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  1. Sazonalidade e horário de atividade de abelhas Euglossinae (Hymenoptera, Apidae, em florestas de terra firme na Amazônia Central Seasonality and daily activity of Euglossinae bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae in terra firme forest in Central Amazonia

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    Marcio Luiz de Oliveira

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Euglossinae bee fauna of two areas of terra firme forest near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil was compared. Over a twelve-month period collections were done fortnightly, between 7:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m, using traps with eight kinds of scent baits. The traps were placed in the understory and in tree crowns. The majority of species and specimens was most active between August-December, near the beginning of the rainy season in this region. The bees were most active from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., while air temperatures were between 24.5-27ºC, but there was a decline in this activity when air temperature varied above or below of this range. There were differences in the seasonality and in the daily activity patterns for the two areas studied but these differences were not significative.

  2. Relações solo-superfície geomórfica em uma topossequência várzea-terra firme na região de Humaitá (AM

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    Milton César Costa Campos

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O conceito de superfície geomórfica permite uma interligação entre os diferentes ramos da ciência do solo, tais como geologia, geomorfologia e pedologia. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar as relações solo-superfície geomórfica em uma topossequência de 4.500 m na transição várzea/terra firme, na região de Humaitá (AM. Do divisor de águas até a planície do rio Madeira, as superfícies geomórficas foram identificadas com base na ruptura do declive do terreno, em critérios estratigráficos e em outras observações de campo. Foram abertas trincheiras nos segmentos mapeados da topossequência, os perfis de solos foram caracterizados morfologicamente e amostras foram coletadas de seus horizontes. Foram realizadas análises físicas de granulometria, argila dispersa em água, grau de floculação, densidade do solo, densidade das partículas, porosidade total e condutividade hidráulica do solo saturado. As análises químicas incluíram pH em água e KCl; Ca, Mg, K, Na e Al trocáveis; P disponível; H + Al e C orgânico; SiO2, Al2O3 e Fe2O3 do ataque sulfúrico; Fe "livre" extraído com ditionito-citrato-bicarbonato; e ferro mal cristalizado, extraído com oxalato de amônio. Os índices ∆pH, relação silte/argila, Ki e Fe d/Fe t indicaram solos mais intemperizados na parte mais elevada da paisagem em comparação ao declive de infiltração, declive convexo e sopé aluvial, coincidindo com a maior idade da superfície geomórfica I em relação às superfícies geomórficas II e III. As variações dos solos na transeção estudada mostraram solos mais intemperizados nos ambientes de terra firme quando comparados aos solos dos ambientes de várzeas. O entendimento dos eventos geomórficos favoreceu a compreensão da variação dos atributos dos solos na topossequência.

  3. Efeito da silvicultura pós-colheita na população de Chrysophyllum lucentifolium Cronquist (Goiabão em uma floresta de terra firme na amazônia brasileira

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    Marisol Taffarel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o crescimento de uma população de Chrysophyllum lucentifolium Cronquist (goiabão, considerando árvores com diâmetro igual ou superior a 35 cm, em 700 ha de floresta natural de terra firme explorada com técnicas de impacto reduzido, seguidas de tratamentos silviculturais, no Município de Paragominas, PA, Amazônia brasileira. Foram estabelecidos sete tratamentos, com quatro repetições de 25 ha em cada um, em que foram aplicados os tratos silviculturais, que constaram de corte de cipós e anelagem de árvores competidoras. O crescimento da espécie foi determinado por meio do incremento periódico anual em diâmetro, no período de 2005 a 2009. Além das medidas de diâmetro, foram observadas as formas das copas das árvores e a intensidade de luz recebida pelas copas. Chrysophyllum lucentifolium não respondeu significativamente aos tratamentos silviculturais, ou seja, a anelagem e o corte de cipós parecem não ter influenciado o crescimento da espécie no período de cinco anos. No entanto, as árvores com diâmetro de 40 a 49 cm, com copas de forma regular e recebendo alta intensidade de luz, cresceram mais, na maioria dos tratamentos. Portanto, é provável que o incremento ainda vá aumentar nos anos seguintes, embora em outras áreas da Amazônia o efeito da abertura do dossel tenha estimulado o crescimento das árvores apenas até o final do terceiro ano após a exploração. Outras avaliações silviculturais da espécie devem ser realizadas para constatar se houve aceleração no crescimento nos últimos anos ou se há a necessidade de aplicar novamente os tratos silviculturais.

  4. Chronology of Terra Firme formation in western Amazonia and implications for the diversification of Amazonian biota

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    Pupim, Fabiano do N.; Sawakushi, André O.; Hartmann, Gelvam A.; Savian, Jairo F.; Kern, Andrea K.; Mineli, Thays D.; Cruz, Francisco W.; Almeida, Renato P.; Grohmann, Carlos H.; Ribas, Camila C.; d'Horta, Fernando M.; Bertassoli, Dailson J.; Marconato, André; Nogueira, Luciana; Lohmann, Lúcia G.

    2017-04-01

    The shift from a large wetland dominated by avulsive channels and flooded forests to the incised transcontinental Amazon River valley (Várzea) bounded by non-flooded forests (Terra Firme) is suggested as one of the main drivers of diversification of the mega diverse Amazonian Biota. Nonetheless, there is no consensus about the timing of this landscape shift, with the current literature suggesting a period that ranges from the Miocene (11 Ma) and the Late Pleistocene (100 ka). This uncertainty may be due to a lack of absolute ages for the sediments forming Terra Firme forest substrates in western Amazonian lowlands. In Brazil, the Içá Formation represents the uppermost fluvial deposits of Terra Firme forests substrates in western Amazonia. Therefore, a reliable chronology for the last depositional stage of the Içá Formation is key for an improved understanding of the formation of the current Terra Firme-Várzea system. Four sediment profiles were sampled along the margins of the Solimões and Içá rivers for Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating, geomagnetic excursions, and palynological analysis. OSL dating was performed in twelve samples using a Single Aliquot Regeneration (SAR) protocol in quartz sand grains. The equivalent doses ranged from 47 to 130 Gy (Central Age Model) and the dose rate values ranged from 0.4 to 2.0 Gy/ka. The resulting sediment burial ages range from 48 to 112 ka. Paleomagnetic data were obtained from samples collected at same profiles sampled for OSL dating and results suggest the presence of Post-Blake geomagnetic excursion ( 100 ka). The age of 100 ka for Post-Blake excursion are adopted for the Geomagnetic Instability Time Scale. Pollen assemblage data show a similarity to a more modern flora and the presence of Alnus clearly points towards Pleistocene deposition as it is unknown before in South America. The combined OSL, paleomagnetism and pollen data is a robust geochronological dataset that indicates Late Pleistocene

  5. Multi-scale comparisons of tree composition in Amazonian terra firme forests

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    L. Freitas Alvarado

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available We explored the floristic composition of terra firme forests across Amazonia using 55 plots. Firstly, we examined the floristic patterns using both genus- and species-level data and found that the species-level analysis more clearly distinguishes among forests. Next, we compared the variation in plot floristic composition at regional- and continental-scales, and found that average among-pair floristic similarity and its decay with distance behave similarly at regional- and continental-scales. Nevertheless, geographical distance had different effects on floristic similarity within regions at distances <100 km, where north-western and south-western Amazonian regions showed greater floristic variation than plots of central and eastern Amazonia. Finally, we quantified the role of environmental factors and geographical distance for determining variation in floristic composition. A partial Mantel test indicated that while geographical distance appeared to be more important at continental scales, soil fertility was crucial at regional scales within western Amazonia, where areas with similar soil conditions were more likely to share a high number of species. Overall, these results suggest that regional-scale variation in floristic composition can rival continental-scale differences within Amazonian terra firme forests, and that variation in floristic composition at both scales is influenced by geographical distance and environmental factors, such as climate and soil fertility. To fully account for regional-scale variation in continental studies of floristic composition, future floristic studies should focus on forest types poorly represented at regional scales in current datasets, such as terra firme forests with high soil fertility in north-western Amazonia.

  6. Parâmetros demográficos de Micoureus demerarae (Didelphidae, Marsupialia em áreas contíguas de manguezal e terra firme, Bragança, Pará, Brasil Demographic parameters of Micoureus demerarae (Didelphidae, Marsupialia in contiguous mangrove and terra firme areas, in Bragança, Pará, Brazil

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    Fernanda A. G. Andrade

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo investigou alguns variáveis populacionais da espécie Micoureus demerarae (Thomas, 1905, que incluem: densidade, recrutamento e sobrevivência. Sendo que, os espécimes coletados foram obtidos em dois ecossistemas contíguos, manguezal e terra firme da denominada Fazenda das Salinas, a qual esta localizada próxima ao município de Bragança, no nordeste do Estado do Pará. Para tanto, foram abertas duas transecções em cada ambiente destinadas as coletas realizadas de novembro de 2002 a setembro de 2003. Os resultados definiram uma população aberta com distribuição uniforme para os indivíduos do manguezal e agregada para os da terra firme, além de evidente sazonalidade, com maior proporção de machos na terra firme. O período reprodutivo foi o parâmetro mais importante para a flutuação populacional no início da estação seca. Os impactos ambientais sobre os parâmetros da dinâmica populacional de M. demerarae parecem ser determinantes na manutenção dessas populações da Fazenda das Salinas.This study investigated some aspects of the population dynamics of Micoureus demerarae (Thomas, 1905, such as: density, recruitment, and survivorship in two contiguous ecosystems, mangal and terra firme at the Fazenda das Salinas in the northeast of the state of Pará. One transect in each system was used for fieldwork. Data collection was carried out from November 2002 to September 2003. The following population parameters were estimated: density, recruitment, and survivorship. The results defined an open population with an even distribution for individuals from mangal and a clumped one for individuals from terra firme, and the evident seasonality with higher proportion of males in the terra firme. The reproductive period was the most important parameter to the population fluctuation in the beginning of the dry season. The environmental impacts over the population dynamics parameters of M. demerarae seem to be determinant for

  7. Necromass in forests of Madre de Dios, Peru: a comparison between terra firme and lowland forests

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    Alejandro Araujo-Murakami

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Stocks of dead wood or necromass represent an important portion of biomass and nutrients in tropical forests. The objectives of this study were: 1 to evaluate and compare the necromass of “terra firme” and lowlands forests, (2 to study the relationship between necromass, above-ground biomass and wood density, and (3 to estimate the necromass of the department of Madre de Dios, Peru. Stocks of necromass and above-ground biomass were estimated at three different locations using permanent plots and line intercept transects. The average volume of necromass for the three sites was 72.9 m3 ha-1 with an average weight varying between 24.8 and 30.7 Mg ha-1, depending on the estimations of dead wood density used for the calculations. Terra firme forests had significantly higher stocks of necromass than lowland forests. The amount of necromass was 11% of the total above-ground biomass in Madre de Dios forests. The total stock of carbon stored in dead wood for the entire department of Madre de Dios was estimated to be approximately 100 mega tonnes of carbon. This is ten times more than the annual fossil fuel emissions of Peru between 2000 and 2008. The substantial stocks of necromass emphasize the importance of these types of field studies, considering that this component of tropical forest carbon cannot be detected using other methods such as satellite remote sensing.

  8. Soil water storage in an upland forest after selective logging in Central Amazonia Armazenamento de água no solo após extração seletiva de madeira em floresta de terra firme na Amazônia Central

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    S. J. F. Ferreira

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Soil water storage of Central Amazonian soil profiles in upland forest plots subjected to selective logging (in average, 8 trees or 34, 3 m³ of timber per hectare were removed was measured in four layers, down to a depth of 70 cm. The study lasted 27-months and was divided in two phases: measurements were carried out nearly every week during the first 15 months; in the following year, five intensive periods of measurements were performed. Five damage levels were compared: (a control (undisturbed forest plot; (b centre of the clearing/gap; (c edge of the gap; (d edge of the remaining forest; and (e remaining forest. The lowest values for water storage were found in the control (296 ± 19.1 mm, while the highest were observed (333 ± 25.8 mm in the centre of the gap, during the dry period. In the older gaps (7.5-8.5 year old, soil water storage was similar to the remaining and the control forest, indicating a recovery of hydric soil properties to nearly the levels prior to selective logging.Foi medido o armazenamento de água em perfis de solo de 0-70 cm, divididos em quatro camadas em parcelas de floresta de terra firme na Amazônia Central, submetidas à extração seletiva de madeira, tendo sido retiradas, em média, 8 árvores por hectare ou 34 m³ de madeira. O estudo foi realizado num período de 27 meses em duas fases: na primeira, as medidas foram, na sua maioria, semanais, num período de 15 meses. Na segunda, as medidas foram feitas em cinco períodos intensivos. Foram comparados cinco tratamentos: (a controle (floresta intacta, (b centro da clareira, (c borda da clareira, (d borda da floresta remanescente e (e floresta remanescente. Os valores mais baixos de armazenamento de água no solo (296 ± 19,1 mm foram encontrados no controle, enquanto os mais altos foram medidos no centro da clareira (333 ± 25,8 mm, no período seco. Nas clareiras mais antigas (7,5-8,5 anos de idade, os armazenamentos de água no solo foram similares aos da

  9. TERRA.

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    Locke, Kirsty

    1997-01-01

    TERRA (Teaching Ecological Responsibility, Recreation, and Adventure) is an integrated, one-semester, four-course program in environmental science, environmental English, independent geography, and outdoor education for grades 11 and 12 in New Liskeard, Ontario. Program activities include outdoor adventure, environmental research projects,…

  10. Floristic composition and community structure of epiphytic angiosperms in a terra firme forest in central Amazonia

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    Mariana Victória Irume

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This survey aimed to describe the floristic composition and structure of the epiphytic community occurring in a terra firme forest in the city of Coari, Brazil, in the Amazon region. Data collection was performed with a 1.5 ha plot method, with which upland, slope and lowland habitats were sampled. All angiosperm epiphytes and their host plants (diameter at breast height > 10 cm were sampled. We recorded 3.528 individuals in 13 families, 48 genera and 164 species. Araceae was the most prevalent family with regard to the importance value and stood out in all related parameters, followed by Bromeliaceae, Cyclanthaceae and Orchidaceae. The species with the highest epiphytic importance values were Guzmania lingulata (L. Mez. and Philodendron linnaei Kunth. The predominant life form was hemiepiphytic. Estimated floristic diversity was 3.2 (H'. The studied epiphytic community was distributed among 727 host plants belonging to 40 families, 123 genera and 324 species. One individual of Guarea convergens T.D. Penn. was the host with the highest richness and abundance of epiphytes. Stems/trunks of host plants were the most colonized segments, and the most favorable habitat for epiphytism was the lowlands, where 84.1% of species and 48.2% of epiphytic specimens were observed.

  11. VARIAÇÃO TEMPORAL DA ICTIOFAUNA EM IGARAPÉS DE TERRA-FIRME, RESERVA DUCKE, MANAUS, AMAZONAS.

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    Santo, Helder Mateus Viana Espírito

    2007-01-01

    A variação temporal da ictiofauna entre três diferentes momentos do ciclo hidrológico (final da seca de 2005, chuva de 2006 e início da seca de 2006) e suas relações com variações ambientais foram investigadas em 31 riachos de primeira e segunda ordem, regionalmente conhecidos como igarapés, em área de floresta de terra-firme da Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, Amazônia Central. Peixes foram capturados usando puçás e redes de mão, e estimativas de volume e características físico-químicas da á...

  12. Diversity and aspects of the ecology of social wasps (Vespidae, Polistinae in Central Amazonian "terra firme" forest

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    Alexandre Somavilla

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Diversity and aspects of the ecology of social wasps (Vespidae, Polistinae in Central Amazonian "terra firme" forest. The knowledge of social wasp richness and biology in the Amazonian region is considered insufficient. Although the Amazonas state is the largest in the region, until now only two brief surveys were conducted there. Considering that the systematic inventory of an area is the first step towards its conservation and wise use, this study presents faunal data on social wasp diversity in a 25 km² area of "terra firme" (upland forest at the Ducke Reserve, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Wasps were collected in the understory, following a protocol of three collectors walking along 60 trails 1,000 m in extension for 16 days between August and October 2010. Methods used were active search of individuals with entomological nets and nest collecting. Fifty-eight species of social wasps, allocated in 13 genera, were recorded; 67% of the collected species belong to Polybia, Agelaia and Mischocyttarus; other genera were represented by only four species or less. The most frequent species in active searches were Agelaia fulvofasciata (DeGeer, 1773, Agelaia testacea (Fabricius, 1804 and Angiopolybia pallens (Lepeletier, 1836. Twelve species were collected in nests. Prior to this study, 65 Polistinae species were deposited at the INPA Collection. Collecting in the study grid, an area not previously sampled for wasps, resulted in an increase of 25% species, and species richness was 86. According to the results, there is evidence that the diversity of social wasps at the Ducke Reserve is even higher, making it one of the richest areas in the Brazilian Amazonia.

  13. The Impact of Rise of the Andes and Amazon Landscape Evolution on Diversification of Lowland terra-firme Forest Birds

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    Aleixo, Alexandre; Wilkinson, M. Justin

    2011-01-01

    Since the 19th Century, the unmatched biological diversity of Amazonia has stimulated a diverse set of hypotheses accounting for patterns of species diversity and distribution in mega-diverse tropical environments. Unfortunately, the evidence supporting particular hypotheses to date is at best described as ambiguous, and no generalizations have emerged yet, mostly due to the lack of comprehensive comparative phylogeographic studies with thorough trans-Amazonian sampling of lineages. Here we report on spatial and temporal patterns of diversification estimated from mitochondrial gene trees for 31 lineages of birds associated with upland terra-firme forest, the dominant habitat in modern lowland Amazonia. The results confirm the pervasive role of Amazonian rivers as primary barriers separating sister lineages of birds, and a protracted spatio-temporal pattern of diversification, with a gradual reduction of earlier (1st and 2nd) and older (> 2 mya) splits associated with each lineage in an eastward direction. (The easternmost tributaries of the Amazon, the Xingu and Tocantins Rivers, are not associated with any splits older than > 2 mya). For the suboscine passerines, maximum-likelihood estimates of rates of diversification point to an overall constant rate over the past 5 my (up to a significant downturn at 300,000 y ago). This "younging-eastward" pattern may have an abiotic explanation related to landscape evolution. Triggered by a new pulse of Andean uplift, it has been proposed that modern Amazon basin landscapes may have evolved successively eastward, away from the mountain chain, starting approximately 10 mya. This process was likely based on the deposition of vast fluvial sediment masses, known as megafans, that may have extended progressively and in series eastward from Andean sources. This process plausibly explains the progressive extinction of original Pebas wetland of western-central Amazonia by the present fluvial landsurfaces of a more terra-firme type

  14. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities along a pedo-hydrological gradient in a Central Amazonian terra firme forest.

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    de Oliveira Freitas, Rejane; Buscardo, Erika; Nagy, Laszlo; dos Santos Maciel, Alex Bruno; Carrenho, Rosilaine; Luizão, Regina C C

    2014-01-01

    Little attention has been paid to plant mutualistic interactions in the Amazon rainforest, and the general pattern of occurrence and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in these ecosystems is largely unknown. This study investigated AMF communities through their spores in soil in a 'terra firme forest' in Central Amazonia. The contribution played by abiotic factors and plant host species identity in regulating the composition, abundance and diversity of such communities along a topographic gradient with different soils and hydrology was also evaluated. Forty-one spore morphotypes were observed with species belonging to the genera Glomus and Acaulospora, representing 44 % of the total taxa. Soil texture and moisture, together with host identity, were predominant factors responsible for shaping AMF communities along the pedo-hydrological gradient. However, the variability within AMF communities was largely associated with shifts in the relative abundance of spores rather than changes in species composition, confirming that common AMF species are widely distributed in plant communities and all plants recruited into the forest are likely to be exposed to the dominant sporulating AMF species.

  15. Dieta de Micoureus demerarae (Thomas (Mammalia, Didelphidae associada às florestas contíguas de mangue e terra firme em Bragança, Pará, Brasil Diet of Micoreus demerarae (Thomas (Mammalia, Didelphidae associated with contiguous forests of mangrove and terra firme in Bragança, Pará, Brazil

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    Marcus E. B. Fernandes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A dieta de Micoureus demerarae (Thomas, 1905 foi estudada em bosques de mangue e terra firme através de amostras estomacais e fecais. O número de indivíduos capturados foi inversamente proporcional à disponibilidade de frutos e insetos, sendo Coleoptera e Hemiptera as ordens de artrópodes mais consumidos e Passifloraceae e Arecaceae os frutos mais ingeridos. Desse modo, tanto a maior variabilidade de frutos como a alta produção destes durante a estação seca, parecem explicar o aumento da captura desses animais nos bosques de terra firme, dos quais são originalmente provenientes. Os itens alimentares sugerem que esta espécie possui uma dieta do tipo onívora, independentemente da sazonalidade ou distribuição dos recursos disponíveis.The diet of Micoureus demerarae (Thomas, 1905 was studied in mangrove and terra firme stands by using stomachal and faecal samples. The number of captured individuals was inversely proportional to availability of fruits and insects, being Coleoptera and Hemiptera the most consumed arthropod orders and Passifloraceae and Arecaceae the most ingested fruits. Thus, either fruits variability or their high yield during the dry season seem to explain the increase of captured animals in the terra firme stands, where they originally come from. The food items suggest that this species has an omnivorous diet, independently of the seasonality or distribution of available resources.

  16. Evaluatie van de effectschatting waterkwaliteit Terra Nova Zuid na aanbrengen damwand

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    Kosten, S.; Faassen, E.J.; Lürling, M.F.L.L.W.

    2009-01-01

    Waternet is van plan om in het gebied Terra Nova een damwand aan te brengen tussen de delen Terra Nova Noord en Terra Nova Zuid om daarmee de overlast van blauwalgen in Terra Nova Noord tegen te gaan. Een groep bewoners van Terra Nova Zuid vreest echter voor negatieve gevolgen van deze maatregel op

  17. Uso de análise exploratória de dados e de regressão robusta na avaliação do crescimento de espécies comerciais de terra firme da Amazônia

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    Cunha Ulisses Silva da

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa originou-se de uma base de dados de dois inventários a 100%, realizados em 1984 e 2000 sobre uma mesma área de 576 ha de floresta tropical primária, localizada na Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Belterra, Pará. O objetivo da pesquisa foi utilizar a análise exploratória de dados e a regressão robusta para modelar o crescimento em diâmetro e área basal. Nos dois inventários as circunferências à altura do peito (CAP foram medidas com fitamétrica, enquanto as alturas comerciais em 1984 foram medidas com o hipsômetro de Weiss e em 2000, estimadas com o uso de varas; o DAP mínimo em 1984 foi de 55 cm para todas as espécies e em 2000 foi adotado o DAP mínimo de 35 cm. As análises estatísticas foram precedidas de análise exploratória de dados (AED, em que foram utilizados o box plot (caixa-de-bigodes na detecção de outliers (observações discrepantes e o gráfico stem-and-leaf (tronco-e-folhas para filtrar as observações extremas. Utilizou-se a regressão robusta para ajustar os modelos na presença de outliers. A pesquisa mostrou que, apesar das variações intra e interespecíficas, as seis espécies, em conjunto, apresentaram taxas de crescimento medianas observadas e esperadas em diâmetro e área basal de 4,56 e 4,28 mm/ano e 13,00 e 13,09 cm²/ha/ano, respectivamente. A pesquisa também mostrou que o uso da análise exploratória de dados e da regressão robusta viabilizou a análise e a determinação dos incrementos periódicos em diâmetro e área basal em bases consistentes. A metodologia empregada no caso específico dos dados disponíveis e tipos de variáveis mostrou ser mais eficiente com o uso de regressão robusta pelo método Least Trimmed Square do que pelo método dos mínimos quadrados ordinários.

  18. MODIS/Aqua Terra Thermal Anomalies/Fire locations 1km FIRMS V006 NRT (Vector data)

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Near Real-Time (NRT) MODIS Thermal Anomalies / Fire locations processed by FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System) - Land Atmosphere Near real time...

  19. Análise da estrutura de comunidades arbóreas de uma floresta amazônica de Terra Firme aplicada ao manejo florestal Analysis of the structure of tree communities of a amazonian forest applied to management

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    João Carlos Zenaide Oliveira Alves

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de identificar e descrever a estrutura das comunidades arbóreas de uma floresta de terra firme sob regime de manejo na Amazônia Oriental, localizada no município de Almeirim, Pará, Brasil. O levantamento florístico foi realizado em 1.400,30 ha de uma Unidade de Produção Anual (UPA, do Plano de Manejo Florestal da empresa ORSA Florestal. Todos os indivíduos com DAP > 30 cm foram inventariados, registrando-se 77.834 árvores distribuídas em 57 famílias, 229 gêneros e 556 espécies. Oito comunidades foram identificadas por meio de uma analise de agrupamento, apresentando alta diversidade e equibilidade florística (H" médio = 4,25 e J" médio = 0,75. As comunidades apresentaram 138 espécies comuns, 119 espécies de ocorrência exclusiva e 377 espécies raras, representadas por apenas um indivíduo. As espécies que mais se destacaram foram: Dinizia excelsa, Vouacapoua americana, Goupia glabra, Mouriri brachyanthera, Parinari excelsa, Manilkara bidentada, Tachigalia mymecophyla e Licania micrantha. Algumas espécies de valor comercial apresentaram variações importantes na densidade, sugerindo risco de extinção em comunidades onde as espécies apresentam densidade muito baixa. Sugerimos que os planos de manejo considerem as várias comunidades ecológicas encontradas nas UPAs evitando assim variações significativas, causadas pela exploração e seus impactos, na composição florística e estrutura das comunidades existentes.To demonstrate the importance of the ecological concept for forest management, the object of this work was to identify and describe the structure of tree communities of a tropical forest under management in the Eastern Amazonia, located in Almeirim municipality, in the state of Pará, Brazil. The floristic survey was undertaken in a terra-firme tropical forest of 1,400.30 hectares. All individuals with DBH > 30 cm were inventoried, registering 77,834 trees distributed in 57

  20. Viagens na minha terra: perfeita adequação entre código e canal para uma boa comunicação = Viagens na minha terra: perfect match between code and medium for a good communication

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    O artigo faz uma revisitação ao livro Viagens na minha terra, de Almeida Garrett, mostrando que a escolha de publicá-lo em uma revista semanal está diretamente ligada à opção estilística do autor de produzir um texto que concretizasse, pela imprensa, a sua preocupação didática, enquanto militante político em prol do liberalismo, da democracia e da liberdade em geral, de informar e explicar ao povo, sobretudo aquele menos letrado, os acontecimentos de seu tempo. Inclassificável para muitos, ne...

  1. EFFECTS OF THE REDUCED IMPACT LOGGING ON THE GROWTH PHASES OF A TERRA FIRME FOREST IN THE STATE OF PARÁ, BRAZIL

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    Luciana Maria de Barros Francez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509812358The influence of reduced impact logging were evaluated on the growth phases of a terra firme forest in theParagominas region, state of Pará, that was logged considering two intensities of timber harvesting. Datawere collected in 36 permanent sample plots (0.25ha randomly distributed among treatments (T1 – Loggedforest, harvesting the stem of commercial trees; T2 – Logged forest, harvesting the stem and coarse woodydebris and control (T0 unlogged forest. Three growth phases of the forest were considered: mature (DBH> 40cm; building forest (10cm < DBH < 40cm; and gaps (occurrence of a canopy gap and a few or notree with DBH > 10cm. The homogeneity of variances of sub-plots between treatments, growth phasesand years was tested by the Bonferroni test, according to the statistics of Bartlett and Levene. An analysisof variance was applied on the number of sub-plots by phases, years and treatments at a 0.005 significancelevel. The Tukey test was applied for analyzing the interaction between the phases and years. Before loggingthe percentage of growth phases were: 57.0% building forest, 38.9% mature forest and 4.1% canopy gaps.Logging reduced the areas of mature forest and building forest, increasing the number of canopy gaps, butthis increase had no statistical difference. One year after logging the area of mature forest (38.4% andbuilding forest (53.1% increased while the areas of gaps (8.4% decreased. Three years after logging thepercentage of mature forest (37.1%, building forest (57.9% and gaps (5.0% were similar to those foundbefore logging. The forest growth phases were not influenced by logging, over the study period. The studyforest showed that it is able to grow, closing the canopy gaps, even in a short period of time.

  2. INFLUÊNCIA DA EXPLORAÇÃO FLORESTAL DE IMPACTO REDUZIDO SOBRE AS FASES DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE UMA FLORESTA DE TERRA FIRME, PARÁ, BRASIL

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    Luciana Maria de Barros Francez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The influence of reduced impact logging were evaluated on the growth phases of a terra firme forest in the Paragominas region, state of Pará, that was logged considering two intensities of timber harvesting. Data were collected in 36 permanent sample plots (0.25ha randomly distributed among treatments (T1 – Logged forest, harvesting the stem of commercial trees; T2 – Logged forest, harvesting the stem and coarse woody debris and control (T0 unlogged forest. Three growth phases of the forest were considered: mature (DBH > 40cm; building forest (10cm 10cm. The homogeneity of variances of sub-plots between treatments, growth phases and years was tested by the Bonferroni test, according to the statistics of Bartlett and Levene. An analysis of variance was applied on the number of sub-plots by phases, years and treatments at a 0.005 significance level. The Tukey test was applied for analyzing the interaction between the phases and years. Before logging the percentage of growth phases were: 57.0% building forest, 38.9% mature forest and 4.1% canopy gaps. Logging reduced the areas of mature forest and building forest, increasing the number of canopy gaps, but this increase had no statistical difference. One year after logging the area of mature forest (38.4% and building forest (53.1% increased while the areas of gaps (8.4% decreased. Three years after logging the percentage of mature forest (37.1%, building forest (57.9% and gaps (5.0% were similar to those found before logging. The forest growth phases were not influenced by logging, over the study period. The study forest showed that it is able to grow, closing the canopy gaps, even in a short period of time.

  3. Núcleos coloniais e agricultura na Amazônia Imperial: uso e ocupação da terra

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    Francivaldo Alves Nunes

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Fomento a produção, reforma das técnicas agrícolas, intensificação dos sistemas produtivos e aumento da produtividade são algumas diretrizes recorrentes nos projetos de reformulação da agricultura desenvolvidos no Brasil no período Imperial. Na Amazônia a criação dos Núcleos Coloniais, na segunda metade do século XIX, constituem ações governamentais que buscam atender essas demandas. Analisar os elementos que estimulam a formação das Colônias Agrícolas e que nos ajuda a pensar a constituição de paisagens agrárias e os processos de apropriação da terra é a tarefa que nos ocupamos nesta comunicação; entendendo que, além de uma questão de consumo e produção, os Núcleos Coloniais na Amazônia se evidenciaram como espaços de experimentação de novas técnicas produtivas, melhor aproveitamento da terra, do exercício de domínio das matas, promoção do povoamento e disciplinarização dos sujeitos sociais envolvidos na construção deste espaço.

  4. Guerra sem fim: mulheres na trilha do direito à terra e ao destino dos filhos (Pará - 1835-1860)

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    Ferreira, Eliana Ramos

    2010-01-01

    A tese GUERRA SEM FIM: MULHERES NA TRILHA DO DIREITO À TERRA E AO DESTINO DOS FILHOS (PARÁ-1835-1860) analisa as estratégias e mecanismos com que mulheres decodificaram o direito e as normas jurídicas no contexto histórico pós-Cabanagem, na província do Pará. A pesquisa encontra-se apoiada em um corpus documental diverso (Registros de terras, requerimentos, ofícios, testamentos, inventários, jornais, assim como relatórios de presidentes, ministros e diretores de repartiçã...

  5. Ecological aspects and molecular detection of Leishmania DNA Ross (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in terra firme and várzea environments in the Middle Solimões Region, Amazonas State, Brazil.

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    Pereira Júnior, Antonio Marques; Teles, Carolina Bioni Garcia; de Azevedo dos Santos, Ana Paula; de Souza Rodrigues, Moreno; Marialva, Eric Fabrício; Pessoa, Felipe Arley Costa; Medeiros, Jansen Fernandes

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    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are insects of medical importance due to the role that some species play in the transmission of leishmaniasis. This work aimed to study some ecological aspects among sand flies fauna inhabiting two different environments: the várzea (lowland Amazonian forest) and terra firme (upland Amazonian forest), both located in Tefé Municipality, Amazonas State, Braziland to detect Leishmania infection in those phlebotomine populations. Sand flies were collected using HP light traps. Collection took place over the course of six months: January, February, April, August, September, and October of 2013. To detect natural infection by Leishmania, DNA samples were extracted from female sand flies and submitted to Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) targeting the kDNA gene; Leishmania species were identified by PCR-RFLP targeting the hsp70 gene and genetic sequencing. In all, 5,716 individuals were collected, and 46 species were identified. Trichophoromyia ubiquitalis (3,330 - 58.26%) and Nyssomyia antunesi (661 - 11.26%) were the most abundant species. Species richness was greater in terra firme environments (42 species) than in the várzea environments (22 species), and forests ecotopes (43 species) were richer than peridomiciles (28 species). DNA of Leishmania was found in Th. ubiquitalis and Psychodopygus davisi, both of which inhabit the terra firme environment and sequencing analysis confirmed the presence of Leishmania (Viannia) lainsoni DNA in Th. ubiquitalis in Tefé Municipality. The high abundance of Th. ubiquitalis and Ps. davisi and detection of DNA of Leishmania sp. may indicate that both species could be putative vectors for American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) in the terra firme environment of Tefé. The sand fly fauna found in várzea is rich and diverse, exhibiting several species, nevertheless the seasonal hydric stress during part of the year that could influence the local diversity, if compared with other studies

  6. Análise multivariada para estratificação volumétrica de uma floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme, Amazônia Oriental

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    Souza Agostinho Lopes de

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi propor um método de estratificação em classes homogêneas de estoque volumétrico da floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme não explorada, empregando-se as técnicas de análises de agrupamento e discriminante. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, pertencente à empresa Nova Era Agroflorestal, de propriedade do Grupo Rosa Madeireira, Município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará. Foi realizado um censo (100%, no qual se estimaram os volumes do fuste comercial das árvores com dap > 45 cm de 55 espécies comerciais em 49 talhões de exploração com 10 ha cada um. Reuniram-se os volumes estimados do fuste comercial das árvores individuais por talhão em ordem crescente. Elaborou-se uma matriz X de dados desses volumes, em que cada variável x ij representou o i-ésimo volume classificado no j-ésimo talhão. A matriz X foi utilizada como input nas análises de agrupamento e discriminante. A aplicação da análise de agrupamento, método de Ward, resultou em agrupamentos hierárquicos dos talhões em classes de estoques. A análise do dendrograma permitiu estratificar o povoamento em três grupos homogêneos e distintos, denominados classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos. A análise discriminante, método de Fisher, indicou que 100% dos talhões foram corretamente classificados. A classificação multivariada da floresta em classes de estoques volumétricos mostrou-se um método eficiente na estratificação de áreas homogêneas de florestas ineqüiâneas, as quais podem se constituir em estratos, compartimentos, classes de sítio e unidades de produção anual.

  7. PREDIÇÃO DA ESTRUTURA DIAMÉTRICA DE ESPÉCIES COMERCIAIS DE TERRA FIRME DA AMAZÔNIA POR MEIO DE MATRIZ DE TRANSIÇÃO

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    Carlos Roberto Sanquetta

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa se originou de uma base de dados de dois inventários a 100% realizados em 1984 e 2000 sobre uma mesma área de 576 ha de floresta tropical primária, localizada na Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Belterra, Pará. A pesquisa objetivou avaliar a evolução da estrutura diamétrica de seis espécies comerciais de terra firme da Amazônia no período 1984-2000 e projetá-la para 2016, utilizando-se de matriz de transição. Nos dois inventários, as CAP foram medidas com fita métrica, sendo que em 1984, as alturas comerciais foram medidas com o hipsômetro de Weiss e, em 2000, estimadas com o uso de varas; o DAP mínimo em 1984 foi de 55 cm para todas as espécies e, em 2000, foi adotado o DAP mínimo de 35 cm. A construção da matriz de transição foi precedida de análise exploratória de dados (AED, em que se utilizou o box plot (caixa-de-bigodes na detecção de outliers (observações discrepantes e o gráfico stem-and-leaf (tronco-e-folhas para filtrar as observações extremas. A análise da estrutura diamétrica mostrou que a evolução do DAP, observada no período 1984-2000, apresentou comportamento diferenciado por espécie, embora mantendo a forma básica da distribuição típica de cada espécie, enquanto a projeção da estrutura diamétrica para 2016, usando matriz de transição, manteve-se com a tendência esperada, com base nas taxas de crescimento expressas pelas raízes latentes da matriz de transição o que demonstra estar compatível com o perfil da estrutura diamétrica observada em 2000.

  8. Predição da estrutura diamétrica de espécies comerciais de terra firme da amazônia por meio de matriz de transição.

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    Ulisses Silva da Cunha

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa se originou de uma base de dados de dois inventários a 100% realizados em 1984 e 2000 sobre uma mesma área de 576 ha de floresta tropical primária, localizada na Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Belterra, Pará. A pesquisa objetivou avaliar a evolução da estrutura diamétrica de seis espécies comerciais de terra firme da Amazônia no período 1984-2000 e projetá-la para 2016, utilizando-se de matriz de transição. Nos dois inventários, as CAP foram medidas com fita métrica, sendo que em 1984, as alturas comerciais foram medidas com o hipsômetro de Weiss e, em 2000, estimadas com o uso de varas; o DAP mínimo em 1984 foi de 55 cm para todas as espécies e, em 2000, foi adotado o DAP mínimo de 35 cm. A construção da matriz de transição foi precedida de análise exploratória de dados (AED, em que se utilizou o box plot (caixa-de-bigodes na detecção de outliers (observações discrepantes e o gráfico stem-and-leaf (tronco-e-folhas para filtrar as observações extremas. A análise da estrutura diamétrica mostrou que a evolução do DAP, observada no período 1984-2000, apresentou comportamento diferenciado por espécie, embora mantendo a forma básica da distribuição típica de cada espécie, enquanto a projeção da estrutura diamétrica para 2016, usando matriz de transição, manteve-se com a tendência esperada, com base nas taxas de crescimento expressas pelas raízes latentes da matriz de transição o que demonstra estar compatível com o perfil da estrutura diamétrica observada em 2000.

  9. Adaptabilidade e estabilidade de genótipos de tomateiro sob cultivo em solos de terra firme e várzea da amazônia infestados por Ralstonia solanacearum Adaptability and stability of tomato genotypes under cultivated in amazon upland and floodplain soils infested by Ralstonia solanacearum

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    Maria Albanira Araújo Pena

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A resistência genética à bactéria Ralstonia solanacearum, o patógeno da doença "murcha bacteriana", é uma condição necessária para o cultivo do tomateiro nos solos naturalmente infestados pelo patógeno nos ambientes de terra firme e várzea da região amazônica. Neste trabalho avaliou-se a adaptabilidade e estabilidade quanto à resistência genética ao patógeno e à produtividade de progênies de gerações avançadas (F13 e F14 do cruzamento HT -16, que deu origem à variedade resistente Yoshimatsu, quando cultivadas em solos de terra firme e várzea infestados por R. solanacearum. Foram realizados ensaios em quatro ambientes, dois em terra firme e dois na várzea, em solos naturalmente infestados pelo patógeno e com oito genótipos de tomateiro: Santa Cruz Kada, utilizada como padrão de suscetibilidade ao patógeno; Caraíba, como padrão de resistência; C-38; Yoshimatsu 4-11 e mais quatro progênies F13 e F14 do cruzamento HT-16. Os caracteres utilizados para avaliação da resistência e produtividade foram: Taxa de Infecção (QR, para doenças monocíclicas, segundo PLANK (1963; Índice de Sanidade (IS, segundo NODA (1981; Produção Total de Frutos (PTF e Número Total de Frutos (NTF. As estimativas dos parâmetros de adaptabilidade e estabilidade fenotípica, obtidas pelo método proposto por EBERHART e RUSSEL (1966, expressos em níveis de resistência genética à bactéria R. solanacearum e rendimento em frutos, revelaram que as progênies avançadas são adaptadas ao cultivo em ambientes de terra firme e várzea infestadas pelo patógeno e evidenciaram superioriodade quando comparadas com a cultivar Yoshimatsu 4-11, obtida na geração F7.The genetic resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum, the agent of "bacterial wilt" disease, is a condition for tomato cultivation in soils naturally infested by the pathogen in the Amazon upland and floodplain environments. In this work the adaptability and stability of the genetic

  10. Notícia de romances, folhetos e folhas volantes na terra de Miranda

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    António Bárbolo Alves

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    Full Text Available Au Portugal la « littérature de colportage » est appelée « literatura de cordel », « folhas volantes » ou « folhetos ». Dans la région Terra de Miranda, à l'extrême nord-est du Portugal, ces livres populaires ont circulé jusqu'à la moitié du XX siècle mais, malheureusement, ils ont presque totalement disparu. Dans cet article, guidés par la mémoire et le savoir d'une conteuse, on essaiera de retrouver quelques traces de ces « folhetos » : leurs caractéristiques techniques et poétiques, les sujets les plus importants et la langue (étant donné que dans cette région on parle aussi le mirandais.

  11. Utopia, Terra de Felicidade

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    Machado, Joaquim

    2012-01-01

    Faz-se aqui uma leitura da Utopia de S. Tomás Moro, procurando desvelar o alcance simbólico do seu sentido. Ressaltam-se particularmente, na ilha da Eutopia, os seus símbolos de terra de felicidade, de retorno às origens paradisíacas da humanidade, de uma terra moldada pelo Céu e de pousada feliz.

  12. Caracterização química e mineralogia de solos antrópicos (terras pretas de índio na amazônia central

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    Francisco Weliton Rocha Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Na Amazônia brasileira é comum a ocorrência de sítios arqueológicos. Frequentemente, observa-se que as ações humanas nesses sítios promoveram modificações significativas em muitas das características físicas, morfológicas e químicas dos solos desses ambientes, tornando-os muito diferentes dos solos adjacentes, especialmente nas áreas de terra firme da região. Embora muitos estudos tenham sido conduzidos visando compreender a magnitude dessas modificações e seus reflexos na gênese dos solos influenciados, muitas questões precisam ser mais bem compreendidas, sobretudo as relacionadas com a mineralogia desses solos. Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as características químicas, a composição mineralógica das frações argila e areia e o grau de pedogênese de cinco perfis de solos com horizonte A antrópico (Au, em ambientes de terra firme e várzea, localizados na Bacia Sedimentar do Amazonas, entre Coari e Manaus-AM. Amostras de solos foram coletadas, preparadas e submetidas às análises químicas de rotina e caracterizadas quanto aos teores de carbono oxidável e aos teores de Si, Fe, Al e P; adicionalmente, efetuou-se a identificação dos minerais presentes nas frações argila e areia, por meio de difratometria de raios X. Os resultados mostraram que as modificações promovidas pela atividade humana levaram à melhoria da fertilidade do solo, resultando em solos com acidez moderada, elevados teores de Ca2+ e de P disponíveis e baixos teores de Al3+ trocável. Esses resultados também revelaram teores muito elevados de P-total nos horizontes antrópicos, variando entre 1.630 e 8.840 mg kg-1 de P2O5. A mineralogia da fração argila dos solos antrópicos de terra firme revelou dominância de caulinita, além da ocorrência de gibbsita, de goethita e de óxidos de titânio (anatásio. O perfil de várzea, além de caulinita e goethita, apresentou também minerais do tipo 2:1 na fração argila. A mineralogia da

  13. Avaliação da sustentabilidade da estrutura de um Cambissolo sob diferentes sistemas de uso da terra na Amazônia Ocidental

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    O uso adequado da terra é importante na preservação dos recursos naturais e na busca de uma agricultura sustentável. Entretanto, o seu uso inadequado promove degradação do solo alterando suas propriedades físicas, químicas e biológicas. Para que o manejo do solo ocorra de uma forma sustentável é importante diagnosticar através de métodos eficientes quais impactos que estes manejos podem provocar na estrutura dos solos do ponto de vista de física do solo. Assim, este estudo teve como objetivos...

  14. Arte e política no cinema de Glauber Rocha: uma análise do filme Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

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    Full Text Available This article discusses the relationship between art and politics in the kinematics of Glauber Rocha focusing on the work ―Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol‖ Creator of the Cinema Novo in Brazil, Glauber proposes a system that portrays the reality through national a quasi-socialist realism. Hunger, poverty and religion become constant in the works of the moviemaker, in addition to showing a Brazilian culture strongly marked by African customs. Emerged in the late '50s, early '60s, his Cinema Novo was characterized by the search for a language and a truly Brazilian cinematic technique, which should depict all our limitations and our entire underdevelopment, thus seeking to overcome them, trying to approximate the cinematic art of the public. His movie Deus e o Diabo na terra do Sol for instance, highlights this prospect of a purely national cinema.

  15. Aplicação de índice comparativo na avaliação do risco de degradação das terras

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    Full Text Available A determinação do risco de degradação das terras em uma microbacia hidrográfica constitui importante subsídio para o planejamento agrícola e ambiental. A tendência atual é que as informações necessárias para a avaliação das terras sejam compatíveis com técnicas de geoprocessamento e tratadas de forma menos subjetiva. Todavia, critérios ou parâmetros que avaliem quantitativamente o risco de degradação das terras e que sejam compatíveis com a escala de microbacia hidrográfica e aplicáveis por meio de Sistemas de Informação Geográfica (SIGs ainda precisam ser mais bem definidos. O objetivo deste trabalho, realizado no segundo semestre de 1996, foi elaborar um método de avaliação comparativa do risco de degradação das terras na bacia hidrográfica dos Marins (Piracicaba, SP, sob diferentes cenários de uso, utilizando SIG. Os mapas de risco de degradação foram gerados com base em matrizes de decisão para os seguintes cenários de uso: (a sem cobertura vegetal; (b uso atual da terra; (c uso único; (d uso redistribuído; (e uso planejado. Os resultados foram comparados por um índice denominado "Índice Ponderado de Risco de Degradação (IP D". Por meio desse índice foi possível comparar quantitativamente o risco de degradação para os cenários de uso propostos. Os resultados mostraram que a tentativa de alterar apenas a distribuição espacial dos usos da terra não foi suficiente para diminuir o risco de degradação final da área, caracterizando, assim, a superutilização das terras da microbacia. Para diminuir os impactos causados por essa superutilização, faz-se necessária a definição de critérios de restrição de ocupação que conciliem áreas de maior suscetibilidade à erosão com usos que ofereçam maior proteção ao solo, levando à diminuição da área ocupada com culturas anuais e semiperenes.

  16. Terra na terra : uma abordagem do espaço e da matéria como campo de relações

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    2014-01-01

    Nesta dissertação apresento o desenvolvimento da minha pesquisa artística, relatando os caminhos percorridos ao longo de dois grupos de trabalhos, os Desenhos de Campo e os Desdobramentos. Ao longo da pesquisa são assinalados momentos importantes na concepção dos trabalhos, que correspondem às tomadas de consciência que foram surgindo por meio da experiência com o fazer das obras, de forma que o sentido do trabalho é revelado em seu processo de feitura, na busca por uma relação com a matéria ...

  17. Desenvolvimento do açaizeiro de terra firme, cultivar pará, sob atenuação da radiação solar em fase de viveiro Nursery development of non-flooded açai palm (Euterpe Oleraceae, Mart, Pará cultivar Under attenuation of solar radiation

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    Elenice de Cássia Conforto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar, na Região Noroeste do Estado de São Paulo, o desenvolvimento em fase de viveiro do açaizeiro da cultivar de terra firme Pará, foram monitoradas as respostas do crescimento e da taxa fotossintética, quando submetido a tratamentos de atenuação de 16% e 50% da radiação solar global, até a idade de 8 meses. A altura da planta e o diâmetro do caule, assim como a acumulação de matéria seca, não foram influenciados pelos tratamentos (pIn the northwest region of São Paulo State, Brazil was investigated the outcomes of the plant growth and photosynthetic rate of a açai palm cultivar Para (PA, under attenuation of total radiation in 16% and 50% until the age of 8 months. The plant height, the stem diameter and the dry matter accumulation were not influenced by the treatments (p<0.05. However, plants growing under lower attenuation of irradiance started to show significant lower values of leaf area in 5 months; and rate of net photosynthesis and irradiance saturation after 6 months (p<0.05. These results indicated that the seedlings has a potential to adapt in this region, since maintained under attenuation of 50% of irradiance.

  18. Matéria orgânica nos solos do estado de São Paulo, especialmente na terra-roxa Organic matter in São Paulo's soils, especially in the terra-roxa

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    E. S. Freire

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    Full Text Available Em vista da escassez de estêrco e outros adubos orgânicos, na maioria das fazendas do Estado de São Paulo os agricultores são forçados a restringir seu emprêgo. De um estudo preliminar, baseado na literatura disponível, os autores concluiram que os solos do Estado diferem muito quanto à necessidade de adubação orgânica, e que, dentre os bem drenados, o grande tipo de solo denominado terra-roxa-legítima é o que permite fazer maior economia no sentido em aprêço, desde que seja convenientemente protegido contra a erosão e adubado com fertilizantes minerais. Isso porque, mesmo sem adubação orgânica e tal como normalmente se apresentam nas áreas cultivadas, os solos daquela categoria se mantêm com elevado teor de carbono e possuem, em alto grau, várias das propriedades físicas e físico-químicas que são, em parte, conferidas pela matéria orgânica.Owing to the deficiency of farmyard manure and other organic materials, their application must be seriously restricted in most of the São Paulo's farms. The authors showed that the several soil types of the State vary widely in their need for those manures; they showed further that amongst the well drained soils, the "terra-roxa-legítima" is the one which permits the greatest restriction in their application, provided it is adequately protected against erosion and fertilized with mineral fertilizers. The reason is that, even without applications of organic manures and such as it normally presents itself in the cropped areas, the "terra-roxa-legítima" holds a fairly high content of organic matter and possesses in high grade many of the physical and physico-chemical properties which are partly conferred by the organic manures.

  19. O sertão dilacerado: outras histórias de Deus e o Diabo na terra do sol The Brazilian hinterland in Glauber Rocha's cinema

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    Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A busca deste texto será a de compreender como uma das mais importantes narrativas do cinema nacional - Deus e o Diabo na terra do sol, de Glauber Rocha (1963 - construiu o sertão, quais as imagens e as figuras utilizadas, ecomo esse sertão delineia e projeta o Brasil.This article tries to understand how one of the most important narratives of the national cinema - Glauber Rocha's Black God, white devil (1963 - has constructed the sertão (hinterland, which images and figures he has employed, and how that hinterland delineates and projects the country.

  20. Estratificação vertical da fauna de flebótomos (Diptera, Psychodidae numa floresta primária de terra firme da Amazônia Central, Estado do Amazonas, Brasil

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    Dias-Lima Artur

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudos sobre a estratificação vertical da fauna de flebótomos, foram realizados numa floresta primária de terra firme, da Estação Experimental de Silvicultura Tropical-Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, durante os meses de outubro de 1998 a março de 1999. Utilizando-se armadilhas luminosas CDC, colocadas a 1, 10 e 20 metros de altura do solo, foram coletados 2.859 flebótomos, pertencentes a dois gêneros, Lutzomyia (99,93 % e Brumtomyia (0,07%, abrangendo 38 espécies. Dentro do gênero Lutzomyia, os sub-gêneros mais representados foram Nyssomyia, com 43,4%, e Psychodopygus com 22,8%. As espécies Lutzomyia umbratilis, L. anduzei, L. rorotaensis, L. trichopyga e L. olmeca nociva, foram dominantes a 1m de altura, enquanto que L. davisi, L. infraspinosa, L. umbratilis, L. trichopyga e L. anduzei, foram dominantes a 10m. As espécies L. anduzei, L. tuberculata, L. dendrophyla e L. dreisbachi foram mais abundantes a 20m. L. umbratilis, presente nos três níveis de estratificação vertical, é dotada de alta importância epidemiológica como vetora da Leishmania (Viannia guyanensis.

  1. Os Desafios dos Assentados na Órbita das Determinações do PAA e a Luta Pela/Na Terra no Pontal do Paranapanema

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    Sidney Cássio Todescato Leal

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE Introdução: Os apontamentos deste resumo fazem parte da pesquisa “O Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos e a Disputa Territorial em Torno da Luta pela Terra/Na Terra no Pontal do Paranapanema”, financiada pela Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP, sob a orientação do professor Antonio Thomaz Junior. Os recursos e inconstantes destinados a Agricultura Familiar são direcionados comumente por meio de Políticas Públicas que não consideram as diversidades territoriais, e na maioria dos casos impõem aos camponeses/assentados os esquemas protagonizados pelos atravessadores e os ditames do mercado, sem contar que não proporcionam apoio técnico efetivo no manejo e na colheita, inviabilizando e/ou encarecendo a produção. Todavia, o ganho diferencial está no fato de se manter enquanto produtor familiar, por contar com a força de trabalho da família; esse é, pois, o salto qualitativo da estrutura camponesa. Nessas circunstâncias, que também se expressam no Pontal do Paranapanema, é que estamos apreendendo os desafios postos para a implementação e territorialização do Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos (PAA no Pontal do Paranapanema e seus rebatimentos na dinâmica territorial de classe (Thomaz Jr, 2012 considerando-o como um instrumento de política pública do Programa Fome Zero, como também, uma conquista de luta dos movimentos sociais. Estes que no momento, no Pontal do Paranapanema, são um dos principais articuladores dos projetos que envolvem o PAA. O Programa foi instituído em 2003 pelo artigo 19 da Lei nº. 10.696, de 2 de julho de 2003 tem como principal objetivo estimular a agricultura familiar por meio da aquisição de alimentos e sua distribuição em quantidade, qualidade e regularidade necessárias às populações em situação de insegurança alimentar e nutricional por meio de entidades das redes de assistência social. Para

  2. Técnicas de geoprocessamento e sensoriamento remoto aplicadas na identificação de conflitos do uso da terra em Seropédica-RJ

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    Kaio Allan Cruz Gasparini

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou o uso e a cobertura da terra, e comparou os dados obtidos com aqueles das Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APPs, para identificar conflitos do uso da terra no município de Seropédica-RJ. Utilizaram-se duas cenas do satélite CBERS2 e a classificação supervisionada com o método da mínima distância. As APPs foram delimitadas com o auxílio de geotecnologias, baseando-se na legislação ambiental (Lei n.º 12.651/2012 (Brasil, 2012. Utilizou-se no mapeamento das APPs um Modelo Digital de Elevação (1:25.000 e, para a rede de drenagem, cartas planialtimétricas (1:10.000. Identificaram-se 40,02 km² de APPs, o que correspondeu a 15,01% do município. A APP do rio Guandu apresentou maior área (7,23% e lagos urbanos, a menor (0,04%. O município não apresentou APPs de declividade (<40° e de topo de morro (declividade < 25° com altitude < 100. Em relação aos conflitos do uso da terra, o solo exposto correspondeu a 58,1%, pastagem a 21,7%, areia/mineração a 7,8% e área urbana a 3,9%. Os resultados obtidos indicam eficiência dessas geotecnologias na gestão municipal.

  3. Análise espaço-temporal da cobertura vegetal e uso da terra na Interbacia do Rio Paraguai Médio-MT, Brasil

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    Seyla Poliana Miranda Pessoa

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma análise espaço-temporal da cobertura vegetal e do uso da terra na Interbacia do Rio Paraguai Médio-MT, Brasil, pelo geoprocessamento de imagens Landsat TM, dos anos 1991, 2001 e 2011. As imagens foram georreferenciadas, classificadas e processadas no software Spring e as classes temáticas, quantificadas e editadas no software ArcGis. Foram mapeadas sete classes, sendo as mais expressivas a vegetação nativa, a pastagem e a cana-de-açúcar. Os resultados indicaram alterações em todas as classes durante os últimos 20 anos, com a diminuição de 22,89% da vegetação nativa, relacionada com o aumento de 58,42% da pastagem e 490,26% de monocultura de cana-de-açúcar. Foi verificado o conflito de uso da terra, principalmente em áreas de mata ciliar, fato que pode influenciar negativamente na conservação da interbacia e, consequentemente, do pantanal mato-grossense.

  4. Teores de silício no solo e na planta de arroz de terras altas com diferentes doses de adubação silicatada e nitrogenada

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    Mauad,M.; Grassi Filho,H.; Crusciol,C. A. C.; Corrêa,J. C.

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    O Si não é elemento essencial para o crescimento e desenvolvimento das plantas, porém sua absorção pode trazer inúmeros benefícios para culturas acumuladoras de Si, como o arroz. Entretanto, considerando o avançado grau de intemperização em que se encontram os solos tropicais, os teores de Si disponível nestes solos são baixos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, na cultura do arroz de terras altas sob condições de túnel plástico, o efeito de doses de Si e de N na produção de matéria seca,...

  5. EFEITO DA SILVICULTURA PÓS-COLHEITA NA POPULAÇÃO DE Lecythis lurida (Miers Mori EM UMA FLORESTA DE TERRA FIRME NA AMAZÔNIA BRASILEIRA

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    Marisol Taffarel

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    Full Text Available The growth rate of trees dbh > 35cm of a Lecythis lurida (Miers Mori (jarana population was evaluated in a 700ha area of natural forest after logging and applying silvicultural treatments in the municipality of Paragominas, in Pará state. Seven treatments were established: in three of them climbers were cut and competitor trees were girdled after logging; in two of them only climber cutting was performed; in oneof them the forest was logged; and one of them remained with no silvicultural intervention. The yearly diameter increment of the species was calculated from 2005 to 2009, considering also the crown shape of trees and the intensity of light on tree crown. Growth rate of Lecythis lurida was higher in T3 (only climber cutting’differing statistically from the T7 (unlogged forest. In the treatments T1, T2 and T3 where climber were cut and competitors-trees were girdled, diameter increment of the species was similar to the forest that was logged but not treated, although the trees with good shape and complete crowns receiving full light had high increment in those treatments. Therefore, one can infer that five years were not enough to conclude on the effects of the silvicultural treatments over the species growth rate.

  6. Mundo velho sem porteira: viagens de Garrett e Verissimo na terra portuguesa = Old world without gates: Garrett and Verissimo’s travels in portuguese land

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    Schöninger, Carla Luciane Klôs

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo aproxima dois textos que articulam relações com a temática de viagem nas terras portuguesas: a obra literária de Almeida Garrett, Viagens na minha terra, e o fragmento do livro Solo de clarineta II: memórias- “Mundo velho sem porteira!” de Erico Verissimo. Por apresentarem hibridismo de gêneros, ambos os textos apresentam em suas constituições várias possibilidades de investigação. Propõe-se um estudo analítico dos aspectos políticos, geográficos, históricos, antropológicos e literários que se encontram relacionadas às produções dos autores. Este enfoque analítico considera a diferenciação elementar dos usos da memória, na consideração da rememoração como artifício para a produção literária e da memória como reconstituição. Por transitar em discurso predominantemente ficcional, Garrett, em vários momentos, comunica indiretamente ao leitor, através dos personagens, tanto suas emoções quanto a situação de Portugal. Já Erico Verissimo realiza uma reconstrução psíquica de seu passado, transmitindo de maneira direta ao leitor seu ponto de vista sobre os lugares, pessoas e sentimentos, num processo de evocação do real. Assim, o memorialista brasileiro e o romancista português tratam de maneira subjetiva as diferentes percepções dos elementos antropológicos, geográficos, literários, históricos e políticos contemplados em seus mundos narrativos

  7. Pseudoescorpiões (Arachnida da vegetação de sub-bosque da floresta primária tropical de terra firme (Coari, Amazonas, Brasil Pseudoscorpions (Aracnida in the undergrowth vegetetion in dryland forest in Coari, Amazonas, Brazil

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    Nair Otaviano Aguiar

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi encontrada uma riqueza de 15 espécies de pseudoscorpiões, de 12 gêneros e 5 famílias (Chthoniidae, Geogarypidae, Olpiidae, Atemnidae e Chernetidae, habitando diferentes plantas da vegetação do sub-bosque, em floresta primária de terra firme, no alto rio Urucu, Coari, Amazonas, no período de 1991 a 1996. As plantas foram examinadas pelo método de "bateção". Apolpium aff. vastum foi à espécie mais freqüente e abundante sobre as plantas. Dentre os tipos de plantas avaliados, as maiores diversidades de espécies de pseudoscorpiões foram registradas nas pequenas palmeiras, tanto com fronde junto ao chão, como elevada acima do chão. A análise da composição das espécies que ocorreram sobre os diferentes tipos de plantas avaliadas foi realizada pelo "modo-Q", tendo como base a matriz de coeficientes de similaridade de "Jaccard", o que demonstrou maior similaridade entre a fauna das palmeiras e outras plantas que acumulam detritos acima do chão, entre as bromélias e entre aráceas de chão e outras plantas que acumulam detritos junto ao chão.A richness of 15 pseudoscorpion species, 12 genera belonging to 5 families (Chthoniidae, Geogarypidae, Olpiidae, Atemnidae and Chernetidae were found in the undergrowth vegetation of the dryland forest, at the upper Urucu river, Coari, Amazonas, from 1991 to 1996, and was collected by the "beating tray" method. Apolpium aff. vastum was the most frequent and abundant species in the undergrowth forest vegetation. Among the various types of plants examined, the majority of the pseudoscorpions occurred in small palms (in the ground-trenched palms as much as the erect stemmed palms. To appraise the specie's composition of these arachnids found in the different kinds of plants, the Q-mode analysis was used based on Jaccard's similarity coefficients. The coefficients that showed the greatest similarity were between the fauna of the palms and other plants that accumulate litter on top of the

  8. Comportamento agronômico de cultivares de arroz de terras altas na Região Sul do Estado do Tocantins

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    Leila Paula Tonello

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A avaliação comportamental de cultivares adaptados às variações edafoclimáticas é essencial para a recomendação de material genético ao produtor, visando maior rentabilidade e, principalmente, almejando o crescimento regional. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o comportamento agronômico de cultivares de arroz de terras altas em diferentes safras sob solo de vegetação de Cerrado do sul do Estado do Tocantins. Os experimentos foram conduzidos nos anos agrícolas de 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012 e 2012/2013 com as cultivares BRS-Bonança, BRS-Primavera e BRSMG-Conai. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos casualisados com quatro repetições, num esquema fatorial 3 x 5, constituído por três genótipos e cinco anos. As características avaliadas foram número de dias para florescimento, altura da planta, massa de cem grãos e produtividade de grãos. As maiores produtividades de grãos de arroz de terras altas foram alcançadas na safra 2012/13, que apresentou maior volume e melhor distribuição da precipitação pluvial; O tempo de florescimento foi menor e maior para as cultivares BRSMG-Conai e BRS-Bonança respectivamente; A cultivar BRS-Primavera apresentou as maiores produtividades de grãos nos diferentes anos sob solo de vegetação de Cerrado no sul do Estado do Tocantins.

  9. Changes in population and land use over time in the Ecuadorian Amazon Mudanças populacionais e de uso da terra na Amazônia Ecuatoriana

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    Richard E. Bilsborrow

    2004-12-01

    e maior cidade da Amazônia Equatoriana, empresas petrolíferas iniciaram a abertura de estradas e construção de oleodutos visando a extração, transporte através dos Andes e exportação de petróleo. A exploração petrolífera na Amazônia Equatoriana tem respondido, nos últimos trinta anos, por cerca da metade dos rendimentos com exportação e na arrecadação governamental. As estradas abertas na Amazônia facilitaram a imigração maciça e espontânea de famílias dos Andes equatorianos, uma região tradicionalmente caracterizada pela presença de minifúndios e pobreza rural. Este artigo discute a metodologia de coleta de dados e sumariza os principais resultados de pesquisas sobre esses imigrantes na Amazônia Equatoriana, especificamente em termos de mudanças nas características populacionais, uso e propriedade da terra, tecnologia, trabalho e padrão de vida, assim como relações entre características populacionais e uso da terra ao longo dos anos 90. O elevado crescimento populacional devido ao crescimento natural (alta fecundidade e contínua imigração tem engendrado a subdivisão e fragmentação de lotes rurais desde 1990, em contraste ao processo de concentração de terra em diversas partes da Amazônia brasileira.

  10. A terra e seus vários sentidos: por uma sociologia e etnologia dos moradores de fazenda na África do Sul contemporânea

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    Marcelo C. Rosa

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este texto é resultado de pesquisas realizadas com o Landless People's Movement, na África do Sul, e tem como tema a relação histórica estabelecida entre os trabalhadores rurais moradores de fazendas de brancos (denominados farm dwellers, em inglês, ou abahlali basimapulazini, em Zulu e as terras em que vivem. A partir de dados bibliográficos, fontes documentais e pesquisa de campo, defendemos a hipótese de que essas pessoas compõem uma categoria fluida, do ponto de vista das políticas de restituição, de reforma e de direito à terra. Tratar-se-ia de uma categoria em que estariam entremeadas as consequências do apartheid, as transformações na agricultura, as religiões e as leis costumeiras. Trama e fluidez que constituem um problema para antropólogos e sociólogos que se aventuram a lidar com a questão, assim como para os próprios movimentos e ONGs que a representam. Tanto do ângulo das políticas, como dos textos de ciências sociais, esses trabalhadores encarnariam os dilemas de não serem vistos nem como suficientemente modernos, tampouco como tradicionais a ponto de garantirem status teórico no escaninho dos estudos sobre o campesinato e trabalhadores rurais ou no da Etnologia africana clássicaThis paper presents the results of a composition of literature review and field research on the Landless People's Movement struggles in South Africa aiming to explore the historical relation between the farm dwellers and the land they live's claim. Drawing from fieldwork notes, archives and literature debates, I state that the fluidity of this category, that embraces consequences of the apartheid, transformations in the agricultural sector, religion and customary laws affects their relations with the State, social movements and NGOs. This complexity also becomes problematic due to the fact that they cannot be easily described by the traditional sociological narratives designed for farm workers, peasants and neither with the one

  11. Pedogeoquímica em perfis de alteração na região de Lavras (MG. II - elementos menores e elementos das terras raras

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    M. P. C. Lacerda

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Na região de Lavras, MG, analisou-se o comportamento geoquímico dos elementos menores (EM e elementos das terras raras (ETR ao longo da evolução pedogenética em perfis de solos com horizonteB textural, individualizados a partir de rochas de composição ácida, intermediária e básica do substrato. Nos perfis, realizaram-se análises químicas de EM e ETR, avaliando perdas e ganhos pelo balanço químico de massa. O estudo possibilitou o grupamento dos EM em duas classes: (amobilidade moderada a alta: perda da rocha fresca até o sólum; (bmobilidade moderada: enriquecimento relativo e eventualmente real no sólum. O comportamento dos ETR revelou grande mobilidade ao longo da evolução dos perfis de alteração.

  12. Ciclo de corte econômico ótimo em floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme sob manelo florestal sustentável, Amazônia Oriental Optimum economic cutting cycle in a terra firme dense ombrophylous forest under sustained management, Eastern Amazon

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    Deoclides Ricardo de Souza

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo estimar o ciclo de corte e o estoque de colheita ótimo, no qual a taxa anual do crescimento da floresta se iguala à taxa anual de juros oferecida pelo mercado de capital. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, empresa Nova Era Agroflorestal, município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará, Brasil. A unidade de manejo florestal foi estratificada em classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos, empregando-se análises de agrupamento e discriminante. Em cada classe de estoque foram instaladas aleatoriamente cinco parcelas de 100 x 100 m (1,0 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com dap > 15 cm. No centro de cada parcela foi instalada uma subparcela de 10 x 100 m (0,1 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com 5 cm The objective of the present study was to estimate the optimum cutting cycle and harvest stock, where forest annual growing rate equals the annual interest rate offered by the financial market. The research was carried out at the Forest Management Unit (FMU in Tracajás Farm (02º35'53" S and 47º47'10"W, owned by Nova Era Agroflorestal, in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil. The forest was stratified in three homogeneous areas denominated classes of volumetric stock I, II and III, through multivariate analysis (cluster and discriminant analysis. In each of the stock classes, five 100 x 100 m plots (1 ha were randomly set up to measure individuals with dbh > 15cm. In the center of each 100 x 100 m plot, a 10 x 100 m subplot (0,1 ha was installed to measure individuals with 5cm < dbh < 15 cm. In stock class I, the optimum economic cycles were 13, 12, and 8 years; in stock class II, 18, 12 and 12 years; in stock class III, 22, 12 and 14 years, considering an average annual increment of 3,0 m³/ha/year. Higher remuneration rates for the invested capital were verified for the shorter cutting cycles, regardless of the commercial harvest. Higher annual volume

  13. Projeção da dinâmica da floresta natural de Terra-firme, região de Manaus-AM, com o uso da cadeia de transição probabilística de Markov Dynamics of the Terra-firme primary forest in Manaus-AM region using the Markov probabilistic transition matrix

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    Liliane Martins Teixeira

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Os fatores que envolvem os processos da dinâmica da floresta influenciam a sua biodiversidade e, portanto, a qualidade da floresta. A definição de estratégias que envolve a proteção e o uso adequado da floresta manejada e a recuperação de áreas já degradadas tornam-se possível com o estudo da estrutura e dinâmica da floresta primária por meio de informações como a mortalidade, o recrutamento e a permanência das árvores no sistema florestal. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a dinâmica de uma floresta não perturbada e fazer projeções da dinâmica florestal usando a matriz de transição probabilística (Cadeia de Markov. As taxas de recrutamento, mortalidade e incremento foram determinadas a partir de inventários florestais realizados em dois transectos, nos sentidos Norte-Sul e Leste-Oeste (20 x 2500 m cada, totalizando 10 ha, localizados no km 50 da BR 174, na estrada vicinal ZF-2, Manaus/AM, nos anos de 2000 e 2004. A floresta acumulou 8,34 t.ha-1.ano-1 de biomassa fresca acima do solo. De acordo com projeção para 2008, o número total de árvores diminuirá em 2,67% (de 5987 indivíduos (2004 para 5827 (2008 e a mortalidade será 15% maior (de 264 (2004 para 311 (2008. O teste Qui-quadrado mostrou que não há diferença significativa (1% de probabilidade entre as informações coletadas e projetadas. Esses resultados permitem concluir que a Cadeia de Markov é um eficiente instrumento para projetar a dinâmica da floresta natural, contribuindo para o planejamento em curto prazo das atividades que utilizam os recursos florestais.To combine protection and utilization of forest resources in the tropics, the understanding of forest dynamics is essential. It is also important in the definition of strategies for rehabilitation of degraded areas. In Forestry, forest dynamics could be translated as the understanding of recruitment, mortality and biomass increment rates over time. For this study, these rates were

  14. Etnoecologia da pesca na Reserva Extrativista Riozinho do Anfrísio - Terra do Meio, Amazônia, Brasil

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    Barros, Flávio Bezerra

    2012-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta alguns aspectos etnoecológicos da atividade pesqueira na Reserva Extrativista Riozinho do Anfrísio, área protegida (AP) localizada no município de Altamira, Pará. Esta AP foi criada em 2004 através de uma iniciativa conjunta dos ribeirinhos e movimentos sociais da região da Transamazônica e Xingu. Dentre as diversas atividades produtivas desenvolvidas pelos ribeirinhos, a pesca é uma das mais importantes. Através de métodos atinentes ao campo da etnoecologia, foram estud...

  15. A terra ama e a borda estrangeira: uma arqueologia da tradução na França

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    Antoine Berman

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Tradução, para o português, do artigo de Antoine Berman "La terre nourrice et le bord étranger", publicado na revista Communications, 43, 1986. Le croisement des cultures. pp. 205-224. Este texto é uma versão modificada de um seminário sobre a língua materna, a tradução e as línguas estrangeiras, que foi ministrado em maio de 1984 por Berman no Collège international de philosophie (Paris.

  16. Arabia Terra

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    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] This image shows deposits in a crater located in Arabia Terra. Arabia is generally dust covered and dark streaks or dust avalanches are present in the crater walls. The dominant geologic process acting in this crater interior is wind erosion. The central crater deposits are eroded to form yardangs, or linear wind-sculpted hills that resemble an inverted boat hull. Deflation and abrasion are capable of eroding rock structures that are aligned parallel to wind direction. In the lower right hand side of the crater, a dark deposit has formed barchan dunes. These crescent shaped dunes have 'horns' that point downwind indicating general northwest to southeast wind direction. These dark sands probably played a role in the erosion and formation of the yardangs.Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

  17. Aplicação de reguladores vegetais na cultura de arroz de terras altas = Effect of vegetal regulators on sprinkler-irrigated highland rice

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    Rita de Cássia Félix Alvarez

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar o regulador vegetal e dose mais adequada visando à redução da altura da planta e acamamento e a interferência destes nos componentes da produção e produtividade de grãos de arroz de terras altas irrigado por aspersão. Os tratamentos foram constituídos de três reguladores vegetais e quatro doses. Ocloreto de mepiquat (PIX e o etil-trinexapac (Moddus foram aplicados nas doses 0, 2000, 4000 e 8000 mg L-1 e o paclobutrazol (Paclobutrazol ou Cultar foi aplicado nas doses 0, 1000, 2000 e 4000 mg L-1, do produto comercial. Os reguladores vegetais foram aplicadosno estádio de perfilhamento, utilizando o cultivar Primavera. Constatou-se que a aplicação do etil-trinexapac reduziu a altura da planta e influenciou negativamente os componentes da produção e produtividade de grãos. Não foi identificada uma dose “ideal” que reduzisse a altura da planta e proporcionasse aumento na produtividade de grãos.The present work aims to identify the vegetal regulators and optimum dose to reduce plant height and layering and their influence on production and productivity components in sprinkler-irrigated highland rice grains. Treatments consisted of three vegetal regulators and four doses. Mepiquat chloride (Pix and ethyl-trinexapac (Moddus were applied at doses of 0, 2000, 4000 and 8000 mg L-1, while paclobutrazol (Paclobutrazol was applied at 0, 1000,2000 and 4000 mg L-1, commercial product. The vegetal regulators were applied during the profiling state, utilizing Primavera cultivar. Results showed that ethyl-trinexapac reduced the plant height and influenced negatively grain production and productivity components.No optimum dose was identified to reduce plant height and increase grain productivity.

  18. Conteúdo dos criadouros larvais e comportamento de adultos de Toxorhynchites (Lynchiella haemorrhoidalis haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius (Diptera, Culicidae numa floresta de terra-firme da Amazônia central Larval breeding site contents and adult behavior of toxorhynchites (Lynchiella haemorrhoidalis haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius (Diptera, Culicidae in an upland forest of the central amazon

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    Rosa Sá Gomes Hutchings

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    Full Text Available The natural breeding sites of Toxorhynchites (Lynchiella haemorrhoidalis haemorihoidalis (Fabricius, 1794, in two study areas, were sampled monthly, during a period of one year, in an upland "terra-firme" forest of the Central Amazon. These natural breeding sites, consisting of water filled palm bracts on the ground, contained invertobrates and vertebrates along with palm inflorescences, leaves and twigs. The inhabitants of the non-submersed area of the bracts include Diplopoda, Acarina, Araneae, Pseudoscorpiones, Isopoda, Blattodea, Coleoptera (Carabidae, Curculionidae, Scolytidae, Staphilinidae. Collembola, Dermaptera, Diptera (Cecidomyidae, Drosophilidae, Mycetophilidae, Tipulidae, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera and Trichoptera. The submersed areas of the bracts were inhabited by Oligochaeta, Coleoptera (Dysticidae, Helodidae, Histeridae, Hydrophilidae, Limnebiidae, Diptera (Ceratopogonidae, Chirononiidae, Culicidae, Psychodidae, Stratiomyidae, Syrphidae. Odonata, along with immature Dendrobatidae e Hylidae. The ovipositing, resting and feeding behaviors of T. h. haemorrhoidalis adults are described.

  19. Os direitos da mulher à terra e os movimentos sociais rurais na reforma agrária brasileira Women's land rights and rural social movements in the Brazilian agrarian reform

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    Carmen Diana Deere

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo examina a evolução da reivindicação dos direitos da mulher à terra na reforma agrária brasileira sob o prisma dos três principais movimentos sociais rurais: o Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST, os sindicatos rurais e o movimento autônomo de mulheres rurais. O mérito maior por levantar a questão dos direitos da mulher à terra é das mulheres dentro dos sindicatos rurais. Os direitos formais das mulheres à terra foram conseguidos na reforma constitucional de 1988, e em grande medida isso foi um subproduto do esforço para acabar com a discriminação contra as mulheres em todos as suas dimensões. A conquista das igualdades formais, contudo, não levou a um aumento na parcela de mulheres beneficiárias da reforma, a qual permaneceu baixa até a metade da década de 1990. Isso aconteceu principalmente porque garantir na prática os direitos da mulher à terra não estava entre as prioridades dos movimentos sociais rurais. Além disso, o principal movimento social a determinar o passo da reforma agrária, o (MST, considerava classe e gênero questões incompatíveis. Próximo ao final da década de 1990, entretanto, havia uma consciência crescente de que deixar de reconhecer os direitos da mulher à terra era prejudicial ao desenvolvimento e à consolidação dos assentamentos da reforma agrária e, portanto, para o movimento. O crescente consenso, entre todos os movimentos sociais rurais, sobre a importância em assegurar o direito da mulher à terra, junto com um lobby efetivo, encorajou o Estado em 2001 a adotar mecanismos específicos para a inclusão de mulheres na reforma agrária.This article examines the evolution of the demand for women's land rights in the Brazilian agrarian reform through the prism of the three main rural social movements: the landless movement, the rural unions and the autonomous rural women's movement. Most of the credit for raising the issue of women's land rights rests with

  20. Simulação de cenário prospectivo de mudanças no uso e cobertura da terra na sub-bacia do rio Capivara, Botucatu - SP, por meio de Modelagem Espacial Dinâmica

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    Rodrigo José Pisani

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    Full Text Available Existem várias abordagens metodológicas com o intuito de modelar as mudanças do uso e cobertura da terra de determinada região, dentre as quais se destacam aquelas que relacionam essas mudanças a diversas variáveis da paisagem de maneira integrada. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo elaborar uma modelagem espacial dinâmica para o monitoramento e predição das mudanças de uso e cobertura da terra na sub-bacia do rio Capivara, município de Botucatu - SP, Brasil, utilizando imagens de satélite (Landsat 5 TM, cartas topográficas, os programas ENVI 4.7, ArcGIS 10, Spring 5.1 e a plataforma do Dinamica EGO. Primeiramente foram elaborados os mapas de uso e cobertura da terra para os anos de 1988, 1997 e 2007. Posteriormente, o modelo do Dinamica EGO foi calibrado por meio do método de Pesos de Evidência a partir da análise e comparação dos mapas reais e simulados, e validado pelo método de decaimento exponencial a partir do índice de similaridade fuzzy. Com isso foi simulado um cenário de uso e cobertura da terra da área estudada para o ano de 2017. Os resultados mostraram, a partir dos métodos usados, por exemplo, regiões de decréscimo nas áreas de pastagem, que deram lugar à classe silvicultura até 2007, a qual tende a ultrapassar em área a classe de mata nativa no cenário de 2017. Conclui-se que o modelo Dinamica EGO pode auxiliar fortemente no monitoramento das mudanças do uso e cobertura da terra no contexto da sub-bacia. Além disso, a metodologia proposta pode ser utilizada para a construção de cenários probabilísticos e, com isso, predizer diagnósticos e estratégias no planejamento do uso da terra.

  1. Disruptive firms

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    Coccia, Mario

    2017-01-01

    This study proposes the concept of disruptive firms: they are firms with market leadership that deliberate introduce new and improved generations of durable goods that destroy, directly or indirectly, similar products present in markets in order to support their competitive advantage and/or market leadership. These disruptive firms support technological and industrial change and induce consumers to buy new products to adapt to new socioeconomic environment. In particular, disruptive firms gen...

  2. Firm productivity

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    la Cour, Lisbeth; Ionascu, Delia

    2007-01-01

    It has been argued that the effect of competition on a company’s incentive to innovate and to reduce managerial slack depends on the initial level of efficiency. For example, while firms close to the technology frontier invest more in innovation if competition increases, backward firms reduce innovation. On a panel data of Czech companies, for the years 1993-2005, we empirically assess the impact of increased competition on firm productivity and the importance of the initial firm efficiency l...

  3. Brazilian Firms

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    Vicente Lima Crisóstomo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This work makes an analysis of the determinants of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR of Brazilian firms, as proxied by firm membership of the ISE Index of BM&FBOVESPA. Besides other proposed determinants of CSR present in the literature (firm size, profitability, growth opportunities, the work examines ownership concentration and the persistence on CSR status. Logit regression estimates have been run for a sample of 1649 firm-year observations in the period 2006-2011. The findings show that CSR of Brazilian firms is inversely correlated to its ownership concentration indicating that controlling voting shareholders may not see social concerns as a priority. Besides, firms tend to maintain their present CSR status. The results also indicate that leading CSR firms are larger, face more growth opportunities, and are persistent in their superior CSR situation.

  4. Dinâmica do uso e ocupação da terra na microbacia do Ribeirão São Bartolomeu - Viçosa, MG

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    Tássia Alves Costa

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo principal mapear as classes de uso e ocupação da terra nos anos de 1963, 1987 e 2007, na microbacia do ribeirão São Bartolomeu, situada no município de Viçosa, Minas Gerais. Para cobrir toda a área de estudo foram necessárias 8 fotografias aéreas de 1963, 4 ortofotocartas de 1987 e 2 imagens IKONOS II de 2007, sendo que as mesmas foram unidas para formar seus respectivos mosaicos. Em seguida, utilizando-se das ferramentas de geoprocessamento, foram mapeadas as áreas de 9 classes de uso da terra em cada um dos anos citados, a saber: Agricultura, Área Urbana, Benfeitoria, Cafezal, Floresta Nativa, Floresta Plantada, Lagos, Pastagem e Vias de Acesso, mediante interpretação visual em tela. Como principais resultados, citam-se: a classe predominante na área de estudo foi a de Pastagem, que ao longo do tempo, se manteve no patamar de 50%; as classes de Cafezal, Agricultura e Área Urbana experimentaram grandes expansões do ano de 1963 para os anos de 1987 e 2007; a classe de Floresta Nativa sofreu pequenas alterações entre as datas avaliadas,tendo permanecido próximo de 30% da área de ocupação. O presente trabalho permitiu avaliar, de forma eficiente, a dinâmica de mudanças das classes de uso e cobertura da terra ao longo de 44 anos, as quais constituem-se em importantes ferramentas de planejamento à tomada de decisão.

  5. As relações entre a concepção de natureza de F. Engels e a hipótese A. I. Oparin sobre o problema da origem da vida na terra

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    Negretti, Carlos

    2006-01-01

    O bioquímico russo Alexandre Ivanovicth Oparin publica, em 1924, na antiga União Soviética, um artigo contendo sua hipótese acerca de um ponto considerado nevrálgico da história da biologia: o problema da origem da vida na Terra. Oparin propõe sua hipótese sobre a origem da vida relacionando o evolucionismo biológico, principalmente a teoria da seleção natural de Charles Darwin, com o materialismo dialético de Karl Marx e Friedrich Engels. Há divergências quanto à natureza de tal relação, con...

  6. Avaliação de estercos na produção do açafrão-da-terra (Curcuma longa L.) no Cerrado

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    Muniz, Edgard Alves

    2011-01-01

    No Brasil, o Açafrão-da-terra ainda tem pequena expressão econômica. Mara Rosa-GO é o município que apresenta o maior plantio comercial, com cerca de 150 hectares e produtividade média de 12 tha-1 de rizomas, produção que se destina em quase sua totalidade às indústrias nacionais de corantes e alimentos. Os estercos são resíduos muitas vezes fartamente disponíveis em muitas propriedades dedicada à exploração pecuária, e que poderiam incrementar a produção do Açafrão-da-terra podendo ser adqui...

  7. A Corrida por Terras

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    Paula Simas de Andrade

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available PEARCE, Fred. The Land Grabbers - The New Fight over Who Owns the World. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012. 326 p. [Uso da terra rural, Propriedade real terras estrangeiras, propriedade Rural, investimento estrangeiro]. ISBN 978-0-8070-0324-4.

  8. Dependência espacial da eficiência do uso da terra em assentamento rural na Amazônia Spatial dependence of land use efficiency in an Amazon rural settlement

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    Eliane Gonçalves Gomes

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Mudanças no uso e manejo da terra podem ser responsáveis por incrementos na produtividade agrícola. Neste artigo propõe-se o uso de modelos de Análise de Envoltória de Dados (DEA para avaliar a distribuição espacial da eficiência de agricultores familiares na forma do uso da terra. Estudou-se a evolução da "produtividade da terra" para um grupo de agricultores de Machadinho d'Oeste (RO, para quatro períodos de tempo. As variáveis dos modelos DEA foram as produções de arroz, milho e café como outputs, e a área total plantada dessas culturas como input. Os resultados mostram que o plantio simultâneo de arroz e milho foi a combinação de melhor desempenho. Houve dependência espacial para a eficiência produtiva nos quatro anos avaliados. Os anos de 1999 e 2002 apresentaram maior uniformização em termos da eficiência produtiva dos lotes por toda área, com os lotes mais eficientes concentrando-se na parte central da área de estudo.Agricultural productivity enhancement can be due to land use and land handling changes. In this paper we propose the use of Data Envelopment Analysis models (DEA to evaluate the spatial distribution of family farmers land use efficiency. We studied the "land productivity" evolution for a sample of family farmers from Machadinho d'Oeste (RO, during four periods of time. DEA models variables were rice, maize and coffee productions as outputs, and these crops total cultivated area as input. As a result we noticed that cultivating simultaneously rice and maize was the best performance case. Efficiency measurements had spatial dependence in the four periods of time. In 1999 and 2002 farms productive efficiency measurements were more uniformly distributed; the most efficient farmers were concentrated in the central part of the studied area.

  9. Como seria a Terra sem a lua?

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    Estevinho, Adriana Patrícia Gonçalves; Mesquita, Elisabete da Conceição Afonso; Minhoto, Paula Maria Lino Veigas

    2012-01-01

    A vida que existe na Terra resulta de um conjunto de circunstâncias muito particulares e raras nas quais se inclui a presença da Lua. A Lua é o satélite natural da Terra e os dois planetas influenciam-se mutuamente. Apesar de ser um pequeno planeta a Lua é responsável por vários fenómenos terrestres como as marés que afetam a velocidade de rotação da Terra. O seu afastamento, apesar de lento é constante e provocará alterações nas condições do planeta que permitem sustentar a vi...

  10. Influência da escória silicatada na acidez do solo e na produtividade de grãos do arroz de terras altas Influence of calcium silicate slag on soil acidity and upland rice grain yield

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    Morel Pereira Barbosa Filho

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Apesar dos elevados teores de SiO2 total geralmente encontrados nos solos brasileiros, o teor na solução do solo pode ser baixo, em conseqüência do processo de dessilicificação que ocorre durante a intemperização dos solos. A aplicação de escórias de processamento industrial, ricas em silicatos de cálcio, tem mostrado efeitos positivos quanto à ação corretiva da acidez do solo e ao fornecimento de Si às plantas acumuladoras desse elemento, com aumentos significativos de produtividade. Conduziu-se este trabalho com o seguinte objetivo: avaliar em dois anos de cultivo sucessivos a ação corretiva, a produtividade de grãos e a absorção de Si pelo arroz de terras altas. Foram aplicadas ao solo de cerrado classificado como latossolo vermelho distroférrico de cerrado seis doses (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 e 10 t ha-1 de uma escória silicatada com 20% de SiO2 total, proveniente do processo de fabricação de superfosfatos em forno elétrico. Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos completos casualizados com cinco repetições. Foram detectados aumentos significativos de produtividade de grãos, teor e acumulação de Si na palha e da porcentagem de grãos cheios por panícula, nos dois anos de cultivo do arroz. Houve ação corretiva no solo das doses de escória, reduzindo a acidez e aumentando a disponibilidade de P, Si, Ca trocável e a porcentagem de saturação por bases. O nível crítico de Si na palha por ocasião da colheita, para obtenção de produtividade satisfatória de grãos, foi estabelecido em 2,25 g kg-1 de matéria seca.Despite the high SiO2 total content often found in Brazilian soils, the soluble silicon content in soil solution can be low due to weathering that occur in soils. The application of calcium silicate slags, under these conditions, has demonstrated positive effects in relation to correction of soil acidity, the supply of Si to plants that accumulate this element and significant yield increase. The objectives of

  11. New Firm Survival: Industry versus Firm Effects

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    D.B. Audretsch (David); P. Houweling (Patrick); A.R. Thurik (Roy)

    1997-01-01

    textabstractRecent studies show that the likelihood of survival differs significantly across firms. Both firm and industry characteristics are hypothesized to account for this heterogenity. Using a longitudinal database of manufacturing firms we investigate whether firm or industry characteristics

  12. Degradação ambiental e presença de espécies de peixes não nativas em pequenos igarapés de terra firme de Manaus, Amazonas

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    Guarido,Paula Carolina Paes

    2014-01-01

    Vários fatores determinam a distribuição das espécies na natureza, e a importância de cada um depende da escala de análise. Em escala regional, os principais fatores que influenciam a distribuição das espécies são as interações com o meio onde vivem e com a biota local. O presente estudo investigou o processo de ocupação de igarapés de pequena ordem da área urbana de Manaus, Estado do Amazonas, por espécies de peixes não nativas. Para isso, foi testada a influência da degradação ambiental e d...

  13. NA “CASA DOS MORENO”: RELAÇÕES INTERÉTNICAS OU SOLIDÃO NEGRA EM TERRA DE ALEMÃO?

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    Letícia de Faria Ferreira

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Na localidade de São Paulo das Tunas, em Giruá/RS, ainda hoje se identifica a “casa dos morenos”, lugar onde habita a comunidade rural Quilombo Correa. O artigo objetiva compreender, por meio das narrativas dos seus moradores e da observação do seu modo de vida e de trabalho, os processos históricos de formação e constituição de um estilo particular de vida por parte dessas pessoas, que estão circunscritas numa região na qual predominam descendentes dos imigrantes de origem alemã e polonesa. Na construção da sua identidade, a distinção étnica revelou-se um aspecto importante para a família Correia se autodefinir como quilombola e assumir essa condição.  O fato de existir na comunidade variadas percepções sobre a categoria remanescentes de quilombos pressupõe na pesquisa a necessidade de considerar-se a multiplicidade de definições possíveis.

  14. Comunidade negra rural de Lagoa Santa: história, memória e luta pelo acesso e permanência na terra (1950-2011)

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    Silva, Egnaldo Rocha da

    2013-01-01

    O presente estudo busca apresentar e discutir questões referentes à comunidade Remanescente Quilombola de Lagoa Santa, localizada na zona rural do município de Ituberá-BA. Nele, buscamos investigar o processo de formação histórica da comunidade, bem como compreender a dinâmica socioeconômica e cultural desta na atualidade: suas dificuldades, desafios e lutas, problematizando estas questões e tendo como perspectiva a questão racial. Procuramos demonstrar que o racismo atua como ...

  15. Automação do Acervo Paleontológico da Coleção do Museu de Ciências da Terra / DNPM-RJ e sua disponibilização na Internet

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    Adriana Abade Pereira Moura

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A Internet vem servindo à ciência como ferramenta na busca e no acesso de informações, sendo utilizada por pesquisadores do mundo inteiro como meio de aceleração da troca de idéias para melhor desenvolver suas pesquisas e desenvolver a partir daí novos conceitos na ciência. Tendo consciência desta ferramenta a Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais (CPRM criou um programa de cadastro de automatização sobre os seus fósseis, a Base de Dados Paleontológicos (Base Paleo, utilizado pelo Museu de Ciências da Terra do DNPM (Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral, MN-UFRJ (Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro e Dep. Geologia da UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. A entrada de dados é efetuada através de um programa que engloba duas etapas: a primeira, executada pelas instituições conveniadas que trata da geração de movimento para a inclusão de novos registros de fósseis através do ACESS, e a segunda elaborada pela CPRM através do SQL/SERVER para a inclusão e disponibilização dos dados para internet. A Base de Dados Paleontológicos reúne atualmente 20.986 documentos sendo 11.019 documentos do DNPM, 6.088 do Museu Nacional e 3.879 da CPRM, disponíveis pela Internet no site ttn://www.cnrm.gov.br. Dentro do âmbito da Base Paleo criou-se o projeto "Atualização da Coleção dos fósseis existentes no Museu de Ciências da Terra / DNPM" para melhor divulgação do acervo via web. Neste sistema de informação virtual constam dados referentes à identificação dos fósseis como e onde foram encontrados (município e Estado , latitude e longitude, unidades litoestratigráficas, bioestratigráficas e cronoestratigráficas, táxon, coletor, analista, consta o estado de preservação e a descrição com as devidas referências bibliográficas disponíveis sobre o material. O Museu de Ciências da Terra com esta automação possibilitará maior divulgação de seu acervo, permitindo amplo acesso aos

  16. Uso da terra e perda de solo na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Colônia, Bahia Land use and soil loss in the Colônia River Watershed, Bahia

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    Vinícius de A. Silva

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Mudanças no uso da terra muitas vezes potencializam a erosão hídrica acarretando perda de água, solo, nutriente e matéria orgânica dos sistemas agrícolas, razão por que se estimou a perda de solo na bacia hidrográfica do rio Colônia, na Bahia, nos últimos vinte e sete anos, utilizando-se o software SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Para tal, procedeu-se à digitalização de mapas temáticos, interpretação de fotografias aéreas de 1975; classificação supervisionada de imagens de satélites de 2002 e produção de mapas de uso da terra. O SWAT foi utilizado na obtenção de mapas temáticos digitais por sub-bacia hidrográfica do rio Colônia, quantificação das perdas de solo em cada sub-bacia e nas formas de usos obtidos por conceito teórico, simulando as inclusões de áreas de preservação permanente, bem como mata em toda a superfície das sub-bacias. Estima-se que, entre 1975 e 2002, a média de perda de solo na bacia hidrográfica do rio Colônia foi de 47 t ha-1 ano-1 e em 2002 a estimativa de perda de solo foi de 46,64 t ha-1 ano-1. Na simulação de um cenário teórico de área de preservação permanente (APP e mata, ocorreu diminuição da média da perda de solo em toda a bacia hidrográfica do rio Colônia de, respectivamente, 9,09 t ha-1 ano-1 e 20,91 t ha-1 ano-1.Land use changes most of the time increases the hydric erosion leading to loss of water, nutrients and organic matter in agricultural systems. Thus, aiming to estimate the soil loss in the watershed of Colonia River, in Bahia, in the last twenty-seven years, the software SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool was used. For the purpose, a digitalization thematic map (Arc View, interpretation of aerial photographs from 1975, supervised classification of 2002 satellite images and a land use map generation were developed. The SWAT software was used for obtaining a digital thematic map for every sub-basin of Colonia River Watershed, soil loss

  17. Acompanhamento de enfermagem em saúde pública, assessoramento pedagógico e agrícola numa comunidade de assentados sem-terra na zona rural: relato de experiência Acompañamiento de enfermería en salud pública, asesoramiento pedagógico y agrícola en una comunidad de asentados "sin tierra" en la zona rural: relato de experiencia Public health nursing, pedagogical and agricultural ad vice in a rural community of settled landless people: an experience

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    Jacó Fernando Schneider; Neusa Collet; Paulino José Orso; Joaquim Odilon Pereira

    1995-01-01

    O estudo relata uma experiência no acompanhamento de Enfermagem, assessoramento pedagógico e agrícola desenvolvido em uma comunidade de assentados sem-terra na zona rural da cidade de Cascavel, estado do...

  18. Variações do carbono orgânico dissolvido e de atributos físicos do solo sob diferentes sistemas de uso da terra na Amazônia central

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    Jean Dalmo de Oliveira Marques

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo verificar a relação entre C orgânico dissolvido (COD e atributos físicos do solo em diferentes sistemas de uso da terra na Amazônia central. Quantificaram-se as concentrações de COD sob floresta primária, em três posições topográficas, e em áreas de pastagem, sucessão secundária e sistema agroflorestal (SAF até a profundidade de 2 m. Instalaram-se extratores de solução do solo para coleta e análise do C da solução na fase orgânica durante um ciclo hidrológico. As concentrações médias de C orgânico dissolvido (COD na solução do solo seguiram a ordem SAF ou sucessão secundária > floresta (platô > pastagem (períodos seco e chuvoso-seco, exceto nos períodos chuvoso e seco-chuvoso, em que a pastagem iguala ou ultrapassa as concentrações de COD dos outros ambientes em determinadas profundidades. Os resultados demonstraram a capacidade do SAF e sucessão secundária em recuperar e, ou, disponibilizar o C na solução do solo, sendo formas de utilização do solo recomendadas para manter o C no ambiente terrestre. O COD apresentou variação temporal, espacial e em profundidade, decrescendo nesta última. A ação da estruturação do solo, representada pela agregação, C orgânico total (COT e porosidade, exerce grande influência nas concentrações de COD nas camadas do solo e, aliada à matéria orgânica mais lábil do solo, determinam a manutenção do C na solução do solo. As concentrações de COD obtidas sob os diferentes ambientes estudados refletem a importância do manejo adequado do solo para a permanência do C no ecossistema do solo.

  19. TERRA – MADRE

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    Luz Ampario Osorio

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Cantante, danzatrice, esperta di canti religiosi di tutto il mondo, Luz è figlia di quattro lingue diverse: spagnolo, olandese, inglese, italiano e ha letto poesie scritte in quelle lingue. Tema centrale, il legame fra l’individuo e la terra, sua madre, a cui tornare sempre. Terra da amare, rispettare, cantare.  Earth - Mother Singer, dancer, expert on religious songs from around the world, Luz is the daughter of four different languages: Spanish, Dutch, English, Italian and she read poems written in these languages. The central theme is the link between the individual and the earth, the mother, to whom one always returns. Earth to love, to respect, to celebrate.

  20. Políticas de contenção de desmatamento, produção e mercado de terras na Amazônia: um ensaio sobre a economia local do sudeste paraense usando contas sociais alfa (CSα

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    Francisco de Assis Costa

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available A discussão atual sobre a emissão de carbono associada ao uso agropecuário da terra em prejuízo de florestas se ressente de uma visão sistêmica, no que se refere aos fluxos econômicos propriamente, e suas interações, no que tange ao ambiente institucional que os garante. Dado que os esquemas de compensação implicam a entrada e saída de recursos em contextos econômicos amplos e sistêmicos, fundamental é discutir qual o resultado final desses fluxos sobre as condições gerais de reprodução das economias locais. As questões básicas são: a como tais políticas poderão, a partir dos setores rurais, afetar a demanda final efetiva e, por essa via, o valor da produção e as variáveis de valor adicionado de toda a economia e b como as variações na economia afetam as formas de uso da base natural e, portanto, o desmatamento. No que se refere às instituições, o artigo dá especial ênfase às que definem o mercado de terras, porque nele encontra o cerne de questões vitais para o que se discute. O artigo utiliza um modelo ascendente de geração de matrizes de insumo-produto para a economia local do Sudeste Paraense, incorpora nela um balanço de carbono dos setores da produção rural, encontra os multiplicadores e simula quatro situações de politica de contenção de desmatamento e redução das emissões de gases poluentes. A conclusão principal do artigo é que se faz necessário pensar políticas de contenção de desmatamento ligadas indissociavelmente a políticas de produção - a serem operadas por mecanismos que façam convergir as decisões dos agentes com perspectivas macro de desenvolvimento: local, endógeno e sustentável.

  1. Períodos de interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura do arroz de terras altas. II - cultivar Caiapó Interference periods of weeds in the upland rice - Caiapó variety

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    Maria Rosangela Malheiros Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Os experimentos foram desenvolvidos nos anos agrícolas 2003/2004 e 2004/2005, em área experimental da Universidade Estadual Paulista, Campus de Jaboticabal (SP, com o objetivo de se determinarem os períodos de interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura do arroz de terras altas, cultivar Caiapó. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições e 16 tratamentos. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por períodos crescentes de controle ou de convivência das plantas daninhas após a emergência da cultura: 0-10, 0-20, 0-30, 0-40, 0-50, 0-60, 0-70 dias e 0-colheita. Nos dois anos, as famílias predominantes eram Poaceae, Asteraceae, Amaranthaceae e Malvaceae e as principais plantas daninhas presentes foram: Cyperus rotundus L., Cenchrus echinatus L., Digitaria spp Heist., Echinochloa crus-galli (L. P. Beauv., Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., Eleusine indica Gaertn e Alternanthera tenella Colla. A cultivar de arroz de terras altas Caiapó deve ser mantida sem plantas daninhas nos 30 dias após a emergência.The experiments were carried out in two growing seasons (2003/04 and 2004/05 in an experimental area at São Paulo State University - UNESP, Jaboticabal Campus, to evaluate the weed interference periods on the upland Caiapó rice variety. The experimental design was randomized blocks with 4 replicates and 16 treatments. The treatments consisted of increasing periods of control or coexistence after emergence of the culture: 0-10; 0-20; 0-30; 0-40; 0-50; 0-60; 0-70 days; 0-harvest. The predominant families were Poaceae, Asteraceae, Amaranthaceae and Malvaceae, and the main weeds present were Cyperus rotundus L., Cenchrus echinatus L., Digitaria spp Heist., Echinochloa crus-galli (L. P. Beauv., Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., Eleusine indica Gaertn e Alternanthera tenella Colla for both years. The upland rice cultivar Caiapó is to be kept free of weeds for 30 days after emergence.

  2. A relação da mulher e a terra na revista Agriculturas: uma análise de conteúdo / The relationship between women and the earth in the journal Agriculturas: a content analysis

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    Maria de Cleofas Faggion Alencar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho é resultado de uma parceria entre a biblioteca e o setor de PD&I da Embrapa Meio Ambiente onde, através da aplicação do método de análise de conteúdo em artigos publicados pela Revista Agriculturas, buscou-se entender qual é o lugar e importância das mulheres, a percepção ou visão dos autores sobre a contribuição das mulheres e as principais atividades que elas desenvolvem. A grande parte dos artigos mostra que as mulheres atuam diretamente em atividades produtivas e em particular em atividades especificas, na unidade de produção e no artesanato, além de outras funções igualmente importantes. Elas têm tido sensibilidade para trabalhar respeitando os princípios da Agroecologia, cujas práticas se expressam nas atividades desenvolvidas na unidade de produção. Nos artigos da Revista Agriculturas, as mulheres desempenham o papel de "guardiãs das sementes”, de sua cultura e muitas vezes estão no centro das decisões sobre o que plantar, como plantar e onde vender a produção. Assim, o trabalho em conjunto com a Biblioteca possibilitou o desenvolvimento desta pesquisa destacando a aplicação do método de análise de conteúdo nos artigos da revista Agriculturas para identificar a relação da mulher e a terra.

  3. Detecção em tempo real de desflorestamentos na Amazônia com uso de dados MODIS/TERRA e redes neurais

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    Viviane Todt

    2007-01-01

    Essa pesquisa tem como objetivo principal propor uma metodologia para a detecção em tempo real (diária) dos novos desmatamentos causados por corte raso sobre áreas de floresta na Amazônia brasileira. Definiu-se parte do município de Porto Velho, estado de Rondônia, como área de estudo e o período de 20-maio a 15-julho-2003, aproximadamente dois meses, como o período de estudo no qual os novos desflorestamentos ocorridos foram mapeados e analisados. Devido à disponibilidade de dados MODIS/TERR...

  4. O ensino e a aprendizagem do tema Terra no espaço : na busca da construção de um projecto interdisciplinar

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    2008-01-01

    Esta dissertação de Mestrado centra-se na preparação, aplicação e avaliação de um projecto interdisciplinar no âmbito da Área Curricular Ciências Físicas e Naturais do 3.º ciclo do Ensino Básico. Tem como objectivo estudar formas de superar as dificuldades, já diagnosticadas, que os professores sentem aquando a implementação de práticas interdisciplinares. Deste modo o trabalho desenvolveu-se em duas etapas: contacto com a escola, preparação e negociação com os professores d...

  5. Validação do balanço de radiação obtido a partir de dados MODIS/TERRA na Amazônia com medidas de superfície do LBA Validation of net radiation obtained from MODIS/TERRA data in Amazonia with LBA surface measurements

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    Gabriel de Oliveira

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo estimar os componentes do balanço de radiação em duas regiões do estado de Rondônia (sudoeste da Amazônia brasileira, a partir de dados do Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS/TERRA por intermédio do modelo Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land (SEBAL, e validar os resultados com informações adquiridas por torres micrometeorológicas do projeto LBA sob as condições de pastagem (Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aparecida e floresta (Reserva Biológica do Jaru. A implementação do modelo SEBAL foi realizada diretamente sobre os dados MODIS e incluiu etapas envolvendo o cômputo de índices de vegetação, albedo e transmitância atmosférica. A comparação das estimativas geradas a partir de dados MODIS com as observações resultou em erros relativos para a condição de pastagem variando entre 0,2 e 19,2%, e para a condição de floresta variando entre 0,8 e 15,6%. A integração de dados em diferentes escalas constituiu uma proposição útil para a estimativa e espacialização dos fluxos de radiação na região amazônica, o que pode contribuir para a melhor compreensão da interação entre a floresta tropical e a atmosfera e gerar informações de entrada necessárias aos modelos de superfície acoplados aos modelos de circulação geral da atmosfera.This study aims to estimate the components of net radiation in two regions located in the state of Rondônia (southwest of the Brazilian Amazon, using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS/TERRA data based on Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land (SEBAL model, and to validate the results with information acquired by the micrometeorological towers of LBA under the conditions of pasture (Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aparecida and forest (Reserva Biológica do Jaru. Implementation of SEBAL model was performed directly on the MODIS data and included steps involving the computation of vegetation indices, albedo and atmospheric

  6. EOS Terra Terra Constellation Exit/Future Maneuver Plans Update

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    Mantziaras, Dimitrios

    2016-01-01

    This EOS Terra Constellation Exit/Future Maneuver Plans Update presentation will discuss brief history of Terra EOM work; lifetime fuel estimates; baseline vs. proposed plan origin; resultant exit orbit; baseline vs. proposed exit plan; long term orbit altitude; revised lifetime proposal and fallback options.

  7. ‘Land grabbing’ e ‘Green grabbing’: Uma leitura da ‘corrida na produção acadêmica’ sobre a apropriação global de terras

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    S. Sauer (Sergio); S.M. Borras jr. (Saturnino)

    2016-01-01

    markdownabstractA partir de 2008, houve uma extensa produção e publicação de artigos acadêmicos, basicamente em inglês, sobre um fenômeno denominado corrida mundial por terras ou land grabbing (apropriação de terras). Depois de cinco ou seis anos, essa produção se mantém, mas com construções

  8. Estratégias de sobrevivência dos índios Tembé da Terra Indígena Alto Rio Guamá (TIARG), Estado do Pará, Brasil, na era dos créditos de carbono

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    Silva, Miguel Ramos da

    2014-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento em Gestão A sobrevivência dos povos da floresta, na floresta Amazónica é o objeto deste estudo. Em evidência o povo Indígena Tembé habitante da Terra Indígena Alto Rio Guamá (TIARG) situada no nordeste do Estado do Pará, Brasil. Os Tembé da TIARG vivem em duas faixas de terra: o Alto Rio Guamá e o Alto Rio Gurupí. Suas aldeias estão organizadas em pólos de influência, sendo três pólos em cada região. Cada aldeia é comandada pelos caciques, pelas capitoas e pelas lidera...

  9. Recifes de Corais como Arquivos Paleoambientais: Uso da Concentração de 14C na Reconstrução da Atividade Solar e a Conexão Sol-Terra

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    Júlio César Peneireiro

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    Full Text Available Os registros relativos às observações visuais do número de manchas solares caracterizam a atividade do Sol ao longo dos últimos 403 anos. Para estabelecer uma relação quantitativa da variabilidade solar é necessário estender os registros das alterações nas manchas solares para épocas remotas. Essa extensão da variabilidade solar pode ser averiguada pelo uso de radionuclídeos, tais como o 14C, encontrado em anéis de árvores e de corais. Eles fornecem informações indiretas sobre a atividade solar com uma resolução temporal máxima de um ano, dependendo da meia-vida e da idade do arquivo investigado. Trabalhou-se com medições dos registros de 14C usando a análise dendrocronológica dos anéis de crescimento em amostras de corais tropicais e subtropicais por meio das técnicas da espectroscopia de massa com aceleradores. Também foram utilizados os registros de 14C em corais e manchas solares (usando o número de Wolf - Rz, presentes na literatura. Relacionando esses dados foi possível reconstruir os números de manchas solares e determinar as variações sobre a atividade solar ao longo dos últimos 26000 anos. Os resultados obtidos após aplicar os métodos de análise espectral possibilitaram determinar periodicidades próximas a 11, 22, 88, 208, 232 e 2241 anos, caracterizando-as como os principais ciclos de atividades do Sol. Uma análise entre a atividade solardeterminada por esses procedimentos e a interação Sol-Terra é abordada, implicando em explicações para algumas alterações no clima do planeta.

  10. Influência da desidratação na recuperação da firmeza e na brotação em cenoura Dehydration, firmness and carrot sprouting

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    ADONAI GIMENEZ CALBO

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    Full Text Available Raízes de cenoura Daucus Carota L. Brasília recém-colhidas foram submetidas a diferentes níveis de desidratação com emprego de ventilação forçada a 25 ± 2 °C. Sob teores relativos de água inferiores a 0,95 a firmeza dependente da pressão celular, medida com a técnica da aplanação, ficou reduzida a praticamente zero, ao passo que as raízes do tratamento controle tiveram firmeza acima de 7,0 kgf cm-2. Após o armazenamento em sacos plásticos de polietileno de baixa densidade, durante 67dias a 5 ± 2 °C, as raízes que tiveram seu teor relativo de água reduzido a menos de 0,75 recuperaram a firmeza em mais de 60% da turgescência inicial do controle, além de apresentarem brotação. A recuperação da firmeza ocorreu sem absorção de água, visto que o armazenamento em embalagens de plástico diminuiu mas não anulou a transpiração. Essa recuperação da firmeza e a posterior brotação contrariou a expectativa inicial de que as raízes murchas não brotariam. Duas hipóteses foram postuladas para explicar esses resultados: a primeira seria o envolvimento de um processo de redistribuição de água na raiz; a segunda, a redução do volume do órgão, de acordo com a teoria coesiva do encolhimento celular. A favor da primeira hipótese pesou a formação de pequenas lacunas lisógenas distribuídas a partir do centro do cilindro vascular. O volume total dessas cavidades lisógenas corresponderia a uma quantidade de água aparentemente inferior a 2% do volume da raiz, a qual seria insuficiente para explicar a recuperação da firmeza em raízes que perderam mais de 20% de seu conteúdo de água. Fica a possibilidade de haverem outras causas não percebidas de redistribuição de água ou que, de fato, a presumida redução plástica do volume das células - de acordo com a teoria coesiva do encolhimento celular - tenha ocorrido.'Brasília' carrot roots (Daucus carota L. have been exposed to different dehydration levels

  11. Uso da terra e propriedades físicas e químicas de Argissolo Amarelo distrófico na Amazônia Ocidental

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    Araújo E. A.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar as alterações físicas e químicas em Argissolo Amarelo distrófico textura média/argilosa relevo plano, sob diferentes tipos de uso no assentamento Favo de Mel, município de Sena Madureira, Acre. A coleta de material de solo foi realizada no início da estação chuvosa (outubro/1999. Os tipos de usos avaliados foram: mata natural (testemunha, mata recém - desbravada e submetida à queima intensa, pupunha (Bactris gassipae com dois anos de cultivo e pastagem de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha com quatro anos de cultivo. Em cada área, abriu-se uma trincheira, de onde se coletaram 12 amostras, em camadas delgadas, no intervalo de 0,0 a 0,60 m a partir da superfície do solo. Também coletaram-se amostras dos horizontes pedogenéticos. No material coletado, avaliaram-se: características físicas (granulometria, argila dispersa em água, densidade do solo, resistência do solo à penetração e parâmetros sedimentológicos e químicas (complexo sortivo, fósforo disponível, pH em água e em KCl, carbono orgânico, fósforo remanescente, substâncias húmicas e ferro pelo ataque sulfúrico. Verificou-se que, sob pastagem de braquiária, o solo apresentou os maiores valores de densidade no horizonte A, o que revela tendência à compactação. Os nutrientes avaliados e o carbono orgânico apresentaram baixos teores e estavam concentrados nos primeiros centímetros do solo. O potássio decresceu drasticamente na pastagem, graças, possivelmente, às perdas por erosão, queima e pastejo. A fração humina, dentre os compostos orgânicos, predominou nos quatro sistemas avaliados.

  12. Do Small Firms compete with Large Firms?

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    D.B. Audretsch (David); Y.M. Prince (Yvonne); A.R. Thurik (Roy)

    1998-01-01

    textabstractDespite the pervasive phenomenon of scale economies the majority of firms has always been small firms. The emergence of small firms as a means of economic development on both sides of the Atlantic has been one of the major new topics of economic policy since the 1980s. This has drawn

  13. Strong Firms Lobby, Weak Firms Bribe

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    Bennedsen, Morten; Feldmann, Sven E.; Lassen, David Dreyer

    We use survey responses by firms to examine the firm-level determinants and effects of political influence, their perception of corruption and prevalence of bribe paying. We find that: (a) measures of political influence and corruption/bribes are uncorrelated at the firm level; (b) firms...... that are larger, older, exporting, government-owned, are widely held and/or have fewer competitors, have more political influence, perceive corruption to be less of a problem and pay bribes less often; (c) influence increases sales and government subsidies and in general makes the firm have a more positive view...

  14. Phosphorous forms in cultivated indian black earth (anthrosols of varying texture in the brazilian Amazon Formas de fósforo em terras pretas de índio cultivadas (antrossolos, com diferentes granulometrias, na Amazônia brasileira

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    Kleberson Worslley de Souza

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Despite the agricultural importance of Indian Black Earth (IBE in the Amazon region, there are few studies that report on the relation between soil texture and chemical fertility of IBE. These soils of pre-Colombian origin, with high contents of P, Ca and other nutrients are found across the Amazon valley. IBE profiles were studied to evaluate the total contents of P, its primary chemical forms and the P transformation phases in areas with IBE soils of variable texture and in adjacent reference soils. The soil texture strongly influenced soil fertility, changing in terms of transformation of the primary P forms and, consequently, predominant P forms in IBE. Soils with texture varying between clay and heavy clay had higher total P contents and primary Ca-P forms. Highest P-Al and lowest total P amounts were observed at the site Rio Preto da Eva, where texture varies from sandy loam to sandy clay loam. In the IBE with clay texture the amounts of soluble P, extracted with NH4Cl were highest, although different from Mehlich 1-extractable amounts.Apesar da importância agrícola das Terras Pretas de Índio (TPI na Amazônia - solos de origem pré-colombiana que ocorrem na região do vale do Amazonas/Solimões, cuja fertilidade está relacionada a elevados teores de P, Ca e outros nutrientes - há poucos estudos que relacionem textura e fertilidade nas TPI. Com o objetivo de avaliar os teores totais de P, as formas químicas predominantes e o estádio de transformação desse elemento, foram estudados perfis de TPI situados em áreas com solos de granulometria variável, bem como perfis de solos adjacentes às TPI como referência. A diferença textural do solo nos diferentes sítios estudados indica reflexos na fertilidade, na transformação das formas primárias de P e, consequentemente, nas formas predominantes de P. Em solo de TPI com granulometria variando entre argilosa e muito argilosa foram observados maiores teores de P total e maiores

  15. Telomeres and disease: enter TERRA.

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    Maicher, André; Kastner, Lisa; Luke, Brian

    2012-06-01

    Telomere function is tightly regulated in order to maintain chromosomal stability. When telomeres become dysfunctional, the replicative capacity of cells diminishes and cellular senescence ensues. This can lead to impaired tissue replenishment and eventually degenerative disorders, referred to as telomere syndromes. Cancer can also develop as a result of the genomic instability associated with telomere dysfunction. TERRA (TElomeric Repeat containing RNA) is a long non-coding transcript that stems from sub-telomeric regions and continues into the telomeric tract and is therefore a hybrid of both sub-telomeric and telomeric sequence. In general, increased TERRA transcription is associated with telomere shortening and compromised telomere function. Here we will briefly outline the general principles behind telomere dysfunction-associated diseases. Furthermore, we will discuss the few known links that exist between telomere transcription (TERRA) and disease. Finally, we will speculate on how the understanding, and eventual manipulation, of TERRA transcription could potentially be used in terms of therapeutic strategies.

  16. The ceramic artifacts in archaeological black earth (terra preta from Lower Amazon Region, Brazil: chemistry and geochemical evolution Artefatos cerâmicos em sítios arqueológicos com terra preta na região do baixo Amazonas, Brasil: composição química e evolução geoquímica

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    Marcondes Lima da Costa

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper carried out a chemical investigation of archaeological ceramic artifacts found in archaeological sites with Black Earth (ABE in the Lower Amazon Region at Cachoeira-Porteira, State of Pará, Brazil. The ceramic artifacts, mostly of daily use, belong to Konduri culture (from 900 to 400 years BP. They are constituted of SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, Na2O and P2O5; SiO2 and Al2O3 together add up to 80 % and indicate influence of acid rocks, transformed into clay minerals basically kaolinite. The relative high contents of P2O5 (2.37 % in average come out as (Al,Fe-phosphate, an uncommon fact in primitive red ceramics, but found in some roman and egyptian archaeological sites. The contents of the trace elements are similar or below the Earth's crust average. This chemical composition (except P2O5 detaches saprolite material derived acid igneous rocks or sedimentary ones as the main raw material of the ceramics. The contents of K, Na and Ca represent the feldspars and rock fragments possibly introduced into saprolitic groundmass, indicated by mineralogical studies. The presence of cauixi and cariapé as well as quartz sand was confirmed by optical microscope, SEM analyses and by the high silica contents of ceramic fragments. Phosphorus was possibly incorporated into groundmass during cooking of foods, and ABE soil profile formation developed on yellow Latosols. The raw materials and its tempers (cauixi, or cariapé, feldspar, crushed rocks, old ceramic artifacts and quartz fragments are found close to the sites and therefore and certainly came from them.Neste trabalho realizou-se a caracterização química de fragmentos de artefatos cerâmicos encontrados em sítios arqueológicos com terra preta no Baixo Amazonas (Cachoeira-Porteira, Pará, Brasil, representativos da cultura Konduri (de 900 a 400 anos AP. Esses fragmentos são constituídos de SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, Na2O e P2O5, sendo que SiO2 e Al2O3, juntos, perfazem mais de 80 % em peso. Os teores

  17. Agglomeration and Firm Turnover

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    Marjan Nasir

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    The geographic and industrial concentration of firms affects firm turnover, as highlighted in research on industrial organization. This study conducts a firm-level analysis to determine the impact of agglomeration on firm entry and exit in domestic industries in Punjab, Pakistan. The study also illustrates how some industries exist in clusters while others are highly dispersed. The results suggest that firm entry and exit is higher in highly agglomerated industries.

  18. Distribuição de abundância e tamanho do corpo de invertebrados do folhiço em uma floresta de terra firme na Amazônia Central, Brasil

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    Hélida Ferreira da Cunha

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Abundace and body size distribution of invertebrates of leaf litter in Amazonian forest, Brazil. Based on 605 invertebrates sampled of the litter in an Amazonian Forest, some basic macroecological patterns for this assemblage were described. The relationship between abundance and body size, at logarithmic scale, was triangular, and the distribution of species was constrained in an asymmetric triangular envelope, that was tested using null model procedures in ECOSIM (P= 0,0002. The most abundant species were at an intermediated body size. The relationship between maximum abundance with different mean body size classes confirmed the Energetic Equivalent Rule (b = -1,069; t-0,75 = -2,13; P = 0.079. This way, species tend to consume energy from the community independent of their body size, since requirements are compensated by local population density.

  19. Comportamento de genótipos de arroz de terras altas na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco Performance of upland rice genotypes in 'Zona da Mata' of Pernambuco State

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    Vaubam A. C. da Silva

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se, neste estudo, o comportamento de 12 genótipos de arroz de terras altas na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco quanto a caracteres de importância agronômica. Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com 4 repetições, parcelas constituídas de 5 linhas de 4 m e espaçamento de 0,50 m. Os experimentos foram conduzidos no ano agrícola de 2006, entre os meses de abril e agosto, nos municípios de Palmares e Vitória de Santo Antão. Dentre os caracteres avaliados verificaram-se diferenças significativas entre os genótipos para os caracteres: altura de planta, acamamento, ciclo de florescimento e de maturação, perfilhamento médio, comprimento de panículas, peso de mil grãos e rendimento de grãos inteiros. A interação genótipo x ambiente foi significativa para os caracteres altura de planta, ciclo de florescimento e percentual de espiguetas estéreis. Os genótipos Bonança, BRA 1506, CNAs 9045 e BRSMG curinga, apresentaram os melhores comportamentos para os caracteres: altura da planta, acamamento, ciclo de florescimento e de maturação, além de bom perfilhamento e médio rendimento e, portanto, são os mais promissores a serem recomendados para o plantio na referida região, especificamente no período entre os meses de abril a julho.Twelve upland rice genotypes were evaluated in the 'Zona da Mata' of Pernambuco State regarding characteristics of agronomical importance. The experimental design was randomized block with four replications and plots composed of 5 rows of 4 m length and 0.5 m spacing. The experiments were carried out from April to August during the agricultural year 2006 at the Palmares and Vitoria de Santo Antão municipalities. Amongst the evaluated characteristics there were significant differences among genotypes for plant height, lodging, flowering and maturation cycle, number of tillers per plant, length of panicle, 1000-grain weight and grain yield. Genotype versus environment interaction was

  20. Desenvolvimento gonadal do jundiá, Rhamdia quelen (Teleostei, Siluriformes, em viveiros de terra, na região sul do Brasil = Gonadal development of jundiá, Rhamdia quelen (Teleostei, Siluriformes, in earthen ponds in southern Brazil

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    Luciana Ghiraldelli

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo caracterizou o desenvolvimento gonadal de jundiá até a maturação sexual, quando cultivados em viveiros de terra, visando subsidiar o desenvolvimento de tecnologia de cultivo para esta espécie na região sul do Brasil. Alevinos de jundiá (peso médio 8 ± 3,73 g foram estocados em três viveiros, na densidade de 0,6indivíduos m-2. Catorze indivíduos foram amostrados mensalmente, de setembro de 2001 a outubro de 2002. Os estádios de maturação gonadal foram caracterizados macroscopicamente, e fragmentos de ovários e testículos de alguns exemplares foram fixados em formalina 4% para análise histológica. Foram analisados 118 exemplares: 60 machos e 58 fêmeas. Os machos apresentaram atividade reprodutiva precoce, quandocomparados às fêmeas. Testículos e ovários apresentaram morfologia similar a de outras espécies de Siluriformes. De acordo com a análise microscópica, as gônadas foram classificadas em quatro estádios de desenvolvimento: imaturo, em maturação inicial, em maturação final e maduro. A relação gonadossomática variou de 0,29 a 9,16 para os machose de 0,11 a 13,03 para as fêmeas. Indivíduos maduros foram observados nos meses de verão (dezembro/2001 e janeiro/2002, outono (abril e maio/2002 e primavera (setembro e outubro/2002, acompanhando o aumento de temperatura.The study characterized the gonadal development of jundiá from approximately 8 g until gonadal maturation, to provide further knowledge for farming jundiá in Southern Brazil. Jundiá fingerlings(average weight 8.00 ± 3.73 g were stocked in three ponds at 0.6 fish m-2. Fourteen fish were sampled each month from September 2001 to October 2002. Gonadal maturation stages were characterized macroscopically, and samples of ovaries and testicles were fixedin 4-%-buffered formalin for histological examination. One hundred and eighteen fish were analyzed: 60 males e 58 females. Jundiá males matured earlier than females. Testicles and

  1. Internacionalização comercial e produtiva na indústria de cosméticos: desafios competitivos para empresas brasileiras Comercialization and productive internacionalization in the cosmetic industry: competitive challenges for brazilian firms

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    Renato Garcia

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available As formas de internacionalização produtiva têm ganhado importância crescente nas estratégias das grandes empresas de diversos setores. Na indústria de cosméticos, convergente com essa tendência geral, as grandes empresas têm procurado internacionalizar suas funções corporativas, em uma estratégia de busca de oportunidades de mercado em todo o mundo. Nesse contexto, este trabalho discute as formas de internacionalização das empresas de cosméticos, com o propósito de estabelecer um padrão de ação dessas organizações. Para isso, são investigados os dados do comércio internacional de produtos cosméticos e as estratégias de algumas das grandes empresas que atuam no mercado global. A partir das experiências das empresas internacionais, será possível extrair algumas implicações gerenciais que podem ser úteis para que as empresas brasileiras aumentem sua pequena participação no mercado internacional.The great companies on several industries are increasing their action in the international markets, not just even by selling globally their products, but also by foreign direct investments. In the cosmetic industry, in convergence with this general tendency, the big firms are increasing their international acting, in a strategy of looking for new market opportunities all around the world. In this way, this paper discusses the internationalization strategies of the cosmetic firms, with the objective to establish a standard of actions of the big firms. To do that, it is showed some data of the international trade of cosmetic products and the strategies of some of the big international firms that act in the global markets. By doing that, it will be possible to get some managerial implications to the Brazilian firms, in order to increase their small share in the international markets.

  2. Procurement with specialized firms

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    Boone, Jan; Schottmüller, Christoph

    2016-01-01

    This paper analyzes optimal procurement mechanisms when firms are specialized. The procurement agency has incomplete information concerning the firms’ cost functions and values high quality as well as low price. Lower type firms are cheaper (more expensive) than higher type firms when providing low...... the optimal mechanism, we introduce a new auction format that implements the optimal mechanism....

  3. Transformation of Manufacturing Firms to Servitisation Firms

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    Lin, Chih-Cheng; Ma, Zheng; Tanev, Stoyan

    2014-01-01

    It is crucial for the manufacturing SMEs to reconsider their business strategy in order to be able to launch customer-centric solutions. This ability is associated with a paradigm shift from a product-orientation to service-orientation. One of the major challenges to success in transforming...... a traditional manufacturing firm to service-oriented firms is the conspicuous lack of publications in this research stream. Applying a case study research approach, this study explores the transformation model for manufacturing SMEs to servitisation firms by adopting a network approach, and reveals...

  4. TERRA and the state of the telomere.

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    Rippe, Karsten; Luke, Brian

    2015-11-01

    Long noncoding telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) has been implicated in telomere maintenance in a telomerase-dependent and a telomerase-independent manner during replicative senescence and cancer. TERRA's proposed activities are diverse, thus making it difficult to pinpoint the critical roles that TERRA may have. We propose that TERRA orchestrates different activities at chromosome ends in a manner that depends on the state of the telomere.

  5. Performance of Patenting Firms

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    Madsen, Erik Strøjer; Smith, Valdemar; Nielsen, Anders Østergaard

    2000-01-01

    Most countries focus on industries with high technology and the governments grant subsidies to innovating firms. However, there has been remarkable few studies of the performance of innovative firms or industries. This study examines the performance of patent active firms compared to the non......-patenting firms within the manufacturing sector in Denmark. Performance is measured both by growth in employment as well as in the return on equity and profit share in turnover. The results suggest that differences in performance of patenting and non-patenting firms are very small, which questions the political...

  6. Godel's Explorations in Terra Incognita

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 6; Issue 7. Gödel's Explorations in Terra Incognita. Vijay Chandru. General Article Volume 6 Issue 7 July 2001 pp 22-28. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/006/07/0022-0028. Author Affiliations.

  7. Regime da lei de terras: aspectos atuais

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    Luiz Rodrigues Wambier

    1988-07-01

    Full Text Available The occupation of the Brazilian soil is a matter which still lies at issue and which has brought about extensive and through studies of agrarian doctrine. There have been social and political endeavors aimed at achieving equitable solutions to the problems concerning the implementation of an adequate soil occupation processor And these efforts have naturally had effects upon the activities and decisions of the legislative power in Brazil. In this dissertation it will be seen that land law number 601 which was passed in 1850 represented an attempt to regulate the soil occupation process in Brazil. On the other hand, the comparative study of land laws and the modem agrarian legislation reveals that the legislative solutions have been repeated throughout proportionally to the effects of social pressures upon public power.A questão relativa à ocupação do solo brasileiro, com todos os esforços políticos e sociais, que refletem na elaboração de leis, visando a busca de soluções justas e capazes de viabilizar, de modo o processos de ocupação do país, tem merecido estudos aprofundados da doutrina agrarista. No presente trabalho dissertativo, verificar se que a lei de terras Lei 601, de 1850 -representou um esforço de regularização do processo de ocupação do solo no Brasil Por outro lado, o estudo da lei de terras, comparativamente à legislação agrária moderna, demonstra que as soluções legislativas repetem-se ao longo da história na exata medida em que as pressões sociais repercutem nos poderes públicos.

  8. Tolerância de Himatanthus sucuuba Wood. (Apocynaceae ao alagamento na Amazônia Central Tolerance of Himatanthus sucuuba Wood. (Apocynaceae to the flooding regime in the Central Amazonian

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    Cristiane Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Himatanthus sucuuba é uma espécie arbórea de reputado valor fitoterápico, que coloniza regiões de várzea e de terra firme na Amazônia Central. Objetivou-se verificar durante quatro meses, em casa de vegetação, a germinação e o desenvolvimento inicial de plântulas da espécie, oriundas de sementes dos dois diferentes ecossistemas. Não houve diferença significativa em relação ao peso de matéria seca de sementes da várzea e da terra firme. Entretanto, a taxa de germinação da espécie variou de acordo com o substrato e o local de procedência das sementes. No substrato areia+serragem (não-alagado a germinação da espécie foi alta, independente do ambiente (várzea 94% e terra firme 91%. No substrato constituído apenas por água (alagado, as sementes provenientes da várzea tiveram a maior taxa de germinação (96% e de formação de plântulas (84%, quando relacionadas às da terra firme, que apresentaram taxa de germinação de 64%, e nenhuma das sementes germinadas formou plântulas. Neste tratamento foi verificado o apodrecimento da radícula poucos dias após sua emissão, indicando que as sementes oriundas da várzea apresentam características adaptativas ao ambiente inundado em relação às da mesma espécie oriundas da terra firme.Himatanthus sucuuba is a tree species with known phytotherapic value which colonizes both white-water floodplains (várzea and upland forests (terra firme in Central Amazonian. The objective of this study was to compare germination and initial seedling development from seeds collected in both the ecosystems. There was no significant difference between dry seed mass, but in a four month period in a glasshouse in Manaus, Brazil, germination rate differed according to the substrate and origin of the seeds. In the substrate sand + sawdust (non-flooded germination rate was high, independent of seed origin (várzea 94% and terra firme 91%. In the substrate constituted only by water (flooded, the

  9. Uso e ocupação da terra e a sustentabilidade ambiental da dinâmica fluvial das microbacias hidrográficas Zé Açu e Tracajá na Amazônia ocidental

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    Brandão, Jesuéte Pacheco

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo principal desta tese é avaliar as formas de uso e ocupação da terra e sua relação com os impactos ambientais nas Mbh Zé Açu e Tracajá, localizadas nos limites entre a Amazônia Ocidental e Oriental. O estudo envolveu pesquisa quantitativa e qualitativa, integrando Diagnóstico Participativo, Geoprocessamento e a Modelagem de exportação das cargas de sedimentos a partir do Modelo de Correlação de uso do solo versus Qualidade da Àgua (MQUAL), Mó...

  10. Características químicas de solos de várzeas sob diferentes sistemas de uso da terra, na calha dos rios baixo Solimões e médio Amazonas Chemical characteristics of floodplain soils in different of land uses system in the Solimões/Amazonas river channel

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    Juan Daniel Villacis Fajardo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os solos de várzea alta e baixa em quatro municípios situados na calha dos rios baixo Solimões e médio Amazonas (Manacapuru, Iranduba, Itacoatiara e Silves, com o objetivo de avaliar as características químicas dos solos assim como os possíveis efeitos da unidade de paisagem e dos diferentes sistemas de uso da terra sobre o estoque de nutrientes nesses solos. Um total de 19 diferentes sistemas de uso da terra foi amostrado, sendo oito no baixo rio Solimões e onze no médio rio Amazonas. Os solos foram amostrados nas camadas de 0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm de profundidade. As determinações efetuadas foram: pH, Al, Ca, Mg, K, P, C, N, Zn, Cu, Mn e Fe. Todos os sistemas de uso da terra amostrados apresentaram uma alta disponibilidade de Ca, Mg, P, Zn, Cu, Mn e Fe. Apesar do elevado teor de K encontrado na maioria das amostras analisadas, as áreas de capoeiras e sítios na região do médio rio Amazonas, apresentaram uma concentração média de K mostrando que esse nutriente em algumas áreas de várzea pode se tornar limitante. Ao contrário dos outros sistemas de cultivo que apresentaram baixas concentrações de Al trocável, os sistemas de floresta e capoeiras apresentaram acidez elevada e valores tóxicos, desse elemento. Na maior parte dos sistemas de uso da terra estudados, os níveis de C e N no solo foram baixos confirmando que o N é um dos principais nutrientes limitantes para a produção agrícola em área de várzea na Amazônia.The Solimoes/Amazonas River channel high and low land floodplain soils were studied on Manacapuru, Iranduba, Itacoatiara and Silves townships, with purpose the evaluate the chemical characteristics of floodplain soils, as well as, the effect of land use system on soil nutrient status. Nineteen different systems were sampled, eight in the low Solimões river and eleven in medium Amazonas river. Sampling was performed on 0-10, 10-20 and 20-40 cm deep upper soil layers. Contents of pH, Al, Ca

  11. Aplicação de um sistema automatizado (ALES - Automated Land Evaluation System na avaliação das terras das microrregiões de Chapecó e Xanxerê, Oeste Catarinense, para o cultivo de grãos Testing ALES (Automated Land Evaluation System in the microregions Chapecó and Xanxerê, Western Santa Catarina State, for bean crop

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    César da Silva Chagas

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A avaliação de terras é o processo que permite estimar o uso potencial da terra com base em seus atributos. Grande variedade de modelos analíticos pode ser usada neste processo. No Brasil, os dois sistemas de avaliação das terras mais utilizados são o Sistema de Classificação da Capacidade de Uso da Terra e o Sistema FAO/Brasileiro de Aptidão Agrícola das Terras. Embora difiram em vários aspectos, ambos exigem o cruzamento de inúmeras variáveis ambientais. O ALES (Automated Land Evaluation System é um programa de computador que permite construir sistemas especialistas para avaliação de terras. As entidades avaliadas pelo ALES são as unidades de mapeamento, as quais podem ser de caráter generalizado ou detalhado. A área objeto desta avaliação é composta pelas microrregiões de Chapecó e Xanxerê, no Oeste catarinense, e engloba 54 municípios. Os dados sobre os solos e sobre as características da paisagem foram obtidos no levantamento de reconhecimento dos solos do Estado, na escala de 1:250.000. O presente estudo desenvolveu o sistema especialista ATOSC (Avaliação das Terras do Oeste de Santa Catarina e, na sua construção, incluiu-se a definição dos requerimentos dos tipos de utilização da terra, bem como foi feita a subseqüente comparação destes com os atributos de cada unidade de mapeamento. Os tipos de utilização da terra considerados foram: feijão, milho, soja e trigo, em cultivos solteiros, sob condições de sequeiro e de manejo característicos destas culturas no Estado. As informações sobre os recursos naturais compreendem os atributos climáticos, de solos e das condições da paisagem que interferem na produção destas culturas. Para cada tipo de utilização da terra foram especificados, no ATOSC, o código, o nome e seus respectivos requerimentos de uso da terra. Os requerimentos de cada cultura foram definidos por uma combinação específica das características das terras selecionadas, que

  12. Thermodynamics of firms' growth

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    Zambrano, Eduardo; Hernando, Alberto; Hernando, Ricardo; Plastino, Angelo

    2015-01-01

    The distribution of firms' growth and firms' sizes is a topic under intense scrutiny. In this paper, we show that a thermodynamic model based on the maximum entropy principle, with dynamical prior information, can be constructed that adequately describes the dynamics and distribution of firms' growth. Our theoretical framework is tested against a comprehensive database of Spanish firms, which covers, to a very large extent, Spain's economic activity, with a total of 1 155 142 firms evolving along a full decade. We show that the empirical exponent of Pareto's law, a rule often observed in the rank distribution of large-size firms, is explained by the capacity of economic system for creating/destroying firms, and that can be used to measure the health of a capitalist-based economy. Indeed, our model predicts that when the exponent is larger than 1, creation of firms is favoured; when it is smaller than 1, destruction of firms is favoured instead; and when it equals 1 (matching Zipf's law), the system is in a full macroeconomic equilibrium, entailing ‘free’ creation and/or destruction of firms. For medium and smaller firm sizes, the dynamical regime changes, the whole distribution can no longer be fitted to a single simple analytical form and numerical prediction is required. Our model constitutes the basis for a full predictive framework regarding the economic evolution of an ensemble of firms. Such a structure can be potentially used to develop simulations and test hypothetical scenarios, such as economic crisis or the response to specific policy measures. PMID:26510828

  13. Análise espaço-temporal da cobertura vegetal e uso da terra na Interbacia do Rio Paraguai Médio-MT, Brasil Spatio-temporal analysis of vegetation cover and land use in the middle Paraguay River Interbasin-MT, Brazil

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    Seyla Poliana Miranda Pessoa

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma análise espaço-temporal da cobertura vegetal e do uso da terra na Interbacia do Rio Paraguai Médio-MT, Brasil, pelo geoprocessamento de imagens Landsat TM, dos anos 1991, 2001 e 2011. As imagens foram georreferenciadas, classificadas e processadas no software Spring e as classes temáticas, quantificadas e editadas no software ArcGis. Foram mapeadas sete classes, sendo as mais expressivas a vegetação nativa, a pastagem e a cana-de-açúcar. Os resultados indicaram alterações em todas as classes durante os últimos 20 anos, com a diminuição de 22,89% da vegetação nativa, relacionada com o aumento de 58,42% da pastagem e 490,26% de monocultura de cana-de-açúcar. Foi verificado o conflito de uso da terra, principalmente em áreas de mata ciliar, fato que pode influenciar negativamente na conservação da interbacia e, consequentemente, do pantanal mato-grossense.This study analyzed spatial and temporal land use changes in the Middle Paraguay River Interbasin-MT, Brazil using Landsat images from 1991, 2001 and 2011. Images were geo-referenced, classified and processed using Spring software, and thematic classes were edited and quantified using ArcGis software. Seven map classes were identified, and native vegetation, pasture and sugarcane were the most significant ones. The results showed changes in all classes during the past 20 years, primarily a 22.89% decrease of native vegetation, a 58.42% increase in pasture and 490.26% increase of sugarcane monoculture. We verified land use conflicts, mostly in riparian areas, which may negatively influence Interbasin and, consequently, Pantanal conservation in the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

  14. Terra firma-forme dermatosis

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    Emel Erkek

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Terra firma-forme dermatosis is characterized by ′dirty′ brown-grey cutaneous patches and plaques that can simply be eradicated by forceful swabbing with alcohol pads. The pathogenesis has been attributed to abnormal and delayed keratinization. Although affected patients present with typical lesions, the disorder is not well-known by dermatologists. In this report, we describe two patients with terra firma-forme dermatosis in the setting of xerosis cutis and atopic dermatitis. From a clinical point of view, we lay emphasis on its unique expression and diagnosis/treatment. From a histological perspective, we highlight its resemblance to dermatosis neglecta and speculate on the role of ′neglect′ in a patient with seemingly adequate hygiene. The role of urea containing emollients in the development of this disorder remains to be determined.

  15. Terra firma-forme dermatosis.

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    Unal, Emine; Guarneri, Claudio; Chokoeva, Anastasiya Atanasova; Wollina, Uwe; Tchernev, Georgi

    2017-03-01

    Terra firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) belongs to the group of "dirty dermatoses" and represents a not well-known and surely underestimated vexing skin condition. Firstly described by Duncan, Tschen and Knox in 1987, it accounts for a few case series in the literature and has a still undefined aetiology. The authors present an additional report of TFFD, occurring in a young Caucasian girl, and briefly review the current medical literature on the topic.

  16. GEOTECNOLOGY APPLIED TO CURRENT LAND USE EVALUATION OF RIBEIRÃO JOÃO LEITE WATERSHED, GOIÁS, BRAZIL GEOTECNOLOGIA APLICADA NA AVALIAÇÃO DO USO DAS TERRAS DA MICROBACIA DO RIBEIRÃO JOÃO LEITE, GOIÁS

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    Marco Túlio Guimarães Silva

    2009-10-01

    ;">KEY-WORDS: Agricultural potential; geoprocessing; remote sensing; watersheds.

    O desenvolvimento agropecuário no Estado de Goiás demanda utilização crescente de terras, por vezes de maneira inadequada, podendo proporcionar degradação ambiental. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar a adequação do uso das terras na Microbacia do Ribeirão João Leite, Goiás, Brasil (entre 16°13´S e 16°39´S, e 48°57´S e 49°11´W, utilizando-se geotecnologias. Por meio do software Spring, foram gerados mapas temáticos, baseados nos fatores determinantes das condições agrícolas das terras (deficiência de fertilidade, água e oxigênio, impedimento à mecanização e susceptibilidade à erosão, para a elaboração dos mapas de aptidão agrícola, das terras da área de estudo, nos manejos B e C. Foi, também, elaborado o mapa de uso e ocupação das terras, o qual foi, posteriormente, submetido a operações de tabulação cruzada com os mapas gerados de aptidão agrícola, obtendo-se a adequação do uso das terras. Os resultados constataram que a maior parte das terras da área estudada apresenta utilização de acordo ou abaixo do seu potencial agrícola, com 71,34% e 66,16%, respectivamente, nos níveis de manejo B e C. Observou-se, ainda, que apenas 1,81% (manejo B e 0,92% (manejo C da área apresentam suas terras com uso inadequado. Estes resultados caracterizam sustentabilidade da utilização agropecuária das terras da Microbacia do Ribeirão João Leite.

    The market for firms

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    Davis, Jerome Dean; Keiding, Hans

    2010-01-01

    and as a consequence a higher sales value of the firm. Buyers take this signaling into consideration, but irrespective of their countermoves, the equilib- rium result may be a lowering of ex ante product prices, and an ex post market overvaluation of the firm. This model is utilized to suggest possible explanations...

  17. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Schjerning, Bertel; R. Markusen, James

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    Three types of theories have been used to explain the wage premium in foreign firms: the theories of heterogeneous workers, heterogeneous learning, and heterogeneous firms. We set up a model that explicitly encompasses two of these theories, and that can illustrate the third. This unifying framew...

  18. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Markusen, James R.; Schjerning, Bertel

    large domestic firms. The empirical implications of the model are tested on matched employer-employee data from Denmark. Consistent with the theory, we find considerable evidence of higher wages and wage growth in large and/or foreign-owned firms. These effects survive controlling for individual...

  19. Metamasius hemipterus L. como praga de bananeiras cv. Terra

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    Full Text Available Metamasius spp. não é citado como praga da bananeira. Entretanto, o manejo cultural adotado nos bananais pode interferir na ocorrência desses insetos. Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de registrar a ocorrência de Metamasius hemipterus L.. em bananal orgânico cv. Terra e seus danos em uma área experimental e de produção no município de Presidente Tancredo Neves, Bahia. Relata-se a ocorrência de M. hemipterus como praga da bananeira cv. Terra. Alerta-se para a necessidade de monitoramento do inseto principalmente em sistemas de produção orgânica.

  1. Glyphosate: influência na bioatividade do solo e ação de minhocas sobre sua dissipação em terra agrícola Glyphosate: influence on the soil bioactivity and action of earthworms on its soil dissipation

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    M.M. Andréa

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Com a difusão do uso de agrotóxicos, torna-se necessário aprofundar os conhecimentos sobre seu comportamento no ambiente, visando diminuir os riscos à biota e a possível contaminação de água, solo e alimentos. A influência da presença de minhocas da espécie Eisenia foetida sobre a dissipação do herbicida glyphosate, a bioacumulação do herbicida nestes vermes e a influência do herbicida sobre a bioatividade da microbiota endógena foram avaliadas em amostra de terra agrícola tratada com solução aquosa de 14C-glyphosate. Os estudos foram conduzidos em sistemas mantidos por dois ou quatro meses em amostras de terra tratadas com três diferentes concentrações de 14C-glyphosate, contendo ou não minhocas. Após esses períodos, amostras de terra e de minhocas foram submetidas à extração e combustão, para quantificação da radioatividade por espectrometria de cintilação em líquido (ECL. Paralelamente, a atividade da microbiota foi avaliada em relação à atividade da enzima desidrogenase. Os resultados mostraram que a presença de minhocas não alterou a dissipação de glyphosate na terra independentemente do período de contato, embora elas tenham bioacumulado resíduos do herbicida, numa relação diretamente proporcional ao tempo de contato com a terra tratada. O período de quatro meses favoreceu a formação de 14C-resíduos não-extraíveis ou ligados. Já a bioatividade não sofreu qualquer alteração, nem pela presença de minhocas nem dos tratamentos ou do tempo de exposição.The widespread usage of pesticides leads to the need of improving the knowledge on their environmental behaviour in order to decrease the risks to biota, as well as the water, soil, and food contamination. The influence of the earthworms Eisenia foetida on the dissipation of glyphosate, the herbicide bioaccumulation in the worms and the influence of the herbicide on the endogeneous microbial bioactivity were evaluated in an agricultural

  2. Breaking new ground: digging into TERRA function.

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    Maicher, André; Lockhart, Arianna; Luke, Brian

    2014-05-01

    Despite the fact that telomeres carry chromatin marks typically associated with silent heterochromatin, they are actively transcribed into TElomeric Repeat containing RNA (TERRA). TERRA transcription is conserved from yeast to man, initiates in the subtelomeric region and proceeds through the telomeric tract of presumably each individual telomere. TERRA levels are increased in yeast survivors and in cancer cells employing ALT as a telomere maintenance mechanism (TMM). Thus, TERRA may be a promising biomarker and potential target in anti-cancer therapy. Interestingly, several recent publications implicate TERRA in regulatory processes including telomere end protection and the establishment of the heterochromatic state at telomeres. A picture is emerging whereby TERRA acts as a regulator of telomere length and hence the associated onset of replicative senescence in a cell. In this review we will summarize the latest results regarding TERRA transcription, localization and related function. A special focus will be set on the potential role of TERRA in the regulation of telomere length and replicative senescence. Possible implications of increased TERRA levels in yeast survivors and in ALT cancer cells will be discussed. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Silicon content in the shoots of upland rice cultivars as affected by the application of silicate and limestone in the soilAcúmulo de silício na parte aérea de cultivares de arroz de terras altas afetado pela aplicação de silicato e carbonato no solo

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    Munir Mauad

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Even the element silicon being the most uptake by rice plant, many benefit effect like: increase of pest and disease tolerance, decrease of lost of water by transpiration and better the leaf architecture becoming the leafs more erect, resulting as well at the better photosynthesis efficacy. There is not too much knowledge about the uptake march in upland rice plants. This study aimed to evaluate the content of silicon in two upland rice cultivars by the influence of the application of silicate and limestone at the soil. The experiment was carried in Hapludox soil in a completely randomized experimental design in 2x2x7 factorial scheme in four replications. The treatments were consisted of calcium silicate fertilizer and limestone in interaction with seven period of physiological stage, using the upland rice cultivars Caiapó and Maravilha. At the cultivar Maravilha Si accumulation begin from tillering and achieve it better value at the microsporogenesis, while the Caiapó cultivar, occurs between tillering until the mily grain. Caiapó shows efficient Si accumulation when it was supplied to the soil. Plant organs that more accumulated silicon in both upland rice cultivars followed decreased order: stem > leaf > panicle.O silício é o elemento mais absorvido pela planta de arroz com diversos efeitos benéficos como: aumento da tolerância a pragas e doenças, redução da perda de água por transpiração e melhorias na arquitetura foliar tornando as folhas mais eretas, resultando também na melhoria da eficiência fotossintética. Pouco se conhece a respeito da marcha de absorção em plantas de arroz de terra altas. O trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar o acúmulo de silício em duas cultivares de arroz de terras altas em função da aplicação de silicato e carbonato no solo. O trabalho foi realizado em casa de vegetação em Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico, utilizando delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 x 2 x 7

  4. Collaborative Communities of Firms

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    Bøllingtoft, Anne; Müller, Sabine; Ulhøi, John Parm

    2011-01-01

    is an organizational model called the collaborative community of firms. This chapter addresses an important organizational role in a collaborative community, that of the shared services provider. The shared services provider acts as a facilitator in the community, helping member firms collaborate with one another...... of collaborative communities of firms from different sectors: the U.S.-based Blade.org and two Denmark-based communities, the Kalundborg Industrial Symbiosis and MG50. Implications for the theory and practice of organization design are discussed....

  5. Collaborative Communities of Firms

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    2011-01-01

    is an organizational model called the collaborative community of firms. This chapter addresses an important organizational role in a collaborative community, that of the shared services provider. The shared services provider acts as a facilitator in the community, helping member firms collaborate with one another...... and developing strategic initiatives that aid the community as a whole. We discuss the facilitator role of the shared services provider, contrasting it with the coordinator role found in other multi-firm organizations, and we show how shared services providers function by describing three examples...

  6. Efeito da fertilidade de terra preta de índio da Amazônia Central no estado nutricional e na produtividade do mamão hawaí (Carica papaya L. Effect of amazonian dark earth fertility on nutritional status and fruit production of papaya(Carica papaya L.in Central Amazonia

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    Newton Paulo de Souza Falcão

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da fertilidade de solos antropogênicos no estado nutricional e na produtividade do mamão Havaí (Carica papaya L., conduziu-se o presente estudo em um plantio, localizado na Costa do Açutuba, Iranduba, AM, em Latossolo Amarelo antrópico em plantas com oito meses de idade e no início da produção de frutos, no período de agosto a outubro de 2003. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos e nove repetições, constituídos de uma amostra composta por três plantas e trinta e seis unidades experimentais, sendo os tratamentos Tpn = plantio em terra preta não adubada; Tpa = plantio em terra preta adubada; Tm1 = plantio em terra mulata não adubada; Tm2 = plantio em terra mulata com um ano de pousio. O tratamento que apresentou maior produção foi o Tpa, com média de 61,10 frutos/planta, e o que apresentou menor produção foi o Tpn, com média de 18,18 frutos/planta. A acidez potencial em todos os tratamentos apresentou-se em níveis médios, mesmo com o manejo da fertilidade praticado nos últimos anos. Observou-se um desbalanço nutricional provocado pelos altos teores de P, Ca, Mg e baixo teor de K; todos os tratamentos apresentaram teores de Zn e Mn considerados tóxicos, enquanto que o Fe apresentou níveis adequados.The effect of Amazonian dark earth fertility on the nutritional status and fruit production of a Carica papaya plantation was evaluated in Açutuba Coast, Iranduba Municipality, Amazonas, Brazil, between August and Octuber 2003, when the plantation was eight months old and just starting production. A completely randomized experimental design, with four treatments and nine replications, was used; each replication contained three plants. The treatment were: Tpn - Amazonian Dark Earth with no supplemental fertilizer; Tpa - Amazonian Dark Earth with supplemental fertilizer (3 kg aged chicken manure and 300 g dolomite per plant; Tm1 - Mulata Earth with no

  7. Terra Firma-forme Dermatosis

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    Anagha Ramesh Babu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Terra firma-forme dermatosis is a cutaneous discoloration. ‘Dirty’ brown grey cutaneous patches and plaques that can be rid off by forceful swabbing with alcohol pads characterize it. The pathogenesis has been attributed to abnormal and delayed keratinization. It poses no medical threat. A 40-year-old male patient presented to the Department of Dermatology with a 2-3 month history of persistent pigmented patches on both upper arms. The lesions were not associated with itching or burning sensation. He gives no history of exacerbation on exposure to the sun.

  8. Global Sourcing and Firm Selection

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    Kohler, Wilhelm; Smolka, Marcel

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the sourcing strategies of firms active in the Spanish manufacturing sector. We show that firms that select strategies of vertical integration and of foreign sourcing ex post tend to have been more productive, ex ante, than other firms.......We analyze the sourcing strategies of firms active in the Spanish manufacturing sector. We show that firms that select strategies of vertical integration and of foreign sourcing ex post tend to have been more productive, ex ante, than other firms....

  9. Entrepreneurship and the Firm

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    Foss, Nicolai Juul; Klein, Peter G.

    While characteristically "Austrian" themes such as entrepreneurship, economic calculation, tacit knowledge and the temporal structure of capital are clearly relevant to the business firm, Austrian economists have said relatively little about management, organization and strategy. This work features...

  10. Firms, crowds, and innovation.

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    Felin, Teppo; Lakhani, Karim R; Tushman, Michael L

    2017-05-01

    The purpose of this article is to suggest a (preliminary) taxonomy and research agenda for the topic of "firms, crowds, and innovation" and to provide an introduction to the associated special issue. We specifically discuss how various crowd-related phenomena and practices-for example, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, user innovation, and peer production-relate to theories of the firm, with particular attention on "sociality" in firms and markets. We first briefly review extant theories of the firm and then discuss three theoretical aspects of sociality related to crowds in the context of strategy, organizations, and innovation: (1) the functions of sociality (sociality as extension of rationality, sociality as sensing and signaling, sociality as matching and identity), (2) the forms of sociality (independent/aggregate and interacting/emergent forms of sociality), and (3) the failures of sociality (misattribution and misapplication). We conclude with an outline of future research directions and introduce the special issue papers and essays.

  11. Corruption and firm behavior

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    Sandra Sequeira; Simeon Djankov

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates how corruption affects firrm behavior. Firms can engage in two types of corruption when seeking a public service: cost-reducing "collusive" corruption and cost increasing "coercive" corruption. Using an original and unusually rich dataset on bribe payments at ports matched to firrm-level data, we observe how firms respond to each type of corruption by adjusting their shipping and sourcing strategies. "Collusive" corruption is associated with higher usage of the corrupt...

  12. Recovery of thorium and rare earths by their peroxides precipitation from a residue produced in the thorium purification facility; Recuperacao de torio e terras raras via peroxido do residuo originado na unidade de purificacao de torio

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    Freitas, Antonio Alves de

    2008-07-01

    As consequence of the operation of a Thorium purification facility, for pure Thorium Nitrate production, the IPEN (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares) has stored away a solid residue called RETOTER (REsiduo de TOrio e TErras Raras). The RETOTER is rich in Rare-Earth Elements and significant amount of Thorium-232 and minor amount of Uranium. Furthermore it contains several radionuclides from the natural decay series. Significant radioactivity contribution is generated by the Thorium descendent, mainly the Radium-228(T{sub 1/2}=5.7y), known as meso thorium and Thorium-228(T{sub 1/2} 1.90y). An important thorium daughter is the Lead-208, a stable isotope present with an expressive quantity. After the enclosure of the operation of the Thorium purification facility, many researches have been developed for the establishment of methodologies for recovery of Thorium, Rare-Earth Elements and Lead-208 from the RETOTER. This work presents a method for RETOTER decontamination, separating and bordering upon some radioactive isotopes. The residue was digested with nitric acid and the Radium-228 was separated by the Barium Sulphate co-precipitation procedure. Finally, the Thorium was separated by the peroxide precipitation and the Rare-Earth Elements were also recovered by the Rare-Earth peroxide precipitation in the filtrate solution.(author)

  13. Quando a Odebrecht construiu Salvador: a narrativa jornalística da história na coleção Terra Brasilis, de Eduardo Bueno (1998-2006

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    Rodrigo Bragio Bonaldo

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available O que fabrica o jornalista quando escreve sobre história? Ao subverter a questão clássica de Michel de Certeau (2007, este artigo propõe contribuir para o debate sobre a relação da escrita da história com as amplas audiências. Ao focar em uma análise da principal obra de um dos mais célebres escritores não acadêmicos de livros de história no Brasil – Eduardo Bueno com sua coleção Terra Brasilis – propõe-se que, entre o trabalho do divulgador e a historiografia profissional, dispõe-se outro ponto de intersecção merecedor de atenção e que responde pelos critérios do “lugar social” do jornalista. É, portanto, a partir de um diálogo com tais referências que percebemos uma narrativa jornalística da história alheia aos mecanismos de mediação próprios da memória disciplinar da historiografia, o que carregaria em si implicações ideológicas (WHITE, 1992 derivadas de querelas do tempo presente.   Palavras-chave: Jornalismo. Historiografia. Corrupção. Implicação Ideológica.

  14. TERRA RNA Antagonizes ATRX and Protects Telomeres.

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    Chu, Hsueh-Ping; Cifuentes-Rojas, Catherine; Kesner, Barry; Aeby, Eric; Lee, Hun-Goo; Wei, Chunyao; Oh, Hyun Jung; Boukhali, Myriam; Haas, Wilhelm; Lee, Jeannie T

    2017-06-29

    Through an integration of genomic and proteomic approaches to advance understanding of long noncoding RNAs, we investigate the function of the telomeric transcript, TERRA. By identifying thousands of TERRA target sites in the mouse genome, we demonstrate that TERRA can bind both in cis to telomeres and in trans to genic targets. We then define a large network of interacting proteins, including epigenetic factors, telomeric proteins, and the RNA helicase, ATRX. TERRA and ATRX share hundreds of target genes and are functionally antagonistic at these loci: whereas TERRA activates, ATRX represses gene expression. At telomeres, TERRA competes with telomeric DNA for ATRX binding, suppresses ATRX localization, and ensures telomeric stability. Depleting TERRA increases telomerase activity and induces telomeric pathologies, including formation of telomere-induced DNA damage foci and loss or duplication of telomeric sequences. We conclude that TERRA functions as an epigenomic modulator in trans and as an essential regulator of telomeres in cis. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Telomere elongation chooses TERRA ALTernatives.

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    Arora, Rajika; Azzalin, Claus M

    2015-01-01

    Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) mechanisms allow telomerase-negative immortal cells to buffer replicative telomere shortening. ALT is naturally active in a number of human cancers and might be selected upon telomerase inactivation. ALT is thought to operate through homologous recombination (HR) occurring between telomeric repeats from independent chromosome ends. Indeed, suppression of a number of HR factors impairs ALT cell proliferation. Yet, how HR is initiated at ALT telomeres remains elusive. Mounting evidence suggests that the long noncoding telomeric RNA TERRA renders ALT telomeres recombinogenic by forming RNA:DNA hybrids with the telomeric C-rich strand. TERRA and telomeric hybrids act in concert with a number of other factors, including the RNA endoribonuclease RNaseH1 and the single stranded DNA binding protein RPA. The functional interaction network built upon these different players seems indispensable for ALT telomere maintenance, and digging into the molecular details of this previously unappreciated network might open the way to novel avenues for cancer treatments.

  16. Telomere functions grounding on TERRA firma.

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    Azzalin, Claus M; Lingner, Joachim

    2015-01-01

    Long noncoding telomeric repeat-containing RNAs - TERRAs - are transcribed in a regulated manner from telomeres throughout eukaryotes. TERRA molecules consist of chromosome end-specific subtelomeric sequences and telomeric repeats at their 3' ends. Recent work suggests that TERRA sustains several important functions at chromosome ends. TERRA can regulate telomere length through modulation of exonuclease 1 and telomerase, it may promote recruitment of chromatin modifiers to damaged telomeres and thereby enable DNA end-processing, and it may promote telomere protein composition changes during cell cycle progression. Furthermore, telomere transcription regulates chromosome-end mobility within the nucleus. We review how TERRA, by regulated expression and by providing a molecular scaffold for various protein enzymes, can support a large variety of vital functions. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Executive compensation and firm performance: Evidence from Indian firms

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    Mehul Raithatha

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The study examines the relationship between executive compensation and firm performance among Indian firms. The evidence suggests that firm performance measured by accounting, as well as market-based measures, significantly affects executive compensation. We also test for the presence of persistence in executive compensation by employing the system-generalised methods of moments (GMM estimator. We find significant persistence in executive compensation among the sample firms. Further, we report the absence of pay–performance relationship among the smaller sample firms and business group affiliated firms. Thus, our findings cast doubts over the performance-based executive compensation practices of Indian business group affiliated firms.

  18. Imagem e movimento: o modo visual na construção da identidade do sem-terra Image and movement: the visual mode in the identity construction of landless workers

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    Vanderlei J. Zacchi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudos sobre os multiletramentos têm chamado a atenção para a crescente importância de habilidades não-verbais no processo de aprendizagem e de construção de identidade, principalmente com o advento das novas tecnologias de comunicação. As habilidades, ou modos de produção de significado, mais importantes são cinco: visual, auditiva, gestual, espacial e multimodal. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar o visual como modo de produção de significado e sua relação com o modo linguístico nas mídias do MST. Embora o movimento coloque grande ênfase no verbal, o trabalho com imagens pode ser visto também como fonte de empoderamento e construção de identidade do sem-terra.Studies on multiliteracies have been placing great emphasis on nonverbal skills in learning and in identity construction, especially with the rise of new technologies of communication. The most significant skills, or modes of meaning-making, are five: the visual, the audio, the spatial, the gestural and the multimodal. This paper aims at analysing the visual as a mode of meaning-making and its interaction with the linguistic mode in the MST's electronic and print media. Although the landless movement places great emphasis on the written-textual mode, it has been highly skilful in dealing with images in ways which contribute to the empowerment and identity construction of the landless.

  19. Collaborative Communities of Firms

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    2011-01-01

    Both small and medium-size entrepreneurial firms face liabilities such as resource scarcity and scale diseconomies, making it difficult for them to innovate on a continuous basis. In response, experimentation with new ways of organizing for innovation has increased. One successful result is an or......Both small and medium-size entrepreneurial firms face liabilities such as resource scarcity and scale diseconomies, making it difficult for them to innovate on a continuous basis. In response, experimentation with new ways of organizing for innovation has increased. One successful result...... is an organizational model called the collaborative community of firms. This chapter addresses an important organizational role in a collaborative community, that of the shared services provider. The shared services provider acts as a facilitator in the community, helping member firms collaborate with one another...... and developing strategic initiatives that aid the community as a whole. We discuss the facilitator role of the shared services provider, contrasting it with the coordinator role found in other multi-firm organizations, and we show how shared services providers function by describing three examples...

  20. Etnopedologia e transferência de conhecimento: diálogos entre os saberes indígena e técnico na Terra Indígena Malacacheta, Roraima Ethnopedology and knowledge transfer: dialogue between indians and soil scientists in the Malacacheta Indian Territory, Roraima, Amazon

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    José Frutuoso do Vale Jr.

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento indígena sobre a pedodiversidade é o objeto principal da etnopedologia. Nesse sentido, a tradição agrícola e cultural dos índios Uapixana, do tronco lingüístico Aruaque, em Roraima, constitui relevante acervo imaterial de valor etnocientífico, sendo valorizada pela Universidade Federal de Roraima em seus cursos superiores de Educação Indígena no Estado. Neste trabalho confrontou-se a experiência etnopedológica dos índios Uapixana com o Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos, durante o levantamento de solos da Terra Indígena (TI Malacacheta. O sistema de classificação etnopedológica existente na comunidade indígena Uapixana da TI Malacacheta identifica e separa todos os principais compartimentos ambientais de ocorrência na área, permitindo relacionar aspectos de simples percepção e identificação (cor, textura, profundidade, vegetação com aspectos cognoscíveis (uso, tipo de cultivo, vocação, etc.. Os índios Uapixana identificam e classificam oito tipos básicos de solos, que ocorrem individualmente ou formando associações: Imii Wyzda'u (Terra Amarelada, Imii Wyza'u (Terra Vermelha, Imii Pudiidiu (Terra Preta, Imii Pudiidiza'u (Terra Roxa, Katy Bara Pudiidiu (Barro Arenoso, Imii Kaxidia'u (Estopa Preta, Imii Katy Bara Pudiidiu Naik Baraka'u (Terra Arenosa Preta e Branca e Imii Wyzadaza'u Rik Pudiidiu (Miscelânea de Terra Amarela, Roxa e afloramentos de rocha, abordando características morfológicas, físicas e químicas e as principais limitações quanto ao uso agrícola. Há relação evidente entre a dimensão do saber etnopedológico o saber etnoecológico, em sentido amplo. A experiência etnopedológica representa, assim, a extensão de uma abrangente cadeia de inter-relações homem-meio, dentro do princípio universal da ecologia humana da paisagem. O diálogo etnopedológico travado entre a comunidade indígena e os pedólogos trouxe contribuições muito relevantes e mutuamente

  1. Innovation in Family Firms

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    Filser, Matthias; Brem, Alexander; Gast, Johanna

    2016-01-01

    , organizational culture and behaviour, resources, and innovation and strategy. Second, based on a thorough literature review the major research avenues are reflected. The comparison of the results of both analyses showed the following areas for future research on family firm innovation: members‘ individual human......Over the past decade, research on innovation in family firms has received growing attention by scholars and practitioners around the globe with a wide range of aspects explored within the current body of literature. Despite the constantly growing number of scientific publications, research lacks...... a comprehensive and critical review of past and present research achievements. First, conducting a bibliometric analysis with a focus on innovation in family firms, we identify five topical clusters that help to understand the foundations of recent findings: namely ownership and governance, structural settings...

  2. Modern Competitive Strategy Firm

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    František Bartes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with problems of an ever increasing number of cases of successful application of old combat strategies in business practice. Nevertheless, the author refuses the so called “direct conflict“ of firms, when it is really fought for victory on the market. His approach is based on the philosophy of “victory without fight“, in other words – of achieving the aim without direct conflict with the rival firm.In the end he comes to the conclusion that combat philosophies are more and more often incorporated into classical approach of strategic firm control and become the integral part of philosophy of management. At the close happens to opinion that the one from basic factors absolutely necessary to creation such strategy at company, is necessary present so-called „creative intelligence“.

  3. Which firms use measures?

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    Pedersen, Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum; Sudzina, Frantisek

    2012-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the anatomy of firms which adopt comprehensive performance measurement (PM) systems in order to gain an understanding of how internal (organisational capabilities) and external (perceived environmental uncertainties) factors shape performance...... measurement practices. Design/methodology/approach – This paper hypothesises that firms dominated by organic capabilities and operating in unpredictable markets are more likely to adopt comprehensive PM systems. The statistical test of these hypotheses is based on a 2008 survey of 299 Danish firms. Findings...... – This paper concludes that a limited number of internal and external factors have a significant influence on the adoption of PM systems. There is no consistent pattern, however, between the different sub-categories of organisational capabilities/perceived environmental uncertainties and PM adoption...

  4. [Terra firma-forme dermatosis].

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    Pallure, V; Ameline, M; Plantin, P; Bessis, D

    2013-11-01

    Terra firma-forme (i.e. resembling dry earth) is a condition chiefly affecting children wrongly considered as dermatosis arising out of negligence and inadequate corporal hygiene. It is in fact an acquired and asymptomatic grey-brown hyperpigmentation of the skin that persists despite normal washing with soap and water, but which subsides on rubbing with isopropyl alcohol 70%. Herein we report 10 new cases of this disorder. Ten patients aged between 7 months in 17 years were seen for acquired macular skin pigmentation, either brown or grey, fragmented and confluent. In six patients, this abnormality was the main reason for the consultation, generally on aesthetic grounds, and more rarely for diagnosis or suspicion of acanthosis nigricans. In all cases, questioning revealed normal hygiene measures. The condition comprised macular or acquired papular pigmentation, either brown or grey, of bilateral and symmetrical disposition and electively affecting the neck, trunk and retro-malleolar area of the ankles. Clinical examination together with a test involving rubbing with isopropyl alcohol 70° confirmed the diagnosis, revealing healthy underlying skin. Terra firma-forme dermatosis is frequently seen in clinical practice but is largely ignored in the French literature, possibly because of relevant indifference towards the condition. It affects both sexes equally, with no predilection for age or ethnicity, although it is classically seen to a greater extent during adolescence. Diagnosis of the condition, which is easily made thanks to the hyperpigmentation of dirty brown appearance on the neck and the ankles in particular, should not mislead the practitioner into blaming patients for supposedly deficient body hygiene. Knowledge of this form of dermatosis is useful because of its potentially harmful aesthetic and social effects, despite the ease of treatment by insistent rubbing of the affected areas with medical alcohol or ether. Early recognition also avoids pointless

  5. Servitization in Industrial Firms

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    Hsuan, Juliana; Frandsen, Thomas; Raja, Jawwad

    analyzed in more detail, for example with regard to the types of services offered, company size, industry representation, turnover and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT). The analysis presented in this booklet may inspire Danish firms and help them, in their servitization journeys, to position...... themselves in relation to other companies in similar or related industries. In setting out a brief overview of the overall industrial service landscape in Denmark, the following is highlighted: - The extent to which Danish industrial firms are communicating service offerings through their websites...... - The relative frequency of different service categories and variation across industries - The characteristics of the analyzed companies in terms of size, turnover and EBIT...

  6. Collaborative Communities of Firms

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    2011-01-01

    Both small and medium-size entrepreneurial firms face liabilities such as resource scarcity and scale diseconomies, making it difficult for them to innovate on a continuous basis. In response, experimentation with new ways of organizing for innovation has increased. One successful result is an or...... of collaborative communities of firms from different sectors: the U.S.-based Blade.org and two Denmark-based communities, the Kalundborg Industrial Symbiosis and MG50. Implications for the theory and practice of organization design are discussed....

  7. Argamassas para construções em terra crua. Patologias associadas e formas de as minorar

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    Faria, Paulina

    2003-01-01

    Encontro “A Terra na Arquitectura”, Sines, 2003 Apresentam-se de forma genérica as principais patologias associadas às construções de terra crua, nomeadamente às relativas à erosão, à absorção de água e a condensações de vapor de água. Ressaltam-se os problemas relativos à acção dos sais. Relembram-se as exigências a cumprir pelos revestimentos de paredes, as características que estes devem possuir e os tipos de argamassas de revestimento aplicados correntemente. Apresentam-se alguma...

  8. The Multinational Firm

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    Morgan, Glenn; Hull Kristensen, Peer; Whitley, Richard

    In contrast to the traditional view of multinational firms as cohesive rational actors maximizing the use of resources across national boundaries, the contributors to this volume argue that they are complex social arenas where competing groups draw on resources from their own socially-embedded lo......In contrast to the traditional view of multinational firms as cohesive rational actors maximizing the use of resources across national boundaries, the contributors to this volume argue that they are complex social arenas where competing groups draw on resources from their own socially......-embedded locations in developing new transnational social relationships. As firms seek to manage across national and institutional boundaries, they stretch their existing capacities and routines and develop new sets of transnational social relationships through different groups competing and cooperating....... These processes occur at a number of levels which are explored in different empirical settings. Firstly, at the level of governance, multinational firms may develop conflicts between investors from different national contexts, for example between the arms-length orientation of Anglo-Saxon institutional investors...

  9. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Markusen, James R.; Schjerning, Bertel

    Many papers have documented a wage premium in foreign-owned and large firms. However, there is very little formal theory in the literature and empirical analyses are typically not based on hypotheses which are rigorously derived from theory. This paper contributes to the theory-empirics gap by de...

  10. Firms, crowds, and innovation

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    Felin, Teppo; Lakhani, Karim R; Tushman, Michael L

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to suggest a (preliminary) taxonomy and research agenda for the topic of “firms, crowds, and innovation” and to provide an introduction to the associated special issue. We specifically discuss how various crowd-related phenomena and practices—for example, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, user innovation, and peer production—relate to theories of the firm, with particular attention on “sociality” in firms and markets. We first briefly review extant theories of the firm and then discuss three theoretical aspects of sociality related to crowds in the context of strategy, organizations, and innovation: (1) the functions of sociality (sociality as extension of rationality, sociality as sensing and signaling, sociality as matching and identity), (2) the forms of sociality (independent/aggregate and interacting/emergent forms of sociality), and (3) the failures of sociality (misattribution and misapplication). We conclude with an outline of future research directions and introduce the special issue papers and essays. PMID:28690428

  11. The board structure and firm performance in SMEs: Evidence from Spain/La estructura del consejo y la rentabilidad empresarial en las PYMEs: evidencia desde Espãna

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    Blanca Arosa; Txomin Iturralde; Amaia Maseda

    2013-01-01

    .... To test our hypothesis we use a sample of 307 Spanish SMEs, none of which is listed. Our main empirical result is the negative impact of the outside directors proportion and board size on firm performance...

  12. EOS Terra: Mission Status Constellation MOWG

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    Mantziaras, Dimitrios

    2016-01-01

    This EOS Terra Mission Status Constellation MOWG will discuss mission summary; spacecraft subsystems summary, recent and planned activities; inclination adjust maneuvers, conjunction history, propellant usage and lifetime estimate; and end of mission plan.

  13. TERRA: telomeric repeat-containing RNA.

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    Luke, Brian; Lingner, Joachim

    2009-09-02

    Telomeres, the physical ends of eukaryotic chromosomes, consist of tandem arrays of short DNA repeats and a large set of specialized proteins. A recent analysis has identified telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), a large non-coding RNA in animals and fungi, which forms an integral component of telomeric heterochromatin. TERRA transcription occurs at most or all chromosome ends and it is regulated by RNA surveillance factors and in response to changes in telomere length. TERRA functions that are emerging suggest important roles in the regulation of telomerase and in orchestrating chromatin remodelling throughout development and cellular differentiation. The accumulation of TERRA at telomeres can also interfere with telomere replication, leading to a sudden loss of telomere tracts. Such a phenotype can be observed upon impairment of the RNA surveillance machinery or in cells from ICF (Immunodeficiency, Centromeric region instability, Facial anomalies) patients, in which TERRA is upregulated because of DNA methylation defects in the subtelomeric region. Thus, TERRA may mediate several crucial functions at the telomeres, a region of the genome that had been considered to be transcriptionally silent.

  14. Firm-Specific Learning and the Nature of the Firm

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    Knudsen, Thorbjørn

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses the limits of a purely transaction cost explanation of the existence of the firm by pointing to additional factors. A simple heuristic model shows that firm-specific learning effects can overcome the costs of monitoring employees, and explain the existence of the firm even ...

  15. Grain quality of upland rice cultivars in response to cropping systems in the Brazilian tropical savanna Qualidade de grãos de cultivares de arroz de terras altas em função do sistema de cultivo na região do cerrado brasileiro

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    Carlos Alexandre Costa Crusciol

    2008-01-01

    ção por aspersão aumentou o rendimento de engenho (8,0% e de grãos inteiros (23,7% do arroz de terras altas, em anos com ocorrência de veranicos nas fases reprodutiva e de maturação. Sob condições de baixa disponibilidade hídrica o cultivar Carajás apresenta rendimento de benefício 5,1% maior do que o cultivar IAC 201. A baixa disponibilidade hídrica promove acréscimo nos teores de proteína, N, P, Ca, Mg, Fe e Zn nos grãos brunidos, porém reduz os teores de S e Cu. Os teores de nutrientes nos grãos brunidos dos cultivares IAC 201 e Carajás são similares.

  16. The Innovative Capacity of Firms

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    Neely Andy

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Innovation is widely accepted as a crucial competitive weapon in today's global market place. Yet the levels of innovation achieved by different firms, even within the same industry, can vary widely. The key question raised by this observation is why. Why are some firms more innovative than others? What are the factors that determine a firm's capacity to innovate and how can these be managed to enhance the firm's innovative potential? This paper sets out to address these and related issues. It reports the results of a study of competitiveness and innovation of firms in the East of England. In the paper it is argued that the innovative capacity of a firm is a function of the firm's culture, resources, competences and networks. Justification for this framework is provided by a review of the relevant literature and a series of case studies examining the capacity to innovate of a sample of firms in the East of England.

  17. Belgian firms visiting CERN

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    25 – 26 MAY 2009 09.00 to 17.00 Monday 25 May 09.00 to 17.00 Tuesday 26 May Individual interviews will take place in technicians’ offices. The firms will contact relevant users/technicians but any user wishing to make contact with a particular firm is welcome to use the contact details which are available from each departmental secretariat or from the GS Department web pages here. List of Companies:Automation Services and Consulting BVBA Burrick NV, (PLC) Cissoid DB Engineering Design, Drafting & Services BVBA Entelec Control Systems GILLAM-Fei S.A. HPC ICSENSE IWT – Enterprise Europe Flanders Jema SA Mecasoft SA SA Polmans Rapid-Torc Resarm Engineering Plastics SA Sentera Europa NV SLC BVBA Stocker Industrie SA Technord Tecnubel Winlock BVBA For further information please contact Caroline Laignel (GS-DI 73722) or Karine Robert (GS-SEM-LS 74407).

  18. Entrepreneurship and the Firm

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    Foss, Nicolai Juul; Klein, Peter G.

    While characteristically "Austrian" themes such as entrepreneurship, economic calculation, tacit knowledge and the temporal structure of capital are clearly relevant to the business firm, Austrian economists have said relatively little about management, organization and strategy. This work features...... topics. These include knowledge management, authority and hierarchy, modularity, corporate restructuring, telecommunications regulation and competitive advantage. They clearly show how Austrian ideas can usefully engage, challenge and extend more mainstream perspectives on economic organization....

  19. Entrepreneurship and the Firm

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    Foss, Nicolai Juul; Klein, Peter G.

    12 chapters that all seek to advance the understanding of these issues by drawing on Austrian ideas. Building on existing research in transaction cost economics, agency theory, evolutionary economics and the resource-based theory of the firm, the authors cover a wide range of theoretical and applied...... topics. These include knowledge management, authority and hierarchy, modularity, corporate restructuring, telecommunications regulation and competitive advantage. They clearly show how Austrian ideas can usefully engage, challenge and extend more mainstream perspectives on economic organization....

  20. Board diversity in family firms

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    Menozzi, Anna; Fraquelli, Giovanni; Novara, Jolanda de

    2015-01-01

    The paper deals with diversity as a key factor to improve the board of directors’ decision process in family firms. The empirical literature about board diversity points at the positive impact of diversity on board functioning and firm performance. The paper uses a statistical diversity index to capture the heterogeneity of board of directors and put it in relation with firm performance, as measured by firm profitability. The empirical analysis is based on a newly collected panel of 327 famil...

  1. Teores de silício no solo e na planta de arroz de terras altas com diferentes doses de adubação silicatada e nitrogenada Silicon contents in soil and in highland rice plants under different doses of silicon and nitrogen fertilization

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    M. Mauad

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available O Si não é elemento essencial para o crescimento e desenvolvimento das plantas, porém sua absorção pode trazer inúmeros benefícios para culturas acumuladoras de Si, como o arroz. Entretanto, considerando o avançado grau de intemperização em que se encontram os solos tropicais, os teores de Si disponível nestes solos são baixos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, na cultura do arroz de terras altas sob condições de túnel plástico, o efeito de doses de Si e de N na produção de matéria seca, na produtividade de grãos, no teor de N, nos teores de Si no solo e na planta e na quantidade de Si extraído do solo. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por três doses de N (5, 75 e 150 mg kg-1 de N, tendo como fonte a uréia e quatro doses de Si (0, 200, 400 e 600 mg kg-1 de SiO2 tendo como fonte o silicato de cálcio (Wollastonita. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com esquema fatorial 3 x 4, com cinco repetições. O acúmulo de matéria seca, a produtividade de grãos e os teores de N na planta não foram influenciados pelas doses de Si. O incremento da adubação nitrogenada aumentou a produção de matéria seca, a produtividade de grãos e o teor de N na planta, porém nenhum efeito foi encontrado para os teores de Si no solo. Houve interação N x Si para os teores de Si na planta e para a quantidade de Si acumulado pelas plantas.The element Silicon is not deemed essential for plant growth and development, but its absorption can benefit cumulative cultures like rice greatly. The Si content of tropical soils, however, is very low, due to the advanced weathering degree. The objective of this work was to evaluate the growth of rice plants in highlands under plastic tunnels and the effects of nitrogen (N and Si doses on dry matter production, grain productivity, N content; Si soil and plant contents; and on the amount of extracted silicon. The treatments consisted of three doses of N (5, 75, and 150

  2. DEMONSTRATION BULLETIN: TERRA KLEEN SOLVENT EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY - TERRA-KLEEN RESPONSE GROUP, INC.

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    The Terra-Kleen Solvent Extraction Technology was developed by Terra-Kleen Response Group, Inc., to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and other organic constituents from contaminated soil. This batch process system uses a proprietary solvent at ambient temperatures to treat ...

  3. Connected Firms and Investor Myopia

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    Ginglinger, Edith; Hébert, Camille; Renneboog, Luc

    2017-01-01

    Conglomerates, multinational corporations and business groups are non-exclusive forms of complex firms. Often organized as corporate networks, complex firms control a myriad of firms connected through ownership links. We investigate whether parent-subsidiary links within corporate networks enhance

  4. Whom do new firms hire?

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    2015-01-01

    Using the matched employer-employee data set for Denmark and information on the founders of new firms, we analyze the hiring choices of all new firms that entered from 2003 to 2010. We develop a theoretical model in which the quality of a firm’s employees determines its average cost, a firm...

  5. Social security and firm performance

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    Lee, Sangheon; Torm, Nina

    2017-01-01

    This article investigates how social security provision - a key determinant of formality - impacts on small and medium-sized firm performance in Viet Nam. Based on enterprise census data covering all registered firms from 2006 to 2011, the authors find that firms which increase their social secur...

  6. O trabalho dos índios numa "terra muito destituída de escravos": políticas indigenistas e políticas indígenas na antiga Capitania de Porto Seguro (1763-1808

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    Francisco CANCELA

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a presença e a dinâmica do trabalho indígena na antiga Capitania de Porto Seguro, entre os anos de 1763 e 1808. Apresenta o projeto de colonização reformista elaborado para a referida região, com destaque para o papel dos índios enquanto mão de obra fundamental para alavancar os empreendimentos coloniais. A partir do diálogo com várias correspondências realizadas entre autoridades régias, com relatos de cronistas e viajantes e com outros documentos administrativos, demonstra como o surto econômico experimentado no atual extremo sul da Bahia no fim do período colonial se estruturou em um campo de forças que colocava em embate as políticas indigenistas e as políticas indígenas.

  7. Small Volcano in Terra Cimmeria

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    2002-01-01

    (Released 26 June 2002) The Science This positive relief feature (see MOLA context) in the ancient highlands of Mars appears to be a heavily eroded volcanic center. The top of this feature appears to be under attack by the erosive forces of the martian wind. Light-toned streaks are visible, trending northeast to southwest, and may be caused by scouring of the terrain, or they may be dune forms moving sand. The northeast portion of the caldera area looks as though a layer of material is being removed to expose a slightly lighter-toned surface underneath. The flanks of this feature are slightly less cratered than the surrounding terrain, which could be explained in two ways: 1) this feature may be younger than the surrounding area, and has had less time to accumulate meteorite impacts, or 2) the slopes that are observed today may be so heavily eroded that the original, cratered surfaces are now gone, exposing relatively uncratered rocks. Although most of Terra Cimmeria has low albedo, some eastern portions, such as shown in this image, demonstrate an overall lack of contrast that attests to the presence of a layer of dust mantling the surface. This dust, in part, is responsible for the muted appearance and infill of many of the craters at the northern and southern ends of this image The Story This flat-topped volcano pops out from the surface, the swirls of its ancient lava flows running down onto the ancient highlands of Mars. Its smooth top appears to be under attack by the erosive forces of the martian wind. How can you tell? Click on the image above for a close-up look. You'll see some light-toned streaks that run in a northeast-southwest direction. They are caused either by the scouring of the terrain or dunes of moving sand. Either way, the wind likely plays upon the volcano's surface. Look also for the subtle, nearly crescent shaped feature at the northeast portion of the volcano's cap. It looks as if a layer of material has been removed by the wind, exposing

  8. Canine visceral leishmaniasis in the Krenak indigenous community, Resplendor, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, 2007 Leishmaniose visceral canina na Terra Indígena Krenak, Resplendor, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 2007

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    Eloiza Gonçalves Antônio

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The authors conducted a cross-sectional study of the local canine population in the Krenak indigenous community to detect parasites of the genus Leishmania and identify the circulating species and the proportion of asymptomatic dogs, while investigating associations between canine infection and the dogs' sex, age, and hair length. A seroepidemiological survey was performed, including 63 dogs. All the animals underwent clinical examination to verify the presence of characteristic signs, and serum samples were taken for serological tests (ELISA, IIF. Infected dogs culled by the health service were necropsied and the material was analyzed using molecular diagnostic techniques. The cross-sectional study detected a 46% prevalence rate, and the circulating species was Leishmania (L. chagasi. The statistical analysis showed no association between infection and the independent variables. The study generated data on the epidemiological situation with canine infection in the area, which was previously unknown.Foi realizado um estudo seccional para detectar, na população canina, a presença de parasitos do gênero Leishmania e a espécie circulante, a proporção de cães assintomáticos, investigando concomitantemente a existência de associações entre a infecção canina e as variáveis: sexo, idade e tipo de pelo dos cães. Para o estudo seccional, foi realizado um inquérito censitário, que avaliou 63 cães. Todos passaram por uma avaliação clínica para verificar a presença de sintomas característicos da infecção; amostras de soro foram coletadas para os testes sorológicos (ELISA, RIFI. Os cães positivos retirados pelo serviço de saúde foram necropsiados, e o material, analisado pelas técnicas de diagnóstico molecular. O estudo seccional realizado detectou uma prevalência de 46%, sendo a espécie circulante a Leishmania (L. chagasi. A análise estatística não detectou nenhuma associação entre infecção e as vari

  9. Social security and firm performance

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    Torm, Nina; Lee, Sangheon

    2017-01-01

    The relationship between job quality and firm performance has been much debated with mixed evidence, and the evidence is particularly limited in the case of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies. This paper investigates how social security provision as a key determining factor...... of formality impacts on firm performance in Vietnam. Based on enterprise census data covering all registered firms across the 63 Provinces of Vietnam from 2006 to 2011, we find that, controlling for unobserved time-invariant firm-level characteristics, firms which increase the social security coverage by 10...... per cent, experience a per worker revenue gain of between 1.1–2.6 per cent and a profit gain of around 1.3–3.0 per cent, with exact estimates depending on the survival time of the firm. However, there is time-inconsistency between costs (social security contributions) and benefits (firm performance...

  10. Bacharéis sem-terra! Uma análise da Ação Civil Pública contra a primeira turma de direito pelo Programa Nacional de Educação na Reforma Agrária

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    Marcos Alfonso Spiess

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca analisar o processo de Ação Civil Pública (ACP ajuizado pelo Ministério Público Federal (MPF em face da Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG e do Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (Incra, processo judicial que teve por objetivo a extinção da primeira turma de direito criada através do Programa Nacional de Educação na Reforma Agrária (Pronera. Privilegiando as decisões judiciais, sentença e acórdão, busca-se ressaltar os principais discursos produzidos nos autos de processo, os quais demonstram a sistemática exclusão das comunidades rurais do ensino superior. Para além das controvérsias acerca dos princípios da constitucionalidade, da legalidade e da isonomia, torna-se possível perceber que se de um lado o MPF reforça a tese de que o ensino jurídico é essencialmente desenvolvido no e para um “mundo urbano”; de outro lado, há os argumentos da UFG e do Incra que possibilitam repensar o próprio conceito de universidade e da educação como um direito de todos, propondo uma universidade que englobe as diferentes realidades sociais brasileiras.

  11. Astronomy at School: Measurements of the Earth-Moon Distance. (Spanish Title: Astronomía en la Escuela: Medición de la Distancia Tierra-Luna.) Astronomia na Escola: Medida da Distância Terra-Lua

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    Paolantonio, Santiago; Pintado, Olga I.

    2006-12-01

    The aim of this project is to approach High School students to Science. We propose to measure the Earth-Moon distance using the parallax. The observation and measurements techniques and all the calculations needed are described in this paper. The results obtained in a test experience realized during 2003 are presented. This test shows that this is a feasible project and also shows which things needed to be improved. Se plantea la propuesta de un proyecto educativo dirigido al Nivel Medio de enseñanza, consistente en la determinación de la distancia Tierra - Luna por paralaje. Se describen las técnicas de observación, mediciones y cálculos. Se proporcionan a continuación los resultados obtenidos en la experiencia piloto realizada en el 2003, la que permitió comprobar la factibilidad de llevar a cabo la propuesta, así como perfeccionar los diferentes aspectos involucrados en la misma. Propomos neste trabalho um projeto educativo dirigido ao Ensino Médio que consiste na determinação da distância Terra-Lua pelo efeito da paralaxe. As técnicas de observação, medidas e cálculos auxiliares são descritos, e os resultados obtidos numa experiência-teste realizada no ano de 2003 apresentados. Este último teste permitiu comprovar a viabilidade de execução da proposta e aperfeiçoar diversos aspectos da mesma.

  12. Innovation Management in Project-Based Firms

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    F.P. Blindenbach

    2006-01-01

    textabstractProject-based firms have an organizational structure, capabilities and routines that clearly distinguish them from manufacturing firms. Some have claimed that these characteristics make project-based firms more innovative than, for instance, manufacturing firms, others argue the

  13. Terra - the Earth Observing System flagship observatory

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    Thome, K. J.

    2013-12-01

    The Terra platform enters its teenage years with an array of accomplishments but also with the potential to do much more. Efforts continue to extend the Terra data record to build upon its array of accomplishments and make its data more valuable by creating a record length that allows examination of inter annual variability, observe trends on the decadal scale, and gather statistics relevant to the define climate metrics. Continued data from Terra's complementary instruments will play a key role in creating the data record needed for scientists to develop an understanding of our climate system. Terra's suite of instruments: ASTER (contributed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy and Trade and Industry with a JPL-led US Science Team), CERES (NASA LaRC - PI), MISR (JPL - PI), MODIS (NASA GSFC), and MOPITT (sponsored by Canadian Space Agency with NCAR-led Science Team) are providing an unprecedented 81 core data products. The annual demand for Terra data remains with >120 million files distributed in 2011 and >157 million in 2012. More than 1,100 peer-reviewed publications appeared in 2012 using Terra data bringing the lifetime total >7,600. Citation numbers of 21,000 for 2012 and over 100,000 for the mission's lifetime. The broad range of products enable the community to provide answers to the overarching question, 'How is the Earth changing and what are the consequences for life on Earth?' Terra continues to provide data that: (1) Extend the baseline of morning-orbit collections; (2) Enable comparison of measurements acquired from past high-impact events; (3) Add value to recently-launched and soon-to-be launched missions, and upcoming field programs. Terra data continue to support monitoring and relief efforts for natural and man-made disasters that involve U.S. interests. Terra also contributes to Applications Focus Areas supporting the U.S. National Objectives for agriculture, air quality, climate, disaster management, ecological forecasting, public health, water

  14. Female Directors and Firm Performance: Evidence from UK Listed Firms

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    Pananda Pasaribu

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The impact of female directors on firm performance has lacked consistency in the previously conducted empirical studies, which may be due to the endogeneity problem, or certain characteristics (i.e. governance, industry, competition. This study examines the relationship between female directors and firm performance by addressing those problems. This study analyses all non-financial UK listed firms during the period 2004-2012 and employs several econometric models. The regression results indicate that there is little evidence that female directors have a positive and strong relationship with firm performance. But, further analysis reports that the UK’s small listed firms experience a positive significant effect, because small firms do not suffer from the problem of over-monitoring and they have more flexibility in composing their boards of directors.

  15. Efeito da pressão antrópica sobre igarapés na Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, área de floresta na Amazônia Central

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    Ferreira,Sávio José Filgueiras; Miranda,Sebastião Átila Fonseca; Marques Filho,Ari de Oliveira; Silva,Cláudia Cândida

    2012-01-01

    Foram investigadas variáveis físico-químicas e químicas de ambientes aquáticos, em área de floresta primária de terra firme, próxima à área urbana, no município de Manaus. Os cursos de águas superficiais investigados drenam tanto área de floresta primária como urbanizada e, na região, são chamados igarapés. Dois desses igarapés têm suas nascentes na área urbana, adentram a área de floresta e lá se juntam. Ainda dentro da mesma área o igarapé resultante encontra-se com um outro que drena apena...

  16. Danish firms visit CERN

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    30 – 31 JANUARY 2012 09:00 to 17:00 Monday 30 January 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday 31 January Individual interviews will take place in technicians’ offices. The firms will contact relevant users/technicians but any user wishing to make contact with a particular firm is welcome to use the contact details available from the secretariat of their department or from the GS Department web page. List of Companies: · Axcon APS · BB Electronics A/S · B.Rustfrit Stal A/S · CIM Industrial Systems A/S · Danfysik A/S · Develco A/S · Eletronic A/S · GPV Group · Innoware A/S · JLI Vision A/S · NECAS A/S· NKT Cables A/S · Noliac A/S · Prodan A/S · Röttger’s Vaerktoj A/S · Vengcon APS For further information please contact Claudia Bruggmann Furlan  GS-IS-LS 73312 or Caroline Laignel GS-DI 73722.

  17. Firm Search for External Knowledge

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    Sofka, Wolfgang; Grimpe, Christoph

    2012-01-01

    The innovation performance of modern firms is increasingly determined by their ability to search and absorb external knowledge. However, after a certain threshold firms "oversearch" their environment and innovation performance declines. In this paper, we argue that prior literature has largely...... ignored the institutional context that provides or denies access to external knowledge at the country level. Combining institutional and knowledge search theory, we suggest that the market orientation of the institutional environment and the magnitude of institutional change influence when firms begin...... to experience the negative performance effects of oversearch. Based on a comprehensive sample of almost 8,000 firms from ten European countries, we find that institutions matter considerably for firms' search activity. Higher market orientation of institutions increases the effectiveness of firms' search...

  18. Scaling the Pipe: NASA EOS Terra Data Systems at 10

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    Wolfe, Robert E.; Ramapriyan, Hampapuram K.

    2010-01-01

    Standard products from the five sensors on NASA's Earth Observing System's (EOS) Terra satellite are being used world-wide for earth science research and applications. This paper describes the evolution of the Terra data systems over the last decade in which the distributed systems that produce, archive and distribute high quality Terra data products were scaled by two orders of magnitude.

  19. Inside the Family Firm

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    Bennedsen, Morten; Nielsen, Kasper; Pérez-González, Francisco

    2005-01-01

    This paper uses a unique dataset from Denmark to investigate (1) the role of family characteristics in corporate decision making, and (2) the consequences of these decisions on firm performance. We focus on the decision to appoint either a family or an external chief executive officer (CEO). We...... show that a departing CEO's family characteristics have a strong predictive power in explaining CEO succession decisions: family CEOs are more frequently selected the larger the size of the family, the higher the ratio of male children and when the departing CEOs had only had one spouse. We...... then analyze the impact of family successions on performance. We overcome endogeneity and omitted variables problems of previous papers in the literature by using the gender of a departing CEO's first-born child as an instrumental variable (IV) for family successions. This is a plausible IV as male first...

  20. Belgian Firms Visit CERN

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    2001-01-01

    Fifteen Belgian firms visited CERN last 2 and 3 April to present their know-how. Industrial sectors ranging from precision machining to electrical engineering and electronics were represented. And for the first time, companies from the Flemish and Brussels regions of the country joined their Walloon compatriots, who have come to CERN before. The visit was organised by Mr J.-M. Warêgne, economic and commercial attaché at the Belgian permanent mission for the French-speaking region, Mr J. Van de Vondel, his opposite number for the Flemish region, and Mrs E. Solowianiuk, economic and commercial counsellor at the Belgian permanent mission for the Brussels-Capital region.

  1. Measuring Firm Performance

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    Assaf, A. George; Josiassen, Alexander; Gillen, David

    2014-01-01

    Set in the airport industry, this paper measures firm performance using both desirable and bad outputs (i.e. airport delays). We first estimate a model that does not include the bad outputs and then a model that includes bad outputs. The results show important differences in the efficiency...... and productivity results depending on whether bad outputs are or are not included in the model. The differences reflect the resource cost to society and the potential cost to an airport if such externalities were internalized. Finally, the paper provides measures of shadow prices for the bad output, in our case...... airport delay, and discusses the results in terms of several interesting trends affecting US airports....

  2. Sequential Divestiture and Firm Asymmetry

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    Wen Zhou

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Simple Cournot models of divestiture tend to generate incentives to divest which are too strong, predicting that firms will break up into an infinite number of divisions resulting in perfect competition. This paper shows that if the order of divestitures is endogenized, firms will always choose sequential, and hence very limited, divestitures. Divestitures favor the larger firm and the follower in a sequential game. Divestitures in which the larger firm is the follower generate greater industry profit and social welfare, but a smaller consumer surplus.

  3. Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms

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    Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms investigates the different elements of the experiences of emerging economy firms and sheds essential light on a large variety of aspects associated with their functioning in both home and host contexts. For example, firms must be able to overcome the liability...... of foreign and emerging issues when they expand their activities in various contexts, enter, exit, and re-enter overseas markets; they have to overcome institutional barriers, adapt the cultural challenges in foreign markets, undergo the impact of large multinational firms from developed economies...

  4. Riho Terras: "Esitlen Eesti riiki nagu produkti" / Riho Terras ; interv. Erika Prave

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    Terras, Riho, 1967-

    2003-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje : Subbota 26. apr. lk. 3. Eesti Vabariigi kaitseatashee Saksamaal ja Poolas kolonelleitnant Riho Terras töötab Berliinis ja hoolitseb Eesti kaitsealase koostöö eest Saksamaa ja Poolaga

  5. MODIS/Terra L2 browse jpeg, Aerosol Optical Depth (TERRA Browse Product)

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This is browse product: "MODIS/Terra L2 browse jpeg, Aerosol Optical Depth" Data set information: http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/ [placeholder metadata

  6. Terras kaitseväe juhatajaks

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    2011-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilvese kutsel Kadriorus kogunenud riigikaitse nõukogu arutas kaitseväe juhataja määramist. Kandidaadina tutvustas kaitseminister Mart Laar brigaadikindral Riho Terrast, kes praegu juhib kaitseväe peastaapi. Terras teenib kaitseväes 1991. aastast. Kaitseväe praeguse juhataja kindralleitnant Ants Laaneotsa ametiaeg lõpeb detsembris

  7. Urihi A: A Terra-Floresta Yanomami

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Review of Urihi A: A Terra-Floresta Yanomami. Bruce Albert and William Milliken with Gale Goodwin Gomez. São Paulo: Instituto Socioambiental, 2009. 207 pp., illustrations, tables, bibliography, appendices, index. Paperback ISBN: 978‐85 85994‐72‐3.

  8. Tree communities of white-sand and terra-firme forests of the upper Rio Negro

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    Stropp, J.; Sleen, van der J.P.; Assunção, P.A.; Silva, da A.L.; Steege, ter H.

    2011-01-01

    The high tree diversity and vast extent of Amazonian forests challenge our understanding of how tree species abundance and composition varies across this region. Information about these parameters, usually obtained from tree inventories plots, is essential for revealing patterns of tree diversity.

  9. Cyclicality and Firm Size in Private Firm Defaults

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    Jensen, Thais Lærkholm; Lando, David; Medhat, Mamdouh

    2017-01-01

    The Basel II/III and CRD IV Accords reduce capital charges on bank loans to smaller firms by assuming that the default probabilities of smaller firms are less sensitive to macroeconomic cycles. We test this assumption in a default intensity framework using a large sample of bank loans to private...

  10. Terra in K-16 formal education settings

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    Chambers, L. H.; Fischer, J. D.; Lewis, P. M.; Moore, S. W.; Oots, P. C.; Rogerson, T. M.; Hitke, K. M.; Riebeek, H.

    2009-12-01

    Since it began, the Terra mission has had an active presence in formal education at the K-16 level. This educational presence was provided through the S’COOL project for the first five years of the mission, joined by the MY NASA DATA project for the second five years. The Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL) Project, begun in 1997 under the auspices of the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) project, seeks to motivate students across the entire K-12 spectrum to learn science basics and how they tie in to a larger picture. Beginning early on, college level participants have also participated in the project, both in science classes and in science education coursework. The project uses the connection to an on-going NASA science investigation as a powerful motivator for student observations, analysis and learning, and has reached around the globe as shown in the world map. This poster will review the impact that Terra, through S’COOL, has made in formal education over the last decade. The MY NASA DATA Project began in 2004 under the NASA Research, Education and Applications Solutions Network (REASoN). A 5-year REASoN grant enabled the creation of an extensive website which wraps easily accessible Earth science data - including Terra parameters from CERES (involving MODIS data fusion), MISR, and MOPITT (an example for carbon monoxide is given in the graph, with dark areas indicating high CO levels) - with explanatory material written at the middle school level, and an extensive collection of peer-reviewed lesson plans. The MY NASA DATA site has a rapidly growing user-base and was recently adopted by a number of NASA Earth Science missions, in addition to Terra, as a formal education arm of their Education and Public Outreach efforts. This poster will summarize the contributions that Terra, through MY NASA DATA, has made to formal education since 2004.

  11. Terra Mission Operations: Launch to the Present (and Beyond)

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    Thome, Kurt; Kelly, Angelita; Moyer, Eric; Mantziaras, Dimitrios; Case, Warren

    2014-01-01

    The Terra satellite, flagship of NASAs long-term Earth Observing System (EOS) Program, continues to provide useful earth science observations well past its 5-year design lifetime. This paper describes the evolution of Terra operations, including challenges and successes and the steps taken to preserve science requirements and prolong spacecraft life. Working cooperatively with the Terra science and instrument teams, including NASAs international partners, the mission operations team has successfully kept the Terra operating continuously, resolving challenges and adjusting operations as needed. Terra retains all of its observing capabilities (except Short Wave Infrared) despite its age. The paper also describes concepts for future operations.

  12. Influência de lâminas de água e adubação mineral na nutrição e produtividade de arroz de terras altas Influence of water levels and mineral fertilization on nutrition and yield of upland rice

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    C. A. C. Crusciol

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Para recomendações de adubação mais racionais, é fundamental o conhecimento das exigências nutricionais da cultura do arroz, nos diversos sistemas de cultivo. Objetivando estudar a influência de lâminas de água na nutrição e exportação de nutrientes pelo arroz de terras altas, cultivar IAC 201, sob dois níveis de adubação, foram instalados experimentos em um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, em Selvíria (MS, nos anos agrícolas de 1994/95 e 1995/96. O delineamento foi de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos constituíram-se da precipitação natural e de quatro lâminas de água fornecidas por aspersão. A lâmina L2 foi baseada no coeficiente de cultura (Kc do arroz de terras altas. As lâminas L1 e L3 foram definidas como 0,5 e 1,5 vez os Kcs utilizados em L2, respectivamente, e na lâmina L4 foi adotado Kc = 1,95 durante todo o ciclo da cultura. Em 1995/96, foram utilizados os mesmos tratamentos em parcelas subdivididas, sendo as subparcelas constituídas por duas doses de adubação (AD1 - 12 kg ha-1 de N, 90 de P2O5 e 30 de K2O, e AD2 - 24 kg ha-1 de N, 180 de P2O5 e 60 de K2O. A menor disponibilidade de água durante a fase vegetativa e reprodutiva proporcionou redução na produção de matéria seca, nos teores e quantidades de nutrientes acumuladas na parte aérea. O sistema irrigado por aspersão, independentemente da lâmina utilizada, proporcionou maior produtividade de grãos e exportação de nutrientes. Em solos com teores adequados de nutrientes para o sistema de sequeiro, não há resposta ao aumento da adubação mineral pelo arroz no sistema irrigado por aspersão, apesar da maior extração de nutrientes.In order to achieve more sound fertilizer recommendations, knowledge about nutritional requirements of rice in different growing systems is fundamental. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the effects of water levels on nutrition and nutrient exportation by upland rice (cultivar

  13. Mapeamento do uso e cobertura da terra a partir da segmentação e classificação de imagens-fração solo, sombra e vegetação derivadas do modelo linear de mistura aplicado a dados do sensor TM/Landsat5, na região do reservatório de Tucuruí - PA Mapping land use cover using segmentation and classification of fraction images, soil, shade and vegetation, derived from a linear mixing model applied to Landsat-5 TM data, Tucuruí reservoir region - Pará

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    Cíntia Honório Vasconcelos

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Técnicas de sensoriamento remoto são fundamentais para o monitoramento das mudanças de uso da terra, principalmente em áreas extensas como a Amazônia. O mapeamento de uso da terra, geralmente é realizado por métodos de classificação manual ou digital pixel a pixel, os quais consomem muito tempo. Este estudo aborda a aplicação do modelo linear de mistura em uma imagem Landsat-TM segmentada para o mapeamento das classes de uso da terra na região do reservatório de Tucuruí-PA para os anos de 1996 e 2001.Remote sensing techniques are mandatory for monitoring land use changes in large areas such as the Amazon. Land use mapping is usually performed by both manual and digital pixel based classification methods which are cost and time-consuming. In this study an image segmentation approach is applied to unmix TM-Landsat images for mapping land use classes in Tucuruí-PA reservoir region to 1996 and 2001.

  14. PREÇO DA TERRA EM GOIÁS: PRESSUPOSTOS E MODELOS

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    Nilson Clementino Ferreira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Um tema tradicionalmente abordado pela economia refere-se aos critérios para definição do preço de terrasagrícolas. No caso específico de Goiás, a discussão sobreo preço da terra assume particular importância, umavez que é um dos fatores responsáveis pela expansãoda Fronteira Agrícola, iniciada em meados da década de1970. Tendo por base um modelo teórico-metodológicoque explica a formação do preço da terra agrícola emGoiás, este trabalho analisa, a partir de métodos de Geoestatísticaaplicados aos vários tipos de ocupação, ospadrões de distribuição espacial do preço da terra. Estaespacialização indicou elevada participação da variável“Localização” na definição do preço da terra, particularmenteconsiderando-se a distância em relação aosprincipais mercados consumidores (ex. Goiânia e agroindustriais(ex. Rio Verde do Estado.

  15. Productivity spillovers across firms through worker mobility

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    Stoyanov, Andrey; Zubanov, Nikolay

    2012-01-01

    Using matched firm-worker data from Danish manufacturing, we observe firm-to-firm worker movements and find that firms that hired workers from more productive firms experience productivity gains one year after the hiring. The productivity gains associated with hiring from more productive firms are equivalent to 0.35 percent per year for an average firm. Surviving a variety of statistical controls, these gains increase with education, tenure, and skill level of new hires, persist for several y...

  16. Firm Size and Export Intensity

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    E. Verwaal (Ernst); A.C.D. Donkers (Bas)

    2001-01-01

    textabstractThis paper presents a unifying theory, explaining the different relationships between firm size and export intensity that have been found in previous studies. We propose that transaction costs economies and different types of resources induce a moderating effect on the firm size and

  17. Does internationalization foster firm performance?

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    van den Berg, Marcel|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/297206710

    2014-01-01

    The research in this dissertation concerns the impact of internationalization of business activities on several dimensions of firm performance. We show that the productivity ranking by trade status of Dutch manufacturing firms in increasing order of productivity is: non-traders, importers, exporters

  18. Competitive Advantage of Interconnected Firms

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    Nell, Phillip Christopher; Andersson, Ulf

    We model the complex interplay between firm-level variables, notably capabilities and performance, and relationship-level variables: relationship-specific assets and network context. We test how the network context of individual exchange relationships as well as firm-level capabilities jointly af...

  19. How Firms Make Boundary Decisions

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    Dobrajska, Magdalena; Billinger, Stephan; Becker, Markus

    2014-01-01

    We report findings from an analysis of 234 firm boundary decisions that a manufacturing firm has made during a 10 year period. Extensive interviews with all major decision makers located both at the headquarters and subsidiaries allow us to examine (a) who was involved in each boundary decision...

  20. Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms

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    Vissak, Tiia; Zhang, Xiaotian

    2015-01-01

    Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms investigates the different elements of the experiences of emerging economy firms and sheds essential light on a large variety of aspects associated with their functioning in both home and host contexts. For example, firms must be able to overcome the liability...... of foreign and emerging issues when they expand their activities in various contexts, enter, exit, and re-enter overseas markets; they have to overcome institutional barriers, adapt the cultural challenges in foreign markets, undergo the impact of large multinational firms from developed economies...... and experience the impact of home institutions and government policies. This ground breaking and illuminating title presents issues of theoretical and practical significance, thus challenging existing paradigms of firm internationalization....

  1. Comparative analysis of the performance of mixed terraces and level and graded terraces=Análise comparativa do desempenho de terraços mistos com terraços em nível e com gradiente

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    Danilo Paulúcio da Silva

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The terracing of agricultural land is the most widespread mechanical practice used among farmers in the control of water erosion. The objective of this paper was to carry out a comparative analysis between mixed terraces and level and graded terraces. The dimensioning of level terraces was carried out based on the surface runoff volume, while the graded terrace dimensions were based on the maximum runoff flow rate. For the mixed terraces, the dimensioning was carried by considering two surface runoff hydrographs, one for the determination of the terrace channel capacity and another to estimate the flow rate at the extremity of the terrace channel. Therefore, in order to contain and transport the excess volume, an additional value was calculated and added to the depth of the channel. A case study was performed for the Uberaba, Minas Gerais State (Brazil rainfall conditions, considering events with return periods of 10, 30, and 50 years. The obtained results provided quantitative evidence that mixed terraces have a lower height than level terraces and a higher level than the graded terraces, resulting in direct consequences for the soil movement for the terrace construction.O terraceamento de terras agrícolas consiste na prática mecânica mais difundida entre os agricultores no controle da erosão hídrica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi proceder a análise comparativa do desempenho de terraços mistos com terraços em nível e com gradiente. O dimensionamento de terraços em nível foi feito com base no volume de escoamento superficial, enquanto o de terraços com gradiente foi baseado na vazão máxima de escoamento superficial. Para o dimensionamento de terraços mistos são utilizados dois hidrogramas de escoamento superficial, sendo um para a determinação da capacidade de armazenamento do terraço e o outro para a estimativa da vazão que escoa na extremidade do canal do terraço. Assim, de maneira a conter e transportar o excesso de

  2. Laboratory investigation of TerraZyme as a soil stabilizer

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    Yusoff, Siti Aimi Nadia Mohd; Azmi, Mastura; Ramli, Harris; Bakar, Ismail; Wijeyesekera, D. C.; Zainorabidin, Adnan

    2017-10-01

    In this study, a laboratory investigation was conducted to examine the performance of TerraZyme on different soil types. Laterite and kaolin were treated with 2% and 5% TerraZyme to determine changes in the soils' geotechnical properties. The obtained results were analysed and investigated in terms of compaction, Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and California Bearing Ratio (CBR). The changes in geotechnical properties of the stabilised and unstabilised soils were monitored after curing periods of 0, 7, 15, 21 and 30 days. Changes in compaction properties, UCS and CBR were observed. It was found that laterite with 5% TerraZyme gave a higher maximum dry density (MDD) and decreased the optimum moisture content (OMC). For kaolin, a different TerraZyme percentage did not show any effect on both MDD and OMC. For strength properties, it was found that 2% TerraZyme showed the greatest change in UCS over a 30-day curing period. The CBR value of stabilised kaolin with 2% TerraZyme gave a higher CBR value than the kaolin treated with 5% TerraZyme. It was also found that laterite treated with TerraZyme gave a higher CBR value. Lastly, it can be concluded that TerraZyme is not suitable for stabilising kaolin; TerraZyme requires a cohesive soil to achieve a better performance.

  3. Síntese, caracterização e estudo termoanalítico dos nitrilotriacetatos de terras raras

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    Ademir Oliveira da Silva

    2000-01-01

    Este trabalho consiste da preparação, caracterização e estudo do comportamento térmico dos nitrilotriacetatos de terras raras hidratados. A reação entre o cloreto de terra rara e o sal Na2HNTA, em meio aquoso, produziu compostos de fórmula geral mínima TRNTA.xH2O, onde x=2,5 para La e Ce; x=3 para Pr ao Gd (exceto o Pm) e x=4 para TR=Tb ao Lu, incluso Y. A estequiometria desses compostos foi proposta com base nos teores da terra rara, obtidos a partir das curvas TG/DTG, e nos teores de carbon...

  4. Geologic Mapping in Southern Margaritifer Terra

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    Irwin, R. P., III; Grant, J. A.

    2010-01-01

    Margaritifer Terra records a complex geologic history [1-5], and the area from Holden crater through Ladon Valles, Ladon basin, and up to Morava Valles is no exception [e.g., 6-13]. The 1:500,000 geologic map of MTM quadrangles -15027, -20027, -25027, and -25032 (Figs. 1 and 2 [14]) identifies a range of units that delineate the history of water-related activity and regional geologic context.

  5. Firm Sustainability Performance Index Modeling

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    Che Wan Jasimah Bt Wan Mohamed Radzi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to bring a model for firm sustainability performance index by applying both classical and Bayesian structural equation modeling (parametric and semi-parametric modeling. Both techniques are considered to the research data collected based on a survey directed to the China, Taiwan, and Malaysia food manufacturing industry. For estimating firm sustainability performance index we consider three main indicators include knowledge management, organizational learning, and business strategy. Based on the both Bayesian and classical methodology, we confirmed that knowledge management and business strategy have significant impact on firm sustainability performance index.

  6. Wineries Evaluation of Costs and Benefits of Sustainability Certification Program: The Case of Terra Vitis in France.

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    Jourjon, Frederique; Chou, Hsia-Chi; Gezart, Anna; Kadison, Amy E; Martinat, Lea; Pomarici, Eugenio; Vecchio, Riccardo

    2016-01-01

    The current paper analyses the evaluation of the costs and benefits of French wineries (N=69) participating in the sustainability program Terra Vitis, a widespread environmental certification scheme within the French wine industry. An online questionnaire was sent to all Terra Vitis participants, in order to analyse the evaluation of economic costs and benefits (together with environmental benefits) as perceived by wineries. Our findings reveal that older participants in the scheme (over 5 years), firms with higher export share (>40% of annual turnover) and cooperative wineries tend to be keener to assign a positive evaluation to the benefits/costs ratio in both the vineyard and the winery. In the context of increasing concerns regarding the economic and environmental performance of the French agricultural sector, such findings and also the patent research could be useful for policy makers and entrepreneurs in defining mainstream normative and corporate strategies. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  7. Biografias e movimentos de luta por terra em Pernambuco Biographies and land claim movements in Pernambuco

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    Marcelo C. Rosa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a contribuição das chamadas "lutas por terra" para a produção de novas formas de significação social na região da Zona da Mata de Pernambuco. Por meio da análise de entrevistas com militantes dos diversos movimentos que organizam ocupações de terra na região, foi possível compreender que, além da posse de um pedaço de terra, tais organizações criam condições inéditas para a transformação dos seus líderes em figuras de destaque nas instâncias políticas dos pequenos municípios da região, contribuindo assim para a modificação das estruturas tradicionais de poder.This paper analyzes the contribution of so-called 'land struggles' in the creation of new forms of 'social meaning' in a sugar plantation region of the Brazilian Northeast. Analysis of interviews with militants from various movements coordinating land occupations in the region reveals that, as well as supporting rural people's access to land, these organizations enable their leaders to become prominent figures in local urban politics, thereby contributing to the modification of traditional power structures.

  8. Organizational forms for global engagement of firms

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    Bogheas, Sprios; Görg, Holger

    2008-01-01

    Global engagement of firms can take a variety of forms. We argue that there are considerable advantages of developing models that allow for a wide set of alternatives of organizational form. We illustrate this firstly using plant level data which allows us to distinguish firms that serve only the domestic market, firms that export final goods abroad, firms that outsource abroad the production of some of the intermediate inputs abroad, firms that own foreign plants abroad, and firms that do mo...

  9. Web traffic and firm performance

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    Farooq, Omar; Aguenaou, Samir

    2013-01-01

    Does the traffic generated by websites of firms signal anything to stock market participants? Does higher web-traffic translate into availability of more information and therefore lower agency problems? And if answers to above questions are in affirmative, does higher web-traffic traffic translate...... into better firm performance? This paper aims to answer these questions by documenting a positive relationship between the extent of web-traffic and firm performance in the MENA region during the 2010. We argue that higher web-traffic lowers the agency problems in firms by disseminating more information...... to stock market participants. Consequently, lower agency problems translate into better performance. Furthermore, we also show that agency reducing role of web-traffic is more pronounced in regimes where information environment is already bad. For example, our results show stronger impact of web...

  10. Variable TERRA abundance and stability in cervical cancer cells.

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    Oh, Bong-Kyeong; Keo, Ponnarath; Bae, Jaeman; Ko, Jung Hwa; Choi, Joong Sub

    2017-06-01

    Telomeres are transcribed into long non-coding RNA, referred to as telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), which plays important roles in maintaining telomere integrity and heterochromatin formation. TERRA has been well characterized in HeLa cells, a type of cervical cancer cell. However, TERRA abundance and stability have not been examined in other cervical cancer cells, at least to the best of our knowledge. Thus, in this study, we measured TERRA levels and stability, as well as telomere length in 6 cervical cancer cell lines, HeLa, SiHa, CaSki, HeLa S3, C-33A and SNU-17. We also examined the association between the TERRA level and its stability and telomere length. We found that the TERRA level was several fold greater in the SiHa, CaSki, HeLa S3, C-33A and SNU-17 cells, than in the HeLa cells. An RNA stability assay of actinomycin D-treated cells revealed that TERRA had a short half-life of ~4 h in HeLa cells, which was consistent with previous studies, but was more stable with a longer half-life (>8 h) in the other 5 cell lines. Telomere length varied from 4 to 9 kb in the cells and did not correlate significantly with the TERRA level. On the whole, our data indicate that TERRA abundance and stability vary between different types of cervical cancer cells. TERRA degrades rapidly in HeLa cells, but is maintained stably in other cervical cancer cells that accumulate higher levels of TERRA. TERRA abundance is associated with the stability of RNA in cervical cancer cells, but is unlikely associated with telomere length.

  11. Greenhouse gas mitigation options in Brazil for land-use change, livestock and agriculture Opções de mitigação de gases do efeito estufa na mudança do uso da terra, pecuária e agricultura no Brasil

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    Carlos Clemente Cerri

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available National inventories of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG emissions (implementation of the National Communications are organized according to five main sectors, namely: Energy, Industrial Processes, Agriculture, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LUCF and Waste. The objective of this study was to review and calculate the potential of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies in Brazil for the Agricultural and LUCF. The first step consisted in an analysis of Brazilian official and unofficial documents related to climate change and mitigation policies. Secondly, business as usual (BAU and mitigation scenarios were elaborated for the 2010-2020 timeframe, and calculations of the corresponding associated GHG emissions and removals were performed. Additionally, two complementary approaches were used to point out and quantify the main mitigation options: a following the IPCC 1996 guidelines and b based on EX-ACT. Brazilian authorities announced that the country will target a reduction in its GHG between 36.1 and 38.9% from projected 2020 levels. This is a positive stand that should also be adopted by other developing countries. To reach this government goal, agriculture and livestock sectors must contribute with an emission reduction of 133 to 166 Mt CO2-eq. This seems to be reachable when confronted to our mitigation option values, which are in between the range of 178.3 to 445 Mt CO2-eq. Government investments on agriculture are necessary to minimize the efforts from the sectors to reach their targets.Inventários nacionais acerca de emissões de gases do efeito estufa (GEE (refinamentos das Comunicações Nacionais são organizadas de acordo com cinco principais setores, a saber: Energia, Processos Industriais, Agropecuária, Mudanças do Uso da Terra e Florestas e Tratamento de Resíduos. O objetivo dessa revisão foi calcular o potencial das estratégias de mitigação de GEE no Brasil para agropecuária e mudança de uso da terra e florestas. A primeira

  12. Reel Sektör Firmalarına Yönelik Kredi Derecelendirme Model Önerisi(Reel Sektör Firmalarına Yönelik Kredi Derecelendirme Model Önerisi(Credit Rating Model Proposal For Non-Financial Sector Firms

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    Umut Burak GEYİKÇİ

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to focus on a model in which non financial sector firms can determine the credit rating scores by themselves without appealing to banks and independent credit rating agencies. İn the research the ratios and the weights to be used in the credit ratings are determined based on the Analytical Network Process Approach and the Super Decision model. The results of the surveys conducted with banking sector employees working in intelligence, financial analysis and credit rating departments of the banks have been used in order to create paired comparison matrix in order to determine weights. After determining the raito weights, the ratings from independent rating agencies and the results gained from the study for the firms have been compared. It has been determined that the ratings from independent rating agencies and the ratings gained from the study are consistent. It is believed that the credit rating method suggested in the study can be used for all the firms and firms can determine their score just by changing their sector quartiles. Moreover, thanks to such a simple method suggested in the study, firms can determine their scores by themselves without having to pay to much to the independent rating agencies or banks and it is thought to be a reference fort he involved.

  13. Does Firm Size Affect the Firm Profitability? Empirical Evidence from Romania

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    Georgeta VINTILA; Florinita DUCA

    2013-01-01

    This study advances the understanding of the relationship between firm size and profitability, motivated by the question whether larger firms are more profitable. The nature of the relationship between firm size and firm profitability is examined by on data for 100 firms listed in 2010 at the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The results revealed that firm size has a significant negative influence on firm profitability. Additionally, results showed that leverage is statistically significantly, while ...

  14. Pengaruh Family Control, Firm Size, Firm Risk, Dan Firm Life Cycle Terhadap Profitabilitas Dan Nilai Perusahaan Sektor Industri Barang Konsumsi

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    Servin, Servin

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to examine the effect of family control, firm size, firm risk, and firm lifecycle towards profitability and firm's value. Sampels were taken from 27 consumer goodscompanies, listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange, ranging from 2010 – 2012. The hypotheseswere tested using multiple regression analysis. In this study, profitability was measured byROA (Return on Asset) and firm's value was measured by Tobin's q. The result were, familycontrol and life cycle stage-growth had negative i...

  15. Terra and Aqua MODIS Instrument Performance

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    Xiong, X.; Angal, A.; Wu, A.; Barnes, W.; Salomonson, V.

    2016-01-01

    Since launch, Terra and Aqua MODIS have produced an unprecedentedly large amount of high quality data products and supported a broad range of applications by the remote sensing science community and users worldwide. Constant and dedicated efforts have been made to continue instrument normal operation, to monitor and characterize changes in sensor responses, and to update calibration parameters to maintain the quality of MODIS data products. This paper provides an overview of instrument operation and calibration activities, and performance. On-orbit changes in sensor responses are illustrated. Also discussed are challenging issues, calibration strategies, and future efforts.

  16. Process Ambidexterity for Entrepreneurial Firms

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    Sonia D. Bot

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Technology-based entrepreneurial firms must effectively support both mainstream exploitation and new-stream exploration in order to remain competitive for the long term. The processes that support exploitation and exploration initiatives are different in terms of logistics, payoff horizons, and capabilities. Few firms are able to strike a balance between the two, where mainstream exploitation usually trumps new-stream exploration. The ultimate goal is for the firm to operate effectively in a repeatable, scalable, and systematic manner, rather than relying on good luck and hoping either to come up with the next innovation or for the product to function according to its requirements. This article builds on the author’s years of experience in building businesses and transforming medium and large-sized, entrepreneurial technology firms, leading large-scale breakthrough and sustained performance improvements by using and evolving Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and reviews of technology innovation management and entrepreneurship literature. This article provides a process-based perspective to understanding and addressing the issues on balancing mainstream exploitation and new-stream exploration in medium and large-sized entrepreneurial firms and extending it to startups. The resulting capability is known as process ambidexterity and requires disciplined, agile, and lean business management.

  17. Job Creation by Firms in Denmark

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    Ibsen, Rikke Falkner; Westergård-Nielsen, Niels

    time. A complication here is that firms switch ID over time because of change of ownership, mergers and divisions. Data must be corrected so that these administrative issues will not affect the survival of firms. The data are used in a way where we can cover firm birth and firm death, spin...

  18. 40 CFR 745.89 - Firm certification.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Firm certification. 745.89 Section 745... § 745.89 Firm certification. (a) Initial certification. (1) Firms that perform renovations for compensation must apply to EPA for certification to perform renovations or dust sampling. To apply, a firm must...

  19. Merger incentives and the failing firm defense

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    Bouckaert, J.M.C.; Kort, P.M.

    2014-01-01

    The merger incentives between profitable firms differ fundamentally from the incentives of a profitable firm to merge with a failing firm. We investigate these incentives under different modes of price competition and Cournot behavior. Our main finding is that firms strictly prefer exit of the

  20. How do Economic Crises Impact Firm Boundaries?

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    Foss, Kirsten

    2010-01-01

    How economic crises impact the boundaries of firms has been offered virtually no attention in the literature on the theory of the firm. I review the best-known theories of the firm and identify the variables that matter for the explanation of firm boundaries. I then examine how an economic crisis...

  1. Family firm research – A review

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    Qiang Cheng

    2014-09-01

    Part I of the article discusses the fundaments of family firms: the prevalence of and the agency conflicts within family firms. Part II summarizes the findings of recent U.S. family firm studies. It reviews the evidence on the family firm premium (how, which, and when family firms are associated with a valuation premium, the manifestation of the agency conflict between majority and minority shareholders in family firms, earnings quality and corporate disclosure, and the determinants of family ownership and control. Part III discusses the prevalence and characteristics of Chinese family firms and reviews the findings of related studies. The article concludes with some suggestions for future research.

  2. Foreign Entry and Heterogeneous Growth of Firms

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    Deng, Paul Duo; Jefferson, Gary H.

    We adopt the framework of Schumpeterian creative destruction formalized by Aghion et al. (2009) to analyze the impact of foreign entry on the productivity growth of domestic firms. In the face of foreign entry, domestic firms exhibit heterogeneous patterns of growth depending on their technological...... distance from foreign firms. Domestic firms with smaller technological distance from their foreign counterparts tend to experience faster productivity growth, while firms with larger technological distance tend to lag further behind. We test this hypothesis using a unique firm-level data of Chinese...... manufacturing. Our empirical results confirm that foreign entry indeed generates strong heterogeneous growth patterns among domestic firms....

  3. The Internationalisation of Service Firms

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    Blagoeva, Denitsa Hazarbassanova

    The question the thesis aims at resolving is: How do the value creation logics of firms impact their internationalisation? The overall aim of this PhD project is to explore and test an approach to understanding the internationalisation of service firms, based not on opposing them to manufacturing...... ones, looking at descriptive service characteristics nor industry effects, but on the way they create value. Why and how are service firms different? and What are the drivers behind their internationalisation? are the questions motivating this PhD project. It explores if the value creation...... Monetary Fund, the World Bank and OECD, 2014). The attention to internationalisation of services has significantly increased and yet, many questions remain open (e.g. Pla-Barber and Ghauri, 2012)....

  4. Knowledge Management in Small Firms

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    Panyasorn, Jessada; Panteli, Niki; Powell, Philip

    This paper explores knowledge management in small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). It investigates the use of Lotus Notes in SMEs of a developing country as a counterpoint to the large firm, developed country emphasis of existing research. It develops taxonomy of Lotus Notes use within the context of different knowledge management processes; notably communicating, co-ordinating and collaborating. The study employs an interpretive approach using three case studies. The key findings suggest that publishing, searching, sharing and retrieving are the user modes for enabling sharing and storing information. Evidence of knowledge creation is found at the departmental level but not at the organizational level. Further, small firms may explore more groupware potential than large organizations and this reflects their different context. Finally, implications for further research are identified.

  5. Immigrants and Firms' Productivity: Evidence from France

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    Mitaritonna, Cristina,; Orefice, Gianluca; Peri, Giovanni

    2014-01-01

    Immigrants may complement native workers, allow reallocation by skill in the firm and lower costs. These effects could be beneficial for the firm and increase its productivity and profits. However not all firmes use immigrants. Allowing firms to have differential fixed cost in hiring immigrants, because of different information and access to their network, we analyze the impact of an increase in local supply of immigrants on firms' immigrant employment and productivity. Using micro-level data...

  6. Audit firm rotation, audit firm tenure and earnings conservatism

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    Kramer, S.T.; Georgakopoulos, G.; Sotiropoulos, I.; Vasileiou, K.Z.

    2011-01-01

    This study aims to contribute to the debate around the possibility of mandating audit firm rotation. Specifically, it examines conservatism as an attribute of earnings quality, which has not attracted particular attention in the auditor rotation research. Applying regression analyses on a sample,

  7. Evaluating Terra MODIS Satellite Sensor Data Products for Maize ...

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    Evaluating Terra MODIS Satellite Sensor Data Products for Maize. Yield Estimation in South Africa. Celeste ... The Terra (EOS AM-1) research satellite carries the Moderate Resolution Imaging. Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor. .... VIS = Visable wavelengths. EVI is computed using this equation (Huete et al, 2002):. [2].

  8. Results of Statewide TerraNova Testing, Fall 1998.

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    La Marca, Paul M.

    This summary provides key findings about state, district, and school level performance on the TerraNova examinations (CTB/McGraw Hill) in Nevada in 1998-1999. The TerraNova tests are used to assess students in grades 4, 8, and 10 as stipulated by Nevada law. Within this summary, a description of performance as measured by national percentile…

  9. Approaching TERRA Firma: Genomic Functions of Telomeric Noncoding RNA.

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    Roake, Caitlin M; Artandi, Steven E

    2017-06-29

    Functions of the telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), the long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) transcribed from telomeres, have eluded researchers. In this issue of Cell, Graf el al. and Chu et al. uncover new regulatory roles for TERRA at the telomere and at distant genomic sites. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Why do firms have boards?

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    2002-01-01

    In a world where corporate boards are not required by law, I identify a governance and a distribute motive for board establishment and board composition. I investigate the presence of these motives in a sample of 23.000+ closely held corporations. Board frequency increases with more owners, if control is diluted and in larger firms. Given firms have a board, non-controlling owners are more likely to be on the board when controlling owners are more powerful. Finally, consistent with an equilib...

  11. The Relationship between Offshoring Strategies and Firm Performance: Impact of innovation, absorptive capacity and firm size

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    M.W. Roza-van Vuren (Marja)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractHow do offshoring strategies impact firm performance? And how are innovation, absorptive capacity and firm size influencing this relationship? This research investigates how firms of varying size, well-established firms and growing firms may profit from relocating business activities to

  12. Firm Culture and Leadership as Firm Performance Predictors : a Resource-Based Perspective

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    Wilderom, C.P.M.; van den Berg, P.

    2000-01-01

    In this study, we tested part of the resource-based view of the firm by examining two 'soft' resources, firm culture and top leadership, as predictors of 'hard' or bottom-line firm performance.Transformational top leadership was found to predict firm performance directly while the link between firm

  13. TERRA NEWS: Sensationalism and Fait-divers on the Internet

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    Carlos Golembiewski

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an analysis of the news program Jornal do Terra (Terra News shown on the Terra website. The study involved two aspects: forms of news presentations on TV, based on studies by Pedro Maciel, and criteria of news value, based on Mário Erbolatto’s view. In addition, we used Luis Arthur Ferraretto’s studies of the news formats used specifically on the radio. The objective of this work was to verify what kind of news is transmitted by the news program Terra News, and to compare it with the traditional news program we watch on TV. The study confirmed that Terra News utilizes conventional formats of news presentation and makes a selection of sensationalist news about fait-divers.

  14. Terra News: sensationalism and fait-divers on the Internet

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    Carlos Golembiewski

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an analysis of the news program Jornal do Terra (Terra News shown on the Terra website. The study involved two aspects: forms of news presentations on TV, based on studies by Pedro Maciel, and criteria of news value, based on Mário Erbolatto’s view. In addition, we used Luis Arthur Ferraretto’s studies of the news formats used specifically on the radio. The objective of this work was to verify what kind of news is transmitted by the news program Terra News, and to compare it with the traditional news program we watch on TV. The study confirmed that Terra News utilizes conventional formats of news presentation and makes a selection of sensationalist news about fait-divers.

  15. Role of TERRA in the regulation of telomere length.

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    Wang, Caiqin; Zhao, Li; Lu, Shiming

    2015-01-01

    Telomere dysfunction is closely associated with human diseases such as cancer and ageing. Inappropriate changes in telomere length and/or structure result in telomere dysfunction. Telomeres have been considered to be transcriptionally silent, but it was recently demonstrated that mammalian telomeres are transcribed into telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA). TERRA, a long non-coding RNA, participates in the regulation of telomere length, telomerase activity and heterochromatinization. The correct regulation of telomere length may be crucial to telomeric homeostasis and functions. Here, we summarize recent advances in our understanding of the crucial role of TERRA in the maintenance of telomere length, with focus on the variety of mechanisms by which TERRA is involved in the regulation of telomere length. This review aims to enable further understanding of how TERRA-targeted drugs can target telomere-related diseases.

  16. Jogos de gênero em Pequim 2008: representações de feminilidades e masculinidades (reproduzidas pelo site Terra

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    Johanna Coelho Von Mühlen

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentado na perspectiva pós-estruturalista, mais especificamente nos Estudos de Gênero e nos Estudos Culturais, esse artigo tem como objetivo analisar as representações de gênero produzidas e reproduzidas pelo site Terra sobre os atletas participantes dos Jogos Olímpicos de Pequim. Para tanto foram coletados todos os textos e imagens publicados na seção "Últimas Notícias" e "Fotos" durante os dezessete dias de competição. O material empírico constou de reportagens e imagens que foram metodologicamente tratados pela análise de discurso de inspiração foucaultiana. Dessa análise foi possível perceber que o site Terra exibiu diferentes masculinidades e feminilidades, possibilitando a emergência de um "jogo de gênero", no qual diferentes modos de ser atleta foram representados.

  17. A TERRITORIALIDADE DOS MOVIMENTOS SOCIAIS QUE LUTAM POR TERRA E REFORMA AGRÁRIA NO PONTAL DO PARANAPANEMA

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    Full Text Available Para apreendermos a mobilização da classe trabalhadora no campo, no âmbito da luta eresistência na terra no Brasil, é preciso refletir, entre outros, sobre dois fenômenos: o latifúndio e osmovimentos sociais rurais, sendo o primeiro a base propulsora do segundo. Especificamente nestetexto, apontamos um diagnóstico das dissensões (discrepâncias e dissidências (separações pordivergências políticas dos Movimentos Sociais que Lutam pela Terra e pela Reforma Agrária(MSLTRA na região do Pontal do Paranapanema, com especial atenção aos seus desdobramentosterritoriais.

  18. Knowledge management in the firm

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    Rasmussen, Palle; Nielsen, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set focus on, and discuss the concept of knowledge, and show how the interrelations between knowledge and other concepts, such as learning, have become a decisive element in managing human resources and firm performance. Design/methodology/approach – The ......Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set focus on, and discuss the concept of knowledge, and show how the interrelations between knowledge and other concepts, such as learning, have become a decisive element in managing human resources and firm performance. Design....../methodology/approach – The dimensions of knowledge management are identified and related to learning, organizational configurations, human resources management and institutional environments in order to identify and percent the most important approaches to knowledge management and the development over time. Findings – Creating......, transforming and utilizing various kinds of knowledge as a firm-specific asset is a very important element of firm competitiveness and innovative performance. In managing knowledge learning and innovation learning approaches are central. The paper identifies various approaches to learning and strategies...

  19. The firm-nature relationship

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    Ulhøi, John Parm; Madsen, Henning

    2005-01-01

    Taking the stakeholder concept of the firm as a starting point, the paper presents data and analyses from a longitudinal study initiated in 1995 and repeated every four years. In discussing state-of-the-art insights and experiences, the paper identifies challenges which, if adequately addressed, ...

  20. Small firm transformation through IS

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    Levy, Margi; Powell, Philip

    2008-01-01

    Globally, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged, particularly by governments, to embrace c-business. Fully adopting e-business involves substantial change in firms, both internally and externally. However, there is little understanding of the mechanisms by which such business

  1. Produção e predação de frutos em Aniba rosaeodora Ducke var. amazonica Ducke (Lauraceae em sistema de plantio sob floresta de terra firme na Amazônia Central Harvesting and fruit predation of a Aniba rosaeodora Ducke var. amazonica Ducke (Lauraceae ex situ tree population in a central Amazonian upland forest

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    Wilson Roberto Spironello

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O pau-rosa (Aniba rosaeodora vem sendo usado desde o século passado para extração de linalol, produto usado como fixador de perfumes. Por causa do extrativismo houve redução drástica em suas populações naturais. Somando a este fato, esta espécie possui padrão irregular de frutificação e, quando frutifica, os seus frutos são consumidos por animais. Estes aspectos foram estudados utilizando uma população de plantio sob sombra parcial de floresta primária. A produtividade das árvores variou de 40 a 1.600 frutos (n = 21 árvores. No geral, cerca de 42,5% foram removidos por frugívoros (6.770 frutos, n = 10 árvores. Dos frutos não removidos, 0,5% foram predados por vertebrados, 81,5% continham larvas de insetos, variando de 36-96% entre indivíduos. Uma espécie de Coleoptera ataca os frutos em estádio imaturo, enquanto outra (Heilipus sp. e uma espécie de Lepidoptera atacam os frutos em estádio final de desenvolvimento. Os resultados projetam perda de 59,5% dos frutos (54,5% por insetos passíveis de coleta. Considerando a importância econômica do pau-rosa faz-se necessário aumentar a disponibilidade de sementes para planos de manejo da espécie. Para se atingir tais objetivos são necessárias algumas medidas: 1 coleta prematura de frutos para maturação em laboratório; 2 utilização de métodos de controle de insetos adultos (em plantios e larvas (em frutos atacados; e 3 estudos de seleção genética para identificar plantas com maior resistência natural a pragas e doenças.The rosewood tree (Aniba rosaeodora has been exploited for linalol, a product used as a fixative by the perfume industry. As a result, its population has decreased to the point that it is at risk of extinction in some Amazonian areas. In addition, the species has an irregular phenological pattern and its fruits are a food source for animals. This study focused on the use an ex situ population planted under partial forest shade. The fruit set varied from 40-1600 fruits (n = 21 trees. Overall, 42.5% of fruits (6,770, n = 10 trees were removed by frugivores. Of the remaining fruits, 0.5% were predated by vertebrates, 81.5% were attacked by insect larvae. Of fruit attacked by insects, 38% were still capable of germination. One Coleoptera (Curculionidae attacks the fruits during this intermediate phase of development, and another one (Heilipus sp. and one Lepidoptera attack during the final phase of maturation. This results in a loss of 59.5% (54.5% by insects of the fruit set not removed. Therefore, it is necessary to increase fruit/seed availability as part of species management. To achieve this, three considerations need to be taken into account: 1 premature fruits should be collected for laboratory maturation; 2 insect control on adult trees (in plantations and larva control on attacked fruits are recommended; and 3 genetic studies should be an alternative to identify plants with greater natural resistance to predators and diseases.

  2. The Role of Firm Ownership on Internationalization

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    Hobdari, Bersant; Gregoric, Aleksandra; Sinani, Evis

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates how different types of owners influence the extent of firm internationalization, measured by the share of firm exports in total sales. The results of the analysis carried out using firm level data of Estonian and Slovenian firms, show that the firms under the control...... of the insider owners are, on average, more internationalized. State control, on the other hand, hampers internationalization efforts. Further, more productive firms, larger firms, more capital-intensive firms and those with high level of investment in both fixed capital and R&D are more successful...... in internationalization process. Finally, high market share also leads to increased internationalization through exports as firms seek to expand in foreign markets after having dominated the domestic ones....

  3. Sensoriamento remoto na identificação do uso e ocupação da terra na área do projeto "Conquista da Água", Ilha Solteira - SP, Brasil Remote sensing on the identification of the use and occupation of land of the project "Management of the Water", Ilha Solteira - State of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Hélio R. Silva

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    Full Text Available A cidade de Ilha Solteira está propondo o projeto "Conquista da Água", visando ao desenvolvimento sustentável do Município, a partir do turismo, da cultura e da ciência e tecnologia. Para atingir esse objetivo, os planejadores do meio físico-ambiental necessitam de dados que possam auxiliá-los na seleção dos melhores locais onde serão instalados as avenidas, o aeroporto e os demais espaços que comporão esse projeto. A elaboração do mapa de uso e cobertura do solo da área de interesse do projeto constitui um dos temas necessários ao banco de dados a ser utilizado pelos planejadores. Neste trabalho, é apresentado o estado de degradação dessa área, o que auxiliará na definição das estratégias de conservação ambiental.The City hall of Ilha Solteira is proposing the project "Management of the Water", seeking to contribute with the sustainable development of the municipal district, through tourism, culture, science and technology. To reach it, the planners of the physical-environmental way, will need data that will aid in the selection of the best local to install the avenues, the airport and other spaces that will compose this project. The elaboration of a Map of the current use and cover of the lands in the area of interest of the project represents one of the necessary themes to compose a database to be used by the planners. In the present work, it is presented a discussion on the state of degradation of the landscape, which will help the definition of strategies of environmental conservation.

  4. MULTIMODALIDADE E A CONSTRUÇÃO DA IDENTIDADE DO SEM-TERRA

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    Vanderleiidalice J. Zacchi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a maneira como o movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (mST utiliza os diferentesmodos de produçãode significado e como, nesse processo, é construída sua identidade. A análise será efetuada principalmente a partir de textos impressos, digitais e eletrônicos produzidos pelos sem-terra. Apesar de fazer bom uso das diversas habilidades pressupostas na multimodalidade, o movimento ainda se apoia fortemente no modo linguístico tanto na autorrepresentação quanto na ação social. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: multiletramento, mST, identidade, Internet, mídia. ABSTRACT: This paper aims at analysing the identity construction of the Landless Rural Workers movement (mST by making use of different modes of meaning-construction. The data provided for analysis are based especially on printed, electronic, and digital texts produced by the movement. Although the mST uses multimodal texts extensively, it still relies heavily on the linguistic mode when engaging in both self-representation and social action. KEYWORDS: multiliteracies, landless movement, identity, Internet, media.

  5. Influência do etil-trinexapac no acúmulo, na distribuição de nitrogênio (15N e na massa de grãos de arroz de terras altas Influence of ethyl-trinexapac on 15N accumulation and distribution and on highland rice yield

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    Rita de Cássia Félix Alvarez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A garantia de alta produtividade de grãos de arroz no sistema de cultivo irrigado por aspersão tem estimulado a utilização de maiores doses de fertilizantes, principalmente os nitrogenados. Contudo, o manejo inadequado da adubação nitrogenada pode resultar em acamamento das plantas. A aplicação de reguladores vegetais pode carrear fotoassimilados para produção de grãos em detrimento do crescimento vegetativo excessivo. Este trabalho teve por objetivos: avaliar a influência do regulador de crescimento etil-trinexapac nas características de crescimento da planta e no acúmulo e distribuição de N (15N nas partes e na planta inteira de arroz; e verificar a contribuição do N absorvido em diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento na formação da panícula, nos componentes do rendimento e na massa de grãos de arroz. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação, sob condições controladas. Os tratamentos foram constituídos de não-aplicação ou aplicação de regulador de crescimento vegetal (0 e 200 g ha-1 i.a. de etil-trinexapac em quatro estádios de desenvolvimento das plantas (1 - início ao final do perfilhamento, 2 - final do perfilhamento à diferenciação do primórdio da panícula, 3 - diferenciação do primórdio da panícula ao florescimento e 4 - florescimento à maturação fisiológica. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, dispostos em esquema fatorial 2 x 4, com três repetições. As plantas foram postas em um grupo de 48 vasos. Em um grupo de 24 vasos, com solução nutritiva e NH4SO4 enriquecido (15N, no início de cada estádio preestabelecido de desenvolvimento da planta ao final de cada um deles, as plantas foram coletadas e separadas em suas partes constituintes. Em outro grupo de vasos (24 vasos, no final de cada estádio, em vez de serem coletadas, as plantas voltavam a se desenvolver em solução nutritiva com NH4SO4 natural, para então serem coletadas no final do ciclo. O

  6. Pequenas Histórias Soltas: Mais do Que a Terra do Champanha

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    Full Text Available O município de Garibaldi está localizado na região turística Uva e Vinho, na Serra Gaúcha, a 110km da capital Porto Alegre. Dentro do cenário entorurístico do qual faz parte, busca diferenciar-se através da produção de espumantes, pioneira no país, quando em 1913 foi produzida a primeira garrafa na Vinícola Peterlongo. Por isso o município se autodenomina Terra do Champanha. Aproveitando esse diferencial, destaca-se no cenário regional pela realização bianual da Festa Nacional do Champanha – FENACHAMP.

  7. The Identity of Ownership on Firm Internationalization

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    Strandskov, Jesper; Madsen, Tage Koed; Pedersen, Bent

    2016-01-01

    The paper develops an integrative ownership-internationalization model that explores the influences of various owner types (i.e. investor-owned firms, family-owned firms, employee-owned firms, cooperative–owned firms, and state-owned firms) on firm internationalization. Based on a comparative...... analysis of the various owner types, we discuss how each owner group’s main objectives, risk behavior and provision of resources influence their internationalization strategies and decisions (i.e. scale, scope and speed decisions)....

  8. Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm

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    Foss, Nicolai Juul

    The study of entrepreneurship and the study of economic organizing lack contact. In fact, the modern theory of the firm virtually ignores entrepreneurship, while the literature on entrepreneurship often sees little value in the economic theory of the firm. In contrast, we argue in this chapter...... that entrepreneurship theory and the theory of the firm can be usefully integrated, and that doing so would improve both bodies of theory. Adding the entrepreneur to the theory of the firm provides a dynamic view that the overly static analysis of firm organizing cannot support. Moreover, adding the firm to the study...

  9. Firm Based Trade Models and Turkish Economy

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    Nilüfer ARGIN

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Among all international trade models, only The Firm Based Trade Models explains firm’s action and behavior in the world trade. The Firm Based Trade Models focuses on the trade behavior of individual firms that actually make intra industry trade. Firm Based Trade Models can explain globalization process truly. These approaches include multinational cooperation, supply chain and outsourcing also. Our paper aims to explain and analyze Turkish export with Firm Based Trade Models’ context. We use UNCTAD data on exports by SITC Rev 3 categorization to explain total export and 255 products and calculate intensive-extensive margins of Turkish firms.

  10. Price convergence in the European Union: Within firms or composition of firms?

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    Méjean, Isabelle; Schwellnus, Cyrille

    2009-01-01

    ...: At the intensive margin economic integration induces different pricing strategies within the firm, whereas at the extensive margin it affects the composition of firms with different pricing strategies...

  11. Features of Terra Firma-Forme Dermatosis.

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    Aslan, Nurşad Çifci; Güler, Şükran; Demirci, Kamile; Isiyel, Emel

    2018-01-01

    Terra-firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) is a little known hyperpigmented skin disease that is more common than expected. We examined retrospectively the medical records of 79 patients: 88.6% were children, the mean age was 10.4 years (SD = 7.5 years), and 64.6% were female. The dermatoses were found on the trunk in 27.8%, extremities in 26.6%, fold zones in 8.9%, and head in 2.5% of the patients. The lesions appeared in more than 1 location in 34.2% of the patients and were symmetrically located 77.2% of the time. Swabbing with alcohol is sufficient for diagnosis and treatment. TFFD, mostly seen in children and female patients, should be kept in mind to avoid unnecessary diagnostic testing and treatment. © 2018 Annals of Family Medicine, Inc.

  12. PAR-TERRA directs homologous sex chromosome pairing.

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    Chu, Hsueh-Ping; Froberg, John E; Kesner, Barry; Oh, Hyun Jung; Ji, Fei; Sadreyev, Ruslan; Pinter, Stefan F; Lee, Jeannie T

    2017-08-01

    In mammals, homologous chromosomes rarely pair outside meiosis. One exception is the X chromosome, which transiently pairs during X-chromosome inactivation (XCI). How two chromosomes find each other in 3D space is not known. Here, we reveal a required interaction between the X-inactivation center (Xic) and the telomere in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. The subtelomeric, pseudoautosomal regions (PARs) of the two sex chromosomes (X and Y) also undergo pairing in both female and male cells. PARs transcribe a class of telomeric RNA, dubbed PAR-TERRA, which accounts for a vast majority of all TERRA transcripts. PAR-TERRA binds throughout the genome, including to the PAR and Xic. During X-chromosome pairing, PAR-TERRA anchors the Xic to the PAR, creating a 'tetrad' of pairwise homologous interactions (Xic-Xic, PAR-PAR, and Xic-PAR). Xic pairing occurs within the tetrad. Depleting PAR-TERRA abrogates pairing and blocks initiation of XCI, whereas autosomal PAR-TERRA induces ectopic pairing. We propose a 'constrained diffusion model' in which PAR-TERRA creates an interaction hub to guide Xic homology searching during XCI.

  13. CTCF driven TERRA transcription facilitates completion of telomere DNA replication.

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    Beishline, Kate; Vladimirova, Olga; Tutton, Stephen; Wang, Zhuo; Deng, Zhong; Lieberman, Paul M

    2017-12-13

    Telomere repeat DNA forms a nucleo-protein structure that can obstruct chromosomal DNA replication, especially under conditions of replication stress. Transcription of telomere repeats can initiate at subtelomeric CTCF-binding sites to generate telomere repeat-encoding RNA (TERRA), but the role of transcription, CTCF, and TERRA in telomere replication is not known. Here, we have used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to mutate CTCF-binding sites at the putative start site of TERRA transcripts for a class of subtelomeres. Under replication stress, telomeres lacking CTCF-driven TERRA exhibit sister-telomere loss and upon entry into mitosis, exhibit the formation of ultra-fine anaphase bridges and micronuclei. Importantly, these phenotypes could be rescued by the forced transcription of TERRA independent of CTCF binding. Our findings indicate that subtelomeric CTCF facilitates telomeric DNA replication by promoting TERRA transcription. Our findings also demonstrate that CTCF-driven TERRA transcription acts in cis to facilitate telomere repeat replication and chromosome stability.

  14. Rentabilidade Econômica do Arrendamento de Terra para Cultivo de Eucalipto em São Paulo

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    Vanderlei Santos de Souza

    Full Text Available RESUMOO presente estudo teve como objetivo analisar o arrendamento de terra para o cultivo de eucalipto no Vale do Paraíba, São Paulo. Utilizaram-se informações de dez propriedades, sendo oito proprietários da terra, uma empresa de papel e celulose e um investidor em ativos florestais. As ferramentas econômicas utilizadas foram VPL, TIR e VET. Com uma TMA de 8,75% a.a., o cultivo de eucalipto com investimento em terra na região estudada mostrou ser viável economicamente em cinco propriedades. Com a garantia de produtividade estabelecida em contrato, o investimento apresentou viabilidade econômica para o arrendamento de terra, porém inviável para o investidor. A garantia de produtividade mostrou ser importante para manter a rentabilidade para o investidor e para o arrendado pois, sem a mesma, apenas três propriedades apresentaram viabilidade econômica para arrendamento.

  15. O custeio ABC e a contabilidade de ganhos na definição do mix de produção de uma metalúrgica The Activity Based Costing and the throughput accounting in the definition of the production mix in a metalwork firm

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    Evandro Sylvio Lima Sinisgalli

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar os métodos do custeio baseado em atividades e da contabilidade de ganhos da teoria das restrições, no que se refere aos critérios de decisão gerencial utilizados pelos mesmos. Uma análise é realizada com a verificação do impacto no lucro, segundo o mix de produção recomendado por cada método. Através de um estudo de caso, constata-se que uma empresa metalúrgica alcança um crescimento expressivo na sua lucratividade, desde o momento em que passou a recorrer à contabilidade de ganhos para sustentar sua tomada de decisões. Mostra-se que o mix de produção selecionado pelo custeio ABC, para o cálculo do custo do produto, gera um prejuízo. Por outro lado, o mix proposto pela contabilidade de ganhos, que recorre ao cálculo do ganho unitário do produto por uso do tempo na restrição, fornece um mix que maximiza o lucro da empresa.The objective of this paper is to analyse the methods of activity-based costing and the throughput accounting of the theory of constraints, with respect to the management decision criteria utilized by them. A analyse is performed to know the impact on profits producing the product mix recommended by each method. It was realized, by means of a case study, that a metalwork firm gets a big increase in its profitability, once it starts using throughput accounting to sustain its decisions. It is shown that the production mix chosen by the ABC costing, for the calculation of the product cost, implies a loss, whereas the mix suggested by the throughput accounting, which calculates product's unit throughput per use of the time in the constraints, provides a mix that maximize firm's profit.

  16. Terra News: sensationalism and fait-divers on the Internet

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    Carlos Golembiewski; Diógenes Pandini

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an analysis of the news program Jornal do Terra (Terra News) shown on the Terra website. The study involved two aspects: forms of news presentations on TV, based on studies by Pedro Maciel, and criteria of news value, based on Mário Erbolatto’s view. In addition, we used Luis Arthur Ferraretto’s studies of the news formats used specifically on the radio. The objective of this work was to verify what kind of news is transmitted by the news p...

  17. Modelling Firm Innovation using Panel Probit Estimators.

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    Mark N. Harris; Mark Rogers; Anthony Siouclis

    2001-01-01

    Firm-level innovation is investigated using three probit panel estimators, which control for unobserved heterogeneity, and a standard probit estimator. Results indicate the standard probit model is misspecified and that inter-firm networks are important for innovation.

  18. Heterogeneity in Firm Performance During Economic Crisis

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    Sergio Bruni

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available What happens to firms during periods of deep economic crisis? Did different types of firms perform differently under the economic crisis? With the aid of a rich database and focusing on the literature regarding the growth of firms, this paper investigates the relative profitability performance of Italian firms during the current economic crisis, exploring those factors, which help certain firms to do relatively better even in the slowdown period. Some preliminary results show that the Italian firms that are relatively young in age, with relatively better current liquidity and more focused on domestic market have performed better than other firms. Furthermore, firms operating in high-tech and in highly concentrated sectors have enjoyed a better performance in this period.

  19. Do foreign-owned firms pay more?

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    Harrison, Ann E; Scorse, Jason

    2008-01-01

    This paper uses Indonesian data to analyze the impact of foreign ownership on wages. After controlling for worker and firm characteristics, we find that foreign firms pay a wage premium, which is larger for skilled relative to unskilled workers.

  20. Firm Exit, Technological Progress and Trade

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    Schröder, Philipp; Sørensen, Allan

    The dynamics of export market exit and firm closure have found limited attention in the new heterogeneous-firms trade literature. In fact, several of the predictions on firm survival and exit stemming from this new class of models are at odds with the stylized facts. Empirically, higher...... productivity firms survive longer, most firm closures are young firms, higher productivity exporters are more likely to continue to export compared to less productive exporters and market exits as well as firm closures are typically preceded by periods of contracting market shares. The present paper shows...... that the simple inclusion of exogenous economy wide technological progress into the standard Melitz (2003) model generates a tractable dynamic framework that generates endogenous exit decisions of firms in line with the stylized facts. Furthermore, we derive the effects of faster technological progress and trade...

  1. An Aspirational Community Theory of the Firm

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    Li, Xin

    propose an aspirational community theory of the firm (ACT) as a candidate theory by conceptualizing the firm as an aspirational community, the core of which is a group of like-minded people sharing similar or same aspiration/vision. To explain the existence of the firm, we make a distinction between......All of the three major theories of the firm, i.e., the transaction cost theory, knowledge-based theory and the entrepreneurship theory, offer some insightful analyses of the nature of the firm. However, they all have limitations and weaknesses in answering the fundamental question of the existence...... of the firm. In addition, they are all partial due to their particular focus on the multifaceted phenomenon of the firm. We argue that it is necessary and sufficient to develop a comprehensive yet integrative theory of the firm that combines the three competing yet complementary logics. Toward this end, we...

  2. Immigrants' initial firm allocation and earnings growth

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    Wen Ci; Feng Hou

    2017-01-01

    .... Using a Canadian employer–employee matched dataset, this paper considers whether immigrants initially employed in low-paying firms in Canada experienced inferior earnings growth than those initially employed in high-paying firms...

  3. IS MANAGERIAL DISCRETION HIGHER IN MULTINATIONAL FIRMS?

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    Dong Kyoon Kim;Myung soo Son;Zaman Zamanian

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this study is to investigate whether a firm's multinationality is associated with managerial discretion by examining accounting choices of multinational firms, surrounding Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX...

  4. HRM in professional service firms

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    Jørgensen, Frances

    2012-01-01

    Professional service firms (PSFs) present HR professionals with a number of unique challenges, as they share characteristics of both service and knowledge intensive organizations. While many of these firms are relying on High Commitment Work Practices (HCWPs) to enhance critical employee behaviors...... such as service quality and turnover, the analysis presented in this paper raises questions about traditional understandings of commitment in professional service environments. In particular, data from three Danish financial investment PSFs suggest that employees are more committed to developing and promoting...... their own professions than to the organization itself, which has important implications for the way in which HCWPs are designed and utilized. In addition, the focus of HCWP research has favored the use of social exchange theory as an underpinning framework for considering the impact of HR practices...

  5. Effect of MODIS Terra Radiometric Calibration Improvements on Collection 6 Deep Blue Aerosol Products: Validation and Terra/Aqua Consistency

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    Sayer, A. M.; Hsu, N. C.; Bettenhausen, C.; Jeong, M.-J.; Meister, G.

    2015-01-01

    The Deep Blue (DB) algorithm's primary data product is midvisible aerosol optical depth (AOD). DB applied to Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) measurements provides a data record since early 2000 for MODIS Terra and mid-2002 for MODIS Aqua. In the previous data version (Collection 5, C5), DB production from Terra was halted in 2007 due to sensor degradation; the new Collection 6 (C6) has both improved science algorithms and sensor radiometric calibration. This includes additional calibration corrections developed by the Ocean Biology Processing Group to address MODIS Terra's gain, polarization sensitivity, and detector response versus scan angle, meaning DB can now be applied to the whole Terra record. Through validation with Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) data, it is shown that the C6 DB Terra AOD quality is stable throughout the mission to date. Compared to the C5 calibration, in recent years the RMS error compared to AERONET is smaller by approximately 0.04 over bright (e.g., desert) and approximately 0.01-0.02 over darker (e.g., vegetated) land surfaces, and the fraction of points in agreement with AERONET within expected retrieval uncertainty higher by approximately 10% and approximately 5%, respectively. Comparisons to the Aqua C6 time series reveal a high level of correspondence between the two MODIS DB data records, with a small positive (Terra-Aqua) average AOD offset Terra DB AOD data remain stable (to better than 0.01 AOD) throughout the mission to date, suitable for quantitative scientific analyses.

  6. Innovation within Indian Family Firms

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    Gupta, Mohit

    2011-01-01

    The main focus of this research is to try and measure the importance of innovation within family firms in India. The different levels of importance given to fifteen factors important for innovation would be measured. Theories to highlight all these key participants and factors would be discussed. An attempt to analyze the difference between responses from first generation family business owners and either non-family managers or second generation family managers would also be done. A qua...

  7. Constitutional orders in multinational firms

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    Hull Kristensen, Peer; Morgan, Glenn

    Multinationals are faced with the problem of how to coordinate different actors and stop `fiefdoms' emerging that inhibits the achievement of transnational cooperation? We identify this as a problem of `constitutional ordering' in the firm. Drawing on Varieties of Capitalism approaches, we explore...... how multinationals from different contexts seek to create constitutional orders. We argue that the models which exist appear to be destructive of coordination. We explore the implications for MNCs....

  8. Firms' Global Engagement and Management Practices

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    Görg, Holger; Hanley, Aoife

    2017-01-01

    We investigate whether firms' "global engagement", either in the form of exporting or opening up affiliates abroad, is related to the change in their management performance. Using new and unique data from a recent large scale firm survey of management practices in Germany, we calculate management scores for firms as in Bloom et al. (2013). These indicate how structured management is in a given firm. We find that switching into exporting, and to a lesser degree opening up affiliates abroad, is...

  9. Essays on the internationalisation of firms

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    Pesola, Hanna

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation studies the internationalisation of firms and the consequences of this phenomenon for the employees of firms involved in international activities and for purely domestic firms. These analyses make use of Finnish linked employer-employee panel data. The dissertation consists of four essays. The first two essays in the dissertation analyse spillovers from multinational to domestic firms. The first essay studies whether employees are able to appropriate returns to knowledg...

  10. Human Capital and Wages in Exporting Firms

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    Munch, Jakob Roland; Skaksen, Jan Rose

    2006-01-01

    This paper studies the link between a firms education level, export performance and wages of its workers. We argue that firms may escape intence competition in international markets by using high skilled workers to differentiate their products. This story is consistent with our empirical results....... an export wage premium, but it accrues to workers in firms with high skill intensities.Keywords: Exports, Wages, Human Capital, Rent Sharing, Matched Worker-Firm DataJEL Classification: J30, F10, I20...

  11. Investment financing in cooperative firms

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    Gaetano Cuomo

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available By general agreement, one of the main obstacles to the growth of producer cooperatives is difficult investment financing, due to inadequate Capitalisation levels and the resulting inability to lodge sufficient collateral with lenders. Moreover, worker-owned firms are considered not very reliable because they suffer from problems of moral hazard and insufficient commitment. Unfortunately, the literature on this issue is not extensive and has weaknesses that are highlighted in the paper. By means of its critical analysis, it is possible to provide evidence that the funding difficulties caused by the particular structure of cooperative firms can be effectively tackled by creating an institutional framework within which cooperatives would be offered a wider range of organizational options comparable to those open to traditional enterprises. Finally, it is proved that the willingness of the members to fund the operations of their cooperative with loan capital may not be enough to mobilize external credit. For member financings to persuade potential providers of funds to place trust in a firm, third-party claims must necessarily qualify as senior debt and be repaid before the claims of the partners are settled.

  12. Agility in a small software firm

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    Schmidt, Thomas; Mathiassen, Lars

    2009-01-01

    Small software firms are vulnerable to environmental uncertainty. While agile methods and other technologies offer suggestions to this challenge, we know little about how these firms combine project and firm level capabilities to effectively respond to changes. On this backdrop, we examine a small...

  13. Decomposing Firm-level Sales Variation

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    Munch, Jakob Roland; Nguyen, Daniel Xuyen

    We measure the contribution of firm-specific effects to overall sales variation within a destination and find it remarkably low. Our empirical decomposition is structurally motivated by a heterogeneity model of exporting involving destination-specific, firm-specific, and firm-destination-specific...

  14. Finding the "Right Staff" in Small Firms

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    Barrett, Rowena; Neeson, Robyn; Billington, Leo

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore what owners of small firms are looking for from new employees. The aim is to pursue this in light of the debate around formality and informality of small firm HRM, exploring the extent to which the small firms studied had formalized HRM practices. Design/methodology/approach: The data reported here…

  15. Theoretical Perspectives on the Internationalization of Firms

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    Rask, Morten; Håkonsson, Dorthe Døjbak; Strandskov, Jesper

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to build a coherent framework of the four main theories relating to the internationalization of firms, in order to facilitate better business teaching and research. Yet, theories of the internationalization of firms are broad and rest on different underlying...... assumptions, study area, and implications of the theories in the internationalization of the firm. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]...

  16. New Firm Growth: Exploring Processes and Paths

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    E. Garnsey; F.C. Stam (Erik); P. Heffernan; O. Hugo

    2003-01-01

    textabstractThis paper provides a new methodology for the diachronic study of new firm growth, theoretically grounded in the work of Penrose (1995). We show that a model of firm growth as an unfolding process makes possible draw simple, measurable inferences from firm level to aggregate evidence on

  17. Reputational Penalties to Firms in Antitrust Investigations

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    Verschoor, W.F.C.; Kemp, R.G.M.; Van den Broek, S.; De Vries, A.C.

    2012-01-01

    We estimate the impact of legal penalties imposed on Dutch listed firms targeted by competition authorities from 1998 to 2008 on a firm's stock market value. On average, firms lose 2.3 percent of their market values when an antitrust investigation is uncovered. This corresponds to a total value loss

  18. Reputational penalties to firms in antitrust investigations

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    Broek, van den S.; Kemp, R.G.M.; Verschoor, W.F.C.; Vries, de A.

    2012-01-01

    We estimate the impact of legal penalties imposed on Dutch listed firms targeted by competition authorities from 1998 to 2008 on a firm's stock market value. On average, firms lose 2.3 percent of their market values when an antitrust investigation is uncovered. This corresponds to a total value loss

  19. Firm-Level Corruption in Vietnam

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    Rand, John; Tarp, Finn

    This paper uses a unique panel dataset on firm-level corruption. It contains quantitative information on bribe payments by a sample of formal and informal Vietnamese firms. We show that bribe incidence is highly associated with firm-level differences in (i) visibility, (ii) sunk costs, (iii...

  20. Related party transactions and firms financial performance ...

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    The study investigated related party transactions and firm's financial performance using Secondary data obtained from Nigeria stock Exchange. We tried to determine whether RPT is used by firms to manipulate and bloat Return on Asset, Return on Equity and Earnings per share of manufacturing firms. RPT was subjected ...

  1. Meet EPA Environmental Engineer Terra Haxton, Ph.D.

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    EPA Environmental Engineer Terra Haxton, Ph.D., uses computer simulation models to protect drinking water. She investigates approaches to help water utilities be better prepared to respond to contamination incidents in their distribution systems.

  2. TERRA promotes telomerase-mediated telomere elongation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

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    Moravec, Martin; Wischnewski, Harry; Bah, Amadou; Hu, Yan; Liu, Na; Lafranchi, Lorenzo; King, Megan C; Azzalin, Claus M

    2016-07-01

    Telomerase-mediated telomere elongation provides cell populations with the ability to proliferate indefinitely. Telomerase is capable of recognizing and extending the shortest telomeres in cells; nevertheless, how this mechanism is executed remains unclear. Here, we show that, in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, shortened telomeres are highly transcribed into the evolutionarily conserved long noncoding RNA TERRA A fraction of TERRA produced upon telomere shortening is polyadenylated and largely devoid of telomeric repeats, and furthermore, telomerase physically interacts with this polyadenylated TERRA in vivo We also show that experimentally enhanced transcription of a manipulated telomere promotes its association with telomerase and concomitant elongation. Our data represent the first direct evidence that TERRA stimulates telomerase recruitment and activity at chromosome ends in an organism with human-like telomeres. © 2016 The Authors.

  3. MODIS/Terra Granule Level 1B RGB Jpeg image

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The MOBRGB is a thermal composit Jpeg image product generated using parameters from Terra Level 1B Subsampled Calibrated Radiances product (MOD02SSH). For more...

  4. The Impact of Firm-Provided Training on Production: Testing for Firm-Size Effects

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    J.M.P. de Kok (Jan)

    2000-01-01

    textabstractThe returns to firm-provided training depend on many different factors. Firm size is an important indicator of various of these factors, but recent research tends to neglect it. In this study the returns to firm-provided training are estimated, taking account of three possible firm-size

  5. Detecção de cicatrizes de incêndios florestais utilizando a técnica de análise por vetor de mudança na terra indígena sete de setembro - Rondônia / Forest fire scars detection using change-vector analysis in the sete de setembro indigenous land - Rondonia

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    Philip Martin Fearnside

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A Terra Indígena Sete de Setembro (TISS localiza-se no arco do desmatamento, caracterizada por ser uma região de grande pressão antrópica. Esta condição a torna susceptível às ameaças da degradação florestal por incêndios, exploração madeireira ilegal e corte raso para uso agropecuário. Assim, esse estudo teve por finalidade mapear áreas de floresta afetadas pela ação do fogo no período de 2010 a 2011, utilizando imagens TM/Landsat e a técnica de detecção por análise de vetor de mudança. Os resultados mostraram uma área total de 4.187 hectares de florestas afetadas pelo fogo no interior da TISS, correspondendo a cerca de 1,7 % da área total da terra indígena. O monitoramento de terras indígenas por técnicas de sensoriamento remoto é fundamental para avaliar a vulnerabilidade dessas áreas às pressões humanas.AbstractThe Sete de Setembro Indigenous Land is situated in Brazil’s “arc of deforestation,” which is a region characterized by high anthropic pressure. This makes the reserve susceptible to forest degradation by fires, illegal logging and clearcutting for agriculture and ranching. The purpose of the present study was to map forest areas affected by fire from 2010 to 2011 using TM/Landsat images and the changevector analysis detection technique. The results showed a total area of 4187 hectares of forest affected by fire in the indigenous reserve, or about 1.7% of the total reserve area. Monitoring of indigenous lands by remote sensing techniques is essential in order to evaluate the vulnerability of these areas to pressures from human activities.

  6. Panorama nobiliario nas terras de Camba e Rodeiro no tránsito á Idade Moderna

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    Gómez Buxán, César

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available To realize a small tour for the history, genealogy and heraldry of the former gentlemanly lineages of the land of Rodeiro from the Middle Ages is the aim that finally is claimed. The evolution that begins in the medieval fortresses and continues in towers of transition, finishes off in the typical residences of the nobility, of which Trasulfe is the best exponent. The article, in brief extension will try to use as guide or initiation to studies more detailed, necessary for the comprehension of our history, in which several prominent figures appear with origin in this land.

    Realizar un breve percorrido pola historia, xenealoxía e heráldica dos antigos liñaxes fidalgos da terra de Rodeiro desde a Idade Media é o obxectivo que finalmente se pretende. A evolución que comeza nas fortalezas medievais e continúa en torres de transición, remata nas residencias típicas da fidalguía, das que Trasulfe é o mellor expoñente. Na súa breve extensión o artigo tentará servir de guía ou iniciación a estudios máis detallados, necesarios para a comprensión da nosa historia, na que aparecen varios persoeiros con orixe nesta terra.

  7. TerraService.NET: An Introduction to Web Services

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    Barclay, Tom; Gray, Jim; Strand, Eric; Ekblad, Steve; Richter, Jeffrey

    2002-01-01

    This article explores the design and construction of a geo-spatial Internet web service application from the host web site perspective and from the perspective of an application using the web service. The TerraService.NET web service was added to the popular TerraServer database and web site with no major structural changes to the database. The article discusses web service design, implementation, and deployment concepts and design guidelines. Web services enable applications that aggregate a...

  8. Essays on Firm Behavior in Developing Economies

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    Abeberese, Ama Baafra

    The performance of firms is central to growth in developing economies. A burgeoning literature within development economics seeks to understand the behavior of firms in developing countries and the constraints to their performance. This dissertation explores two types of constraints---infrastructure-related constraints and trade-related constraints---faced by manufacturing firms in developing countries. Despite the widely acknowledged importance of infrastructure for economic growth, there has been relatively little research on how infrastructure affects the decisions of firms. Electricity, in particular, is commonly cited by firms in developing countries as a major obstacle to their performance. In the first two chapters, I analyze the responses of firms to two types of electricity constraints, namely electricity prices and electricity shortages. Chapter 1 provides evidence on how electricity prices affect a firm's industry choice and productivity growth using data on Indian manufacturing firms. I construct an instrument for electricity price as the interaction between the price of coal paid by power utilities, which is arguably exogenous to firm characteristics, and the initial share of thermal generation in a state's total electricity generation capacity. I find that, in response to an exogenous increase in electricity price, firms reduce their electricity consumption and switch to industries with less electricity-intensive production processes. I also find that firm output, machine intensity and labor productivity decline with an increase in electricity price. In addition to these level effects, I show that firm output and productivity growth rates are negatively affected by high electricity prices. These results suggest that electricity constraints faced by firms may limit a country's growth by leading firms to operate in industries with fewer productivity-enhancing opportunities. Chapter 2 examines the impact of electricity shortages on firm investment. I

  9. Toward an Integrative Theory of the Firm

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    Li, Xin

    understand the nature and behaviors of the firm, we need a comprehensive yet integrative theory. Toward this end, this paper proposes a relationship-based theory of the firm (R’BT) which claims that it is the relationships between the entrepreneur and other individuals or firms that determine the existence......This paper argues that the existing four major theories of the firm, i.e., the transaction cost theory, resource-based view, the entrepreneurial theory, and the stakeholder theory, are all insightful yet partial because each of them has a particular focus on the phenomenon of the firm. To better...

  10. Performance of Patenting Firms in Danish Manufacturing

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    Madsen, Erik Strøjer; Smith, Valdemar; Nielsen, Anders Østergaard

    2000-01-01

    Most countries focus on industries with high technology and the governments grant subsidies to innovating firms. However, there has been remarkable few studies of the performance of innovative firms or industries. This study examines the performance of patent active firms compared to the non......-patenting firms within the manufacturing sector in Denmark. Performance is measured both by growth in employment as well as in the return on equity and profit share in turnover. The results suggest that differences in performance of patenting and non-patenting firms are very small, which questions the political...

  11. Do Treasure Islands Create Firm Value?

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    Lai, Tat-kei; Ng, Travis

    They do! Otherwise, their use would not have been so prevalent among firms. How much firm value they create, however, is still an open question. Exploiting a political event in the U.K. that suddenly raised the cost of using tax havens, we find that there was a 0.87% reduction in cumulative...... abnormal return (CAR) among the sampled firms, corresponding to about £532 million in market capitalization. The firms of stronger corporate governance registered a stronger reduction in CAR. A simple linear extrapolation suggests that the firm value contributed by tax havens can be as much as £31 billion....

  12. Social wasps of two wetland ecosystems in brazilian Amazonia (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae Vespas sociais de duas áreas úmidas na Amazônia brasileira (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae

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    Orlando Tobias Silveira

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In Brazilian Amazonia, 20 genera and more than 200 species of polistine wasps are recorded. Local faunas with 70 to 80 species are usually found in non floodable forest environments. However, a variety of wetlands exist in the region, the most expressive in surface area being varzea systems. In this paper, information is presented on polistines from two areas of wetlands in the Brazilian states of Amazonas and Amapá. These are reciprocally compared and also with nearby terra firme locations. Collecting methods consisted of active search for nests, handnetting and automatic trapping of individuals. Forty-six species of 15 genera were collected in Mamirauá, AM, most being widespread common wasps. However, five species deserve special mention in virtue of rarity and/or restricted distribution: Metapolybia rufata, Chartergellus nigerrimus, Chartergellus punctatior, Clypearia duckei, and Clypearia weyrauchi. In Região dos Lagos, AP, 31 species of 9 genera were collected, nearly all being common species with the exception of some Polistes, like P. goeldi and P. occipitalis. Even though less rich than vespid faunas from terra firme habitats, the Mamirauá fauna proved to be quite expressive considering limitations imposed by the hydrological regime. In Região dos Lagos, however, the very low diversity found was below the worst expectations. The virtual absence of otherwise common species in environments like tidal varzea forests along Araguari River is truly remarkable. The causes of low diversity are probably related to isolation and relative immaturity of the region, allied to strong degradation of forested habitats.Vinte gêneros e mais de 200 espécies de vespas sociais são registrados na Amazônia brasileira. Faunas locais com 70 a 80 espécies são usualmente encontradas em florestas não inundáveis. Entretanto, uma grande variedade de áreas úmidas existe na região, com destaque para os sistemas de várzea. Neste artigo, apresentamos

  13. Functional characterization of the TERRA transcriptome at damaged telomeres.

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    Porro, Antonio; Feuerhahn, Sascha; Delafontaine, Julien; Riethman, Harold; Rougemont, Jacques; Lingner, Joachim

    2014-10-31

    Telomere deprotection occurs during tumorigenesis and aging upon telomere shortening or loss of the telomeric shelterin component TRF2. Deprotected telomeres undergo changes in chromatin structure and elicit a DNA damage response (DDR) that leads to cellular senescence. The telomeric long noncoding RNA TERRA has been implicated in modulating the structure and processing of deprotected telomeres. Here, we characterize the human TERRA transcriptome at normal and TRF2-depleted telomeres and demonstrate that TERRA upregulation is occurring upon depletion of TRF2 at all transcribed telomeres. TRF2 represses TERRA transcription through its homodimerization domain, which was previously shown to induce chromatin compaction and to prevent the early steps of DDR activation. We show that TERRA associates with SUV39H1 H3K9 histone methyltransferase, which promotes accumulation of H3K9me3 at damaged telomeres and end-to-end fusions. Altogether our data elucidate the TERRA landscape and defines critical roles for this RNA in the telomeric DNA damage response.

  14. The theory of the firm. Vol. 3

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald......Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  15. The theory of the firm. Vol. 1

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald......Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  16. The theory of the firm. Vol. 2

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald......Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  17. The theory of the firm. Vol. 4

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald......Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  18. The theory of the firm. Vol. 3

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    Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...... as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...

  19. The theory of the firm. Vol. 2

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    Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...... as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...

  20. The theory of the firm. Vol. 4

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    Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...... as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...

  1. The theory of the firm. Vol. 1

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    Firms have for a long time been part of the explanatory set-up of economics. However, it is only recently that economists have felt the need for an economic theory addressing: why firms are different; why firms exist; what determines their boundaries relative to "the market"; and what determines...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...... as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...

  2. Ações de regularização fundiária e de mensuração das desconformidades urbanas: o caso das terras da União sob a tutela da Universidade Federal do Pará na cidade de Belém (PA

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    Myrian Silvana da Silva Cardoso

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Discute-se aqui a expressão desconformidade urbana, partindo-se da premissa de que seu significado seja a negação do direito à cidade, considerando o caráter multifacetado desse direito. Pautando-se no que estabelece a legislação nacional, em especial o Estatuto da Cidade (Lei n. 10.257/2001, são analisados resultados de ações de regularização fundiária desenvolvidas em áreas públicas que sofreram processo de ocupação a partir da década de 1970, nas terras públicas da União, destinadas à Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA, ocupadas inicialmente pelo Câmpus Universitário do Guamá (Belém, Pará, Brasil e mais tarde parcialmente ocupadas por população de baixa renda, em terras não utilizadas para fins acadêmicos. Destacam-se os métodos de cadastramento, práticas sociais e titulação do processo de regularização fundiária desenvolvido pela UFPA desde 1991. Os resultados dessa experiência permitiram avaliar seus impactos no contexto das desconformidades urbanas vivenciadas pelos moradores, ressaltando-se os desafios a serem superados pelas políticas públicas que buscam garantir o direito à cidade, de forma gradual, integrada e, sobretudo, includente.

  3. Technology Licensing and Firm Innovation

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    Moreira, Solon

    acquisition. The findings indicate that technology licensing is positively related to the number of inventions produced by the licensee in the years subsequent to the licensing deal. Subsequently, I investigate the moderating effect that organizational slack and myopia have on this main relationship....... The findings also suggest that high levels of Organizational Slack (available financial resources) strengthen the positive effect of licensing on innovation. However, higher levels of Organizational Myopia (the extent to which a firm draws on its own knowledge) can decrease the main effect of licensing....

  4. Terra - 15 Years as the Earth Observing System Flagship Observatory

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    Thome, K. J.

    2014-12-01

    Terra marks its 15th year on orbit with an array of accomplishments and the potential to do much more. Efforts continue to extend the Terra data record to make its data more valuable by creating a record length to examine interannual variability, observe trends on the decadal scale, and gather statistics relevant to climate metrics. Continued data from Terra's complementary instruments will play a key role in creating the data record needed for scientists to develop an understanding of our climate system. Terra's suite of instruments: ASTER (contributed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy and Trade and Industry with a JPL-led US Science Team), CERES (NASA LaRC - PI), MISR (JPL - PI), MODIS (NASA GSFC), and MOPITT (sponsored by Canadian Space Agency with NCAR-led Science Team) are providing an unprecedented 81 core data products. The annual demand for Terra data remains with >120 million files distributed in 2011 and >157 million in 2012. More than 1,100 peer-reviewed publications appeared in 2012 using Terra data bringing the lifetime total >7,600. Citation numbers of 21,000 for 2012 and over 100,000 for the mission's lifetime. The power of Terra is in the high quality of the data calibration, sensor characterization, and the complementary nature of the instruments covering a range of scientific measurements as well as scales. The broad range of products enable the community to provide answers to the overarching question, "How is the Earth changing and what are the consequences for life on Earth?" Terra continues to provide data that: (1) Extend the baseline of morning-orbit collections; (2) Enable comparison of measurements acquired from past high-impact events; (3) Add value to recently-launched and soon-to-be launched missions, and upcoming field programs. Terra data continue to support monitoring and relief efforts for natural and man-made disasters that involve U.S. interests. Terra also contributes to Applications Focus Areas supporting the U.S. National

  5. Telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) constitutes a nucleoprotein component of extracellular inflammatory exosomes.

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    Wang, Zhuo; Deng, Zhong; Dahmane, Nadia; Tsai, Kevin; Wang, Pu; Williams, Dewight R; Kossenkov, Andrew V; Showe, Louise C; Zhang, Rugang; Huang, Qihong; Conejo-Garcia, José R; Lieberman, Paul M

    2015-11-17

    Telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) has been identified as a telomere-associated regulator of chromosome end protection. Here, we report that TERRA can also be found in extracellular fractions that stimulate innate immune signaling. We identified extracellular forms of TERRA in mouse tumor and embryonic brain tissue, as well as in human tissue culture cell lines using RNA in situ hybridization. RNA-seq analyses revealed TERRA to be among the most highly represented transcripts in extracellular fractions derived from both normal and cancer patient blood plasma. Cell-free TERRA (cfTERRA) could be isolated from the exosome fractions derived from human lymphoblastoid cell line (LCL) culture media. cfTERRA is a shorter form (∼200 nt) of cellular TERRA and copurifies with CD63- and CD83-positive exosome vesicles that could be visualized by cyro-electron microscopy. These fractions were also enriched for histone proteins that physically associate with TERRA in extracellular ChIP assays. Incubation of cfTERRA-containing exosomes with peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulated transcription of several inflammatory cytokine genes, including TNFα, IL6, and C-X-C chemokine 10 (CXCL10) Exosomes engineered with elevated TERRA or liposomes with synthetic TERRA further stimulated inflammatory cytokines, suggesting that exosome-associated TERRA augments innate immune signaling. These findings imply a previously unidentified extrinsic function for TERRA and a mechanism of communication between telomeres and innate immune signals in tissue and tumor microenvironments.

  6. Founder Control, Ownership Structure and Firm Value: Evidence from Entrepreneurial Listed Firms in China

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    Lijun Xia

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available In emerging markets, the deviation between the ultimate controlling shareholders' voting rights and their cash flow rights (hereafter “DVC” in the listed firms is quite prevalent. DVC could be introduced due to the ultimate controlling shareholders' opportunistic incentives, as well as by their incentives to improve firm efficiency. This study uses 229 listed firms ultimately controlled by individuals or families (hereafter “entrepreneurial firms” for 2004 in China, to investigate the effect of DVC on firm value and to determine whether it is different between founder and non-founder controlled firms. We find that DVC has a positive effect on firm value for founder controlled firms. This result implies that investors believe that their interests are better protected by founder controlled firms than by non-founder controlled firms.

  7. BOOK REVIEW: European Perceptions of Terra Australis

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    Sterken, Christiaan

    2012-12-01

    Terra Australis - the southern land - has been one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. This book comprises a set of 14 interdisciplinary scholarly contributions that deal with personal perceptions of Terra Australis by cartographers and explorers, and with putting these perceptions in their historical and cultural environments. This book seems, at a first glance, to be very remote from astronomy - and even from the history of astronomy - however, as it also offers an excellent background to Captain James Cook's second voyage to observe the 1769 transit of Venus from Tahiti, it definitely is a work of truly interdisciplinary character. Cook's voyages, in fact, became a model in which key scientists of many nationalities and disciplines traveled together on ships. In these voyages, art, science, technology and political power were centralised and united. The chapters range across history, the visual arts, literature, popular culture, technology, politics and science. Issues of scientific reasoning are raised in the description of how people did think about the south before there even existed a perception of the unknown land - quite comparable to how ancient and early-modern astronomers had their thought about cosmology even before any observational data were available. Several early map systems - like the zonal and T-O maps (medieval world maps with the letter T inside an O representing the lands inside a circle of oceans) - are described, and the description of Roman geography shows the amazing fact that theory and practice were not unified, and existed independently of each other insofar that a real paradox between theory and observation had persisted for a very long time. The maps and charts also exemplify the long-lasting consequences of early modern copy-paste practice: navigators copied original sketch charts of coasts that were previously unknown to them, herewith committing many translation and

  8. Rochas-mater da "terra roxa"

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    M. Gutmans

    1943-09-01

    Full Text Available Physico-chemical and mineralogical studies of the soils of the São Paulo State by the Soil Division of The Agronomical Institute proved the existence of different violet soils in South-Brasil and its origin from basaltic rocks. The Brasilian denomination "terra roxa" is already many times translated to "red soil", which is inexact, because the colour "roxa" corresponds to "violet" in English. We must insist on the perfection of Brasilian expression, which gives the shortest and the best characteristic of the true violet soil, derived through the decomposition of basalts and diabases in the São Paulo State. The term "red soil" originated much confusion, because there are in this state many "red soils" of different origins, but the true violet soil is quite unique. The violet colour of this soil appears very beautifully on the clean fields above the diabase hills at the distance of some hundreds of meters. In the state of complete dryness the violet soil becomes coffee brown, but never gets a red colour. The violet soil is the best soil of South America, on the contrary the red soils, which are mostly lateritic, are bad soils. Some exceptions, do exist, of course. The basalts produce laterites and other red soils of better qualities. With the purpose to contribute to the study of the violet and the red soils the present essay was made, describing the basic rocks of South-Brasil, as mother rocks of soils. The basic monograph of Djalma Guimarães "Magmatic Province of South-Brasil" (5, many times mentioned in the petrographic literature, definitively established the principal types and the mineral-components of triassic basic rocks in South-Brasil. We have found some varieties of basic rocks, not ye

  9. Does Labor Diversity Affect Firm Performance?

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    Pytlikova, Mariola; Pozzoli, Dario; Parrotta, Pierpaolo

    Using an employer-employee dataset, we analyze how diversity in cultural background, skills and demographic characteristics affects total factor productivity (TFP) of firms in Denmark. Implementing structural estimation of firms’ production function, we find evidence that labor diversity in skills/education...... significantly enhances firm performance as measured by firm TFP. Conversely, diversity in demographics and ethnicity brings mixed results – both dimensions of workforce diversity have either no or negative effects on firm TFP. Hence, it seems as if the negative effects, coming from communication and integration...... costs connected to a more demographically and culturally diverse workforce, counteract the positive effects of diversity on firm TFP, coming from creativity and knowledge spillovers. However, we find that ethnic diversity is valuable for firms operating in industries characterized by above-average trade...

  10. How does firm performance influence market orientation?

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    Sørensen, Hans Eibe; Stieglitz, Nils

    This paper contributes by investigating how firm performance influences its market orientation. We draw on the aspiration-level model from the behavioral theory of the firm to develop testable propositions that substantiate and extend prior market orientation research. Specifically, we address how...... performance influences firms' market-oriented search behavior (responsive or proactive) and the allocation of attention (customer and competitor orientation) as well as the formation of aspiration levels. Research and managerial implications are discussed....

  11. Corporate Governance and Firm Value in Mexico

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    Alberto Chong; Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this paper is twofold. On one hand, we undertake an analysis of the recent evolution of capital markets and their effect on the availability of external financing in Mexico in the last two decades. On the other hand, based on a newly assembled firm-level data set on corporate governance and firm performance, we show that better firm-level corporate governance practices are linked to higher valuations, better performance and more dividends disbursed to investors. These results...

  12. On the existence of persistently outperforming firms

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    Capasso, M.; Cefis, E.; Frenken, K.

    2014-01-01

    This study analyses persistence in growth rates for a data set of manufacturing firms of all sizes. Previous quantile autoregressions of firm growth rates show that extreme growth events are likely to be negatively correlated over time, thus questioning the existence of persistent outperformers. By supplementing the quantile regression analyses with transition probability matrices, our study shows that "bouncing" firms coexist with persistent outperformers. This result is shown to be robust f...

  13. SHOULD TAX POLICY TARGET MULTINATIONAL FIRM HEADQUARTERS?

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    Clausing, Kimberly A.

    2010-01-01

    This paper considers the nature of multinational firm headquarters, discussing whether multinational headquarters are a desirable target of tax policy. Prior literature suggests that multinational firms are sensitive to tax policy considerations in headquarters location decisions. Fortune 500 lists of the world’s largest firms show informative patterns of headquarters location, but there is little systematic relationship between these firms’ headquarters locations and tax policy variables. Si...

  14. On the Limits of Nonprofit Firms

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    Echeverria, Manuel

    2013-01-01

    This thesis consists of two papers. The first gives a game-theoretical treatment of the institutional homogenization of value-oriented firms. It explains why intrinsically motivated, value-oriented firms like non-profits may become similar to for-profit firms in terms of organization and norms. It highlights and explains the pairs: value-oriented and flat organizations in contrast to value-neutral managers and hierarchical organizations. We consider a major donor like the government who deleg...

  15. Competitive Strategy, Performance Appraisal and Firm Results

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    Bayo-Moriones, Alberto; Galdon-Sanchez, Jose Enrique; Martinez-de-Morentin, Sara

    2016-01-01

    In this study, we address the relationship between performance appraisal and competitive strategy, as well as the impact of this relationship on firm performance. The results indicate that the adoption of developmental performance appraisal and the use of administrative performance appraisal are higher among firms that pursue differentiation strategies compared to those competing on costs. Regarding firm performance, the interaction between a developmental appraisal system and a quality strat...

  16. Firm-Specific Training and Contract Length.

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    Cantor, Richard

    1990-01-01

    Wages subject to continuous renegotiations provide inefficient incentives for the creation of firm-specific human capital if training requires both firm investment and worker effort. Noncontingent career-long, fixed-wage contracts do not induce efficient levels of training because they award all the quasi-rents from training to the firm, leaving no incentive for trainee effort. Intermediate-length, fixed-wage contracts with known expiration dates can improve training incentives. During the li...

  17. Effect of MODIS Terra Radiometric Calibration Improvements on Collection 6 Deep Blue Aerosol Products: Validation and Terra/Aqua Consistency

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    Sayer, A. M.; Hsu, N. C.; Bettenhausen, C.; Jeong, M.-J.; Meister, G.

    2015-01-01

    The Deep Blue (DB) algorithm's primary data product is midvisible aerosol optical depth (AOD). DB applied to Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) measurements provides a data record since early 2000 for MODIS Terra and mid-2002 for MODIS Aqua. In the previous data version (Collection 5, C5), DB production from Terra was halted in 2007 due to sensor degradation; the new Collection 6 (C6) has both improved science algorithms and sensor radiometric calibration. This includes additional calibration corrections developed by the Ocean Biology Processing Group to address MODIS Terra's gain, polarization sensitivity, and detector response versus scan angle, meaning DB can now be applied to the whole Terra record. Through validation with Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) data, it is shown that the C6 DB Terra AOD quality is stable throughout the mission to date. Compared to the C5 calibration, in recent years the RMS error compared to AERONET is smaller by approximately 0.04 over bright (e.g., desert) and approximately 0.01-0.02 over darker (e.g., vegetated) land surfaces, and the fraction of points in agreement with AERONET within expected retrieval uncertainty higher by approximately 10% and approximately 5%, respectively. Comparisons to the Aqua C6 time series reveal a high level of correspondence between the two MODIS DB data records, with a small positive (Terra-Aqua) average AOD offset <0.01. The analysis demonstrates both the efficacy of the new radiometric calibration efforts and that the C6 MODIS Terra DB AOD data remain stable (to better than 0.01 AOD) throughout the mission to date, suitable for quantitative scientific analyses.

  18. Identification of new genomospecies in the Mycobacterium terrae complex.

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    Yun Fong Ngeow

    Full Text Available Members of the Mycobacterium terrae complex are slow-growing, non-chromogenic acid-fast bacilli found in the natural environment and occasionally in clinical material. These genetically closely-related members are difficult to differentiate by conventional phenotypic and molecular tests. In this paper we describe the use of whole genome data for the identification of four strains genetically similar to Mycobacterium sp. JDM601, a newly identified member of the M. terrae complex. Phylogenetic information from the alignment of genome-wide orthologous genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms show consistent clustering of the four strains together with M. sp. JDM601 into a distinct clade separate from other rapid and slow growing mycobacterial species. More detailed inter-strain comparisons using average nucleotide identity, tetra-nucleotide frequencies and analysis of synteny indicate that our strains are closely related to but not of the same species as M. sp. JDM601. Besides the 16S rRNA signature described previously for the M. terrae complex, five more hypothetical proteins were found that are potentially useful for the rapid identification of mycobacterial species belonging to the M. terrae complex. This paper illustrates the versatile utilization of whole genome data for the delineation of new bacterial species and introduces four new genomospecies to add to current members in the M. terrae complex.

  19. Shared Vision promotes family firm performance

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    John Edward Neff

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available A clear picture of the influential drivers of private family firm performance has proven to be an elusive target. The unique characteristics of private family owned firms necessitate a broader, non-financial approach to reveal firm performance drivers. This research study sought to specify and evaluate the themes that distinguish successful family firms from less successful family firms. In addition, this study explored the possibility that these themes collectively form an effective organizational culture that improves longer-term firm performance. At an organizational level of analysis, research findings identified four significant variables: Shared Vision (PNS, Role Clarity (RCL, Confidence in Management (CON, and Professional Networking (OLN that positively impacted family firm financial performance. Shared Vision exhibited the strongest positive influence among the significant factors. In addition, Family Functionality (APGAR, the functional integrity of the family itself exhibited a significant supporting role. Taken together, the variables collectively represent an effective family business culture (EFBC that positively impacted the long-term financial sustainability of family owned firms. The index of effective family business culture also exhibited potential as a predictive non-financial model of family firm performance.

  20. The theory of the firm. Vol. 1

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  1. The theory of the firm. Vol. 4

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  2. The theory of the firm. Vol. 2

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    as an information processor. In addition, the collection features perspectives from business strategy and business history as well as methodological and doctrinal historical perspectives. Including over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald...... their internal organization. This collection documents the rise of the modern theory of the firm during the last two to three decades. It reprints classic writings from a diversity of perspectives, including not only contractual theories of the firm, but also knowledge-based theories and theories of the firm...

  3. EAS Test Firm Accrediting Bodies (TFAB)

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    Federal Communications Commission — EAS (Equipment Authorization System). The accreditation bodies for testing laboratories are referred to as Test Firm Accrediting Bodies (TFABs). They are responsible...

  4. Multiple Blockholder Structures and Family Firm Performance

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    Fattoum-Guedri, Asma; Guedri, Zied; Delmar, Frédéric

    2018-01-01

    . Further, we suggest that the larger the number of blockholder types, the stronger the negative effect of voting-power asymmetry among family and nonfamily blockholders on firm performance. We provide empirical support for our hypotheses using a longitudinal sample of 413 French family firms over the 1992......This study examines how multiple blockholder structures affect family firm performance. Building on arguments from both principal–principal agency and familiness perspectives, we suggest that asymmetrical distribution of voting power among family and nonfamily blockholders hurts firm performance...

  5. Shared vision promotes family firm performance.

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    Neff, John E

    2015-01-01

    A clear picture of the influential drivers of private family firm performance has proven to be an elusive target. The unique characteristics of private family owned firms necessitate a broader, non-financial approach to reveal firm performance drivers. This research study sought to specify and evaluate the themes that distinguish successful family firms from less successful family firms. In addition, this study explored the possibility that these themes collectively form an effective organizational culture that improves longer-term firm performance. At an organizational level of analysis, research findings identified four significant variables: Shared Vision (PNS), Role Clarity (RCL), Confidence in Management (CON), and Professional Networking (OLN) that positively impacted family firm financial performance. Shared Vision exhibited the strongest positive influence among the significant factors. In addition, Family Functionality (APGAR), the functional integrity of the family itself, exhibited a significant supporting role. Taken together, the variables collectively represent an effective family business culture (EFBC) that positively impacted the long-term financial sustainability of family owned firms. The index of effective family business culture also exhibited potential as a predictive non-financial model of family firm performance.

  6. Does Labour Diversity affect Firm Productivity?

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    Parrotta, Pierpaolo; Pozzoli, Dario; Pytlikova, Mariola

    Using a matched employer-employee dataset, we analyze how workforce diversity in cultural background, education and demographic characteristics affects productivity of firms in Denmark. Implementing a structural estimation of the firms' production function (Ackerberg et al., 2006) we find...... that labor diversity in education significantly enhances a firm's value added. Conversely, diversity in ethnicity and demographics induces negative effects on firm productivity. Hence, the negative effects, coming from communication and integration costs connected to a more culturally and demographically...... diverse workforce, seem to outweigh the positive effects coming from creativity and knowledge spillovers....

  7. Estimating risk propagation between interacting firms on inter-firm complex network.

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    Hayato Goto

    Full Text Available We derive a stochastic function of risk propagation empirically from comprehensive data of chain-reaction bankruptcy events in Japan from 2006 to 2015 over 5,000 pairs of firms. The probability is formulated by firm interaction between the pair of firms; it is proportional to the product of α-th power of the size of the first bankrupt firm and β-th power of that of the chain-reaction bankrupt firm. We confirm that α is positive and β is negative throughout the observing period, meaning that the probability of cascading failure is higher between a larger first bankrupt firm and smaller trading firm. We additionally introduce a numerical model simulating the whole ecosystem of firms and show that the interaction kernel is a key factor to express complexities of spreading bankruptcy risks on real ecosystems.

  8. ARE SMALL-FIRM CLUSTERS EMERGENT PHENOMENA? EVIDENCE FROM ZIMBABWE’S SMALL FURNITURE- MANUFACTURING FIRMS

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    Godfrey MUPONDA

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons behind the rapid growth and apparent dynamism of Zimbabwe’s small-firm industrial clusters. The hypothesis behind the study was that these small-firm clusters are emergent phenomena. The study analysed the capital utilisation techniques of small firms located in a large industrial cluster in order to determine the factors that lead to the collective efficiency of such firms. The study found that, in comparison with large, stock exchange-listed firms, the cluster environment enables the small firm to operate from a relatively small capital base and also to use its capital more efficiently in creating revenues and profits. The individual firm does not have to invest its capital in a large assets base as this is done by a specialised group of firms within the cluster. Thus, the cluster has the characteristics of an emergent phenomenon.

  9. Ambiente institucional e compra de terras por estrangeiros em países em desenvolvimento

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    Leandro Simões Pongeluppe

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available De acordo com o Banco Mundial, desde o final dos anos 2000 o movimento de aquisição de terras por estrangeiros tem se acentuado nos países em desenvolvimento, impulsionado pelo boom dos preços das commodities. Em termos teóricos, a abordagem da Nova Economia Institucional (NEI argumenta que as instituições são importantes para as estratégias dos agentes econômicos e seu desempenho. Neste estudo, apoiado na NEI, pretende-se responder como as instituições presentes em países periféricos refletem o processo de aquisições de terras por investidores estrangeiros. Para esse objetivo, foram utilizados dados secundários de organizações internacionais, como Food and Agriculture Organization, Banco Mundial, Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Comércio e Desenvolvimento, Fundo Monetário Internacional, Organização para a Cooperação Econômica e Desenvolvimento Econômico, Wall Street Journal e agências nacionais. A hipótese principal é que a força ou a fraqueza presente no ambiente institucional em países em desenvolvimento tem influência relevante no nível de Investimento Estrangeiro Direto (IED. Para testar a hipótese, adota-se como metodologia a análise estatística, na qual se verifica a relação entre o nível de IED nos países receptores (variável dependente contra variáveis independentes: liberdade de investimento, direitos de propriedade e nível de corrupção. Espera-se?que os pa?ses com?ambientes institucionais independentes: liberdade de investimento, direitos de propriedade e nível de corrupção. Espera-se que os países com ambientes institucionais fracos, ou menos seguros, tendam a receber menores investimentos em compra de terras e arrendamentos do que outros países que têm estrutura institucional que garanta os direitos de propriedade.

  10. Repercussions of firm size definition on empirical results for firm efficiency and financing research

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    Alfonso, Galindo Lucas

    2006-01-01

    A huge number of quantitative and qualitative criteria perform the research practice and legal issuing on firm size and firm-size-related measures. Inside each of those criteria, quantitative boundaries between two firm categories have also been diverse, even arbitrary. This approach to firm size concept finds out a convergence among variables —assets, market share, labour cost— with activity segment remarks (where both a traditional division and a original proposal have been used). It is dem...

  11. TERRA promotes telomere shortening through exonuclease 1-mediated resection of chromosome ends.

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    Pfeiffer, Verena; Lingner, Joachim

    2012-01-01

    The long noncoding telomeric repeat containing RNA (TERRA) is expressed at chromosome ends. TERRA upregulation upon experimental manipulation or in ICF (immunodeficiency, centromeric instability, facial anomalies) patients correlates with short telomeres. To study the mechanism of telomere length control by TERRA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we mapped the transcriptional start site of TERRA at telomere 1L and inserted a doxycycline regulatable promoter upstream. Induction of TERRA transcription led to telomere shortening of 1L but not of other chromosome ends. TERRA interacts with the Exo1-inhibiting Ku70/80 complex, and deletion of EXO1 but not MRE11 fully suppressed the TERRA-mediated short telomere phenotype in presence and absence of telomerase. Thus TERRA transcription facilitates the 5'-3' nuclease activity of Exo1 at chromosome ends, providing a means to regulate the telomere shortening rate. Thereby, telomere transcription can regulate cellular lifespan through modulation of chromosome end processing activities.

  12. O Comportamento do Preço da Terra Agrícola: um modelo de painel de dados espaciais

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    Regina Lúcia Sanches Malassise

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O presente artigo analisou o comportamento do preço da terra agrícola nos municípios do Paraná no período de 1999-2011. Partindo da revisão bibliográfica dos principais estudos nacionais sobre o tema, foi possível identificar os determinantes do preço da terra e os métodos utilizados. Neste sentido, optou­-se por estimar um modelo para o preço da terra via painel de dados espaciais. As estimativas indicaram que o valor bruto da produção agropecuária, a valorização patrimonial, o financiamento total à agropecuária, a relação investimento-receita municipal, o percentual da área plantada do município com soja e a incorporação da dependência espacial do preço da terra são variáveis que explicam o preço da terra no estado do Paraná. Estas explicariam 84% dos preços e indicaram que há maior ajuste intrapainel, sendo os efeitos espaciais mais intensos no próprio município e em relação ao todo. Em especial, o modelo proposto avançou em termos estruturais, com a incorporação de variáveis coletadas para todos os 399 municípios do Paraná, e em termos metodológicos, ao estimar via painéis de dados a influência dos efeitos de espacialidade sobre o preço da terra agrícola, destacando a importância da localização e da vizinhança na determinação de tal preço.

  13. Do Private Firms Outperform SOE Firms after Going Public in China Given their Different Governance Characteristics?

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    Shenghui Tong

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the characteristics of board structure that affect Chinese public firm’s financial performance. Using a sample of 871 firms with 699 observations of previously private firms and 1,914 observations of previously state-owned enterprise (SOE firms, we investigate the differences in corporate governance between publicly listed firms that used to be pure private firms before going public and listed firms that used to be SOEs before their initial public offerings (IPOs. Our main finding is that previously private firms outperform previously SOE firms in China after IPOs. In the wake of becoming listed firms, previously SOE firms might be faced with difficulties adjusting to professional business practices to build and extend competitive advantages. In addition, favorable policies and assistance from the government to the SOE firms might have triggered complacency, especially in early years after getting listed. On the other hand, professional savvy and acumen, combined with efficiency and favorable business climate created by the government have probably led the previously private firms to improve their values stronger and faster.

  14. Sol-Terra - AN Operational Space Weather Forecasting Model Framework

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    Bisi, M. M.; Lawrence, G.; Pidgeon, A.; Reid, S.; Hapgood, M. A.; Bogdanova, Y.; Byrne, J.; Marsh, M. S.; Jackson, D.; Gibbs, M.

    2015-12-01

    The SOL-TERRA project is a collaboration between RHEA Tech, the Met Office, and RAL Space funded by the UK Space Agency. The goal of the SOL-TERRA project is to produce a Roadmap for a future coupled Sun-to-Earth operational space weather forecasting system covering domains from the Sun down to the magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere and neutral atmosphere. The first stage of SOL-TERRA is underway and involves reviewing current models that could potentially contribute to such a system. Within a given domain, the various space weather models will be assessed how they could contribute to such a coupled system. This will be done both by reviewing peer reviewed papers, and via direct input from the model developers to provide further insight. Once the models have been reviewed then the optimal set of models for use in support of forecast-based SWE modelling will be selected, and a Roadmap for the implementation of an operational forecast-based SWE modelling framework will be prepared. The Roadmap will address the current modelling capability, knowledge gaps and further work required, and also the implementation and maintenance of the overall architecture and environment that the models will operate within. The SOL-TERRA project will engage with external stakeholders in order to ensure independently that the project remains on track to meet its original objectives. A group of key external stakeholders have been invited to provide their domain-specific expertise in reviewing the SOL-TERRA project at critical stages of Roadmap preparation; namely at the Mid-Term Review, and prior to submission of the Final Report. This stakeholder input will ensure that the SOL-TERRA Roadmap will be enhanced directly through the input of modellers and end-users. The overall goal of the SOL-TERRA project is to develop a Roadmap for an operational forecast-based SWE modelling framework with can be implemented within a larger subsequent activity. The SOL-TERRA project is supported within

  15. Acceleration of Technology Adoption withing Firms

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    Ph.D. Koellinger (Philipp); C. Schade (Christian)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractThis paper studies the diffusion of multiple, related technologies among firms. The results suggest an endogenous acceleration mechanism of technology adoption: The more advanced a firm is in using a particular set of technologies, the more likely it is to adopt additional, related

  16. Electronic Commerce, Digital Information, and the Firm.

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    Rosenbaum, Howard

    2000-01-01

    Discussion of the social context of electronic commerce (ecommerce) focuses on information imperatives, or rules that are critical for ecommerce firms. Concludes with a discussion of the organizational changes that can be expected to accompany the incorporation of these imperatives into the mission and core business processes of ecommerce firms.…

  17. Endogenous Markups, Firm Productivity and International Trade:

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    Bellone, Flora; Musso, Patrick; Nesta, Lionel

    ) markups are positively related to firm productivity; 3) markups are negatively related to import penetration; 4) markups are positively related to firm export intensity and markups are higher on the export market than on the domestic ones in the presence of trade barriers and/or if competitors...

  18. Identifying High Growth Firms in India

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    Aggarwal, Aradhna; Sato, Takahiro

    Over the past two decades, considerable interest has grown in high growth firms (HGFs). However, the concept of HGFs still remains controversial. One of the most controversial issues is size and age of these firms. The present study argues that the current literature on HGFs may offer little help...

  19. Internationalisation et nouvelles implantations des firmes ...

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    ... modèle seront confrontées aux analyses critiques de ses notions de base. Enfin, nous discuterons de son application à l'analyse de l'implantation des firmes multinationales ainsi que des nombreuses extensions possibles du modèle. MOTS CLES: Internationalisation, implantation, firme multinationale, modèle d'Uppsala ...

  20. Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge-Intensive Firms

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    Gupta, Akshey; Michailova, Snejina

    2004-01-01

    This paper is a study of the knowledge-sharing difficulties experienced by three departments in a knowledge-intensive firm. The case organization is a global consulting firm that has been on the forefront of knowledge management and has won several knowledge management related international accla...

  1. Overeducation, wages and promotions within the firm

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    Hartog, J.

    2004-01-01

    We analyse data from personnel records of a large firm producing energy and telecommunication and test for the effect of deviations between required and attained education of workers. Required education is measured as hiring standards set by the firm. We find the usual effects of over- and

  2. Trade credit: Elusive insurance of firm growth

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    Bams, Dennis; Bos, Jaap; Pisa, Magdalena

    2016-01-01

    Firms depend heavily on trade credit. This paper introduces a trade credit network into a structural model of the economy. In an empirical analysis of the model, we find that trade credit is an elusive insurance: as long as a firm is financially unconstrained and times are good, more trade credit

  3. Information and Communication Technology Clusters, Local Firm ...

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    Impacto de la presencia y actividades de las empresas multinacionales TIC y habilitadas por las TIC sobre las empresas locales TIC de Costa Rica. Études. ICT sectors and clusters, local firm performance and employment generation in Argentina. Rapports. ICT sectors and clusters, local firms performance and employment ...

  4. Managing firm competitiveness in global markets

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    Gehlhar, M.; Regmi, A.; Stefanou, S.E.; Zoumas, B.

    2006-01-01

    The globalization profile of US food firms is mixed. US sales from foreign direct investment is now over six times the level of exports, while US processed food trade balance has moved from +$9 billion in 1995 to - $7 billion in 2004. Competitive forces drive firms to seek new areas of growth, with

  5. Agency Costs, Firm Value, and Corporate Investment

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    M. Teixeira de Vasconcelos (Manuel)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractOften firms lack the necessary internal resources to pursue all profitable investment opportunities at their disposal. One of the most important roles of financial markets is to allocate resources from different economic agents to the firms that will better employ them, thereby enabling

  6. Tax Compliance over the Firm Life Course

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    Stam, F.C.; Verbeeten, F.H.M.

    2017-01-01

    This article provides a new model of tax compliance over the firm life course, focusing on the dynamics in the underlying motivations and capacities for tax compliance. We review and structure the relevant literature on the early life course of firms: the traditional stages of growth models and a

  7. Women in Top Management and Firm Performance

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    Smith, Nina; Smith, Valdemar; Verner, Mette

    -observations for all Danish firms with more than 50 employees over the period 1994-2003, the analysis suggests that the proportion of women in top management jobs has from none to positive influence on firm performance. However, the results show that the strength of the effects of women in top management depends...

  8. Human Capital and Wages in Exporting Firms

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    Munch, Jakob Roland; Skaksen, Jan Rose

    This paper studies the link between a firms education level, export performance and wages of its workers. We argue that firms may escape intense competition in international markets by using high skilled workers to differentiate their products. This story is consistent with our empirical results....

  9. Psychic Distance, Innovation, and Firm Performance

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    Azar, Goudarz; Drogendijk, Rian

    2014-01-01

    Previous research suggests that internationalization improves a firm's ability to innovate, but the effect of internationalizing into specific target markets or destinations on the innovation ability of firms has not been fully investigated. This study examined whether the psychic distance between

  10. Efficiency of European dairy processing firms

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    Soboh, R.A.M.E.; Oude Lansink, A.; Dijk, van G.

    2014-01-01

    This paper compares the technical efficiency and production frontier of dairy processing cooperatives and investor owned firms in six major dairy producing European countries. Two parametric production frontiers are estimated, i.e. for cooperatives and investor owned firms separately, which are used

  11. Efficiency of European Dairy Processing Firms

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    Soboh, R.A.M.E.; Oude Lansink, A.G.J.M.; Dijk, van G.

    2014-01-01

    This paper compares the technical efficiency and production frontier of dairy processing cooperativesand investor owned firms in six major dairy producing European countries. Two parametric produc-tion frontiers are estimated, i.e. for cooperatives and investor owned firms separately, which are

  12. Modelling the firmness behaviour of cut tomatoes

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    Schouten, R.E.; Natalini, A.; Tijskens, L.M.M.; Woltering, E.J.; Kooten, van O.

    2010-01-01

    Firmness is one of the main quality attributes of sliced tomatoes. Here, a physiology-based mechanism is proposed that describes the development of firmness as measured by limited compression. The mechanism assumes that softening of slices is radically different from that of whole tomatoes and

  13. Firm-Specific Foreign Exchange Exposure Identification

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    Aabo, Tom; Brodin, Danielle

    2014-01-01

    -financial firms and find limited consistency in the detected exchange rate exposures when altering methodology in terms of observation frequency and choice of market index. The results put a question mark to the validity of the stock market approach for exchange rate exposure identification at the firm......Previous studies have used the stock market approach to find the aggregate number of (firms with) foreign exchange exposures in a given country, region, or industry. Methodologies have differed in many aspects but two of the most basic differences relate to observation frequency and the choice...... of market index. Aggregate numbers have been shown to be (marginally) sensitive to the methodology employed. However, a corporate manager, an investor, or a stock analyst following a specific firm is not interested in the sensitivity on an aggregated level but on a firm-specific level. If the results...

  14. Firm size and the division of labor

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The recent publication of Italy’s 1981 Industrial Census has highlighted a phenomenon of which there had already been some signs for a number of years - the fact that manufacturing firms in every sector are reducing their size. The data indicate that both the appearance of a large number of small new firms and the reduction in the average number of employees in existing firms of all sizes have contributed to this. Similar conclusions have been drawn for other European countries. The author’s hypothesis is that the observed reduction in the average size of firms is caused by two concurrent factors: (1 the increased rigidity of the overall cost structure of business firms; (2 the increased uncertainty in both factor and product markets, which makes more flexible organisational structures desirable.

  15. Commercialization of Innovations and Firm Performance

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    Madsen, Erik Strøjer; Smith, Valdemar

    The decision on investment in R&D is very important and highly risky for firms' performance and survival in their business. This paper focuses on the commercialization of firms' investment in innovation and how these decisions affect their performance. The study uses a large innovation survey...... of Danish firms holding information on their R&D investment as well as their expenses on marketing which gives knowledge of the commercialization of their innovations. The results suggest a highly significant commercialization of innovation, which means that firms' follows a strategy of investment both...... in innovation and marketing making R&D and marketing complements in their investment decision. However, there is only week evidence for the hypothesis that commercialization of innovations also creates more value for the firms in the short run....

  16. Commercialization of Innovations and Firm Performance

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    Madsen, Erik Strøjer; Smith, Valdemar

    The decision on investment in R&D is very important and highly risky for firms' performance and survival in their business. This paper focuses on the commercialization of firms' investment in innovation and how these decisions affect their performance. The study uses a large innovation survey...... of Danish firms holding information on their R&D investment as well as their expenses on marketing which gives knowledge of the commercialization of their innovations. The results suggest a highly significant commercialization of innovation, which means that firms' follows a strategy of investment both...... in innovation and marketing making R&D and marketing complements in their investment decision. However, there is only week evidence for the hypothesis that commercialization of innovations also creates more value for the firms in the short run.  ...

  17. Choice of Ownership Structure and Firm Performance

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    Jones, Derek C; Kalmi, Panu; Mygind, Niels

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we use rich panel data for a representative sample of Estonian enterprises to analysediverse issues related to the determinants of ownership structures and ownership changes afterprivatisation. A key focus is to determine whether ownership changes are related to economicefficiency....... While employee owned firms are found to be much more prone than other firms toswitch ownership categories, often `employee owned' firms remain `insider-owned' as ownershippasses from current employees to managers and former employees. Logit analyses of thedeterminants of ownership structures...... and ownership changes provides mixed support for severalhypotheses. As predicted: (i) wealth and resource constraints play a crucial role in thedetermination of ownership, with foreigners buying firms with the highest equity levels andinsiders buying firms with the lowest equity valuations; (ii) risk aversion...

  18. Quantitative interaction screen of telomeric repeat-containing RNA reveals novel TERRA regulators.

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    Scheibe, Marion; Arnoult, Nausica; Kappei, Dennis; Buchholz, Frank; Decottignies, Anabelle; Butter, Falk; Mann, Matthias

    2013-12-01

    Telomeres are actively transcribed into telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), which has been implicated in the regulation of telomere length and heterochromatin formation. Here, we applied quantitative mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics to obtain a high-confidence interactome of TERRA. Using SILAC-labeled nuclear cell lysates in an RNA pull-down experiment and two different salt conditions, we distinguished 115 proteins binding specifically to TERRA out of a large set of background binders. While TERRA binders identified in two previous studies showed little overlap, using quantitative mass spectrometry we obtained many candidates reported in these two studies. To test whether novel candidates found here are involved in TERRA regulation, we performed an esiRNA-based interference analysis for 15 of them. Knockdown of 10 genes encoding candidate proteins significantly affected total cellular levels of TERRA, and RNAi of five candidates perturbed TERRA recruitment to telomeres. Notably, depletion of SRRT/ARS2, involved in miRNA processing, up-regulated both total and telomere-bound TERRA. Conversely, knockdown of MORF4L2, a component of the NuA4 histone acetyltransferase complex, reduced TERRA levels both globally and for telomere-bound TERRA. We thus identified new proteins involved in the homeostasis and telomeric abundance of TERRA, extending our knowledge of TERRA regulation.

  19. ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAITS AND FIRM SERENDIPITY-SEEKING ON SMES' PERFORMANCE: THE EFFECT OF FIRM SIZE

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    JEEN WEI ONG; HISHAMUDDIN BIN ISMAIL

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to uncover the impact of individual- and firm-level factors, measured by personality traits of the owner-managers and firm serendipity-seeking in explaining SMEs performance and the moderating impact of firm size. The results of the study show that firm-level factors are more important in explaining SMEs performance. Firm size is also found to moderate the effect of need for achievement and endogenous serendipity-seeking of the SMEs but the results do not conclude whether indi...

  20. Development of vertical drilling apparatus (Terra-Drill); Entwicklung eines Vertikal-Bohrgeraets (Terra-Drill) - Schlussbericht

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    Jenne, D.

    2009-05-15

    This well-illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) reports on the development of a vertical drilling apparatus named Terra-Drill. The various stages of the development of the apparatus, which is based on earlier designs, is discussed. New norms issued in Germany for the size of boreholes for buried vertical heat-exchangers and the appropriate linings to be used are discussed. The new Terra Drill 4407 V drilling apparatus and its testing are discussed. The drill is quoted as being particularly suitable for cramped locations. Technical details are presented and a comprehensive collection of photographs is included. Various preliminary reports and development documentation are included.

  1. Necessidades hídricas de bananeira tipo Terra em condições de tabuleiros costeiros

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    Eugênio Ferreira Coelho

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de diferentes lâminas de água nas variáveis morfofisiológicas e de produção de três cultivares de bananeira do tipo Terra. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, em arranjo fatorial com 12 tratamentos e três repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram de lâminas de água correspondentes a 33, 66, 99 e 120% da evapotranspiração da cultura (ETc, além do controle sem irrigação, e das cultivares Terra Maranhão, Terrinha e D'Angola. Avaliaram-se as variáveis morfofisiológicas: altura de planta, diâmetro do pseudocaule, área foliar, condutância estomática e, na colheita, número de dedos e de pencas, e peso de pencas por cacho. Os coeficientes de cultura das cultivares de bananeira tipo Terra foram obtidos a partir da melhor combinação de produtividade e eficiência de uso de água. As lâminas de água de uso consuntivo de 1.599 mm (1,20 da ETc, 922 mm (0,84 da ETc e 940 mm (1,06 da ETc correspondem às máximas produtividades e eficiências de uso de água das cultivares Terra Maranhão, Terrinha e D'Angola, respectivamente.

  2. Knowledge Management Systems: A Comparison of Law Firms and Consulting Firms

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    Petter Gottschalk

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports results from a survey of Norwegian law firms on the use of information technology to support inter-organizational knowledge management. Two predictors of IT support were significant: firm cooperation and knowledge cooperation. Inter-organizational trust was not a significant predictor. Software and systems most frequently used include word processing, electronic mail and legal databases. It has been argued that law firms are old fashioned and not ready for extensive use of information technology. An impression is created that other professional service firms such as consulting firms are much more advanced. To evaluate the relative performance of law firms in the area of IT support for knowledge trans-fer an identical survey was conducted among a limited number of consulting firms in Norway. Survey results indicate that the average IT use in consulting firms was slightly higher than in law firms, but the most interesting differences were found in the different systems and software used rather than the level of IT use. Consulting firms are high-level users of general information sources on the Internet, while law firms are high-level users of structured information in databases.

  3. Terra-Acqua, adaptable definition and execution of workflows

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    Genoveva Vargas S.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta TERRA y ACQUA, dos mecanismos que dan soporte a la definición y ejecución adaptables de flujos de trabajo. Dando una especificación de un proceso como flujo de trabajo (actividades, flujo, agentes y comportamiento TERRA genera un grafico representando el flujo de trabajo. Dicho grafico es utilizado para verificar que la estructura sea la correcta y la terminación de una especificación de flujo de trabajo. Una vez verificada TERRA genera y almacena las estructuras (objetos, eventos, reacciones necesarias para ejecutar un flujo de trabajo. ACQUA ejecuta flujos de trabajo de acuerdo a un modelo paramétrico de comportamiento que representa las políticas de ejecución de flujos de trabajo en términos de dimensiones asociadas a valores. ACQUA esta soportado por mecanismos de comunicación basados en eventos para interactuar con agentes que participan en la ejecución de actividades de flujo de trabajo. Finalmente TERRA y ACQUA ofrecen mecanismos para modificar la estructura de un flujo de trabajo y su comportamiento asociado.

  4. Mucilaginibacter terrae sp nov., isolated from Antarctic soil

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    Sedláček, I.; Pantůček, R.; Králová, S.; Mašlaňová, I.; Holochová, P.; Staňková, E.; Sobotka, Roman; Barták, M.; Busse, H.-J.; Švec, P.

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 67, č. 10 (2017), s. 4002-4007 ISSN 1466-5026 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1416 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Mucilaginibacter terrae sp nov. * James ross island * Antarctic Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 2.134, year: 2016

  5. Assessing Terra Disposal Orbit Candidates from an Orbital Debris Perspective

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    Abraham, Andrew J.; Thompson, Roger C.; Mantziaras, Dimitrios C.

    2016-01-01

    The NASA Terra satellite is reaching the end of its mission life. Because the satellite resides in the 705 km Earth Science Constellation, disposal strategies need to be considered to remove it from this densely populated operational orbit. Of critical importance was the need to examine the future potential risk to other satellite residents of the 705 km constellation due to an unexpected breakup event of the Terra satellite post-disposal. This study quantifies the comparative risk of debris impacts associated with the two leading candidate disposal orbits (701 km vs. 686 km) and characterizes the suitability of each orbit for the purpose of long-term spacecraft disposal. The increase in collision risk to any member of the 705 km Earth Science Constellation is very modest. The long-term, average, total risk (including the ambient background risk) due to a Terra breakup at a disposal of -19 km (i.e., 686 km) relative to the 705 km constellation is 9.7 × 10(exp -6) impacts/day versus 1.0 × 10(exp -5) impacts/day for a disposal of only -4 km (i.e., 701 km). For perspective, note that the nominal space background risk to the 705 km constellation is 9.2 × 10(exp -6) impacts/day which implies a very modest increase in risk (approximately 3% difference between the two cases) due to a Terra breakup in either disposal orbit.

  6. Micropropagation of Anthurium andreanum cv. Terra | Farsi | African ...

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    Anthurium anderanum cv. Terra from family Araceae, is a plant with a high commercial value. Conventional propagation of this plant performed via suckers and seeds planting that nowadays missed its application have been abolished. This study aimed to establish producible protocol for indirect in vitro regeneration of the ...

  7. SITE TECHNOLOGY CAPSULE: TERRA-KLEEN SOLVENT EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY

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    Remediation of PCBs in soils has been difficult to implement on a full-scale, cost-effective basis. The Terra-Kleen solvent extraction system has overcome many of the soil handling, contaminant removal, and regulatory restrictions that have made it difficult to implement a cost-e...

  8. Telomeric Repeat Containing RNA (TERRA): Aging and Cancer.

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    Sinha, Sonam; Shukla, Samriddhi; Khan, Sajid; Farhan, Mohammad; Kamal, Mohammad Amjad; Meeran, Syed Musthapa

    2015-01-01

    Telomeric repeat containing RNAs (TERRA) are small RNA molecules synthesized from telomeric regions which were previously considered as silent genomic domains. In normal cells, these RNAs are transcribed in a direction from subtelomeric region towards the chromosome ends, but in case of cancer cells, their expression remains limited or absent. Telomerase is a rate limiting enzyme for cellular senescence, cancer and aging. Most of the studies deal with the manipulation of telomerase enzyme in cancer and aging either by synthetic oligonucleotide or by natural phytochemicals. Here, we collected evidences and discussed intensely about the bio-molecular structure of TERRA, naturally occurring ligands of telomerase, and their genetic and epigenetic regulations in aging associated diseases. Due to their capability to act as naturally occurring ligands of telomerase, these RNAs can overcome the limitations possessed by synthetic oligonucleotides, which are aimed against telomerase. Drugs specifically targeting TERRA molecules could modulate telomerase-mediated telomere lengthening. Thus, targeting TERRA-mediated regulation of telomerase would be a promising therapeutic strategy against cancer and age-associated diseases.

  9. Evaluating Terra MODIS Satellite Sensor Data Products for Maize ...

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    The Free State Province of the Republic of South Africa contains some of the most important maize-producing areas in South Africa. For this reason this province has also been selected as a Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM, 2012) site representative of South Africa. The Terra (EOS AM-1) ...

  10. Identification of chromatin marks at TERRA promoter and encoding region.

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    Negishi, Yutaka; Kawaji, Hideya; Minoda, Aki; Usui, Kengo

    2015-11-27

    TERRA is a long non-coding RNA that is essential for telomere integrity. Although it is transcribed from subtelomeres and telomeres, how it is expressed in heterochromatic region is currently unknown. In this study, we focused our analysis on TERRA-encoding region TelBam3.4 and TelBam3.4-like sequences, and determined their transcription start sites, as well as enrichment of RNA polymerase II and histone modifications. We found that H3K4me3 and H3K9me3 are present at TERRA promoters, whereas H3K27ac and H3K9me3 are present at telomeric repeats. Consistently, we show that presence of active histone modifications H3K4me3 and H3K27ac are correlated to TERRA expression. These results mark an important step towards understanding telomere maintenance and transcription. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Terra Vac In Situ Vacuum Extraction System: Applications Analysis Report

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    This document is an evaluation of the Terra Vac in situ vacuum extraction system and its applicability as a treatment method for waste site cleanup. This report analyzes the results from the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program’s 56-day demonstration at t...

  12. Views of CEOs on Firm Performance

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    Dario Berginc

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Researching the managerial perspective of performance can contribute to a better understanding of firm performance, and offer a valuable contribution to research on objective performance measurement. The aim of this article is to examine how managers evaluate firm performance and which factors, in their opinion, have the biggest influence on performance. We particularly wanted to investigate the influence of top management and owners on firm performance. We conducted a qualitative study among the CEOs of some of the most successful Slovenian firms. The results show that CEOs connect positive performance with long-term growth and satisfying the needs of key stakeholders (employees, customers and owners, but short-term positive financial performance represents the basic foundation. The second most important factor is a united top management, capable of generating new ideas and acting as a role model to employees. This can lead to a higher degree of engagement by employees and a better understanding of the firm's goals. Owners can contribute to a positive firm performance with their active, strategic and long-term orientation, and with their ability to set clear goals and to trust top management in the long run. Another important factor that influences firm performance is the ownership structure. In the opinion of CEOs, dominant and private ownership has a more positive impact on firm performance than dispersed and state ownership. The present research findings provide several examples of good and bad practice, and highlight opportunities for further research, from an in-depth study of individual factors of firm performance to the search for a more comprehensive model of performance factors, based on a larger sample of CEOs and other managers.

  13. Corruption and Firm Performance in Africa

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    Francis Teal; John McArthur

    2002-01-01

    This paper uses survey data to investigate empirically the importance of corruption in determining firm performance in Africa. We allow for the possibility of perception bias on the part of the respondents and for corruption being endogenous. We find that corruption is linked to significant adverse effects on firm performance in two ways. At the firm (or “local†) level, companies that pay bribes have 20 percent lower levels of output per worker. At the economywide (or “global†) level,...

  14. Endogenous network of firms and systemic risk

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    Ma, Qianting; He, Jianmin; Li, Shouwei

    2018-02-01

    We construct an endogenous network characterized by commercial credit relationships connecting the upstream and downstream firms. Simulation results indicate that the endogenous network model displays a scale-free property which exists in real-world firm systems. In terms of the network structure, with the expansion of the scale of network nodes, the systemic risk increases significantly, while the heterogeneities of network nodes have no effect on systemic risk. As for firm micro-behaviors, including the selection range of trading partners, actual output, labor requirement, price of intermediate products and employee salaries, increase of all these parameters will lead to higher systemic risk.

  15. Pro-social Motivation beyond Firm Boundaries

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    Foss, Nicolai; Milagres, Rosileia

    2014-01-01

    An influential body of literature in macro-management research (notably, organization theory and strategic management) associates pro-social motivation solely with firm-like organizations, suggesting that such motivation cannot thrive under more market-like arrangements. We question this argument...... on theoretical, as well as empirical, grounds. As to the latter, we discuss the specific case of a network of firms in Brazil, the Genolyptus network. We argue that this particular network manifests strong pro-social motivations. This implies that pro-social motivations may thrive beyond corporate boundaries......-social motivations in non-firm governance structures....

  16. Taxing the Financially Integrated Multinational Firm

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    Johannesen, Niels

    This paper develops a theoretical model of corporate taxation in the presence of financially integrated multinational firms. Under the assumption that multinational firms at least partly use internal loans to finance foreign investment, we find that the optimal corporate tax rate is positive from...... partly fall on investment and thus workers in the former country. This tax exporting mechanism introduces a scope for corporate taxes, which is not present in standard models of international taxation. Accounting for the internal capital markets of multinational firms thus represents a way to resolve...

  17. Internationalisation of Firms in Developing Countries

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    Kuada, John

    The last three decades have witnessed a substantial amount of research into the intrenationalisation process of firms. The focus of most of these studies have, however, been on the downstream aspects of internationalisation with the assumption that all firms initiate their internationalisation...... process with export and proceed in a path-dependent manner towards the location of production activities abroad. The present apper challenges this perspective, arguing that internationalisation of firms may be initiated through either or both upstream and downstream activities. It therefore proposes...

  18. The Economics of Politically Connected Firms

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    CHOI, Jay Pil; Thum, Marcel

    2007-01-01

    Political connections between firms and autocratic regimes are not secret and often even publicly displayed in many developing economies. We argue that tying a firm’s available rent to a regime’s survival acts as a credible commitment forcing entrepreneurs to support the government and to exert effort in its stabilization. In return, politically connected firms get access to profitable markets and are exempted from the regime’s extortion. We show that such a gift exchange between govern...

  19. Do Treasure Islands Create Firm Value?

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    Choy, Siu Kai; Lai, Tat-kei

    On October 11, 2011, a non-governmental organization called ActionAid published a report condemning the FTSE 100 firms for holding an unusually large number of subsidiaries in tax havens. Urging the government to take appropriate actions, the report raised the firms’ costs of holding tax haven...... subsidiaries. After this event, there was a 0.9% drop in cumulative abnormal returns among the non-financial firms (corresponding to about £9 billion in market capitalization), more so for better-governed firms and those with larger shares of subsidiaries in tax havens. We find some evidence that government...

  20. The Firm as a Socialization Device

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    Ramalingam, Abhijit; Rauh, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Why do firms exist? What is their function? What do managers do? What is the role, if any, of social motivation in the market? In this paper, we address these questions with a new theory of the firm, which unites some major themes in management, principal-agent theory, and economic sociology. We show that although the market is a superior incentive mechanism, the firm has a comparative advantage with respect to social motivation. We then show that the market is efficient in environments that ...

  1. Internationalization of Emerging Economies and Firms

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    A contribution to the scarce body of literature on internationalization of emerging economies and their firms. Using a large variety of national contexts, it addresses the advancing business development of new emerging economies and their impact on the process of internationalization of emerging...... countries and firms. The impact of country and firm specific factors, the role of institutions and governments, the strive for compensation of initial disadvantages, the struggle for finding ways to counterbalance for late coming into the international arena in the process of internationalization...

  2. Entry Mode and Performance of Nordic Firms

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    Wulff, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates whether the relationship between mode of international market entry and non-location bound international experience is weaker for firms that are large or have a high foreign to total sales ratio, labeled multinational experience. Empirical evidence based on 250 foreign...... market entries made by Norwegian, Danish and Swedish firms suggests that the association between equity mode choice and non-location bound international experience diminishes in the presence of higher levels of multinational experience. Furthermore, firms whose entry mode choice is predicted by the model...

  3. FOOD ENTREPRENEUR SUSTAINABLE ORIENTATION AND FIRM PRACTICES

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    Mark A. Gagnon

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This exploratory research examines the relationship between food entrepreneur sustainable orientation, mindset and firm sustainable practices in a mixed methods format. In particular we seek to address if entrepreneur behavior and firm practices are congruent with founding entrepreneur espoused support of sustainability. Our survey findings with thirty specialty food entrepreneurs suggest tenuous empirical support for the relationship of entrepreneur sustainable orientation, mindset and firm sustainable practices. However our qualitative results indicate positive relationships between sustainable orientation, mindset and practices. Evidence from this work highlights the critical role of founding entrepreneurs for successful implementation of sustainability along its multiple fronts including profitability.

  4. Paradoxes and Innovation in Family Firms

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    Ingram, Amy E.; Lewis, Marianne W.; Barton, Sid

    2016-01-01

    Scholars stress that family firms are inherently paradoxical, and that tensions, such as tradition versus change, family liquidity versus business growth, and founder control versus successor autonomy, can both inhibit and foster innovation. Further, theorists propose that firms led by paradoxica...... indicate that paradoxical tensions may stymie innovative behavior, but that leaders' paradoxical thinking is positively related to innovative behavior....... thinkers are more likely to manage these tensions and fuel innovative behavior. Leveraging family business and organizational paradox literatures, this multi-stage exploratory study develops measures of paradoxical tensions and paradoxical thinking in family firms, and tests these propositions. Findings...

  5. Evidence for regulated expression of Telomeric Repeat-containing RNAs (TERRA) in parasitic trypanosomatids.

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    Damasceno, Jeziel D; Silva, Gabriel LA; Tschudi, Christian; Tosi, Luiz Ro

    2017-08-01

    The Telomeric Repeat-containing RNAs (TERRA) participate in the homeostasis of telomeres in higher eukaryotes. Here, we investigated the expression of TERRA in Leishmania spp. and Trypanosoma brucei and found evidences for its expression as a specific RNA class. The trypanosomatid TERRA are heterogeneous in size and partially polyadenylated. The levels of TERRA transcripts appear to be modulated through the life cycle in both trypanosomatids investigated, suggesting that TERRA play a stage-specific role in the life cycle of these early-branching eukaryotes.

  6. THE EFFECT OF FIRM PERFORMANCE, LEVERAGE, FIRM SIZE, AND FIRM GROWTH ON AGENCY COST OF TRADING COMPANY IN INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, AND THAILAND: RESEARCH PERIOD OF 2009 – 2013

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    Hamidah Hamidah

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study,the author investigate the relationship of firm performance, leverage, firm size, and firm growth on the agency cost. In the company’s life, there are several holders an important role in the company itself. Agency theory explains that there are two parties to a company, the agent and principal.Researcher use firm performance, leverage, firm size, and firm growth as the independent variables. Researcher use the operational expenses ratio as proxy of agency cost. The high firm performance, expected to leads the lower agency cost.Researcher use the 19 listed trading firm on Indonesia, 26 listed trading firm on Malaysia, and 29 listed trading firm on Thailand. The empirical result show varying effect on agency cost in those three countries. The result of research depends on the characteristics of each country

  7. TERRA Promotes Telomere Shortening through Exonuclease 1–Mediated Resection of Chromosome Ends

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    Pfeiffer, Verena; Lingner, Joachim

    2012-01-01

    The long noncoding telomeric repeat containing RNA (TERRA) is expressed at chromosome ends. TERRA upregulation upon experimental manipulation or in ICF (immunodeficiency, centromeric instability, facial anomalies) patients correlates with short telomeres. To study the mechanism of telomere length control by TERRA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we mapped the transcriptional start site of TERRA at telomere 1L and inserted a doxycycline regulatable promoter upstream. Induction of TERRA transcription led to telomere shortening of 1L but not of other chromosome ends. TERRA interacts with the Exo1-inhibiting Ku70/80 complex, and deletion of EXO1 but not MRE11 fully suppressed the TERRA–mediated short telomere phenotype in presence and absence of telomerase. Thus TERRA transcription facilitates the 5′-3′ nuclease activity of Exo1 at chromosome ends, providing a means to regulate the telomere shortening rate. Thereby, telomere transcription can regulate cellular lifespan through modulation of chromosome end processing activities. PMID:22719262

  8. Telomeric noncoding RNA TERRA is induced by telomere shortening to nucleate telomerase molecules at short telomeres.

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    Cusanelli, Emilio; Romero, Carmina Angelica Perez; Chartrand, Pascal

    2013-09-26

    Elongation of a short telomere depends on the action of multiple telomerase molecules, which are visible as telomerase RNA foci or clusters associated with telomeres in yeast and mammalian cells. How several telomerase molecules act on a single short telomere is unknown. Herein, we report that the telomeric noncoding RNA TERRA is involved in the nucleation of telomerase molecules into clusters prior to their recruitment at a short telomere. We find that telomere shortening induces TERRA expression, leading to the accumulation of TERRA molecules into a nuclear focus. Simultaneous time-lapse imaging of telomerase RNA and TERRA reveals spontaneous events of telomerase nucleation on TERRA foci in early S phase, generating TERRA-telomerase clusters. This cluster is subsequently recruited to the short telomere from which TERRA transcripts originate during S phase. We propose that telomere shortening induces noncoding RNA expression to coordinate the recruitment and activity of telomerase molecules at short telomeres. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. New workplace practices and firm performance:

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    Cristini, Annalisa; Pozzoli, Dario

    Using data from the 2004 Workplace Employee Relations Survey on British establishments and two surveys on manufacturing firms located in the North of Italy, we look at the diffusion of new workplace practices in the two countries and at their impact on the firm's value added. We find...... that the adoption of innovation practices has spread substantially more across the British manufacturing firms than across the Italian ones; however our results also indicate that the practices' association with the firms' VA is much lower in Britain than in Italy. The counterfactual analysis shows that had...... the Italian workplaces the same characteristics of the British ones, in terms of diffusion of practices, capital intensity and skills, their average predicted value added would triplicate. On the other hand, were the Italian establishments to move and operate in the British context, their performance would...

  10. EAS 2.948 Listed Test Firms

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    Federal Communications Commission — EAS (Equipment Authorization System). The following firms have submitted the information required by Section 2.948 of the FCC Rules for measuring devices subject to...

  11. Service-Oriented Strategies for Manufacturing Firms

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    Tan, Adrian; McAloone, Tim C.; Matzen, Detlef

    2009-01-01

    This chapter establishes PSS (Product/Service-Systems) approaches in the context of manufacturing firms and their existing product-oriented business. PSS can be seen as a strategy for manufacturing firms to gain competitive advantage in the market, but what market conditions and organisational fa......, customers and partners in business planning and strategy to reap the full benefits. Finally a path to how manufacturers can make the change from product to service-orientation is traced.......This chapter establishes PSS (Product/Service-Systems) approaches in the context of manufacturing firms and their existing product-oriented business. PSS can be seen as a strategy for manufacturing firms to gain competitive advantage in the market, but what market conditions and organisational...

  12. 78 FR 70987 - Proxy Advisory Firm Roundtable

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    2013-11-27

    ... of proxy advisory firm use by investment advisers and institutional investors and potential changes... Special Counsel, Division of Investment Management, at 202-551-6700, or Raymond Be, Special Counsel...

  13. New Environmental Practices in Polish Production Firms

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    Kræmer, Trine Pipi

    2002-01-01

    Based on five case studies in Poland, the paper discusses, how a specific environmental policy influences the firms? industrial environmental practices. The study illustrates, how the Polish environmental policy, dominated by environmental charges on emissions, is extremely effective in improving...

  14. Small Firm Internationalization, Innovation, and Growth

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    2016-01-01

    This paper studies the effect of internationalization on innovation and firm performance (employment growth and sales growth) taking the interdependencies among the variables into account. Given the potential endogeneity, this study uses theory-driven instrumental variables and structural equation

  15. Technology Driven Organizational Structure of the Firm

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    van den Brink, J.R.; Ruys, P.H.M.

    2008-01-01

    We model a corporate firm with a variable internal organizational structure that adapts to various degrees of technological cooperation. The entrepreneur determines the organizational structure that maximizes profits under participation constraints. Wages are determined by an internal cooperative

  16. Judo Economics in Markets with Multiple Firms

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    Daniel Cracau

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We study a sequential Bertrand game with one dominant market incumbent and multiple small entrants selling homogeneous products. Whilst the equilibrium for the case of a single entrant is well known from Gelman and Salop (1983, we derive properties of the N-firm equilibrium and present an algorithm that can be used to calculate this equilibrium. The algorithm is based on a recursive manipulation of polynomials that derive the optimisation problem that each of the market entrants is facing. Using this algorithm we derive the exact equilibrium for the cases of two and three small entrants. For more than three entrants only approximate results are possible. We use numerical results to gain further understanding of the equilibrium for an increasing number of firms and in particular for the case where N diverges to infinity. Similarly to the two-firm Judo equilibrium, we see that a capacity limitation for the small firms is necessary to achieve positive profits.

  17. Governance of professional service firms: a configurational approach

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    Harlacher, Dirk; Reihlen, Markus

    2014-01-01

    Professional service firms (PSFs) such as accounting firms, management consultancies, or advertising agencies use very different forms of governance ranging from traditional professional partnerships to public corporations...

  18. Facilitated inter-firm collaboration in Ghana

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    Kuada, John Ernest; Sørensen, Olav Jull

    2005-01-01

    Since the mid-1980s, aid agencies have endorsed the need to support private enterprise development in developing countries as an instrument for overall economic development and poverty reduction. Facilitation of collaboration between developed and developing country firms has become one of the mo...... the mechanisms of third-party inter-firm facilitation and assesses how effective the catalyst institutions are in nurturing collaborations between companies in developed and developing countries. The discussions are illustrated with case examples drawn from Ghana....

  19. Tax, Stimuli of Investment and Firm Value

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    Maoz, Yishay

    2007-01-01

    Pennings (2000) has shown that the government can speed-up investment by subsidizing the potential investing firm's entry cost while taxing the future proceeds from the investment, so as to render the net expected value of its subsidy program zero. This note argues that while speeding-up the investment timing, this subsidy-tax program also lowers the value of the firm and therefore will be rejected by it.

  20. The Cournot Equilibrium for n Firms

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    Gina Ioan

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Oligopoly is a market situation where there are a small number of bidders (at least two of a good non-substituent and a sufficient number of consumers. The paper analyses the Cournot equilibrium in both cases where each firm assumes the role of leadership and after when firms act simultaneously on market. There are obtained the equilibrium productions, maximum profits and sales price.

  1. The Firm as an Internal Capital Market

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    Duus, Henrik Johannsen

    1996-01-01

    A review of current strategy literature shows that the portfolio view seems to have become unfashionable. This article argues in favor of a revitalization of the portfolio view, and attempts to show that with a few changes, it can be used together with the modern theories of the firm and its stra...... strategy. At the same time it shows how a heterodox portfolio model may be used to control the competence development of firms situated in turbulent and complex settings....

  2. Maximising Firm Value through Mergers and Acquisitions

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    Lon, Wai See

    2005-01-01

    Mergers and acquisitions, literally, are centred on the objective to create economic value for firms and shareholders. Different mergers and acquisitions strategies would affect the extent of shareholder value. This study seeks to examine the value implications of mergers and acquisitions by studying shareholder value creation for a 60 Malaysian firms which have been actively involved in the cross-border and domestic diversifications during the period 1996 – 2004.Our focus in this study is to...

  3. The Survival and Birth of Firms

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    Leon Shilton; Craig Stanley

    1999-01-01

    Using a modified form of the location quotient, a "growth quotient," this study traces the survival and growth for the headquarters of publicly listed firms in the United States. At the county level, the spatial concentrations of headquarters listed in 1997 are correlated with the spatial concentrations of corporate headquarters that survived from 1986 though 1996. Counties that house the headquarters of many different survival firms continue to spawn new headquarters. Counties with headquart...

  4. E as plantations viraram fumaça: nobreza principal da terra, Antigo Regime e escravidão mercantil

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    João FRAGOSO

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O artigo parte do pressuposto de que as famílias dos conquistadores e dos primeiros povoadores do Rio de Janeiro quinhentista, nos séculos seguintes, formaram um grupo social capaz de elaborar os seus mecanismos de reprodução social no tempo: no caso, trata-se da nobreza principal da terra. Os eixos desses mecanismos não foram tanto o controle da terra e da mão de obra - através, por exemplo, do sistema de vínculos (morgadios e capelas ou por meio do mercado -, mas mediante os valores do Antigo Regime católico. Entre tais valores temos: o de prestígio social (fidalguia de pergaminhos e a costumeira dada pela conquista e de dádivas (troca pessoal desigual. Entre os resultados desse processo temos a fabricação de uma sociedade hierarquizada e pautada na ideia de superioridade social como sinônimo de viver do trabalho alheio. Nesse contexto a prática dádiva surge como movimento fundamental, pois era capaz, ao mesmo tempo, de reafirmar superioridade social e da promoção social, a exemplo da alforria. A Nobreza principal da terra, no Rio de Janeiro, sucumbiu no século XVIII; porém, a sociedade e o seu ideário sobreviveram, inclusive entre os grupos ditos subalternos. Estas hipóteses foram construídas a partir da empiria do Rio de Janeiro dos séculos XVII e XVIII, mas procuram contribuir para o entendimento da América lusa baseada no Antigo Regime luso e na escravidão mercantil.

  5. The Variance Composition of Firm Growth Rates

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    Luiz Artur Ledur Brito

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Firms exhibit a wide variability in growth rates. This can be seen as another manifestation of the fact that firms are different from one another in several respects. This study investigated this variability using the variance components technique previously used to decompose the variance of financial performance. The main source of variation in growth rates, responsible for more than 40% of total variance, corresponds to individual, idiosyncratic firm aspects and not to industry, country, or macroeconomic conditions prevailing in specific years. Firm growth, similar to financial performance, is mostly unique to specific firms and not an industry or country related phenomenon. This finding also justifies using growth as an alternative outcome of superior firm resources and as a complementary dimension of competitive advantage. This also links this research with the resource-based view of strategy. Country was the second source of variation with around 10% of total variance. The analysis was done using the Compustat Global database with 80,320 observations, comprising 13,221 companies in 47 countries, covering the years of 1994 to 2002. It also compared the variance structure of growth to the variance structure of financial performance in the same sample.

  6. VALIDAÇÃO DE SISTEMA DE APTIDÃO AGRÍCOLA DAS TERRAS EM PROJETO DE ASSENTAMENTO DE SENA MADUREIRA, ACRE

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    Paulo Guilherme Salvador Wadt

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Sistemas de avaliação da aptidão agrícola das terras são instrumentos importantes na elaboração de zoneamentos ecológicos, planejamentos e readequação do uso da terra. Todavia, exigem grande volume de recursos, nem sempre disponíveis na escala de campo exigida. Para sanar esta limitação pode-se desenvolver sistemas especialistas baseados em indicadores de fácil obtenção e aplicável a diversas escalas, desde o nível de propriedade rural até regional. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar o Sistema de Avaliação da Aptidão Agrícola das Terras, comumente utilizado no Brasil, frente a uma nova proposição baseada em indicadores parametrizáveis, testando seu desempenho na interpretação do potencial de uso da terra em projeto de assentamento agrícola no município de Sena Madureira, estado do Acre. Os indicadores requeridos pelo novo sistema foram obtidos de estudos de levantamento solos, sendo as classes em cada sistema comparadas quanto à indicação da aptidão agrícola em cada paisagem avaliada. O sistema especialista, mesmo adotando critérios distintos principalmente quanto à definição de nível tecnológico e de sistemas de uso da terra, apresentou semelhanças com o sistema convencional. Ele também propiciou uma análise mais detalhada dos fatores de limitação agrícola, mostrando maiores variações nos graus de limitação mesmo para solos pertencentes à mesma classe taxonômica, no nível de ordem e subordem. Palavras-chave: Capacidade de uso da terra, reordenamento ambiental, Amazônia. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18561/2179-5746/biotaamazonia.v5n4p68-77

  7. Capital structure, profitability and firm value: panel evidence of listed firms in Kenya

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    Kodongo, Odongo; Mokoaleli-Mokoteli, Thabang; Maina, Leonard

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the relationship between leverage and the financial performance of listed firm in Kenya. We use annual data for the period 2002 – 2011. Using various panel procedures, our study finds reasonably strong evidence that leverage significantly, and negatively, affects the profitability of listed firms in Kenya. However, leverage has no effect on Tobin’s Q, our proxy for firm value. Our results are robust to alternative panel specifications and hold for both small-size and l...

  8. Intangible resources, agglomeration effect of FDI intensity, and firm performance: Evidence from Chinese semiconductor firms

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    Qin Yang; Crystal X. Jiang; Sali Li

    2010-01-01

    This study analyzes the impact of intangible resources on firm performance in an emerging economy context. Intangible resources are considered essential to firms? competitive advantage; however, we argue that firms? intangible resources can be negatively related with performance in emerging economies, due to their weak intellectual property rights protection. Furthermore, we incorporate the resource-based view and geographical agglomeration perspective to propose that geographical locations w...

  9. TERRA: efficient video mark-up and analytics

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    Doig, P. A.; Hickman, D.; Nottage, G.; Page, S.

    2011-06-01

    This paper describes the ongoing development of the TERRA(TM) (Timeline Editing for Real-time Review and Analysis) application by Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (WS), which is a high-throughput video analytics tool designed to be highly flexible to user requirements. One of the known pitfalls associated with video analytics is the lack of sufficient user interaction within existing systems, often leading to system unreliability due to an unacceptably high level of false alarms. Therefore, instead of aiming to produce a fully automated system, TERRA(TM) emphasises the importance of having a human user in the loop, and consequently concentrates on providing information in the most intuitive and efficient a manner possible.

  10. Summary of Terra and Aqua MODIS Long-Term Performance

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    Xiong, Xiaoxiong (Jack); Wenny, Brian N.; Angal, Amit; Barnes, William; Salomonson, Vincent

    2011-01-01

    Since launch in December 1999, the MODIS ProtoFlight Model (PFM) onboard the Terra spacecraft has successfully operated for more than 11 years. Its Flight Model (FM) onboard the Aqua spacecraft, launched in May 2002, has also successfully operated for over 9 years. MODIS observations are made in 36 spectral bands at three nadir spatial resolutions and are calibrated and characterized regularly by a set of on-board calibrators (OBC). Nearly 40 science products, supporting a variety of land, ocean, and atmospheric applications, are continuously derived from the calibrated reflectances and radiances of each MODIS instrument and widely distributed to the world-wide user community. Following an overview of MODIS instrument operation and calibration activities, this paper provides a summary of both Terra and Aqua MODIS long-term performance. Special considerations that are critical to maintaining MODIS data quality and beneficial for future missions are also discussed.

  11. Supervolcanoes Within an Ancient Volcanic Province in Arabia Terra, Mars

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    Michalski, Joseph. R.; Bleacher, Jacob E.

    2014-01-01

    Several irregularly shaped craters located within Arabia Terra, Mars represent a new type of highland volcanic construct and together constitute a previously unrecognized martian igneous province. Similar to terrestrial supervolcanoes, these low-relief paterae display a range of geomorphic features related to structural collapse, effusive volcanism, and explosive eruptions. Extruded lavas contributed to the formation of enigmatic highland ridged plains in Arabia Terra. Outgassed sulfur and erupted fine-grained pyroclastics from these calderas likely fed the formation of altered, layered sedimentary rocks and fretted terrain found throughout the equatorial region. Discovery of a new type of volcanic construct in the Arabia volcanic province fundamentally changes the picture of ancient volcanism and climate evolution on Mars. Other eroded topographic basins in the ancient Martian highlands that have been dismissed as degraded impact craters should be reconsidered as possible volcanic constructs formed in an early phase of widespread, disseminated magmatism on Mars.

  12. Geological Mapping of the Lada Terra (V-56) Quadrangle, Venus

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    Kumar, P. Senthil; Head, James W., III

    2009-01-01

    Geological mapping of the V-56 quadrangle (Fig. 1) reveals various tectonic and volcanic features and processes in Lada Terra that consist of tesserae, regional extensional belts, coronae, volcanic plains and impact craters. This study aims to map the spatial distribution of different material units, deformational features or lineament patterns and impact crater materials. In addition, we also establish the relative age relationships (e.g., overlapping or cross-cutting relationship) between them, in order to reconstruct the geologic history. Basically, this quadrangle addresses how coronae evolved in association with regional extensional belts, in addition to evolution of tesserae, regional plains and impact craters, which are also significant geological units of Lada Terra.

  13. Blob tectonics - A prediction for Western Aphrodite Terra, Venus

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    Herrick, Robert R.; Phillips, Roger J.

    1990-01-01

    It is proposed that the Western Aphrodite Terra region of Venus was formed by four diapirs of heated mantle material, or blobs, rising to the surface in a region of convective upwelling. The four blobs are in different stages of evolution, producing different topography, gravity anomalies, and morphology. It is shown that this model is consistent with available data and make specific predictions that can be tested with Magellan radar data.

  14. Terra MODIS Band 27 Electronic Crosstalk Effect and Its Removal

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    Sun, Junqiang; Xiong, Xiaoxiong; Madhavan, Sriharsha; Wenny, Brian

    2012-01-01

    The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is one of the primary instruments in the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS). The first MODIS instrument was launched in December, 1999 on-board the Terra spacecraft. MODIS has 36 bands, covering a wavelength range from 0.4 micron to 14.4 micron. MODIS band 27 (6.72 micron) is a water vapor band, which is designed to be insensitive to Earth surface features. In recent Earth View (EV) images of Terra band 27, surface feature contamination is clearly seen and striping has become very pronounced. In this paper, it is shown that band 27 is impacted by electronic crosstalk from bands 28-30. An algorithm using a linear approximation is developed to correct the crosstalk effect. The crosstalk coefficients are derived from Terra MODIS lunar observations. They show that the crosstalk is strongly detector dependent and the crosstalk pattern has changed dramatically since launch. The crosstalk contributions are positive to the instrument response of band 27 early in the mission but became negative and much larger in magnitude at later stages of the mission for most detectors of the band. The algorithm is applied to both Black Body (BB) calibration and MODIS L1B products. With the crosstalk effect removed, the calibration coefficients of Terra MODIS band 27 derived from the BB show that the detector differences become smaller. With the algorithm applied to MODIS L1B products, the Earth surface features are significantly removed and the striping is substantially reduced in the images of the band. The approach developed in this report for removal of the electronic crosstalk effect can be applied to other MODIS bands if similar crosstalk behaviors occur.

  15. [Clinicopathological aspects of terra firma-forme dermatosis].

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    Gusdorf, L; Cribier, B

    2016-01-01

    Terra firma-forme dermatosis was first described in 1987. It is characterized by the appearance in children or adolescents of dirt-like patches despite normal cleansing. The lesions are removed when the skin is rubbed with a 70°C alcohol swab. This largely unknown condition is of uncertain origin but could be due to a keratinisation disorder. Herein we report the case of a 17-year-old male patient who, after seeking the opinions of a number of doctors, consulted in dermatology for multiple pigmented patches on the trunk and limbs that had appeared one year earlier. These lesions had persisted despite appropriate cleansing. He had no history of endocrine disorders and no familial history of pigmentation disorders. A skin biopsy revealed compact orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis resembling a second layer of stratum corneum on top of a normal layer. Very small granules were seen within this layer and PAS staining revealed spores. These skin lesions disappeared when rubbed with an alcohol swab, resulting in a diagnosis of terra firma-forme dermatosis. Where a diagnosis of terra firma-forme dermatosis is suspected, confirmation is easy to obtain using an alcohol swab. Nevertheless, the disease is not familiar to dermatologists. The most common differential diagnoses are acanthosis nigricans, reticulate and confluent papillomatosis, and Dowling-Degos disease. Their histopathological appearances are very different and skin biopsy can be useful for diagnosis. These entities belong to a group of disorders involving abnormal keratinisation and pigmentation. Anatomoclinical correlation is essential for optimal management. The appearance of the stratum corneum may play an important role in the diagnosis of terra firma-forme dermatosis. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  16. Geologic map of the Lada Terra quadrangle (V-56), Venus

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    Kumar, P. Senthil; Head, James W.

    2013-01-01

    This publication provides a geological map of Lada Terra quadrangle (V–56), a portion of the southern hemisphere of Venus that extends from lat 50° S. to 70° S. and from long 0° E. to 60° E. V–56 is bordered by Kaiwan Fluctus (V–44) and Agnesi (V–45) quadrangles in the north and by Mylitta Fluctus (V–61), Fredegonde (V–57), and Hurston (V–62) quadrangles in the west, east, and south, respectively. The geological map of V–56 quadrangle reveals evidence for tectonic, volcanic, and impact processes in Lada Terra in the form of tesserae, regional extensional belts, coronae, and volcanic plains. In addition, the map also shows relative age relations such as overlapping or cross-cutting relations between the mapped geologic units. The geology observed within this quadrangle addresses (1) how coronae evolved in association with regional extensional belts and (2) how tesserae, regional plains, and impact craters, which are also significant geological units observed in Lada Terra quadrangle, were formed.

  17. Sedimentary strata in the southern highlands of Noachis Terra, Mars

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    Fenton, L. K.

    2005-12-01

    The sedimentary history of Mars is one of the fundamental problems that needs to be understood in order to determine the role of the atmosphere, climate, and water in sculpting the martian surface. To begin addressing this issue, a number of sedimentary strata, some up to several hundreds of meters thick, have been studied in the southern highlands of Mars using THEMIS VIS and IR (both day and night) images. A sequence of sedimentary units was found in a pit eroded into the floor of Rabe Crater (35° E, 44° S), some of which appear to be shedding dark sand that feeds into the Rabe Crater dune field. The visible and thermal characteristics of these units are similar to other units found across Noachis Terra (which extends from 0°-60° E, 30°-65° S, and includes Rabe Crater), leading to the hypothesis that a series of region-wide depositional events occurred at some point in the martian past, and that these deposits are currently exposed by erosion in pits on crater floors and possibly on the intercrater plains separating the craters. Some of these sedimentary units may consitute a source of sand for the many intracrater dune fields in Noachis Terra, eroding from a widespread source that outcrops locally. Sand-bearing layers that extend across all or part of Noachis Terra are not likely to be dominated by loess or lacustrine deposits; glacial and/or volcanic origins are more plausible.

  18. O direito à terra como um direito humano: a luta pela reforma agrária e o movimento de direitos humanos no Brasil

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    Rossana Rocha Reis

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste texto é analisar, por meio da história recente dos movimentos sociais que lutam pela reforma agrária no Brasil, a construção do direito à terra como um direito humano. A partir dos anos de 1970, a interação de movimentos camponeses da Igreja Católica progressista e da rede transnacional de direitos humanos confluiu na produção dessa ideia da posse da terra como um direito humano, que marcou não apenas a luta pela terra no Brasil, como também influenciou a forma como o próprio movimento de direitos humanos foi construído no país e na maneira como ele se inseriu nessa rede transnacional de ativistas.This article seeks to analyze, within the recent history of social movements that struggle for agrarian reform in Brazil today, the build of the land rights as a human right. Since the 1970s, the interaction between peasant movements, the progressive church and the transnational network of human rights has converged into this idea that the land rights are a human right, which not only has marked the character of the struggle for land in Brazil, but has also influenced the way in which the human rights movement has been constructed in the country and how it has taken its place within the transnational network of human rights activism.

  19. The Clean Development Mechanism and Dynamic Capabilities of Implementing Firms

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    Aggarwal, Aradhna

    and non-CDM firms as the control group for the pre- and post-CDM implementation periods. We control for unobserved fixed effects of firms and time periods and observed characteristics of firms and CDM projects. The analysis draws on the balance sheet data of 612 firms from India between 2001 and 2012 from...

  20. Local disorder and the success of firms in residential neighbourhoods

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    Mollenhorst, G.W.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304835153; Schutjens, V.A.J.M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/07945027X

    2017-01-01

    According to economic geography literature, the success of firms is affected by the local context, in particular when firms are socio-spatially embedded. We expect this effect to be stronger when firms face an increase in local disorder. We analysed data on 344 firms (active in retail, eating and

  1. Market-Oriented Product Innovation in Small Firms

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    Verhees, F.J.H.M.

    2005-01-01

    Description: This thesis deals with product-innovation in small firms. It aims at a better understanding of the determinants of product innovation in small firms, particularly those determinants that are related to the market orientation of small firms. The focus of the study is on small firms that

  2. The impact of firm and industry characteristics on small firms' capital structure

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    Degryse, H.A.; de Goeij, P. C.; Kappert, P.

    2012-01-01

    We study the impact of firm and industry characteristics on small firms’ capital structure, employing a proprietary database containing financial statements of Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 2003 to 2005. The firm characteristics suggest that the capital structure decision is

  3. When Intra-Firm and Inter-Firm Collaborations Co-Occur

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    Schleimer, Stephanie Christine; Sculman, Arthur D.

    2011-01-01

    There is evidence that intra-firm collaboration and inter-firm collaboration are important for new service development (NSD) and new product development (NPD) success. However, evidence of the contributions of each to innovative outcomes is inconsistent. This inconsistency is associated with the ...

  4. Cournot competition between a non-profit firm and a for-profit firm with uncertainty

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    Ferreira, Fernanda A.

    2010-03-01

    In this paper, we consider a Cournot competition between a nonprofit firm and a for-profit firm in a homogeneous goods market, with uncertain demand. Given an asymmetric tax schedule, we compute explicitly the Bayesian-Nash equilibrium. Furthermore, we analyze the effects of the tax rate and the degree of altruistic preference on market equilibrium outcomes.

  5. A micro-simulation model of firms : Applications of concepts of the demography of the firm

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    van Wissen, L

    Recently, there is an increasing demand in spatial planning for models based on the demographic concepts of birth and death of firms. This article describes the structure of a spatial demographic simulation model of firms, and its application within The Netherlands. The model structure is

  6. Innovative knowledge sharing, supply chain integration and firm performance of Australian manufacturing firms

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    Singh, Prakash J.; Power, Damien

    2014-01-01

    A number of reports show that innovation in Australian manufacturing firms is declining. We propose that better knowledge sharing practices can assist these firms to become more innovative. In this paper, we examine this proposition by empirically testing the relationship between knowledge sharing

  7. Cash flow rights versus voting rights: Corporate governance and firm value of Dutch listed firms

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    Pepping, C.; van der Goot, T.

    2008-01-01

    The paper examines the relation between different forms of ownership and firm performance on the Dutch stock market. By using unique data on both cash flow and voting rights in the possession of a firm's board of directors and its large shareholders, the paper presents detailed analyses of corporate

  8. Do small firms price-cost margins follow those of large firms?

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    Y.M. Prince (Yvonne); A.R. Thurik (Roy)

    1995-01-01

    textabstractThe paper investigates the extent to which small firms' price-cost margins follow those of large firms. A two-equation mode! is used with data for 36 Dutch three-digit manufacturing industries over the period 1975-86. The effects of market structure characteristics are also examined. The

  9. Social and cultural capital in project marketing service firms: Danish architectural firms on the German market

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    Skaates, Maria Anne; Tikkanen, Henrikki; Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo

    2002-01-01

    This article analyses the marketing activities of three Danish architectural firms in Germany during the 1990s from a perspective that is new to project marketing, in that the Bourdivan concepts of social and cultural capital are applied to the offerings and activities of firms. In architecture...... are best viewed as distinct project marketing milieus....

  10. Do international acquisitions by emerging-economy firms create shareholder value? The case of Indian firms

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    Gubbi, Sathyajit R.; Aulakh, Preet S.; Ray, Sougata; Sarkar, M. B.; Chittoor, Raveendra

    While overseas acquisitions by emerging-economy firms are gaining increased attention from the business press, our understanding of whether and why this inorganic mode of international expansion creates value to acquirer firms is limited. We argue that international acquisitions facilitate

  11. Do Less Regulated Markets Attract Lower Quality Firms?

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    Nielsson, Ulf

    2013-01-01

    , the delisting and valuation pattern is the same across markets, whereas AIM listed firms raise relatively more capital. Thus, rather than catering to low quality firms seeking to conceal their type, the AIM market attracts small firms that - due to size - face disproportional regulatory costs, but are otherwise......The paper examines whether the moderately regulated London AIM market is at a disadvantage in attracting high quality firms. The results show that firms listed on AIM are of the same quality level as firms listed in the US and in Continental Europe, albeit smaller in size. Furthermore...... equivalent to firms listing in more regulated markets...

  12. The Effect of Board Characteristics on Firm Performance in Japan

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    Oona Cha

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the effect of similarity among board members on firm performance in Japanese manufacturing firms. The similarity measures regarding age and educational background of individual directors were used to predict firm performance. The analyses revealed that similarity of age among board members had adverse effects on firm performance. In addition, greater variation in educational background among board members predicted better firm performance. It seems that homogeneity among board members in terms of age and education can affect the firm negatively by impeding exchange of diverse ideas. These findings emphasize that promoting diversity in terms of age and education in the board of directors is crucial for firm performance.

  13. Internationalilzation of the Firm and its Board

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    Oxelheim, Lars; Gregoric, Aleksandra; Randøy, Trond

    In this paper we study the internationalization of corporate supervisory boards. We use Poisson random effects and negative binominal random effect estimators to analyze the determinants of foreign board membership in listed firms from four Nordic countries in 2001-2007. We find that financial...... competencies required by firm internationalization positively affect board internationalization, whereas the impact of the internationalization of a firm’s commercial operations is positive but not significant across all model specifications. We find that the higher the number of national board members...... with international experience, the higher is the number of foreign supervisory board members. A significantly positive impact is also found for foreign ownership; the greater foreign ownership of a firm, the higher is the number of foreigners we can expect on the firm’s supervisory board. For Norway and Sweden...

  14. Structure, Employment and Performance in Biotech Firms

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    Valentin, Finn; Dahlgren, Johan Henrich; Lund Jensen, Rasmus

    2006-01-01

    biotech firms in a relevant context we compare a Danish segment of biotech firms with a matching Swedish segment.From an overall assessment modern biotechnology, despite the three decades elapsed since the first genetic manipulation, is still in a stage of experimentation, learning how to turn its new...... tools and approaches into an operational, reliable, cost-effective technology, sufficiently `pluggable' with other technologies. Therefore employment directly related to biotech is particularly visible and identifiable in firms focused on R&D. Outside this core of R&D activity other industries appear...... as early adopters of biotech, but only parts of their activities relate to modern biotechnology. From the outside it is difficult to isolate what share of their employment is attributable to their activities within biotechnology.In pursuit of clarity on the role of biotechnology this report studies...

  15. Rate of Failure of Czech Family Firms

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    Full Text Available Family business is becoming a promising area of research in post-socialist countries, including the Czech Republic. Stability belongs to frequently cited properties of family firms. The goal of this article is to test the hypothesis whether family firms tend to have a lower rate of failure than their non-family counterparts. Using a sample of 1148 family and 5972 non-family firms in the Czech Republic, we find that there is no significant relationship between family involvement and rate of failure. A possible greater stability of family businesses is not necessarily linked with a lower rate of bankruptcy. We also discuss possible reasons and policy implications.

  16. Examining internationalization of the professional services firm

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2003-01-01

    This study examines three Danish architectural firms' market-seeking internationalization efforts on the German market of the nineties, (a) to find suitable descriptive models of architectural and other professional service firms' project acquisition and internationalization efforts and (b......) to develop hypothetical prepositions for future testing. Due to the small population of Danish architectural firms and the very spread and eclectic body of research on the marketing of projects such as architectural projects, the study encompasses mainly qualitative case research as well as an abductive......, explorative-integrative approach to the scrutiny of existing theories and models. Key contributions of the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) group of researchers and its subgroup, the International Network for Project Marketing and Systems Selling (INPM), are scrutinized, as are elements of the French...

  17. Managerial capability for innovation in tourism micro firms

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    Kearney, Arthur

    2015-01-01

    Managerial capability for innovation is posited to provide firms with new and sustainable sources of competitive advantage. Micro firm innovation is argued to exist at various levels, for example product, process and marketing innovation. It is unclear how managers of micro firms perceive innovation. While considerable research has been undertaken on the nature and effectiveness of management in a micro firm context, there is limited understanding of how micro firm innovation is managed. T...

  18. Terra Rossa in the Mediterranean Region: Parent Materials, Composition and Origin

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    Durn, G.

    2003-01-01

    In the past, the term “terra rossa” became quite a common indication for all limestone derived red soils in the Mediterranean region. Today, in some classification systems based on the Mediterranean climate as the major soil differentiating criterion, the term terra rossa is used as a name for the soil subclass “Modal Fersiallitic Red soil” when situated on limestones (Duchaufour, 1982). However, several national soil classifications (e.g. Croatian, Italian, Israeli) retained the term “terra ...

  19. Monopolistic Competition, International Trade and Firm Heterogeneity

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Hansen, Jørgen Drud; Kvedaras, Virmantas

    This paper presents a dynamic international trade model based on monopolistic competition, where observed intra-industry differences at a given point in time reflect different stages of the firm's life cycle. New product varieties of still higher quality enter the market every period rendering old...... varieties obsolescent in a process of creative destruction. For given technology (variety) production costs decrease after an infant period due to learning. It is shown that several patterns of exports may arise depending primarily on the size of fixed trade costs. At a given point in time firms therefore...

  20. Entrepreneurial Orientation in Small Established Firms

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    Middel, Rick; Lassen, Astrid Heidemann; Laugen, Bjørge Timenes

    2010-01-01

    by discussing how small established firms exhibit entrepreneurial orientation and how does this influence their involvement in development of radical innovation. Through the case studies it became apparent that the small established firms do embody several characteristics which can be associated both...... with the ability to be radical innovative as well as being able to exploit such innovation. Across the cases several patters of the influence of an entrepreneurial orientation in radical innovation processes have been identified. In particular it was illustrated how the use of pro-activeness, risk...

  1. Firm size diversity, functional richness, and resilience

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    Garmestani, A.S.; Allen, Craig R.; Mittelstaedt, J.D.; Stow, C.A.; Ward, W.A.

    2006-01-01

    This paper applies recent advances in ecology to our understanding of firm development, sustainability, and economic development. The ecological literature indicates that the greater the functional richness of species in a system, the greater its resilience - that is, its ability to persist in the face of substantial changes in the environment. This paper focuses on the effects of functional richness across firm size on the ability of industries to survive in the face of economic change. Our results indicate that industries with a richness of industrial functions are more resilient to employment volatility. ?? 2006 Cambridge University Press.

  2. The Firm as Transaction Cost Economics Concept

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    Tchipev, Plamen D

    2003-01-01

    This is a draft English translation of the paper The Firm as Transaction Cost Economics Concept/ Фирмата в Теорията на транзакционните разходи which has been published in the “National Scientific Conference on Political Economy. Proceedings Volume”, Ruse: Publishing Centre of the Ruse University, 2016 Abstract: Within the framework of the mainstream neoclassical model, the existence of the firm creates serious theoretical difficulties. Major attempt to overcome them, leads to applicatio...

  3. The non-coding RNA TERRA is a natural ligand and direct inhibitor of human telomerase.

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    Redon, Sophie; Reichenbach, Patrick; Lingner, Joachim

    2010-09-01

    Telomeres, the physical ends of eukaryotes chromosomes are transcribed into telomeric repeat containing RNA (TERRA), a large non-coding RNA of unknown function, which forms an integral part of telomeric heterochromatin. TERRA molecules resemble in sequence the telomeric DNA substrate as they contain 5'-UUAGGG-3' repeats near their 3'-end which are complementary to the template sequence of telomerase RNA. Here we demonstrate that endogenous TERRA is bound to human telomerase in cell extracts. Using in vitro reconstituted telomerase and synthetic TERRA molecules we demonstrate that the 5'-UUAGGG-3' repeats of TERRA base pair with the RNA template of the telomerase RNA moiety (TR). In addition TERRA contacts the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) protein subunit independently of hTR. In vitro studies further demonstrate that TERRA is not used as a telomerase substrate. Instead, TERRA acts as a potent competitive inhibitor for telomeric DNA in addition to exerting an uncompetitive mode of inhibition. Our data identify TERRA as a telomerase ligand and natural direct inhibitor of human telomerase. Telomerase regulation by the telomere substrate may be mediated via its transcription.

  4. Firm-specific factors and financial performance of firms in the Czech Republic

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    Pathirawasam Chandrapala

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to investigate the role of internal factors in generating financial performance of firms in the Czech Republic. The paper examines the impact of firm specific factors on company financial performance of 974 firms in the Czech Republic over the period 2005 to 2008, using data in the Albertina database. Pooled and panel cross-sectional time series techniques are used for the data analysis. Return on Assets (ROA is the dependent variable of the model and eight firm specific factors are introduced as the explanatory variables. Using Return on Assets as the dependent variable, it is established that the firm size, sales growth and capital turnover are having significant positive impact on financial performance of firms. At the same time, debt ratio and inventory reflect significant negative impact on financial performance of firms. Overall explanatory powers of the two models are low and further research is necessary to increase the statistical power of the model. The results from the present study may be very encouraging and useful for managers as well as investors to plan investment and operational activities to achieve profitability objectives more efficiently and effectively. The findings have important managerial implications.

  5. Conversation with Lara about the Earth and Land. (Spanish Title: Conversando con Lara sobre la Tierra y la Teirra.) Conversando com Lara sobre a Terra e a Terra

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    da Conceição Barbosa-Lima, Maria

    2010-12-01

    en que vive es el planeta Tierra y que, probablemente por ese motivo, distingue con precisión, dentro de los limites de comprensión de la edad y madurez asociada, la tierra y la Tierra. O presente artigo analisa uma entrevista livre enquanto uma menina de quatro anos e quatro meses, matriculada na educação infantil, desenhava a Terra. A entrevista se realizou fora do ambiente escolar e sem qualquer outra pessoa por perto que pudesse interferir. De acordo com Ferreira & Silva (2004), para que o pesquisador conheça realmente o que uma criança põe no papel através de grafismos e/ou desenhos, é necessário ouvi-la durante o processo de criação do desenho. A menina apresenta, em relação à Terra, o tradicional desenho plano com o 'céu' paralelo ao solo, conforme já apresentaram Nardi & Carvalho (1996). Mas quando solicitada a desenhar o Mundo - palavra empregada em um trabalho por Butterworth et al. (2002), com intenção de não provocar 'confusões' desnecessárias para seus pesquisados - o representa de forma circular, colocando-se sobre sua superfície. Seus desenhos levaram à conclusão que esta criança ainda não tem conhecimento de que o Mundo em que vive é o Planeta Terra e que, provavelmente por este motivo, diferencia com precisão, dentro dos limites impostos por sua idade e consequente maturidade, a terra e a Terra.

  6. Relationships Between Firm Characteristics and Export Constraints ...

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    Relationships Between Firm Characteristics and Export Constraints in SME Exporters. Zororo Muranda. Abstract. No Abstract Available Zambezia (2003), XXX (i): 89-107. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/zjh.v30i1.6737.

  7. Firm break-up and performance

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    Kočenda, Evžen; Hanousek, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 13, č. 2 (2012), s. 121-143 ISSN 1435-6104 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA402/09/1595 Institutional support: PRVOUK-P23 Keywords : break-up of firms * corporate performance * ownership changes Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.588, year: 2012

  8. Gendering dynamic capabilities in micro firms

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    Yevgen Bogodistov

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Gender issues are well-researched in the general management literature, particular in studies on new ventures. Unfortunately, gender issues have been largely ignored in the dynamic capabilities litera­ture. We address this gap by analyzing the effects of gender diversity on dynamic capabilities among micro firms. We consider the gender of managers and personnel in 124 Ukrainian tourism micro firms. We examine how a manager’s gender affects the firm’s sensing capacities and investigate how it moderates team gender diversity’s impact on sensing capacities. We also investigate how person­nel composition impacts seizing and reconfiguration capacities. We find that female managers have several shortcomings concerning a firm’s sensing capacity but that personnel gender diversity increa­ses this capacity. Team gender diversity has positive effects on a firm’s seizing and reconfiguration abilities. Our study advances research on gender diversity and its impact on firm capabilities and illustrates its relevance for staffing practices in micro firms.

  9. Industrial Dynamics Beyond the Lead Firms

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    Haakonsson, Stine Jessen; Slepniov, Dmitrij

    2013-01-01

    Since the turn of the millennium, China has developed into a core location for the wind energy industry and is today the largest market for wind turbines. These developments have caught attention among scholars. However, most research is on the development of the market and the lead firm strategi...

  10. Risk Management Practices: The Ghanaian Firms' Perspective ...

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    Using a quantitative approach the findings of the study are that Ghanaian firms understand risk and risk management. Additionally, operational, liquidity and credit risk are the most dominant risks experienced while risk identification and selection jointly determine risk management practices in Ghana. Based on the findings ...

  11. Neighbourhood Effects on Firm Success and Strategy

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    Sleutjes, B.W.H.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/314117415

    2012-01-01

    The main objective of this dissertation is to provide new insights on the relationship between local firms and their neighbourhoods. As a result of economic transitions and several societal developments over the past 50 years, residential neighbourhoods have developed from being places where people

  12. Industrial environmental practices in Polish Firms

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    Kræmer, Trine Pipi

    The study investigates how discursive developments in Poland interact with industrial environmental practices in five production firms. The analysis of the discursive development covers the period from the end of World War I to the turn of the century. The areas in focus are identity, industry, a...

  13. Which Way for the Kenyan Manufacturing Firms?

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    User

    2011-07-21

    Jul 21, 2011 ... sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the Kenyan economy remains predominantly ... relationships. The first strand stresses the self-selection of more productive firms into export market. Robert and Tybou., (1997), Bernard and Jensen, ..... geographical productivity differences, Nairobi is used as a reference point.

  14. Strategic delegation of responsibility in competing firms

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    de Bijl, P.W.J.

    1995-01-01

    This paper investigates the strategic impact of organizational design on product market competition. In a duopoly model of horizontal and vertical product differentiation, each firm's manager can impose a product location, or delegate responsibility to select product location to his subordinate. The

  15. Demography of the firm : A useful metaphor?

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    van Wissen, LJG

    2002-01-01

    Demography of the firm is an interdisciplinary research field of economics, sociology and economic geography. Although the name suggests otherwise, demographic input has been limited until recently. This article argues that the demographic viewpoint may lead to added value. The metaphor is relevant,

  16. New Approach to Interpret the Firm Evolution

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    Seyed Amir Yazdanparast Abatari

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract  This article is a preliminary step to introduce a new approach for interpreting how a firm evolves. The core idea of this approach is to verify the firms as the dynamic organization which can change and gain different trait upon time. The change and adaption mechanism can be explained through evolutionary theory. This approach could be used as a good tool to interpret reaction of firms to future environmental and internal changes. To achieve this goal, the firm has been defined as a set of Resource, Ideas and capabilities (RIC. As evolutionary theory has been adopted, a wining rule needs to be determined for selection and struggle process. This winning rule has been developed using the transaction cost theory to verify the effect of this so called RIC mechanism, over 200 hours’ interview has been set up to identify and trace a changing capability in Iranian Construction industry. Applying this view to gathered information shows the power of this method for analyzing the firm’s capabilities.

  17. Industry diversity, competition and firm relatedness

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    Wang, Cong; Madsen, Jakob B.; Steiner, Bodo

    2017-01-01

    This study investigates the extent to which indicators of external scale economies impacted employment growth in Canada over the period 2004-2011. We focus on knowledge spillovers between firms while accounting for Marshallian specialization, Jacobs’ diversity, and competition by industry, as well...

  18. Macroeconomic shocks and firms' labor adjustment

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    Eriksson, Tor

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses some recent research which aims at producing evidence on how firms adjust their employment in response to output shocks using micro-level data and with a particular focus on the relationship between worker and job flows. The evidence presented is mainly based on Danish data...

  19. Dynamic Embeddedness in Chinese Firm Internationalization

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    Lattemann, Christoph; Alon, Ilan; Spigarelli, Francesca

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a multi-level framework to analyze the motivations and location choices of Chinese OFDIs. We contribute to theory-integration on Chinese OFDI flows and patterns by suggesting a framework that combines country-, industry- and firm-level analyses and by reflecting aspects from t...

  20. The innovative behaviour of tourism firms

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    Sundbo, Jon; Orfila-Sintes, Francina; Sørensen, Flemming

    2007-01-01

    are investigated by analysing quantitative as well as qualitative data comparing Spain and Denmark. A taxonomy of tourism firms is suggested and the firms’ characteristics which influence their innovativeness are presented. Additionally, the role of innovation networks is discussed, as is the role of innovation...

  1. Public Funds and Local Biotechnology Firm Creation

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    Kolympiris, C.; Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Miller, D.

    2014-01-01

    A long stream of academic literature has established that public funding towards research and development matters for economic growth because it relates to increases in innovation, productivity and the like. The impact of public funding on the creation of new firms has received less attention in

  2. Information and Communication Technology Clusters, Local Firm ...

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    Information and Communication Technology Clusters, Local Firm Performance, and Employment Generation. As countries steadily increase the share and value of knowledge, information, and services in their economies, governments have been crafting policies to attract foreign investment and establish large ...

  3. Consumer Informedness and Firm Information Strategy

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    T. Li (Ting); R.J. Kauffman (Robert); H.W.G.M. van Heck (Eric); P.H.M. Vervest (Peter); B.G.C. Dellaert (Benedict)

    2013-01-01

    textabstractConsumer informedness plays a critical role in determining consumer choice in the presence of infor- mation technology (IT) deployed by competing firms in the marketplace. Using data collected through a series of stated choice experiments in two different research contexts, we examine

  4. Essays on Innovation Generation in Incumbent Firms

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    E. Keko (Elio)

    2017-01-01

    textabstractThis dissertation aims to enhance our understanding of how incumbent firms organize innovation in response to the challenges and opportunities they face. The first paper focuses on understanding all components of the complex innovation ecosystem. In this chapter we synthesize the

  5. Human capital and wages in exporting firms

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    Munch, Jakob Roland; Skaksen, Jan Rose

    2008-01-01

    This paper studies the link between the education level of workers, export performance and wages. We argue that firms may escape intense competition in international markets by using high skilled workers to differentiate their products. This story is consistent with our empirical results. Using a...

  6. What Firms Leave Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives?

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    Rasche, Andreas; Larsen, Mathias Lund; Gwozdz, Wencke

    and publicly-listed firms; that early adopters face a higher risk of being delisted; and that the presence of a local network in a country reduces the likelihood of being delisted. We theorize that MSIs face a participant self-selection bias over time and that local networks enable legitimacy spillover effects...

  7. Are Family Firms Better Performers during Financial Crisis?

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    Zhou, Haoyong

    Despite extensive researches on efficiency of family firms in normal or good economic times, we know rather little about whether family firms are superior performers in recession times. Using a dataset covering firms from S&P 500 (US), FTE100 (UK), DAX 30 (Germany), CAC 40 (France) and FTSE MIB 40...... (Italy) during the period 2006-2010, I give empirical evidences examining the performance of family firms vis-à-vis non-family firms during the current financial crisis. I find that broadly defined family firms, comprising 35 percent of the sample, do not outperform non-family firms during the crisis...... whether I use market performance measure (Tobin’s Q) or accounting performance measure (Operating Return on Assets (OROA)). However, family firms with founder presence (as CEO, a board member or a significant blockholder) outperform by 18 percent relative to non-family firms in OROA. Tobin’s Q of founder...

  8. 15 Years of Terra, 14 Years of Application Usage

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    Schmaltz, J. E.; Alarcon, C.; Boller, R. A.; Cechini, M. F.; Davies, D.; Fu, G.; Gunnoe, T.; Hall, J. R.; Huang, T.; Ilavajhala, S.; Jackson, M.; King, J.; McGann, M.; Murphy, K. J.; Roberts, J. T.; Thompson, C. K.; Ye, G.

    2014-12-01

    The instruments onboard the Terra spacecraft were designed for long-term Earth science research but not long after launch it became apparent that this data and imagery could be made available in near real-time for applications users. During the year 2000 fire season in the western United States, the US Forest Service approached NASA with a request to expedite MODIS fire detections. The Rapid Response system was created to generate fire detections as well as true color imagery in both swath and geo-referenced formats. This imagery was used by a wide variety of applications, such as NASA's AERONET program, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Antarctic resupply shipping, flood mapping for relief agencies, Deepwater Horizon monitoring, volcanic ash monitoring, as well as print, televised, and Internet media. From 2004, the University of Maryland's Web Fire Mapper helped distribute fire detection information in a variety of formats. However, the applications community expressed the need for near-real time access to the underlying data. This requirement led to the development of the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (Earth Observing System) (LANCE) in 2009. To achieve the latency requirements, many components of the EOS satellite operations, ground and science processing systems had to be made more efficient. In addition, products that require ancillary data were modified to use alternate inputs. Forty Terra MODIS data products are currently available from LANCE. LANCE also includes data from other instruments including AIRS, AMSR-E, MLS, and OMI. To help near-real time users navigate this large data offering, a new imagery service was begun in 2011 - Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS). This service provides very responsive viewing using the Web Map Tile Service protocol. These programs will continue to support and expand the use of Terra data for near-real time applications well into the future.

  9. EDUCAÇÃO RURAL: DA EXPROPRIAÇÃO DOS SABERES PRÁTICOS DO CAMPONÊS À EXPROPRIAÇÃO DA TERRA

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    Marlene Ribeiro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda a relação entre trabalho na agricultura, na pesca, na pecuária ou na coleta, e a educação rural oferecida às populações camponesas, que rompe com esta relação e, deste modo, fortalece a separação entre cidade e campo, indispensável à sustentação do modo capitalista de produção. Pela grade curricular comum o Estado subordina a educação rural às mesmas diretrizes que normatizam a educação urbana, funcionando como um instrumento de controle das populações rurais e da ocupação da terra, meio essencial de produção. Nesse processo, a educação rural promove a expropriação dos saberes práticos do trabalho camponês, abrindo-se um caminho à expropriação da terra.

  10. Classification of maritime objects in TerraSAR-X imagery

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    Velotto, Domenico; Tings, Björn; Bentes da Silva, Carlos Augusto

    2016-01-01

    For an adequate security of the maritime domain is necessary to be aware of the objects location and their activities, e.g. ship traffic, in relevant areas of the sea. TerraSAR-X, a satellite radar imager operating at X-band, is a powerful tool to detect maritime objects, e.g. ships, oil platforms, icebergs etc., which can raise potential risk for maritime traffic and environment. The use of satellite radar to create such awareness has the benefits, among many, that can detect also no self-re...

  11. TerraSAR-X Capabilities in Polar Regions

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    Floricioiu, Dana; Gottwald, Manfred; Diedrich, Erhard; Roth, Achim; Eineder, Michael

    2008-01-01

    DLR participates in a coordinated plan established by the space agencies for the optimum use of SAR acquisitions over the Artic and Antarctica for the remaining period of IPY and beyond. Due to the specific advantages of the X-band in respect to snow and ice properties and the high spatial resolution of the data, the contribution of TerraSAR-X focuses on topics like mapping of seasonal snow cover at high latitudes, ice sheet velocity, velocity fields of slow and fast moving glaciers, permafro...

  12. Advertising Spending, Firm Performance, and the Moderating Impact of CSR

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    Assaf, A. George; Josiassen, Alexander; Ahn, Jin Sun

    2017-01-01

    This article investigates the potential of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to influence the link between advertising spending and firm performance. Drawing upon the literature of CSR, we hypothesize that CSR positively moderates the relationship between advertising spending and firm...... performance. We focus on two types of firm performance: sales and firm value. Using two samples from both the hotel and restaurant industries, we found that firms with higher levels of CSR enjoy higher returns on advertising spending than firms with lower levels of CSR. We discuss the theoretical...

  13. Does the Size of Board of Directors and Executives affect Firm Performance in Malaysian Listed Firms?

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    Maziar Ghasemi; Nazrul Hisyam Ab Razak

    2016-01-01

    .... Based on GMM regressions on a sample of 267 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia during 2010-2013, it is found that the board size and executive ratio have a positive impact on the firm profitability...

  14. Dividend Policy and Firm Performance: A Study of Listed Firms in Nigeria

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    Uwuigbe, Uwalomwa; Jafaru, Jimoh; Anijesushola AJAYI

    2012-01-01

    This study basically investigates the relationship between the financial performance and dividend payout among listed firms’ in Nigeria. It also looks at the relationship between ownership structure, size of firms and the dividend payouts. The annual reports for the period 2006-2010 were utilized as the main source of data collection for the 50 sampled firms. The regression analysis method was employed as a statistical technique for analysing the data collected. We find that there is a signif...

  15. Does it pay firms to register for taxes ? the impact of formality on firm profitability

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    McKenzie, David; Sakho, Yaye Seynabou

    2007-01-01

    This paper estimates the impact of registering for taxes on firm profits in Bolivia, the country with the highest levels of informality in Latin America. A new survey of micro and small firms enables the authors to control for a rich set of measures of owner ability and business motivations that can affect both profits and the decision to formalize. The paper identifies the impact of tax r...

  16. Telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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    Wang, Caiqin; Shen, Fengxian; Zhu, Yuning; Fang, Yuying; Lu, Shiming

    2017-04-01

    Telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) participates in the regulation of telomere length, and leucocyte telomere length (LTL) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but little is known about the role of TERRA in PCOS. To evaluate the role of TERRA and peripheral blood LTL in PCOS. Forty women with PCOS and 35 healthy women without PCOS were recruited. A prospective case-control study was performed. RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to detect TERRA expression in peripheral blood leucocyte. Quantitative PCR was used to measure TERRA expression and the mean LTL in the PCOS and control groups. We analysed the association between related clinical parameters and the age-adjusted ratio of the telomere repeat length (T/S ratio) or TERRA. Telomeric repeat-containing RNA was expressed in human peripheral blood leucocytes, and the signal was abolished after culture with RNase A. The age-adjusted LTLs were significantly longer in the PCOS group than in the control group (P PCOS group than in the control group (P PCOS group (r = 0·532, P = 0·002; r = -0·477, P = 0·017). We found TERRA expression in human peripheral blood leucocytes, and LTLs were positively associated with PCOS. TERRA and testosterone play an important role in the LTL regulation in PCOS. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  17. Terra firma-forme dermatosis: a retrospective review of 31 patients.

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    Berk, David R

    2012-01-01

    Terra firma-forme dermatosis is an idiopathic condition characterized by acquired, dirtlike plaques despite normal hygiene. A diagnosis can be reached by removing lesions with gentle alcohol swabbing. Although Terra firma-forme dermatosis was first described more than 20 years ago and is thought to be not uncommon in clinical practice, it has never been systematically studied. There are few publications about this condition, including no case series of more than six patients. In particular, little is known about the incidence, peak age groups, and most common locations of Terra firma-forme dermatosis. A retrospective review was conducted to identify cases of Terra firma-forme dermatosis in a single-provider practice consisting of 55% pediatric and 45% adult patients. Thirty-one patients with Terra firma-forme dermatosis were identified, including 10 who presented with Terra firma-forme dermatosis as their primary concern. Only two patients were older than 17 years. The median duration of lesions was 4 months. The most common lesion locations were the neck, ankles, and face. Before presenting to the dermatology clinic, three patients had undergone endocrine evaluations, and four had been prescribed topical corticosteroids. Terra firma-forme dermatosis is relatively common and most often occurs in children on the neck or posterior malleolus. This series exemplifies the importance of recognizing Terra firma-forme dermatosis so as to provide rapid relief for patients and avoid unnecessary tests and treatments. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Terra-Kleen Response Group, Inc. Solvent Extraction Technology Rapid Commercialization Initiative Report

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    Terra-Kleen Response Group Inc. (Terra-Kleen), has commercialized a solvent extraction technology that uses a proprietary extraction solvent to transfer organic constituents from soil to a liquid phase in a batch process at ambient temperatures. The proprietary solvent has a rel...

  19. EPA SITE DEMONSTRATION OF THE TERRA VAC IN SITU VACUUM EXTRACTION PROCESS IN GROVELAND, MASSACHUSETTS

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    This paper presents an EPA evaluation of the patented Terra Vac, Inc.'s in situ vacuum extraction process that was field-demonstrated on a trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminated soil in Groveland, MA, under the EPA Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program. he Terra...

  20. Mechanochemical properties of individual human telomeric RNA (TERRA) G-quadruplexes.

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    Yangyuoru, Philip M; Zhang, Amy Y Q; Shi, Zhe; Koirala, Deepak; Balasubramanian, Shankar; Mao, Hanbin

    2013-10-11

    Potential functions: By following the unfolding and refolding of individual human RNA telomeric (TERRA) G-quadruplexes (GQs) in laser tweezers, the mechanical stability and transition kinetics of RNA GQs are obtained. Comparison between TERRA and DNA GQs suggests their different regulatory capacities for processes associated with human telomeres. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Identification of TERRA locus unveils a telomere protection role through association to nearly all chromosomes.

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    López de Silanes, Isabel; Graña, Osvaldo; De Bonis, Maria Luigia; Dominguez, Orlando; Pisano, David G; Blasco, Maria A

    2014-09-03

    Telomeric RNAs (TERRAs) are UUAGGG repeat-containing RNAs that are transcribed from the subtelomere towards the telomere. The precise genomic origin of TERRA has remained elusive. Using a whole-genome RNA-sequencing approach, we identify novel mouse transcripts arising mainly from the subtelomere of chromosome 18, and to a lesser extend chromosome 9, that resemble TERRA in several key aspects. Those transcripts contain UUAGGG-repeats and are heterogeneous in size, fluctuate in abundance in a TERRA-like manner during the cell cycle, are bound by TERRA RNA-binding proteins and are regulated in a manner similar to TERRA in response to stress and the induction of pluripotency. These transcripts are also found to associate with nearly all chromosome ends and downregulation of the transcripts that originate from chromosome 18 causes a reduction in TERRA abundance. Interestingly, downregulation of either chromosome 18 transcripts or TERRA results in increased number of telomere dysfunction-induced foci, suggesting a protective role at telomeres.

  2. TERRA transcripts are bound by a complex array of RNA-binding proteins.

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    López de Silanes, Isabel; Stagno d'Alcontres, Martina; Blasco, Maria A

    2010-06-29

    Telomeres are transcribed from the telomeric C-rich strand, giving rise to UUAGGG repeat-containing telomeric transcripts or TERRA, which are novel structural components of telomeres. TERRA abundance is highly dependent on developmental status (including nuclear reprogramming), telomere length, cellular stresses, tumour stage and chromatin structure. However, the molecular mechanisms and factors controlling TERRA levels are still largely unknown. In this study, we identify a set of RNA-binding proteins, which endogenously bind and regulate TERRA in the context of primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts. The identification was carried out by biotin pull-down assays followed by LC-MALDI TOF/TOF mass spectrometry. Different members of the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein family are among the ribonucleoprotein family that bind more abundantly to TERRA. Downregulation of TERRA-bound RBPs by small interfering RNA further shows that they can impact on TERRA abundance, their location and telomere lengthening. These findings anticipate an impact of TERRA-associated RBPs on telomere biology and telomeres diseases, such as cancer and aging.

  3. Microzooplankton biomass distribution in Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea (Antarctica)

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    Fonda Umani, S.; Monti, M.; Nuccio, C.

    1998-11-01

    This work describes the spatial and vertical distribution of microzooplankton (20-200 μm) abundance and biomass of the upper layers (0-100 m), collected during the first oceanographic Italian expedition in Antarctica (1987/1988) in Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea). Biomass was estimated by using biovolume calculations and literature conversion factors. Sampling was carried out at three depths, surface, 50 and 100 m. The dominant taxa were made up of tintinnid ciliates, ciliates other than tintinnids, larvae of micrometazoa and heterotrophic dinoflagellates. The abundance of the total microplankton fraction had its absolute maximum in the center of Terra Nova Bay at the surface with 31 042 ind. dm -3. The areal and vertical distribution of heterotrophic microplankton biomass differs from that of abundance. On the basis of hydrological conditions, phytoplankton composition and biomass and microzooplankton biomass and structure it is possible to identify three groups of stations: 1—northern coastal stations (intermediate chlorophyll maxima, microphytoplankton prevalence, low microzooplankton biomass); 2—central stations (high surface chlorophyll, nanoplankton prevalence, high abundance of microzooplankton); 3—northern stations (deeper pycnocline, nanoplankton prevalence, high microzooplankton biomass at intermediate depths).

  4. JUVENTUDE ASSENTADA E A IDENTIDADE VINCULADA COM A TERRA

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    Leandro Gomes Reis Lopes

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Este estudo tem como foco analisar a construção da identidade vinculada à terra pela juventude de um assentamento rural organizado pelo Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem-Terra (MST em Teresina, Piauí. O conceito de apropriação do espaço da Psicologia Ambiental, em estreita articulação com a Psicologia Social de base histórico-cultural, foi o referencial analítico para compreender esse processo. As informações foram obtidas por meio de grupo focal com o Coletivo de Jovens, já existente no assentamento. As entrevistas foram gravadas e transcritas e realizada Análise de Conteúdo Temática, por meio da qual se obteve como categorias as identidades: homogênea, enriquecida, de luta e de contraste. Apesar das diferenças existentes, elas têm em comum a inserção numa história do homem do campo e do assentamento, como as atividades exercidas pelos sujeitos no espaço em que vivem.

  5. Status of Terra MODIS Operation, Calibration, and Performance

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    Xiong, X.; Wenny, B.; Wu, A.; Angal, A.; Geng, X.; Chen, H.; Dodd, J.; Link, D.; Madhavan, S.; Chen, N.; hide

    2014-01-01

    Since launch in December 1999, Terra MODIS has successfully operated for nearly 15 years, making continuous observations. Data products derived from MODIS observations have significantly contributed to a wide range of studies of key geophysical parameters of the earth's eco-system of land, ocean, and atmosphere, and their changes over time. The quality of MODIS data products relies on the dedicated effort to monitor and sustain instrument health and operation, to calibrate and update sensor parameters and properties, and to improve calibration algorithms. MODIS observations are made in 36 spectral bands, covering wavelengths from visible to long-wave infrared. The reflective solar bands (1-19 and 26) are primarily calibrated by a solar diffuser (SD) panel and regularly scheduled lunar observations. The thermal emissive bands (20-25 and 27- 36) calibration is referenced to an on-board blackbody (BB) source. On-orbit changes in the sensor spectral and spatial characteristics are monitored by a spectroradiometric calibration assembly (SRCA). This paper provides an overview of Terra MODIS on-orbit operation and calibration activities and implementation strategies. It presents and summarizes sensor on-orbit performance using nearly 15 years of data from its telemetry, on-board calibrators, and lunar observations. Also discussed in this paper are changes in sensor characteristics, corrections applied to maintain MODIS level 1B (L1B) data quality, and efforts for future improvements.

  6. A Igreja Católica e os Movimentos Sociais do Campo: a Teologia da Libertação e o Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra

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    Antonio Julio Menezes Neto

    Full Text Available O Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST do Brasil tem origem vinculada às ações das Igrejas, principalmente da Igreja Católica, em sua vertente denominada Teologia da Libertação. Esse movimento teológico sempre esteve muito próximo das análises sociais socialistas, utilizando, muitas vezes, um referencial marxista. As relações da Igreja Católica com os movimentos sociais do campo foram muito presentes no Brasil, e este trabalho apresenta as relações sociais, políticas e teológicas presentes no MST, já que, desde as primeiras ocupações de terra realizadas por componentes do Movimento, a presença da Igreja Católica é constante. Assim, com foco na relação entre Igreja e MST, este artigo analisa como as mudanças políticas, com a crise do socialismo e o avanço do conservadorismo, impactam as ações do Movimento dos Sem Terra.

  7. Interacción entre Mecanismos Internos y Externos de Gobierno como Elemento Detonante de la Creación de Valor: un estudio internacionalA Interação entre Mecanismos Internos e Externos da Governança como Propulsor na Criação de Valor: um estudo internacionalInteraction Between Internal and External Governance Mechanisms as Firm Performance Elements: an international study

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    REYNA, Juan Manuel San Martin

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente trabajo analiza la influencia de mecanismos internos de gobierno de la empresa —concentración de propiedad, el consejo de administración y la deuda— sobre la creación de valor, y si estos mecanismos se encuentran condicionados por el entorno institucional. Basados en una muestra de 765 empresas pertenecientes a siete países de la Unión Europea, durante un periodo de cuatro años (2000-2003, encontramos evidencia de que la creación de valor tiende a aumentar a medida que se concentra la propiedad, se incrementa la protección legal con la que cuentan los inversores y disminuyen los niveles de endeudamiento, así como el tamaño del consejo de administración. Derivado de lo anterior, en un intento de analizar el efecto conjunto del marco institucional y el gobierno de la empresa, encontramos evidencia de que esta relación entre creación de valor y mecanismos internos de control se encuentra influenciada por el marco legal, contrastándose un efecto sustitución entre mecanismos. Asimismo, nuestros resultados muestran que el efecto de estos mecanismos de gobierno sobre el resultado es mayor cuando se eliminan los ajustes por devengo del mismo.RESUMOO presente trabalho analisa a influência de mecanismos internos de governança corporativa – a concentração de propriedade, o conselho de administração e a dívida – sobre a criação de valor, e se esses mecanismos estão condicionados pelo ambiente institucional. Com base em uma amostra de 765 empresas pertencentes aos sete países da União Europeia ao longo de um período de quatro anos (2000-2003, encontramos evidências de que a criação de valor tende a aumentar à medida que a propriedade é concentrada, aumentando a proteção jurídica para os investidores e reduzindo os níveis de endividamento, bem como o tamanho do conselho de administração. Conforme antes exposto, na tentativa de analisar o efeito conjunto do quadro institucional e de governan

  8. The UN global compact and firms from emerging economies

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    Çetindamar, Dilek; Cetindamar, Dilek

    2013-01-01

    This paper will focus on the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the environmental behavior of firms. The empirical study was conducted in 2004 among Turkish firms that included members of United Nations Global Compact network.

  9. Microcap pharmaceutical firms: linking drug pipelines to market value.

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    Beach, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This article examines predictors of the future market value of microcap pharmaceutical companies. This is problematic since the large majority of these firms seldom report positive net income. Their value comes from the potential of a liquidity event such as occurs when a key drug is approved by the FDA. The typical scenario is one in which the company is either acquired by a larger pharmaceutical firm or enters into a joint venture with another pharmaceutical firm. Binary logistic regression is used to determine the impact of the firm's drug treatment pipeline and its investment in research and development on the firm's market cap. Using annual financial data from 2007 through 2010, this study finds that the status of the firm's drug treatment pipeline and its research and development expenses are significant predictors of the firm's future stock value relative to other microcap pharmaceutical firms.

  10. Collaboration across borders : Benefits to firms in an emerging economy

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    Krishnan, R.; Noorderhaven, N.G.; Eapen, A.; Verbeke, A.; Merchant, H.

    2012-01-01

    Business firms increasingly engage in collaborative relationships with other firms in order to further their interests (Hergert and Morris, 1988; Hagedoorn, 1995). This phenomenon has attracted considerable academic interest (Contractor and Lorange, 1988; Harrigan, 1988; Kogut, 1988; Osborn and

  11. Financial centers and firm performance during the crisis period

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    Farooq, Omar; El Ouadrhiri, Khadija

    2014-01-01

    How does location of a firm’s headquarter impact its performance during the crisis period? This paper answers this question by using the data from India. Our results show that firms headquartered in Mumbai, the main financial center of the country, significantly outperform other firms during...... the recent global financial crisis. We argue that firms headquartered in the financial center have better information environment than other firms. One of the channels via which improvement in information environment takes place is the clustering of firms in the financial center. We believe that, for any...... given level of resources, it is relatively cost effective for stock market participants to expend their resources on clustered firms to obtain value relevant information than on dispersed firms, thereby improving information environment of firms headquartered in the financial centers relative to other...

  12. Constructing Business Models around Identity : Tensions in Architectural Firms

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    Bos-De Vos, M.; Volker, L.; Chan, Paul W; Neilson, Christopher J.

    2017-01-01

    Architectural firms experience difficulties to establish healthy and sustainable business models as they have to reconcile the often-competing value systems that they are based upon. Organizational members continuously negotiate professional values and beliefs with the firm's commercial goals,

  13. Sourcing strategies and productivity: Evidence for Spanish manufacturing firms

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    José Carlos Fariñas

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the relationship between productivity and sourcing strategies using a sample of Spanish manufacturing firms. In this analysis we use different measures of productivity and alternative ways of grouping firms. Our results indicate that productivity differs systematically across groups of firms with different sourcing strategies. The ranking of productivities we observe is not fully consistent with the predictions of Antràs and Helpman's (2004 model but we confirm many partial aspects of the proposed ranking. In our preferred specifications, the productivity advantage is highest for firms that import inputs from foreign subsidiaries. Moreover, the group of firms that outsource in the domestic market is, in general, at the bottom of the productivity distribution, with firms that outsource abroad having an intermediate productivity advantage. When analysing the direction of causality between productivity and sourcing strategies, we find weak evidence of self-selection of firms into offshoring and no influence of relocation on firm productivity.

  14. Cash Holdings and Leverage of German Listed Firms

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    Rapp, Marc Steffen; Killi, Andreas Maximilian

    2016-01-01

    We examine cash holdings and leverage levels of German listed (non-financial and non-utility) firms. We document a secular increase in cash ratios over the last twenty years (1992–2011), reducing the net debt book leverage ratio for the average sample firm close to zero. Using prediction models...... with standard firm characteristics, our results suggest a fundamental change in firms’ financial policies: In the second half of the sample period, both established firms and IPO firms exhibit substantially higher (lower) cash (net debt leverage) levels than predicted. The unexpected changes among established...... firms are associated with measures of uncertainty faced by firms. Our results suggest that German firms have increased (reduced) their cash (net debt leverage) levels over time in order to adopt more precautionary financial policies....

  15. FRANCE at CERN - Visit of Firms

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    C. Laignel

    2007-01-01

    From 4 to 5 June 2007 Administration Building Bldg 61 - 1st floor - Room B 09.00 - 17.30 Eighteen companies will present their latest technology at the 'France at CERN' exhibition. French industry will exhibit products and technologies which are related to the field of particle physics. Individual interviews will take place in technicians' offices. The firms will contact relevant users/technicians but any user wishing to make contact with a particular firm is welcome to use the contact details which are available from each department secretariat or from the Purchasing web pages at the following URL http://fi-dep.web.cern.ch/fi-dep/structure/memberstates/exhibitions_visits.htm The main subjects are: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, data processing, various supplies and civil engineering and buildings. The exhibition is organised by UBIFRANCE, the French Committee for Trade Events Abroad. The list of exhibitors is given below. LIST OF EXHIBITORS: 40-30 ACC LA JONCHERE ...

  16. FRANCE AT CERN - VISIT OF FIRMS

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    C. Laignel / FI-DI

    2007-01-01

    From 4 to 5 June 2007 Administration Building Bldg 61 - 1st floor - Room B 09.00 - 17.30 Seventeen companies will present their latest technology at the 'France at CERN' exhibition. French industry will exhibit products and technologies which are related to the field of particle physics. Individual interviews will take place in technicians' offices. The firms will contact relevant users/technicians but any user wishing to make contact with a particular firm is welcome to use the contact details which are available from each departmental secretariat or from the Purchasing web pages at the following URL http://fi-dep.web.cern.ch/fi-dep/structure/memberstates/exhibitions_visits.htm The main subjects are: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, data processing, various supplies and civil engineering and buildings. The exhibition is organised by UBIFRANCE, the French Committee for Trade Events Abroad. You will find below the list of exhibitors. LIST OF EXHIBITORS: 40-30 ACC LA JONCHE...

  17. Diversification patterns and survival as firms mature

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    Coad, Alexander Jean-Luc; Guenther, C.

    2013-01-01

    into new submarkets). Our analysis reveals four main insights. First, we observe that firms have lower diversification rates as they grow older, and that eventually diversification rates even turn negative for old firms on average (where negative diversification corresponds to exit from certain product......We focus on the relationship between age and diversification patterns of German machine tool manufacturers in the post-war era. We distinguish between 'minor diversification' (adding a new product variation within a familiar submarket) and 'major diversification' (expanding the product portfolio....... Fourth, survival estimations reveal that diversification activities reduce the risk of exit in general and to a varying degree at different ages. These results are interpreted using Penrosean growth theory....

  18. Firm behavior, environmental externalities and public policy

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    Curtis, Earnest Markell, IV

    This dissertation consists of three essays which examine environmental policy, employer mandates and energy consumption. The essays explore how firms respond to government policies such as environmental regulation and employer mandates. Understanding how firms adjust to government policies is crucial to law makers attempting to design optimal policies that maximize net benefits to society. The first essay, titled Who Loses under Power Plant Cap-and-Trade Programs tests how a major cap-and-trade program, known as the NOx Budget Trading Program (NBP), affected labor markets in the region where it was implemented. The cap-and-trade program dramatically decreased levels of NOx emissions and added substantial costs to energy producers. Using a triple-differences approach that takes advantage of the geographic and time variation of the program as well as variation in industry energy-intensity levels, I examine how employment dynamics changed in manufacturing industries whose production process requires high levels of energy. After accounting for a variety of flexible state, county and industry trends, I find that employment in the manufacturing sector dropped by 1.7% as a result of the NBP. Young workers experienced the largest employment declines and earnings of newly hired workers fell after the regulation began. Employment declines are shown to have occurred primarily through decreased hiring rates rather than increased separation rates, thus mitigating the impact on incumbent workers. The second essay, titled Evaluating Workplace Mandates with Flows versus Stocks: An Application to California Paid Family Leave uses an underexploited data set to examine the impact of the California Paid Family Leave program on employment outcomes for young women. Most papers on mandated benefits examine labor outcomes by looking at earnings and employment levels of all workers. Examining these levels will be imprecise if the impacts of the program develop over time and firms are wary

  19. Industrial dynamics beyond the lead firms

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    Haakonsson, Stine Jessen; Slepniov, Dmitrij

    Since the turn of the millennium, China has developed into a core location for the wind energy industry and is today the largest market for wind turbines. These developments have caught attention among scholars. However, most research is on the development of the market and the lead firm strategies...... for market access or on innovation, capability building and technology transfer in the industry. The main objective of this paper is to look ‘beyond the lead firms’. We seek to advance the understanding of how the recent changes in the industry affect producers of key components and their role...... in the industry. The paper employs a qualitative methodology, which draws on explorative case studies of sub-suppliers in the wind turbine industry in China. A special empirical focus is on the first tier sub-suppliers. As the Western lead firms establish themselves in China, the sub-suppliers also have...

  20. Visit of UK firms at CERN

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    FP Department

    2011-01-01

    24 – 25 NOVEMBER 2011 09h00 to 17h00 Thursday 24 November 09h00 to 17h00 Friday 25 November Individual interviews will take place in technicians’ offices. The firms will contact relevant users/technicians but any user wishing to make contact with a particular firm is welcome to use the contact details which are available from each secretariat of department or from the GS Department web pages at the following URL: http://gs-dep.web.cern.ch/en/content/Industrial-Exhibitions List of Companies: • AWS Electronics • Cryogenic • Hytec Electronics • Industrial Electronic Wiring • M G Sanders • MDC Vacuum • MM Microwave • Premier Building and Engineering • Russel Ductile Castings • Tadley Engineering • NDSL For further information please contact Claudia Bruggmann Furlan GS-IS-LS 73312 or Caroline Laignel GS-DI 73722.