to the challenges of transitioning to a Housing First approach. Frontline staff faced challenges in rapidly housing homeless veterans because of difficult rental markets, the need to coordinate with local public housing authorities, and a lack of available funds for move-in costs. Staff sought to balance their time spent on housing activities with intensive case management of highly vulnerable veterans. Finding low-demand sheltering options (that is, no expectations regarding sobriety or treatment participation, as in the Housing First model) for veterans waiting for housing presented a significant challenge to implementation of Housing First. Facility leadership supported Housing First implementation through resource allocation, performance monitoring, and reliance on midlevel managers to understand and meet the challenges of implementation. The findings highlight the considerable practical challenges and innovative solutions arising from a large-scale effort to implement Housing First, with particular attention to the experiences of individuals at all levels within an organization.

  9. The Influences of Relationship Marketing in the Housing Brokerage Market

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    Tsung-Ju Yang

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Many companies and salesmen try to build and maintain long-term relationship with their customer. The influences of relationship marketing activities are important issue of the housing brokerage Market. The aims of study are to learn the impacts of relationship marketing on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in the housing brokerage Market. The researchers survey the customers and use the regression analysis method to test the relationships between relationship marketing, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in Taiwan. The research results show that the relationship marketing positively impacts on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, then customer satisfaction positively impacts on customer loyalty. Customer satisfaction plays a mediating role between relationship marketing and customer loyalty. Besides, the study confirm that brokers’ expertise moderates the relationship of relationship marketing process. The findings suggest that the brokers’ relationship marketing and expertise empirically impact on the customers.

  10. Data-driven regionalization of housing markets

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    Helbich, M.; Brunauer, W.; Hagenauer, J.; Leitner, M.

    2013-01-01

    This article presents a data-driven framework for housing market segmentation. Local marginal house price surfaces are investigated by means of mixed geographically weighted regression and are reduced to a set of principal component maps, which in turn serve as input for spatial regionalization. The

  11. Fear and Loathing in the Housing Market

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    Chauvet, Marcelle; Gabriel, Stuart; Lutz, Chandler

    in determination of national and city-specific housing returns, the VIX, foreclosures, and returns on subprime mortgage credit-default swaps. Further, the effects of housing distress on returns are asymmetric and stronger during times of crisis. Overall, results suggest that real estate and related markets...

  12. Fear and Loathing in the Housing Market

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    Chauvet, Marcelle; Gabriel, Stuart; Lutz, Chandler

    in the determination of subprime mortgage credit-default swaps, the VIX, foreclosures, and national or city-specific housing returns. Further, the effects of housing distress on returns are asymmetric and stronger during times of crisis. Overall, results suggest that real estate and related markets are highly...

  13. Data-driven regionalization of housing markets

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    Helbich, M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/370530349; Brunauer, W.; Hagenauer, J.; Leitner, M.

    2013-01-01

    This article presents a data-driven framework for housing market segmentation. Local marginal house price surfaces are investigated by means of mixed geographically weighted regression and are reduced to a set of principal component maps, which in turn serve as input for spatial regionalization. The

  14. How bloated is the Dutch housing market?

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    Francke, M.K.

    2010-01-01

    Is the Dutch housing market overvalued and, if so, to what degree? Are the home prices too steep in comparison to other economic data, such as interest rates and income? Can we expect a bubble to burst, causing a collapse of the market similar to what has happened in the United States of America? Af

  15. How "Animal Spirits" Wrecked the Housing Market

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    Akerlof, George A.; Shiller, Robert J.

    2009-01-01

    Real-estate markets are almost as volatile as stock markets. Prices of agricultural land, of commercial real estate, and of homes and condominiums have gone through a series of huge bubbles, as if people never learned from the previous ones. Such events--in particular the recent housing bubble--are driven by what John Maynard Keynes called animal…

  16. Fear and Loathing in the Housing Market

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    Chauvet, Marcelle; Gabriel, Stuart; Lutz, Chandler

    in determination of national and city-specific housing returns, the VIX, foreclosures, and returns on subprime mortgage credit-default swaps. Further, the effects of housing distress on returns are asymmetric and stronger during times of crisis. Overall, results suggest that real estate and related markets......We use Google search data to develop a broad-based and real-time index of housing distress. Unlike established indicators, this new Housing Distress Index (HDI) directly reflects sentiment revealed through search queries. Research findings indicate that the HDI provides important new insights...

  17. 24 CFR 200.625 - Affirmative fair housing marketing plan.

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    2010-04-01

    ... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO FHA PROGRAMS Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Regulations § 200.625 Affirmative fair housing marketing plan. Each applicant for participation in FHA housing... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Affirmative fair housing...

  18. The complexity of economic equilibria for house allocation markets

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    Fekete, Sándor P.; Skutella, Martin; Woeginger, Gerhard J.

    2003-01-01

    We prove NP-completeness of deciding the existence of an economic equilibrium in so-called house allocation markets. House allocation markets are markets with indivisible goods in which every agent holds exactly one copy of some good.

  19. Factorial Analysis of Albanian Housing Market

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    Luciana Kabello Koprencka

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Housing market and housing price dynamics are very important to the economy. About 65% of households in the western world and 85% of Albania's own private apartment. The market of residential estates is very complex and influenced by many factors, some of which are hard to be measured. Such factors include handling of taxes and remittances. The analysis of such factors becomes more complicated by the interference of temporary trends during the period that some explanatory variables have at their disposal. This generates an important identification problem, which prevents the accurate evaluation of long-term changes in the housing prices. The data used in this study are extracted from reports of Bank of Albania, INSTAT, IMF and newspaper “Celes” as well as from surveys to individual purchasers, investors and developers. Through the model it is analyzed the development of residential estates‟ market compared to the historical trend of housing prices and to the theoretical determinant. The econometric model used is a generalized multiple regression equation. The model allows us to see the dynamic interaction between the housing prices and the variables selected according to hypotheses on the very complex economic structure associated with this market.

  20. Tax policy, housing and the labour market

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    Jensen, Svend Erik Hougaard; Nielsen, Søren Bo; Pedersen, Lars Haagen

    1996-01-01

    This paper develops an intertemporal simulation model designed to analyse tax policies in a small open economy. Within a finite horizon, overlapping generations framework, we introduce imperfect competition in the labour market, consumption and construction of durables in the form of housing units...

  1. Leaving home and entering the housing market.

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    Clark, W.A.V.; Mulder, C.H.

    2000-01-01

    We use a multinomial choice model of owning a home, owning a trailer, or renting to examine the housing-market entry of young adults in the USA after they have left the parental home. We also model the choice between renting independently and sharing with roommates. We show that the likelihood of be

  2. Changing Prices in a Weak Housing Market

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    Xu Dianqing

    2008-01-01

    @@ First, the adjustment in housing prices are in some cases just a regular marketing strategy. Speculation is restrained by macrocontrol policies, which naturally slows down a price increase.It is also predictable that some unreasonably high prices will need to be readjusted.

  3. Secondary mortgage market (SMM): Is it right for financing housing ...

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    Secondary mortgage market (SMM): Is it right for financing housing in Ghana? ... PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH ... However, the fast growing capital market of Ghana offers an opportunity for sustainable housing finance in ...

  4. Reading Market Challenges

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    YAO BIN

    2010-01-01

    @@ Though a late starter, China's electronic reader (e-reader) market is growing explosively. This year, e-reader sales in China are expected to reach 3 million units from 300,000 in 2009-20 percent of the global total. U.S. research firm DisplaySearch forecasts China will overtake the United States as the world's largest e-reader market before 2015, by virtue of its large population.

  5. Social housing provision in the Italian region of Lombardy: Between market, state and community

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    Urbani, S.; Van Bortel, G.A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes social housing developments in Lombardy, one of the most affluent regions in the Italy. Housing policy in Italy is mainly the responsibility of the Regions. We discuss the challenges of social housing provision and the interplay between market, state, community and third sector

  6. Social housing provision in the Italian region of Lombardy: Between market, state and community

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    Urbani, S.; Van Bortel, G.A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes social housing developments in Lombardy, one of the most affluent regions in the Italy. Housing policy in Italy is mainly the responsibility of the Regions. We discuss the challenges of social housing provision and the interplay between market, state, community and third sector

  7. 7 CFR 3560.626 - Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan. 3560.626 Section 3560.626 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING... § 3560.626 Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan. On-farm labor housing must meet the requirements...

  8. 7 CFR 3565.353 - Affirmative fair housing marketing.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Affirmative fair housing marketing. 3565.353 Section... fair housing marketing. As a condition of the guarantee, the lender must ensure that the lender and borrower are in compliance with the approved Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan. This plan must be...

  9. Housing market volatility in the OECD area

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    Engsted, Tom; Pedersen, Thomas Quistgaard

    2014-01-01

    Vector-autoregressive models are used to decompose housing returns in 18 OECD countries into cash flow (rent) news and discount rate (return) news over the period 1970-2011. For the jajority of countries news about future returns is the main driver, and both real interest rates and risk-premia play...... an important role in accounting for housing market volatility. Bivariate cross-country correlations and principal components analyses indicate that part of the return movements have a common factor among the majority of countries. We explain the results in terms of global changes in credit constraints...... and transations costs as well as changes in monetary policy over this period. Among other things, our results shed new light on wheather excessively low interest rates by the monetary authorities was a major cause for the housing boom up to 2006....

  10. Market challenges for steel

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    Lauprecht, W.E.; Bulla, W.

    1981-11-01

    Country-wise division of generation of high-alloyed steels, stainless steel and alloyed steel in Western Europe/the Western World. Review of expanding markets for alloyed steels on sectors like-oil field pipes, offshore structure gas- and oil transport in pipelines, coal conversion, nuclear energy, condenser tubes, solar energy, car industry, environmental protection and chemistry.

  11. Reading Market Challenges

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    Though a late starter, China’s electronic reader (e-reader) market is growing explosively. This year, e-reader sales in China are expected to reach 3 million units from 300,000 in 2009—20 percent of the

  12. Essays on local housing and real estate brokerage markets.:Essays on local housing and real estate brokerage markets.

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    Helgers, Roel

    2016-01-01

    As noted by the late housing economist John Quigley (1979), housing markets are characterized by a peculiar combination of features, such as durability, spatial fixity and multidimensional heterogeneity. The combination of these features differentiate it from other product markets and it has been shown that they have a non-negligible impact upon market outcomes in housing and real estate brokerage markets. The inherent spatial fixation and the multidimensional heterogeneity of housing units, ...

  13. HOUSING POLICIES AND MARKET FAILURES IN ONDO STATE NIGERIA

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    Afolabi Francis FATUSIN

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available One major factor that account for housing market crises in developing countries is the seeming disconnect between housing policies and housing markets in these countries. This paper examines the links between housing policy and urban housing market dynamics in context of developing world drawing from the housing market situation in selected urban centres in Ondo state of Nigeria. The data utilized were derived from the study of housing situations in the selected urban centres. Thus 180 questionnaires were administered on selected household heads and key officials of major agencies and organizations including government departments involved in housing provision and development in the state. The data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive analysis where appropriate. The study revealed that housing policies introduced over the years have had little impact on housing production and by implication urban housing market in the study cities. The study also revealed a disconnect between these policies and housing provision and trends in terms of quality, quantity, affordability and accessibility to housing. The paper argued that these were so because institutions connected to efficient functioning of these policies were inefficient, ineffective and sometime over ambitious and so more often than not, set goals were not met. The study concluded by suggesting more commitment on the part of Federal and Ondo state governments to ensure these policies dovetail to housing consumers.

  14. The impact of housing policies and housing markets on ethnic spatial segregation

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    Andersen, Hans Skifter; Andersson, Roger; Wessel, Terje

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines how ethnic segregation is connected to an ethnic division of the housing market and a spatial separation of different housing tenures in four Nordic cities. Explanations for the differences across the cities are found by comparing housing markets and housing policies....... The housing markets are in all four cities ethnically segmented with high concentrations of immigrants in some forms of tenures (especially social/public housing) and low concentrations in others. We further discuss the reasons for the observed pattern. The paper shows that the spatial distribution...... housing, while co-operative housing is crucial in the fourth. It is also shown that a policy of neighbourhood tenure mix in one of the cities has resulted in a relatively low degree of segregation in spite of high concentrations of immigrants in social/public housing....

  15. Performance House -- A Cold Climate Challenge Home

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    Puttagunta, S.; Grab, J.; Williamson, J.

    2013-08-01

    Working with builder partners on a test homes allows for vetting of whole-house building strategies to eliminate any potential unintended consequences prior to implementing these solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, CARB partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. The philosophy and science behind the 2,700 ft2 'Performance House' was based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and adapt with the homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the 'Performance House' were not cutting-edge, but simply 'best practices practiced'. The focus was on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. When seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 IECC code-built home in the cold climate zone, nearly all components of a home must be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. To help builders and architects seeking to match the performance of this home, a step-by-step guide through the building shell components of DOE's Challenge Home are provided in a pictorial story book. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a HERS Index Score of 20 (43 without PV, the minimum target was 55 for compliance). This home was also awarded the 2012 HOBI for Best Green Energy Efficient Home from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

  16. Dynamics of a Protected Housing Market: The Case of Switzerland

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    Borowiecki, Karol

    2012-01-01

    We analyze the determinants and dynamics of a highly protected housing market. Based on Swiss data for the time period 1990 to 2009 we model house prices and construction activity. We find that house prices exhibit a positive association with construction price, working age population as well as ...

  17. Housing Markets with Indifferences: A Tale of Two Mechanisms

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    H. Aziz; B. de Keijzer (Bart); B. Selman; A.J. Hoffman

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThe (Shapley-Scarf) housing market is a well-studied and fundamental model of an exchange economy. Each agent owns a single house and the goal is to reallocate the houses to the agents in a mutually beneficial and stable manner. Recently, Alcalde-Unzu and Molis (2011) and Jaramillo

  18. Monetary policy, housing investment, and heterogeneous regional markets

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    Michael Fratantoni; Scott Schuh

    2000-01-01

    This paper quantifies the importance of heterogeneity in regional housing markets for the conduct of monetary policy using a new model called an aggregation VAR (AVAR). The model integrates a national financial market with regional housing markets, imposing all exact aggregation conditions. Monetary policy is transmitted to the real economy through the mortgage rate. The AVAR model is based on linear VARs, but its aggregate impulse responses exhibit two nonlinearities: (1) time variation stem...

  19. Studies of the Prefabricated Housing Construction Market in Poland

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    Radziszewska-Zielina, Elżbieta; Gleń, Monika

    2014-11-01

    The directions of development of the construction market are not only related to the need to own one's own home but also to increasing functional and economic requirements and conditions of sustainable development. The perception and understanding of prefabrication in housing construction are undoubtedly starting to change. Sustainable construction criteria may constitute a significant turning point and support for the development of new prefabricated housing construction technologies. Entrepreneurs are slowly perceiving an opportunity for the development of prefabrication in the construction market. The implementation and popularisation of ready-made homes will undoubtedly constitute a favourable change in the Polish construction market; however, this will require a modification of habits. This article presents an historical analysis of the development of the prefabricated housing construction market as well as an attempt to answer questions concerning the future of prefabrication in housing construction in Poland based on the conducted studies.

  20. Studies of the Prefabricated Housing Construction Market in Poland

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    Radziszewska-Zielina Elżbieta

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The directions of development of the construction market are not only related to the need to own one’s own home but also to increasing functional and economic requirements and conditions of sustainable development. The perception and understanding of prefabrication in housing construction are undoubtedly starting to change. Sustainable construction criteria may constitute a significant turning point and support for the development of new prefabricated housing construction technologies. Entrepreneurs are slowly perceiving an opportunity for the development of prefabrication in the construction market. The implementation and popularisation of ready-made homes will undoubtedly constitute a favourable change in the Polish construction market; however, this will require a modification of habits. This article presents an historical analysis of the development of the prefabricated housing construction market as well as an attempt to answer questions concerning the future of prefabrication in housing construction in Poland based on the conducted studies.

  1. HOUSING MARKETS IN SELECTED EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THE USA

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    Magdalena Gostkowska-Drzewicka

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to present the changes taking place in housing markets in selected European countries and in the USA. The basic research period covers the years 1998-2009. However, wherever availability of data allowed so, we covered with our research also the years 1963-2010. The development of domestic housing markets is determined both by specific features of local markets and by macroeconomic factors influencing the economic situation. The availability of capital to finance investment is of primary importance for the changes taking place in housing markets. This factor can be expressed by the volume of mortgage debt related to GDP and inflation and the level of interest rates on mortgage loans. The evaluation of the changes occurring in domestic housing markets was based on the identification of such structural characteristics as: the volume of the housing stock, the number of ready-to-use flats, the number of issued building permits, the indices of housing prices, and the number of transactions concerning purchase of flats or houses.

  2. Crippled Housing Market Complicates Recruiting Efforts

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    Moser, Kate

    2008-01-01

    With a house languishing in the real-estate doldrums of southwestern Ohio, Edward F. Leonard III and his family have lived apart since he took over as president of Bethany College, in Kansas, nearly a year ago. Their situation is like that of many faculty members and administrators frustrated by housing prices across the country. Existing-home…

  3. Systemic risk and spatiotemporal dynamics of the US housing market

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    Meng, Hao; Xie, Wen-Jie; Jiang, Zhi-Qiang; Podobnik, Boris; Zhou, Wei-Xing; Stanley, H. Eugene

    2014-01-01

    Housing markets play a crucial role in economies and the collapse of a real-estate bubble usually destabilizes the financial system and causes economic recessions. We investigate the systemic risk and spatiotemporal dynamics of the US housing market (1975–2011) at the state level based on the Random Matrix Theory (RMT). We identify richer economic information in the largest eigenvalues deviating from RMT predictions for the housing market than for stock markets and find that the component signs of the eigenvectors contain either geographical information or the extent of differences in house price growth rates or both. By looking at the evolution of different quantities such as eigenvalues and eigenvectors, we find that the US housing market experienced six different regimes, which is consistent with the evolution of state clusters identified by the box clustering algorithm and the consensus clustering algorithm on the partial correlation matrices. We find that dramatic increases in the systemic risk are usually accompanied by regime shifts, which provide a means of early detection of housing bubbles. PMID:24413626

  4. Systemic risk and spatiotemporal dynamics of the US housing market

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    Meng, Hao; Xie, Wen-Jie; Jiang, Zhi-Qiang; Podobnik, Boris; Zhou, Wei-Xing; Stanley, H. Eugene

    2014-01-01

    Housing markets play a crucial role in economies and the collapse of a real-estate bubble usually destabilizes the financial system and causes economic recessions. We investigate the systemic risk and spatiotemporal dynamics of the US housing market (1975-2011) at the state level based on the Random Matrix Theory (RMT). We identify richer economic information in the largest eigenvalues deviating from RMT predictions for the housing market than for stock markets and find that the component signs of the eigenvectors contain either geographical information or the extent of differences in house price growth rates or both. By looking at the evolution of different quantities such as eigenvalues and eigenvectors, we find that the US housing market experienced six different regimes, which is consistent with the evolution of state clusters identified by the box clustering algorithm and the consensus clustering algorithm on the partial correlation matrices. We find that dramatic increases in the systemic risk are usually accompanied by regime shifts, which provide a means of early detection of housing bubbles.

  5. Systemic risk and spatiotemporal dynamics of the US housing market.

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    Meng, Hao; Xie, Wen-Jie; Jiang, Zhi-Qiang; Podobnik, Boris; Zhou, Wei-Xing; Stanley, H Eugene

    2014-01-13

    Housing markets play a crucial role in economies and the collapse of a real-estate bubble usually destabilizes the financial system and causes economic recessions. We investigate the systemic risk and spatiotemporal dynamics of the US housing market (1975-2011) at the state level based on the Random Matrix Theory (RMT). We identify richer economic information in the largest eigenvalues deviating from RMT predictions for the housing market than for stock markets and find that the component signs of the eigenvectors contain either geographical information or the extent of differences in house price growth rates or both. By looking at the evolution of different quantities such as eigenvalues and eigenvectors, we find that the US housing market experienced six different regimes, which is consistent with the evolution of state clusters identified by the box clustering algorithm and the consensus clustering algorithm on the partial correlation matrices. We find that dramatic increases in the systemic risk are usually accompanied by regime shifts, which provide a means of early detection of housing bubbles.

  6. Housing in China: State Governance, Market and Public Perception

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    Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Chinese house prices have been receiving huge coverage in both the domestic and the international media. Although the Chinese government has implemented many policies to control house prices, especially in the big cities, it is obvious that there is disequilibrium between demand for and supply of houses. Even though numerous housing policies have been put in place to overcome that, house prices in China are still rising. Many Chinese citizens from the low- and middle-incomes group find it difficult to purchase a house in the cities due to high house prices. This paper covers the current situation of the house prices in China, introduces the existing state of affairs about the Chinese housing market, explores a series of important reasons for high house prices, examines various public policies the Chinese government is using to control real estate, as well as reveals the citizens’ perceptions related to rising house prices. To gauge citizens’ perception of the current state of affairs in this regard, a questionnaire survey was conducted to gather information with a final sample of 256 respondents from more than ten cities of different tiers in the different regions of China.

  7. Housing Lease Market: Waiting to Be Explored

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    2007-01-01

    @@ Want to buy a house in China? As an expat, you have to wait at least one year to qualify for leasing after going through a series of complex procedures.If you are a newcomer to China or are staying heretemporarily, in the light of the high costs of hotel accommodations, perhaps renting an apartment is your best bet.

  8. New trends in the Dutch housing market

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    Boelhouwer, P.J.; Hoekstra, J.S.C.M.

    2009-01-01

    Every few years the planning agencies in the Netherlands draw up a prognosis for the future housing needs on the basis of economic and demographic scenarios. It is our contention that, in applying this approach, the agencies neglect to take sufficient account of the influence of cultural dynamics. A

  9. Auction House Boosts Mainland Arts Market

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    1994-01-01

    IN the spring of 1994, the China Guardian Auction Company Ltd., held a successful painting and calligraphy auction, which not only set records for unit price and total sales volume, but also successfully restructured its business according to international standards of the arts market. Guardian’s success has given new inspiration to the mainland arts market, which is still in the early stages. it also has renewed the enthusiasm of collectors and businessmen who are also interested in art as an investment.

  10. Women leadership in Oxford House: examining their strengths and challenges.

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    Davis, Margaret I; Dziekan, Marta M; Horin, Elizabeth V; Jason, Leonard A; Ferrari, Joseph R; Olson, Bradley D

    2006-01-01

    This study examined the perspectives and definition of leadership by women and mothers with children (n = 40) affiliated with Oxford Houses, a communal mutual-help recovery setting. Participants were asked questions relating to their experiences living in an Oxford House including the strengths and challenges encountered and how leadership impacted the stability in their house. Results illustrated the value of female leadership and highlighted the characteristics deemed important for women leaders in Oxford House, as well as some differences between these women's perception of leadership and the standard definition of leadership. The implications of the findings and how they may be useful to women's and mothers' with children houses are discussed.

  11. Dynamics of a Protected Housing Market: The Case of Switzerland

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    Borowiecki, Karol

    2012-01-01

    We analyze the determinants and dynamics of a highly protected housing market. Based on Swiss data for the time period 1990 to 2009 we model house prices and construction activity. We find that house prices exhibit a positive association with construction price, working age population as well as ...... as GDP and a negative with interest rates, whereas construction activity is positively related to working age population and GDP and negatively with construction price and interest rates. These estimates are broadly consistent with previous theoretical and empirical research....

  12. Nonprofit marketing and PR challenges

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    Nissim Bill

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available When the topic of "marketing" arises in 3 conversation, it's always interesting to hear the numerous perceptions tied to this rather straightforward concept. The full spectrum of responses includes advertising, word-of-mouth, fluff, and my personal favorite - selling something you don't need! I believe the problem with understanding marketing lies in the over-commercialization of the term and leaves business acumen strategy, and execution at the trout door.

  13. 24 CFR 888.113 - Fair market rents for existing housing: Methodology.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Fair market rents for existing housing: Methodology. 888.113 Section 888.113 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to... existing housing: Methodology. (a) Basis for setting fair market rents. Fair Market Rents (FMRs) are...

  14. Housing bubble burst or credit crunch effect? Slovenia’s housing market

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    Richard Sendi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available As defined by the Investment Dictionary, housing bubbles usually start with an increase in demand in the face of limited supply, which takes a relatively long period of time to replenish and increase. At some point, however, demand decreases or stagnates at the same time supply increases, resulting in a sharp drop in prices known as a bubble burst. During the last two decades, the Slovenian housing market has been characterised by a very high housing demand under circumstances of a limited supply, which may primarily be attributed to the effects of the housing reforms introduced in the early 1990s. As is always the case in such situations, speculators seeking huge quick profits drove house prices to unsustainable levels relative to average incomes. Like in many countries throughout the world, the situation has recently changed. Statistical records show a slight decline in the growth of house prices and there are signs of stagnation in housing demand. These developments have prompted various (contrasting viewpoints among housing experts. Some are convinced that the bubble has finally burst because house prices had reached the highest possible levels that buyers were willing to pay. On the other hand, others argue that house prices would have continued to grow had the credit crunch not occurred, which resulted in the reduced availability of mortgages and therefore depressed demand. These two viewpoints represent the main hypotheses of this discussion. This paper reviews the housing market circumstances over the last two decades and identifies facts that may substantiate or disprove these hypotheses.

  15. Marketing African Leafy Vegetables: Challenges and Opportunities ...

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    Marketing African Leafy Vegetables: Challenges and Opportunities in the ... especially in the hitherto, non-consuming segments of the society including the upper ... resources could be exploited to their disadvantage is very much a possibility.

  16. From demonstration projects to volume market: Market development for advanced housing renovation

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    Mlecnik, E.; Prendergast, E.; Rodsjo, A.; Haavik, T.; Parker, P.

    2010-01-01

    How do we get from demonstration projects to a volume market for very low energy demand in advanced housing renovation? The contributors to this report have been working with this issue for many years. Some worked in both IEA SHC Task 28 Sustainable Housing (2000-2005) and in SHC Task 37 Advanced Ho

  17. The challenge of making architecture in housing projects

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    Eskemose Andersen, Jørgen; Andreasen, Jørgen

    2013-01-01

    For the architect is is a constant challeng to deliver architeture and not just buildings. In a foreign context and essential in the developing world housing the urban poor is more about shelter than architecture as such. However even under server economic constraints good design in housing can...

  18. A heterogeneous boundedly rational expectation model for housing market

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    Andrew Y. T. LEUNG; Jia-na XU; Wing Shum TSUI

    2009-01-01

    This research aims to test the housing price dynamics when considering heterogeneous boundedly rational expectations such as naive expectation, adaptive expectation and biased belief. The housing market is investigated as an evolutionary system with heterogeneous and competing expectations. The results show that the dynamics of the expected housing price varies substantially when heterogeneous expectations are considered together with some other endogenous factors. Simulation results explain some stylized phenomena such as equilibrium or oscillation, convergence or divergence, and over-shooting or under-shooting. Furthermore, the results suggest that variation of the proportion of groups of agents is basically dependent on the selected strategies. It also indicates that control policies should be chosen carefully in consistence with a unique real estate market during a unique period since certain parameter portfolio may increase or suppress oscillation.

  19. Organ donation: a significant marketing challenge.

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    Clarke, Roberta N

    2007-01-01

    Unlike most health care markets, the organ donation market is one where patients are the marketers, prospective donors are the customers, and no payment is allowed in the exchange process. The assumption that altruistic behavior by donors would satisfy the need for organs has proven woefully untrue. As a result, those needing organs have resorted to relying on unwilling or impoverished donors, to having to promote themselves on websites which have achieved success for only small numbers of patients, or to waiting for organs which they may never receive. This remains a still unsolved marketing challenge.

  20. Rehabilitation centers: marketing analysis and future challenges.

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    Chandra, Ashish; Stroube, William B; Willis, William K

    2014-01-01

    A rehabilitation center is another form of health care organization that specializes in providing care for particular conditions of patients. Patients admitted in rehab centers range from being accident victims to those suffering with a specific illness. These organizations are becoming extremely valuable in providing patient care services. However, they have not marketed themselves as aggressively as other health care organizations. This article provides an insight regarding rehab centers and examines marketing issues using a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis. It further provides some future prospects and challenges for marketers of these organizations.

  1. Synchronisation and commonalities in metropolitan housing market cycles

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    Akimov, Alexey; Stevenson, Simon; Young, James

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines the degree of commonalities present in the cyclical behaviour of the eight largest metropolitan housing markets in Australia. Using two techniques originally in the business cycle literature we consider the degree of synchronisation present and secondly decompose the series’ into their permanent and cyclical components. Both empirical approaches reveal similar results. Sydney and Melbourne are closely related to each other and are relatively segmented from the smaller metr...

  2. Analysis of the Dynamic Relationship between Fluctuations in the Korean Housing Market and the Occurrence of Unsold New Housing Stocks

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    Younghoon Lee

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we intend to identify the characteristics of occurrence of unsold new housing stocks and draw the implications for the housing business strategy that can effectively cope with the market risk under the Korean housing market. As a result of the analysis, most of the theoretical causality of occurrence of unsold new housing stocks under the three-dimensional Korean housing market was found to correspond to the empirical analysis result. In addition, the chonsei market that produces the characteristic movement of Korean housing market had a significant relation with occurrence of unsold new housing stocks. Because of these results, it is thought that the proposed housing business strategy can effectively cope with the housing market risk. It is thought that we need to additionally examine the financial validity of the proposed housing business model by calculating the cash flow and grope for policy support measures to materialize it on the basis of the analysis result of this paper.

  3. The development of the housing market in Russian regions by the example of Saint Petersburg

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    Romaniuk Georgii Daniilovich

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the state and development of housing market in St. Petersburg during 2000-2013. Reveals the stages of the real estate market in this period, its characteristic features and trends of today. There is the growing role of the primary market in the structure of the housing market and shows its modern features and problems.

  4. EFFECTIVENESS OF CAPITAL MARKET DERIVATIVES IN HOUSING DELIVERY OF NIGERIA EMERGING MARKET

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    Bernard Adjekophori

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The capital market is unarguably the most robust institution in any economy notable for mobilizing the necessary fund for financing long-term productive project. It controls relatively large amounts of capital and represent the largest institutional providing long-term credits for capital project like real estate that requires huge capital outlay. This study therefore, attempts an investigation into the effectiveness of capital market derivatives in housing delivery in Lagos. An empirical survey research was conducted in Lagos, using a random sampling technique with a structured questionnaire to collect data from 147 respondents comprising 89 stockbrokers and 58 real estate developers in Lagos mega-city. Data collected were analyzed with SPSS using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result revealed that 56.7% of the observed variations in housing delivery (R2= 0.567; p< 0.05 is explained by capital market derivatives, which suggests that, proper utilization of capital market derivatives will enhance and improve housing delivery in Nigeria. However, this is not been adequately used by developers of real estate projects in the study. Thus, the study recommends amongst other remedial steps that a synergetic effort should be created between the capital market and real estate developers which will enhance effective housing delivery, the development of people and the Nation.

  5. "Physics-to-Market Challenges in Nanotechnology"

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    W., Dennis; Hamill

    2003-03-01

    Nanotechnologies, Inc., is a small start-up company using a high energy pulsed-plasma process for making metal and ceramic nanopowders controllable in size from 5 to 100 nanometers in diameter. The author will discuss the challenges faced by a team of physicists in moving a unique technology toward a commercial success. The author, a solid state physicist who also teaches a High-Tech Marketing course in the Business School at the University of Texas, will detail experiences and insights dealing with marketing technology based products when both the technology and the marketplace are experiencing dramatic and rapid change. Topics included from the small company perspective are; venture capital constraints, market segmentation and lead user identification, management of the gap between technology value demonstration and commercialization scaleup, strategic partner choices, core competencies, and vertical market application leverage.

  6. Fair Market Rents (Fair Market Rents For The Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program) - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA)

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — This dataset and map service provides information on Fair Market Rents (FMRs). FMRs are primarily used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice...

  7. Rollercoaster Housing Markets in Peripheral areas of Major towns in Denmark in 2000-2012

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    Haldrup, Karin; Staunstrup, Jan K.

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents preliminary findings of a research project on the owner-occupied housing market development and foreclosure in Denmark in 2007-2012 in selected areas within commuting distances of Copenhagen. While foreclosure rates increased across the country, the outer areas of the Copenhage...... of both the housing market and the housing finance system....

  8. The Downside of Marketization: A Multilevel Analysis of Housing Tenure and Types in Reform-era Urban China

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    Fu, Qiang; Zhu, Yushu; Ren, Qiang

    2015-01-01

    Based on data from the 2005 National Population Sample Survey and compiled covariates of 205 prefectures, this research adopted principal-component and multilevel-logistic analyses to study homeownership in urban China. Although the housing reform has severed the link between work units and residence, working in state sectors (government, state-owned enterprises and collective firms) remained significant in determining a household’s entitlement to reform-era housing with heavy subsidies or better qualities. While the prefecture-level index of marketization reduced local homeownership of self-built housing, affordable housing and privatized housing, its effect is moderated by cross-level interactions with income, education and working in state sectors across different types of housing. Meanwhile, the index of political and market connections promoted all types of homeownership except for self-built housing. By situating the downside of marketization within a context of urban transformation, this research not only challenges the teleological premise of the neoliberal market transition theory but calls for research on institutional dynamics and social consequences of urban transformation in China. PMID:25432608

  9. On The Economics of Energy Labels in the Housing Market

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    Brounen, D. [Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kok, N. [Maastricht University, Maastricht (Netherlands)

    2010-08-15

    The residential housing market can play an important role in the reduction of global carbon emissions. This paper reports the first evidence on the market adoption and economic implications of energy performance certificates implemented by the European Union. The results show that adoption rates are low and declining over time, coinciding with negative sentiment regarding the label in the popular media. Labels are clustered among smaller, post-war homes in neighborhoods with more difficult selling conditions. We also document that the adoption rates of energy labels have a positive relation to the number of 'green' voters during the 2006 national elections. Within the sample of labeled homes, the energy label creates transparency in the energy performance of dwellings. Our analysis shows that consumers capitalize this information into the price of their prospective homes.

  10. Neural Network Based Model for Predicting Housing Market Performance

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    Ahmed Khalafallah

    2008-01-01

    The United States real estate market is currently facing its worst hit in two decades due to the slowdown of housing sales. The most affected by this decline are real estate investors and home develop-ers who are currently struggling to break-even financially on their investments. For these investors, it is of utmost importance to evaluate the current status of the market and predict its performance over the short-term in order to make appropriate financial decisions. This paper presents the development of artificial neu-ral network based models to support real estate investors and home developers in this critical task. The pa-per describes the decision variables, design methodology, and the implementation of these models. The models utilize historical market performance data sets to train the artificial neural networks in order to pre-dict unforeseen future performances. An application example is analyzed to demonstrate the model capabili-ties in analyzing and predicting the market performance. The model testing and validation showed that the error in prediction is in the range between -2% and +2%.

  11. Recent Developments in US Hardwood Lumber Markets and Linkages to Housing Construction

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    Urs Buehlmann; Matthew Bumgardner; Delton Alderman

    2017-01-01

    Purpose of Review. The housing industry has long provided important markets for the higher-value hardwood lumber used in fixtures such as cabinets, flooring, and millwork. These markets have become even more important in the face of the decline in furniture manufacture in the USA. The importance of housing and other construction markets to the US...

  12. 78 FR 38070 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) Plan

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    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing... Marketing (AFHM) Plan. OMB Approval Number: 2529-0013. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD-935.2A Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) Plan (Multifamily),...

  13. Challenges facing the marketing of scientific and research institutes

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    Bogdan Sojkin

    2015-01-01

    This article presents the challenges that scientific research institutions face in terms of their marketing, which have been divided into two groups of those associated with internal marketing and those linked to external marketing. The most significant and important determinants that constitute challenges to both internal and external marketing were described. The key aspects of each of the identified challenges were indicated, as was their impact on the implementation of the marketing polic...

  14. Challenges facing the marketing of scientific and research institutes

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    Bogdan Sojkin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the challenges that scientific research institutions face in terms of their marketing, which have been divided into two groups of those associated with internal marketing and those linked to external marketing. The most significant and important determinants that constitute challenges to both internal and external marketing were described. The key aspects of each of the identified challenges were indicated, as was their impact on the implementation of the marketing policy at institutions.

  15. Determinants of Housing Liquidity in Chinese Cities:Does Market Maturity Matter?

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    WU Jing; ZHENG Siqi

    2008-01-01

    Housing liquidity measures the ability to convert housing to cash as an important characteristic of housing stock.A simple model of buyer offers' distributions was used to theoretically explore the determinants of housing liquidity in a search process.An empirical ordinary least squares model of the time-on-market was developed using data collected in four Chinese cities (Beijing,Shanghai,Guangzhou,and Shenzhen).The results show that in these four Chinese cities,market maturity dominates the variation of housing liquidity,with the effects of housing characteristics,seller's search cost,search strategy,and market conditions being less significant to the time-on-market equation.These empirical results indicate that the slow turn-over of housing stock may constrain the overall level of housing liquidity in major Chinese cities.

  16. Fair Market Rents For The Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — Fair Market Rents (FMRs) are primarily used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some...

  17. From Blowout to Stalemate——China's Housing Market in 2007

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    2007-01-01

    @@ As 2007 comes to an end, China's housing market is preparing for another controversial year.Increasingly restrictive macro-control policies and growing public concern have pushed China's housing market through the initial rise in price over the last couple years, a price blowout at the middle of this year, and finally the current stalemate between sellers and buyers. The end of 2007 has witnessed falling house prices in major cities,like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It seems that the inflexion of housing prices is right in front of us.Now, let's review some big events from 2007's housing market.

  18. The Potentials of a Strong Social Housing Sector: The Case of Turks and Somalis in the Copenhagen Housing Market

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    Nielsen, Rikke Skovgaard

    2017-01-01

    , socio-economic resources and family characteristics as well as distribution between tenures. It is therefore interesting to study whether these differences lead to differences in housing market choices and constraints. The majority of the interviewed Somalis and Turks made their housing careers within...

  19. The impact of social housing on the labour market status of the disabled.

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    Gregoir, Stéphane; Maury, Tristan-Pierre

    2013-09-01

    Disability may impact on employment through entitlement to social housing. Estimates of an original dynamic panel data model of disability, labour market and housing tenure transitions in England indicate that up to one-quarter of the lower employment probability of the disabled can be attributed to the effect of qualifying for social housing. Short-lived disabilities can result in long spells in social housing that reduce incentives to participate in the labour market. This suggests that authorities should reform the welfare system and the allocation of social housing to limit the persistent and unfavourable consequences of allocating social housing to the disabled.

  20. Architects and the housing challenge: a process, not a product

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    Osman, A

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Challenge A Process, Not a Product Dr Amira Osman is a Senior Researcher in the area of Sustainable Human Settlements (Planning Support Systems) at the Built-Environment Unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. We asked her... that important? Vernacular settings can provide lessons for architects in housing design, more than institutionalised architecture can. Architectural history traditionally deals with individual buildings, while vernacular architecture is always about town...

  1. Gender and ethnic discrimination in the rental housing market

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    Bengtsson, Ragnar; Iverman, Elis; Hinnerich, Bjørn Tyrefors

    2012-01-01

    *Corresponding author. E-mail: bjorn.hinnerich@ne.su.se We use a field experiment to measure discrimination in the housing market in Stockholm. Four fictitious persons, of different gender, with distinct-sounding Arabic or Swedish names, are randomly assigned to vacant apartments. We extend...... the study by Ahmed and Hammarstedt (2008). There are two new results. First, we provide evidence that there is no or little gender premium for the female with the Arabic name, which suggests that ethnic discrimination dominates the effects of gender. Secondly, discriminatory behaviour is only found...... in the suburbs or satellite cities/towns of Stockholm County not in the densely populated, affluent, city center. Moreover, we can replicate that there is a gender premium for females with Swedish names. However, we are not able to confirm that males with Arabic names face discrimination....

  2. STRATEGIC MARKETING ALTERNATIVES AT AGRO-TOURISM GUEST HOUSE LEVEL

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    Violeta-Andreea ANDREIANA

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available During the last years, tourists started to turn away from the mass tourism and consider the alternative one. Therefore, various forms of tourism were born, among which the rural tourism, to be regarded from two perspectives: it contributes to local and regional development and brings benefits to tourism by creating a new, higher quality holiday concept. This requires the participation of local authorities in the preparing of area development strategies, involving the inhabitants and local traders. By following up the dramatic condition of the Romanian tourism, the insufficient development of the rural tourism and the low involvement degree of the local authorities, we proposed an assessment and recommended strategic marketing alternatives for the improvement of the current condition of the agro tourism guest houses.

  3. The Performance House - A Cold Climate Challenge Home

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    Puttagunta, S. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States); Grab, J. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States); Williamson, J. [Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States)

    2013-08-01

    Working with builder partners on test homes allows for vetting of whole-house building strategies to eliminate any potential unintended consequences prior to implementing these solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, CARB partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. The philosophy and science behind the 2,700 ft2 "Performance House" was based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and adapt with the homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were not cutting-edge, but simply "best practices practiced". The focus was on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. When seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 IECC code-built home in the cold climate zone, nearly all components of a home must be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. To help builders and architects seeking to match the performance of this home, a step-by-step guide through the building shell components of DOE's Challenge Home are provided in a pictorial story book. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a HERS Index Score of 20 (43 without PV, the minimum target was 55 for compliance). This home was also awarded the 2012 HOBI for Best Green Energy Efficient Home from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

  4. 78 FR 19727 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing...

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    ... Marketing (AFHM) Plan AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD.... Developers of new projects describe their intent (marketing efforts) to assure that they meet the Fair.... This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Affirmative Fair Housing...

  5. The Google Online Marketing Challenge and Distributed Learning

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    Brown, Ron T.; Albright, Kendra S.

    2013-01-01

    Stagnant perceptions continue to persist in the general public regarding the services libraries offer. LIS research suggests an increased need for marketing, yet LIS programs and students may not view marketing as core to the degree. The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), a global competition for online marketing, was incorporated into two…

  6. Schools and Marketization: Cultural Challenges and Responses.

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    Foskett, Nicholas H.

    1998-01-01

    Develops an analytical methodology for service organizations by examining four key cultural and managerial developments: understandings of markets and marketing held within the school; organizational responses to the market; use of analytical tools; and development of appropriate marketing strategies. Shows variations in schools' development of a…

  7. Structural Changes in the Korean Housing Market before and after Macroeconomic Fluctuations

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    Sanghyun Kim

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to identify structural changes in the Korean housing market for evaluating the sustainability of the Korean housing market and to derive important implications to seek housing business strategies and public policies. Two time periods were analyzed: April 2001–December 2007 and January 2008–December 2014 to identify the impact after the global financial crisis of 2008. The market was divided into transaction, chonsei, and monthly rent. The correlations were analyzed using a vector error correction model (VECM. A key result was that during the economic depression, demand for chonsei did not flow to the transaction market; this phenomenon affected the overall recovery of the housing market. The supply of chonsei today is rapidly decreasing with the depression in the transaction. Increases in chonsei prices are expected to continue along with the possibility that demand for chonsei will flow into the transaction or monthly rent market. Based on recent trends, the chonsei market, once main stream, will gradually weaken, and the Korean housing market will reorganize into transactions and monthly rent. This structural change may turn the Korean housing market into a target for long-term investments.

  8. Evergreening, patent challenges, and effective market life in pharmaceuticals.

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    Hemphill, C Scott; Sampat, Bhaven N

    2012-03-01

    Observers worry that generic patent challenges are on the rise and reduce the effective market life of drugs. A related concern is that challenges disproportionately target high-sales drugs, reducing market life for these "blockbusters." To study these questions, we examine new data on generic entry over the past decade. We show that challenges are more common for higher sales drugs. We also demonstrate a slight increase in challenges over this period, and a sharper increase for early challenges. Despite this, effective market life is stable across drug sales categories, and has hardly changed over the decade. To better understand these results, we examine which patents are challenged on each drug, and show that lower quality and later expiring patents disproportionately draw challenges. Overall, this evidence suggests that challenges serve to maintain, not reduce, the historical baseline of effective market life, thereby limiting the effectiveness of "evergreening" by branded firms. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Home, sweet home or is it -always? Testing the efficiency of the Norwegian housing market

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    Larsen, Erling Røed; Weum, Steffen

    2007-01-01

    Abstract: The question of whether the housing market is efficient or not is posed by an increasing number of economists, policymakers, current homeowners and prospective homebuyers. This article tests the efficiency hypothesis on data from the Norwegian housing market in its capital, Oslo. We employ the Case-Shiller time-persistence-test on a repeated-sales model of a house price index and returns to housing. Our data cover the period 1991-2002 and comprise 20 752 transactions of same-obje...

  10. Leadership Strategies for Meeting New Challenges. Marketing.

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    Knox, Alan B., Ed.

    1982-01-01

    Illustrates concepts and techniques available from marketing and related fields that can enrich decision making about marketing by continuing education administrators. They are concepts concerning marketing by nonprofit organizations, promotional techniques, highlights from a handbook on the use of direct mail, and the use of decision trees. (CT)

  11. The Google Online Marketing Challenge and Research Opportunities

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    Neale, Larry; Treiblmaier, Horst; Henderson, Vani; Hunter, Lee; Hudson, Karen; Murphy, Jamie

    2009-01-01

    The Google Online Marketing Challenge is an ongoing collaboration between Google and academics, to give students experiential learning. The Challenge gives student teams US$200 in AdWords, Google's flagship advertising product, to develop online marketing campaigns for actual businesses. The end result is an engaging in-class exercise that…

  12. Short-Term Expectation Formation Versus Long-Term Equilibrium Conditions: The Danish Housing Market

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    Andreas Hetland

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The primary contribution of this paper is to establish that the long-swings behavior observed in the market price of Danish housing since the 1970s can be understood by studying the interplay between short-term expectation formation and long-run equilibrium conditions. We introduce an asset market model for housing based on uncertainty rather than risk, which under mild assumptions allows for other forms of forecasting behavior than rational expectations. We test the theory via an I(2 cointegrated VAR model and find that the long-run equilibrium for the housing price corresponds closely to the predictions from the theoretical framework. Additionally, we corroborate previous findings that housing markets are well characterized by short-term momentum forecasting behavior. Our conclusions have wider relevance, since housing prices play a role in the wider Danish economy, and other developed economies, through wealth effects.

  13. Modeling House Pricing in the Real Estate Market of São Paulo City

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    Carla Jucá Amrein

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available edonic modeling has become a benchmark for pricing real assets with several intrinsic characteristics. This work tests also others dimensions for asset pricing: the quality of life in the housing neighborhood and macroeconomic variables. The data is about the real estate market in São Paulo city from January 2001 to March 2008. The main results were: the longer the maturity of mortgage financing, the larger the housing price, but decreasing interest rate spread stimulate the real estate market, and the interactions between the dummy for the boom period and either housing characteristics or bank interest rates spread show that the hedonic model loses its relative importance for pricing, while market risk variables become much more relevant. Thus, these new findings suggests that for modeling a house price index it is not sufficient to consider only average prices or a hedonic approach, but both the market and credit risks as well.

  14. Possibilities, challenges and solutions of marketing within internet bank

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    2011-01-01

    ANNOTATION Purpose of dissertation “Possibilities, challenges and solutions of marketing within internet bank” is to evaluate a role of internet bank in the bank marketing, to research adoption of internet banking among private customers and to provide suggestions to improve marketing within internet bank. First chapter of dissertation contains evaluation of internet bank’s role in the bank marketing. Second chapter contains research of internet banking adoption among private customers ...

  15. Racial Discrimination in the Boston Housing Market. Discussion Paper D76-6.

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    Schafer, Robert

    This paper analyzes three theories of racial discrimination by arguing that a dual housing market, a strong white taste for segregation, and pure racial price discrimination are all operative in the Boston urbanized area. Research dealing with discrimination and price differentials in housing for blacks is reviewed. It is pointed out that there…

  16. Optimal Life Cycle Portfolio Choice with Housing Market Cycles

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    Fischer, Marcel; Stamos, Michael Z.

    2013-01-01

    In recent decades U.S. households have experienced residential house prices moving persistently, that is, returns being positively serially correlated. We set up a realistically calibrated life cycle model with slow-moving time variation in expected housing returns, showing that not only age, lab...

  17. The meaning of competition between social and market rented housing

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    Lennartz, C.; Haffner, M.E.A.; Oxley, M.J.

    2009-01-01

    When policy makers claim that rented housing has to become more competitive, there is no consensus on what competition in this context actually means. The same holds true for scientific housing research: Theories that have utilized the economic concept of competition tend to rely on implicit definit

  18. Problems and challenges in social marketing.

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    Bloom, P N; Novelli, W D

    1981-01-01

    This article reviews the problems that arise when general marketing principles are applied to social programs. Social marketing is conceptualized as the design, implementation, and control of programs seeking to increase the acceptability of a social ideal or practice in a target group. These problems can occur in 8 basic decision-making areas: market analysis, market segmentation, product strategy development, pricing strategy development, channel strategy development, communications strategy development, organizational design and planning, and evaluation. Social marketers find that they have less good secondary data about their consumers, more problems obtaining valid and reliable measures of relevant variables, more difficulty sorting out the relative influence of determinants of consumer behavior, and more problems getting consumer research funded than marketers in the commercial sector. They tend to have less flexibility in shaping their products and more difficulty formulating product concepts. Problems associated with establishing, utilizing, and controlling distribution channels comprise another major difference between social and more conventional forms of marketing. Social marketers also find that their communications options are somewhat limited as a result of problems associated with use of paid advertisements, pressures not to use certain types of appeals in their messages, and the need to communicate large amounts of information in their messages. Moreover, social marketers must function in organizations where marketing activities are poorly understood, underappreciated, and inappropriately located. Finally, they face problems trying to define effectiveness measures or estimating the contribution their program has made toward the achievement of certain objectives. If all these problems are anticipated and handled creatively, social marketing efforts can succeed.

  19. NEW CHALLENGES FOR RURAL TOURISM. SPECIALIZATION OF AGRITOURISM GUEST HOUSES

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available As an alternative of Romania’s sustainable development, rural tourism is considered to be an assembly of productprice- consumption, which awards the country multiple opportunities for integration into European structures. Taking into consideration the Government Decision no. 20/2012 on the approval of multi-annual programmer for destinations, forms and tourism products development, the 3rd article, the 1st line, e item “actions regarding a specialized ranking of reception structures with accommodation in the hydropathical (spa and rural tourism in Romania”, as well as the measures covered in the Strategic and Operational Marketing Plan for Romania during 2011-2015, the National Authority for Tourism together with the National Organization for Rural, Ecological and Cultural Tourism, The Partnership Federation in Romanian Tourism and the Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development at the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest launch the pilot project: “A thematic specialization of tourism and agritourism guest houses in Romania”.

  20. Challenges and opportunities of the passive house concept for retrofit

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    Mlecnik, E.

    2010-01-01

    For newly built houses and renovations European and national ambitions prescribe increasing levels of energy performances, even including achieving the passive house standard, net zero energy or carbon neutral houses. For highly energy-efficient renovation, project information from first demonstrati

  1. Spatial Analysis on Future Housing Markets: Economic Development and Housing Implications

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    Xin Liu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A coupled projection method combining formal modelling and other statistical techniques was developed to delineate the relationship between economic and social drivers for net new housing allocations. Using the example of employment growth in Tyne and Wear, UK, until 2016, the empirical analysis yields housing projections at the macro- and microspatial levels (e.g., region to subregion to elected ward levels. The results have important implications for the strategic planning of locations for housing and employment, demonstrating both intuitively and quantitatively how local economic developments affect housing demand.

  2. Housing market and economic growth relation: time series analysis over Turkey (2000-2012

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    Bilal Kargı

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study, certain selected factors about growth data and housing market within last decade are examined. Housing is a human’s physiological need and economic development can be carried out by means of extending the possibility of satisfying this high valuable need or there can be shown a linkage between economic growth and processes at market. For this reason when we handle 2000-2012 period, the indicators about economic growth and housing acquisition are being searched to explain this main hypothesis. From the obtained quarter data about concerning period, correlation relations, augmented Dickey-Fuller Unit Root Test, Granger Causality analysis and multiple regression models are researched.

  3. Developing disaster resilient housing in Vietnam challenges and solutions

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    2016-01-01

    This book provides a comprehensive understanding on disaster resilient housing within the Vietnam context particularly and the developing world generally. The book has identified the root causes of housing vulnerability, restrictions to safe housing development, concepts of disaster resilient housing, key issues/factors implementers and building designers need to consider, and ways of achieving resilient housing outcomes in actual design projects. The design and development of disaster resilient housing has been framed into three main themes:  (i) community consultation, (ii) the role of built-environment professionals and (iii) design responses for resilience.   To achieve these themes, there is a variety of contextual and intervening conditions that need to be addressed and met to provide an enabling environment for promoting disaster resilient housing. These three themes are among the most arguable issues in recent debates and discussions, academically and practically, regarding disaster risk reduction ...

  4. How bloated is the Dutch housing market? : a summary of my inaugural lecture

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    Francke, M.K.

    2010-01-01

    Is the Dutch housing market overvalued and, if so, to what degree? Are the home prices too steep in comparison to other economic data, such as interest rates and income? Can we expect a bubble to burst, causing a collapse of the market similar to what has happened in the United States of America?

  5. Spatial variation of in-migration to Moscow: Testing the effect of housing market

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    Kashnitsky, I.; Gunko, M.S.

    2016-01-01

    The collapse of state socialism and the introduction of market relationships in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in profound changes of urban development. Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe indicates that the development of a strong housing market and growing material inequalities

  6. Spatial variation of in-migration to Moscow: Testing the effect of housing market

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    Kashnitsky, I.; Gunko, M.S.

    2016-01-01

    The collapse of state socialism and the introduction of market relationships in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in profound changes of urban development. Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe indicates that the development of a strong housing market and growing material inequalities contribut

  7. Managerial Challenges in Investment Market Research

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Since1860 the investment community beneficiated by the first structured approach regarding the ocean of data which every potential money supplier was flooded with. It was Henry Poor who leaded the new investment way and, later, was followed by noble successors like John Moody, Benjamin Graham, David Dodd or John Burr Williams. They founded what today is called the fundamental analysis. The continuous increase of the turbulence and complexity of the environment confronting global, regional or local investors enhanced the need for a better managerial approach within the investment process. This was John Murphy’s mastermind work of synthesis, the intermarket analysis. The essence of this managerial approach is to profit the most from the global market relationships between equities market, forex market, commodities market and credit market. Studying the interaction among these markets and deciding accordingly the in and outs positions on different financial instruments paid far better than strategies such as the naive „buy and hold” or the manipulative „buy on rumours - sell on news”.

  8. Primary housing market in Elblag from 2008 till the first quarter of 2012 – selected aspects

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    Marcin Duda

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available National housing market is one of the first business branches which suffered an economic slowdown due to the global economic crisis started in United States of America in 2007. In this study author presents a situation of the primary housing market in Elblag and evaluates its development prospects in upcoming years. The research hypothesis is that the external factors related to the macroeconomic issues and Elblag’s internal problems, cause constant decline in prices of new housing, similarly to other Polish cities. To confirm the presented hypothesis and the evaluation of development possibilities, the author studies housing transaction price fluctuations for the properties built and sold by developers from 2008 till the first quarter of 2012. He also analyse demographic situation of the city, mortgages market and changes in GDP and GDP per capita over the past few years.

  9. Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands: Between the State, Market and Community

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    Darinka Czischke

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades
are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the way in which social housing providers perform their task and are reshaping their relationships with the State, communities and with other market actors. The combination of continued State withdrawal from service provision, the deep and persistent effects of the global financial crisis that begun in 2008 and profound changes in the type of demand for social housing across North Western Europe call for a reflection on the implications of these phenomena
for social housing providers. Several studies indicate that social housing providers in Europe have begun to adopt new (social entrepreneurial strategies and are becoming more innovative as a response to these challenges. These strategies imply tackling the tensions between (at times conflicting drivers, notably those arising from the State, the market and communities. However, research in this topic so far is fragmented, focussing on one country or on specific sub-areas such as asset management and non- housing activities and rarely connects with the relevant wider literature on the third sector and social enterprise.Within this context, this PhD research has sought to widen this discussion by providing new insights through a comparative study of the ways in which individual social housing providers are relating to (i.e. responding to and influencing these contextual changes. More specifically, the research sought to better understand the complex process of decision-making these companies undergo to manage their responses to competing drivers. Companies operating in two countries (England and The Netherlands were studied in-depth. In both countries, the social rental sector has played a prominent role in their respective welfare states for decades. While both are amongst countries with the

  10. Measuring housing quality in the absence of a monetized real estate market.

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    Rindfuss, Ronald R; Piotrowski, Martin; Thongthai, Varachai; Prasartkul, Pramote

    2007-03-01

    Measuring housing quality or value or both has been a weak component of demographic and development research in less developed countries that lack an active real estate (housing) market. We describe a new method based on a standardized subjective rating process. It is designed to be used in settings that do not have an active, monetized housing market. The method is applied in an ongoing longitudinal study in north-east Thailand and could be straightforwardly used in many other settings. We develop a conceptual model of the process whereby households come to reside in high-quality or low-quality housing units. We use this theoretical model in conjunction with longitudinal data to show that the new method of measuring housing quality behaves as theoretically expected, thus providing evidence of face validity.

  11. Dual-market Equilibrium of China’s Residential Housing Price

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    JIANHUA; GANG

    2013-01-01

    This paper constructs a structural dynamic equilibrium model based on a dual market system,which includes China’s residential housing market and the property rental market in China’s first-tier urban cities.The paper analyzes dual-market general equilibria under different scenarios as perceived since 200.An open-economy Gordon growth model is also introduced to examine fair housing prices based on the assumption of no arbitrage.Empirical results indicate significant(but time-varying)price deviations from the equilibrium level since2005 which are mostly driven by contingent demand and property investors.The paper concludes that the contingent purchasing demand supports China’s recent residential price hike and that speculation does not dominate the price boom.The recent quota policy has a theoretical downward pressure on the housing price in the short run but it also lifts property rents dramatically in the middle and long run.

  12. Challenges in public housing provision in the post independence era in Nigeria

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    Eziyi Offia Ibem

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the contextual and organizational challenges in public housing provisions in Nigeria in the post independent era. The study was motivated by dearth of empirical studies on organizational challenges responsible for the inability of public housing provision to keep pace with urban housing demand in this country. Based on data derived from a survey of fifteen public housing agencies in southern Nigeria, the study found that scarcity of housing finance, lack of consistency and continuity in housing policy formulation and poor implementation strategies, unfavourable political environment and declining population of tradesmen in the construction industry were the contextual challenges in public housing provisions. In addition, lack of inter-agencies collaborations, poor staff remuneration and reward system as well as inadequate operational equipments and vehicles were found to be responsible for the inability of public housing agencies to deliver on their housing mandate. The paper suggests that stable polity, consistency in housing policies and programmes and capacity building in public housing agencies through public-private partnerships are needed to improve the quantity and quality of public housing in Nigeria.

  13. Challenges for Marketers in Sustainable Production and Consumption

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    Oates, C.; Alevizou, P.; McDonald, S.

    2016-01-01

    As one of the biggest issues facing today’s global society, sustainability cuts across all areas of production and consumption and presents challenges for marketers who attempt to understand and incorporate sustainability in their everyday practices [1–3]. [...

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    systems), processing/canning and sufficient market information to all participants in ... In 2001, the Eastern and Central Africa Bean Research Network ... sizes are less than 1/8 acre and grain yield per unit area is significantly low (Table 1).

  15. Uneasy Bedfellows: Social Justice and Neo-Liberal Practice in the Housing Market

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    Andrew Martel

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The Australian state has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD, which emphasizes a social justice-based, personalized service delivery model. The upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS reflects this model and aims to facilitate people living with a disability being able to access services while housed within the private residential market, a move away from a state-based combined residential/service care model. However, in Australia’s neo-liberal housing market government intervention tends to shy away from policies that overtly impose restrictions on private firms. Therefore, in the absence of a subsidy from the state, the CRPD is of limited use in encouraging private developers to improve the appropriateness of its new built stock for people with a disability. A more persuasive approach is to highlight the size, diversity, and economic power of the disability-friendly housing consumer market when housing provision is separated from disability care delivery. This paper examines the feasibility of sustaining innovation in the volume builder housing market by aligning accessibility promoting changes to the existing innovation channels within Australian firms, suggesting that the NDIS concentrate on assisting the housing industry transition to a make-to-order model from the current make-to-forecast one.

  16. 24 CFR 91.210 - Housing market analysis.

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    ... accessible units, as required by 24 CFR 8.25), and the public housing agency's strategy for improving the... include a description of the number and targeting (income level and type of family served) of units..., zoning ordinances, building codes, fees and charges, growth limits, and policies that affect the...

  17. Predicting downturns in the US housing market: a Bayesian approach

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    Full Text Available one-to-four quarters-ahead real house price growth over the out-of- sample horizon of 1995:Q1–2006:Q4. The forecasts are evaluated by comparing them with those from an unrestricted classical Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model and the corresponding...

  18. Challenges in public housing provision in the post-independence era in Nigeria

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    Eziyi Offia Ibem

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    Full Text Available This study investigated the contextual and organizational challenges in public housing provision in Nigeria in the post independent era. It was motivated by dearth of empirical studies on organizational challenges in public housing in this country. Using data derived from a survey of fifteen public housing agencies in southern Nigeria, the study found that scarcity of housing finance, lack of consistency and continuity in housing policy formulation and poor implementation strategies, unfavorable political environment and declining population of tradesmen in the construction industry were key contextual challenges militating against public housing provision. In addition, low level of inter-agencies collaborations, poor staff motivation and rewarding system as well as inadequate operational equipment and vehicles were responsible for the inability of public housing agencies to deliver on their housing mandate in the study area. The paper suggests that stable polity, consistency in housing policies and programs and capacity building in public housing agencies through public-private partnerships are needed to improve on the quantity and quality of public housing in Nigeria.

  19. The Marketing Challenges in the Big Data Age

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    Marsy Dayanna Ortiz Morales

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper highlights four marketing challenges that companies face in the digital age, considering the strategic, technological and tactical approach; its aim is helping organizations, especially marketing departments, to make better decisions implementing analytical data. The first part of the article presents the definition and evolution of marketing from the industrial revolution, with its focus on the product and mass production, to the current consumer-focused marketing and customer needs, which look for differentiation and customization of both products and services based on technological advances and the various accesses to information. The second part specifies what Big Data, data volumes, data types and sources are; and it also points out what analytical data (data analytics is. The third part outlines the description of marketing today, and how the services of Web 2.0 (social networks, RSS, fast messaging technologies, videos, instant messaging, wikis, blogs, etc. and their theoretical underpinnings help client acquisition and loyalty, and branding. Finally, the article expounds the four challenges for companies in the current digital age: 6V challenge (volume, velocity, variety, veracity, value and visualization; the strategic, technological and operational challenges in organizations; marketing trends; and measuring ROMI (return on marketing investment. 

  20. Black Housing Patterns in a Southern Metropolis: Competition for Housing in a Shrinking Market.

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    Bullard, Robert D.; Pierce, Odessa L.

    Although the United States has been described as a nation of homeowners, homeownership is not uniformly distributed across population groups. The migration of individuals to Houston, Texas, has intensified the competition for decent housing in that city. The rapid population growth has also accelerated the competition between lower and…

  1. Housing Prices and General Economic Conditions: An Analysis of Chinese New Dwelling Market

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    LIU Hongyu; SHEN Yue

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an investigation of the interaction between housing prices and general economic conditions in China for the period of 1986-2002. The empirical results indicate that housing prices in China are predictable by market fundamentals, which could explain most of the variations in housing prices. The results of Granger causality tests confirm that unemployment rate, total population, changes in construction costs, changes in the consumer price index (CPI) are all Granger causalities of housing prices, with feedback effects observed to affect the vacancy rate of new dwellings, changes in CPI, and changes in per capita disposable income of urban households. Studies with impulse response functions further illustrate these relationships in terms of the degree of the impact on housing prices from the determinants and the feedbacks. The findings indicate that there is a long-term equilibrium relationship between housing prices and market fundamentals in China and it is the identified fundamentals that drive housing prices up, rather than a bubble.

  2. How healthy and sustainable is the Dutch housing mix? Measuring and comparing the theoretical housing market balance of Dutch regional housing markets

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    Janssen-Jansen, Leonie; Schilder, F.P.W.

    2015-01-01

    Housing and its distribution over groups of households dominates debates on urban socio-spatial justice. Amsterdam even received the label ‘Just City’ as the large stock of social housing in the core of the city is said to increase societal equity. Within the Netherlands, however, the Greater

  3. Challenges for Smallholder Market Access: a review of literature on institutional arrangements in collective marketing

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    Ton, G.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose of review: This review presents recent research on collective action in agricultural markets, focusing on the institutional settings that increase market access for smallholder farmers. It focuses attention on challenging research areas that try to understand and resolve the inherent contrad

  4. Marketing analysis of the demand for housing under construction in Chelyabinsk

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    Trofimenko Elena Jur'evna

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In the article the urgency of studying the demand for housing under construction in Chelyabinsk, studied Rosreestra data on quantity of completed contracts for the purchase of property, assess the current state of the real estate market in Chelyabinsk; consumer demand in the property market in Chelyabinsk (size, structure; socio-demographic characteristics of consumers of residential property; consumer preferences when buying a residential property.

  5. Hospitals' marketing challenge: influencing physician behavior.

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    MacStravic, R C

    1985-05-01

    Physicians' referring and admitting behavior as well as their clinical management practices are major determinants of hospitals' profitability under prospective payment. Four techniques are available to hospitals that seek to increase market share: Recruitment and retention strategies. In planning the mix of specialties represented on staff, hospitals should consider the effects of a physician's practice on the hospital's case mix. Peer pressure. Peer review programs in hospitals as well as through medical or specialty societies may help persuade physicians to alter their use of services. Education and information programs. Hospitals can assist physicians in patient management by conducting economic grand rounds, developing committees to study and communicate cost data to physicians, and providing information on alternatives to hospitalization. Incentives. Putting physicians at risk by linking planned expenditures to hospital financial performance can influence practice patterns. Other techniques include offering limited partnerships to medical staff members and merging the hospital and medical staff into one corporation. Hospitals may also need to influence physicians away from ventures that compete directly with the institution, such as ambulatory surgery centers.

  6. Opportunities and challenges in developing gas markets in South America

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    Duarte, Cristiano Boaventura [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The article has the objective of identifying and analyzing the key market levers and drivers, emerging issues and challenges in developing the gas markets in South America. In section 1, the paper provides an overview of the most relevant indicators in the natural gas markets of the region. Data such as natural gas proven reserves; production; consumption; trade movements (by pipeline and LNG) and main aspects of regulatory framework are shown. In section 2, some of the key challenges and opportunities in developing gas markets in the region are identified, including those relating to market integration, political aspects and the main players' investments. In section 3, possible strategies from governments and enterprises to overcome those challenges, and seize the potential opportunities of the region are examined. In section 4, the conclusions point to the potential of developing the gas markets as a means to diversify the energy sources in the region, fostering a successful process of economic growth and political integration in the area. (author)

  7. Housing market volatility in the OECD area: Evidence from VAR based return decompositions

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    . For the majority of countries news about future returns is the main driver, and both real interest rates and risk premia play an important role in accounting for housing market volatility. Bivariate cross-country correlations and principal components analyses indicate that part of the return movements have...

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  9. The U.S. Housing Market and the Pricing of Risk: Fundamental Analysis and Market Sentiment

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    2014-01-01

    .... Then, using an error correction model, we regress excess residential market return per risk on fundamental market risk factors from a range of demand- and supply-side variables together with a non...

  10. Silver bullet or trojan horse? The effects of inclusionary zoning on local housing markets in the United States.

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    Schuetz, Jenny; Meltzer, Rachel; Been, Vicki

    2011-01-01

    Many local governments are adopting inclusionary zoning (IZ) as a means of producing affordable housing without direct public subsidies. In this paper, panel data on IZ in the San Francisco metropolitan area and suburban Boston are used to analyse how much affordable housing the programmes produce and how IZ affects the prices and production of market-rate housing. The amount of affordable housing produced under IZ has been modest and depends primarily on how long IZ has been in place. Results from suburban Boston suggest that IZ has contributed to increased housing prices and lower rates of production during periods of regional house price appreciation. In the San Francisco area, IZ also appears to increase housing prices in times of regional price appreciation, but to decrease prices during cooler regional markets. There is no evidence of a statistically significant effect of IZ on new housing development in the Bay Area.

  11. Between markets and hierarchies: The challenge of governing ecosystem services

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    Muradian Sarache, R.P.; Rival, L.

    2012-01-01

    The spread of the ecosystem services framework has been accompanied by the promotion of market-based policy instruments for environmental governance. In this paper we clarify the rationale, policy goals and governance challenges of the ecosystem services framework. After systematizing the limitation

  12. Challenges for Marketers in Sustainable Production and Consumption

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    Caroline Oates

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available As one of the biggest issues facing today’s global society, sustainability cuts across all areas of production and consumption and presents challenges for marketers who attempt to understand and incorporate sustainability in their everyday practices [1–3]. [...

  13. YOUTH LABOUR MARKET. MOBILITY, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, INCOMES. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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    Vasile Liviu

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the main characteristics of the youth labour market, with a special view on mobility, career development and incomes. The paper is substantiated by and continues the researches of the authors on the topic of labour force mobility and on the one of adaptability, respectively on youths' beahviour on labour market (with particular consideration of young graduates highlighting the factors that adjust choices regarding taking up a job, career advancement, labour motivation, professional and personal satisfaction opportunities which are provided by the labour market at local level, in country and abroad. Quantitative and qualitative indicators are presented about Romanian youths' labour market within the European context during the transition period. The impact of the crisis on youths' labour market is analysed, highlighting the challenges and opportunities, the particularities of the newly created jobs and especially the knowledge, skills and competencies requirements (KSC. The authors propose both the improvement of the systems of indicators for defining the potential and presence of youth on the labour market, the economic and social impact of external mobility of young graduates and an integrated scheme of policy measures for promoting adaptability and performance integration on Romanian labour market of youth. Particular attention is paid to presenting policy instruments for halting/diminishing the brain drain and brain shopping phenomena by promoting an attractive (professionally and monetary supply for employment in Romania's local economy. The authors succeed in highlighting the functional links between the education market (labour force supply and labour market (employment demand of the business environment underpinning the requirement of integrated management of labour potential in the years preceding studies' finalization and up to the post-insertion years by multi-criteria analysis models and graduate career tracking

  14. Critical slowing down associated with regime shifts in the US housing market

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    Tan, James Peng Lung; Cheong, Siew Siew Ann

    2014-02-01

    Complex systems are described by a large number of variables with strong and nonlinear interactions. Such systems frequently undergo regime shifts. Combining insights from bifurcation theory in nonlinear dynamics and the theory of critical transitions in statistical physics, we know that critical slowing down and critical fluctuations occur close to such regime shifts. In this paper, we show how universal precursors expected from such critical transitions can be used to forecast regime shifts in the US housing market. In the housing permit, volume of homes sold and percentage of homes sold for gain data, we detected strong early warning signals associated with a sequence of coupled regime shifts, starting from a Subprime Mortgage Loans transition in 2003-2004 and ending with the Subprime Crisis in 2007-2008. Weaker signals of critical slowing down were also detected in the US housing market data during the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis and the 2000-2001 Technology Bubble Crisis. Backed by various macroeconomic data, we propose a scenario whereby hot money flowing back into the US during the Asian Financial Crisis fueled the Technology Bubble. When the Technology Bubble collapsed in 2000-2001, the hot money then flowed into the US housing market, triggering the Subprime Mortgage Loans transition in 2003-2004 and an ensuing sequence of transitions. We showed how this sequence of couple transitions unfolded in space and in time over the whole of US.

  15. Make the heat hotter. - marketing district heating to households in detached houses

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    Sernhed, Kerstin; Pyrko, Jurek

    2008-09-15

    For district heating (DH) companies, to expand in low heat density areas such as detached houses, it is essential to obtain a high rate of connections to the district-heating network in order to enhance the cost effectiveness. Marketing district heating to house owners is, however, a fairly different matter from selling it to customers in industrial, commercial, and multi-family buildings. Suitable market strategies need to be developed and the need for information about potential customers' preferences and attitudes are of great importance since the house-owners often constitute a heterogeneous group where different households have different requirements. This paper investigates a case of one Swedish district heating company's marketing activities and expansion strategies in a single family house area where the customers were offered conversion of their direct resistive electric heating (DEH) into district heating (DH). 88 out of 111 houses were converted in 2002. Four years later, interviews were carried out with 23 of the households in the area, both with those who had accept-ed the district heating offer and those who had not. The study shows that apart from the economic aspects, thermal comfort, aesthetics and practicalities also affected the buying decision. Since the different economic aspects of the offer were complex, it was very difficult for the households to make a strictly rational economical decision. Statistical analysis confirmed that variables such as age, type of household and energy use level could, to some extent, be related to the decision to convert from electric heating to district heating. Timing, low prices and the total solutions presented to the households were crucial factors in the success of the marketing strategy.

  16. The BuzzFeed Marketing Challenge: An Integrative Social Media Experience

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    Cowley, Scott W.

    2017-01-01

    This article presents the BuzzFeed Marketing Challenge, which helps students gain integrative real-world marketing experience by selecting a target market, then creating, publishing, and promoting an article for the target market on entertainment publisher BuzzFeed.com. The challenge is for students to effectively use marketing strategy and…

  17. Predicting downturns in the US housing market: a Bayesian approach [Conference presentation

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    Full Text Available stream_source_info Gupta1_2008.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 13351 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name Gupta1_2008.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Background and Motivation... Models - VARs, BVARs and SBVARs Forecasting House Prices in the Twenty Largest US States Results Predicting the Downturns PREDICTING DOWNTURNS IN THE US HOUSING MARKET: A BAYESIAN APPROACH Rangan Gupta1 and Sonali Das2 1Associate Professor...

  18. Labour market emancipation results in booming Dutch owner-occupied housing market

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    Boumeester, H.J.F.M.

    2009-01-01

    During the 1970s and 1980s, the proportion of dual-income households in the Netherlands increased rapidly. Dutch society lagged a little behind other Western societies in terms of the emancipation of women in the labour market, but women began to enter the labour market more often and continue

  19. Labour market emancipation results in booming Dutch owner-occupied housing market

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    Boumeester, H.J.F.M.

    2009-01-01

    During the 1970s and 1980s, the proportion of dual-income households in the Netherlands increased rapidly. Dutch society lagged a little behind other Western societies in terms of the emancipation of women in the labour market, but women began to enter the labour market more often and continue worki

  20. 78 FR 25295 - Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single...

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    ... for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Final Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Fair Market.... Kahn, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Economic Affairs, Office of Policy Development... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and...

  1. Competitive marketing strategies. A challenge for academic practices.

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    Sinioris, M E

    1985-01-01

    A special challenge has been presented to academic medical practices by the new healthcare environment. While increased competition for patients and resources affects all medical groups, it is the academic practices who are responsible for training the physicians of tomorrow. Not only must they sharpen their students' awareness of the new environment and teach them to incorporate effective management strategies into their practices, but they must set an example in effective management as well. The basic concepts of competitive marketing strategy, along with helpful exhibits, are presented here, and strategies for effectively maximizing position are discussed from the viewpoints of product mix, process market, and financing.

  2. Endogenous Price Bubbles in a Multi-Agent System of the Housing Market.

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    Kouwenberg, Roy; Zwinkels, Remco C J

    2015-01-01

    Economic history shows a large number of boom-bust cycles, with the U.S. real estate market as one of the latest examples. Classical economic models have not been able to provide a full explanation for this type of market dynamics. Therefore, we analyze home prices in the U.S. using an alternative approach, a multi-agent complex system. Instead of the classical assumptions of agent rationality and market efficiency, agents in the model are heterogeneous, adaptive, and boundedly rational. We estimate the multi-agent system with historical house prices for the U.S. market. The model fits the data well and a deterministic version of the model can endogenously produce boom-and-bust cycles on the basis of the estimated coefficients. This implies that trading between agents themselves can create major price swings in absence of fundamental news.

  3. Endogenous Price Bubbles in a Multi-Agent System of the Housing Market.

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    Roy Kouwenberg

    Full Text Available Economic history shows a large number of boom-bust cycles, with the U.S. real estate market as one of the latest examples. Classical economic models have not been able to provide a full explanation for this type of market dynamics. Therefore, we analyze home prices in the U.S. using an alternative approach, a multi-agent complex system. Instead of the classical assumptions of agent rationality and market efficiency, agents in the model are heterogeneous, adaptive, and boundedly rational. We estimate the multi-agent system with historical house prices for the U.S. market. The model fits the data well and a deterministic version of the model can endogenously produce boom-and-bust cycles on the basis of the estimated coefficients. This implies that trading between agents themselves can create major price swings in absence of fundamental news.

  4. Endogenous Price Bubbles in a Multi-Agent System of the Housing Market

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    2015-01-01

    Economic history shows a large number of boom-bust cycles, with the U.S. real estate market as one of the latest examples. Classical economic models have not been able to provide a full explanation for this type of market dynamics. Therefore, we analyze home prices in the U.S. using an alternative approach, a multi-agent complex system. Instead of the classical assumptions of agent rationality and market efficiency, agents in the model are heterogeneous, adaptive, and boundedly rational. We estimate the multi-agent system with historical house prices for the U.S. market. The model fits the data well and a deterministic version of the model can endogenously produce boom-and-bust cycles on the basis of the estimated coefficients. This implies that trading between agents themselves can create major price swings in absence of fundamental news. PMID:26107740

  5. Financial Markets and the Challenges of Sustainable Growth

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    Janicka Małgorzata

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable growth and responsibility for the economy and the environment are postulates rarely associated with the term “financial market”. Financial markets are identified with the ruthless maximisation of profit at acceptable risk, rather than with socially responsible conduct. However, in the global economy businesses modify their priorities and become aware of not just the need to grow in financial terms but also to improve their quality performance. International financial markets have become part of this trend and are increasingly often adopting environmentally friendly attitudes and embracing the challenges posed by the concept of sustainable growth. Ideas such as CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility – and SRI – Socially Responsible Investment are gaining in importance. While sustainable growth of the economy as perceived from the point of view of the manufacturing or service sectors is widely discussed, the sustainable growth of financial markets is a relatively new concept and the available literature on “green” financial markets is quite scarce. This paper is intended to fill in this gap and examine the changes that have taken place on financial markets in the context of the idea of sustainable growth, with particular attention paid to the European Union markets.

  6. The Regime Shift Associated with the 2004–2008 US Housing Market Bubble

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    Cheong, Siew Ann

    2016-01-01

    The Subprime Bubble preceding the Subprime Crisis of 2008 was fueled by risky lending practices, manifesting in the form of a large abrupt increase in the proportion of subprime mortgages issued in the US. This event also coincided with critical slowing down signals associated with instability, which served as evidence of a regime shift or phase transition in the US housing market. Here, we show that the US housing market underwent a regime shift between alternate stable states consistent with the observed critical slowing down signals. We modeled this regime shift on a universal transition path and validated the model by estimating when the bubble burst. Additionally, this model reveals loose monetary policy to be a plausible cause of the phase transition, implying that the bubble might have been deflatable by a timely tightening of monetary policy. PMID:27583633

  7. The Regime Shift Associated with the 2004-2008 US Housing Market Bubble.

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    Tan, James; Cheong, Siew Ann

    2016-01-01

    The Subprime Bubble preceding the Subprime Crisis of 2008 was fueled by risky lending practices, manifesting in the form of a large abrupt increase in the proportion of subprime mortgages issued in the US. This event also coincided with critical slowing down signals associated with instability, which served as evidence of a regime shift or phase transition in the US housing market. Here, we show that the US housing market underwent a regime shift between alternate stable states consistent with the observed critical slowing down signals. We modeled this regime shift on a universal transition path and validated the model by estimating when the bubble burst. Additionally, this model reveals loose monetary policy to be a plausible cause of the phase transition, implying that the bubble might have been deflatable by a timely tightening of monetary policy.

  8. The use of regression trees to the analysis of real estate market of housing

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    Jasińska, Elżbieta; Preweda, Edward

    2013-01-01

    Housing property can be described using a number of traits, some of which turn out to be difficult to express in numerical form. You can also use parameters which are not subject to explicit quantification. Belong to it selected location or membership of an exclusive building project, or opposed to a specific buyer reluctance of the complex. The attributes relevant to buyers may be disregarded just because of problems with their recognition in shaping market prices. A multitude of real estate...

  9. Social media as marketing tool for SMEs: opportunities and challenges

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    Blerta Rugova

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Social media is a phenomenon that has transformed the interaction and communication of individuals throughout the world. Especially, social networking websites are very popular and have become daily practice in a lot of people’s lives. These sites have made significant impact on the individual’s life. However, social media is not only a communication tool for amusement, but it is also an important part of marketing strategies in business life. There is a constant rise in social networking and therefore impact of social networks is becoming stronger every day, into each kind of business. Social media are often used as a source of information and spread of knowledge changing people’s views and opinions. They belong among very important business marketing tactics and help to create new business opportunities, develop a stronger market position or modify consumer’s behaviour. Therefore, in developed countries, social media are gaining popularity and are increasingly used in regular operations of many companies, including start-ups, small, medium-sized, and large organizations. But it seems that in emerging economies such as Kosovo, Albania and other neighbour countries, marketing over social media is not taken that seriously, especially by SMEs. There are some companies who have shown interest and have created their presence, yet there is no serious focus in this innovative marketing tool. The study deals with the issue of social media and its influence on SMEs. It classifies social media and explores the possibilities and challenges of social networks in business. The authors describe features and the evolution of social media, including major social networking sites that came into existence during the 21st century. The purpose of the paper is to review the academic literature on the opportunities and challenges of using social media from SMEs, as well as identifying factors that drive social media marketing adoption and usage in SMEs. This

  10. Study on the roles and acting mechanism of the real estate brokerage in China second-hand housing market

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    HUANG Ying; LIU Hong-yu; LIU Lin

    2006-01-01

    As China housing reform deepens, the second-hand housing transactions become more and more popular and real estate brokerages, as an intermediary of the transactions, become an undeniable important part of this market. This article mainly explores the roles and the acting mechanism of real estate brokerages in the second-hand housing market. The results show that the participation of real estate brokers in the second-hand housing market may have positive and negative influences. On one side, brokers ease the housing transaction process and benefits buyers and sellers by shortening the sale time on the market. On the other side, if brokers are the only participants in the housing transaction, acting as buyer and seller like some firms do, housing prices will increase and this negative effect will become even stronger as the participation of many more brokers increases. Therefore, the regulation and management of the industry is vital for the long and healthy development of the housing market in China.

  11. Effectiveness of Digital Marketing in the Challenging Age: An Empirical Study

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    Afrina Yasmin; Sadia Tasneem; Kaniz Fatema

    2015-01-01

    Marketers are faced with new challenges and opportunities within this digital age. Digital marketing is the utilization of electronic media by the marketers to promote the products or services into the market. The main objective of digital marketing is attracting customers and allowing them to interact with the brand through digital media. This article focuses on the importance of digital marketing for both marketers and consumers. We examine the effect of digital marketing on the firms’ sa...

  12. DYNAMICS AND NEW CHALLENGES IN THE GLOBAL COMMODITY MARKET

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    MARIA CARTAS

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Global economy and particularly the world production of goods depends to a large extent on the supply of raw materials, of resource inputs extracted from the environment as well as an easy access to them. Commodities play an important part in the growth of global production and in the world trade in goods and services. The access to raw materials is vital for sustaining the productive capacity of the economy and also for satisfying domestic demand for industrial goods. On the other side, increasing demand for commodities and the need for assuring a sustainable supply pose great challenges on the world economy. The issue of raw materials supply represents a high - priority theme in the political agenda of the European Union. The Raw Materials Initiative launched in 2008 by the European Commission is based on three main pillars: - to ensure the access to raw materials on world market at undistorted conditions; - to foster sustainable supply of raw materials from European sources; - to reduce the EU's consumption of primary raw materials. (EC, 2008. To this end, EC has started to take action in order to ensure access to resources and avoid supply shortages. A great deal of attention is being paid to the study of recent developments in the global and particular commodity markets, taking into consideration fundamental aspects as supply concentration, governance of producing countries, the pressure of demand and its impact on prices, material's substitutability, stressing the role of resource consumption efficiency, recycling and substitution of vital raw materials and thus providing policy makers and industry with reliable information on how to efficiently manage resource inputs. This paper is dealing with the main developments which occurred during the past decade or so in the global commodity market, a major driver of the world economy, with particular reference to selected key -markets - as: aluminium, copper, nickel; cotton; corn, meat - swine

  13. "We Just Built It:" Code Enforcement, Local Politics, and the Informal Housing Market in Southeast Los Angeles County

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    Wegmann, Jacob Anthony George

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation is an exploration of the role of informality in the housing market in southeast Los Angeles County. While informality has long been the subject of scholarship in cases from the Global South, and increasingly in the United States, examinations of housing informality in the US thus far have largely been situated in rural and peri-urban areas. This work seeks to interrogate informality in housing processes unfolding within the very heart of northern North America's leading indu...

  14. 77 FR 71195 - Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single...

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    ... related to use of FMRs or voucher payment standards should be directed to the respective local HUD program... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and...

  15. Housing demand or money supply? A new Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model on China's housing market fluctuations

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    Wen, Xing-Chun; He, Ling-Yun

    2015-08-01

    There is a bitter controversy over what drives the housing price in China in the existing literature. In this paper, we investigate the underlying driving force behind housing price fluctuations in China, especially focusing on the role of housing demand shock with that of money supply shock in explaining housing price movements, by a new Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. Empirical results suggest that it is housing demand, instead of money supply, that mainly drives China's housing price movements. Relevant policy implication is further discussed, namely, whether to consider the housing price fluctuations in the conduct of monetary policy. By means of the policy simulations, we find that a real house price-augmented money supply rule is a better monetary policy for China's economy stabilization. 1. Investment refers to fixed capital investment. 2. Housing price refers to national average housing price. Quarterly data on housing price during the period of our work are not directly available. However, monthly data of the value of sales on housing and sale volume on housing can be directly obtained from National Bureau of Statistics of China. We add up the monthly data and calculate one quarter's housing price by dividing the value of housing sales by its sale volume in one quarter. 3. M2 means the broad money supply in China.

  16. The Special Challenges of Offering Employment Programs in Culturally Diverse Communities: The Jobs-Plus Experience in Public Housing Developments.

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    Kato, Linda Yuriko

    Immigration has made public housing populations increasingly diverse, a challenge met by administrators and staff at two housing developments participating in the Jobs-Plus Community Revitalization Initiative for Public Housing Families. Immigrants and refugees from Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Latin America have settled beside native-born…

  17. New Challenges for Asset Managers in the Danish Social Housing Sector

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    Haugbølle, Kim; Engberg, Lars A.

    2004-01-01

    During the 1990s, the social housing sector in Denmark has undergone a number of changes. New trends are forcing asset managers to rethink their roles and strategies. In this changing context, asset managers have been confronted with strategic challenges on three topics: 1. New modes of tenants...

  18. Are Housing Markets Decoupled? A Case Study of Residential Real Estate Affordability in Austria

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    Florian PHILIPP

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Real estate arguably forms the most important asset to most households and the basis for their wealth. Around this context a model has been set up testing the relative affordability of real estate for the median household in Austria and the consequences of lower borrowing costs between 2004 and 2013 by vintage year. In this paper the hypothesis that the significant decline in base interest rates is not sufficient to offset the relative affordability loss caused by declining net household incomes and the simultaneous increase of real estate prices. To test this hypothesis a model has been set up comparing two different Housing Affordability Indices – one including and one excluding financing effects, having been compared via a multi factor model. Based on this calculation the author finds decreased base interest rates to offset relative affordability losses by only approximately 50%, verifying the hypothesis. The paper therefore argues for a potential decoupling of the residential housing market in Austria.

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    ... use of FMRs or voucher payment standards should be directed to the respective local HUD program staff... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate... Market Rents published on August 4, 2009 (74 FR 38716), HUD conducted Random Digit Dialing (RDD)...

  20. The Amsterdam metropolitan housing market: how a prosperous metropolitan area coexists with a central city dominated by social rental housing for the poor

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    Rietveld, P.; Vlist, van der A.

    2002-01-01

    In this Chapter we describe the development of Amsterdam Metropolitan Housing Market over the years. We start-off with a discussion of the historicaldevelopment of Amsterdam and its suburban areas. There we address how main contextual factors like wars, financial crises and prosperity have shaped th

  1. Correct fair market value calculation needed to avoid regulatory challenges.

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    Dietrich, M O

    1997-09-01

    In valuing a physician practice for acquisition, it is important for buyers and sellers to distinguish between fair market value and strategic value. Although many buyers would willingly pay for the strategic value of a practice, tax-exempt buyers are required by law to consider only the fair market value in setting a bid price. Valuators must adjust group earnings to exclude items that do not apply to any willing seller and include items that do apply to any willing seller to arrive at the fair market value of the practice. In addition, the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), which becomes the discount rate in the valuation model, is critical to the measure of value of the practice. Small medical practices are assumed to have few hard assets and little long-term debt, and the WACC is calculated on the basis of those assumptions. When a small practice has considerable debt, however, this calculated WACC may be inappropriate for valuing the practice. In every case, evidence that shows that a transaction has been negotiated "at arm's length" should stave off any regulatory challenge.

  2. Assessing the Trends and Challenges of Teaching Marketing Abroad: A Delphi Approach

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    Kelley, Craig A.

    2007-01-01

    The past 20 years have seen a growth in the teaching of marketing in business schools around the world. This article reports the trends and challenges that will face U.S. marketing educators teaching abroad over the next 10 years. Predictions are from a Delphi panel of U.S. marketing educators experienced in teaching marketing abroad to non-U.S.…

  3. Entrepreneurial marketing: a new approach for challenging times

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    Daniela IONIŢĂ

    2012-01-01

    Entrepreneurial Marketing (EM) is a theoretical construct at the nexus between marketing and entrepreneurship, with a relatively long existence – over thirty years - but insufficiently developed. Entrepreneurial thinking, which is nonlinear, creative and avoids predictions, contradicts the traditional marketing model. Thus a “divorce” appears between marketing theory - which emphasizes managerial marketing behavior- and marketing practice in entrepreneurial firms. The purpose of this paper is...

  4. Energy renovation services for single-family houses. Generalization and challenges of the one-stop-shop service model; Pientalojen energiaremonttipalvelut. Kokonaispalvelumallin yleistyminen ja sen haasteet

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    Paiho, S.; Kuusisto, J.; Stenlund, O.; Ala-Juusela, M.

    2012-08-15

    There are about 1.1 million single-family houses in Finland. 75% of these houses were built before year 1990. Majority of the houses remain at the energy- and eco-efficiency level of their construction time. If all of these houses were renovated to meet the state-of-the- art energy-efficiency requirements, the savings in nationwide consumption of heating energy would be 11.8 TWh. There are lots of typical single-family houses in the Finnish housing stock from the construction period. Renovation concepts with typical solutions can be developed for these typical houses. However, it must always be ensured that the selected concept suits the particular house. Comprehensive, full-service or one-stop-shop service models can be developed based on the renovation concepts. These may also include other services such as a building condition survey or a study, energy certificate, equipment and system installations, financial services, operation and maintenance services, and energy-monitoring and consumption analysis. It is natural to connect the one-stop-shop service model into the renovation process. The process includes stages for marketing, preliminary building inspection and energy audit, a detailed building inspection and energy analysis, a proposal for an integrated solution, the actual repair work, and quality assurance and continuous commissioning. Different stages involve different actors and service providers. There are several options for which type of organization or agent takes the main responsibility for the one-stop-shop service. Depending on the responsible organization, the content provider's business model and priorities differ. The one-stop-shop services business has been a narrow part of actors' whole business, so far. Some actors have already stopped providing the services, either due to the lack of demand or unprofitableness of the services. In an ideal model, the value promise and the main features of the model are the same, but the service

  5. RENTAL INCOME AND CAP RATES: A COMPARISON OF THE LISBON AND PORTO HOUSING MARKETS

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    António C. MOREIRA

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this article is to analyse the relationship between rental income and capitalisation rates when real estate value is assessed in parishes of the Lisbon and Porto municipalities. Based on housing market values in euros per square metre during the 2006-2009 period, the income approach was used to compare the two main types of apartments (i.e. B2, or two-bedroom, and B1, or one-bedroom in Lisbon and Porto. We used the capital asset pricing model to calculate the risk measure. The cluster analysis was used to group the Lisbon and Porto parishes according to their rental income and capitalisation rates. Regressions were used to model both geographical markets. Clear differences were found between Porto and Lisbon, the results being more robust for the Porto municipality in regard to B2 apartments. Moreover, rental income is inversely proportional to capitalisation rates for B1 apartments for Porto parishes, which means that there is an initial overinvestment.

  6. Marketing Education for the next Four Billion: Challenges and Innovations

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    Rosa, Jose Antonio

    2012-01-01

    This article argues for a third transformation in marketing pedagogy, one made necessary by the emergence of subsistence consumers as a high-growth market segment. Continued double-digit growth in buying power and consumption among the world's poor appear certain, provided that the subsistence merchants serving such markets are effective. Ensuring…

  7. Marketing Education for the next Four Billion: Challenges and Innovations

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    Rosa, Jose Antonio

    2012-01-01

    This article argues for a third transformation in marketing pedagogy, one made necessary by the emergence of subsistence consumers as a high-growth market segment. Continued double-digit growth in buying power and consumption among the world's poor appear certain, provided that the subsistence merchants serving such markets are effective. Ensuring…

  8. Research on Coupling Coordination of the Affordable Housing Market and Commercialized Housing Market%住房保障与商品房市场的耦合协调发展研究

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    杜静; 施海峰

    2013-01-01

      The housing problem has always been a fundamental issue,relating to the national economy and the people's livelihood and social stability. In order to solve the housing problems of middle-income and low-income residents effectively,in recent years, the state has increased investment and construction in affordable housing,trying to make sure every resident below poverty-level is ensured. However,to point out the proportion of the affordable housing and commercialized housing in the housing market has always been difficulties to all researchers. Therefore,on the basis of the research of the relationship between the affordable housing market and commercialized housing market in America with the coupling model,this paper focuses on the analysis of the proportion of China's affordable housing market and commercialized housing market. It turns out that the coupling coordinated degree of China's affordable housing market and commercialized housing market is equal to America's in 1970s and it is suggested that the important coefficient of the development and the coordinated development stage of China's affordable is respectively 0.1 and 0.9.%  住房问题历来是关乎国计民生、社会稳定的基本问题。为了更好地解决中、低收入居民的住房问题,近几年,国家加大了对保障性住房的投入与建设力度,力争做到“应保尽保”。住房市场中保障性住房与商品房的建设比例究竟多大合适,一直是各方研究的难点。通过耦合协调模型,以美国住房保障与商品房市场的发展关系及协调程度为研究基础,重点研究分析了我国住房保障与商品房市场的比例配置问题。研究表明,我国住房保障与商品房市场发展耦合协调度与美国20世纪70年代的住房市场耦合协调度相当,借鉴美国住房发展经验,建议我国住房保障与商品房市场发展重要程度系数分别为0.1和0.9。

  9. Marketing + internet = e-commerce: opportunities and challenges

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    Pedro Barrientos Felipa

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Despite only a short time passing since the Internet started to be used, it is clear today that it is producing significant changes in business. As this article highlights, this is only the beginning, since, for example, changes are being introduced to the way of life at home and at the office. For this reason, studies will continue to be carried out in order to better understand the impact and role of the Internet on the process of globalization. Currently, there is a new reality and many activities are replaced, including marketing, which now requires a new type of professionals and a new way of doing things. Management faces a challenge regarding information: what previously was scarce is now abundant and unordered. The future of business depends on the extent companies take advantage of the Internet. In this line, the article seeks to present the contribution of the Internet to the business sector and, consequently, to national economy. Similarly, it aims to explore the qualities that make the Internet attractive for business strategy, especially the benefits that companies must generate, not only expect. Finally, it seeks to expose the actions that companies must take, by making the most of the Internet, to improve cost productivity and to position their product or to strengthen it, while generating greater profits for the shareholders.

  10. Buyer Search and the Role of Broker in an Emerging Housing Market: A Case Study of Guangzhou

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    ZHENG Siqi; LIU Hongyu; Rebecca Lee

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines homebuyer's search process and the role of real estate broker in China's urban housing market, where inactive housing resale transactions and an immature brokerage industry are distinct characteristics. Guangzhou is used as a case study to model the intensity and duration of the search process. This study finds that buyers make trade-off between two search costs, activity cost and duration cost. The study also demonstrates that despite the industry's immature nature, buyers using brokers do increase search intensity and shorten search duration by reducing the activity cost. Empirical results show that there is no specific buyer group who can effectively lower their search cost by their own efforts, due to the poor information transparency in the current housing market. The broker-choice model shows that besides search cost, buyers' confidence in broker's service quality can also greatly influence their choice, so improvement in service quality and reputation has important implications for China's brokerage industry.

  11. Administrative Challenges and Response Strategies to the Job Performance of Marketing Department Chairs.

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    Dyer, Beverly G.; Miller, Michael T.

    This study reports on the job challenges and corresponding response strategies that department chairs at graduate and undergraduate colleges and universities encounter and rely upon. Literature and research related to marketing department chairs, marketing education, and marketing majors indicates that business schools have come under attack by…

  12. The 2008 Olympic Games: Opportunities and Challenges for Sports Marketing

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    2008-01-01

    @@ Sport marketing refers to the specific application of marketing principles to sport products (e.g.,teams,leagues,events,etc.) together with the marketing of non-sports products (e.g.,cigarettes,beer,longdistance phone service,etc,) through associations with various sports. The explosive growth of sports marketing occurred at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, when corporate sponsors used the Games as a platform to market their brands. Coca-Cola, for example, spent nearly US$30 million to support its official sponsorship of the Games.

  13. Challenges of Location-Based Services market analysis: current market description

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    Basiri, Anahid; Moore, Terry; Hill, Chris; Bhatia, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Location-Based Services (LBS) have a huge and rapidly growing market, however LBS market reports do not fully agree about the current market size, the exact number of LBS users, market growth rate, etc. Different market study reports describe LBS market size, number of LBS subscribers and frequent users, revenues and costs and most appreciated application types with different and sometimes extremely contrasting numbers and figures and this becomes more problematic when it comes to forecasting...

  14. Capital Market Integration. New Challenges in an Enlarged Europe

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    Delia-Elena Diaconaşu

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to analyse the linkages between Emerging European stock markets and the developed ones, in relatively stable times that followed the global economic crisis. One of the main reasons that served as an argument in studying stock market integration relies in the prior contradictory results regarding the regional versus international interdependencies. Using a Vector Error Correction Model we tested if the Central and Eastern European markets are more internationally or regional integrated. Our findings suggest that the stock exchanges from CEE react mainly to the arrival of price innovations from the most mature market in the EU perimeter. The main contribution of this paper is that it provides further evidence on stock market integration and correlations in emerging stock markets, emphasizing new connections between London Stock Exchange and the other CEE stock markets. The results are of particular interest for both portfolio managers and policymakers.

  15. Preparing Marketing for the Future: Strategic Marketing Challenges for Continuing Education

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    Fong, James

    2013-01-01

    Today's programs and delivery methods in continuing education for the adult student are evolving due to changing needs, competition, and new markets and technologies. The marketing infrastructure, including staffing, budgeting, and processes such as customer relationship marketing and market research, must be in alignment with changing needs.

  16. Preparing Marketing for the Future: Strategic Marketing Challenges for Continuing Education

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    Fong, James

    2013-01-01

    Today's programs and delivery methods in continuing education for the adult student are evolving due to changing needs, competition, and new markets and technologies. The marketing infrastructure, including staffing, budgeting, and processes such as customer relationship marketing and market research, must be in alignment with changing needs.

  17. Social Networking and the Potential Challenges for Marketing

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    Zupanoska, Biljana

    2009-01-01

    Today, marketers and media companies face a changed environment, affected mostly by the rise of the Internet era. The emergence of various technology applications, combined with the global change of customers is affecting the communication between marketers and consumers. Consumers and marketers are changing their roles; consumers are now media producers, programmers, and distributors, through the use of the social networking applications. The aim of the thesis is to analyze this trend, to pr...

  18. Global challenges and perspectives of marketing of healthy food products

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    Mitić Sanja

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with global trends of healthy food market growth, Serbian export potential as well as with the importance and role of positioning and other marketing strategies in this field. Secondary data will be used for identifying characteristics and range of healthy food market on a global level and key segments. In that context, the economic importance and export potential of this sector in Serbia will be discussed. Food sector accounts for high percentage of total Serbian export. Yet, those products are of low added value, neither branded nor packed. In order to position producers of healthy food on an international market successfully, strength and weaknesses of domestic production and export will be identified as well as measures for its promotion. In this paper, literature review in field of food positioning and marketing will be presented. Various positioning strategies of healthy food will be discussed from the aspect of branding, country of origin image, marketing mix instruments, with special emphasis on promotion and product labelling. Special part of paper will be dedicated to specific aspects of buying and food consumption behaviour. This behaviour is under the influence of numerous factors, both personal and sociodemographic, which will be analyzed in order to identify adequate positioning strategies. At the end, recommendations for successfully healthy food positioning on an international market will be given. We will present ways of improving marketing strategies regarding exploiting identified chances on an international market.

  19. Harnessing the market: The opportunities and challenges of privatization

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    1997-01-01

    The decision to privatize comes from a policy determination that the Government no longer needs particular assets or no longer needs to be in control of all the means by which products or services are obtained or delivered. Most broadly defined, privatization substitutes, in whole or in part, private market mechanisms for the traditional Government role as employer, financier, owner, operator, and/or regulator of a product or service. This definition admits a wide variety of actions, from innovative contractual arrangements to outright divestiture of activities or assets. But all of these actions share common objectives: to remove the agency from those activities that are not inherently governmental functions or core business lines; to improve the management of remaining activities; to reduce the costs of doing business; and to shift greater performance and financial risk to the private sector. This report by the Privatization Working Group provides an indepth analysis of the major issues that surround privatization within the Department of Energy (DOE). The report divides privatization initiatives at the DOE into three major types: divestiture of functions, contracting out, and asset transfers. It includes the results of a survey of the entire DOE system that identifies more than 200 potential privatization opportunities. The report also includes 13 case studies that explore actual DOE privatization efforts over the past 2 years. Additionally, it summarizes the key legal authorities that govern each of the three types of privatization opportunities in the DOE. The report makes a series of recommendations and outlines accompanying actions that will help the DOE seize the opportunities presented by privatization and confront its challenges.

  20. Challenge-driven design for public housing: The case of Hong Kong

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    Ying Deng

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Public housing (PH has existed in Hong Kong for six decades. Previous and current challenges that have been encountered over time function as a collective driver for design progression. However, such challenges have remained under research to be able to draw useful lessons from them. To understand how this established motif can suit the sustainability-conscious era, this study uses Hong Kong as a representative case for sub-tropical compact cities by critiquing its PH design against multiple constraints. The objective of this study is to trace the historical relationships between challenges and design progress as well as to assess current and future implications of sustainability trends on PH design. By synthesizing data from literature, policy documents, and empirical evidence, this research develops an evolution map for PH design in Hong Kong that is driven by seven major challenges. Based on this map, a conceptual framework for intersecting considerations that envisages five main future prospects toward future PH design is also established.

  1. Marketing: Putting People in the Process. White House Conference on Library and Information Services.

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    Leisner, Anthony

    Noting that some public, school, law, academic, and special libraries have adopted marketing as a management tool, this paper begins by discussing marketing principles as defined by the American Marketing Association (AMA). Librarians are advised to center their marketing activities around what is known as the "4 P's" of marketing:…

  2. The economics of social housing : implications for welfare, consumption, and labor market composition

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    Kattenberg, M.A.C.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/357208986

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part considers social housing from a microeconomic perspective and looks at the self-selection into social housing, as well as at how this influences consumption patterns, household mobility within and from the social housing sector, and the wage

  3. Marketing Decision Making and Decision Support: Challenges and Perspectives for Successful Marketing Management Support Systems

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    G.H. van Bruggen (Gerrit); B. Wierenga (Berend)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractMarketing management support systems (MMSS) are computer-enabled devices that help marketers to make better decisions. Marketing processes can be quite complex, involving large numbers of variables and mostly outcomes are the results of the actions of many different stakeholders (e.g., t

  4. Social media as marketing tool for SMEs: opportunities and challenges

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    Blerta Rugova; Burim Prenaj

    2016-01-01

    .... These sites have made significant impact on the individual’s life. However, social media is not only a communication tool for amusement, but it is also an important part of marketing strategies in business life...

  5. Corporate cartels and challenges to European labour market models

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    Nils Karlson

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available We propose that one of the main causes of shortcomings in European labour markets is the existence of corporate cartels, through which the state has delegated various forms of regulatory power to employers and employees that act as cartels. Analysis indicates that these cartel arrangements are not in the interest of labour because they are hard to combine with the demands of a modern and knowledge-based economy. Hence, a modernization of European labour market models is needed.

  6. Long-term challenges in urban housing: in the search for intersections between design and policy regulations

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    Palaiologou, G.; Kostourou, F.

    2016-01-01

    Current discussions on urban housing confirm the central role of design in dealing with the rapidly increasing complexities of urban challenges. Nonetheless, design often remains detached from decision-making at the level of building regulations and urban policies. Situated around the debate of greater socio-spatial sustainability, this paper aims to an integrated understanding of housing performance devising an analytical discussion of both the design and the policy-making approaches. To exp...

  7. Achieving Challenge Home in Affordable Housing in the Hot-Humid Climate

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    Beal, D. [Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Cocoa, FL (United States); McIlvaine, J. [Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Cocoa, FL (United States); Winter, B. [Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Cocoa, FL (United States); Allnutt, R. [Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Cocoa, FL (United States)

    2014-08-01

    The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), one of the Building America research team leads, has partnered with two builders as they work through the Challenge Home certification process (now Zero Energy Ready Home) in one test home each. The builder partners participating in this cost-shared research are Southeast Volusia County Habitat for Humanity near Daytona, Florida and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity near Tampa, Florida. Both are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit affordable housing organization. This research serves to identify viable technical pathways to meeting the CH criteria for other builders in the region. A further objective of this research is to identify gaps and barriers in the marketplace related to product availability, labor force capability, code issues, cost effectiveness, and business case issues that hinder or prevent broader adoption on a production scale.

  8. Achieving Challenge Home in Affordable Housing in the Hot-Humid Climate

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    Beal, D.; McIlvaine, J.; Winter, B.; Allnutt, R.

    2014-08-01

    The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), one of the Building America research team leads, has partnered with two builders as they work through the Challenge Home certification process in one test home each. The builder partners participating in this cost-shared research are Southeast Volusia County Habitat for Humanity near Daytona, Florida and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity near Tampa, Florida. Both are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit affordable housing organization. This research serves to identify viable technical pathways to meeting the CH criteria for other builders in the region. A further objective of this research is to identify gaps and barriers in the marketplace related to product availability, labor force capability, code issues, cost effectiveness, and business case issues that hinder or prevent broader adoption on a production scale.

  9. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon: Challenging Students to Build Energy Efficient, Cost-Effective, and Attractive Solar-Powered Houses

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    Simon, J.

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The paper discusses the solutions developed for the event. We believe that the solutions implemented for Solar Decathlon 2011 represent current trends and that by analyzing, critiquing, and exposing the solutions pursued, the industry can become better suited to address challenges of the future. Constructing a solar community using high-efficiency design and unique materials while remaining code compliant, safe, and effective results in solutions that are market relevant, important, and interesting to the industry as a whole.

  10. Interrelationship between household and housing market : A microsimulation model of household formation among the young

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    Urban Fransson

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available The subject of this study is the interrelationship between household formation and changes in the housing market. Young people's possibilities to move from their parental home are especially focused upon. These possibilities are dependent upon a number of processes in the housing market, such as production of new dwellings or the actions of other households. This means in turn that the situation of young people is treated as a part of a much larger and complex system of interaction in a local housing market. The primary thesis of the study is that interaction between individuals and structure is of crucial importance. The development of a method to describe complex interactions is an important part of the study. In order to describe many simultaneous processes on the individual level, in time and space, a micro-simulation model has been constructed. The model provides a good picture of the moves of young people and how their possibilities are restricted by both their own situation and structural conditions.

  11. Development of Power Market in India—Opportunities and Challenges

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    Painuly, Jyoti P.; Banerjee, Rahul

    2015-01-01

    introduced in July 2008. Power exchanges are electronic platforms where anonymous price discovery happens based on supply and demand for power in the short term. The short-term electricity trade has reached 7.58 billion units (9.84 % of total generation) in March 2012 with a market size of approximately US......$ 4 billion. The short-term market includes power contracts of less than 1-year period, through traders or directly by the distribution utilities, “Day-Ahead” contracts through power exchanges and unscheduled interchange (UI) power trades. This has led to the development of an efficient trading market......, who have helped in optimizing generation asset across the country, and acted as counter-parties to trades and helped absorb the credit risk of distribution companies (DISCOMS), which were in poor financial health. Subsequently, as trade volume picked up, power exchanges with standard contracts were...

  12. Reframing the dissemination challenge: a marketing and distribution perspective.

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    Kreuter, Matthew W; Bernhardt, Jay M

    2009-12-01

    A fundamental obstacle to successful dissemination and implementation of evidence-based public health programs is the near-total absence of systems and infrastructure for marketing and distribution. We describe the functions of a marketing and distribution system, and we explain how it would help move effective public health programs from research to practice. Then we critically evaluate the 4 dominant strategies now used to promote dissemination and implementation, and we explain how each would be enhanced by marketing and distribution systems. Finally, we make 6 recommendations for building the needed system infrastructure and discuss the responsibility within the public health community for implementation of these recommendations. Without serious investment in such infrastructure, application of proven solutions in public health practice will continue to occur slowly and rarely.

  13. Marketing Tourism Services in Romania. The Opportunities and Challenges of the Current Context

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    2012-01-01

    The Romanian tourism activity does not measure up to the tourism potential of the country and the efficient marketing of tourism services is often mentioned as a means to improve and develop tourism. In our opinion the current international context generates both opportunities and challenges for tourism services marketing. This paper aims at identifying and at presenting the key aspects that tourism services marketing faces in Romania, considering the main characteristics shaping the current ...

  14. Marketing social marketing: getting inside those "big dogs' heads" and other challenges.

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    Marshall, Robert J; Bryant, Carol; Keller, Heidi; Fridinger, Frederick

    2006-04-01

    Social marketing provides a powerful process for planning and implementing public health programs. Although often applied to the promotion of healthier lifestyles, social marketing can also be used to promote utilization of direct services or policy changes. Despite growing popularity among public health professionals, resistance by senior management, community advocates, policy makers, and others can create barriers to the use of the social marketing model. This article draws on the authors' observations, practice experiences, extensive training interactions, and qualitative studies with public health practitioners across the nation. It examines some of the key reasons that public health practitioners encounter resistance to using social marketing and discusses how a logic model can be used to market social marketing in organizations and communities.

  15. An Analysis of Malaysia’s Regulatory Framework and Challenges in the Structured Product Market

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    Ling, Eu Meng

    2008-01-01

    Structured products are becoming increasingly popular and important to the development of Malaysia’s capital market and had experience impressive growth over the last few years after it was first introduced to the Malaysian market in 2004. Like any industry in its early stage, issues and challenges are expected but for structured products, such challenges require more attention due to the complexity inherent in these instruments. This study uses a qualitative research approach in an attempt t...

  16. The global market for oilseeds: prospects and challenges for Morocco

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    Gosselet Nathalie

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The global market for oilseeds, grains, vegetable oil and oilseed meal is a complex market which is growing at a very fast pace, and which is characterized by the large volume of production which is traded between countries. Offer is geographically constrained in this market: there are few exporting countries and these are mainly situated on the American continent. Demand on the other hand is more widespread, although highest in Asiatic countries, China in particular. As a result, small importing countries, like Morocco, are in a vulnerable position, and take the full brunt of price volatility. In the 90s, Moroccan oilseed production was relatively high, unfortunately production dropped over the years, and Morocco must now buy vegetable oil and proteins on the global market. Reviving oilseed production in Morocco would considerably help the country and provide numerous benefits, such as food security, improving the country’s trade balance, and enhancing the agronomic management of land thanks to the introduction of break crops. Finally, it would also boost the entire agricultural sector and help increase the income of farmers.

  17. Rice farming in Bali: organic production and marketing challenges.

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    MacRae, Graeme

    2011-01-01

    All is not well with agriculture in Southeast Asia. The productivity gains of the Green Revolution have slowed and even reversed and environmental problems and shortages of water and land are evident. At the same time changing world markets are shifting the dynamics of national agricultural economies. But from the point of view of farmers themselves, it is their season-to-season economic survival that is at stake. Bali is in some ways typical of other agricultural areas in the region, but it is also a special case because of its distinctive economic and cultural environment dominated by tourism. In this environment, farmers are doubly marginalized. At the same time the island offers them unique market opportunities for premium and organic produce. This article examines the ways in which these opportunities have been approached and describes their varying degrees of success. It focuses especially on one project that has been successful in reducing production costs by conversion to organic production, but less so in marketing its produce. It argues finally for the need for integrated studies of the entire rice production/marketing complex, especially from the bottom-up point of view of farmers.

  18. The application of "integrated marketing communications" to social marketing and health communication: organizational challenges and implications.

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    Nowak, G; Cole, G; Kirby, S; Freimuth, V; Caywood, C

    1998-01-01

    Influencing consumer behavior is a difficult and often resource-intensive undertaking, with success usually requiring identifying, describing, and understanding target audiences; solid product and/or service positioning relative to competitors; and significant media and communication resources. Integrated marketing communication (IMC) is a new way of organizing and managing persuasive communication tools and functions which involves realigning communications to consider the flow of information from an organization from the viewpoint of end consumers. Although the application of IMC to social marketing remains relatively unexplored, the IMC literature and recent efforts by the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control suggest that integrated communication approaches have much to offer social marketing and health communication efforts. IMC, IMC and social marketing, and implications of IMC for public and private sector social marketing programs are discussed.

  19. Designing a soft preference based search interface for the housing market

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    Oudshoorn, S.K.

    2011-01-01

    Websites aiming to assist users in finding a new house are becoming increasingly popular. Finding a potential relevant house is based on the users’ search criteria and the ability to define these criteria in an easy-to-use search user interface. Due to hard constraints, over-specification is one of

  20. Could we have predicted the recent downturn in the South African housing market?

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    Das, Sonali

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper develops large-scale Bayesian Vector Autoregressive (BVAR) models, based on 268 quarterly series, for forecasting annualized real house price growth rates for large-, medium- and small-middle-segment housing for the South African economy...

  1. Measuring Racial Discrimination in the Housing Market: Direct and Indirect Evidence.

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    Clark, William A. V.

    1993-01-01

    Reevaluates statistical studies by G. Galster (1986, 1987, 1988) and Galster and W. Keeney (1988) of segregation in housing, reanalyzing one of four model equations. The effects of discrimination are smaller than postulated previously. Direct estimates from housing discrimination surveys provide a rationale for these smaller effects. (SLD)

  2. Shale gas. Opportunities and challenges for European energy markets

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    De Joode, J.; Plomp, A.J.; Ozdemir, O. [ECN Policy Studies, Petten (Netherlands)

    2013-02-15

    The outline of the presentation shows the following elements: Introduction (Shale gas revolution in US and the situation in the EU); What could be the impact of potential shale gas developments on the European gas market?; How may shale gas developments affect the role of gas in the transition of the power sector?; and Key messages. The key messages are (1) Prospects for European shale gas widely differ from US case (different reserve potential, different competition, different market dynamics); (2) Shale gas is unlikely to be a game changer in Europe; and (3) Impact of shale gas on energy transition in the medium and long term crucially depends on gas vs. coal prices and the 'penalty' on CO2 emissions.

  3. Social media as marketing tool for SMEs: opportunities and challenges

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    Blerta Rugova; Burim Prenaj

    2016-01-01

    Social media is a phenomenon that has transformed the interaction and communication of individuals throughout the world. Especially, social networking websites are very popular and have become daily practice in a lot of people’s lives. These sites have made significant impact on the individual’s life. However, social media is not only a communication tool for amusement, but it is also an important part of marketing strategies in business life. There is a constant rise in social networking and...

  4. Cosmetic Surgery: Regulatory Challenges in a Global Beauty Market.

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    Griffiths, Danielle; Mullock, Alex

    2017-02-28

    The market for cosmetic surgery tourism is growing with an increase in people travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery. While the reasons for seeking cosmetic surgery abroad may vary the most common reason is financial, but does cheaper surgery abroad carry greater risks? We explore the risks of poorly regulated cosmetic surgery to society generally before discussing how harm might be magnified in the context of cosmetic tourism, where the demand for cheaper surgery drives the market and makes surgery accessible for increasing numbers of people. This contributes to the normalisation of surgical enhancement, creating unhealthy cultural pressure to undergo invasive and risky procedures in the name of beauty. In addressing the harms of poorly regulated surgery, a number of organisations purport to provide a register of safe and ethical plastic surgeons, yet this arguably achieves little and in the absence of improved regulation the risks are likely to grow as the global market expands to meet demand. While the evidence suggests that global regulation is needed, the paper concludes that since a global regulatory response is unlikely, more robust domestic regulation may be the best approach. While domestic regulation may increase the drive towards foreign providers it may also have a symbolic effect which will reduce this drive by making people more aware of the dangers of surgery, both to society and individual physical wellbeing.

  5. Working with Real Companies, Making a Real Impact: Student Perspectives on the Google Online Marketing Challenge

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    Lang, Guido; Ceccucci, Wendy

    2014-01-01

    The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a global student competition in which teams are given $250 to develop and run an online advertising campaign for a business or non-profit organization over a three-week period. Despite the fact that 50,000 students have competed in the Challenge since its inception in 2008, relatively little is known about…

  6. Passive houses in Norway

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    Halse, Andreas

    2008-12-15

    The paper analyzes the introduction of passive houses in the Norwegian house market. Passive houses are houses with extremely low levels of energy consumption for heating, and have not yet been built in Norway, but have started to enter the market in Germany and some other countries. The construction sector is analyzed as a sectoral innovation system. The different elements of the innovation system are studied. This includes government agencies, producers, consumers, finance and education. The analysis shows that passive and low-energy houses are on the verge of market breakthrough. This can partly be explained by economic calculations, and partly by processes of learning and change in the institutional set-up of the sector. The construction sector is a sector characterized by low innovative intensity and little interaction between different agents. Those working to promote passive houses have to some extent managed to cope with these challenges. This has happened by breaking away from the traditional focus of Norwegian energy efficiency policies on technology and the economically rational agents, by instead focusing on knowledge and institutional change at the level of the producers. (Author)

  7. Housing Assistance

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    Emma Baker

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In Australia, an increasing number of households face problems of access to suitable housing in the private market. In response, the Federal and State Governments share responsibility for providing housing assistance to these, mainly low-income, households. A broad range of policy instruments are used to provide and maintain housing assistance across all housing tenures, for example, assisting entry into homeownership, providing affordability assistance in the private rental market, and the provision of socially owned and managed housing options. Underlying each of these interventions is the premise that secure, affordable, and appropriate housing provides not only shelter but also a number of nonshelter benefits to individuals and their households. Although the nonshelter outcomes of housing are well acknowledged in Australia, the understanding of the nonshelter outcomes of housing assistance is less clear. This paper explores nonshelter outcomes of three of the major forms of housing assistance provided by Australian governments—low-income mortgage assistance, social housing, and private rent assistance. It is based upon analysis of a survey of 1,353 low-income recipients of housing assistance, and specifically measures the formulation of health and well-being, financial stress, and housing satisfaction outcomes across these three assistance types. We find clear evidence that health, finance, and housing satisfaction outcomes are associated with quite different factors for individuals in these three major housing assistance types.

  8. The Klout Challenge: Preparing Your Students for Social Media Marketing

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    Bacile, Todd J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses a newly developed class project to aid students in their social media knowledge and experience. "The Klout Challenge" uses a social media influence metric from Klout.com to assess students' level of engagement with others through social media sites. This project produces multiple benefits for students. Students…

  9. The Klout Challenge: Preparing Your Students for Social Media Marketing

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    Bacile, Todd J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses a newly developed class project to aid students in their social media knowledge and experience. "The Klout Challenge" uses a social media influence metric from Klout.com to assess students' level of engagement with others through social media sites. This project produces multiple benefits for students. Students…

  10. The non-profit sector and the market: opportunities & challenges.

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    2001-11-01

    By carefully examining the most important challenges and opportunities facing America's private non-profit organizations, the Non-profit Sector Strategy Group is working to stimulate a new consensus about the non-profit sector's roles and responsibilities, and offer practical recommendations to enhance policy, practice, research, and public education on this crucial set of institutions.

  11. Innovation development for highly energy-efficient housing: Opportunities and challenges related to the adoption of passive houses

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    Mlecnik, E.

    2013-01-01

    In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly

  12. Monetary policy, financial intermediation, current account and housing market - how do they fit together?

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    Stanimira Milcheva

    2012-01-01

    We estimate the role of monetary policy, net capital inflow and credit supply shocks for house prices, residential investment and durable consumption. These fundamental shocks account for three leading hypotheses about the causes of the recent housing bubble in the US: loose monetary policy, a `global saving glut' and loose credit standards for mortgage borrowers. Shocks in credit standards are stemming from variations in the assets of security broker-dealers, as these channel the securitized...

  13. Bubbles Are Departures from Equilibrium Housing Markets: Evidence from Singapore and Taiwan.

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    Tay, Darrell Jiajie; Chou, Chung-I; Li, Sai-Ping; Tee, Shang You; Cheong, Siew Ann

    2016-01-01

    The housing prices in many Asian cities have grown rapidly since mid-2000s, leading to many reports of bubbles. However, such reports remain controversial as there is no widely accepted definition for a housing bubble. Previous studies have focused on indices, or assumed that home prices are lognomally distributed. Recently, Ohnishi et al. showed that the tail-end of the distribution of (Japan/Tokyo) becomes fatter during years where bubbles are suspected, but stop short of using this feature as a rigorous definition of a housing bubble. In this study, we look at housing transactions for Singapore (1995 to 2014) and Taiwan (2012 to 2014), and found strong evidence that the equilibrium home price distribution is a decaying exponential crossing over to a power law, after accounting for different housing types. We found positive deviations from the equilibrium distributions in Singapore condominiums and Zhu Zhai Da Lou in the Greater Taipei Area. These positive deviations are dragon kings, which thus provide us with an unambiguous and quantitative definition of housing bubbles. Also, the spatial-temporal dynamics show that bubble in Singapore is driven by price pulses in two investment districts. This finding provides a valuable insight for policymakers on implementation and evaluation of cooling measures.

  14. Opportunities and challenges of Chinese die-casting market

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    2004-01-01

    The present status and perspectives of Chinese die-casting market were commented. In 2003, the total output of die castings in the whole country was 708 000 tons, in which the outputs of Al-alloy, Zn-alloy, Mg-alloy, Cu-alloy die castings were 474 600 tons, 222 000 tons, 5 800 tons, 5 600 tons, respectively, each accounted for 67%, 31.35%, 0.85%,0.8% of the total. The annual sale volume of die-casting machines was approximately 1 800. And the gross output value of dies approached RMB 38 billion, in which die-casting dies accounted for about 10%. In the die-casting industry of the entire country, the foreign capital enterprises, public-run enterprises, township and village enterprises, private enterprises accounted for over 80% of the total die-casting enterprises. Super huge die-casting groups are forming.

  15. The Challenge of Assessing Creative Problem Solving in Client-Based Marketing Development Projects: A SOLO Taxonomy Approach

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    Jaskari, Minna-Maarit

    2013-01-01

    Creativity and marketing imagination are essential core competencies for marketers. Therefore, higher marketing education emphasizes creativity in several ways. However, assessing creativity and creative problem solving is challenging and tools for this purpose have not been developed in the context of marketing education. To address this gap, we…

  16. The Challenge of Assessing Creative Problem Solving in Client-Based Marketing Development Projects: A SOLO Taxonomy Approach

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    Jaskari, Minna-Maarit

    2013-01-01

    Creativity and marketing imagination are essential core competencies for marketers. Therefore, higher marketing education emphasizes creativity in several ways. However, assessing creativity and creative problem solving is challenging and tools for this purpose have not been developed in the context of marketing education. To address this gap, we…

  17. Shopper marketing: a new challenge for Spanish community pharmacies.

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    Gavilan, Diana; Avello, Maria; Abril, Carmen

    2014-01-01

    Changes that have occurred over the past few decades in retailing and in the health care sector--namely, a drastic reduction in drug profit-margins, and a more critical use of health services by patients--have created a scenario characterized by rising competitiveness. This new context is necessitating community pharmacies (hereafter, pharmacies) to improve their business model through new strategies. Shopper marketing has proven invaluable in other retail settings and therefore, could be a critical element for new practices in pharmacies. First, to analyze how shopping experiences in pharmacies based on new practices in shopper marketing affect shopping behavior. Second, to study the mediating effect of customer satisfaction on the relationship between shopping experiences and shopping behavior. A self-reported questionnaire was developed to measure four concepts: hedonic experience (enjoyable), functional experience (goal-oriented), customer satisfaction and shopping behavior. Data were collected from 28 different pharmacies dispersed throughout Spain. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test the relationships in the theoretical model. First, the measurement model was estimated to assess model fit, reliability, convergent and discriminant validity. Then, the parameters of the structural model were estimated and the mediation effects were subsequently tested. Functional experience and hedonic experience each significantly and positively correlate with consumer satisfaction and with customer shopping behavior (purchases and loyalty). Moreover, the effects of each type of experience on shopping behavior are partially mediated by customer satisfaction. The results suggest that even in Spanish pharmacies, which have traditionally been considered as strictly functional retailers, ensuring customer satisfaction and enhancing shopping behavior now demand more than just functional experiences. Moreover, a customer's experience at a pharmacy can itself trigger a

  18. Dynamic Sustainability: Practitioners' Perspectives on Housing First Implementation Challenges and Model Fidelity Over Time

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    Stergiopoulos, Vicky; Zerger, Suzanne; Jeyaratnam, Jeyagobi; Connelly, Jolynn; Kruk, Katherine; O'Campo, Patricia; Hwang, Stephen

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: Although Housing First (HF) is a popular evidence-based intervention for persons experiencing homelessness and mental illness, research exploring its sustainability over time is scant. This mixed methods study captures practitioners' perspectives on key shifts in implementation of Housing First in a large urban center, and factors…

  19. TARP Monthly Housing Scorecard

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    Department of the Treasury — Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) jointly produce a Monthly Housing Scorecard on the health of the nation’s housing market. The...

  20. Choices and changes in the housing market and community preferences: Reasons for the emergence of gated communities in Egypt

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    Rana Tawfiq Almatarneh

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In the mid-1990s, the Egyptian government embarked on selling large portions of public land to private-sector real estate developers – a major policy shift toward privatization of urban development. To date, the development of more than a hundred privately planned gated residential communities indicates a mass trend in new-town urban development on the outskirts of the Greater Cairo Region (GCR. These private gated residential communities offer a wide range of housing schemes, ranging from middle-class to high-end distinctive, luxurious villas and apartments. In contrast with conventional new-town “master-planning” principles, these large housing developments demonstrate novel design, planning and implementation criteria that reflect market-driven forces rather than standard orthodox public-interest norms. This study attempts to articulate these unconventional factors by investigating the reasons behind gated communities’ proliferation from the perspective of developers in the GCR. This paper argues that real estate developers use common grouping factors in their advertising, such as design, planning, and marketing principles, to re-shape people’s desires and wants. The paper concludes that advertisements package a place as a commodity, romanticize a lifestyle, and sell it as an attractive place that is free of problems.

  1. Excess Liquidity, Housing Price Booms and Policy Challenges in China%Excess Liquidity, Housing Price Booms and Policy Challenges in China

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    Shen Guo; Chen Li

    2011-01-01

    Incorporating asymmetric cost and benefit of supplying excess liquidity into an otherwise standard time inconsistency model this paper offers an explanation of the excess liquidity and housing price booms recently experienced in China. We find that the central bank's incentive to stimulate eeonomie growth with excess liquidity fuels real estate prices and accelerates inflation bias. Therefore, the central bank should free itself from the pressure to achieve an economic growth rate higher than the potential level and assign an appropriate weight to the real estate price fluctuations in the central bank's objective function, so that the central bank "s policy of stimulating economic growth with excess liquidity can be constrained.

  2. Development of Institution Lessors in China's Rental Housing Market%我国住房租赁市场发展机构出租人之探讨

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    徐跃进; 刘洪玉

    2015-01-01

    住房租赁市场是住房市场的重要组成部分.我国住房租赁需求旺盛,但市场发展程度较低,运行不够规范,缺乏机构出租人的参与.分析市场缺乏机构出租人的原因,在借鉴德国和美国发展经验的基础上,提出了若干政策建议:重视住房租赁市场,培育良好的市场氛围;进行公私合作,向机构出租人提供政策支持;完善金融体系,为机构出租人提供更多的融资渠道.%Rental housing market is an important part of housing market.The demand for rental housing is strong in China,but the rental housing market is immature and disordered without the participation of institution lessors.The reasons for lack of institution lessors are analyzed in this paper.And some policy recommendations are put forward based on the experience of Germany and the United States:The government should pay attention to rental housing market and foster a well market environment;build public-private partnerships and provide policy supports to institution lessors;improve the financial system to create more financing channels.

  3. Analysis of Marketing and Customer Satisfaction in Base Housing Communities of the Monterey Bay Area

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    2011-06-01

    culture and cohesion, accelerate the acculturation of junior personnel, and facilitate support of families of deployed personnel” (Buddin, 1999, p. 4...The policy gives military families less time and adds additional stress to the house hunting process, along with all the other worries of being

  4. Hedonic price models and indices based on boosting applied to the Dutch housing market

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    M. Kagie (Martijn); M.C. van Wezel (Michiel)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractWe create a hedonic price model for house prices for six geographical submarkets in the Netherlands. Our model is based on a recent data mining technique called boosting. Boosting is an ensemble technique that combines multiple models, in our case decision trees, into a combined

  5. Between state and market: Non-profit housing organisations in three national contexts

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    Mullins, D.W.; Milligan, V.; Nieboer, N.E.T.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an international collaborative study5 of non-profit housing involving researchers6 in three countries using a common methodology to engage the leaders of non-profit organisations themselves in the research process. The paper draws on earlier work on the

  6. Market potential for collective self-organized housing interventions in Europe

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    Brouwer, J.; Gerohazi, E.; Szemzo, H.; Luig, K.T.

    2016-01-01

    Collective Self-Organized (CSO) Housing (referring to both renovation of existing stock and construction of new dwellings, with the definitive influence of the residents) has become the center of attention of public authorities and private businesses alike, the main reason being that it is often

  7. Economic sustainability considerations in a local housing market with post-bubble hindsight

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    Kauko, T.J.

    2009-01-01

    Given the pivotal role of the housing bubble in the subsequent credit crunch, the following question may be raised: could the global financial crisis have been moderated if prude property valuations had been made at the time of issuing bank loans, and if governments and institutions had been concern

  8. 77 FR 46447 - Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation...

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    ... statistically valid one-year ACS data is available. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and utility indexes are... housing of a modest (non-luxury) nature with suitable amenities. In addition, all rents subsidized under... that HUD would not want to utilize in setting FMRs (e.g., luxury efficiency apartments that rent...

  9. 76 FR 52057 - Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation...

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    ... where statistically valid one-year ACS data is available. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and... privately owned, decent, and safe rental housing of a modest (non-luxury) nature with suitable amenities. In....g., luxury efficiency apartments that rent for more than typical one-bedroom units). HUD...

  10. Diversified Price Dynamics in some Sub-Segments of the Housing Market

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    Kokot Sebastian G.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The observation of price movements on the real estate market is an extremely difficult task as we have to face problems belonging to two spheres. The first of them is the specific nature of real estate as marketable objects and of the real estate market itself. The second one is the character and quality of data on real estate transaction prices. In this article the author, based on an empirical study, attempts to prove that even in a single segment of a local real estate market the prices in individual sub-segments can fluctuate with different intensity. The range of price movements can be so vast that it seems pointless to apply a single averaged price index for the whole segment, and usually that is what analysts do.

  11. INFLUENCE OF MORTGAGE RATES PRICE FORMATION ON THE PRIMARY HOUSING MARKET

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article considers relationship of pricesin the primary market, depending on theregional origin and type of home, with thevalue of mortgage rates. Assesses thestrength of such a relationship and thepossible effects of changes in such rates.

  12. CHALLENGES OF FINANCIAL AUDIT - THE IMPACT OF INTRODUCING UNIQUE REGULATION OF FINANCIAL MARKETS IN ROMANIA

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    Mitica Pepi

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The theme of our research is related to the new type of relationship between financial audits (statutory and unique regulation of financial markets in Romania.The Romanian authorities have decided as from 2013 regulation of financial markets, capital market, insurance market and private pensions market to achieve by a single entity, this situation will also lead to a number of challenges in the relationship between the auditor and the new regulatory regime. The main elements of our study are: the relationship between the audit committee and regulatory authority; quality of financial reporting for financial market entities. The auditor plays an important role in financial markets because it certifies the financial statements in accordance with European Union practice . It is also interesting to note potential interference that can occur in single regulation between compliance audit and financial stability and return on investment between performance audit and financial markets.In this case, financial regulation can coexist with compliance audit. EU legislation recommends that the auditor discuss with the audit committee the quality and acceptability of the financial reporting process.This recommendation is what should constitute a possible consensus to be highly unlikely between audit committees would align auditors in financial reporting disputes with management financial entities. In this regard, auditors should identify the factors we consider important in determining the quality of financial reporting. .We conducted this research in an effort to identify the possible divergence between the type of regulations that can emit single regulatory authority and the audit process. New regulator will operate on two levels, issue general regulations apply to all three categories of financial markets, capital market, insurance market and private pensions market, but in the same time and in greater extent will issue specific regulations of each market in

  13. From Tech Skills to Life Skills: Google Online Marketing Challenge and Experiential Learning

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    Croes, Jo-Anne V.; Visser, Melina M.

    2015-01-01

    The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) is a global, online student competition sponsored by Google. It is a prime example of an experiential learning activity that includes using real money ($250 sponsored by Google) with a real client. The GOMC has yielded compelling results in student engagement and learning objectives related to the…

  14. From Tech Skills to Life Skills: Google Online Marketing Challenge and Experiential Learning

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    Croes, Jo-Anne V.; Visser, Melina M.

    2015-01-01

    The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) is a global, online student competition sponsored by Google. It is a prime example of an experiential learning activity that includes using real money ($250 sponsored by Google) with a real client. The GOMC has yielded compelling results in student engagement and learning objectives related to the…

  15. 公积金制度对上海住房市场量价波动的影响研究%On the Impacts of Housing Provident Fund System on the Fluctuations in Shanghai~s Housing Market

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    杨刚; 王洪卫

    2012-01-01

    通过运用状态空间模型与卡尔曼滤波解法,本文实证分析了住房公积金制度对上海市住房市场价格与成交量波动的影响。文章认为公积金制度有力增强了居民住房消费能力,但同时也是助推房价泡沫化的重要因素之一。因此目前的住房公积金政策应该进行适当微调,以充分发挥其积极作用的同时抑制其不利影响,进一步完善我国住房保障体系。%This paper employs state-space models and Kalman filtering solution to study the impact of housing provident fund system on the fluctuations in Shanghai's housing mar-ket. The empirical result shows that the housing provident fund system leads to the increase in housing consumption ability and also is an important reason for housing bubble in Shanghai. Therefore, the present housing provident fund policies should be modified slightly aiming at making full use of the positive function of housing provident fund system and restrai-ning its adverse effects in order to perfect China's housing security system.

  16. Perceptions of private market landlords who rent to tenants of a Housing First program.

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    Aubry, Tim; Cherner, Rebecca; Ecker, John; Jetté, Jonathan; Rae, Jennifer; Yamin, Stephanie; Sylvestre, John; Bourque, Jimmy; McWilliams, Nancy

    2015-06-01

    The rental of housing units by landlords to participants in Housing First (HF) programs is critical to the success of these programs. Therefore, it is important to understand the experiences of landlords with having these individuals as tenants. The paper presents findings of qualitative interviews with 23 landlords who rented to tenants from a HF program located in a small city and adjoining rural area in eastern Canada and in which approximately 75 % of tenants had been housed for at least six consecutive months at 2 years in the program. Findings showed that landlords are motivated to rent to HF tenants for financial and pro-social reasons. They reported holding a range of positive, neutral, and negative perceptions of these tenants. They identified problems encountered with some HF tenants that included disruptive visitors, conflict with other tenants, constant presence in their apartments, and poor upkeep of units. On the other hand, landlords perceived HF tenants as being mostly good tenants who are similar to their other tenants. Implications for practice in the context of HF programs are discussed.

  17. Challenging Competition with CSR: Going Beyond the Marketing Mix to Make a Difference

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Social initiatives that make a difference for the consumers are able to win consumers’ hearts and build close and lasting relationships. A program that offers real participation and goes beyond the standard marketing mix can therefore effectively reshape the competitive game with a market leader. Key consumer/societal problems present unprecedented opportunities for companies to gain long-term competitive advantages by creating both social and business value. We show how making a noticeable difference in the quality of oral health care of the children in Hispanic immigrant communities helped an American brand gain significant ground in this market. Rather than competing head-to-head against the market leader by making incremental improvements in product attributes or relying on price promotions, the challenging brand resorted to an innovative CSR initiative.

  18. 1996-2004 Trends in the Single-Family Housing Market: Spatial Analysis of the Residential Sector

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    Anderson, Dave M.; Elliott, Douglas B.

    2006-09-05

    This report provides a detailed geographic analysis of two specific topics affecting the residential sector. First, we performed an analysis of new construction market trends using annual building permit data. We report summarized tables and national maps to help illustrate market conditions. Second, we performed a detailed geographic analysis of the housing finance market. We analyzed mortgage application data to provide citable statistics and detailed geographic summarization of the residential housing picture in the US for each year in the 1996-2004 period. The databases were linked to geographic information system tools to provide various map series detailing the results geographically. Looking at these results geographically may suggest potential new markets for TD programs addressing the residential sector that have not been considered previously. For example, we show which lenders affect which regions and which income or mortgage product classes. These results also highlight the issue of housing affordability. Energy efficiency R&D programs focused on developing new technology for the residential sector must be conscious of the costs of products resulting from research that will eventually impact the home owner or new home buyer. Results indicate that home values as a proportion of median family income in Building America communities are closely aligned with the national average of home value as a proportion of median income. Other key findings: • The share of home building and home buying activity continues to rise steadily in the Hot-Dry and Hot-Humid climate zones, while the Mixed-Humid and Cold climate zone shares continue to decline. Other zones remain relatively stable in terms of share of housing activity. • The proportion of home buyers having three times the median family income for their geography has been steadily increasing during the study period. • Growth in the Hispanic/Latino population and to a lesser degree in the Asian population has

  19. Challenges of executing heavy oil projects in today's market

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    Brunka, G. [Bantrel Inc., Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2001-07-01

    Alberta's industrial project scene from 1981 to 2000 was presented in this power point presentation with particular focus on proposed bitumen recovery projects and heavy oil project challenges. A graph depicting GTG world orders by region (Americas, Asia and Europe) showed that U.S. market continues to drive global growth. Major industrial projects in Alberta were highlighted and employment requirements by sector were outlined. In addition, mitigation measures that are needed to successfully deal with the unique challenges of today's market were described. It was noted that in recent years lower capital expenditure by the industry in general has resulted in corporate downsizing or mergers which in turn have resulted in lower technical and operational knowledge. Some of the current challenges facing the industry are new demands for water treatment expertise and an aging workforce. It was concluded that effective mitigation will require a disciplined approach within a flexible framework.1 tab., 7 figs.

  20. Bringing the Market Back In? Institutional complementarity and hierarchy in Dutch housing and health care

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    J-K. Helderman

    2007-01-01

    textabstractFrom the 1980s onwards, governments began to rediscover the benefits of the market as an alternative governance mechanism for allocation in systems of social provisions. Yet, if social policy regimes are delegated the task of providing goods and services that are not easily produced by

  1. Homeownership and the labour market in Europe

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    van Ewijk, C.; van Leuvensteijn, M.

    2009-01-01

    Increasing labour market flexibility is at the top of the European agenda. A new and challenging view is a lack of mobility in the labour market may arise from rigidities in the housing market. The research in this book has been inspired by the intriguing hypothesis put forward by Andrew Oswald that

  2. Benefits and Challenges of Achieving a Mainstream Market for Electric Vehicles

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    Ungar, Edward [Taratec Corporation; Mueller, Howard [Taratec Corporation; Smith, Brett [Center for Automotive Research

    2010-08-01

    The Plug-in Hybrid electric Vehicle (PHEV) Market Introduction Study Final Report identified a range of policies, incentives and regulations designed to enhance the probability of success in commercializing PHEVs as they enter the automotive marketplace starting in 2010. The objective of the comprehensive PHEV Value Proposition study, which encompasses the PHEV Market Introduction Study, is to better understand the value proposition that PHEVs (as well as other plug-in electric vehicle platforms - PEVs) provide to the auto companies themselves, to the consumer and to the public at large as represented by the government and its public policies. In this report we use the more inclusive term PEVs, to include PHEVs, BEVs (battery electric vehicles that operate only on battery) and EREVs (extended range electric vehicles that combine battery electric vehicles with an internal combustion engine that charges the battery as needed). The objective of Taratec's contribution to Phase 2 of the PHEV Value Proposition Study is to develop a clear understanding of the benefits of PEVs to three stakeholders - auto original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), utilities, and the government - and of the technical and commercial challenges and risks to be overcome in order to achieve commercial success for these vehicles. The goal is to understand the technical and commercial challenges in moving from the 'early adopters' at the point of market introduction of these vehicles to a 'sustainable' mainstream market in which PEVs and other PEVs represent a normal, commercially available and attractive vehicle to the mainstream consumer. For the purpose of this study, that sustainable market is assumed to be in place in the 2030 timeframe. The principal focus of the study is to better understand the technical and commercial challenges in the transition from early adopters to a sustainable mainstream consumer market. Effectively, that translates to understanding the

  3. PRESSURE OF AGEING ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. CHALLENGES AND LIMITS FOR THE LABOUR MARKET

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available sing official statistics, the paper aims to contribute to regional perspective of labour market challenges and limits and the increasing number of elderly people participating in economic activity. Regional level is considered for analysing the social productivity of labour in terms of GDP and employment. The employment is analysed from the perspective of share and structure of elderly people on the labour market. In this respect, activity rates, ageing index and economic dependency ratio are reviewed. In order to shape the determinants of employment of elderly people, poverty measures at NUTS 2 level are figured out.

  4. Pharmaceutical Market Access: current state of affairs and key challenges – results of the Market Access Launch Excellence Inventory (MALEI

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    Marcus A. Koch

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To take inventory of the current state of affairs of Market Access Launch Excellence in the life sciences industry. To identify key gaps and challenges for Market Access (MA and discuss how they can be addressed. To generate a baseline for benchmarking MA launch excellence. Methodology: An online survey was conducted with pharmaceutical executives primarily working in MA, marketing, or general management. The survey aimed to evaluate MA excellence prerequisites across the product life cycle (rated by importance and level of implementation and to describe MA activity models in the respective companies. Composite scores were calculated from respondents’ ratings and answers. Results: Implementation levels of MA excellence prerequisites generally lagged behind their perceived importance. Item importance and the respective level of implementation correlated well, which can be interpreted as proof of the validity of the questionnaire. The following areas were shown to be particularly underimplemented: 1 early integration of MA and health economic considerations in research and development decision making, 2 developing true partnerships with payers, including the development of services ‘beyond the pill’, and 3 consideration of human resource and talent management. The concept of importance-adjusted implementation levels as a hybrid parameter was introduced and shown to be a viable tool for benchmarking purposes. More than 70% of respondents indicated that their companies will invest broadly in MA in terms of capital and headcount within the next 3 years. Conclusions: MA (launch excellence needs to be further developed in order to close implementation gaps across the entire product life cycle. As MA is a comparatively young pharmaceutical discipline in a complex and dynamic environment, this effort will require strategic focus and dedication. The Market Access Launch Excellence Inventory benchmarking tool may help guide decision

  5. The policy challenges of tradable credits: A critical review of eight markets

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    Sovacool, Benjamin K., E-mail: bsovacool@nus.edu.s [Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772 (Singapore)

    2011-02-15

    This article offers a critical review of eight tradable permit markets: water permits at Fox River, Wisconsin; the U.S. leaded gasoline phase-out; sulfur dioxide credits under the U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) for controlling ozone and acid rain in Southern California; renewable energy credit trading at the regional level in the United States; individual transferrable quotas for fisheries at the national level in New Zealand; carbon credits traded under the European Union-Emissions Trading Scheme; and carbon offsets permitted under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. By 'critical' the article does not fully weigh the costs and benefits of each tradable credit scheme and instead identifies key challenges and problems. By 'review' the author relied exclusively on secondary data from an interdisciplinary review of the academic literature. Rather than performing as economic theory suggests, the article shows that in many cases credit markets are prone to compromises in program design, transaction costs, price volatility, leakage, and environmental degradation. The article concludes by discussing the implications of these problems for those seeking to design more equitable and effective public policies addressing environmental degradation and climate change. - Research Highlights: {yields}This study reviews eight tradable credit markets. {yields}It finds that markets are prone to common problems. {yields}It concludes that tradable permit markets are political instruments as much as they are economic ones.

  6. Long range dependency and forecasting of housing price index and mortgage market rate: evidence of subprime crisis

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    Nadhem Selmi

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we examine and forecast the House Price Index (HPI and mortgage market rate in terms of the description of the subprime crisis. We use a semi-parametric local polynomial Whittle estimator proposed by Shimotsu et al. (2005 [Shimotsu, K., & Phillips, P.C.B. (2005, Exact local Whittle estimation of fractional integration. The Annals of Statistics, 33(4, 1890-1933.] in a long memory parameter time series. Empirical investigation of HPI and mortgage market rate shows that these variables are more persistent when the d estimates are found on the Shimotsu method than on the one of Künsch (1987 [Künsch, H.R. (1987. Statistical aspects of self-similar processes. In Y. Prokhorov and V.V. Sazanov (eds., Proceedings of the First World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, VNU Science Press, Utrecht, 67-74.]. The estimating forecast values are more realistic and they strongly reflect the present US economy actuality in the two series as indicated by the forecast evaluation topics.

  7. A Controlled Challenge Study on Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) in House Dust and the Immune Response in Human Nasal Mucosa of Allergic Subjects

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    Deutschle, Tom; Reiter, Rudolf; Butte, Werner; Heinzow, Birger; Keck, Tilman; Riechelmann, Herbert

    2008-01-01

    Background Few studies have yet addressed the effects of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in house dust on human nasal mucosa. Objectives We investigated the effects of house dust containing DEHP on nasal mucosa of healthy and house dust mite (HDM)–allergic subjects in a short-term exposure setting. Methods We challenged 16 healthy and 16 HDM-allergic subjects for 3 hr with house dust at a concentration of 300 μg/m3 containing either low (0.41 mg/g) or high (2.09 mg/g) levels of DEHP. Exposu...

  8. A CCL24-dependent pathway augments eosinophilic airway inflammation in house dust mite-challenged Cd163(-/-) mice.

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    Dai, C; Yao, X; Gordon, E M; Barochia, A; Cuento, R A; Kaler, M; Meyer, K S; Keeran, K J; Nugent, G Z; Jeffries, K R; Qu, X; Yu, Z-X; Aponte, A; Gucek, M; Dagur, P K; McCoy, J P; Levine, S J

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    CD163 is a macrophage scavenger receptor with anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory functions. Here, we report that alveolar macrophages (AMΦs) from asthmatic subjects had reduced cell-surface expression of CD163, which suggested that CD163 might modulate the pathogenesis of asthma. Consistent with this, house dust mite (HDM)-challenged Cd163(-/-) mice displayed increases in airway eosinophils and mucous cell metaplasia (MCM). The increased airway eosinophils and MCM in HDM-challenged Cd163(-/-) mice were mediated by augmented CCL24 production and could be reversed by administration of a neutralizing anti-CCL24 antibody. A proteomic analysis identified the calcium-dependent binding of CD163 to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus peptidase 1 (Der p1). Der p1-challenged Cd163(-/-) mice had the same phenotype as HDM-challenged Cd163(-/-) mice with increases in airway eosinophils, MCM and CCL24 production, while Der p1 induced CCL24 secretion by bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMΦs) from Cd163(-/-) mice, but not BMMΦs from wild-type (WT) mice. Finally, airway eosinophils and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid CCL24 levels were increased in Der p1-challenged WT mice that received adoptively transferred AMΦ's from Cd163(-/-) mice. Thus, we have identified CD163 as a macrophage receptor that binds Der p1. Furthermore, we have shown that HDM-challenged Cd163(-/-) mice have increased eosinophilic airway inflammation and MCM that are mediated by a CCL24-dependent mechanism.

  9. Fostering sustained energy behavior change and increasing energy literacy in a student housing energy challenge

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    Brewer, Robert Stephen

    We designed the Kukui Cup challenge to foster energy conservation and increase energy literacy. Based on a review of the literature, the challenge combined a variety of elements into an overall game experience, including: real-time energy feedback, goals, commitments, competition, and prizes. We designed a software system called Makahiki to provide the online portion of the Kukui Cup challenge. Energy use was monitored by smart meters installed on each floor of the Hale Aloha residence halls on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus. In October 2011, we ran the UH Kukui Cup challenge for the over 1000 residents of the Hale Aloha towers. To evaluate the Kukui Cup challenge, I conducted three experiments: challenge participation, energy literacy, and energy use. Many residents participated in the challenge, as measured by points earned and actions completed through the challenge website. I measured the energy literacy of a random sample of Hale Aloha residents using an online energy literacy questionnaire administered before and after the challenge. I found that challenge participants' energy knowledge increased significantly compared to non-challenge participants. Positive self-reported energy behaviors increased after the challenge for both challenge participants and non-participants, leading to the possibility of passive participation by the non-challenge participants. I found that energy use varied substantially between and within lounges over time. Variations in energy use over time complicated the selection of a baseline of energy use to compare the levels during and after the challenge. The best team reduced its energy use during the challenge by 16%. However, team energy conservation did not appear to correlate to participation in the challenge, and there was no evidence of sustained energy conservation after the challenge. The problems inherent in assessing energy conservation using a baseline call into question this common practice. My research has

  10. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE SOFTWARE MARKET: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR BRAZILIAN COMPANIES

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    Oscar Roberto Burzynski

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the potential for internationalization of the Brazilian software industry from the perspective of software developers and service providers. The purpose of the study conducted was to better understand the way Brazilian software companies relate to the international software market by comparing the perceptions of entrepreneurs and those of government agency officials responsible for increasing Brazil's participation in the international software market. Data collection took place by means of semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs and government agency officials. The data gathered was subjected to content analysis. Results show that Brazilian software companies perform poorly with regard to levels of exporting their products and services for a number of reasons, among which the most outstanding is that they still think that the internal market offers enough challenges and opportunities.

  11. Challenges of stimulating a market for social innovation - provision of a national health account.

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    Wass, Sofie; Vimarlund, Vivian

    2015-01-01

    Innovation in healthcare can be associated with social innovation and the mission to contribute to a shared value that benefits not only individuals or organizations but the society as a whole. In this paper, we present the prerequisites of stimulating a market for social innovations by studying the introduction of a national health account. The results show that there is a need to clarify if a national health account should be viewed as a public good or not, to clarify the financial responsibilities of different actors, to establish clear guidelines and to develop regulations concerning price, quality and certification of actors. The ambition to stimulate the market through a national health account is a promising start. However, the challenges have to be confronted in order for public and private actors to collaborate and build a market for social innovations such as a national health account.

  12. Challenges in Improving Customer Focus in Small-Sized House-building Companies in Brazil

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    Carlos T. Formoso

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Some important changes in the business environment in several countries are forcing house-building companies to change their competitive strategies. This paper discusses a set of customer servicing practices, which have been adopted by small-sized house-building companies in Brazil that have been involved in quality management improvement programs, emphasizing customer satisfaction measurement. Such practices are referred to a model of the customer servicing process that integrates the main customer-interaction functions from product inception to building operation. Based on multiple case studies and also on a literature review, the main difficulties faced by this sector in terms of improving customer satisfaction are discussed and some improvement opportunities are pointed out.

  13. New scenes and houses for literature - a challenge for cultural and public library policy?

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    2012-01-01

    /Nordic examples. The discussion gives some explanations of these scenes and activities from a sociological view of the literary life and in relation to e.g. experience economy, states that the public cultural policy mostly has fluctuated regarding these scenes and houses, and suggests generally a need to clarify......The paper focuses on the emergence of new initiatives and undertakings in the field of promotion and use of literature in comparison with the possibilities and practices of the traditional public library institutions and of public cultural policy. First a description of a dual development...... of the public library and of UNESCO’s agenda City of literature makes a setting; then three parts mention different scenes and initiatives: small scenes for performance of literature, festivals of literature as a mode, and – more detailed – the various types of houses of literature - with primarily Danish...

  14. New scenes and houses for literature - a challenge for cultural and public library policy?

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    Lund, Niels D.

    2012-01-01

    The paper focuses on the emergence of new initiatives and undertakings in the field of promotion and use of literature in comparison with the possibilities and practices of the traditional public library institutions and of public cultural policy. First a description of a dual development...... of the public library and of UNESCO’s agenda City of literature makes a setting; then three parts mention different scenes and initiatives: small scenes for performance of literature, festivals of literature as a mode, and – more detailed – the various types of houses of literature - with primarily Danish....../Nordic examples. The discussion gives some explanations of these scenes and activities from a sociological view of the literary life and in relation to e.g. experience economy, states that the public cultural policy mostly has fluctuated regarding these scenes and houses, and suggests generally a need to clarify...

  15. Inflation targeting challenges in emerging market countries: The case of Serbia

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the past two decades Inflation targeting has been the monetary policy framework of choice for many developed nations around the world. A significant number of emerging market countries have gradually subscribed to the same monetary regime, but with different levels of success. Certain differences among emerging markets in terms of overall macroeconomic environment, strength of basic monetary policy tools, and institutional development have had an effect on the performance of inflation targeting. This paper focuses on the fulfilment of basic preconditions for implementation of inflation targeting in emerging market countries, and on results and challenges of inflation targeting implementation in Serbia more than six years after its introduction. Special attention is paid to high dollarization (euroization, which poses a serious challenge for inflation targeting, and to modification of the Taylor rule for dollarized economies. For inflation targeting in Serbia to be more effective, a (gradual decrease in overall dollarization (euroization, fiscal discipline and sustainability, and an increase in the independence and capacity of the central bank are needed, among other things. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179005: Risks of Financial Institutions and Markets in Serbia -Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Approaches

  16. Measurement of activity in social media – a challenge for contemporary marketing research

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    Joanna Płuciennik

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Popularity of social media among Internet users resulted in popularity of this medium among companies looking for contact with the participants of the community. Social media became as well a marketing research area of interest. Challenges social media researchers are facing, such as a combination of quantitative and qualitative aspects, and the problem of complexity and the selection of indicators, demonstrate the need to systematize the knowledge in this area.

  17. CHALLENGES FOR SPORT PEDAGOGY DUE TO THE INFLUENCE OF MARKETING ON CONTEMPORARY SPORT

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    Beneli, Leandro de Melo; Proni,Marcelo Weishaupt; Montagner,Paulo Cesar

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT The basic motivation of this essay comes from the need to understand some relationships that are established in the teaching environment of sports for kids, from the transformations of contemporary sport. Our goal is to discuss the challenges to the pedagogical practice and the role of the sport educator face of changes in the sport-spectacle and its interface with sports marketing. The methodology was based on literature search in order to substantiate a theoretical discussion and b...

  18. THE CHALLENGES FOR MARKETING DISTANCE EDUCATION IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT An Integrated Approach

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    2009-01-01

    THE CHALLENGES FOR MARKETING DISTANCE EDUCATION IN ONLINEENVIRONMENT An Integrated ApproachEdited by Prof. Dr. Ugur DEMIRAY,Assist. Prof. Dr. N. Serdar SEVER,Print ISBN 978-975-06-0596-3, Electronic ISBN 978-975-98590-6-0,732pp. 2009, Anadolu University, Eskisehir-Turkey(Available from http://www.midasebook.com)Reviewed by Associate Professor, Natalija LEPKOVADoctor of technological sciencesDepartment of Construction Economicsand Property ManagementVilnius Gediminas Technical University,LITHU...

  19. Assessing the comparative effectiveness of newly marketed medications: methodological challenges and implications for drug development.

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    Schneeweiss, S; Gagne, J J; Glynn, R J; Ruhl, M; Rassen, J A

    2011-12-01

    Comparative-effectiveness research (CER) aims to produce actionable evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of medical products and interventions as they are used outside of controlled research settings. Although CER evidence regarding medications is particularly needed shortly after market approval, key methodological challenges include (i) potential bias due to channeling of patients to the newly marketed medication because of various patient-, physician-, and system-related factors; (ii) rapid changes in the characteristics of the user population during the early phase of marketing; and (iii) lack of timely data and the often small number of users in the first few months of marketing. We propose a mix of approaches to generate comparative-effectiveness data in the early marketing period, including sequential cohort monitoring with secondary health-care data and propensity score (PS) balancing, as well as extended follow-up of phase III and phase IV trials, indirect comparisons of placebo-controlled trials, and modeling and simulation of virtual trials.

  20. Fostering Sustained Energy Behavior Change and Increasing Energy Literacy in a Student Housing Energy Challenge

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    Brewer, Robert Stephen

    2013-01-01

    We designed the Kukui Cup challenge to foster energy conservation and increase energy literacy. Based on a review of the literature, the challenge combined a variety of elements into an overall game experience, including: real-time energy feedback, goals, commitments, competition, and prizes. We designed a software system called Makahiki to…

  1. Geothermal energy and the utility market -- the opportunities and challenges for expanding geothermal energy in a competitive supply market: Proceedings

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    1992-01-01

    Each year the Geothermal Division of the US Department of Energy conducts an in-depth review of its entire geothermal R D program. The conference serves several purposes: a status report on current R D activities, an assessment of progress and problems, a review of management issues, and a technology transfer opportunity between DOE and the US geothermal city. This year's conference, Program Review X, was held in San Francisco on March 24--26, 1992. The theme of the review, Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market -- The Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Geothermal Energy in a Competitive Supply Market,'' focused on the needs of the electric utility sector. Geothermal energy, with its power capacity potential of 10 GWe by the year 2010, can provide reliable, enviromentally clean electricity which can help offset the projected increase in demand. Program Review X consisted of seven sessions including an opening session with presentations by Mr. Vikram Budhraja, Vice President of System Planning and Operations, Southern California Edison Company, and Mr. Richard Jaros, President and Chief Operating Officer, California Energy Company. The six technical sessions included presentations by the relevant field researchers covering DOE-sponsored R D in hydrothermal, hot dry rock, and geopressured energy. Individual projects are processed separately for the data bases.

  2. Marketing.

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    Doyle, Peter

    1987-01-01

    Explores the role of marketing in the modern firm and the key tasks of marketing management. Defines the term "marketing" and discusses it as an economic concept. Discusses three key marketing principals. (RKM)

  3. 基于合理租售比的青岛市住宅市场分析%A Study on Housing Market based on Reasonable Ratio of House Price to Rental in Qingdao

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    张钦钦; 闫弘文; 刘玲玲

    2013-01-01

    Based on theoretical analysis of ratio of house price to rental,the calculation model of reasonable ratio of house price to rental was established according to the data of residential land transfer and the trading case of the real estate market in Qingdao.Calculating the actual ratio of house price to rental about all levels of land,the results show that the difference of the actual ratio of house price to rental and reasonable ratio of house price to rental is big,it turned out that there are some bubbles in real estate market of Qingdao.Analysis the reasons and puts forward the related suggestion,and guide the healthy and stable development of real estate market in Qingdao.%  本文在租售比理论分析的基础上,根据青岛市土地出让和房地产市场交易案例,建立了青岛市合理租售比计算模型,测算了城区各级别土地的实际租售比。结果显示,青岛市城区各级别实际租售比与合理租售比差异较大,表明青岛市房地产市场存在一定的泡沫。本文对其原因进行了分析,并提出了相关建议,以期引导青岛市房地产市场健康稳定发展。

  4. A Countrywide House Price Index for 152 Years

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    Lunde, Jens; Helding Madsen, Anders; Lundbæk Laursen, Maria

    for creating the house price index arose, especially in converting the previous registered house prices in the statistics into current market prices. In real terms, the average sale price index increased more than the SPAR index for the years where the two indices were compared, and the difference express...... in house prices is depicted. The Danish house price index covering all the 152 years is in reality a simple average sale price index for houses. From 1920 on it was possible to construct another and a “pure” house price index, based on the Sales Price Appraisal Ratio (SPAR) method. Several challenges...... the qualitative improvement of the sold house through the years. The SPAR index contains long house price cycles, and the unique recent bubble is observed. The development in real prices holds no arguments for the SPAR index will increase in the long run. Already published long house price indices exist...

  5. How much choice is there in housing choice vouchers? Neighborhood risk and free market rental housing accessibility for active drug users in Hartford, Connecticut

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    Convey Mark

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Since the mid-1970s, the dominant model for U.S. federal housing policy has shifted from unit-based programs to tenant based vouchers and certificates, intended to allow recipients a choice in their housing and neighborhoods. Surprisingly little research has examined the question of where those with Section 8 housing vouchers are able to live, but some research suggests that voucher holders are more likely to reside in distressed neighborhoods than unsubsidized renter households. Further, federal housing policy has limited drug users' access to housing subsidies. In turn, neighborhood disorder has been associated with higher levels of injection drug risk behaviors, and higher drug-related mortality. This paper explores rental accessibility and neighborhood characteristics of advertised rental housing in Hartford CT. Methods Brief telephone interviews were conducted with landlords or management companies with units to rent in Hartford to explore housing accessibility measured as initial move in costs, credit and criminal background checks, and whether rental subsidies were accepted. These data were supplemented with in-depth interviews with landlords, shelter staff and active users of heroin, crack or cocaine. Apartments for rent were geocoded and mapped using ArcGIS. We used location quotients to identify areas where low-income rental housing is concentrated. Finally, we mapped apartments in relation to drug and violent arrest rates in each neighborhood. Results High security deposits, criminal background and credit checks limit housing accessibility even for drug users receiving vouchers. While most landlords or management companies accepted housing subsidies, several did not. Voucher units are concentrated in neighborhoods with high poverty neighborhoods. Landlords reported little incentive to accept rental subsidies in neighborhoods with low crime rates, but appreciated the guarantee provided by Section 8 in high crime

  6. THE CHALLENGES FOR MARKETING DISTANCE EDUCATION IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT An Integrated Approach

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Distance education, or distance learning, is a field ofeducation that focuses on the pedagogy and andragogy,technology, and instructional systems design that aim todeliver education to students who are not physically "on site".According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ―is a processto create and provide access to learning when the source ofinformation and the learners are separated by time anddistance, or both.‖ In other words, distance learning is theprocess of creating an educational experience of equalqualitative value for the learner to best suit their needsoutside the classroom. Rather than attending courses inperson, teachers and students may communicate at times oftheir own choosing by exchanging printed or electronic media,or through technology that allows them to communicate inreal time and through other online ways.The purpose of marketing is to understand trends in the field and customer needs in aglobal marketplace. In this case the customers are students and they could be called as a ―kings‖ of the market. This is a challenge with online learning because the field is in a constant state of development. Marketing online education programs is becoming more of a necessity as global competition increases. To be on time and in a right place-this is the target of distance learning marketing. 37 authors wrote 22 chapters from different 17 universities in 6 countries.This book is divided into six sections, each dealing with a different aspect of marketing for distance learning programs: strategic framework of marketing for open and distance learning programs; advertising, promotion, intellectual property issues and collaborativedistance education; marketing in global context; marketing of language teaching via distance and online programs; three specific case studies from Turkey; lessons learned and literature review.Strategic Framework of Marketing For Open And Distance Learning ProgramsIn the first chapter

  7. Relaunching a national social marketing campaign: expectations and challenges for the "new" ParticipACTION.

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    Faulkner, Guy; McCloy, Cora; Plotnikoff, Ronald C; Tremblay, Mark S

    2011-07-01

    ParticipACTION is a Canadian physical activity communications and social marketing organization that has been relaunched in 2007 after a 6-year hiatus. The purpose of this study is to qualitatively identify and describe the expectations and challenges the relaunch of the new ParticipACTION may present for existing physical activity organizations. Using a purposeful sampling strategy, the authors conduct semistructured telephone interviews with 49 key informants representing a range of national, provincial, and local organizations with a mandate to promote physical activity. Overall, there is strong support in seeing ParticipACTION relaunched. However, organizational expectations and/or their ideal vision for it are mixed. Organizations envision and support its performing an overarching social marketing and advocacy role, and in providing tools and resources that supplement existing organizational activities. Four major organizational challenges are identified concerning overlapping mandates, partnership and leadership concerns, competition for funding, and capacity concerns. Social marketing initiatives, such as ParticipACTION, may not be able to maximize their impact unless they address the expectations and concerns of competing organizations with a mandate to promote physical activity.

  8. Occupational Safety and Health and Healthy Housing: A Review of Opportunities and Challenges.

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    Jacobs, David E; Forst, Linda

    2017-07-07

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) risks in construction of healthy housing (HH) have not been examined and collaboration between HH and OSH professionals is inadequate. The World Health Organization is developing international HH guidelines and the International Labour Organization is working to improve OSH in construction globally. We searched for exemplary reports (including gray literature) on construction hazards; preventive measures for occupants and workers; OSH frameworks, laws, and regulations; definitions; and HH. Healthy housing construction typically improves ventilation, moisture and mold, pest control, injury hazards, cleanability, maintenance, accessibility, thermal conditioning, and avoidance of toxic building materials. To date, this work is done without explicit requirements for worker health. Construction is among the most hazardous sectors around the globe, although protective measures are well known, including engineering and administrative controls and provision of personal protective equipment. Residential construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance are fragmented, consisting mostly of small companies without proper OSH training, equipment, and knowledge of HH principles. Residential construction is often undertaken by informal or unauthorized workers, putting them at high risk. Reduced exposure to toxic building materials is an example of a benefit for both workers and occupants if OSH and HH collaboration can be improved. By recognizing that homes under new construction or renovation are both a workplace and a residence, HH and OSH initiatives can apply public health principles to occupants and workers simultaneously. This article publishes key definitions, hazards and interventions common to both fields. A global increase in residential construction and renewed global interest in HH poses both risks and opportunities for primary prevention. Policy and practice interventions can benefit the health of occupants and those who work on

  9. Postmodernism Challenge to Modern Marketing and Marketing Reconstruction%后现代主义对现代营销的挑战及营销变革

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    曹小春

    2014-01-01

    The Postmodernism challenges the modern marketing in the understanding of the nature of human being,consumption,consumer,enterprise and communication.It forces us to consider changes in marketing.The most basic shift in marketing is from unilateral marketing to the embedded type;the derivatives of the basic shift are from managed marketing to collaborative marketing,from centralized marketing to decentralized marketing,and from planned marketing to random marketing.%后现代主义在对于人、消费、消费者、企业、沟通的本质的认识方面挑战了现代营销,迫使我们考虑进行营销变革。最基本的营销变革应该是从单边性营销向嵌入性营销转变,其派生变革包括从管理性营销向合作性营销转变、从集中性营销向分散性营销转变、从计划性营销向随机性营销转变。

  10. [Marketing mix in a radiology department: challenges for future radiologists in management].

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    Claikens, B

    1998-08-01

    Radiology has gained an enviable position among medial specialities. Developments in new technology expand its horizons and the volume of radiologic imaging techniques and procedures increase far more than the overall growth in health care services. In this position radiology has become a prime target for restrictions, cutbacks, controlled financing in an area of managed care and new national health care policy based on partially fixed budgets. Future health care takers have to choose the best available diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Evidence based medicine, cost-utility analysis, diagnostic performance analysis, patient outcome analysis, technology assessment and guidelines for practice are means to guide us through our obligatory choice. Our major objective is to use the most performant available imaging technique or intervention to achieve the best possible outcome for our patient at lower possible costs. A strategic response from radiologists is required to meet the imperatives of this new management situation. They must do far more than interpret imaging procedures. They must work as efficient managers of imaging resources, organise their practices and define their marketing-strategies using the different, so-called, marketing-mix elements. The challenges will be great but the rewards are worth our best efforts. In this article we highlight the marketing responsibilities of future radiologists and their clinical practice in this new socio-economic environment and we present different useful marketing tools.

  11. Dilemmas and Challenges in the Marketing of Hybrid Organizations: A Theoretical Exploration of Dutch Sheltered Work Companies

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    E.J. van der Torre (Lieske); H.J.M. Fenger (Menno); M.J.W. van Twist (Mark); D. Bressers (Daphne)

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ This article explores the dilemmas and challenges that hybrid organizations face when developing marketing strategies. Hybrid organizations are organizations that combine tasks and characteristics of governmental organizations, private (for profit) organizations, and no

  12. A Review of the Different Marketing Opinions on Marketers’ Maturity and Challenges in the Second Half of 2014

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    PURCAREA, Theodor

    2014-01-01

    Marketers are increasingly challenged to understand the topics that customers want to hear about and to make sure they have the correct data on customers they are trying to reach, to make every interaction count by matching content and device with the customer and their context, to ensure the orchestration of the six A’s of marketing performance management. They also need to understand the role of marketing technologists and to increase their ability to link different technologies, being awar...

  13. [Opportunity and challenge of post-marketing evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine].

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    Du, Xiao-Xi; Song, Hai-Bo; Ren, Jing-Tian; Yang, Le; Guo, Xiao-Xin; Pang, Yu

    2014-09-01

    Post-marketing evaluation is a process which evaluate the risks and benefits of drug clinical application comprehensively and systematically, scientific and systematic results of post-marketing evaluation not only can provide data support for clinical application of traditional Chinese medicine, but also can be a reliable basis for the supervision department to develop risk control measures. With the increasing demands for treatment and prevention of disease, traditional Chinese medicine has been widely used, and security issues are also exposed. How to find risk signal of traditional Chinese medicine in the early stages, carry out targeted evaluation work and control risk timely have become challenges in the development of traditional Chinese medicine industry.

  14. Repeated antigen challenge in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites

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    Minoru Gotoh

    2003-01-01

    Conclusions: In contrast with pollinosis, nasal provocation reactions were not clearly enhanced by repeated provocation. To further understand nasal reactions induced by antigen challenge, studies should be performed under specified conditions (i.e. in an experimental room with a prescribed quantity of antigens administered, as well as within a study environment.

  15. House Price, House Quality and Economic Growth

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    De Vries, P.; Boelhouwer, P.J.

    2010-01-01

    The literature on housing markets suggest that periods of economic growth are characterised by a demand for better housing quality and increasing prices. The basic principles of the theory are that the short-run price fluctuations occur due to market imperfection, while over the long term, causality

  16. The Housing Bubble Fact Sheet

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    Dean Baker

    2005-01-01

    This paper explains the basic facts about the current housing market. It lays out the evidence that the rise in housing prices constitutes a housing bubble - and explains what can be expected when it inevitably collapses.

  17. Environmental change challenges decision-making during post-market environmental monitoring of transgenic crops.

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    Sanvido, Olivier; Romeis, Jörg; Bigler, Franz

    2011-12-01

    The ability to decide what kind of environmental changes observed during post-market environmental monitoring of genetically modified (GM) crops represent environmental harm is an essential part of most legal frameworks regulating the commercial release of GM crops into the environment. Among others, such decisions are necessary to initiate remedial measures or to sustain claims of redress linked to environmental liability. Given that consensus on criteria to evaluate 'environmental harm' has not yet been found, there are a number of challenges for risk managers when interpreting GM crop monitoring data for environmental decision-making. In the present paper, we argue that the challenges in decision-making have four main causes. The first three causes relate to scientific data collection and analysis, which have methodological limits. The forth cause concerns scientific data evaluation, which is controversial among the different stakeholders involved in the debate on potential impacts of GM crops on the environment. This results in controversy how the effects of GM crops should be valued and what constitutes environmental harm. This controversy may influence decision-making about triggering corrective actions by regulators. We analyse all four challenges and propose potential strategies for addressing them. We conclude that environmental monitoring has its limits in reducing uncertainties remaining from the environmental risk assessment prior to market approval. We argue that remaining uncertainties related to adverse environmental effects of GM crops would probably be assessed in a more efficient and rigorous way during pre-market risk assessment. Risk managers should acknowledge the limits of environmental monitoring programmes as a tool for decision-making.

  18. Distributed generation in European electricity markets. Current challenges and future opportunities

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    Ropenus, S. (Technical Univ. of Denmark, Risoe National Lab. for Sustainable Energy. Systems Analysis Div., Roskilde (Denmark))

    2010-07-01

    This Ph.D. thesis studies the role of distributed generation in European electricity markets. It focuses primarily on the interactions of economics and policy with the aim of contributing to the understanding of how distributed generation is embedded in the present regulatory and market framework, which barriers exist, and which role it may possibly play in the future. To capture the interdisciplinarity of the topic, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods is applied. Subsequent to the identification of barriers, this thesis turns to the microeconomic perspective on the interplay of vertical structure, regulation and distributed generation. This is done through the application of quantitative methods in the form of partial equilibrium models focusing on the effects induced by the vertical structure of the network operator, either a combined operator or a distribution system operator, in a market with small distributed producers. In areas where the promotion of renewable energy sources and combined heat and power has induced a substantial increase in distributed generation, new challenges in system integration arise. In particular, high levels of generation from intermittent energy sources, such as wind, add to the complexity of network operation and control, which can hardly be tackled with the present 'fit and forget' approach. The conclusion is that distributed generation has great potential to enhance competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply in European electricity markets. A prerequisite is the removal of market and regulatory barriers, taking the interdependencies of vertical structure, support mechanisms and network access into account. In the future, higher penetration levels of distributed generation necessitate changes in the power system and the adoption of new technologies, where hydrogen production by grid connected electrolysis constitutes one example. (LN)

  19. Is flood risk capitalized into real estate market values? : a Mahalanobis-metric matching approach to housing market in Busan, South Korea

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    Jung, E.; Yoon, H.

    2016-12-01

    Natural disasters are substantial source of social and economic damage around the globe. The amount of damage is larger when such catastrophe events happen in urbanized areas where the wealth is concentrated. Disasters cause losses in real estate assets, incurring additional cost of repair and maintenance of the properties. For this reason, natural hazard risk such as flooding and landslide is regarded as one of the important determinants of homebuyers' choice and preference. In this research, we aim to reveal whether the past records of flood affect real estate market values in Busan, Korea in 2014, under a hypothesis that homebuyers' perception of natural hazard is reflected on housing values, using the Mahalanobis-metric matching method. Unlike conventionally used hedonic pricing model to estimate capitalization of flood risk into the sales price of properties, the analytical method we adopt here enables inferring causal effects by efficiently controlling for observed/unobserved omitted variable bias. This matching approach pairs each inundated property (treatment variable) with a non-inundated property (control variable) with the closest Mahalanobis distance between them, and comparing their effects on residential property sales price (outcome variable). As a result, we expect price discounts for inundated properties larger than the one for comparable non-inundated properties. This research will be valuable in establishing the mitigation policies of future climate change to relieve the possible negative economic consequences from the disaster by estimating how people perceive and respond to natural hazard. This work was supported by the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) under Grant (No. 2014-001-310007).

  20. Identifying perceived barriers and benefits to reducing energy consumption in an affordable housing complex using the Community-Based Social Marketing model

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    Reaves, Daniel

    Energy production and consumption has a negative impact on both environmental and human health. Energy consumption can be directly impacted by human behavior, especially in the residential sector. As a result, this sector has been studied significantly; however, energy reducing behavior change research focusing on the affordable housing sector has not been studied thoroughly to date. This study seeks to implement the first two phases of the Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) framework in an affordable housing setting. The goals were to identify the optimal behaviors for energy reduction based on phase one survey results and to identify the perceived benefits and barriers associated with those behaviors. Additionally, this study identified nuances in the CBSM process that researchers should take into consideration when implementing CBSM in an affordable housing environment.

  1. Gender Roles and Challenges of Small Scale Processed Cashew Nut Marketers in Enugu North Senatorial Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria

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    Enwelu I. A; Ugwu S. T; Irohibe I.

    2013-01-01

    The study examined gender roles and challenges of small scale processed cashew nut marketers in Enugu North senatorial zone of Enugu State. Interview schedule was used to collect data from 72 respondents. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. Small scale processed cashew nut marketers were dominated by female youths with mean age of 31 years and making a monthly income of between ₦10,000.00 - ₦14,999.00 from cashew nut marketing. The marketing strategy mostly used by ...

  2. Effects of dirty housing and a Typhimurium DT104 challenge on pig growth performance, diet utilization efficiency, and gas emissions from stored manure.

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    Li, M M; Seelenbinder, K M; Ponder, M A; Deng, L; Rhoads, R P; Pelzer, K D; Radcliffe, J S; Maxwell, C V; Ogejo, J A; White, R R; Hanigan, M D

    2017-03-01

    The objectives of this study were to elucidate the effects of a dirty environment and a challenge plus associated environmental contamination on pig growth performance, diet utilization efficiency, and gas emissions (CO, NH, CH, NO, and HS) from stored manure. Twenty-four weaned barrows, aged 31 d at initiation of the trial, were randomly allotted to 3 different treatments in a completely randomized design. Treatments were: pigs housed in cages with manure removed and cages washed daily (Clean); pigs housed in cages sprayed daily with manure slurry mixtures (Dirty); or pigs challenged with Typhimurium DT104 and housed in cages that were not washed, but manure was removed daily ( challenge). Rectal temperature, body weight, daily feed intake, manure output, manure composition, and gas emissions from stored manure were measured throughout the 24-d animal phase. The Dirty and challenge treatments were statistically compared to the Clean treatment to evaluate individual effects. Dirty housing tended to decrease ADG from d 1 to 24 ( = 0.06) but there were no other effects on pig performance compared with the Clean treatment. In contrast, a challenge was associated with a marked reduction in each of the measured indicators of pig performance. challenge increased the carbon to nitrogen ratio, ether extract, and lignin concentrations in excreted manure ( = 0.02, 0.01, 0.003, respectively), and increased manure and head space temperatures in manure tanks ( challenge was associated with increased emissions of CO, and NO and decreased emissions of HS per kilogram manure VS compared to the Clean treatment ( = 0.06, 0.03, 0.04, respectively). Collectively, these results indicated that a challenge and associated housing contamination caused depressed growth rate and increased manure gas emissions, while exposure to a Dirty environment slightly reduced growth performance and clearly increased manure gas emissions per unit of BW gain as compared to Clean control.

  3. The policy challenges of tradable credits. A critical review of eight markets

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    Sovacool, Benjamin K. [Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772 (Singapore)

    2011-02-15

    This article offers a critical review of eight tradable permit markets: water permits at Fox River, Wisconsin; the U.S. leaded gasoline phase-out; sulfur dioxide credits under the U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) for controlling ozone and acid rain in Southern California; renewable energy credit trading at the regional level in the United States; individual transferrable quotas for fisheries at the national level in New Zealand; carbon credits traded under the European Union-Emissions Trading Scheme; and carbon offsets permitted under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. By 'critical' the article does not fully weigh the costs and benefits of each tradable credit scheme and instead identifies key challenges and problems. By 'review' the author relied exclusively on secondary data from an interdisciplinary review of the academic literature. Rather than performing as economic theory suggests, the article shows that in many cases credit markets are prone to compromises in program design, transaction costs, price volatility, leakage, and environmental degradation. The article concludes by discussing the implications of these problems for those seeking to design more equitable and effective public policies addressing environmental degradation and climate change. (author)

  4. Sample selection and spatial models of housing price indexes, and, A disequilibrium analysis of the U.S. gasoline market using panel data

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    Hu, Haixin

    This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part studies the sample selection and spatial models of housing price index using transaction data on detached single-family houses of two California metropolitan areas from 1990 through 2008. House prices are often spatially correlated due to shared amenities, or when the properties are viewed as close substitutes in a housing submarket. There have been many studies that address spatial correlation in the context of housing markets. However, none has used spatial models to construct housing price indexes at zip code level for the entire time period analyzed in this dissertation to the best of my knowledge. In this paper, I study a first-order autoregressive spatial model with four different weighing matrix schemes. Four sets of housing price indexes are constructed accordingly. Gatzlaff and Haurin (1997, 1998) study the sample selection problem in housing index by using Heckman's two-step method. This method, however, is generally inefficient and can cause multicollinearity problem. Also, it requires data on unsold houses in order to carry out the first-step probit regression. Maximum likelihood (ML) method can be used to estimate a truncated incidental model which allows one to correct for sample selection based on transaction data only. However, convergence problem is very prevalent in practice. In this paper I adopt Lewbel's (2007) sample selection correction method which does not require one to model or estimate the selection model, except for some very general assumptions. I then extend this method to correct for spatial correlation. In the second part, I analyze the U.S. gasoline market with a disequilibrium model that allows lagged-latent variables, endogenous prices, and panel data with fixed effects. Most existing studies (see the survey of Espey, 1998, Energy Economics) of the gasoline market assume equilibrium. In practice, however, prices do not always adjust fast enough to clear the market

  5. Dermatophagoides farinae house dust mite allergen challenges reduce stratum corneum ceramides in an experimental dog model of acute atopic dermatitis.

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    Stahl, Jessica; Paps, Judy; Bäumer, Wolfgang; Olivry, Thierry

    2012-12-01

    Ceramides are essential stratum corneum (SC) lipids and they play a pivotal role in maintaining effective cutaneous barrier function. The present study aimed at determining the effect of a Dermatophagoides farinae house dust mite (Df-HDM) allergen challenge on SC ceramides of atopic dogs experimentally sensitized to these allergens. Six Df-HDM-sensitized atopic Maltese-beagle dogs were used. Prechallenge SC was obtained by cyanoacrylate stripping. One week later, the dogs were challenged topically with Df-HDM allergens, which resulted in mild to moderate inflammation 24 h later. Two weeks after challenge, SC of lesional and nonlesional skin was obtained. Finally, SC was collected from challenge sites 2 months after lesion resolution. The different SC lipids were quantified blindly by thin-layer chromatography. Significantly lower amounts of ceramides [AH], [AP], [AS], [NP], [EOP], [NS] and [EOS] were observed in lesional SC compared with prechallenge samples, while no significant effect was found on the amount of other lipids, including cholesterol and free fatty acids. The ceramide profile of nonlesional skin generally showed the same postchallenge reduction pattern. Ceramide amounts returned to normal within 2 months after lesion remission. These findings suggest that the allergic reactions caused by Df-HDM allergens lead to a selective reduction of SC ceramides, not only at sites of inflammation but also at sites away from those of allergen application. There is normalization of ceramide amounts after inflammation subsides. These observations suggest that the deficiency of ceramides observed in canine atopic skin occurs, at least in part, secondary to inflammation. © 2012 The Authors. Veterinary Dermatology © 2012 ESVD and ACVD.

  6. Time-course changes in nasal airway resistance after house dust antigen challenge: With special reference to late phase response

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    Kimihiro Okubo

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available The definition of late-phase response (LPR associated with nasal allergy is not as clear as that associated with asthma. Furthermore, LPR and immediate-phase response often act in concert to produce confounding symptoms due to repeated attacks over a short period of time. We examined the nasal airway resistance (NAR, allergic symptoms, eosinophil cationic protein and histamine concentration in nasal surface tissue 30 min before, and 10 min, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 h after a house dust (HD nasal challenge test was performed twice on 10 patients with HD perennial nasal allergy. Nasal airway resistance readings after the HD nasal challenge test were classified into three types based on changes in NAR: type I (short-lasting, five cases; type II (prolonged, eight cases; and type III (biphasic, six cases. Delayed increases in NAR were not observed in type I patients with weak responses to nasal challenge. In type II patients, baseline NAR was elevated and numerous basophilic metachromatic cells (BC were present in the epithelial layer. In type III patients, baseline NAR was not as elevated as it was in type II patients, but marked responses to challenge were noted. In all three types of changes in NAR, eosinophil leukocyte increased at late phase. Moreover, there was no correlation of change in NAR with an increase in the number of eosinophil leukocyte and BC at the epithelial layer in all three types, which suggests that further study is required to confirm the exact role of eosinophils and basophilic cells in LPR.

  7. Discussion on Market Rational Value of Housing in China Based on the Market Rent System of Public Rent Houses%基于公租房市场化租金体系的住房市场合理价值探讨

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    吕筱萍; 程大涛

    2013-01-01

    在分析我国住房市场多元价值体系并存的基础上,提出以按年征收土地出让金方式统一公共租赁房的用地性质;赋予公共租赁房以完全产权,使体现所有权资金成本的虚拟租金向体现住房物业价值的承租租金回归;使公共租赁房的市场化租金水平,在居民家庭住房消费支出成本制约下成为我国住房价值体系的标杆.%Based on the analysis of the phenomenon of coexistence of multi-value system of China's housing market and institutional factors, this paper proposes unified nature of land for public rental housing by levying land premium annually, and public rental housing with full property rights, embodying ownership the capital cost of the virtual rent to reflect the value of the housing property leased rent regression, making the market rent levels subject to household income level with the cost of housing consumption expenditure constraints become the benchmark of the value of China' s housing system.

  8. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. LABOUR MARKET CHANGES IN ROMANIA. FACTORS, CAUSES, ADJUSTMENT MECHANISMS

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    Valentina VASILE

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    Full Text Available The reform of labour market and the modification of the human capital management model evolved unsteadily, much behind the demand from the economic and social environment. Labour market was pushed to a secondary plane, considering that the adjustment of the other markets would cause necessary changes for ensuring the functioning of the labour market. Now, Romania is involved in consolidating the market economy, which requires integrated procedures of dealing with the policies able to respond efficiently to challenges. Similarly to the economic reform, the chances in the labour market were gradual but there were no coherence and no correlation of the measures taken, which caused non-typical behaviours, often contrary to reforms.

  9. The Chinese Olive Oil Market Today Import Prices,Market Segments, Opportunities and Challenges%The Chinese Olive Oil Market Today Import Prioes,Market Segments, Opportunities and Challenges

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    Mateo Radnic

    2011-01-01

    @@ Ⅰ .EDIBLE OIL CONSUMPTION IN CHINA According to the data of Edible Oil Consumption in China,this market has constantly growth over the last years, doublingits size in only 8 years.For the past year 2010, the market sizereaches over 29 thousand tons.

  10. Market Analysis and In-House of Super Web Operation,and ist Application%宽带应用市场分析与接入方案及应用

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    黄大勇; 姜永德

    2003-01-01

    The article emphatically analyses prospects of operation market in super Web development and it willachieve high potential efficiency and economic returns when the operation is used in tourist hotel, then raise basic in-house project of super Web operation.

  11. Between state and market: The relationship between non-profit housing organisations and the state in three national contexts

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    Mullins, D.W.; Milligan, V.; Nieboer, N.E.T.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an international collaborative study5 of non-profit housing; one of the main alternatives to public housing developed in many countries. The study involved researchers6 in three countries using a common methodology to engage the leaders of non-profit organisations

  12. The Impact of Rail Transport on Real Estate Prices: An Empirical Analysis of the Dutch housing market

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    Debrezion, Ghebreegziabiher; Pels, Eric; Rietveld, Piet

    2006-01-01

    A hedonic pricing model is estimated to analyse the impact of railways on house prices in terms of distance to railway station, frequency of railway services and distance to the railway line. Correcting for a wide range of other determinants of house prices we find that dwellings very close to a sta

  13. 商品房购房群体市场细分研究%A Study of Market Segmentation on Commercial Housing Purchasing Groups

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    李倩; 高金金; 陈毅文

    2012-01-01

    Objective; We combined demographic variables with lifestyle variables to make a study of market segmentation on commercial housing purchasing groups. Methods; Focus on the characteristics of Beijing commercial housing purchasing groups and their purchasing preferences using in - depth interviews and questionnaires. Results: The aimed market was segmented into four different market segmentations by lifestyle variables: positive working group, social leisure group, family self group and mean rational group. Conclusions; Trie characteristics of commercial housing purchasers tend to older, middle and senior management personnel, high income family and married people. We found that demographic variables and consumer purchasing preference have significant differences among market segmentations.%目的:将人口统计学变量与生活方式变量结合起来对商品房购房群体进行市场细分研究.方法:采用深度访谈法及问卷法,对北京市商品房购房群体特征及购买偏好进行调查.结果:将商品房购房群体通过生活方式变量划分为四个细分群体,工作积极群、社交休闲群、家庭自我群、中庸理性群.结论:商品房购房群体特点倾向于年龄较大,职业偏向于中高层管理人员且家庭收入较高,家庭状况为已婚.不同细分群体购房者在人口统计变量以及商品房购买偏好中有显著差异.

  14. CHARACTERIZATION OF IMMEDIATE AND LATE PHASE AIRWAY RESPONSES TO HOUSE DUST MITE CHALLENGE IN BROWN NORWAY RATS AND CORRELATIONS AMONG PHYSIOLOGICAL MEDIATORS

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    CHARACTERIZATION OF IMMEDIATE AND LATE PHASE AIRWAY RESPONSES TO HOUSE DUST MITE CHALLENGE IN BROWN NORWAY RATS AND CORRELATIONS AMONG PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MEDIATORS (P.SinghI, D.W. Winsett2, M.J. Daniels2, J. Richards2, K. Crissman2, D.L. Doerfler2 and M.I. Gilmour2, 1NCSU, Ra...

  15. The Empirical Analying and Forecasting on the Recovery of U. S. Housing Market%美国住房市场复苏的实证分析及趋势判断

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    李云林; 张庆学

    2013-01-01

    This paper is analyzing the changing tendency of the home price,sales,construction,supply and demand,and forecasting the recovery of U.S. housing market. The main conclusions are:some of U.S. housing market index follow the law of annual periodical fluctuation,i.e. the curve in a graph behaves moving upward and then downward periodically on the basis of every 12 month term. The housing indicators relating to single family home behave even more obviously. The seasonal factor in home construction seems to be one of many explanations on the formation of the law. New home sales reach the peak level between annual March and May,and are better in first half than those in second half. Whether U.S. housing market begins to recover or not,mainly depends on the home sales,but whether the market is able to sustainably recover mainly depends on the home demand. This housing recovery is pushed by the multifamily home demand,and its trend will be weaken in the near future. The peak of home price in this year tends to increase,but the peak in next year will be a bit higher at most than that in this year. The home sales and housing starts will fluctuately decrease upon the annual law. The long-tern interest rates will tend to rise and the origination of home mortgage will gradually contract. Since lots of single family houses are built for future aimless sale and too many multifamily houses in construction will complete,both single family and multifamily houses will probablly be over supplied nexr year. The biggest challenge to US housing market will be the inadequate home demand. To optimistically estimate,the recovery of housing market next year will probally not better than that of this year.%本文利用图表方法分析了与美国房市相关的房价、房售、房供、房建和房需的变动趋势和结构,在此基础上给出房市复苏的趋势性判断。基本结论是:美国部分房市指标遵从年度波动周期规律,即以12个月为周期波动式

  16. Globalization of labour markets challenges, adjustment and policy response in the EU and LDCS

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    Kuyvenhoven, Arie; Molle, Willem

    1997-01-01

    To the classical driving forces of migration such as poverty, oppression and war, yet another is being added: globalization. The trend toward globalization has created new opportunities for trade and investment. These have had positive implications for economic growth and living standards. However, they also confront developed and less developed countries (LCDs) with difficult policy choices. Developed Countries (DCs) have to find a compromise between competitiveness and high labour costs, and between trade liberalization and immigration controls. LCDs have to decide whether to export labour or goods, and to accept foreign resources for development rather than migration. While, in the literature, the impact of globalization has been largely studied from specialist perspectives, this volume offers a comprehensive view of the issue. In Globalization of Labour Markets: Challenges, Adjustment and Policy Response in the European Union and Less Developed Countries international experts: Explain the welfare implicat...

  17. MARKET WATCH

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    2011-01-01

    By ordering another hike in the reserve requirement ratio,China attempts to soak up excess liquidity.Chinese commercial banks issued higher-than-expected new loans in March,highlighting simmering inflation risks.House prices continue edging higher in most major cities,despite tough policies.State-owned enterprises are bursting with vitality,reaping juicy profits in the first quarter.China is bound to benefit from emerging global electric vehicle demand,though challenges remain.China’s telecom equipment maker Huawei cashes in on profitable overseas markets.

  18. [Market and public policy network failures: challenges and possibilities for the Brazilian Unified Health System].

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    Pinheiro Filho, Francisco Percival; Sarti, Flávia Mori

    2012-11-01

    The principles and guidelines of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) impose a healthcare service structure based on public policy networks which, combined with the financing model adopted, leads to market failings. This imposes barriers to the management of the public health system and the enactment of SUS objectives. The institutional characteristics and the heterogeneity of players, allied to the existence of different healthcare approaches, generate analytical complexity in the study of the global dynamics of the SUS network. There are limitations in the use of quantitative methods based on static analysis of retrospective SUS data. Thus, an approach taking SUS as a complex system using innovative quantitative methodology based on computational simulation is proposed. This paper sought to analyze challenges and possibilities of the combined application of cellular automata modeling and agent-based modeling for simulation of the evolution of the SUS healthcare service network. This approach should permit better understanding of the organization, heterogeneity and structural dynamics of the SUS service network and a minimization of the effects of market failings on the Brazilian health system.

  19. Dilemmas and Challenges in the Marketing of Hybrid Organizations: A Theoretical Exploration of Dutch Sheltered Work Companies

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    Lieske van der Torre

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the dilemmas and challenges that hybrid organizations face when developing marketing strategies. Hybrid organizations are organizations that combine tasks and characteristics of governmental organizations, private (for profit organizations, and non-profit organizations. In this article, we show that these organizations are confronted with different target groups, organizational identities and key images. In some instances, the key messages that need to be transmitted through marketing strategies may even be incompatible. Dutch sheltered work companies are illustrative examples of hybrid organizations. They compete with temp work agencies in providing employees to employers, they provide care for people with severe disabilities and they implement the Dutch Sheltered Work Act in their role of governmental agencies. This article theoretically identifies the challenges and dilemmas that may be involved in the marketing of these diverse activities and explores strategies that may be used to overcome these challenges and dilemmas.

  20. Dutch house price fundamentals

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    Haffner, M.E.A.; de Vries, P.

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses house price developments in the Netherlands, specifically focussing on the question whether current house prices in the Dutch owner-occupied market are likely to decrease. We analyse three aspects of the question based on a literature review: (1) whether there is a house price b

  1. Dutch house price fundamentals

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    Haffner, M.E.A.; de Vries, P.

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses house price developments in the Netherlands, specifically focussing on the question whether current house prices in the Dutch owner-occupied market are likely to decrease. We analyse three aspects of the question based on a literature review: (1) whether there is a house price

  2. Social and ecological challenges of market-oriented shrimp farming in Vietnam.

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    Lan, Ngo Thi Phuong

    2013-01-01

    Vietnam is one of the largest shrimp exporters in the world. Since 2010, Vietnam has earned about two billion dollars annually through shrimp exports. As a fertile area of greatest potential for agricultural production in Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has been a major contributor to the country's achievements, especially in the agricultural sector. During recent decades, trade liberation along with various policies in support of aquaculture has accelerated the development of shrimp production in the Delta. Based on an ethnographic study of shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, I assert that along with great rewards arising from the expansion of shrimp farming areas, productivity, and export value, the shrimp industry has brought various environmental, economic and social challenges. Consequently, shrimp farming is a risky business and local inhabitants have relied on various strategies to cope with these challenges. Risk mitigation in shrimp production and labor migration are the two important strategies of local inhabitants for securing their livelihoods. Water pollution and poor quality post-larvae shrimp are direct consequences of market-oriented production.

  3. Financing of energy efficient retrofitting. Information for the housing market; Financieringswijzer energiezuinig (ver)bouwen. Informatiekaart voor de woningmarkt

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    Pinkse, J.; Visser, H. (ed.); Pieters, G. (ed.); Nienhuis, A. (ed.)

    2013-06-15

    This publication provides information about financing options for energy efficient homes and renovations of houses. The focus is on innovative structures and concepts. The target groups are on private persons, housing corporations, real estate investors and builders [Dutch] Deze kaart informeert over financieringsconstructies voor energiezuinige woningen en verbouwingen. De nadruk ligt op innovatieve constructies en concepten. De kaart richt zich op particulieren, woningcorporaties en vastgoedbeleggers en bouwbedrijven.

  4. SENTIMENT ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AS A CHALLENGE TO THE DIGITAL MARKETING

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    Brano Markić; Sanja Bijakšić; Arnela Bevanda

    2016-01-01

    Huge amounts of data, in the form of messages on social networks, represent a challange for digital marketing and marketing analytics when meeting the requirements, needs and customer satisfaction with services or products. Marketing strives to be a part of the overall culture based on the data and to define marketing strategies that respond to consumers and thus to provide economic benefits for the company. Therefore, the focus of marketing analysis is on the data recorded at the social netw...

  5. Enamel protection from acid challenge--benefits of marketed fluoride dentifrices.

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    Faller, R V; Eversole, S L

    2013-01-01

    To determine the ability of various marketed dentifrices containing stabilized stannous fluoride (SnF2), sodium fluoride (NaF), or sodium monofluorophosphate (SMFP) to protect enamel against the earliest stages of erosive dietary acid damage using an in vitro enamel protection model. Acid-challenged, extracted human teeth were treated with a 1:3 dilution of dentifrice, rinsed, and then challenged in a controlled series of tests using four dietary acids considered potentially erosive to teeth. Each acid was collected and analyzed to determine the level of mineral (phosphorous) removed from the teeth during the challenge. Post-treatment results were compared to baseline values for each acid. Results for the four acids were averaged and reported as an average percent protection value for each of the dentifrices tested, with higher values representing greater acid protection. The study included six dentifrices formulated with (A) sodium fluoride (NaF), (B) stabilized stannous fluoride (SnF2), (C,D) NaF plus 5% potassium nitrate (KNO3), (E) sodium monofluorophosphate (SMFP), or (F) SMFP plus 8% arginine bicarbonate. The stabilized SnF2 dentifrice demonstrated an average protection score of 39.3%, while products formulated with NaF resulted in protection scores between 11 and 13%. The SMFP dentifrice was rated at -3.5%, and the SMFP + arginine bicarbonate dentifrice resulted in a net average score of -5.0%. Results of this test were statistically significant (p A = C = D > E = F), in favor of the stabilized SnF2 dentifrice. These results suggest the stabilized SnF2 dentifrice has the potential to provide significantly better overall acid protection versus any of the other dentifrices included in the study.

  6. REGULATION AND TRADING WITH GREEN HOUSE EFFECT GASES AND ADVANTAGES OF SERBIA'S ENTRY IN THE EMISSION MARKET

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    Andrija Petrovic

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Modern tendency to make flexible mechanism in order to stop climate change developed new kind of market based on emission trading system. Market as regulatory mechanism is capable to stop further pollution of the environment and achieve primary goal in allocation of emission permits between those who need them and those who possess them. Modern prediction are based on opinion that carbon markets will have great impact on global economy in near future. However today his influence is miserable comparing to some other markets, even though there are several very influential trading projects that are established inside EU, one of them is EU ETS. European Union trading scheme is not only important for developed countries, but also for those who have aspiration to become part of EU. Therefore basic purpose of this work is to represent principles of Carbon trading market, his function and historical development and connect them with possible advantages of Serbia's entry in the emission market.

  7. Marketing.

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    Chambers, David W

    2010-01-01

    There is not enough marketing of dentistry; but there certainly is too much selling of poor quality service that is being passed off as dentistry. The marketing concept makes the patient and the patients' needs the ultimate criteria of marketing efforts. Myths and good practices for effective marketing that will promote oral health are described under the traditional four "Ps" categories of "product" (best dental care), "place" (availability), "promotion" (advertising and other forms of making patients aware of available services and how to use them), and "price" (the total cost to patients of receiving care).

  8. Housing Gap

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    2006-01-01

    Measures to cool down China's red-hot housing market are sweeping the country. The State Council, China's cabinet, issued a circular in late May announcing an increase in the minimum down payment for a new apartment larger than 90 square meters to 30 percent from 20 percent and imposing a transaction tax on properties resold within five years of purchase, among others. One of the aims, according to the cir-

  9. Between marketing and financial support: Dutch municipal policy instruments to improve the quality of private housing stock

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    Tambach, M.; Meijer, F.; Visscher, H.

    2011-01-01

    Dutch municipalities are faced with an ageing private housing stock, of which parts show a diversity of quality backlogs, including their energy quality. Dutch municipalities are in the process of developing a combination of communicative and economic policy instruments to seduce private homeowners

  10. From Infantile Citizens to Infantile Institutions: The Metaphoric Transformation of Political Economy in the 2008 Housing Market Crisis

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    Foley, Megan

    2012-01-01

    The logic of political economy depends on a domestic metaphor, using the "oikos" or household as a model for the "polis." Historically, this metaphor has imagined citizens as the children of a paternal state. However during the 2008 housing crisis, this metaphor was turned upside down, depicting citizens as the parents of infantile state…

  11. Between marketing and financial support: Dutch municipal policy instruments to improve the quality of private housing stock

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    Tambach, M.; Meijer, F.; Visscher, H.

    2011-01-01

    Dutch municipalities are faced with an ageing private housing stock, of which parts show a diversity of quality backlogs, including their energy quality. Dutch municipalities are in the process of developing a combination of communicative and economic policy instruments to seduce private homeowners

  12. Housing Inequality during the Market Transition: Evidence from the Data of CGSS2006%市场化转型下的住房不平等基于CGSS2006调查数据

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    胡蓉

    2012-01-01

    As an important part of the economic system reform, the housing reform in China has been going on for more than 30 years, which has led to gradual commercialization and marketization of housing distribution. The analysis using Hierarchical Linear Modeling on the data of CGSS2006 has revealed the degrees of housing inequality and the impact of the housing distribution mechanism with the background of regional disparity. Firstly, at the regional level, market transformation improved the overall housing conditions for the urban residents. The higher the regional market level, the more housing resources the urban/town residents possessed. Despite of that, there was a clear differentiation between house owners and renters concerning the positive effect of the market transition, that is, renters did not significantly benefit from the process of market transition. Meanwhile, market transition enhanced the regional housing inequality in a given period of time. An inverted U-shaped relationship between regional market level and the regional housing inequality indicated that the gap in the ownership of housing resources first expanded with the progress of the regional marketization, and shrank only at a later time. Secondly, some danwei-(work unit) related factors such as its features, rank, or size no longer affected the distribution of housing resources; the housing differences between the workers who were within and those who were outside the state-owned working system no longer reached the statistical significance level. However, at the individual level, the cadre identity sustained its persistent impact on housing distribution; the political elite with the redistribution power still enjoyed an obvious advantage in obtaining houses. The findings revealed a dual stratification system in housing distribution during the current market transition and this system played a role in doubling the size of the housing inequality.%基于CGSS2006调查数据,运用多层线性

  13. Responding to inflammatory challenges is less costly for a successful avian invader, the house sparrow (Passer domesticus), than its less-invasive congener.

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    Lee, Kelly A; Martin, Lynn B; Wikelski, Martin C

    2005-09-01

    When introduced into new regions, invading organisms leave many native pathogens behind and also encounter evolutionarily novel disease threats. In the presence of predominantly novel pathogens that have not co-evolved to avoid inducing a strong host immune response, costly and potentially dangerous defenses such as the systemic inflammatory response could become more harmful than protective to the host. We therefore hypothesized that introduced populations exhibiting dampened inflammatory responses will tend to be more invasive. To provide initial data to assess this hypothesis, we measured metabolic, locomotor, and reproductive responses to inflammatory challenges in North American populations of the highly invasive house sparrow (Passer domesticus) and its less-invasive relative, the tree sparrow (Passer montanus). In the house sparrow, there was no effect of phytohemagglutinin (PHA) challenge on metabolic rate, and there were no detectable differences in locomotor activity between lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-injected birds and saline-injected controls. In contrast, tree sparrows injected with PHA had metabolic rates 20-25% lower than controls, and LPS injection resulted in a 35% drop in locomotor activity. In a common garden captive breeding experiment, there was no effect of killed-bacteria injections on reproduction in the house sparrow, while tree sparrows challenged with bacteria decreased egg production by 40% compared to saline-injected controls. These results provide some of the first data correlating variation in immune defenses with invasion success in introduced-vertebrate populations.

  14. Who now handles social housing provision - the role and performance of housing associations:

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    In Britain, Housing Associations are organizations whose prime objectives are to develop and manage housing for people in housing need and who are on low incomes. They are sometimes referred to as the “voluntary housing sector” or the “third arm” of rented housing provisions, separate from private sector landlords and rented housing provided by statutory local (municipal) housing authorities. This article discusses the role of housing associations in the UK housing market.

  15. Challenges in the marketing and distribution of biomethane. Development of a new market; Herausforderungen in Marketing und Vertrieb von Biomethan. Ein neuer Markt entsteht

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    Herbes, Carsten [Unternehmensberatung Dr. Carsten Herbes (Germany); Hess, Felix

    2011-07-01

    Between 2007 and 2008 the German government created a market for biomethane by implementing a number of legislative changes (IEKP, EEG, EEWaermeG, GasNZV). Although in the last years a number of biomethane plants have been built, the total capacity of 50 operating plants (by end of 2010) stands only at 34 mio m{sup 3}/h (=3.000 MW/h/Jahr) (Source: Biogasrat e.V. 2011). This is merely 4% of the government's target of 6 bn m{sup 3}/year in 2020. The value chain in the biomethane market is very dynamic. First, new types of players have been emerging and second many established players are pursueing a stretegy of forward and backward integration. There are four paths of using biomethane: cogeneration units feeding electricity according to the German renewable energies act, heating in households, fueling of automobiles and utilization as raw material in the chemical industry. The customer value is created through cost advantages compared to other forms of energy, longterm price stability and superior ecological characteristics which can be used by industrial users in their marketing towards end customers. Biomethane producers have to take a number of important decisions concerning their marketing mix and the industry has just started to develop an adequate marketing tool box. (orig.)

  16. SENTIMENT ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AS A CHALLENGE TO THE DIGITAL MARKETING

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    Brano Markić

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Huge amounts of data, in the form of messages on social networks, represent a challange for digital marketing and marketing analytics when meeting the requirements, needs and customer satisfaction with services or products. Marketing strives to be a part of the overall culture based on the data and to define marketing strategies that respond to consumers and thus to provide economic benefits for the company. Therefore, the focus of marketing analysis is on the data recorded at the social networks. This paper shows one possible integration of information technology and data mining tools, with the goal of visualizing the attitudes and opinions on the social networks in the form of a word cloud, which can then further be used to create marketing strategies and improve customer relations and customer service.

  17. On Innovation: A Theoretical Approach on the Challenges of Utilities Marketing

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    Florina PÎNZARU

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available One of the markets not long ago closed and completely regulated is now in the growing process of liberalization and deregulation: it is the utilities market we refer to (water, sewege, gas, electricity, waste collection. The deregulation of a market is usually followed by the appearance of competition expression conditions and, unassailably, the occurrence of specific marketing strategies. This paper investigates the specific of utilities marketing as it develops now, an bourgeoning domain, although with a rather discreet presence in this field’s theoretical analysis studies. Exploratory research on the analysis type products, promotional offers and communication of this market’s players shows an effervescent players practice, but also a continuous innovation necessary in a market where consumers are unfamiliar with bein persuaded by commercial means

  18. Marketing the move to a poor neighborhood, researching consumer oriented housing development strategies in a Dutch urban renewal project

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    Bosch, E.

    2011-01-01

    Urban renewal in Dutch deprived neighbourhoods often consists of demolishing cheaper rental dwellings to build more expensive dwellings for sale. This fits the planning consensus that poor neighbourhoods should become socioeconomically mixed areas, which has become central to Dutch urban renewal policy. However, due to the gradual diminution of the post war housing shortage, the demand for more expensive dwellings in unpopular neighbourhoods has dwindled. In the last decade some developers an...

  19. THE EFFECT OF HOUSING ON THE OCCURANCE OF HIND LEG WEAKNESSES IN MARKET PIGS OF THREE GENOTYPES

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    Blaž Šegula

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Degenerative changes of joints due to osteoarthrosis in tarsal joint, peritarsitis, tarsal bursitis and asymmetry of claws was studied on legs of 175 commercial pigs, with prolonged fattening (250 days of age of three genotypes (landrace pigs-11, crosses between landrace females and large white males-12, crosses between female 12 and duroc male- 123 housed either individually on the zincifi ed metal slatted fl oor or in groups of 8-9 pigs on the concrete slatted fl oor. Degenerative changes due to osteoarthrosis (OATD in small joints of the hock - os tarsale tertium (T3, os tarsale quartum (T4, os metatarsale tertium (Mt3 and os metatarsale quatrum (Mt4 and due to the peritarsitis were signifi cantly more important in pigs housed individually (P<0.001. Individually housed pigs grew faster and were signifi cantly heavier for the similar slaughter age (P<0.001. The effect of genotype was only minor; the crosses 12 had lesser asymmetry of claws (P<0.001 than pigs 11 or 123, whereas crosses 123 had signifi cantly (P<0.005 less pronounced degenerative changes due to osteoarthrosis on Mt3 and T3.

  20. Inflation targeting challenges in emerging market countries: The case of Serbia

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    Šoškić Dejan

    2015-01-01

    .... Certain differences among emerging markets in terms of overall macroeconomic environment, strength of basic monetary policy tools, and institutional development have had an effect on the performance...

  1. DNA barcoding: an efficient tool to overcome authentication challenges in the herbal market.

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    Mishra, Priyanka; Kumar, Amit; Nagireddy, Akshitha; Mani, Daya N; Shukla, Ashutosh K; Tiwari, Rakesh; Sundaresan, Velusamy

    2016-01-01

    The past couple of decades have witnessed global resurgence of herbal-based health care. As a result, the trade of raw drugs has surged globally. Accurate and fast scientific identification of the plant(s) is the key to success for the herbal drug industry. The conventional approach is to engage an expert taxonomist, who uses a mix of traditional and modern techniques for precise plant identification. However, for bulk identification at industrial scale, the process is protracted and time-consuming. DNA barcoding, on the other hand, offers an alternative and feasible taxonomic tool box for rapid and robust species identification. For the success of DNA barcode, the barcode loci must have sufficient information to differentiate unambiguously between closely related plant species and discover new cryptic species. For herbal plant identification, matK, rbcL, trnH-psbA, ITS, trnL-F, 5S-rRNA and 18S-rRNA have been used as successful DNA barcodes. Emerging advances in DNA barcoding coupled with next-generation sequencing and high-resolution melting curve analysis have paved the way for successful species-level resolution recovered from finished herbal products. Further, development of multilocus strategy and its application has provided new vistas to the DNA barcode-based plant identification for herbal drug industry. For successful and acceptable identification of herbal ingredients and a holistic quality control of the drug, DNA barcoding needs to work harmoniously with other components of the systems biology approach. We suggest that for effectively resolving authentication challenges associated with the herbal market, DNA barcoding must be used in conjunction with metabolomics along with need-based transcriptomics and proteomics.

  2. Current status of alcohol marketing policy--an urgent challenge for global governance.

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    Casswell, Sally

    2012-03-01

    To review research literature and available information on the extent and impacts of marketing, current policy response and the interests engaged in the policy debate in order to inform recommendations for policy change on alcohol marketing. Relevant literature, including systematic reviews and publicly available information (websites and participant observation) is reviewed and synthesized. Alcohol marketing has expanded markedly in the past 50 years and, while there remains uncertainty about the impact across the population, there is now clear evidence of its impact on the consumption of young people. Few countries have effective policy in place restricting alcohol marketing, and there is a lack of an international response to alcohol marketing which crosses national boundaries. The protection of alcohol marketing has been a major focus for vested interest groups and this has affected governmental response at national and international levels. There has been a lack of non-governmental organization engagement. The policy response to tobacco marketing provides a clear contrast to that of alcohol marketing policy and provides a model for alcohol marketing policy. The global exposure of young people to alcohol marketing requires an urgent policy response. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provides an appropriate model for global governance to control alcohol marketing. There are extant examples of national level legislation achieving comprehensive bans with France's Loi Evin providing a feasible model. Resources from philanthropic organizations to allow non-governmental organization engagement are urgently required, as is engagement by the governmental sector independent of commercial influence. © 2012 The Author, Addiction © 2012 Society for the Study of Addiction.

  3. Dutch house price fundamentals

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    Haffner, M.E.A.; De Vries, P.

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses house price developments in the Netherlands, specifically focussing on the question whether current house prices in the Dutch owner-occupied market are likely to decrease. We analyse three aspects of the question based on a literature review: (1) whether there is a house price bubble ready to burst; (2) whether house prices will decline in response to the credit crisis that started in 2007; and (3) whether it is likely that house prices will decrease as a result of reform...

  4. The Google Online Marketing Challenge: Real Clients, Real Money, Real Ads and Authentic Learning

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    Miko, John S.

    2014-01-01

    Search marketing is the process of utilizing search engines to drive traffic to a Web site through both paid and unpaid efforts. One potential paid component of a search marketing strategy is the use of a pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaign in which advertisers pay search engine hosts only when their advertisement is clicked. This paper…

  5. A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges, and Benefits

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    Bove, Liliana L.; Davies, W. Martin

    2009-01-01

    This case study outlines the use of client-sponsored research projects in a quantitative postgraduate marketing research subject conducted in a 12-week semester in a research-intensive Australian university. The case study attempts to address the dearth of recent literature on client-sponsored research projects in the discipline of marketing.…

  6. How to Be Bullish on Marketing Child Care in a Challenging Economy.

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    Wassom, Julie

    1992-01-01

    Discusses factors to consider when developing marketing strategies for building enrollment in child care programs. Factors are (1) focus on a market; (2) the impression of the service that is created in customers' minds; (3) the urgency of the advertising message; (4) perceived value of the service; and (5) cost effectiveness. (SM)

  7. A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges, and Benefits

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    Bove, Liliana L.; Davies, W. Martin

    2009-01-01

    This case study outlines the use of client-sponsored research projects in a quantitative postgraduate marketing research subject conducted in a 12-week semester in a research-intensive Australian university. The case study attempts to address the dearth of recent literature on client-sponsored research projects in the discipline of marketing.…

  8. The Labor Market Imperative for CTE: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century

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    Stringfield, Sam; Stone, James R., III.

    2017-01-01

    The labor market in the United States is evolving in unexpected ways following the 2007 recession. Career and technical education (CTE) has historically linked young people to the workplace. In this article we examine the U.S. labor market and provide multiple perspectives on its growth and direction and implications for future directions for CTE.…

  9. Digital Dividend Aware Business Models for the Creative Industries: Challenges and Opportunities in EU Markets

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    Cossiavelou, Vassiliki

    EU counties have a historically unique opportunity to enable their creative industries to promote the knowledge societies, applying new business models to their media content and networks markets, that are digital dividend (DD) aware. This new extra-media gatekeeping factor could shape new alliances and co operations among the member states and the global media markets, as well.

  10. 75 FR 61253 - Final Fair Market Rents for Fiscal Year 2011 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate...

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    2010-10-04

    ..., FY 2010 FMRs are updated using 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) data, and Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and utility indexes through the year end of 2009. HUD continues to use ACS data in different... of publication in final form in the Federal Register. Each fair market rental in effect under this...

  11. Housing of Hobson's Choice

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    Vestergaard, Hedvig

    2010-01-01

    This paper looks at policies implemented to improve troubled housing estates during more than two decades. Based on evaluations of implemented programmes and case studies the paper provides a basis for discussing a number of questions: • Why do we have troubled housing estates? • What...... is the definition of troubled housing estates? • Who lives on troubled housing estates? • Who owns and manages the troubled housing estates? • What have been the reasons behind improvement programmes for troubled housing estates? • What kind of improvement programmes have been implemented and with what kind...... of results? • Have improvement programmes changed the position of the estates on the local housing markets? • What are the changes in policies and results? • What are the perspectives for policy initiatives in the field of troubled housing estates?...

  12. 7 CFR 3560.104 - Fair housing.

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    2010-01-01

    ... plan, the following items must be considered by the borrower: (i) Direction of marketing activities... Housing Marketing Plan. (1) Borrowers with housing projects that have four or more rental units must prepare and maintain an Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP) as defined in 24 CFR part...

  13. 市场转型期中国大城市低收入社区住房分异研究%Housing Differentiation in Low-Income Neighbourhoods in Large Chinese Cities under Market Transition

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    柳林; 杨刚斌; 何深静

    2014-01-01

    基于2007年在广州、武汉、西安3个大城市的低收入社区开展的大型入户调查数据,在社区尺度探究了中国大城市低收入社区中不同社会经济群体间的住房分异情况,并分析了在社会经济转型背景下的制度因素(如户口、邻里类型、雇主类型等)和市场因素(如社会群体、年龄、受教育程度、家庭收入、职业等)对住房产权和居住条件的影响。通过计算泰尔指数发现,大城市低收入社区中不同群体间和群体内的住房分异情况都较显著,但群体内部的差异较群体间的差异更为明显。对住房条件的多元回归分析结果表明,低收入社区不同社会群体的住房条件在不同程度上受到制度因素和市场因素的影响。制度因素对住房面积等难以在短时间内改变的住房条件的作用较市场因素更显著,而市场因素对于住房设施等较易改变的住房条件的影响要比制度因素明显。%Based on a large-scale household survey conducted in low-income urban neighborhoods in three large Chinese cities, i.e. Guangzhou, Wuhan and Xi′an, this study examines China′s low income urban neigh-borhoods’between-group and within-group housing differentiation defined by different socioeconomic charac-teristics, and analyzes various determinants of housing differentiation under market transition, including institu-tional factors (hukou, neighborhood type, employer type, etc.) and market factors (social group, age, educa-tion, Household income, occupation, etc.). This study aims to present a comprehensive portrait of housing dif-ferentiation in low-income urban neighborhoods, and to understand how the confluence of state and market forces contribute to housing differentiation. The merits of this study mainly lie in two aspects:first, based on first-hand data source, this article presents a meticulous examination of housing differentiation within and be-tween groups categorized

  14. New challenge for residential building energy efficiency standards in Japan: unify energy efficiency of envelope and housing appliances

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    Murakoshi, Chiharu; Nakagami, Hidetoshi; Nakamura, Mikiko [Jyukankyo Research Inst. (Japan)

    2007-07-01

    Residential energy efficiency standards of many countries evaluate envelope performance. Japanese energy efficiency standards of residential building were revised in 1999, and include both a performance standard and a prescriptive standard for envelope energy efficiency. The target is for over 50 % of new houses to meet the standard in 2010. Efficiency of residential appliances are governed by the Top Runner standards. However, these standards consider each appliance individually, but do not evaluate the whole house comprehensively.Because residential energy efficiency varies greatly depending on the performance of appliances, we developed a method to evaluate performance of both the envelope and the appliances, with the following characteristics. 1) Evaluate the energy efficiency of the envelope and appliance together. 2) Evaluate the energy efficiency of the whole house using total energy consumption specified for the space conditioning, water heating, lighting, and ventilation appliances at the time of construction. 3) Evaluate the efficiency for space conditioning and water heating appliances using efficiencies during actual operating time. 4) We have performed detailed measurements to understand the efficiency during actual operation. The evaluation method we developed will have a major impact on future Japanese standards for residential energy efficiency. In this paper, we discuss the composition of new standards for housing energy efficiency and explain our method for evaluating energy efficiency of household appliances.

  15. Child Protective Services: Complex Challenges Require New Strategies. Report to the to the Honorable Nydia Velazquez, House of Representatives.

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    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.

    At the request of the U.S. House of Representatives, this study identified problems confronting child protective service (CPS) units, which affect the system's capacity to protect children from abuse and neglect. State and local responses to these problems, and opportunities for the federal government to assist in improving the system's capacity…

  16. Challenges in the Central European Postal Markets: The Example of the Polish Post

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    Sławomir Czarniewski

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this work is to show the economic conditions of the postal market in Poland. The pace of economic transformation and growing competition in the postal market means that Polish Post is somehow forced to take new measures to improve the effectiveness of communication with their market environment. The focus points of this study are the economic mechanisms of the effectiveness and efficiency of the process of communicating specified value to the customer, and an attempt to identify the factors boosting an increase in efficiency. The reflections contained in the paper do not have definite characteristics and should be treated as an opinion in the discussion.

  17. Measuring youth exposure to alcohol marketing on social networking sites: challenges and prospects.

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    Jernigan, David H; Rushman, Anne E

    2014-02-01

    Youth exposure to alcohol marketing has been linked to increased alcohol consumption and problems. On relatively new and highly interactive social networking sites (SNS) that are popular with youth, tools for measuring youth exposure to alcohol marketing in traditional media are inadequate. We critically review the existing policies of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube designed to keep branded alcohol content away from underage youth. Looking at brand and user activity on Facebook for the 15 alcohol brands most popular among US youth, we found activity has grown dramatically in the past 3 years, and underage users may be accounting for some of this activity. Surveys of youth and adult participation in alcohol marketing on SNS will be needed to inform debate over these marketing practices.

  18. The Challenges Organic Food Processors Meet at Small Emerging Market – Estonian Case

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    Sarapuu, Kerttu; Pehme, Sirli; Peetsmann, Elen; Matt, Darja

    2014-01-01

    Organic farming and demand for organic products is continually a growing trend all over the world (Willer et al., 2013). In Estonia the share of organic land is 15% of all agricultural land and the number of organic farmers is also growing (Vetemaa, Mikk 2013). Estonian organic food market is still in forming stage being affected by local organic farming development, marketing situation, economic situation and consumer attitudes. Organic processing has clearly not kept up with organic farming...

  19. Banking System Reform in China: The Challenges of Moving Toward a Market-Oriented Economy

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    2007-01-01

    Liabilities (RMB billion) (RMB billion) (RMB billion) (RMB billion) Forex reserves –373 Forex assets +373 Capital +373 (=US$ 45 billion) (=US...CCB Assets Liabilities Assets Liabilities (RMB billion) (RMB billion) (RMB billion) (RMB billion) Forex assets –373 Forex assets +373 Capital...02 03 04 05 06 07 Official rate Unification of the FOREX Markets (Jan 1, 1994) Market rate 8.28 8.70 (R M B /U S$ ) (Jul 21, 2005) 8.11 (June 25, 2007

  20. New Market, New Challenge, New Opportunity (1): Overview of China rural healthcare & Design methodology

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    Jiehui, J.; Kandachar, P.

    2008-01-01

    China has a largest population in the world (1.3Billion) and 0.9 Billion is rural population. Most of rural people earn less than US$3/day, and they are called “Base of the economic pyramid (BoP)”. Compared with high level market, BoP is a new market, which means a low individual profit, but a large

  1. Overcoming challenges to effectiveness of mobile markets in US food deserts.

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    Zepeda, Lydia; Reznickova, Anna; Lohr, Luanne

    2014-08-01

    The purpose of this research is to investigate whether mobile food markets may be effective in facilitating healthy food choices in food deserts. We investigate who does and does not use mobile food markets and why, and whether mobile markets have the potential to alter attitudes and food choices, and if so, how? We use a focus group study at four sites in the US to ask groups of mobile market shoppers and non-shoppers about their shopping, cooking, and eating attitudes and behaviors. We find that mobile market shoppers eat significantly more servings of fruits and vegetables, however, both shoppers and non-shoppers perceive fruits and vegetables as luxury items, and both groups lack knowledge about what is a serving and what is the recommended number of servings per day. Both groups identified the following needs for mobile markets to be more successful: increased awareness and advertising; affordability; improved convenience by offering more stops and hours, as well as greater variety of items for one-stop shopping; emphasis on value and service; and building trust within communities.

  2. Charity Shops and the Imagined Futures of Objects: How Second-Hand Markets Influence Disposal Decisions when Emptying a Parent's House

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    Melanie Lovatt

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the processes whereby things are donated, or not donated, to charity shops. I draw on in-depth interviews conducted with adults who have sorted through the houses of older family members who have moved into residential accommodation, and in some cases subsequently died. The affective qualities of objects and the informants' responsibilities to be "good" family members by ensuring "safe passage" for their parents' possessions worked to ensure that many objects did not enter the second hand market, but were preserved within the family or wider social networks. Competing instincts to be "responsible consumers" by not keeping things unnecessarily, worked to "move things along" into charity shops, where informants believed the objects could come to be valued and singularised by other people. By providing an imagined future where goods can continue to be useful and have the opportunity to extend their biographical life, I argue that charity shops and other second-hand markets can help people to dispose of objects which they do not want to keep, but which they find difficult to throw away.

  3. Housing Systems and Ethnic Spatial Segregation

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    Andersen, Hans Skifter; Andersson, Roger; Wessel, Terje

    in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are ethnically segmented with high concentrations of immigrants in some forms of tenures (especially social/public housing) and low concentrations in others. The paper shows that the spatial distribution of immigrants is strongly connected with the tenure composition...... of immigrants in social/public housing.......Residential spatial segregation is related to housing markets and housing policies. In this paper, ethnic segregation is compared across four Nordic capitals and explanations for the differences are examined by comparing the housing markets and housing policies of the countries. The housing markets...

  4. Detection of Ebola Virus RNA through Aerosol Sampling of Animal Biosafety Level 4 Rooms Housing Challenged Nonhuman Primates

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    2016-08-02

    301- 619-4768(f). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Title: Detection of Ebola Virus RNA through Aerosol Sampling of Animal Biosafety Level 9 4...embedded in the texts. This is the first report demonstrating detection of Ebola virus 17 RNA from animal rooms housing infected nonhuman primates and...on Ebola virus disease and NHP animal models 34 of filovirus infections 35 • Dr. Robert Hawley, Private Consultant, bobhawley226@gmail.com, Former

  5. La vivienda de interés social en Colombia, principios y retos/The Social Housing in Colombia, Principles and Challenges

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    Clemencia Escallón G

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El texto describe los cambios en la política de vivienda en los últimos veinte años, su institucionalidad, condiciones técnicas y financiación. Propone cuatro principios generales, identificados como retos, que deben revisarse para cambiar el rumbo actual de la política: la vivienda diversa y flexible; la vivienda suficiente y con calidad; la vivienda que construye ciudad y la gestión integral, articulada y diversa.En cada uno de ellos se desarrolla una breve reflexión, sobre el enfoque de la discusión y avanza con ejemplos y referencias, que orientan las opciones de cambio para una mejor gestión del hábitat, particularmente para atender la demanda de vivienda de las familias más pobres de la sociedad colombiana.The text describes the changes in the housing policy in the last twenty years, the institutional conditions and financing, and proposes four general principles that must be reviewed to change the present course of the housing policy, identified like challenges: the diversity and flexibility; the quality of the city, and the integral management.In each one of them develops a brief approach of the discussion and proposes examples and references that orient the options of change for a better management. The interest focuses in the housing problem of the poorest families in Colombia.

  6. Breaking down the barriers to efficiency improvements in the rental housing market: a comparison of two utility approaches

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    Johnson, Katherine (Johnson Consulting Group, Frederick, MD (United States)); Volker, Michael (Midwest Energy, Hays, KA (United States)); Shimoda, Wade; Willoughby, George (Hawaii Electric Company, Honolulu (United States))

    2009-07-01

    The rental market is a difficult segment to target for residential energy efficiency improvements. This is primarily due to the split-incentive in which the landlord has little interest in paying for energy efficiency improvements because the tenant pays the utility bills. However, that is changing since several utilities have implemented on-the-bill financing programs, patterned after the Pay-As-You-Save Program Model. This paper compares the approaches used by Midwest Energy and Hawaiian Electric. Midwest Energy debuted its How$mart SM Program in 2007 to provide renters and landlords a mechanism to pay for a variety of energy efficiency improvements. Hawaii Electric developed the SolarSaver Pilot Program in 2007 to encourage installations of solar water heaters. In both programs, the utility provides the upfront capital as a way to encourage the investment in these energy efficiency improvements. Other program features include: No upfront capital required by customer; Efficiency improvements are paid for through a surcharge on the utility bill; The surcharge is tied to the location, not to the individual customer; This paper compares the results from both programs based on their first-year program evaluations, and includes the following key metrics: Number of residences reached; Value of home improvements; Estimated energy savings; Strategies for targeting home improvement contractors; Lessons Learned. On-the-bill financing can be a successful program strategy to reach the underserved rental market.

  7. Market Watch

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    2011-01-01

    TO THE POINT:China’s yuan exchange rate regime reform has produced mixed results for the economy.House prices hold up in most Chinese cities,though clouds are already gathering over the markets.Thermal power genera

  8. Current Challenges for Healthcare Services and the Opportunities Created by the Marketing Abilities

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    Purcărea, T; Purcărea, LV; Raţiu, M

    2008-01-01

    Life is changing dramatically, market position as part of life is becoming more and more important, and marketing, considered a key cultural architect of nowadays that involves voluntary relation exchanges between the communicating partners, is placing the patient in the center of most adequate action towards the medical future which represents his life quality. We think that the moment has come to resort to marketing as a new method to identify innovation opportunities in healthcare services' delivery, considering that the high quality of healthcare services, answering to demands of healthcare systems' consumers, represents a well recognized priority for the European citizens. Consequently, the model of ‘healthcare business’ has to rely on the value for patient by creating competition concerning the results at medical condition level. PMID:20108474

  9. Excessive price reduction and extreme volatility in wind dominant electricity markets; solutions and emerging challenges

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    Farashbashi-Astaneh, Seyed-Mostafa; Chen, Zhe; Mousavi, Omid Alizadeh

    2013-01-01

    markets. While high price volatility imposes elevated risk levels for both electricity suppliers and consumers, excessive price reduction of electricity is a disincentive for investment in new generation capacity and might jeopardizes system adequacy in long term. A comparative study between marginal......High intermittency in the nature of wind power emphasize conceptual revising in the mechanisms of electricity markets with high wind power penetration levels. This paper introduces overmuch price reduction and high price volatility as two adverse consequences in future wind dominant electricity...... is developed. The paper indicates discriminatory pricing approach can be beneficial in high penetration of wind power because it alleviates high price variations and spikiness in one hand and prevents overmuch price reduction in wind dominant electricity markets on the other hand....

  10. Current challenges for healthcare services and the opportunities created by the marketing abilities.

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    Popa, Florian; Purcărea, Theodor; Purcărea, Victor Lorin; Raţiu, Monica

    2008-01-01

    Life is changing dramatically, market position as part of life is becoming more and more important, and marketing, considered a key cultural architect of nowadays that involves voluntary relation exchanges between the communicating partners, is placing the patient in the center of most adequate action towards the medical future which represents his life quality. We think that the moment has come to resort to marketing as a new method to identify innovation opportunities in healthcare services' delivery, considering that the high quality of healthcare services, answering to demands of healthcare systems' consumers, represents a well recognized priority for the European citizens. Consequently, the model of "healthcare business" has to rely on the value for patient by creating competition concerning the results at medical condition level.

  11. Challenges constraining access to insulin in the private-sector market of Delhi, India.

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    Sharma, Abhishek; Kaplan, Warren A

    2016-01-01

    India's majority of patients-including those living with diabetes-seek healthcare in the private sector through out-of-pocket (OOP) payments. We studied access to insulin in the private-sector market of Delhi state, India. A modified World Health Organization/Health Action International (WHO/HAI) standard survey to assess insulin availability and prices, and qualitative interviews with insulin retailers (pharmacists) and wholesalers to understand insulin market dynamics. In 40 pharmacy outlets analysed, mean availability of the human and analogue insulins on the 2013 Delhi essential medicine list was 44.4% and 13.1%, respectively. 82% of pharmacies had domestically manufactured human insulin phials, primarily was made in India under licence to overseas pharmaceutical companies. Analogue insulin was only in cartridge and pen forms that were 4.42 and 5.81 times, respectively, the price of human insulin phials. Domestically manufactured human phial and cartridge insulin (produced for foreign and Indian companies) was less expensive than their imported counterparts. The lowest paid unskilled government worker in Delhi would work about 1.5 and 8.6 days, respectively, to be able to pay OOP for a monthly supply of human phial and analogue cartridge insulin. Interviews suggest that the Delhi insulin market is dominated by a few multinational companies that import and/or license in-country production. Several factors influence insulin uptake by patients, including doctor's prescribing preference. Wholesalers have negative perceptions about domestic insulin manufacturing. The Delhi insulin market is an oligopoly with limited market competition. Increasing competition from Indian companies is going to require some additional policies, not presently in place. As more Indian companies produce biosimilars, brand substitution policies are needed to be able to benefit from market competition.

  12. Marketing retail health clinics: challenges and controversies arising from a health care innovation.

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    Williams, Cheryl-Ann N; Khanfar, Nile M; Harrington, Catherine; Loudon, David

    2011-01-01

    Since their founding in 2000, retail-based health care clinics, also called convenient care clinics, have flourished but continue to generate controversy. This article examines the literature with respect to the industry's background, establishment of industry standards, types of services offered, marketing of retail health clinics, industry growth with new target markets, and patient demographics. It also examines the growing relationship with insurers and third-party payers, quality-of-care concerns by medical associations, and legal regulations and their potential impact on industry growth nationwide.

  13. In silico regenerative medicine: how computational tools allow regulatory and financial challenges to be addressed in a volatile market.

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    Geris, L; Guyot, Y; Schrooten, J; Papantoniou, I

    2016-04-06

    The cell therapy market is a highly volatile one, due to the use of disruptive technologies, the current economic situation and the small size of the market. In such a market, companies as well as academic research institutes are in need of tools to advance their understanding and, at the same time, reduce their R&D costs, increase product quality and productivity, and reduce the time to market. An additional difficulty is the regulatory path that needs to be followed, which is challenging in the case of cell-based therapeutic products and should rely on the implementation of quality by design (QbD) principles. In silico modelling is a tool that allows the above-mentioned challenges to be addressed in the field of regenerative medicine. This review discusses such in silico models and focuses more specifically on the bioprocess. Three (clusters of) examples related to this subject are discussed. The first example comes from the pharmaceutical engineering field where QbD principles and their implementation through the use of in silico models are both a regulatory and economic necessity. The second example is related to the production of red blood cells. The described in silico model is mainly used to investigate the manufacturing process of the cell-therapeutic product, and pays special attention to the economic viability of the process. Finally, we describe the set-up of a model capturing essential events in the development of a tissue-engineered combination product in the context of bone tissue engineering. For each of the examples, a short introduction to some economic aspects is given, followed by a description of the in silico tool or tools that have been developed to allow the implementation of QbD principles and optimal design.

  14. Hot house bad house

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    Azzopardi, Shaun

    2014-01-01

    Shaun Azzopardi met up with a team of researchers led by Eur. Ing. Charles Yousif to take the concrete block to the next level. It is more exciting than it sounds. Photography by Dr Edward Duca. http://www.um.edu.mt/think/hot-house-bad-house/

  15. Delivering MBA Programs in Emerging Markets: The Challenge of National Culture

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    Jones, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    Increasingly, Western-style MBA programs are being delivered in emerging markets, as the developed countries become more and more saturated with MBAs and related offerings. This article, based on the global experience of the author in teaching and assessing MBA modules including thesis and dissertation research and writing, suggests approaches to…

  16. Challenges in the clinical development requirements for the marketing authorization of new medicines in southeast Asia.

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    Kudrin, Alex

    2009-03-01

    A rapid growth of investment into clinical research and new drug development has manifested itself by an exponential increase of new products coming onto the worldwide market. The emerging pharmaceutical and biotech markets in Southeast Asia are believed to be extremely promising from a commercial point of view in the next decade. The unique position of the Asian market and the diversity in clinical research initiatives are linked with diverse regulatory requirements for clinical development and registration of new medicines. Some of these differences have an impact on timelines for marketing authorizations in South Korea, China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, and other countries. One of the approaches to streamlining regulatory strategy in different countries is the initiation of multicountry international clinical trials trying to address requirements and allowing registration in several regional countries simultaneously. Increasing cooperation between South Asian countries in relation to regulatory requirements and clinical development will facilitate the registration of innovative medicines in this rapidly developing region of the world and enable improved cohesiveness between countries in a drug safety framework.

  17. From Individual Heroism to Political Resistance: Young People Challenging Everyday Racism on the Labour Market

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    Rathzel, Nora

    2006-01-01

    The labour market in Sweden today does not offer a rosy picture for young people. Among them are youth with a migrant background that have the lowest chance of becoming employed. The table below shows the unemployment rates of young people with a migrant background. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 11 notes.)

  18. Economic and Market Challenges Facing the U.S. Nuclear Commercial Fleet

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    Szilard, Ronaldo [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Sharpe, Phil [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Kee, Edward [Nuclear Economics Consulting Group, Washington, DC (United States); Davis, Edward [Nuclear Economics Consulting Group, Washington, DC (United States); Grecheck, Eugene [Grecheck Consulting LLC, Midlothian, VA (United States)

    2016-09-01

    This report identifies underlying economic and electricity market factors that have led to early retirements of U.S. operating nuclear power plants, assesses the Gap between operating revenues and operating costs for selected nuclear power plants, and discusses a range of actions that might be taken to stop early retirement of operating nuclear power plants. The Kewaunee and Vermont Yankee nuclear power plants were retired early for economic and financial reasons. Early retirement has been announced or proposed for Clinton and Quad Cities in Illinois, Fitzpatrick and Ginna in New York, Fort Calhoun in Nebraska. Other nuclear power plants, including Palisades, Davis-Besse, Prairie Island, and Three Mile Island Unit 1, have been identified as facing financial stress that might lead to early retirement. The early retirement of operating nuclear power plants will mean the loss of a large amount of zero-emission electricity, inconsistent with the goal of reducing carbon emissions in the electricity sector. This report provides a high-level view of the major factors driving early retirement: • The U.S. market and private ownership approach to the electricity sector; • Low electricity market prices resulting from low natural gas prices, low demand growth, increased penetration of renewable generation, and negative electricity market prices; and • No compensation to nuclear power plants for public benefits including zero-emission electricity.

  19. Food and feed products from micro-algae: Market opportunities and challenges for the EU

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    Vigani, M.; Parisi, C.; Rodriguez-Cerezo, E.; Barbosa, M.J.; Sijtsma, L.; Ploeg, M.; Enzing, C.

    2015-01-01

    Micro-algae are a new and promising source of nutrients. The main products obtainable are dried algae with high nutrients content and high-value compounds such as fatty acids, pigments and anti-oxidants. This paper analyses the market and the economic opportunities of micro-algae-based food and feed

  20. Manufacturing/Marketing & Distribution. B6. CHOICE: Challenging Options in Career Education.

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    Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.

    The documents aggregated here comprise the fifth grade unit of a career education curriculum designed for migrant students. Focusing on 11 occupations in manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, the combined teacher and student logs contain lessons and activities about the tools and tasks of workers in the 11 occupations: union representative,…

  1. The challenges of social marketing of organ donation: news and entertainment coverage of donation and transplantation.

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    Harrison, Tyler R; Morgan, Susan E; Chewning, Lisa V

    2008-01-01

    While great strides have been made in persuading the public to become potential organ donors, actual behavior has not yet caught up with the nearly universally favorable attitudes the public expresses toward donation. This paper explores the issue by situating the social marketing of organ donation against a broader backdrop of entertainment and news media coverage of organ donation. Organ donation storylines are featured on broadcast television in medical and legal dramas, soap operas, and other television serials approximately four times per month (not including most cable networks), and feature storylines that promote myths and fears of the organ donation process. National news and other non-fictionalized coverage of organ donation are even more common, with stories appearing over twenty times a month on average. These stories tend to be one-dimensional and highly sensationalized in their coverage. The marketing of organ donation for entertainment essentially creates a counter-campaign to organ donation, with greater resources and reach than social marketers have access to. Understanding the broader environmental context of organ donation messages highlights the issues faced by social marketing campaigns in persuading the public to become potential donors.

  2. Delivering MBA Programs in Emerging Markets: The Challenge of National Culture

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    Jones, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    Increasingly, Western-style MBA programs are being delivered in emerging markets, as the developed countries become more and more saturated with MBAs and related offerings. This article, based on the global experience of the author in teaching and assessing MBA modules including thesis and dissertation research and writing, suggests approaches to…

  3. Social Housing in Denmark

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    Vestergaard, Hedvig; Scanlon, Kath J

    2014-01-01

    Social housing is a cornerstone in the Danish welfare society and is accessible for all households. By law, social housing must be rented at cost rents, which are based on historical costs; rents do not respond to market forces. Social housing aims to provide good standard, secure and affordable...... for the individual associations as well as each housing estate. In principle, each estate and the association it belongs to must balance its books. An important feature of the sector is the build-up of a funding system which makes it possible to support the financing of major renovations and energy measures as well...

  4. Geothermal Program Review X: proceedings. Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market -- the Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Geothermal Energy in a Competitive Supply Market

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    1992-01-01

    Each year the Geothermal Division of the US Department of Energy conducts an in-depth review of its entire geothermal R&D program. The conference serves several purposes: a status report on current R&D activities, an assessment of progress and problems, a review of management issues, and a technology transfer opportunity between DOE and the US geothermal city. This year`s conference, Program Review X, was held in San Francisco on March 24--26, 1992. The theme of the review, ``Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market -- The Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Geothermal Energy in a Competitive Supply Market,`` focused on the needs of the electric utility sector. Geothermal energy, with its power capacity potential of 10 GWe by the year 2010, can provide reliable, enviromentally clean electricity which can help offset the projected increase in demand. Program Review X consisted of seven sessions including an opening session with presentations by Mr. Vikram Budhraja, Vice President of System Planning and Operations, Southern California Edison Company, and Mr. Richard Jaros, President and Chief Operating Officer, California Energy Company. The six technical sessions included presentations by the relevant field researchers covering DOE-sponsored R&D in hydrothermal, hot dry rock, and geopressured energy. Individual projects are processed separately for the data bases.

  5. Authenticity and conservation state of art works: the market and auction houses & Presentation of the historical-technical Journal “Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage"

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    Salvatore Lorusso

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The title Authenticity and conservation state of art works: The market and auction houses mirrors the particular status of confusion and instability in which the auction houses – find themselves – nowadays. It is an international situation of existential and economic crisis in which humanity appears to be excited and schizophrenic. This lecture is part of a series all dedicated to various aspects of art, with a particular focus on the great Italian artist Giorgio Morandi. A good selection of his works is currently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Giorgio Morandi conceived art as a “practice of silence”, where his “still life” functioned as a filter to observe the world outside his small cloistered art studio. By emphasizing the importance of weight and gravity with grace and attention, this artist can therefore teach us how important it is to judge a piece of art not only subjectively – giving greatest relevance to the satisfaction of individual aesthetical standards – but also objectively – where the techniques and the materials utilized assume the greatest significance. This allows the estimator to estimate correctly their economic and financial value. The second part of the lecture consists in the presentation of the historical-technical journal Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage. It represents an emblematic gathering of experts, symbolizing therefore a necessary encounter among people with different cultural backgrounds, experiences and skills. They meet to address and discuss issues related to their common field of study, the Cultural Heritage sector. This jolts, as it can be imagined, American art critics. They often lack social criticism showing them to be too focused on aesthetics and elegance of form. The consequent question arises: is this really true?

  6. 租售比、房价收入比与房地产市场调控——基于区际差异化市场比较的实证分析%Price-to-Rent Ratio, Housing Price-to-Income Ratio and Real Estate Market Regulation: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Comparison between Regional Market Differences

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    吴福象; 姜凤珍

    2012-01-01

    It is of vital importance to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the. comparative ef- fects of China's regional real estate markets by making use of the two indexes: the price-to-rent ratio and the housing price-to-income ratio. The results of this study indicate that China's high housing price would force all the housing rental markets to increase rents. The deviated rent from the housing price makes the housing rental market difficult to support the real estate market effectively. At the same time, the price-to-income ratio varies in different cities, and there exists a paradox about the price-to-income ratio among the groups with different income levels, which becomes increasingly obvi- ous. Therefore, the government should control the speed of the rising price to cut off the channel of high housing price spreading to the second-hand housing rental markets in densely populated areas, perfect the three level housing mold (which is protected and supported by government and provided by market) and the income distribution mechanism, foster reasonable housing consumption concept a- mong the citizens, and cultivate a healthy housing rental market.%利用租售比、房价收入比指标综合评价我国各区域房地产市场的比价效应意义重大。研究发现:我国的高房价对住房租赁市场有倒逼作用和漫延趋势,租金相对于房价的偏离导致住房租赁市场难以有效支撑住房买卖市场;各线城市房价收入比存在差异,不同收入群体房价收入比存在着悖论并有加剧的趋势。因此,政府必须通过控制房价上涨以切断高房价向人口密集区二手房租赁市场漫延的通道,完善由政府保障、政府支持和市场提供构成的三级住房模式以及收入分配机制,引导市民合理的住房消费观,培植健康的住房租赁市场。

  7. 77 FR 54602 - Notice of Intent To Conduct Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Demonstration in Baltimore, MD...

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    2012-09-05

    ... fair housing marketing plan satisfactory to HUD for both the market-rate units and the units that will... (a satisfactory affirmative fair housing marketing plan must include marketing of affordable units...

  8. 城乡统筹背景下重庆市商品住宅市场发展前景研究%Study on Housing Market in Chongqing under the Background of Integrated Development of Urban and Rural Areas

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    康媛媛

    2016-01-01

    With the implementation of "parent as one single child for two children", and under the background of rising real estate cost, urban population, and salary, and the steadily increasing approved land for residence and supply of commercial buildings market in Chongqing, where the consumers, pushed by the mind shift from "holding cash" to "buying houses for value enhancement", flood into the housing market. Developers are under the pres-sure of "stock reduction". The housing market in Chongqing is undergoing structural adjustment and the housing price is at the steady transition stage.%随着重庆市“两孩政策”的落地,在房地产商品成本增长,重庆市城镇人口增加,重庆市城镇职工工资、可支配收入增加,重庆市住宅审批用地、商品房市场供应逐年增加的背景下,以及消费者从“持币观望”到“买涨不买跌”等心理因素的叠加和“去库存”的市场影响下,重庆市商品住房市场(以下简称楼市)正在经历着结构性调整。

  9. New market, new challenge, new opportunity (1)--overview of China rural healthcare & design methodology.

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    Jiehui, Jiang; Kandachar, Prabhu

    2008-01-01

    China has a largest population in the world (1.3Billion) and 0.9 Billion is rural population. Most of rural people earn less than US$3/day, and they are called 'Base of the economic pyramid (BoP)'. Compared with high level market, BoP is a new market, which means a low individual profit, but a large population. This paper discusses the healthcare issues in rural China (BoP) and study their healthcare needs through field study and case studies. This research is carried out within the framework of 'Design for Sustainability at Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP)' programme of the School of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. And the aim of this research is to provide a low cost advanced healthcare product design, which will meet poor's needs and create a business case for commercial partners.

  10. Challenges and Threats of the Labor Market Based on Modern Social and Economic Changes. Selected Issues

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    Ewa Polak

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available During at least the last thirty years in the global labor market significant changes in the preferred qualifications and skills, occupational structure, employment structure and income structure as well as the related to this evolution of the socio-economic functions of work can be seen. A specific polarization of the labor market takes place. The factor that differentiates the situation of individual employees and people who seek work is not only the level of education, its type and quality, but far particular predispositions, attitudes, skills and personal characteristics. The situation of an economically active persons is not an autonomous phenomenon arising only from their qualifications, knowledge, determination and life strategy, but is increasing the result of a globalization distribution – first of all global competition and the rules governing it.

  11. The sarsaparilla market in the state of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the challenges of cultivation

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    Soares, MKM; Martins, AR; MONTANARI, I.; Figueira, GM; ZUCCHI, MI; Bajay, MM; Appezzato-da-Gloria, B

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to present information about the sarsaparilla sold in establishments in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, assess the genetic diversity of Smilax brasiliensis Spreng., Smilacaceae, and examine the growing conditions and productivity of five species of Smilax. The amount of sarsaparilla sold per month at most pharmacies was 0.4 kg on average. Herbal stores and markets sold averages of 9 kg and 8 kg per month, respectively. The weight of the underground biomass of S. fluminensis (...

  12. 基于传播"5W"模式解读出版社微信营销的应用%The Application of Wechat Marketing by Publishing Houses Based on the "5W" Mode of Communication

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    林安红

    2015-01-01

    The wide application of new online media, such as Wechat, provides new means for press marketing. Based on the Lasswell"5W" mode of communication, this article analyses the application characteristics of Wechat marketing bypublishing houses in terms of target positioning, communication content and form, the process of information sending and receiving, audience orientation and range, and information communication effect. Detailed Wechat marketing application developmental strategy bypublishing houses from the aspects of the rationalization of the carrier function, the qualification of the marketing information, the diversification of the marketing strategy, the standardization of marketing operation and management are explained in this paper.%微信等网络新媒体的广泛应用为出版社营销活动的开展提供了新的手段.基于拉斯韦尔传播"5W"模式分析出版社微信营销在目标定位、传播内容与形式、信息传递与接收过程、受众定位与范围、信息传播效果等方面的应用特点,从载体功能合理化、营销信息优质化、营销策略多元化、运营管理规范化等方面详细阐述出版社微信营销的应用策略.

  13. A CCL24-dependent Pathway Augments Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation in House Dust Mite-challenged Cd163−/− Mice

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    Dai, Cuilian; Yao, Xianglan; Gordon, Elizabeth M.; Barochia, Amisha; Cuento, Rosemarie A.; Kaler, Maryann; Meyer, Katharine S.; Keeran, Karen J.; Nugent, Gayle Z.; Jeffries, Kenneth R.; Qu, Xuan; Yu, Zu-Xi; Aponte, Angel; Gucek, Marjan; Dagur, Pradeep K.; McCoy, J. Philip; Levine, Stewart J.

    2015-01-01

    CD163 is a macrophage scavenger receptor with anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory functions. Here, we report that alveolar macrophages (AMΦs) from asthmatic subjects had reduced cell surface expression of CD163, which suggested that CD163 might modulate the pathogenesis of asthma. Consistent with this, house dust mite (HDM)-challenged Cd163−/− mice displayed increases in airway eosinophils and mucous cell metaplasia (MCM). The increased airway eosinophils and MCM in HDM-challenged Cd163−/− mice were mediated by augmented CCL24 production and could be reversed by administration of a neutralizing anti-CCL24 antibody. A proteomic analysis identified the calcium-dependent binding of CD163 to Dermatophagoides ptyeronyssinus peptidase 1 (Der p1). Der p1-challenged Cd163−/− mice had the same phenotype as HDM-challenged Cd163−/− mice with increases in airway eosinophils, MCM and CCL24 production, while Der p1 induced CCL24 secretion by bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMΦs) from Cd163−/− mice, but not BMMΦs from WT mice. Lastly, airway eosinophils and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid CCL24 levels were increased in Der p1-challenged WT mice that received adoptively transferred AMΦ’s from Cd163−/− mice. Thus, we have identified CD163 as a macrophage receptor that binds Der p1. Furthermore, we have shown that HDM-challenged Cd163−/− mice have increased eosinophilic airway inflammation and MCM that are mediated by a CCL24-dependent mechanism. PMID:26376364

  14. 住房的可持续改造:挑战与价值%Sustainable Housing Transformation: Challenging and Valuable

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    安克·凡·哈尔; 惠晓曦

    2009-01-01

    作为一种对现有住房和街区的可持续扩展性方法,可持续的住房改造(sustainable housing transformation)是我们面向未来的一种挑战。在此背景下.我们对可持续性的解释将依据埃尔金顿(Elkington)的3P原则.也就是说可持续不仅局限于环境(地球-planet)意识.还包括对人(人民-people)以及各群体经济利益(效益-profit)的关注(图1)。

  15. Drug- and herb-induced liver injury: Progress, current challenges and emerging signals of post-marketing risk.

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    Raschi, Emanuel; De Ponti, Fabrizio

    2015-07-08

    Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) and herb-induced liver injury is a hot topic for clinicians, academia, drug companies and regulators, as shown by the steadily increasing number of publications in the past 15 years. This review will first provide clues for clinicians to suspect idiosyncratic (unpredictable) DILI and succeed in diagnosis. Causality assessment remains challenging and requires careful medical history as well as awareness of multifaceted aspects, especially for herbs. Drug discontinuation and therapy reconciliation remain the mainstay in patent's management to minimize occurrence of acute liver failure. The second section will address novel agents associated with liver injury in 2014 (referred to as "signals"), especially in terms of clinical, research and drug development implications. Insights will be provided into recent trends by highlighting the contribution of different post-marketing data, especially registries and spontaneous reporting systems. This literature scrutiny suggests: (1) the importance of post-marketing databases as tools of clinical evidence to detect signals of DILI risk; and (2) the need for joining efforts in improving predictivity of pre-clinical assays, continuing post-marketing surveillance and design ad hoc post-authorization safety studies. In this context, ongoing European/United States research consortia and novel pharmaco-epidemiological tools (e.g., specialist prescription event monitoring) will support innovation in this field. Direct oral anticoagulants and herbal/dietary supplements appear as key research priorities.

  16. Housing Systems and Ethnic Spatial Segregation

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    Andersen, Hans Skifter; Andersson, Roger; Wessel, Terje

    Residential spatial segregation is related to housing markets and housing policies. In this paper, ethnic segregation is compared across four Nordic capitals and explanations for the differences are examined by comparing the housing markets and housing policies of the countries. The housing markets...... of neighbourhoods. Ethnic segmentation of housing tenures thus contributes to segregation, but the effect is much dependent on how tenures are distributed across space. In one of the cities, the policy of neighbourhood tenure mix has resulted in a relatively low degree of segregation in spite of high concentrations...

  17. Kibale forest wild coffee: challenges to market-based conservation in Africa.

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    Lilieholm, Robert J; Weatherly, W Paul

    2010-08-01

    Declining rural security and pressures to reduce public-sector expenditures in the late 1990s spurred efforts to develop alternative funding models for Uganda's Kibale National Park (KNP). The Wild Coffee Project, established in 1999 with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and the Ford Foundation, sought to develop a market for wild coffee that had been harvested traditionally from areas within today's KNP. The Kibale Forest Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, was created to legalize harvests, obtain third-party wild and organic certification, and coordinate management between KNP, the coffee industry, and local communities. Although the project was successful in legalizing, harvesting, and processing the world's first certified wild and organic coffee, efforts to gain entry into the international marketplace failed. Chief among the lessons learned from this project is that for many wild-grown products, the value of "the story"--in both human and conservation terms--is likely to far exceed actual product values. This value differential should be captured through high-value niche markets to avoid low commodity pricing and subsequent pressures to improve financial returns through over harvesting. In addition, local producers should hold significant assets in whatever brands are developed, creating a shared-equity approach that serves social responsibility goals, fosters project sustainability, and ensures a steady stream of positive stories for use in marketing to build brand value. Shared equity--in this case ownership interest in the intellectual property embodied in the brand--provides a second incentive beyond transactional profits that can only be realized if resource conservation is maintained.

  18. European financial integration and the 1992 challenge: is the market approach sufficient?

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    M. SARCINELLI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The new phase of European integration is being developed in parallel with a gradual strengthening of international cooperation in the field of macroeconomics. This has coincided with the rejection of positions that reflected the belief that markets were self-regulating and an over-confidence in the rationality of expectations. Indeed, the emergence and worsening of fiscal, trade and payments imbalances with foreign countries has led to a reconsideration of the approach to the problems of international economic policy. The present article looks at the financial aspects of integration in the prospect of the 1992 objectives, and Italy’s role within this context. After recalling the main features of the process of European integration, the implications of the liberalisation of capital movements and financial services for banks and for Italian agents are analysed. The author argues that although markets may determine productivity gains and efficiency, it would be imprudent to entrust them with distributing them fairly and compensating those who are disadvantaged.  

  19. Competitiveness, Trade with the EU and Labour Markets: Challenges for the Western Balkans

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    Botrić Valerija

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the relationship between exporting and the labour markets of the Western Balkan economies within a macroeconomic and microeconomic framework. Within the macroeconomic framework we investigate the Western Balkan countries’ evolution of the bilateral intra-industry trade share with European Monetary Union members and compare this with the differences in bilateral unit labour cost dynamics. The microeconomic analysis rests on enterprise-level cross section data collected during the crisis period and investigates whether exporters help to create additional jobs in the region in comparison to entrepreneurs oriented towards national market. The results show that trade patterns between Western Balkan economies and EMU trading partners did not exhibit any significant changes in trend. On the other hand, it seems that during the recession period most Western Balkan economies adjusted their unit labour costs, probably in order to boost competitiveness. Microeconomic analysis revealed that, although there are some positive differences between exporters and non-exporters, exporters do not create additional employment.

  20. Development of a Web Marketing Plan for an e-Book – Challenges and Opportunities

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    Alexandru CAPATINA

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we emphasize the benefits of e-books for the customers who are looking for international availability, acquisitions in real time, competitive prices and social responsibility from the part of the publishers; our most important contribution characterized by originality is the design of a web marketing plan model for e-books selling process, structured in the following sections: search of the specialized websites, characterized by a high traffic, where the potential customers of the e-books (the readers can be found, targeting the websites which sell e-books, design of the website dedicated to the e-book selling process, attraction of the potential customers using a free trial version of the e-book; implementation of the on-line media plan, promotion of the e-book within social networks and specialized forums and analysis of the indicators associated to the on-line media plan in order to assess the web marketing strategy.

  1. REGULATING FIRMS’ BEHAVIOR IN THE MARKET UNDER THE COMPETITION LAW: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

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    Nasarudin Abdul Rahman

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of competition law is to protect the process of rivalry between firms in the market.  It prohibits any anti-competitive behaviors such as cartel and abuse of dominant position. However, in practice regulating firms’ behaviors in the market is not an easy task.  It requires both legal and economic analysis to determine whether a firm is occupying a dominant position and whether the conduct is abusive. This paper seeks to identify the important provisions of “anti-competitive agreements” and “abuse of dominant position” under the Malaysian Competition Act 2010. It is observed that competition law across the counties have been heavily influenced by the UK and EU competition law. Despite the similar concepts applied across the jurisdictions, in practice the implementation differs. This paper seeks to explore the benefits of adopting foreign concepts on competition law and how the rules will be implemented especially in response to the different political, economic and social environment. This paper will also include the approach taken by Indonesia with regard to implementation of foreign ideas on competition law to suit the local need.

  2. 24 CFR 200.630 - Notice of housing opportunities.

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    2010-04-01

    ... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO FHA PROGRAMS Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Notice of housing opportunities. 200.630 Section 200.630 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and...

  3. Marketing is Dead! Long Live Marketing!

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    Marjanova Jovanov, Tamara

    2016-01-01

    The contents of the lectures included: Why marketing? Citizen, Consumer, Customer (Behavior) Who is the Father of Marketing? Some Antecedents of Marketing When Did Marketing Start? The Contributors of Marketing Where Did Marketing Start? Job Positions in Today’s Marketing Organization The Role of the Chief Marketing Officer Four Different CEO Views of Marketing Reality – Truth – Challenge (Why Can’t We Make It?) The Strong and Steady Progress of Marketi...

  4. Marketing is Dead! Long Live Marketing!

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    Marjanova Jovanov, Tamara

    2016-01-01

    The contents of the lectures included: Why marketing? Citizen, Consumer, Customer (Behavior) Who is the Father of Marketing? Some Antecedents of Marketing When Did Marketing Start? The Contributors of Marketing Where Did Marketing Start? Job Positions in Today’s Marketing Organization The Role of the Chief Marketing Officer Four Different CEO Views of Marketing Reality – Truth – Challenge (Why Can’t We Make It?) The Strong and Steady Progress of Marketi...

  5. Study of whole marketing strategies of decorated house: A case study of Qilu Garden%精装房项目全程营销策略研究——以齐鲁花园项目为例

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    马莹

    2011-01-01

    对精装修房项目全程营销策略进行策划,不仅能够系统的指导精装房项目策略制定,挖掘项目的潜力,而且还能提高房地产项目的经济效益、社会效益和环境效益.文章通过实际案例分析,以山东齐鲁花园精装修房项目为例,探讨了精装房项目营销在项目开发、经营、销售、管理中的全方面应用策略.提出了山东齐鲁花园精装修房前期营销策略有:项目投资营销、规划设计营销、形象营销和营销推广策划;后期营销策略有:销售管理、服务营销和品牌营销.%Making plan of the whole marketing strategy is very important to real estate project. On the one hand, it can provide systematic guide to real estate project and tap the potential of the project; on the other hand, it can improve economic benefits, social benefits and environmental benefits of the pro-ject. By taking Qilu Garden for an example, the paper discusses the full application strategies of deco-rated house marketing, including development, sales, marketing and management. In related to Shan-dong Qilu Garden clothbound room project,the pre-marketing strategies are that of project investment marketing, planning and design marketing, image marketing and market promotion; post-marketing strategies are that of sale management, service marketing and brand marketing.

  6. Relationship Establishment in SCM in a Market with Enforcement and Regulation Challenges

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    Nandonde, Felix Adamu; Nguni, Winnie

    2015-01-01

    In absence of effective state institutions, informal and private sector operations tend to govern the market. This problem is evident in the petroleum industry in Tanzania. However, little is known about how players in petroleum industry operate in those business environments. The purpose...... of this chapter is to explore establishment of a relationship between supplier-logistic firms in a post planned economy. The study employed case study interview with two petroleum products distributors in Tanzania to achieve its objective. Data were analyzed by thematic analytical techniques. Three major findings...... regarding buyersuppliers relationships in developing economies are presented: actors do not prefer to enforce contract that they sign, discretional relationships exist in petroleum business among actors and ‘undugunization’ is the strongest criteria in selection of actors. Study implies that for a supplier...

  7. The Challenge of Producing and Marketing Colloidal Silver Water Filters in Nepal

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    Anne Bogler; Regula Meierhofer

    2015-01-01

    Background: Obtaining safe drinking water can be a challenge in Nepal. By training potters and setting up production sites for Colloidal Silver Filters, several non-governmental organizations have tried to provide local people with a low-cost option for household water treatment. Out of 19 trained entrepreneurs, only four are currently producing filters. The goal of this evaluation was to find out what conditions lead to the successful continuation of the production and the reasons for fail...

  8. United States housing, fourth quarter 2013

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    Delton Alderman

    2017-01-01

    In the beginning of 2013, the U.S. housing construction market indicated increases in all sectors; yet, by the fourth quarter’s end, only housing under construction improved. Moderation and declines are to be expected in the fourth quarter, as winter is setting in. Permits, starts, housing under construction, completions, and new and existing house sales all exceeded...

  9. Pharmaceutical digital marketing and governance: illicit actors and challenges to global patient safety and public health.

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    Mackey, Tim K; Liang, Bryan A

    2013-10-16

    Digital forms of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical marketing (eDTCA) have globalized in an era of free and open information exchange. Yet, the unregulated expansion of eDTCA has resulted in unaddressed global public health threats. Specifically, illicit online pharmacies are engaged in the sale of purportedly safe, legitimate product that may in fact be counterfeit or substandard. These cybercriminal actors exploit available eDTCA mediums over the Internet to market their suspect products globally. Despite these risks, a detailed assessment of the public health, patient safety, and cybersecurity threats and governance mechanisms to address them has not been conducted. Illicit online pharmacies represent a significant global public health and patient safety risk. Existing governance mechanisms are insufficient and include lack of adequate adoption in national regulation, ineffective voluntary governance mechanisms, and uneven global law enforcement efforts that have allowed proliferation of these cybercriminals on the web. In order to effectively address this multistakeholder threat, inclusive global governance strategies that engage the information technology, law enforcement and public health sectors should be established. Effective global "eHealth Governance" focused on cybercrime is needed in order to effectively combat illicit online pharmacies. This includes building upon existing Internet governance structures and coordinating partnership between the UN Office of Drugs and Crime that leads the global fight against transnational organized crime and the Internet Governance Forum that is shaping the future of Internet governance. Through a UNODC-IGF governance mechanism, investigation, detection and coordination of activities against illicit online pharmacies and their misuse of eDTCA can commence.

  10. Pharmaceutical digital marketing and governance: illicit actors and challenges to global patient safety and public health

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    2013-01-01

    Background Digital forms of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical marketing (eDTCA) have globalized in an era of free and open information exchange. Yet, the unregulated expansion of eDTCA has resulted in unaddressed global public health threats. Specifically, illicit online pharmacies are engaged in the sale of purportedly safe, legitimate product that may in fact be counterfeit or substandard. These cybercriminal actors exploit available eDTCA mediums over the Internet to market their suspect products globally. Despite these risks, a detailed assessment of the public health, patient safety, and cybersecurity threats and governance mechanisms to address them has not been conducted. Discussion Illicit online pharmacies represent a significant global public health and patient safety risk. Existing governance mechanisms are insufficient and include lack of adequate adoption in national regulation, ineffective voluntary governance mechanisms, and uneven global law enforcement efforts that have allowed proliferation of these cybercriminals on the web. In order to effectively address this multistakeholder threat, inclusive global governance strategies that engage the information technology, law enforcement and public health sectors should be established. Summary Effective global “eHealth Governance” focused on cybercrime is needed in order to effectively combat illicit online pharmacies. This includes building upon existing Internet governance structures and coordinating partnership between the UN Office of Drugs and Crime that leads the global fight against transnational organized crime and the Internet Governance Forum that is shaping the future of Internet governance. Through a UNODC-IGF governance mechanism, investigation, detection and coordination of activities against illicit online pharmacies and their misuse of eDTCA can commence. PMID:24131576

  11. Technical challenges in designing post-marketing eCRFs to address clinical safety and pharmacovigilance needs.

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    Lu, Zhengwu

    2010-01-01

    To identify key challenges and propose technical considerations in designing electronic case report form (eCRF) for post-marketing studies, the author undertakes a comprehensive literature review of peer reviewed and grey literature to assess the key aspects, processes, standards, recommendations, and best practices in designing eCRFs based on industry experience in designing and supporting electronic data capture (EDC) studies. Literature search using strings on MEDLINE and PUBMED returned few papers directly related to CRF design. Health informatics and general practice journals were searched and results reviewed. Many conference, government commission, health professional and special interests group websites provide relevant information from practical experience - summarization of this information is presented. Further, we presented a list of concrete technical considerations in dealing with EDC technology/system limitations based on literature assessment and industry implementation experience. It is recognized that cross-functional teams be involved in eCRF design process and decision making. To summarize the keys in designing eCRFs to address post-market study safety and pharmacovigilance needs, the first is to identify required data elements from the study protocol supporting data analyses and reporting requirements. Secondly, accepted best practices, CDASH & CDISC guidelines, and company internal or therapeutic unit standard should be considered and applied. Coding (MedDRA & WHODD) mapping should be managed and implemented as well when possible. Finally, we need to be on top of the EDC technologies, challenge the technologies, drive EDC improvement via working with vendors, and utilize the technologies to drive clinical effectiveness. Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. 24 CFR 886.121 - Marketing.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Marketing. 886.121 Section 886.121... Projects With HUD-Insured and HUD-Held Mortgages § 886.121 Marketing. (a) Marketing of units and selection... Housing Marketing Plan, if required, and with all regulations relating to fair housing advertising...

  13. The Danube Region Protection – Challenges for Green Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility in Serbia

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    Jelena Stanković

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available During past years the influence of climate changes on environmental factors, such as water, soil, and air, has become significant and pretty unavoidable. Based on that, anthropogenic influences like industrial, communal, and agricultural wastewater discharge, have become more dangerous for the eco-system as a whole. In this paper we will analyse the possibilities for reducing antropogenic influences through the processes of controlling and monitoring of the wastewater as well as the Danube river water-gang. The European Union Framework Directive has been implemented into the legislative system of the Republic of Serbia, with the purpose of more complete protection of the Danube Region. In that sense, the prevention of the drinking water deficit requires a multidisciplinary approach, which includes activities on green marketing and a higher level of corporate social responsibility. Water, in all its aspects, has a strong economic value, which is the reason why it has to be recognized as an economic resource as well as a highly influential factor of local community development. Integrated management system of wastewater has to be established on the overall cooperation among consumers, planners, and policy designers at all levels – local, regional and global.

  14. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 9: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates

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    Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Love, Pat M.

    2009-10-23

    This best practices guide is the ninth in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building America’s research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates.

  15. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 11. Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Marine Climate

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    Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

    2010-09-01

    This best practices guide is the eleventh in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the marine climate (portions of Washington, Oregon, and California) can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building America’s research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the marine climate. This document is available on the web at www.buildingamerica.gov. This report was originally cleared 06-29-2010. This version is Rev 1 cleared in Nov 2010. The only change is the reference to the Energy Star Windows critieria shown on pg 8.25 was updated to match the criteria - Version 5.0, 04/07/2009, effective 01/04/2010.

  16. 24 CFR 200.300 - Nondiscrimination and fair housing policy.

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    2010-04-01

    ... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO FHA PROGRAMS Nondiscrimination and Fair Housing... part 5; and (b) The affirmative fair housing marketing requirements in 24 CFR part 200, subpart M...

  17. The international gas markets. Of major changes and challenges for Europe; Die internationalen Gasmaerkte. Von grossen Veraenderungen und Herausforderungen fuer Europa

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    Westphal, Kirsten [Deutsches Institut fuer Internationale Politik und Sicherheit, Berlin (Germany). Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Forschungsgruppe Globale Fragen

    2014-01-15

    Already in the 2010 edition of its World Energy Outlook the World Energy Agency noted an unprecedented degree of uncertainty surrounding the international energy markets. The rate of change in these markets is indeed stupendous, posing formidable tasks to business companies as well as the political leadership. The European gas markets face new challenges in protecting their security of supply which stem from the combined effects of the shift of LNG trade flows into the Pacific region, decreasing rates of home production and the ongoing transformation process within the EU.

  18. COPE-SMARTER - A decision support system for analysing the challenges, opportunities and policy initiatives: A case study of electric commercial vehicles market diffusion in Denmark

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    Barfod, Michael Bruhn; Kaplan, Sigal; Frenzel, Ina;

    2016-01-01

    of electric commercial vehicles (ECVs) in commercial sector in Denmark. We propose a new four-step expert-based technique, named COPE-SMARTER, for evaluating the market diffusion of environmental friendly technologies by combining SWOT analysis and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) techniques. We focus......Stakeholder's strategies in encouraging wide-scale market penetration depend on their perceptions. This study focuses on perceptions of Danish practitioners in policy-making organizations regarding the perceived challenges, opportunities and policy initiatives for the majority-market adoption...

  19. The Challenge of Producing and Marketing Colloidal Silver Water Filters in Nepal

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    Anne Bogler

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Obtaining safe drinking water can be a challenge in Nepal. By training potters and setting up production sites for Colloidal Silver Filters, several non-governmental organizations have tried to provide local people with a low-cost option for household water treatment. Out of 19 trained entrepreneurs, only four are currently producing filters. The goal of this evaluation was to find out what conditions lead to the successful continuation of the production and the reasons for failure. Methods: The evaluation of the potters was based on a Qualitative Comparative Analysis and the conditions looked at were: “Production”, “Collaboration”, “Market” and “Potter”. Results: Analysis showed that production problems and insufficient demand led to the termination of ceramic filter production and that both trouble-free production and high demand are necessary for a sustainable business.

  20. 24 CFR Appendix to Subpart M of... - Equal Housing Opportunity Insignia

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    2010-04-01

    ... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO FHA PROGRAMS Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing... advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race,...

  1. A Life-Cycle Analysis of Social Security with Housing

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    Chen, Kaiji

    2009-01-01

    This paper incorporates two features of housing in a life-cycle analysis of social security: housing as a durable good and housing market frictions. We find that with housing as a durable good unfunded social security substantially crowds out housing consumption throughout the life cycle. By contrast, aggregate non-durable consumption is higher when social security is present, although it is postponed until late in life. Moreover, in the presence of housing market frictions, social security l...

  2. Marketing marketing

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    Alsem, K.J.

    2013-01-01

    In deze installatierede betoogt Karel Jan Alsem dat marketing een grotere strategische rol in organisaties zou moeten krijgen. Want marketing is bij uitstek de verbinding tussen klantwensen en het DNA van een organisatie. Doordat merken gemiddeld voor mensen niet heel belangrijk zijn, is goede branding en onderscheidende zichtbaarheid juist van belang. Met de groei van big data en het belang van onbewust gedrag, zullen vooral die marketeers in de toekomst succesvol zijn die de consument het b...

  3. United States academic medical centers: priorities and challenges amid market transformation.

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    Thompson, Irene M; Anason, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    United States academic medical centers (AMCs) have upheld their long-standing reputation for excellence by teaching and training the next generation of physicians, supporting medical research, providing world-class medical care, and offering breakthrough treatments for highly complex medical cases. In recent years, the pace and direction of change reshaping the American health care industry has created a set of new and profound challenges that AMC leaders must address in order to sustain their institutions. University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) is an alliance of 116 leading nonprofit academic medical centers and 276 of their affiliated hospitals, all of which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Formed in 1984, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. Each year, UHC surveys the executives of its member institutions to understand the issues they view as most critical to sustaining the viability and success of their organizations. The results of UHC's most recent 2011 member survey, coupled with a 2012 Strategic Health Perspectives Harris Interactive presentation, based in parton surveys of major health care industry stakeholders reveal the most important and relevant issues and opportunities that hospital leaders face today, as the United States health care delivery system undergoes a period of unprecedented transformation.

  4. Housing culture

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    Roesdahl, Else; Scholkmann, Barbara

    2007-01-01

    On houses and their furniture and fittings, and on the study of this - with a comparison of rural, urban, monastic and aristocratic housing, and a special section on heating technologies.......On houses and their furniture and fittings, and on the study of this - with a comparison of rural, urban, monastic and aristocratic housing, and a special section on heating technologies....

  5. Research on the Characteristics and Evolution of Spatial Morphology of Urban Villages in Shenzhen under the Informal Housing Market%非正规住房市场下深圳城中村空间形态特征与演化研究﹡

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2013-01-01

    The 30 years rapid development in Shenzhen is facing serious challenge of city transformation, in which the residential housing and villages in city are the important issues during the transitional process. This paper researches the residential spatial characteristics and evolutional mechanism of urban villages in Shenzhen, from the aspect of informal residential market in Shenzhen, and the relationship between dwelling morphology of floating population and housing market. This research is hoped to be the important reference for setting up the policies and strategies for urban transitional in Shenzhen. The article divides the development process of informal housing into several stages. The characteristics of residential morphology of villages under the informal housing market are summed up.%  深圳30年的快速发展至今,面临着城市转型的严峻挑战,其中居民住房和城中村问题是城市转型中需要解决的重要议题,因此通过对深圳非正规住房市场这个特殊的视角来研究深圳城中村居住形态特征和演化机制,认识深圳外来流动人口的居住形态和住房市场的相互关系,进而作为深圳城市转型、制定方针战略的重要参考。本文首先从深圳的历史发展来划分深圳非正规住房市场在发展中的几个阶段;对非正规住房市场下城中村居住形态的特征进行总结和归纳,通过研究非正规住房市场下城中村居住形态的特征以及演变过程,为深圳以及我国其他城市地区的城中村改造提供依据。

  6. Energy retrofit via Social Housing: a proposal from Solar Decathlon

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    Chiara Tonelli

    2012-01-01

    Solar Decathlon is an annual university challenge where nearly zeroenergy housing prototypes enter in international competition, through a series of ten tests. The contest aims for superior energy performance, high standards of interior comfort, architectural aesthetics, positive electrical balances, industrialisation, and contained costs and feasibility as a marketable proposal. Seven editions of the Solar Decathlon have been held, with a total of 140 competing proposals both realized and pl...

  7. Competition between social and private landlords: Exploring landlords’ perceptions of rivalry and the barriers to a rivalrous relationship in local housing markets

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    Lennartz, C.

    2011-01-01

    Governments in many countries have required social housing providers to operate more marketorientated and engage in commercial activities. Conversely, public authorities in some countries have tried to strengthen the role of the private rental sector in the provision of housing for lowincome househo

  8. Marketing marketing

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    Alsem, K.J.

    2013-01-01

    In deze installatierede betoogt Karel Jan Alsem dat marketing een grotere strategische rol in organisaties zou moeten krijgen. Want marketing is bij uitstek de verbinding tussen klantwensen en het DNA van een organisatie. Doordat merken gemiddeld voor mensen niet heel belangrijk zijn, is goede brand

  9. 24 CFR 954.306 - Rental housing: qualification as affordable housing and income targeting.

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    2010-04-01

    ... affordable housing and income targeting. 954.306 Section 954.306 Housing and Urban Development Regulations... Affordability § 954.306 Rental housing: qualification as affordable housing and income targeting. (a) Rent...: (1) Bears rents not greater than the lesser of— (i) The section 8 fair market rent for...

  10. Housing the Refugees: Impact and Partial Solutions to the Housing Shortages.

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    Ragas, Wade R.

    1980-01-01

    Reviews (1) market forces that have contributed to the current shortage of moderately priced housing; (2) the impact of the Indochinese refugee flows on existing housing; and (3) household demographic characteristics related to the issue of housing the refugees. Suggests ways that existing housing programs could help to accommodate the…

  11. Housing and Welfare Regimes : Examining the Changing Role of Public Housing in China

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    Zhou, J.; Ronald, R.

    2017-01-01

    Following decades of deep marketization, Chinese housing policy has recently revived public housing provision, stimulating debate over whether China is moving towards a more socialized approach to housing. While such a move represents a remarkable shift in the role of housing as a welfare good or

  12. Facing Human Capital Challenges of the 21st Century: Education and Labor Market Initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates

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    Gonzalez, Gabriella; Karoly, Lynn A.; Constant, Louay; Salem, Hanine; Goldman, Charles A.

    2008-01-01

    Countries in the Arab region are faced with the challenge of developing their populations' skills and technical knowledge, or human capital, in order to compete in the 21st century global economy. The authors describe the education and labor market initiatives implemented or under way in four countries in the Arab region -- Lebanon, Oman, Qatar,…

  13. Facing Human Capital Challenges of the 21st Century: Education and Labor Market Initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates

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    Gonzalez, Gabriella; Karoly, Lynn A.; Constant, Louay; Salem, Hanine; Goldman, Charles A.

    2008-01-01

    Countries in the Arab region are faced with the challenge of developing their populations' skills and technical knowledge, or human capital, in order to compete in the 21st century global economy. The authors describe the education and labor market initiatives implemented or under way in four countries in the Arab region -- Lebanon, Oman, Qatar,…

  14. COPE-SMARTER - A decision support system for analysing the challenges, opportunities and policy initiatives: A case study of electric commercial vehicles market diffusion in Denmark

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    Barfod, Michael Bruhn; Kaplan, Sigal; Frenzel, Ina

    2016-01-01

    on the perceptions regarding: (i) the potential promotional strength of motivators for ECV market penetration, (ii) the severity of the technological, financial, physical and operational challenges, (iii) the efficiency of policy initiatives in encouraging the market diffusion of ECVs, (iv) the expected market...... penetration rates for ECVs by target year. The results show the strength of the COPE-SMARTER approach in generating a clear, coherent, and tractable evaluation. Severe challenges are financial, operational and technological, with high purchase prices being by far the most severe. The opportunities...... are financial and environmental, with overall savings in the long-term as the opportunity with the highest promotional strength. Effective policy initiatives are low registration fee for ECVs, state subsidies for the purchase or use of ECVs, and emission-based taxes....

  15. Capital Gains Taxation and House Price Fluctuations

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    Fuest, Clemens; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2004-01-01

    Recent years have seen large swings in house prices in many countries. Motivated by housing price variations, proposals for taxing capital gains on housing have repeatedly been put forth. The idea seems to be that such taxes would curb the redistribution occurring between those owning houses...... and those trying to get into the market for owner-occupied housing. Our paper shows that at least in simple settings, a tax on real capital gains on housing will only lead to even bigger price swings and will not be able to redistribute between people appearing on either side of the housing market.......Keywords: capital gains tax, housing market, price fluctuationsJEL-Classification: H23, H24, R 31.Addresses:...

  16. Postmoderne marketing

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    Urquizu, Alvaro

    2014-01-01

    Abstract: This thesis will challenge the traditional marketing perspective by adding a post-modern approach to marketing. Secondary an analysis of the post-modern consumer as well as the importance of neo tribalism in marketing will be described. Additionally the necessity of including countercultural segments and the importance of countercultures will be argued. Finally this thesis will examine which marketing method is the most useful when working with countercultures.

  17. Price lead-lag relationship between presale and spot housing market in China%中国商品住宅期房与现房市场的价格引领关系

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    马永开; 赵敏

    2013-01-01

    Compared with the large scale of presale property market in China,researches on the relationship between China's presale and spot real estate prices are far from adequate.By the experiences of research on financial market,this paper adopts VECM model to research price lead-lag relationship between presale and spot housing market in China.By testing both the short-run and long-run Granger casualty relationship,the results indicate that there's a bilateral price lead-lag relationship between Chinese presale and spot property market.The outcomes of VECM models and variance decomposition demonstrate that presale housing market plays a greater role in the property price discovery process in China.%相对于我国期房市场的巨大规模,理论界对期房和现房价格相互关系的研究还不够深入.借鉴金融期货和现货市场关系的研究方法,同时考虑我国房价数据较短的限制因素,采用商品住宅期房和现房价格省级面板数据建立VECM模型,运用协整分析、Granger因果检验以及方差分解等方法考察我国期房和现房市场的价格引领关系.实证结果表明,我国期房和现房市场与期货和现货市场类似,存在长期均衡关系和双向价格引领,并且期房市场的价格发现作用大于现房市场.

  18. The Diversification Benefits of Free Trade in House Value

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    Dröes, M.I.; Garretsen, H; Manshanden, W.J.J.

    2012-01-01

    This paper finds that homeowners could substantially reduce house price risk if they would reinvest their housing wealth in a market portfolio of houses. Free trade in the value of the house among homeowners would allow them to do so. To quantify the diversification benefits of free trade in house v

  19. Search-matching model in China's resale housing market based on simulation%基于仿真的中国住房二级市场搜寻匹配模型

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    张红; 李洋

    2013-01-01

    In order to study the search-matching process between both parties in housing transactions,this study established a theoretical model applicable to the characteristics of China's resale housing market transactions,qualitatively analyzed the search-matching process and its determinants in resale housing market,and simulated the impact mechanism of exogenous variables on the search-matching process in terms of market environment factor,unit search cost and brokerage commission rate.The results show that market environmental factors represented by matching efficiency and tightness level affect the agents' search intensities and market liquidity significantly.The buyer's search behavior is more sensitive; the increase in the unit search costs of buyer and seller inhibits their own search intensities,and there is a critical turning point of abrupt change at the unit search cost of 10 Yuan each time.At this point,brokerage service lowers the transaction price and search intensities and improves the market liquidity.There is also a critical turning point at the brokerage commission rate of 10%,but the maximum commission rate cannot exceed 13%.%为研究住房交易双方的搜寻匹配,构建适于中国二手房交易特点的理论模型,分析住房二级市场搜寻匹配过程及其影响因素,仿真模拟市场环境因素、单位搜寻成本和中介佣金比例等外生变量对搜寻匹配的作用机制.研究表明,以匹配效率和紧缺程度为代表的市场环境变化会显著改变交易双方的搜寻强度与市场流动性,且买方搜寻行为更容易受到影响;买方与卖方的单位搜寻成本增加会明显抑制各自的搜寻强度,在单位搜寻成本为10元/次时存在突变临界点;经纪服务会降低交易价格和搜寻强度,并提高市场流动性水平,在中介佣金比例达到10%时存在突变临界点,但佣金比例最高不宜超过13%.

  20. Natural calamities and 'the Big Migration': challenges to the Mongolian health system in 'the Age of the Market'.

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    Lindskog, Benedikte V

    2014-01-01

    Beginning with the demise of the socialist state system in 1990, Mongolia embarked on a process of neoliberal economic reform, initiating what is known among the Mongols as 'the Age of the Market'. The socialist health system has been replaced by a series of reforms initiated and substantiated by foreign donor organisations. This paper critically examines Mongolia's health system and discusses the extent to which this 'system', despite its provision of universal, accessible and essential primary health care services, is unable to accommodate the health needs of poor urban in-migrants and nomadic herders in remote provinces. With a particular focus on recurrent natural winter disasters (dzud) and an escalating rural to urban migration, the paper argues that the issues of access to health services and health system strengthening must be understood in relation to factors external to the health system. Ethnographic research highlights that despite a growing economy, considerable external aid and an established primary health care model, weak rural politics, environmental challenges and economic constraints create escalating health vulnerability among the poorest in Mongolia.

  1. The Special Importance of Housing Policy for the Housing Situation of Ethnic Minorities

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    Andersen, Hans Skifter; Magnusson Turner, Lena; Søholt, Susanne

    population varies much. These differences can only to some extent be explained by income inequalities on the housing markets in the countries, inequalities that affect immigrants. Other important explanations of why immigrants perform worse on the housing market is the shortage of rental housing (Norway......The purpose of this article is to uncover, whether housing policy has a special importance for immigrants, compared with the whole population, by comparing housing policies and immigrants’ housing outcomes in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. There are substantial...... differences between housing policies and housing outcomes in Nordic countries, despite their common background as welfare states. The study shows that immigrants have very different positions on the housing markets in the countries and that the degree of overcrowding among immigrants compared with the whole...

  2. The Special Importance of Housing Policy for the Housing Situation of Ethnic Minorities

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    Andersen, Hans Skifter; Turner, Lena Magnusson; Søholt, Susanne

    2013-01-01

    population varies much. These differences can only to some extent be explained by income inequalities on the housing markets in the countries, inequalities that affect immigrants. Other important explanations of why immigrants perform worse on the housing market is the shortage of rental housing (Norway......The purpose of this article is to uncover, whether housing policy has a special importance for immigrants, compared with the whole population, by comparing housing policies and immigrants’ housing outcomes in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. There are substantial...... differences between housing policies and housing outcomes in Nordic countries, despite their common background as welfare states. The study shows that immigrants have very different positions on the housing markets in the countries and that the degree of overcrowding among immigrants compared with the whole...

  3. Paradoxes and Possibilities for a ‘Green’ Housing Sector: A Swedish Case

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    Pernilla Hagbert

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available As global and local visions for sustainable living environments are increasingly supported by policies and concrete practices in construction, the building and housing sector is seeking to mitigate its environmental impact as well as assume a greater social responsibility. The overarching policy objectives set to concretize what a sustainable housing development entails, however, tend to rely on equivocal terminology, allowing a varied interpretation by key industry practitioners. Though in line with an ecological modernization paradigm in policy, the promotion of a market-driven environmentalism in housing faces multiple challenges as varying interests and perspectives collide. Supported by empirical findings of a semi-structured interview study conducted with housing developers in a new ‘green’ urban district in Göteborg, Sweden, theoretical frameworks surrounding the paradoxical path towards a sustainable housing development are presented. Inconsistencies between outspoken ambitions; social dimensions; and the framing of efficiency in new housing are discussed. Possibilities for the housing sector are given in the recognition of new forms of development, where a systemic perspective is required in the alignment between how industry, policy and the market perceives housing development and what is actually sustainable.

  4. 北京地区出版社网络营销现状调查与分析%The Survey and Analysis of E-marketing Status of Publishing Houses in Beijing

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    李宝玲

    2014-01-01

    随着我国B2 C电子商务的快速发展,网络渠道在图书销售中的地位也日益凸显。调查显示,出版社目前已经把网络渠道作为一个很重要的营销阵地,但是,具体在实施过程中还存在一些问题,影响了网络营销实际效果的发挥。%Internet is playing more and more important role in selling books with the rapid development of B 2C in China. However , the survey shows that the current effect of online-marketing implementation of publishing houses is not as expected due to some problems , even though it has been regarded as one of the most marketing platforms .

  5. Social Housing in the Netherlands, Chapter 10

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    Elsinga, M.; Wassenberg, F.

    2007-01-01

    Nowhere else in Europe does social housing dominate the housing market as it does in the Netherlands. Over one third of all households rent a social-sector dwelling. There are 2.4 million social rented dwellings, a number that has been stable during the last decade. Almost all social housing is owne

  6. Qualidade da classificação do tomate de mesa em unidades de beneficiamento Evaluation of fresh market tomato in packing houses

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    Paulo R. Ferrari

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A avaliação da qualidade da classificação foi realizada em duas unidades de beneficiamento de tomates de mesa, com equipamentos de classificação eletrônica e mecânica, e em dois períodos de produção, safras de verão e inverno. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a conformidade de classificação por diâmetro e coloração dos equipamentos com o proposto pelo Programa Brasileiro para a Modernização da Horticultura (PBMH, e verificar a classificação obtida por diâmetro com os equipamentos, na regulagem programada pela unidade de beneficiamento, sendo utilizados tomates da cultivar Carmen. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que não houve conformidade entre a classificação por diâmetro e a coloração feita com os equipamentos, com o proposto nas normas de classificação do PBMH. Concordância da classificação obtida com a do programa foi encontrada somente para a classe de maior diâmetro, em ambos os equipamentos. O equipamento eletrônico apresentou melhor desempenho que o mecânico; no entanto, esse equipamento deverá ser monitorado em suas atividades visando à eficiência e à viabilização do investimento. Por sua vez, no equipamento mecânico, será necessário rever o sistema de classificação com correia de lona furada para que se possa atender à legislação de classificação para o tomate de mesa.Quality evaluation of classification was done in two fresh market tomatoes packing house, using electronically and mechanical equipments in two harvest periods, summer and winter seasons. The main goal of this work was to evaluate size and color grading conformity with the standards proposed by the Brazilian Program for Horticulture Modernization and size grading obtainded with the one established by the packer. The cultivar studied was Carmen. The results showed that there was no grade conformity with the fresh tomato quality standards proposed by the Brazilian Program for Horticulture Modernization. The grade

  7. The Market for Smart Growth

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    Based on several studies of market demand, the authors determined that consumer demand for smart growth would translate into more than 600,000 houses out of the approximately 2 million new housing units built in 2007.

  8. Fire Sales and House Prices

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    Andersen, Steffen; Meisner Nielsen, Kasper

    We exploit a natural experiment in Denmark to investigate when forced sales lead to fire sale discounts. Forced sales result from sudden deaths of house owners in an institutional environment in which beneficiaries are forced to settle the estate, and hence sell the house, within 12 months. We...... and the urgency of the sale also affect the average discount: Discounts are larger when house prices contract, in thin markets where demand is lower, and when the sale is more likely to be a fire sale because of financial or liquidity constraints. Late fire sales are more likely when the house price...... forced sales lead to fire sale discounts....

  9. Passive House Solutions

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    Strom, I.; Joosten, L.; Boonstra, C. [DHV Sustainability Consultants, Eindhoiven (Netherlands)

    2006-05-15

    PEP stands for 'Promotion of European Passive Houses' and is a consortium of European partners, supported by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy and Transport. In this working paper an overview is given of Passive House solutions. An inventory has been made of Passive House solutions for new build residences applied in each country. Based on this, the most common basic solutions have been identified and described in further detail, including the extent to which solutions are applied in common and best practice and expected barriers for the implementation in each country. An inventory per country is included in the appendix. The analysis of Passive House solutions in partner countries shows high priority with regard to the performance of the thermal envelope, such as high insulation of walls, roofs, floors and windows/ doors, thermal bridge-free construction and air tightness. Due to the required air tightness, special attention must be paid to indoor air quality through proper ventilation. Finally, efficient ((semi-)solar) heating systems for combined space and DHW heating still require a significant amount of attention in most partner countries. Other basic Passive House solutions show a smaller discrepancy with common practice and fewer barriers have been encountered in partner countries. In the next section, the general barriers in partner countries have been inventoried. For each type of barrier a suggested approach has been given. Most frequently encountered barriers in partner countries are: limited know-how; limited contractor skills; and acceptation of Passive Houses in the market. Based on the suggested approaches to overcoming barriers, this means that a great deal of attention must be paid to providing practical information and solutions to building professionals, providing practical training to installers and contractors and communication about the Passive House concept to the market.

  10. Energy retrofit via Social Housing: a proposal from Solar Decathlon

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    Chiara Tonelli

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Solar Decathlon is an annual university challenge where nearly zeroenergy housing prototypes enter in international competition, through a series of ten tests. The contest aims for superior energy performance, high standards of interior comfort, architectural aesthetics, positive electrical balances, industrialisation, and contained costs and feasibility as a marketable proposal. Seven editions of the Solar Decathlon have been held, with a total of 140 competing proposals both realized and placed on the market, representing a notable pool of experimental research to be studied and evaluated for applications in social housing. After a consideration of the competition features, the article describes the prototype presented by City College of New York at Solar Decathlon 2011, Washington DC, as a proposal of an energy retrofit suitable for many urban buildings with flat roofs.

  11. Building America Best Practices Series: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Marine Climate (Volume 11)

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    2010-09-01

    With the measures described in this guide, builders in the marine climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.

  12. State Housing Revival

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    Donovan, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Government funded housing for people in need is a challenge many countries face around the world. This research investigates how to sustainably regenerate post-war suburban state housing in New Zealand, in particular, the suburb of Glen Innes in Auckland. Reviving the community and regenerating...... the buildings is essential for improving the overall quality of the neighbourhoods both socially and physically. Achieving this in a holistic sustainable manner illustrates that there are alternatives to demolition and new builds, as the answer to the current housing shortage problems. New Zealand is confronted...... with the dilemma of what to do with existing government-funded housing which are no longer socially or physically suitable for the current demographic. New Zealand has a large cultural diversity with many new immigrants from the Pacific Islands and Asia. There is a need for culturally flexible and inclusive...

  13. Affordable antiretroviral drugs for the under-served markets: how to expand equitable access against the backdrop of challenging scenarios?

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    Dionisio, Daniele; Cao, Yunzhen; Hongzhou, Lu; Kraisintu, Krisana; Messeri, Daniela

    2006-01-01

    Threats by enforced Intellectual Property (IP) rights to equitable HIV treatment access by poor populations are impending. India and China's policy directions in the field will be crucial in ultimately affecting the affordability and accessibility of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in the under-served markets. These directions, together with the exploitation level of IP-bound flexibilities and the evolutionary modelling in partnerships and trade agreements between research-based and generic pharmaceutical industry, will also affect the outcomes of self-sufficiency efforts now at their beginning in the developing world as far as domestic manufacturing of generic ARV drugs is concerned. This paper explores key issues, implications and interaction dynamics across these challenging scenarios while attempting to provide equitable solution glimpses into the near future. Access-oriented long-term drug policy strategies entitled to pass muster of governments, research-based as well as generic industries in both developed and developing countries are needed if equitable access to affordable ARV treatments by poor people has to be achieved despite enforced IP rights. Predictable dynamics between western multinationals and transitional country generic corporations let regard IP-bound Voluntary License flexibilities as a fitting measure into just mentioned needs especially if substantial incentives to generic corporations are concurrently secured. Efforts to equitably expand ARV drug access through exploiting IP opportunities should encompass attainment of self-sufficiency in domestic drug manufacturing whenever basic requirements are in place in the developing world as a whole. A credible industrial potential would act, indeed, as a boosting factor for drawing branded drug producers into technology transfer agreements, the terms of which would let all contractors enjoy substantial advantages. These perspectives consistently bind up with the foreseeable long-term trade and drug

  14. Proceedings of Concept House

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    Eekhout, M.

    2005-01-01

    At the TU Delft, faculty of Architecture, a new research group is active since January 2004, with the first PhD student starting at September 1 st 2004 onwards. The group is regularly growing and will exist for 5 years: up to 2010. The aim of the research group is to do a preliminary marketing first, to design, develop and research new Concept Houses, to build and test them as prototypes, to do a final marketing for use in the Netherlands and in Western Europe and to prepare the actual produc...

  15. Mass Housing and Changings in Housing Demand, Case of Diyarbakir, Turkey

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    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study is to analyze changings in housing demand, especially in term of house size in Diyarbakýr case, in Turkey. Though Housing in Turkey is in a free market system, there is a Mass Housing Administration (TOKÝ) has been doing mass houses for, relatively, middle class income people. Diyarbakýr, one of the cities that TOKÝ has done two thousand houses, has taken too much migration, so that the demand in housing form and structure has different alterations. This process should b...

  16. Methods for Detection Housing Bubble: Evidence from Chile

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    Idrovo Aguirre, Byron; Lennon S., Joaquín

    2013-01-01

    This article analyzes the presence of a price bubble in the new house market for the Greater Santiago. For the above use di®erent methodologies on the Real Housing Prices Index (IRPV) prepared by CEC-CChC, all of which reject the presence of a housing bubble in the concerned market.

  17. Smart Growth and the Challenge of Nimby: Multifamily Dwellings and their Association with Single-Family House Selling Prices in Tallahasse, Florida, USA

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    Huston GIBSON

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Citizens protest development when they consider it undesirable. One type of development commonly perceived as undesirable by single-family home owners is proximate multifamily housing, often considered a cause of property devaluation. This study assesses multifamily housing, by typology, and its monetary association with proximate single-family housing prices. The research design is a cross-sectional study using multivariate regression. The unit of analysis is the detached single-family dwelling. The study population is a sample taken from all arms-length owner-occupied, primary residence, detached single-family property transactions recorded in Tallahassee-Leon County, Florida, USA, during 2008. The key findings show no statistically significant negative associations between multifamily housing and single-family property selling prices in the sample; in fact, the two were positively correlated. These findings address single-family homeowner concerns about proximate multifamily housing and should bolster the political feasibility of Smart Growth policy, which recommends denser urban infill.

  18. At the confluence of customer knowledge, delivery and engagement forming a challenging evolving delta of marketing, technology and management

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    PURCAREA, Theodor

    2015-01-01

    As youth is the primary driver of business and culture in our hyper-socialized world, businesses must to adapt accordingly, including by better understanding the human nature and refocusing on long-term value creation and for building long-term sustainable futures around the needs of the customer. Marketers cannot enforce inertia which keeps company’s customers around, going beyond the retention marketing and customer development efforts, and letting the customers to tell what the patterns, r...

  19. Firms’ strategic preferences, national institutions and the European Union’s Internal Energy Market: A challenge to European integration

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    Paul A. Williams

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available "Although liberal intergovernmentalism claims that economic interest groups shape national preferences towards integration, while neofunctionalism assumes that these groups support integration for its expected economic benefits, these approaches cannot account for variation in EU integration across policy areas. We employ an analytical framework to explain divergent firm preferences towards integration in the EU-wide internal energy market. Building on Weber and Hallerberg’s (2001 specification of transaction costs and external (competitive threat as independent variables in their model of divergence in firm preferences towards ‘binding’ EU rules, our analysis incorporates domestic market structure and firms’ international relationships as intervening (contextual variables. Testing our argument in four cases - Germany, Italy, France and the UK - confirms that distinct national institutions promote divergent attitudes towards the internal energy market because domestic market structures and firms’ international settings respond to transaction costs and external threat in this market within the context of member states’ traditional local models of capitalism. In relation to theories of European integration, this study underscores the importance of varieties of capitalism in preference formation vis-à-vis integration, offering additional insights into the conditions under which national institutions have been influential in response to common external pressures in the energy market.

  20. American Houses

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    张梦华

    2004-01-01

    American houses usually have private kitchens,a living room and sometimes separate areas for eating and watching television,A house usually has its own mailbox,a yard with plants or perhaps a lawn,and a place to store garbage out of sight.

  1. Clay Houses

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    Pedro, Cathy

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a project designed for fourth-graders that involves making clay relief sculptures of houses. Knowing the clay houses will become a family heirloom makes this lesson even more worth the time. It takes three classes to plan and form the clay, and another two to underglaze and glaze the final products.

  2. ROLE OF THE STATE IN IMPROVING HOUSING STANDARDSOF POPULATION BY AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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    Zaytuna Garipova

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The article investigates the role of government in improving theliving standards of the population by creating and implementing a strategy of market development of affordable housing based onresidential mortgage lending, providing for the establishment of the institutional environment of the market mortgage lending and a system of direct government involvement in housing socially important sectors of the population.

  3. The capacity of smes with export-import activity from Bihor county to face the challenge of integration on the european single market in euro-regional context

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    Dodescu Anca

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Starting from the premises that the competitive capacity of the SMEs is determined by their nature: some of them having rapidly growing capacity, others being totally dependent on local or regional markets, the present paper aims to investigate the capacity of SMEs from Bihor county, which carry out export and import activity, to face the challenges of integration in the European Single Market, with the purpose to guide them towards that initiatives and measures that correspond to their nature, by exploiting the possibilities offered by structural funds. The paper presents the general situation of the SMEs from Bihor county focused on those which are part of intra-communitary trade, and, on the base of a questionnaire applied to a number of 50 of them, their perceptions regarding the threats and opportunities of the European Single Market, in order to increase the absorption of structural funds and to design a Euroregional strategy for the SME sector with direct benefits for the economic agents and communities from Romania and Hungary. The paper is based on the preliminary research results of the project called “The encouragement of SMEs which carry out import-export activity from Bihor county regarding the integration in the European Single Market through the development of cross-border business services”, financed by the PHARE CBC 2005 Programme. The data used have been offered for the mentioned project by Local SMEs Council, Oradea.

  4. 老年住宅的市场需求与供给策略--以广州为例%Strategy of Market Demand and Supply of Elderly Housing--- Taking Guangzhou as Example

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    潘彤

    2014-01-01

    The formation of the market of elderly housing results from China′s economic development ,popula-tion policy and social factors .It is a way to develop sustainably the real estate economy and also a requirement to optimize the allocation of resources of the real estate industry .In Guangzhou ,for example ,the main fac-tors affecting the demand of elderly housing are :disposable income per capita ,residential area per capita ,lev-el of population aging ,urban housing prices and regional economic development .The strategy to release and meet the needs of the elderly livable housing should be a diversified supply mode joined by governments ,pub-lic agencies ,real estate businesses ,families and communities to build a supply system of elderly housing for different consumer groups .%老年住宅市场的形成是我国经济发展、人口政策和社会因素共同作用的结果,也是房地产经济持续发展的一种途径和房地产产业资源优化配置的需要。以广州为例,影响老年宜居住宅需求的主要因素依次为人均可支配收入、人均住宅面积、人口老龄化水平、城市住宅价格、区域经济发展状况等,为释放和满足老年宜居住宅需求,应该形成由政府部门、公共机构、房地产企业、家庭和社区等共同参与的多元化供给主体模式,并构建针对不同消费群体的老年住宅供给体系。

  5. CDBG Housing Activity

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — CDBG activity related to housing, including multifamily rehab, housing services, code enforcement, operation and repair of foreclosed property and public housing...

  6. Influence from Land Grant System to Housing Market SCP and Suggestions%土地出让制度对住宅市场SCP的影响及建议

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    魏国平

    2011-01-01

    The current system of land grant in China not completely change the structure of its negative impact on the real estate market through bidding,auction and even the transfer reform.It led to the housing market oligopoly market structure,lacking of price competition in domestic goods,resulting in high prices,and co-exist house vacant and idle land.Meanwhile,with the background of monopoly in land supply,the absence of offside of some local government departments,resulting in regional land which sold to the same one or a few real estate development companies,formating monopoly and oligopoly market development directly.It recommend that the government should note the comprehensive utilization of land policy system as a tool for macroeconomic control,improving the micro-regulation of land and the establishment of the legal system of land regulation.%我国当前土地出让制度即使经过招拍挂的出让改革,也没有完全改变其对房地产市场结构的消极影响。它导致了住宅市场的寡占市场结构,住宅商品缺乏价格竞争,造成房价居高不下,且房屋空置、土地闲置并存。同时,在土地供给的完全垄断下,一些地方政府部门的越位与缺位,致使区域性地块卖给同一个或者几个房地产开发企业,直接形成垄断性开发和寡占市场。建议政府在进行市场的规制和市场的宏观调控时,注意综合利用土地政策体系作为宏观调控的工具,完善土地微观规制的法律体系和建立土地调控的保障制度,勇于创新,提高土地资源的有效利用。

  7. The gas culture in Brazil: a challenge to the social marketing; A cultura do gas no Brasil: um desafio para marketing social

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    Fernandes, Flavio; Gerosa, Tatiana Magalhaes [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Eletrotecnica e Energia. Programa Interunidades de Pos-Graduacao em Energia]. E-mails: fernandes.Flavio@uol.com.br; tatiana.gerosa@terra.com.br; Guagliardi, Jose Augusto [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Economia e Administracao]. E-mail: jaguar@usp.br

    2006-07-01

    This article analyses the introduction of natural gas in the energetic Brazilian matrix, since the beginning, and analyses the main points to considered to cultural Brazilian change in the direction of building a gas culture, not only from natural, but also from liquefied of petroleum. Arises situations happened that show the absence of gas culture in Brazil. Brings a vision of importance of theses energetic to Brazil, with criticizes about some politics and bringing proposals of projects that objects the increase of consumption per capita. The article analyses too what should be the best practices to dissemination effectively of this new culture, besides drafts the basics requirements to create a marketing plan to change this culture. (author)

  8. EMERGING MARKETS

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    GHEORGHE CARALICEA-MĂRCULESCU

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The emerging markets are winning the currency war, because at this very moment its the battle of global financial institutions , as to who is more vulnerable and more exposed to the debt crisis and have their hands in more risky assets. US and Euro with their intertwining the financial stuff of the nation, the banks and the corporations are in a deep mess. One goes down, takes the other ones too. Right now , they all are struggling and getting beaten up , while the emerging markets are quiet and not really expressing their stands on the current situation except are reacting by all only putting their own houses in order.

  9. MARKET WATCH

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    2011-01-01

    House prices continue heading north in most Chinese cities,defying government efforts to curb the property market fever. Chinese companies press ahead with outbound mergers and acquisitions, as they expand their footprint beyond China’s borders. China has boosted its holdings of the U.S. Treasury Securities for two consecutive months after previously shedding these assets. State-owned enterprises continue along a profitable path, with profits soaring in the first half of this year. China remains the world’s hottest initial public offering (IPO) market, despite a decrease in IPO cases in the first half.

  10. MARKET WATCH

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    2010-01-01

    In its latest attempt to calm the property fever, the government steps up controls over affordable houses. China’s service trade reported the first decline on a yearly basis since 2001. Chinese shippers report jawdropping losses for 2009 due to collapse of global shipping. China’s private airlines struggle in a market dominated by state-owned carriers. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences lists Hong Kong as the most competitive city in China in 2009, with Shanghai and Shenzhen being the second and third. Stock market fluctuations caused fund management companies to spill red ink in the first quarter.

  11. MARKET WATCH

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    2010-01-01

    Foreign companies doing business in China are now seeing an end of an era, as favorable tax policies are dropped and they will compete against domestic companies on an equal footing. Chinese property developers loaded with money are making a drop in housing prices less likely in the short term. Analysts expect the sizzling auto market in China to cool in 2011 due to a matured market and the exit of stimulus measures. A batch of genetically modified corn imported from the United States was sent back to its origin after forbidden ingredients were found. China is speeding up its mapping business by setting up a geographic information industrial park in Beijing.

  12. Malaysian Affordability Housing Policies Revisited

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    Samad Diwa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Housing has always been a significant aspiration of family expression and distinctly priciest investment by household. It plays a momentous role in the country’s economy and so central to the societal well-being that is emplaced in the United Nation Universal declaration of Human rights. Yet in developed and developing world alike, cities struggle to provide decent housing for lower and middle income population. The provision of affordable housing is a major policy concern around the world with Malaysia being no exception; rising income hardly keep pace with price hike of housing unit and housing interventions has majorly concentrated on demand side leading to a non-responsive supply sector. Therefore, this paper highlights affordable housing issues pertaining Malaysia. It formulates Malaysian Map of affordability and conducts an evaluation of global housing schemes to better identify policy priorities for Malaysia. It’s significant to harmonize supply and demand side factors in the housing market to ensure that housing supply fits the needs of citizens based on the location, price and target group. In case of Malaysia supply oriented initiative are of urgency in short and medium run. This must be supported by long term demand side schemes in parallel. Convergence of these two factors is essential for a balanced equilibrium and obtaining affordability.

  13. Probe into Demarcation Between the Veterinary Departments and Food and Drug Administrations in Supervision over Animal Product Markets and Freezing Houses%对兽医和食药监部门监管边界划分的探讨

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    邓勇; 姜东平; 郑艳; 聂明建; 陈波; 江雨来; 杨乾穗

    2014-01-01

    With regard to the administrative dispute between veterinary departments and food and drug administrations on the supervision over animal product markets and freezing houses,it is proposed in the article that the food and drug administrations should play a major role in the inspection of animal products and freezing houses with the veterinary departments as a supplementary role according to the rules issued before and after the reform of food inspection administrative structure and the cases throughout country and taking the current situation into consideration.%针对基层兽医部门与工商、食药监部门对动物产品在市场环节、冻库环节的监管争议,本文结合食品监督管理体制改革前后的若干规定和各地的实际案例进行分析探讨,并提出当前形势下,对动物产品市场和冻库的监管以食药监部门监管为主,兽医部门为辅。

  14. White House

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    ... Strong Again Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure Repeal and Replace Obamacare Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community Trade ... People Petitions Contact the White House Get Involved Obamacare: Share Your Story Getting Americans Back to Work ...

  15. MARKET WATCH

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    2011-01-01

    By expanding yuan settlement in cross-border trade andallowing cross-border direct investment in the yuan, China aims to pushforward the internationalization of its currency. House prices are still holding up inChina, but property developers are under increasing pressures. China’s goldmarket bursts with vitality as investors seek safety amid soaringinflation. The automaker BYD faces serious headwinds due to a plunge insales. The telecom giant China Mobile faces slower growth in its customerbase due to cutthroat market competition.

  16. MARKET WATCH

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    2010-01-01

    China sets criteria for a second housing mortgage, dealing a heavy blow to speculators. Signs emerge that the auto market boom has peaked as sales in May fell month on month. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China lent more than 55 billion yuan ($8.05 billion) in trade finance to small businesses from January to April. Baosteel lowers prices for July delivery as overall demand weakens. Group buying websites mushroom across the country, but concerns arise as the sector becomes overcrowded.

  17. Challenging the Collegiate Rite of Passage: A Campus-Wide Social Marketing Media Campaign To Reduce Binge Drinking.

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    Glider, Peggy; Midyett, Stephen J.; Mills-Novoa, Beverly; Johannessen, Koreen; Collins, Carolyn

    2001-01-01

    A social marketing media campaign, based on a normative social influence model and focused on normative messages regarding binge drinking, has yielded positive preliminary results of an overall 29.2 percent decrease in binge drinking rates over a three-year period. Two surveys provided information on student knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors…

  18. Challenging the Collegiate Rite of Passage: A Campus-Wide Social Marketing Media Campaign To Reduce Binge Drinking.

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    Glider, Peggy; Midyett, Stephen J.; Mills-Novoa, Beverly; Johannessen, Koreen; Collins, Carolyn

    2001-01-01

    A social marketing media campaign, based on a normative social influence model and focused on normative messages regarding binge drinking, has yielded positive preliminary results of an overall 29.2 percent decrease in binge drinking rates over a three-year period. Two surveys provided information on student knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors…

  19. Conformal house

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    Ryttov, Thomas Aaby; Sannino, Francesco

    2010-01-01

    fixed point. As a consistency check we recover the previously investigated bounds of the conformal windows when restricting to a single matter representation. The earlier conformal windows can be imagined to be part now of the new conformal house. We predict the nonperturbative anomalous dimensions...... at the infrared fixed points. We further investigate the effects of adding mass terms to the condensates on the conformal house chiral dynamics and construct the simplest instanton induced effective Lagrangian terms...

  20. Challenges and Opportunities in the Use of Marketing Tools and the Promotion of Non Wood Forest Products-Based Small and Medium Enterprises in the South East Europe

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    Makedonka Stojanovska

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purpose: The South-east Europe (SEE region is facing a new market economy era where establishing new businesses is more than needed in all sectors. The forest sector, faced with new market emerging opportunities, is affected by the constant increase of a number of forest related enterprises. This paper describes the challenges and opportunities related to the use of marketing tools for improving business of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs dealing with non-wood forest products (NWFPs in SEE region. The research on this subject in the SEE region is scarce despite the rich biodiversity as a solid base for establishing eco-businesses. Materials and Methods: The method used in this paper is quantitative, based on survey data collected from enterprises in the NWFPs sector followed by statistical data analyses using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS. The survey was conducted during 2011 and 2012 in four SEE countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia. Results: The results showed that developed channels of distribution, branding and advertising of NWFPs are recognized in all countries as important and very important, but these marketing tools are used only few times per year. The majority of respondents pointed out advertising as the most frequently used and as the most successful tool. Interviewees’ future investments are to be focused on improving equipment for drying, packing, refrigerating and transport. Several entrepreneurs from Macedonia pointed out that they would invest in increasing the number of buying points and herb plantations while almost all Croatian entrepreneurs will invest in advertising, branding and promotion. Majority of respondents from Serbia are also of the opinion that financial resources should be invested in new equipment. The reasons for these investments can be summarized in reducing costs and increasing profit or in faster turnover. Conclusions: The use of marketing

  1. Housing market and economic growth relation: time series analysis over Turkey (2000-2012Konut piyasasi ve ekonomik büyüme ilişkisi: Türkiye üzerine zaman serileri analizi (2000-2012

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    Bilal Kargı

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study, certain selected factors about growth data and housing market within last decade are examined. Housing is a human’s physiological need and economic development can be carried out by means of extending the possibility of satisfying this high valuable need or there can be shown a linkage between economic growth and processes at market. For this reason when we handle 2000-2012 period, the indicators about economic growth and housing acquisition are being searched to explain this main hypothesis. From the obtained quarter data about concerning period, correlation relations, augmented Dickey-Fuller Unit Root Test, Granger Causality analysis and multiple regression models are researched. ÖzetBu çalışmada, son on yıllık döneme ilişkin, büyüme verileri ile konut piyasasına ilişkin seçilmiş bazı değişkenler arasındaki ekonomik ilişkiler incelenmektedir. Konut, insanların fizyolojik bir ihtiyacıdır ve iktisadi gelişme, ekonomik değeri yüksek olan bu ihtiyacın giderilme olanaklarının genişlenmesi ile gösterilebilir veya bu piyasadaki gelişmeler ile iktisadi gelişme arasında bir bağ kurulabilir. Bu amaçla 2000-2012 dönemi ele alındığında, ekonomik büyüme ile konut edinimleri arasındaki ilişkiler içinde, bu ana hipotezi açıklamaya yarayacak göstergeler aranmaktadır. İlgili döneme ilişkin temin edilen çeyreklik veriler üzerinden korelasyon ilişkileri, genişletilmiş Dickey-Fuller Birim Kök Testi, Granger Nedensellik analizi ve çoklu regresyon modelleri ile nasıl bağlantılar olduğu araştırılmaktadır. Kredi hacmi genişlemesi ve konut harcamalarının GSYİH’ya oldukça duyarlı olması, Türkiye ekonomisinde bir konut balonu oluşmadığını göstermektedir.

  2. La nueva política nacional de vivienda en Brasil: Desafíos y limitaciones/The New National Housing Policy in Brazil: Challenges and Limitations

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    Nabil Bonduki

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende dar a conocer la política y el plan nacional de vivienda de Brasil. Para esto, está dividido en dos partes. La primera parte, trata de una trayectoria histórica de la política de vivienda de este país, que resulta importante para reflexionar debido los errores hechos en el pasado, que pueden cometerse de nuevo, y a los avances que pueden rescatarse para ser aplicados de nuevo si hay una posibilidad de nuestra política. La segunda parte está dedicada a lo que se está haciendo actualmente.The purpose of this article is to present Brazil's national housing policy and housing plan. It is divided into two parts. The first part is about the historical trajectory of the country's housing policy. Reviewing this trajectory is crucial if the repetition of past mistakes is to be avoided and is also useful in terms of learning from advances that were made in the past that can be applied again. The second part is dedicated to the current state of affairs. Este artículo pretende dar a conocer la política y el plan nacional de vivienda de Brasil.

  3. Oportunidade e desafio em marketing: como e por que as pessoas se desfazem de seus bens? Opportunity and challenge in marketing: how and why people dispose goods?

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    Maribel Carvalho Suarez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Ainda que o campo de estudos do comportamento do consumidor inclua não apenas a aquisição, mas também o uso e o descarte de bens, serviços, tempo e idéias pelos consumidores, poucos estudos se voltaram para o tema do descarte. Apesar da importância crescente desse tópico, a literatura sobre o descarte, mais do que restrita, encontra-se dispersa em trabalhos que nem sempre se articulam em um diálogo que possibilite o desenvolvimento do conhecimento e sua aplicação pelos gestores. Adotando uma metodologia para realizar investigações bibliográficas de forma sistemática com seleção de fontes “journals” com base em rankings múltiplos, a pesquisa em questão neste artigo procurou avançar no conhecimento sobre o tema de duas maneiras distintas. Primeiro, organizou de maneira crítica a literatura já produzida sobre o tema. Segundo, propôs um novo arcabouço conceitual a ser testado empiricamente em trabalhos futuros. O arcabouço articula a distinção entre cinco tipos distintos de benefícios de descarte, e propõe possíveis relações com o envolvimento no ato do descarte, dissonância e rituais de descarte. Ao final do artigo são discutidas as implicações dos resultados da pesquisa para o conhecimento do comportamento do consumidor e para as práticas gerenciais de marketing.Despite the fact that the field of consumer behavior is defined by acquisition, consumption, and disposition of goods, services, time and ideas, very few studies have addressed the disposition issue. Indeed, in spite of its relevance, the literature on the subject is scant and dispersed, failing to foster a dialogue that could contribute to knowledge building and recommendations for practitioners. Adopting a methodology for carrying out systematic bibliographical investigations, with selection of journals on the basis of multiple rankings, the research at issue in this article aimed at filling this gap in two different ways. First it reviewed and

  4. MARKETING CONCEPT APPLICATION WITHIN PROFITABLE TOURISM BUSINESESS OF COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. THE CASE OF ALBANIA

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    Liljana ELMAZI

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates marketing concept application in the most profitable of tourism businesses in Albania. The total population is defined according to the profitability criteria, whereby the stratified sample of 100 tourism businesses was applied. The research is aimed at gathering primary data by the questionnaire sent via mail.The goal of each economic activity is creating value for the end users. In this context, profit is both a measure of value which the firm has created for the customer and an indicator of how well the enterprise has understood customer needs and translated the understanding into products and services that deliver superior value. From the above stated, the conclusion can be made that the most profitable tourism businesses adopt marketing concept to the largest extent.

  5. The sarsaparilla market in the state of São Paulo (Brazil) and the challenges of cultivation

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    Soares,Marli K.M.; Martins,Aline R.; Ilio Montanari Junior; Figueira,Glyn M.; Zucchi, Maria I; Miklos M. Bajay; Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to present information about the sarsaparilla sold in establishments in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, assess the genetic diversity of Smilax brasiliensis Spreng., Smilacaceae, and examine the growing conditions and productivity of five species of Smilax. The amount of sarsaparilla sold per month at most pharmacies was 0.4 kg on average. Herbal stores and markets sold averages of 9 kg and 8 kg per month, respectively. The weight of the underground biomass of S. fluminen...

  6. Research on Information Costs of Housing Rental Markets in Xi'an Based on Hedonic Model%基于Hedonic模型的西安住房租赁市场信息成本研究

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    董伟安; 赵平

    2012-01-01

    基于Hedonic模型,结合信息不完全理论,研究西安住房租赁市场信息成本。通过收集西安市五个城区租赁市场相关数据,利用SPSS软件对数据进行回归分析并进行优化,分别得到出租方和承租方的最优特征价格模型,求出租赁双方各自的信息成本。通过研究住房租赁市场信息成本,得出租赁双方均存在信息成本,其中出租方的信息成本为1.77%,而承租方的信息成本为14.07%,由此可见承租方的信息成本大于出租方。为降低信息成本,需要政府机构加大监管力度,中介机构要自我完善,租赁双方应当加强自我保护。%Based on the hedonic price model and combined with incomplete information theory, the information cost of the housing rental market in Xi' an is researched here. By collecting the data of the rental markets in Xi' an five bor-oughs, the SPSS software is used for the data regression analysis and optimization to get the best hedonic price model for the lessor mad lessee, as well as their each information cost. By studying the information cost of housing rental markets, it is found that the information cost exists both in the lessor and lessee, in which the lessor is 1.77 %, while the lessee is 14.07%, showing that the information cost of the lessee is greater than that of the lessor. In order to reduce the infor-mation cost, the govemment agencies should intensify the supervision, the intermediary institutions should accomplish self-improvement, simultaneously, the lessor and lessee should strengthen the self-protection.

  7. Under Armour Protects Its Distribution House

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    Michael D Cole

    2009-01-01

      The Under Armour success story is accentuated by the acclaimed "We must protect our house" marketing campaign that has now become a nationally recognized anthem in the sports world and elsewhere...

  8. 7 CFR 1955.113 - Price (housing).

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    2010-01-01

    ... REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Disposal of Inventory Property Rural Housing (rh) Real Property... period of active marketing, one further price reduction of 10 percent of the appraised value will be...

  9. Foreign Banks Set Sights on Housing Loans

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    2007-01-01

    Having cleared all the hurdles to enter the market, locally incorporated foreign banks declare their intentions to dive into the personal housing loan business in China A battle is brewing between domestic and locally incorporated foreign banks over the

  10. Which will be final destination of Spanish photovoltaic Market?. An external vision of opportunities and challenges the Spanish photovoltaic market has to face; Cual sera el destino del mercado fotovoltaico espanol?. Una vision externa sobre las oportunidades y desafios a los que se enfrenta el mercado fotovoltaico en Espana

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    Mohrstedt, U.

    2009-07-01

    Her Udo Mohrstedt, founder of the German company IBC SOLAR, specialized in photovoltaic supplies, makes an introduction to the current status of Spanish photovoltaic market, comparing it with some other European countries. In this article, he enlists opportunities and challenges for Spanish solar photovoltaic market, to conclude that there are reasons enough to look at the future with optimism. (Author) 6 refs.

  11. Is China’s Housing Overpriced?

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    吴璟; 刘洪玉

    2007-01-01

    Based on the data from 36 major cities in 2004 and 2005, this paper analyses the rationality of present housing price level, focusing on the high price-to-income ratio in the market. The results indicate that, current property prices in most cities are reasonable, and the problem occurs only in a few cities. Housing difficulties for urban dwellers are mainly twofold: low affordability of down payment by first-time homebuyers, and low affordability by low-income and medium low-income households. In order to achieve social harmony in the housing sector and provide a healthy environment for the housing market, the government should improve the public housing system and increase input to make public housing affordable.

  12. MARKET WATCH

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    2010-01-01

    China’s pledge to further reform the renminbi(yuan)exchange rate regime recently delivered a boost to Asian currencies and global stock markets.The central bank expanded its pilot program involving yuan settlement in foreign trade to include trade centers the world over.The National Audit Office revealed details about local government debts,raising concerns over a financial black hole.By setting up a stringent entrance threshold,China aims to clear up the crowded third-party payment industry.Financial pressure mounts on real estate developers,due to the recent housing market gloom. China will overtake Japan as the world’s second largest advertising market within five years.

  13. MARKET WATCH

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    2008-01-01

    Chinese food prices, especially those of vegetables,have dropped for the eighth week in a row due to abundant supply inthe summer season. The inflation expectation was diminished slight-ly. The house market was caught in a predicament, in which the high prices were maintained,but with a limited number of buyers. Morgan Stanley planned to sell its property in Shanghai for the first time in five years,indicating its short position in the mainland property market.China Unicorn was also suffering a hard time, as its share prices in the New York, Hong Kong and the mainland stock markets plummeted after a major restructuring took place in the mainland telecom industry. China Merchants Bank was downgraded after it bought Hong Kona’s Wina Luna Bank for overseas expansion.

  14. 24 CFR 884.214 - Marketing.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Marketing. 884.214 Section 884.214... HOUSING PROJECTS Project Development and Operation § 884.214 Marketing. (a) Compliance with equal opportunity requirements. Marketing of units and selection of Families by the Owner shall be in accordance...

  15. Heterogeneous convergence of regional house prices and the complexity in China

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    Rui Lin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research is to analyze the convergence of regional house prices and its complexity in China. In this purpose it used nonlinear time varying factor model. The obtained results have provided evidences for the existence of some degree of segmentation in China’s housing market. By further dynamic analysis of the convergence, we have found that important housing policies from Chinese central government can significantly alter the housing market but with a time lag of 4 to 5 months, and that quite different behaviors exist between the new house market and the second-hand house market in China, which provides the evidence for the complexity of housing market in China. Multiple factors together are the driving forces for the regional house price convergence. And the driving forces differ among three clubs. The basic conclusion provided from the realized research is that the conventional definitions of economic regions may not be appropriate to analyze house price segregation in China. Heterogeneous convergence exists in China’s regional house prices, indicating the complexity of regional house prices in China. And housing policies should be implemented with different focus among the regions. The way of the central government is to make housing policies aiming at different sub-markets of the new house market and the second-hand house market.

  16. Competitive Position of Dependent Passenger Car Maintenance Companies – Influences, Developments and Challenges in the German Market

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    Werdich Karl

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The presented paper concerns itself with passenger car maintenance companies and their competitiveness. Internal and external influences, change drivers and general changes in the companies and their organisation were identified and analysed. The influence of the development of technology and the diffusion of innovations are highlighted in particular. Under consideration of the competitiveness factors, current and future challenges for the passenger car maintenance companies were worked out. Based on these analyses, future tasks, problem statements and challenges were compiled for passenger car maintenance companies from which other subjects of scientific investigation in area of strategic and economic importance arose.

  17. 浅谈高校出版机构编辑的市场营销角色*%Marketing Role of Editorsin University Publishing Houses

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    单宁

    2013-01-01

    Alongwithsocialprogressandeconomicdevelopment,editorsinpublishinghousesareshoulde-ringdifferentnewtasks.Theyarenotonlyresponsibleforthechoiceoftopicsforpublication,auditing, proofreadingandprocessing,buttheyarealsoresponsibleformarketingandotherwork.Thispaperana-lyzesthebackgroundforsuchachange,andprobesintotherolethateditorscanplayin marketing.Be-sides,itputsforwardsomesuggestionstohelpeditorstobetterfulfilltheirtask.%  随着社会的进步和经济的发展,出版机构编辑这一角色被不断地赋予了新的内涵,编辑不再只是负责制定出版的选题以及对书稿进行审核、校对、加工等工作,还要做相关出版物营销方面的一系列工作。对高校出版机构编辑的市场营销角色产生的背景及内容进行了较为详尽的分析,并提出了相关的建议。

  18. The Housing Market Policy Change and the Return of Urban Planning%房市政策的变迁与城市规划的回归

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    刘贵利

    2013-01-01

    本文从房地产发展入手,探讨不同时期城市规划的重点,通过房地产市场的变迁分析,推导当代城市的发展趋势,总结当前城市规划的技术服务新内容,回归城市规划理应具备的科学性。%This article from the real estate development, this paper discusses the key town-planning of the different periods derived through analysis of the real estate market changes, the development trend of the contemporary city, summarizes the technical service system of the contemporary urban planning.

  19. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Fort Devens: Cold Climate Market-Rate Townhomes Targeting HERS Index of 40, Harvard, Massachusetts

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    2013-11-01

    Achieving aggressive energy efficiency targets requires tight coordination and clear communication among owners, designers, builders, and subcontractors. For this townhome project, MassDevelopment, the quasi-governmental agency owner, selected Metric Development of Boston, teaming with Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) and Cambridge Seven Architects, to build very high performing market-rate homes. Fort Devens is part of a decommissioned army base in working-class Harvard, Massachusetts, approximately one hour northwest of Boston. The team proposed 12 net zero energy-ready townhomes that were also designed to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score of 41 before adding renewables. The team carefully planned the site to maximize solar access, daylighting, and efficient building forms.

  20. Health economics and outcomes research within drug development: challenges and opportunities for reimbursement and market access within biopharma research.

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    van Nooten, Floortje; Holmstrom, Stefan; Green, Julia; Wiklund, Ingela; Odeyemi, Isaac A O; Wilcox, Teresa K

    2012-06-01

    Healthcare decision makers who determine funding for new medical technologies depend on manufacturers to provide evidence of the technology's efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness. Constrained budgets and increasing reliance on formal health technology assessment (HTA) have created an abundance of external hurdles that manufacturers must navigate to ensure successful product commercialization. These demands have pushed pharmaceutical companies to adjust their internal structures to coordinate generation of appropriate evidence. In this article we summarize internal and external opportunities for manufacturers to establish a foundation of evidence for successful market access, starting in Phase I of development and continuing throughout the post-approval product lifecycle. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Market Access Advancements and Challenges in “Drug-Companion Diagnostic Test” Co-Development in Europe

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    Ildar Akhmetov

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The pharma ecosphere is witnessing a measured transformation from the one-size-fits-all or blockbuster model of drugs to more informed and tailored personalized treatments that facilitate higher safety and efficacy for a relevant sub-population. However, with several breakthroughs still in a nascent stage, market access becomes a crucial factor for commercial success, especially when it comes to co-creating value for pertinent stakeholders. This article highlights diverse issues from stakeholder perspectives in Europe, specifically the ones which require immediate resolution. Furthermore, the article also discusses case studies articulating potential solutions for the issues discussed.

  2. Challenging the collegiate rite of passage: a campus-wide social marketing media campaign to reduce binge drinking.

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    Glider, P; Midyett, S J; Mills-Novoa, B; Johannessen, K; Collins, C

    2001-01-01

    A social marketing media campaign, based on a normative social influence model and focused on normative messages regarding binge drinking, on a large, southwestern university campus has yielded positive preliminary results of an overall 29.2 percent decrease in binge drinking rates over a three-year period. The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey and the Health Enhancement Survey provided information on student knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors regarding alcohol and binge drinking. This study represents the first in-depth research on the impact of a media approach, based on a normative social influence model, to reduce binge drinking on a large university campus and has yielded promising initial results.

  3. New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: A Production Builder's Passive House - Denver, Colorado

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    2015-05-01

    Brookfield Home’s first project is in a community called Midtown in Denver, Colorado, in which the builder took on the challenge of increased energy efficiency by creating a Passive House (PH)-certified model home. Brookfield worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team IBACOS to create the home, evaluate advanced building technologies, and use the home as a marketing tool for potential homebuyers. Brookfield also worked with KGA studio architects to create a new floor plan that would be constructed to the PH standard as an upgrade option.

  4. New business model of flexible housing

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    Zairul, Z.; Geraedts, R.P.

    2015-01-01

    The Open Building (OB) and the concept of flexible housing has alwaysassociated with user’s ability to respond to changing demand. It is necessary that housing can adap to changing market conditions and different users’ requirements. Flexibility makes a crucial concept that one cannot ignore. Howeve

  5. United States housing, second quarter 2013

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    Delton Alderman

    2017-01-01

    The U.S. housing market’s quarter two results were disap¬pointing compared with the first quarter. Although overall expected gains did not materialize, certain sectors improved slightly. Housing under construction, completions, and new and existing home sales exhibited slight increases. Overall permit data declined, and the decrease in starts was due primarily to a...

  6. Beyond home ownership: housing, welfare and society

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    Ronald, R.; Elsinga, M.

    2012-01-01

    In context of ongoing transformations in housing markets and socioeconomic conditions, this book focuses on past, current and future roles of home ownership in social policies and welfare practices. It considers owner-occupied housing in terms of diverse meanings and manifestations, but in particula

  7. New business model of flexible housing

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    Zairul, Z.; Geraedts, R.P.

    2015-01-01

    The Open Building (OB) and the concept of flexible housing has alwaysassociated with user’s ability to respond to changing demand. It is necessary that housing can adap to changing market conditions and different users’ requirements. Flexibility makes a crucial concept that one cannot ignore. Howeve

  8. Passive house networks: how can they deliver?

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    Mlecnik, E.

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines experiences with the diffusion of the passive house concept, applied to the situation of ‘emerging’ countries like Belgium and the Netherlands. Adopter categories considering the passive house concept are defined. A marketing study based on Rogers’ theory of diffusion of

  9. Housing's impact on wood products sales

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    Matt Bumgardner; Urs Buehlmann; Karen. Koenig

    2017-01-01

    What are the market conditions for woodworkers involved in construction-based sectors and what investments are planned to improve capabilities in the current business environment? For a fifth straight year, construction-based mar­kets continued their growth trends in 2016, as U.S. spending on single family housing, multi-family housing, and nonresidential construction...

  10. Active house

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    Eriksen, Kurt Emil; Olesen, Gitte Gylling Hammershøj

    2010-01-01

    Formålet med dette abstrakt er at illustrere, at huse kan være konstrueret til at basere sig udelukkende på vedvarende energikilder og samtidig være CO2-neutrale og producere mere energi end de forbruger. Active House Visionen undersøger disse muligheder i otte demonstration huse i fem forskellige...

  11. House Slaves

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    2007-01-01

    Rising house prices in China’s major cities is a major headache for people taking a first step on the property ladder and has led to a growing number sacrificing quality of life just to have a home of their own Closely watching the family’s spend- ing a

  12. Progressing towards post-2012 carbon markets

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    Soeren Luetken, S.; Holm Olsen, K.

    2011-11-15

    Confronting the end of the first Kyoto Commitment period in 2012 with no agreed outcome for global cooperation on future emission reductions, there is an urgent need to look for new opportunities for public and private cooperation to drive broad-based progress in living standards and keep projected future warming below the politically agreed 2 degrees Celsius. Responding jointly to these global challenges the United Nations environmental Program (UNEP) and its UNEP Risoe Centre (URC) have in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) prepared the Perspectives 2011. The publication focuses on the role of carbon markets in contributing to low carbon development and new mechanisms for green growth, as one core area of action to address the challenges noted above. The publication explores in ten articles, how carbon markets at national, regional and global levels can be developed and up-scaled to sustain the involvement of the private sector in leveraging finance and innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The titles of the ten articles are: 1) Fragmentation of international climate policy - doom or boom for carbon markets?; 2) Perspectives on the EU carbon market; 3) China carbon market; 4) The national context of U.S. state policies for a global commons problem; 5) Mind the gap - the state-of-play of Canadian greenhouse gas mitigation; 6) Role of the UN and multilateral policies in integrating an increasingly fragmented global carbon market; 7) Making CDM work for poor and rich Africa beyond 2012 - a series of dos and don'ts; 8) Voluntary market - future perspectives; 9) Sectoral approaches as a way forward for the carbon market?; 10) The Durban outcome - a post 2012 framework approach for green house gas markets. (LN)

  13. Housing Welfare Policies in Scandinavia

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    Jensen, Lotte

    2013-01-01

    that the institutional differences between the Swedish model of municipal ownership and the Danish model of independent cooperative social housing associations provides different sources of resistance to the prospective dismantlement of social housing as we know it. The fifth section presents the recent Danish reform......It is commonplace to refer to the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland as a distinctive and homogenous welfare regime. As far as social housing is concerned, however, the institutional heritage of the respective countries significantly frames the ways in which social...... housing is understood, regulated and subsidized, and, in turn, how housing regimes respond to the general challenges to the national welfare states. The paper presents a historical institutionalist approach to understanding the diversity of regime responses in the modern era characterized by increasing...

  14. CHALLENGES REGARDING THE ELITE ISSUES IN ROMANIA DURING THE PERIOD OF ACHIEVING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF A FUNCTIONAL MARKET ECONOMY

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    Ioan DONE

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The functional market economy, characterised firstly by competitiveness cannot be achieved but with the immediate involvement of elite within all structures and all levels. This appreciation is largely confirmed by the economic-social successes of several states, called more and more meritocracy states.The road from chances to realities is strewn in all cases with difficulties and lacks, and each time the success is for individuals who are simultaneously aware and motivated. Romania has a high potential of elite’s generation, the share of over-endowed of total population being double in comparison to the world average. For our country a development strategy built on promoting elite and ensuring the conditions for reforms and professional achievement is necessary.

  15. 浅谈情调营销的机遇与挑战%Discussion about Opportunities and Challenges of Emotional Appeal Marketing

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    温韬

    2014-01-01

    情调营销即以情调为卖点的营销。进入感性经济时代,情调营销得到了各行各业的广泛关注。目前,企业的情调营销除了要面临三大机遇之外,同时还要面临三个方面的主要挑战,即实体店大幅减少,快餐文化盛行,过度细分化的市场等方面。面对挑战,企业应保持稳定的价值观,应以情调为卖点进行有效的跨界营销;在情调营销的实施中,企业除了要运用鲜活的视觉语言、听觉语言,还要运用新奇的嗅觉语言、味觉语言、触觉语言,并令五种语言相互配合、彼此呼应,只有这样最终才能达到“2+3〉5”的情调体验效果。%Emotional appeal marketing focuses on people's sentiments and has caught the attention of all sectors since we enter the age of perceptual economy. Besides three opportunities, currently marketing by emotional appeal is challenged with three major aspects including drastically decreasing number of shops, popularity of fast-food culture, and excessive market divisions. Businesses should keep its values and launch cross-sector marketing, focusing on people's sentiments. While carrying out emotional appeal marketing, product or service providers should harness synergy of five senses, in specific, visual, acoustic, smelling, and touching, to produce the best results arousing customer's emotions.

  16. Root Causes of the Housing Bubble

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    Kaizoji, Taisei

    In this chapter we investigate root causes of the recent US housing bubble which has been caused a serious downturn in US economic growth since autumn of 2008. We propose a simple model of housing markets in order to indicate the possible determinants of recent housing prices. Utilizing the model, we verify a number of hypotheses which have been proposed in the recent literature on the housing bubbles. We suggest that the main causes of the housing bubble from 2000 to 2006 are (1) non-elastic housing supply in the metropolitan areas, and (2) declines in the mortgage loan rate and the housing premium by the massive mortgage credit expansion. We also suggest that these factors were strongly influenced by policies that governments and the Federal Reserve Board performed.

  17. The demise of compound houses

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    Andreasen, Jørgen; Eskemose Andersen, Jørgen

    2006-01-01

    and the neighbourhood unity is a challenge for urban planners. However they represent good value for money, cost little to build, suit traditional inheritence patterns, allow independent life at low cost and allow sharing of services with a finite and known group (albeit within a potential conflictive domain). Compound...... of compound housing and analyses the advantages and disadvantages of life within such housing in Kumasi. Issues of privacy, image and communal life are usually cited by occupants dissatiesfied with life in compound houses, and the difficulty of extending them without spoiling the open spaces...

  18. Market Rationality: Efficient Market Hypothesis versus Market Anomalies

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    Kadir Can Yalcin

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Market efficiency theory suggests that market is rational and provides correct pricing. That is, the current prices of securities are close to their fundamental values because of either the rational investors or the arbitragers’ buy and sell action of underpriced or overpriced stocks. On the other hand, observed market anomalies have a challenge for this argument. They claim that irrational investment activities and the arbitrage opportunities’ being limited in markets cause some market anomalies that are inconsistent with efficient market hypothesis. The most commonly seen anomalies are the “volume”, “volatility”, “cash dividends”, “equity premium puzzle”, and the “predictability”. This work is a literature survey, and its main objective is to deal with efficient market theory and market anomalies in order to examine the question “Are markets rational or not"?

  19. Market Rationality: Efficient Market Hypothesis versus Market Anomalies

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    Kadir Can Yalcin

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Market efficiency theory suggests that market is rational and provides correct pricing. That is, the current prices of securities are close to their fundamental values because of either the rational investors or the arbitragers' buy and sell action of underpriced or overpriced stocks. On the other hand, observed market anomalies have a challenge for this argument. They claim that irrational investment activities and the arbitrage opportunities' being limited in markets cause some market anomalies that are inconsistent with efficient market hypothesis. The most commonly seen anomalies are the "volume", "volatility", "cash dividends", "equity premium puzzle", and the "predictability". This work is a literature survey, and its main objective is to deal with efficient market theory and market anomalies in order to examine the question "Are markets rational or not"?

  20. Optimization on the Operation Mechanism of Indemnificatory Housing in Beijing:Perspective on Status of the Real Estate Market%北京市保障性住房运行机制优化--基于房地产市场现状分析的视角

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    张远索

    2014-01-01

    文章以北京市为例,从分析其房地产市场现状入手,探讨保障性住房理想的运行机制。分析发现,北京市房价泡沫化严重。文章还从房价走势机理分析了保障性住房对房价调控的意义。认为,现阶段房价调控最佳手段是规划建设大量保障性住房。北京市保障性住房运行机制有待进一步优化,包括北京市保障性住房宜以廉租房、公共租赁房等租赁型为主。在房源调控方面,既要根据市场需求,又要保持政策的独立性;在融资模式上宜加大土地出让金出资比例;加强保障性住房租购家庭的动态监测与管理,严禁转租转售;加强保障性住房规划的统筹性,建立长效机制以及完善保障性住房基础设施和公共服务设施等。%Taking Beijing as an example,this paper discusses the ideal operation mechanism of indemnificatory housing from the analysis of the real estate market situation. The analysis shows that Beijing housing bubble is serious. And the paper analyzes the significance of indemnificatory housing to housing price regulation with price movement mechanism. It is considered that the operation mechanism of indemnificatory housing in Beijing should be optimized. The suggestions are that the low-rent housing and public rental housing should be main types of indemnificatory housing;the regulation of the listings should be based on market demand and maintain the independence of the policy;the financing model should be more appropriate to increase the proportion of capital contribution of land premium;to strengthen the dynamic monitoring and management of hire purchase households of indemnificatory housing and prohibit the resale and sublease;to strengthen the protection of housing co-ordination of planning ,the establishment of long-term mechanism and improve infrastructure and public service facilities for indemnificatory housing.