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Investment in Higher Education as a Tool

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Investment in Higher Education as a Tool for Promoting a Stronger Economy: Examining the Literature eviews of Previous Dissertations

The following research is an exercise where three dissertations under a similar topic were mined in order to better understand their organizational structure, thematic content, and approach to examining the current discourse. The primary topic here is going to highlight how reinvestment into higher education can help facilitate for a stronger, more stable economy based on a number of factors and indicators. The research which follows explores three similar dissertations that show a clear connection between investment in higher education and positive economic factors.

Dissertation

Carnoy, Martin. (2006). Working paper no. 297: Higher education and economic development: India, China, and the 21st century. Stanford Center for International Development. Web. http://www.stanford.edu/group/siepr/cgi-bin/siepr/?q=system/files/shared/pubs/papers/pdf/SCID297.pdf

I. Education and Economic Growth

A. Macroeconomic Approaches to the Education-Economic Growth elation

i. Previous studies have shown that when there…… [Read More]

References

Carnoy, Martin. (2006). Working paper no. 297: Higher education and economic development: India, China, and the 21st century. Stanford Center for International Development. Web. http://www.stanford.edu/group/siepr/cgi-bin/siepr/?q=system/files/shared/pubs/papers/pdf/SCID297.pdf

Howe, Caroline. (2009). The Role of Education as a Tool for Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. Imperial College London. Web.  http://www.iccs.org.uk/wp-content/thesis/phd-howe,caroline09.pdf 

Lundvall, Bengt-Ake. (2007). Higher education, innovation and economic development. Department of Business Studies Aalborg University, Denmark. Web. http://dimaricerca.univpm.it/EconInno/Economics%20of%20innovation/BengtAkeLundvall_higher_educ.pdf
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Ismail & Hussain 2010 This

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udby (2005) specifically identifies organizational and generic difficulties that might be encountered as a part of the cultural disparity that exists between many non-native English speakers and the institutions wherein they earn advanced degrees, noting that it is far more than a simple linguistic barrier that makes the proper collation and presentation of research questions and data difficult for EFL and ESL students. Simple writing modules that emphasize theoretical underpinnings and practical techniques, and that incorporates other areas of academic knowledge and research as well, have proven especially effective in supporting ESL/EFL dissertation efforts and leading to greater clarity and reliability in the presentation of results and in the results and findings of ESL/EFL dissertations themselves (udby 2005). Though built on a single case study, the conclusions and recommendations made herein are also largely supported by previous and more general research (udby 2005).

eynolds 2005

This research compared language fluency…… [Read More]

References

Krase, E. (2007). "Maybe the communication between us was not enough": Inside a dysfunctional advisor/L2 advisee relationship." Journal of English for academic purposes 6(1), pp. 55-70.

Ismail, S. & Hussain, N. (2010). "Learning, re-learning and un-learning: our journey across the dissertation process: reflections of two student teachers. Reflective Practice 11(2), pp. 197-204.

Reynolds, D. (2005). "Linguistic correlates of second language literacy development: Evidence from middle-grade learner essays." Journal of second language writing 14(1), pp. 19-45.

Rudby, R. (2005). "A multi-thrust approach to fostering a research culture." ELT Journal 59(4), pp. 277-86.
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Work Disability in Small Firms Work Disability

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Work Disability in Small Firms

Work Disability Thesis Proposal

Is There a Problem? What is the Contribution?

ivermore, Whalen, Prenovitz, Aggarwal and Bardos (2011) explain how the connection between disability, work productivity and income benefits the whole society by reducing reliance on tax-funded support programs (p. 1). All of us have an interest in ensuring the most productivity from all workers, if stable employment for workers with disabilities frees up resources for other public or private endeavors, and turning tax consumers into tax payers will help reduce the burden for those who now pay. Given public perceptions of funding constraints and increased challenges to public services posed by an aging population majority, ensuring stable employment for everyone especially workers with disability grows more rather than less urgent over time. Even at current levels, ivermore et al. (2011) assert, "it is especially important for policymakers to have access to a wide…… [Read More]

Limitations

A major confound undermining many survey-based research claims is selection bias, where researchers impute generalizations from convenience samples without ensuring truly random selection. This study will sidestep that issue simply by avoiding claims of incidence, because copious such data already exist in general as Markesich (2008) and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (2011) demonstrate, even if those data do not speak to workers' productivity and satisfaction in precisely the category of interest between large and small firms and disability compared to workers without. Avoiding claims of prevalence will enhance focus on qualitative inquiry as to satisfaction and productivity given the qualification that those responses indicate perceptions or intent, like perceived job fit or intent to quit or search for different employment. Claims couched in terms of perception and ex-ante intent rather than as ex-post quantitative events, will avoid the type of subjectivity Hotchkiss (2002) e.g. finds underlying much of the research on incidence or causality.

Likewise reporting perceptions of ability, performance and satisfaction seeks to avoid confounding subjectivity of language but also of disclosure, because counting disability as only those conditions with medical documentation or real accommodation in the workplace, would omit workers with invisible disability they may have declined to report. That official definitions restricted by documentation and disclosure understate incidence of disability in the workplace is not only logically coherent, but becoming more recognized as a growing body of research demonstrates (e.g. Hotchkiss, 2002, pp. 8-13, or Kukla & Bond, 2012, p. 14). Kruse and Schur (2003), for example, raise plausible doubt about comparing statistics as definitions
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How Does Branding Affect Consumer Purchasing

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randing Affects the uying Decision

"How Does randing Affect Consumer Purchasing?." Using this research question, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each research method (qualitative and quantitative) within the scope of the proposed dissertation topic. Identify which method you will select (or state whether you will use a mixed methodology) and explain the reasons for your choice.

DA Qs 1 Answer

The marketing guru Philip Kotler perceives branding as a "name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers." It has also been adopted by the American Marketing Association. Michael Dunn, President and CEO, of Prophet, a strategic professional services firm in San Francisco, states that branding is just a defensive tool against market competition; but acts as "insulation against deteriorating economic conditions."

The essence of a brand is the base upon which the prosperity of the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Dash, M. a. (2010). Marketing Research An Applied Orientation.

Ormrod., P.D. (2010). Practical Research: Planning and Design, Eighth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.

Scroggins Westey A.'*, R.E. (2010). Research Challenges in Cross-cultural International Business: The Issue of Cross Cultural Construct Equivalency. Advances in Management .

SONIA WESCHE*, N.T. (2010). Challenges and Opportunities in Cross Cultural Geographic Inquiry. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 59-75.
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Comprehensive Analysis of Memory and Forgetting

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Memory and Forgetting: A Comprehensive Analysis

Memory loss is a huge problem in an aging population.

No substantive cure for memory loss.

Forgetfulness does not always accompany aging.

Different types of memory loss:

Forgetfulness

Dementia

Alzheimer's

Confusion

The memory impairment that comes with aging may be due to confusion as well as memory loss.

Memory loss and forgetfulness may be preventable.

There are a number of different approaches to reducing forgetfulness

Background music

Categorization

Control

Daily behavioral changes

The goal of the paper began as a meta-analysis of efforts aimed to reduce forgetfulness

Too many promising approaches to aiding memory impairment to engage in a traditional meta-analysis

Look at the theoretical overlap of different known approaches that may enhance or impair memory

F. Not engaging in a meta-analysis of a single therapy because single therapies do not have therapeutic efficacy.

G. Examine the hypothetical overlap between various treatment modalities

II.…… [Read More]

References

Bottiroli, S., Rosi, A., Russo, R., Vecchi, T. & Cavallini, E. 2014. 'The cognitive effects of listening to background music on older adults: processing speed improves with upbeat music, while memory seems to benefit from both upbeat and downbeat music.' Front Aging Neurosci, vol.6. pp. 284-. Available from: [November 11, 2014].

Cairney, S.A., Durrant, S.J., Jackson, R., & Lewis, P.A. 2014. 'Sleep spindles provide indirect support to the consolidation of emotional encoding contexts.' Neuropsychologia, vol. 63, pp. 285-92.

Cowan, N. (2008). What are the differences between long-term, short-term, and working memory? Prog Brain Res, 169, pp.323-338. doi: 10.1016/S0079-6123(07)00020-9

Lo, J.C., Dijk, D.J., & Groeger, J.A. 2014. 'Comparing the effects of nocturnal sleep and daytime napping on declarative memory consolidation. PLoS One, vol. 9, no. 9, e108100. Available from: . [4 November 2014].
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ERP Systems Challenges of Enterprise

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ole-based EP systems are critical for the siloed, highly inefficient architectures of legacy EP systems to be made more relevant, contribute greater financial performance, and lead to higher levels of overall customer satisfaction.

c. Purpose of the study

The purpose the study is evaluate how enterprises who adopt role-based EP system implementations are able to attain higher levels of financial and operations-based performance vs. those that rely on silo-based, more functionally defined EP structures. ole-based EP systems have been proven to lead to greater order accuracy, velocity and customer satisfaction as a result. The ability to gain greater visibility throughout supply chains, better manage pricing, discounts, implement and maintain contract management systems, and also deliver consistently high customer service have all been attributed to role-based EP systems. Conversely siloed EP systems that are managed strictly to functional areas have been shown to severely limit the ability of enterprises to be…… [Read More]

References

Aberdeen Research (2005) -- New Product Development: Profiting from Innovation. Aberdeen Research. Boston, MA. December 2005

Abrams and Andrews 2005, Management Update: Client Issues for Service-Oriented Business Applications, 2005. Gartner Group. 20 July 2005.

Aimi, G. (2005).- AMR Research (2005, October 25). Retailers Save Money by Controlling in-Bound Logistics. (Alert). Boston, MA

Akkermans, H., & van Helden, K. 2002. Vicious and virtuous cycles in ERP
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Preliminary Topic to Write About and to

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preliminary topic to write about, and to determine which faculty members are going to help guide the prospectus development (Thomas, 2009). The topic will come from the beginning investigation that is done by the writer of the dissertation, but will generally change and be refined as the prospectus and then the proposal are developed. The faculty members who are identified in the creation of the premise are also very important (Thomas, 2009). Their guidance will become significant to the dissertation from the very beginning all the way through the end, so it is not something that can or should be taken lightly. There are four parts to the dissertation premise. These are the title, approach, problem statement, and references (udestam & Newton, 2007). The sense of direction provided by the premise is very important, as it is necessary to show that the writer of the dissertation has the focus needed…… [Read More]

References

Thomas, G. (2009) Your research project. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Rudestam, K.E. & Newton, R.R. (2007) Surviving your dissertation. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
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Theoretical Pillars With the Current National Divorce

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Theoretical illars

With the current national divorce rate stubbornly at 50%, the phenomenon of single parenthood, notably single mothers, definitely isn't going anywhere. The single parents which are at the greatest disadvantage are those who are of a lower socioeconomic class, as they're unable to offer the best education, healthcare, basic provisions and other items to their children. They often work two jobs and don't get to spend enough times with their children, as current and past research reflects.

The ultimate focus of the research that this dissertation is centered around seeks to identify the most compelling and effective interventions which can minimize the likelihood of negative outcomes for high-risk children, such as those born to low-income single parents. For this reason, I have created an annotated bibliography that addresses this body of research. An example of a title for the literature review would be: Modulators of Child Development Outcomes…… [Read More]

Perlmutter, D. & . (2013). Thinking Beyond the Dissertation. Retrieved from wmich.edu:  http://wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u224/2013/psci-phd-beyond-dissertation_0.pdf 

Stavrovra, O., & Fetchenhauer, D. (2014). Single Parents, Unhappy Parents? Parenthood, Partnership, and the Cultural Normative Context. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Zaslow, M., & Emig, C. (1997). When Low-Income Mothers Go to Work. The Future of Children, 110-115.
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China Can Best Compete With

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In this situation, "compatibility problems" seems too vague a topic with which to work. The hypothesis would require a specific compatibility problem and study a different company in order to be valid. This will help to keep the dissertation manageable (Rockler-Gladen, 2007).

The fourth topic "The effect of bonus schemes on staff turnover rates in the countries in which my company operates" would, more or less, be valid. The country or countries should be specified. Otherwise, with a proper methodology developed, a hypothesis could be developed and tested, making this a valid dissertation topic. The topic is easily quantifiable and can be researched. The issue is contemporary and relevant both to academia and to industry. There will also be literature that can help to support the dissertation. Therefore, it meets the criteria of an acceptable dissertation topic.

The fifth topic, "An appraisal of Microsoft Office compared with its competitors" would…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Moore, B. (2009). Choosing a dissertation topic. EZine. Retrieved May 7, 2010 from http://ezinearticles.com/?Choosing-a-Dissertation-Topic&id=3055325

Rockler-Gladen, N. (2007). Dissertation and thesis topics. Suite101. Retrieved May 7, 2010 from http://graduate-schools.suite101.com/article.cfm/dissertation_and_thesis_topics
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Mcdonald's Integrated Marketing Campaign This Paper Is

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McDonald's Integrated Marketing Campaign

This paper is divided into two distinct sections. The first chapter is based on literature reviews of various scholarly works that are related to the topic of integrated marketing campaign that are also relevant to the McDonald marketing campaign that was created to celebrate the inherent democracy of the McDonald's brand. The first chapter is further divided into three parts; the first section mainly focus on advertising in general and then specifically into fast food advertising. The second section in literature review is based on new media as a marketing communication tool and lastly, in the same chapter different aspects of marketing campaign will also be analyzed. The second chapter is a personal reflection on the experience and lessons learnt by the student while preparing the dissertation.

Table of Content

CHAPTE ONE: Literature review

Introduction

Section one:

Advertising

Advertising theories

Types of advertising

1.2.1 Digital advertising…… [Read More]

References

Ben H., (2005): "4udible revolution," The Guardian,

Berry, R. (2006). Will the iPod kill the radio star? Profiling podcasting as radio. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 12(2), 143.

Brownell, K.D., & Horgen, K.B. (2004); Food fight: The inside story of the food industry, America's obesity crisis, and what we can do about it. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Blanchard, O., (2008) Macroeconomics. Harlow: Pearson Education
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Dedicated to Furthering the Ever-Growing

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Literature reviews are necessary to ensure that the proposed research to be undertaken in the dissertation does not simply repeat already-existing information, but rather attempts to expand upon it or test it in a new manner and from a different perspective (White 2000). Such reviews can also help to illuminate specific knowledge gaps or points of controversy in the current knowledge regarding a specific issue, allowing for a more focused and thus a more efficient and more likely effective dissertation and proposal (White 2000, pp. 81-3).

All of this preliminary research is necessary simply to develop and deliver an effective research proposal, and though it is essential for this purpose and for providing background information on the primary research to be undertaken upon approval of the proposal, it cannot provide the level of detail and explicit applicability that the primary data collected through direct research methods can. New knowledge will…… [Read More]

Reference

White, Brian. (2000). Dissertation skills for business and management students. New York: Thomson.
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Dr King Plagarism the Case

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The question surrounding Dr. King's plagiarism is how it affects other researchers "Martin Luther King's Plagarism: Moral Issues for Researchers." Carlson has been criticized for his role in the controversy as well. hen Kings plagiarism was discovered, Carlson did not act quickly enough according to some critics. However, it might be that Carlson understood the gravity of the discovery and wanted to make sure before he released it to the public. Carlson knew that his discoveries would harm the image of a national icon. Therefore, one cannot agree with curtains critics on this point. It appear that he was just being cautious about his own work. Carlson stated that the reason for his slow disclosure was that he was afraid that the information would reach the press and that they would sensationalize it, and he was correct about this assumption, in the end. The discovery of the King plagiarism was…… [Read More]

Works Cited

"Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King." New York Times, October 11, 1991. p15.

Carlson, Clayborne. Documenting Martin Luther King's Importance -- and is Flaws. Chronicle of Higher Education, January 16, 1991. Vol. 37 Issue 18, p. A52, 1. p, 1

DePalms, a. Plagiarism Seen by Scholars in King's Ph.D. Dissertation. New York Times,

November 10, 1990, p1.
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Stay Motivated' Over the Course of a

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stay motivated' over the course of a long and involved research project. The main questions I face are finding an adequately-sized population of individuals to study who are willing and able (logistically and emotionally) to participate in my research project on the effects of human trafficking. Once I have my test population I believe that my assurance and comfort level about completing the dissertation will be greater. However, even then additional and unexpected ethical concerns may arise regarding the emotional health of the population I am studying; the need for appropriate cultural sensitivity, and translation questions. Once these areas are resolved then I will feel I will be able to select my committee and chair to complete my prospectus.

My interest level in and passion for the subject remains high: after researching the pervasiveness of human trafficking I feel more motivated than ever to ensure that the voices of women…… [Read More]

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Qsr the Quick Service Industry

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9% to 734 units (Khun, 2009)

Additionally, James Moss, of Curzon Investment Property, has commented (Khun, 2009) that Dominos and Subway have been successful in the UK market as a result of their franchise models that are almost recession proof. In addition many investors (who want to own a franchise) have found these two chains to be exceptional investments. Additionally, many "Britons are also shunning posh business lunches and choosing instead to head to Eat or Pret for a sandwich (Khun, 2009,9)." The report also explains that "Independent operators (with fewer than five outlets) have increased their market share by 2.2% across the UK's top 10 cities to further fuel the feeling that many high streets are turning England into 'fried chicken Britain'(Khun, 2009,9)." The following chart illustrates the most popular cities for Fast Food in the UK.

Number of Fast Food Restaurants by City

London (central) (847 outlets)

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Works Cited

"About the Company." Available at: http://www.pret.com/us/about_our_company/about.htm [Accessed 11 August 2011].

Business: Junior fat; obesity and advertising. 2005. The Economist, 377(8457), 68-58-61. R

Jones, P.; Hillier, D., Shears, P.,Clarke-Hill, C. 2002 . Customer perceptions of services brands: A case study of the three major fast food retailers in the UKManagement Research Review25. 6/7: 41-49

Kuhn, K 2009. UK's fast food sector is up 8%. Caterer & Hotelkeeper199. 4605 (Nov 27-Dec 3, 2009): 9
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Precipitating Events Leading to Voluntary

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While triangulation helps improve the dependability and the trustworthiness of the data, qualitative research findings are frequently difficult to transfer to other settings (Neuman, 2003).

2.

Author-identified limitations, implications, and recommendations

a.

Limitations of the study. Qualitative researchers are faced with some formidable limitations, and Von Hagel does a credible job in identifying these. Among the potential limitations cited by Von Hagel were the potential for dishonest replies by the interviewees and the potential for response bias which he explained in detail. The author, though, failed to change the future tense of his "limitations" section which appears to be taken from his proposal for the study (this did not substantively affect the content of this section).

b.

Implications of the study. The analysis of the qualitative data that emerged from the interviews identified previously unknown precipitating events that compelled IT professionals to leave their jobs for better opportunities elsewhere. Given…… [Read More]

References

Creswell, J.W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Sage Publications

Darlington, Y., & Scott, D. (2002). Qualitative research in practice: Stories from the field. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Iorio, S.H. (2004). Qualitative research in journalism: Taking it to the streets. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Miles, M.B. & Huberman, A.M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook
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Big Project Despite All the

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Instead of fluffing about just thinking and woying about it as I did initially, I actually set off to detemine the compaative pos and cons in each option that I had, evaluating the consequences of each of my options thus helping me to make moe infomed decisions quickly. This is a habit that I intend to continue pacticing.

Tadition vs. The infiltation of newly acquied technology: Many people still believe, despite that the intenet has been looming as it has fo a decade and that cedit violations ae taced and nullified moe pomptly than eve befoe in human histoy, people ae still leey. And undestandably so. But many people uphold such an absolute though unfounded egad towad itual, tadition, and histoical convention that they automatically discount anything new. I honestly fist hand see people aound me that "cut off thei noses despite thei faces" so fequently that they pose thei…… [Read More]

references for different brand names; different sizes available for different customers; brand commitment or brand loyalty; likewise, past experiences which may taint a preference one way or the other, etc. On the other hand, product assortment, pricing, promotion, and targeting strategies are what vary between these two methods. Whether in regard to online shopping or retail shopping, these factors are constant. In concern to each breed of shopper herein, taking all these factors into account, however, I ultimately believe that nothing is set in stone, and that a whole new entity could redirect everything tomorrow.
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Consumers' Perspectives What Criteria Influence

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Fo instance, appoximately 33 pe cent of Thailand's wate souces ae categoized as having poo quality and the phenomenon is consideed a seious envionment poblem. Moeove, Thailand is anked among the last Asian counties based on amounts of fesh wate available pe capita (WWF, 2010).

In this context, the Thai govenment and the Thai people have commenced to pay moe attention to the effect of the envionmental poblems, as well as to the adjacent economics of the poblem. People make an effot to buy poducts which ae envionmentally hamless and, though them, to minimize the negative envionmental implications of consumption. A fist effot in this diection was the intoduction of the Thai Geen Label Scheme in 1993 and its fomal launch one yea late (Geen Label Thailand, 2010). In shot, the scheme suppots the development of the geen poducts secto by intoducing infomation fo consumes and standads fo businesses. Moe…… [Read More]

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Grankvist, G., Lekedal, H., and Marmendal, M. (2007) 'Values and eco- and fair-trade labeled products.' Journal of British food 109, (2)

Green Label Thailand (2010) 'Thai Green Labal Scheme'. [online] available from [13 July 2010]

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Gurau, C., and Ranchhod, A. (2005) 'International Green Marketing: A comparative study of British and Romanian firm.' Journal of International Marketing Review 22, (5) 547-561
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Black Church the Redemptive Role

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It will use historical evidence to examine the role of the church is a spiritual entity. It will examine the role of the church as a political entity throughout changing political landscapes. It will explore the role of the church as a social service provider with regards to the importance of this role in helping black people to redeem themselves in light of historical cultural atrocities that they have faced.

esearch Questions

In order to examine that topics of interest un this research study the following research questions be addressed.

1. How has the black church served as redemptive force in helping the black people to heal?

2. What factors served as a redemptive force in helping the image of black people in the black church to improve?

3. How has a black church helped black communities to regain and maintain their self-sufficiency?

4. How has the black church served…… [Read More]

References

Primary Sources

Aaron. (1845), the Light and Truth of Slavery. Aaron's History: Electronic Edition. Retrieved June 19, 2010 from  http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/aaron/aaron.html#p6 

Adams, John Quincy. (1872). Narrative of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Retrieved June 19,

2010 from  http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/adams/adams.html#adams6
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Tim Randall Social Media Including

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The provision of statistical data throughout the literature review underscores the author's understanding that social media is not an amorphous concept, but rather it must be categorically analyzed for its unique applications. Befitting a thesis on investment returns of social media the literature review provides a through basis of content examination.

Theoretical Foundation

rainger's use of literature extends beyond the broad questions of social media and encompasses specific academic scholarship pursuant to understanding the medium's usage and utility. The author expertly identifies "five distinct research themes" (rainger, J. 2010) which connect back to the broad mission of the thesis. Analyzing areas of: consumer capacity, corporate capacity, word of mouth marketing, corporate resource allocation, and investment return analytics; the author provides substantive academic research on these matters. Indicative of a strong dissertation the author relies on both quantitative and qualitative research to define their objectives. A quintessential example of this authorship…… [Read More]

Grainger's use of literature extends beyond the broad questions of social media and encompasses specific academic scholarship pursuant to understanding the medium's usage and utility. The author expertly identifies "five distinct research themes" (Grainger, J. 2010) which connect back to the broad mission of the thesis. Analyzing areas of: consumer capacity, corporate capacity, word of mouth marketing, corporate resource allocation, and investment return analytics; the author provides substantive academic research on these matters. Indicative of a strong dissertation the author relies on both quantitative and qualitative research to define their objectives. A quintessential example of this authorship is the elucidation of social media usage by Corporate America. In this section specific quantitative measures are provided in the form of statistical content on barriers to corporate usage. Yet the striking use of qualitative analysis is the defining point of the theoretical foundation; none more so then the concomitant section on blogging as a social media tool. The description of the working families Wal-Mart blog allows the author to connect practical applications to the larger questions of social media advancement.

Relevance of Literature to Research Question

Social media as a dissertation topic is particularly tricky because of its inherent nature as a dynamic change element. Succinctly, the constant evolution of social media is its defining characteristic, and attempting to explain its role is the academic equivalent of nailing Jell-O to the wall. Yet,
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Role of Sound as an Element of

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ROLE OF SOUND AS AN ELEMENT OF GUEST SATISFACTION WITHIN TH E. EVENT INDUSTRY

A SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

The field of event management recognizes that events are more than the featured action; they encompass the sum total of the experiences that the customers and employees experience while at that event. Therefore, while there might be a limited number of purposes for an event, the different variables that contribute to an event mean that there are an infinite number of ways that an event can occur. One of the emerging ideas in event management is the idea that these secondary characteristics can contribute as much to the event as the actual purpose. Moreover, successful event managers have to be aware of the competition that occurs because of these secondary characteristics. The environment of an event is often referred as the Servicescape. One part of the Servicescape is the sound of an event.…… [Read More]

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School of Engineering and Design

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The last century has seen an increase in the level of international purchases which has been supported by the developments in transportation and technology. Goods can move faster than before with developments in logistics. The negotiation and forming contracts for purchase with companies and communicate with potential suppliers in distant countries is also easier than in the past with the internet and tools such as video conferencing and emails. This facilitates the use of international suppliers. However, other firms may choose local suppliers believing strategy will best suit their needs. Local suppliers may be able to provide where there is an increase in the transparency of the supply chain, less exposure to risks such as interruption and exchange rate risks and proximity may allow closer collaborative relationships to develop. Both procurement strategies are viable, to assess the advantages associated with each approach the procurement from international and local suppliers can…… [Read More]

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"Automotive Industry Trends Affecting Component Suppliers.' (2005). International Labour Review, vol. 144, no. 1, pp. 130-133.

Borrus, M., Ernst, D. & Haggard, S. (2001). International Production Networks in Asia: Rivalry or Riches. London: Routledge.

Burton, S., & Steane, P. (2004). Surviving Your Thesis. New York: Routledge.
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Tesl Pedagogy The Purpose of

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However this research fails to focus on the outcomes of this particular teaching method. For instance, the existing research does not reveal conversational abilities, level of comprehension or whether or not the learner is able to read and write English proficiently. All of these issues are relevant to understanding the success of teaching ESL online. A better understanding of the failure and/or success rates of online learning when compared to traditional teaching methods is needed so that instructors and administrators know whether or not they want to utilize online learning as a curriculum tool.

Methodology

For the purposes of carrying out this type of research, the researcher must seek out institutions of learning that currently use online language learning to teach English as a second language. A decision must be made concerning whether or not the research will focus on adult learners or young learners. Once this decision is made,…… [Read More]

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Campbell, a.P. (2003). Web logs for use with ESL classes. The Internet TESL Journal, IX (2). Retrieved from http://iteslj.org / Techniques/Campbell-Web logs.html

Coburn J. (2010) Teaching Oral English Online - Through Skype (VOIP). Retrieved from http://www.adno.no/index.php/adno/article/view/109/133

Dekhinet R. (2008) Online enhanced corrective feedback for ESL learners in higher education. Computer Assisted Language Learning 21 (5), 409 -- 425

Ferris, D., Hedgcock, J. (2005) Teaching ESL composition: purpose, process, and practice
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Systematic Review of Effectiveness of Group-Based Antenatal Education Programs

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Antenatal Education Systematic Review

Antenatal education pogamms

In pegnant women, how does goup antenatal education compae to no antenatal education o individual antenatal education fo impoving outcomes of childbith and paenting?

In pegnant women, how does goup antenatal education compae to no antenatal education o individual antenatal education fo impoving outcomes of childbith and paenting?

Antenatal education pogams ae key in impoving matenal health all ove the wold. They have been widely embaced in most developed counties whee antenatal education pogams ae outinely povided as pat of antenatal cae. They ae associated with benefit such as inceased knowledge of labo and childbith, paent-child attachment, educed anxiety and depession, and inceased knowledge of paenthood. They often involve seveal scheduled sessions with a facilitato o cae povide (often a tained patient educato, midwife, o geneal pactitione) that last about 1 -- 2 hous and focus on diffeent aspects of labo, childbith, and…… [Read More]

references in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Women's Health Care, 2.

PERROW, F. 2004. Investing in teenage parents: what maternity services can do. RCM Midwives, 7, 250-1.

PUP PROGRAM. 2014. Parents Under Pressure Program [Online]. Available: http://www.pupprogram.net.au / [Accessed Aug 1st 2014].

REDMAN, S., OAK, S., BOOTH, P., JENSEN, J. & SAXTON, A. 1991. Evaluation of an antenatal education programme: characteristics of attenders, changes in knowledge and satisfaction of participants. Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol, 31, 310-6.

RENKERT, S. & NUTBEAM, D. 2001. Opportunities to improve maternal health literacy through antenatal education: an exploratory study. Health Promot Int, 16, 381-8.
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XML Latest Changes Are in

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The implications of security payloads and overheads on the performance of optimized XML networks (Choi, Wong, 2009) are inherent in the continual design of XML standards and protocols attempting to compress these elements and optimize their performance. The integration of security into Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is having a minimal impact on overall performance of XML networks overall, as the features in this standard are compressed (Piechocki, Felden, Graning, Debreceny, 2009). Compression is also specifically used with the XML key management specification to increase performance (Ekelhart, Fenz, Goluch, Steinkellner, Weippl, 2008). Compression algorithms are used for shrinking the contents of data containers, packets and messages so they are more compact, which increases transmission speed and accuracy. The development and continual support for XML within Web Services has transformed transactional workflows from being simplistic to be multifaceted, supporting the development of trading networks (Kangasharju, Lindholm, Tarkoma, 2008). As a result of…… [Read More]

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Technology Has Evolved a Great

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Again, Mc Donald's has managed to deal with competitive threats posed by both these market players due to the fact that the prices that Burger King, Starbucks and Costa Coffee charge are much higher than that charged by Mc Donald's. The primary reason behind higher prices of Costa Coffee and Starbucks is the fact that their target market is much stronger and niche as compared to that of Mc Donald's. The recent economic crunch however, has benefitted Mc Donald's as many people who prefer sophisticated ambience, due to their lower purchasing power and increased inflationary pressures now prefer Mc Donald's over the likes of Starbucks and Costa Coffee. As a result, Mc Donald's is the strongest market player in the Global region today.

Mc Donald's target market includes all the people who travel for leisure and/or business purposes and prefer to have a luxurious accommodation. The cafe provides best possible…… [Read More]

References

Afuah, A. 2009, Strategic innovation: new game strategies for competitive advantage. UK,

Taylor & Francis.

Akhter, S 2003, Strategic planning, hyper competition, and knowledge management. Business Horizons.

Black, J. (2004). Integrated Marketing Communications. College and University, 80(1), 53+. Retrieved September 2, 2011, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5045074006
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Traditional Project Proposal Which Can Range From

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traditional project proposal which can range from a few pages to more than a hundred depending on the individual institutional requirements and focus of the study. For instance, Mauch and Park (2005) report that, "The proposal is sometimes called an overview or a concept paper. Operationally, the terms seem to mean the same" (p. 97). Irrespective of what it is called, a concept paper provides the foundation for proceeding with the larger dissertation, including what will be investigated, how it will be studied and why the subject is of interest to the researcher (Mauch & Park, 2005). Typical components in a concept paper include a problem statement, the significance or importance of the study, the rationale for the study and so forth (Mauch & Park, 2005).

In the field of information systems, the range of topics spans the continuum from human-computer interface to emerging technologies that will inevitably achieve true…… [Read More]

References

Mauch, J.E. & Park. N. (2003). Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation: A handbook for students and faculty. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Schumacker, R.E. & Akers, A. (2001). Understanding statistical concepts using S-Plus.

Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Schwab, D.P. (2005). Research methods for organizational studies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence
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Opportunity Exists for the Company

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The business cultue of the United Kingdom is chaacteized by the value of fee economy and pivate popety (Rendtoff, 2009). At anothe level, it is maked by a desie to manage wok and life issues. The employees in Bitish oganizations have long been maked out fo thei elatively leisuely pace of wok and thei pioity fo elationship issues ove wok elated issues. Compaed with thei Ameican countepats, employees in UK companies demonstate a less aggessive wok ethic and seek to maintain a low pofile. Display of wealth and pesonality taits is geneally discouaged in Bitish society because a highe emphasis is placed on undestatement and social modesty. Business manages typically demonstate a patenalistic elationship which is also appeciated by thei subodinates. Bypassing one's supeio is disappoved in Bitish oganizational cultue (Giffin & Moohead, 2011). At the same time, employees in UK companies enjoy geate autonomy than employees in India o…… [Read More]

references with Regard to Compensation Criteria in the State-Owned Sector in China. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (9), p.1986-2010.

Yu, T. (2011) Bureaucratic Hierarchy vs. Feudal hierarchy: A Study on the Organizational Culture of China's SOEs. International Journal of Business and Management, 6 (2), p.139-146.

Zhang, H. (2003) Advances of Psychological Science in China. International Journal of Psychology, 38 (5), p.328.

Zhang, Z. & Jia, M. (2010). Using Social Exchange Theory to Predict the Effects of High-Performance Human Resource Practices on Corporate Entrepreneurship: Evidence from China. Human Resource Management, 49 (4), p.743-765.
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Preferences in Learning Between American

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The trainer will then focus on the steps to be taken to develop new skills. For example, if the trainer wants to talk about motivating, leading, negotiating, selling or speaking, it is best to start with what the learners do well before showing some chart on Maslow's theory, Posner's leadership practices, or selling skills from some standard package that has been develop elsewhere. Many foreign trainers make grave errors because they do not consider the values and beliefs of the trainee's culture. Training must make a fit with the culture of those being trained, including the material being taught, as well as the methods being used (Schermerhorn, 1994).

Abu-Doleh (1996) reports that Al-Faleh (1987), in his study of the culture influences on management development, asserts that "a country's culture has a great influence on the individual and managerial climate, on organizational behaviour, and ultimately on the types of management development…… [Read More]

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Business From the Largest Enterprise

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Social media forces those who use traditional marketing and advertising to re-evaluate their business models and techniques.

Despite such rave reviews regarding the use of social networking as a marketing platform, many companies have not readjusted their strategies to incorporate such elements into their execution of marketing techniques. his means missed opportunities and cost savings. Even worse, many SMEs are continuing to spend too much money on the execution of traditional advertising, which is essentially limiting their ability to compete with larger businesses. his creates a situation where marketentry barriers are high, as are the potential failure rates for many new start-ups and small businesses around the country.

Viral marketing affects customers' brand consciousness, information purchase behavior, purchase actions, postpurchase conversations, and assessments (Mangold & Faulds, 2009; Palka, Pousttchi, & Wiedemann, 2009). he use of social media is not devoid of issues, not least of which is that it allows…… [Read More]

The AMA defines traditional marketing, " as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large (Pride & Ferrell, 2011, p.4) Limitation and Delimitation

The primary limitation of this study concerns its strict reliance on secondary resources. In this regard, Dennis & Harris (20o2) pointed out, "Finding the information needed to answer a particular research question from secondary data avoids the need to spend time and money on primary research, but the likelihood of an ideal match is remote" (p. 39). Notwithstanding this sole limitation, the study's design and research question were deemed viable.

The advantages of social networking are located in the capability of companies to communicate with clients as observed by the anticipation of the drive in the direction of consumer value or relationship marketing (Ravald & Gronroos, 1996; Woodruff, 1997). To increase their capability of understanding the advantages that come from social networking, organizations will have to plan ways to create connections that strengthen consumer commitment (Ravald & Gronroos, 1996). This involves an awareness of the difficulties and outcomes of utilizing cellular social networking to guide as well as to inform strategic planning. As the growth and development of e-business has motivated more managerial competence in SMEs' planning as well as in the implementation of it, the actual strategizing capabilities of SMEs continue to be proportionally lower in comparison with that of bigger companies (Dyerson, Harindranath, & Barnes, 2009). E-business endeavors are not usually viewed as strategically practical or desirable in spite of their effective utilization of the Internet for elementary tasks such as e-mail
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Cyprus Problem Ancient History Establishment of the

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Cyprus Problem

Ancient History

Establishment of the epublic of Cyprus

Intercommunal Conflict

Establishment of the UNFICYP

Turkey Bombs Cyprus

Turkey ejects UN s Mediator on Solution of Cyprus Problem

New ound of Intercommunal Talks

Military Junta Takes Over in Greece

Kofinou Crisis

einforced Talks with Constitutional Experts

Formation of the EOKA B. And Civil Strife

Junta Coup d'Etat and Turkish Invasion

The Aftermath

estoration of Communal Order

Great Britain

Greece

Turkey

Greek Cypriots

Turkish Cypriots

Sovereignty

EU and the Cypress Problem

Struggle for Justice and Compromise

Where Should the Solution Line be Drawn?

POLICY IMPLICATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

EFEENCES

SUMMAY

Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean which has been at the heart of a dispute since 1963. In 1960, the island was given freedom from British control, but since then there has been very little time that has not been plagued by some form of unrest. Since there are two distinct…… [Read More]

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Australian Hellenic Council. (2009). Cyprus. Retrieved from http://www.helleniccouncil.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i'd=99&Itemid=81

Ayres, R. (1996). European integration: The case of Cyprus. Cyprus Review, 8(1), 39- 62.

Baier-Allen, S. (1999). Looking into the future of Cyprus: EU relations. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
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Commodity Investing Are There Potential Risk Reduction

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Commodity Investing

Are there potential risk reduction and diversification opportunities in adding commodities to a Norwegian investor's asset portfolio?

ecent global economic turmoil has inspired investors all over the globe to look for ways to protect their portfolios and to continue to make them grow despite a weak economy. Investments in commodities have been suggested as a solid hedge against future turmoil in the markets. The question is whether this is good advice or not for investors of all types and operating in different home economies. It is difficult to make a suggestion that will work for every investor and in all parts of the world. Therefore, the potential for commodity investing as a hedge against future instability is a question that must be answered for every country in the world on an individual investor basis. This research will explore whether commodity futures can be added to the portfolios of…… [Read More]

References

Bahattin, A. Haigh, M. And Robe, M. 2010. Commodities and Equities: Ever a "Market of One"? The Journal of Investments, Winter 2010, pp. 76-95.

Batten, J., Ciner, C. And Lucey, B. 2010 . The Macroeconomic Determinants of Volatility in Precious Metals Markets. Resources Policy . 35, pp. 65 -- 71.

Bodie, Z. And Rosansky, V. 1980. Risk and Return in Commodity Futures. Financial Analysts

Journal. May-June 1980. pp.27-39.
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Does the Fisher Ury Model Work

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Negotiation Skills

A High Impact Negotiations Model: An Answer to the Limitations of the Fisher, Ury Model of Principled Negotiations

This study aims to discover the ways in which blocked negotiations can be overcome by testing the Fisher, Ury model of principled negotiation against one of the researcher's own devising, crafted after studying thousands of negotiation trainees from over 100 multinational corporations on 5 continents. It attempts to discern universal applications of tools, skills, and verbal and non-verbal communication techniques that may assist the negotiator in closing deals with what have been "traditionally" perceived as "difficult people." This study concludes that there are no such "difficult people," but rather only unprepared negotiators. The study takes a phenomenological approach to negotiations, with the researcher immersing himself in the world of negotiation training from 2012-14, for several major multinational corporations, intuiting the failings of the negotiators with whom he comes in contact,…… [Read More]

References

Allred, K., Mallozzi, J., Matsui, F., Raia, C. (1997). The influence of anger and compassion on negotiation performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 70(3): 175-187.

Andonova, E., Taylor, H. (2012). Nodding in dis/agreement: a tale of two cultures.

Cognitive Process, 13(Suppl 1): S79-S82.

Aristotle. (1889). The Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle. (Trans R.W. Browne).
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Oil and Gas Industry in

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A large body of literature has treated many different aspects of these influences on Asia, Europe and the United States (Busser & Sadoi, 2003). The importance of the study relates to the current trends taking place in Libya where aggressive steps have been taken in recent years to normalize relations with the international community. For example, Libya opened up its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction to international scrutiny and renounced terrorism as a political tool (Libya, 2010). Moreover, the country's political leadership has been equally forthcoming in its efforts to normalize their relations with Western nations since 2003 (Libya, 2010). More recently, Libya has been removed from the U.S. State Department's list of states that sponsor terrorism in 2006 and in 2008, Libya joined the United Nations as a nonpermanent member on the UN Security Council during the 2008-2009 term (Libya, 2010).

Other signs that clearly point to…… [Read More]

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Al-Waha Oil Company overview. (2010). Al-Waha Oil Company. Retrieved from http://www.

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Announcement of oil discovery. (2010, July). National Oil Corporation. Retrieved from http://en.noclibya.com.ly/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1423&
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Female Criminality Yes I Do Agree With

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Female Criminality

Yes, I do agree with the criminological theories about female criminality in Dr. Seabrook's dissertation chapter 2. Seabrook's theories require a theoretical, social, and historical context before understanding them or evaluating their efficacy. Seabrook does a solid job of providing a theoretical history of female criminality. Significantly, Seabrook notes the overwhelming presence of male-based theories and the lack of female consideration across many relevant disciplines. Seabrook eventually argues that theories of female criminality cannot exist in a world dominated by male-based theories and data collected from only males. In order for theories of female criminality to flourish and to prove valuable, there are balances that must be achieved in greater society. For hundreds of years women have been considered to be too physically weak and too weak-minded to sustain a criminal career. Sexism and misogyny in areas of education, medicine, psychology, sociology, criminology and other areas have stunted…… [Read More]

References:

DeLisi, M. (2002) Not Just a Boy's Club: An Empirical Assessment of Female Career Criminals. Women & Criminal Justice, 13(4), 27 -- 36.

Ogle, R.S., Maier-Katkin, D., & Bernard, T.J. (1995) Criminology, 33(2), 173 -- 194.

Small, K. (2000) Female Crime in the United States, 1963 -- 1998: An Update. Gender Issues, Summer, 75 -- 90.

Steffensmeier, D., & Allan, E. (1996) Gender and Crime: Toward a Gendered Theory of Female Offending. Annual Review of Sociology, 22, 459 -- 487.
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Influx of Money Impact Hospitality Sector in

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Influx of Money Impact Hospitality Sector in Brazil

how influx of money impact brazil'S HOSPITALITY SECTO

How Money Influx from World Cup 2014 Impact Brazil's Hospitality Sector

How Money Influx from World Cup 2014 Impact Brazil's Hospitality Sector

Action plan

The literature review seeks to scrutinize and evaluate the probable effects of the influx of money from 2014 World Cup in Brazil in relation to growth and development of the country's hospitality industry (Jones 2012). Since the major declaration (October 2007) by FIFA that Brazil shall be hosting the biggest world event, the hospitality sector has embarked on building new hotels, bistros, and lodges. The sector has also stepped up efforts to renovate existing facilities ahead of the tournament slated for June 2014. Although preparations are still underway, an influx of visitors and money is inevitable with considerable accommodation bookings reported across the country (Jones 2012).

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Burt, J. (2012, May 25). Boys staying in brazil. The Daily Telegraph.

Davis, J.A. (2012). The Olympic Games Effect: How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands.

Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons

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Developing the Review of the Literature

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gifted middle school students and the efficacy of the instruction provided by their teachers is entitled A synthesis of research on psychological types of gifted adolescents, which was written by Ugur Sak. One of the particular benefits of this article was the many recommendations directly related to instruction of gifted students which was offered based upon the findings of the studies conducted, which were synthesized results of 14 studies that had been coded with 19 different samples. In total, there were 5,723 gifted participants in middle and high school that were evaluated for personality types and inherent proclivities inherent within them based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. One of the potential gaps in this type of population sample can be attributed to the fact that since the studies were synthesized and came from published articles, books technical reports and unpublished dissertations, there may have been unforeseen variables in their results…… [Read More]

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Brighton, C., Hertberg, H., Moon, T., Tomlinson, C., Callahan, C. (2005). The feasibility of high-end learning in a diverse middle school. National Research Center of the Gifted and Talented. Retrieve from http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/reports/rm05210/rm05210.pdf

Callahan, C., Tomlinson, C., Hunsaker, S., Bland, L., Moon, T. (1995). Instruments and evaluation designs used in gifted programs. National Research Center of the Gifted And Talented. Retrieved from http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/reports/rm95132/rm95132.pdf

Callahan, C., Hunsaker, S., Adams, C., Moore, S., Bland, L. (1995). Instruments used in the identification of gifted and talented students. National Research Center of the Gifted and Talented. Retrieved from http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/reports/rm95130/rm95130.pdf

Sak, U. (2004). A synthesis of research on psychological types of gifted adolescents. The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education 15 (2) 70-79. Retrieved from http://www.sengifted.org/articles_social/Sak_SynthesisOfResearchOnPsychologicalTypes.shtml
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Convergence Since 2002 the Financial

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1-6 Summary

The accounting convergence project of the FASB and IASB has proceeded slowly, despite a new deadline of 2014 from the SEC. There remain several key issues that are bogging down the conversion process. This dissertation will outline where American public companies stand on this issue. It will attempt to ascertain how much they understand about the convergence process and how prepared they are for full conversion to international financial reporting standards.

orks Cited:

AICPA. (2010). IFRS primer for audit committees. AICPA. In possession of the author.

American Bar Association (2010) Program: International financial reporting standards: Implications of accounting convergence for business lawyers. American Bar Association. Retrieved November 2, 2011 from http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/business_law_today/buslaw_blt_content_2010_11_0005.pdf.

Barth, M., Landsman, ., Lang, M. & illiams, C. (2011). Are IFRS-based and U.S. GAAP-based accounting amounts comparable? Stanford University orking Paper No. 78.

Bratton, . (2011). Heedless globalism: The SEC's roadmap to accounting convergence. University of…… [Read More]

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AICPA. (2010). IFRS primer for audit committees. AICPA. In possession of the author.

American Bar Association (2010) Program: International financial reporting standards: Implications of accounting convergence for business lawyers. American Bar Association. Retrieved November 2, 2011 from http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/business_law_today/buslaw_blt_content_2010_11_0005.pdf.

Barth, M., Landsman, W., Lang, M. & Williams, C. (2011). Are IFRS-based and U.S. GAAP-based accounting amounts comparable? Stanford University Working Paper No. 78.

Bratton, W. (2011). Heedless globalism: The SEC's roadmap to accounting convergence. University of Cincinnati Law Review. Vol. 79 (2) 470-498.
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Understanding Literary Development With Social Media

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changing because of advances in technology. How we communicate with each other has changed dramatically with the implementation of powerful and popular social media platforms, like Facebook. Today, both teams and adults spend a surprising amount of time on the social media sites. The question here is whether or not such activities can actually be a positive potential in regards to the growth of literacy and language development.

Social media is a trend that is only continuing to grow. It is used by most adolescents and young adults, who are still rolling in terms of their literacy and reading skills. This current dissertation aims to explore how we use and prevalence of social media can actually assist in developing literacy skills. As teenagers and young adults spend so much time on social media sites like Facebook, they are bombarded with visual and textual material. The current research was aiming to…… [Read More]

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Ronda, Natalia Sinitskaya. (2011). Facing the Facebook challenge: Designing online social networking environments for literacy development. Graduate Programme in Language, Culture, and Teaching. York University.
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Workers With in Small Firms Chapter I

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Workers With in Small Firms

Chapter I outlines the problems this research aims to address, namely an information gap that may, if filled, enhance employment for potential and existing workers with disabilities. This chapter defines the problem background, purpose of research, theoretical framework through which conclusions will be drawn from survey data gathered in the field, the research questions the survey instrument seeks to answer, the definition of terms those questions employ and limits and delimitations of the intended research. Once those parameters are outlined, the claim this argument attempts to support, that closing a gap in information describing satisfaction and productivity for workers with disability in small firms below conventional definitions of 500 workers or less may improve employment for a historically marginalized population, leads to conclusions that thus inform the subsequent methodological and analytical chapters.

Problem Background: The Uncashed 'Triple Paycheck'

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Community Survey (ACS). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics (StatsRRTC). Retrieved Jun 11, 2012 from www.disabilitystatistics.org
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Logistic and Supply Chain Management

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Salee Company Limited suffers this setback. Therefore, it should align itself in a position to maximize profits by looking in to the ways of reducing the loss. Mr. Somsak Pruksawan of the Salee Industry Public Company Limited admits that every organization, large or small businesses suffers various types of obstacle when performing businesses. Their problem is the management of the waste and the plastic defects. The management of the company notes that the company faces various difficulties. These problems range from the upstream of supply chain processes to the end customers or the consumers of their products. The material cost varies with the mass of material that that facilitates the process and the price unit of that material. The heaviness of material is vividly a result of the proportion volume and material density. However, the fraction's maximum wall widths play a role (Lindsay, 2010, p.57).

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Amato P R 2008 Recent Changes in Family

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Amato, P.R. (2008) Recent Changes in Family Structure -- Implications for Children, Adults, and Society. National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, 1 -- 36.

"he research literature is consistent in showing that children who experience divorce, compared with children who grow up with two continuously married parents, have an elevated risk of conduct disorders, psychological problems, low self-esteem, difficulties forming friendships, academic failure, and weak emotional ties to parents, especially fathers (Amato and Keith, 1991; Amato, 2001). As adults, these children (on average) obtain less education, experience more symptoms of psychological distress, have more troubled marriages, are more likely to see their own marriages end in disruption, and have poorer physical health (Amato and Booth, 1997)." (Page 2 -- 3)

his piece describes the functions of family for adults and children. he paper further describes situations in which family structures are altered or shifted. hese alterations have numerous affects upon the…… [Read More]

This is yet another piece of literature arguing the influence of the stability of the family structure as a direct link to the predisposition and likelihood for youth crime. The tone of the piece is direct and one that communicates an urgency from the very beginning of the piece. Where as other pieces of literature identify the family as factor, this piece goes on to specifically name what kinds of changes affect the family and the children most severely and most negatively. The pieces also imply multiple strategies for prevention and intervention for youth in unstable families who are likely to commit crimes, or have already begun to participate and engage in such behaviors. By incorporating this article in the dissertation, I will give my research and findings an additional level of specificity and practicality, as the quotations below illustrate clearly:

"As alarming as these figures are, they do not address the impact of family transitions on individual children. These transitions can set into motion changes in residence, financial conditions, family roles, and relationships along with increased stress and conflict in the home. All of these factors have major implications for children's adjustment (Bumpass and Sweet, 1989; Shaw, Emery, and Tuer, 1993). While some studies have found that the number of family transitions is linked to delinquency (Capaldi and Patterson, 1991; Fergusson, Horwood, and Linsky, 1992), there is little information on the impact of multiple family transitions on serious adolescent problem behavior such as delinquency and drug use, especially in representative samples that include at-risk youth who experience both problem behaviors and family transitions. The central question of this analysis is: Are adolescents who experience multiple changes in family structure more likely to be involved in delinquency and drug use than adolescents who live in more stable families?" (Page 1 -- 2)

"These findings have implications for the prevention and treatment of delinquency and drug use. As indicated, family transitions may have a number of consequences for adolescent adjustment. For example, adolescents who experience ongoing stress may have difficulty managing anger and other negative emotions, and this may contribute to their involvement with delinquency or drugs. Little is known about the relationships among these factors, but this suggests the need for further research on assessment, screening, and treatment needs in this population of youth." (Page 4)
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Impact HIV AIDS Has on Governance in Botswana

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HIV / AIDS Implication in African Governance

Implications of HIV / AIDS on Botswana's Governance

This dissertation paper is a research study that foresees on the governance structure of African nations, in particular, Botswana. The country has had a declining development on the improvements being instigated in government. This has been attributed to ht increasing rates of HIV / AIDS in the country; more so, it has been rated top among nations with the highest rate of HIV / AIDS infection. This paper raises concerns being implicated on in the social and economic aspects of Botswana government structure and Africa in general. The future is also prospected with a close analysis on the disease's trend in the country, and the importance of reducing the rate of infection for the betterment of governance.

Impact of HIV / AIDS on Botswana's Governance

Introduction

Governance is the act of utilizing institutional resources in…… [Read More]

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Adepoju, A., Naerssen, A. L & Zoomers, E.B. 2008. International migration and national development in Sub-Saharan Africa. New York: BRILL.

Bell, C., Shantayanan, D & Hans, G. 2003. The long-run economic costs of AIDS: Theory and an application to Southern Africa. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University.

Deacon, H., Stepheny, I & Prosalendis, S. 2005. Understanding HIV / AIDS stigma: a theoretical and methodological analysis. Chicago: HSRC Press.

EPub. 2002. Botswana: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix. New York: International Monetary Fund.
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Drinking With Younger Jews

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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Ross

Maste of Science, Mental Health Counseling, College, Januay, 2008

Clinical Psychology

Anticipated; Decembe, 2016

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study will be to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26…… [Read More]

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119
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Alcohol Drinking Among Young Jews

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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Clinical Psychology

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study was to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26 yeas, the elationship between academic achievement and the alcohol use fequency of male Jewish…… [Read More]

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119
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Alcohol Drinking Among Young Jews

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Paenting Style Influence on Excess Alcohol Intake Among Jewish Youth

Clinical Psychology

The health hazads that ae associated with adolescent alcohol use ae well documented, and thee is gowing ecognition among policymakes and clinicians alike that moe needs to be done to addess this public health theat. The pupose of this study was to examine the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish college students in the United States. The study daws on attachment theoy, social leaning theoy, and a paenting style model as the main theoetical famewoks to evaluate the effects of diffeent paenting styles on alcohol consumption levels among Jewish adolescents to develop infomed answes to the study's thee guiding eseach questions concening the elationship between peceived paenting style and excess alcohol use of male, Jewish, college students aged 18-26 yeas, the elationship between academic achievement and the alcohol use fequency of male Jewish…… [Read More]

references to gender.

Scoring: The PAQ is scored easily by summing the individual items to comprise the subscale scores. Scores on each subscale range from 10 to 50.

Author: Dr. John R. Buri, Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas, 2115

Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Source: Buri, J.R. (1991). Parental Authority Questionnaire, Journal of Personality and Social Assessment, 57, 110-119
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Diffusion of Product Innovation Through

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Moreover, CoPs develop their practice through improving the diffusion of innovation within their active networks; the benefits of such interactions are countless especially in the field of healthcare. One can assume that specialty doctors' communities would present the perfect example for CoPs because they share the same practice, interest and professionalism. It would be interesting to study if those CoP networks exist in United Arab Emirates, whether they are active or not and whether leaders can be identified. Collecting such data will enable this project to measure if the rate of diffusion of new innovation can be improved and hence be used by pharmaceutical companies in UAE to improve their resource allocation; all within healthcares' ethical framework.

Overview of Study

This dissertation used a five-chapter format to achieve the above-stated research purpose. To this end, chapter one introduced the topic under consideration, a statement of the problem, the purpose and…… [Read More]

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Students Have a Strong Interest in a

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students have a strong interest in a particular area but have difficulty narrowing down the area into a suitable topic that can actually be researched. For instance, suppose you are interested in how education legislation impacts the lives of merican children. How might you narrow this area down into a researchable topic? You could choose one particular piece of legislation (e.g., No Child Left Behind ct) and assess its impact on a specific subpopulation of children (e.g., elementary school children attending Title I schools).

For this Discussion, you identify a particular area of interest and narrow it to 4 -- 5 specific topics. Before you begin, consider the following questions: What course/subject area in your program, and in particular your specialization, resonate with you the most? What subject area might hold your interest for a long period of time? What knowledge do you already have regarding this subject? What aspects…… [Read More]

A dissertation in sociology truly prepares one to tackle many of the challenges that confront the human race and the issues that confound the human experience. A dissertation which focuses on the human services end of sociology has a wealth of subjects to choose from. Human services in sociology looks at crime, criminal behavior, the citizen and the law, gender and the law, race and the law, criminal investigation, juvenile delinquency, and general human behavior and the social environment. This paper will look at the field of how environment impacts human behavior and then examine four of the most compelling but narrower topics under this subject and discuss them in terms of a potential dissertation as a means of overturning the multiple assumptions which many sociologists hold (Useem, 1997).

The impact of environment on human behavior should not be underestimated. This dissertation will explore how each of the pillars of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs may or may not be met by the environment (Ashford, 2009). At the bottom are all physiological needs -- food water and shelter. Subsequently safety is next. Belonging and love is the next human need, as is self-esteem. At the very top of the pyramid is self-actualization. This dissertation will look at the numerous ways that the environment can fulfill those needs or not fulfill those needs of a given individual and how such elements can impact development. Thriving, success and reaching one's potential for self-actualization is far more complex than simply having all of one's needs met. For example, there are hosts of individuals who come from the best families, are given solid primary and secondary school educations, and fail to achieve or grow independent. Surely thriving and becoming a successful adult is not as simple as just having one's needs met throughout one's development. This dissertation will examine on the other hand, all the manifestations that can occur when a child's needs are not met, from the most basic, to the most nuanced, looking at a range of circumstances, data and manifestations.

The first subtopic which will be looked at within this subject is the issue of inner city neighborhoods and child development. This topic will attempt to determine specifically if it's
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Student Disabilities in Higher Education

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search "students with disabilities in higher education" consist of themes that focus on the need to assist learning disability students in universities by extending their test taking time (Spenceley, Wheeler, 2016; Hadley, 2011), by identifying their disability and providing extra assistance and resources (Budd et al., 2016; Callens, Tops, Brysbaert, 2013; Diez, Lopez, Molina, 2015; Kimberley, Laurie, 2011), and by applying programs designed to assist students with learning disabilities in particular classes in which they consistently struggle (King-Sears et al., 2015; Sachs, Schreuer, 2011; yan, 2011; Hutcheon, Wolbring, 2012).

Spenceley and Wheeler (2016) find that extending the test times for students with disabilities is one way in which universities can help such students work towards graduating college. Hadley (2011) likewise identifies the need for universities to extend more welcoming and favorable conditions to students with disabilities in order to facilitate their academic aims. This theme is essentially supported by the…… [Read More]

References

Budd, J. et al. (2016). Postsecondary students with specific learning disabilities and with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should not be considered as a unified group for research or practice. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(4): 206-216.

Callens, M., Tops, W., Brysbaert, M. (2012). Cognitive profile of students who enter higher education with an indication of dyslexia. PLoS ONE, 7(6): e38081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038081

Diez, A., Lopez, R., Molina, V. (2015). Students with disabilities in higher education: a biographical-narrative approach to the role of lecturers. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(1): 147-159.

Hadley, W. (2011). College students with disabilities: A student development perspective. New Directions for Higher Education, 154: 77-81.
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Foreign Language as the Culture

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For both teachers, however, Boxer and Cortes-Conde highlight moments where the teacher talk lends itself to greater student interaction. At these moments, the teachers often fostered group discussions by asking students about their own cultural norms. When teachers took on the role of information brokers, students resumed the role of passive learners. The authors argue that open dialogue is crucial to fostering pragmatic and sociocultural competence, and that teachers can create this open dialogue and a place of comfort and still encourage pragmatic awareness. (Hall & Verplaetse, 2000, p. 15)

Stressing among new and existing foreign language educators the importance of classroom interaction as well as cultural expression is essential, as the manner in which context is delivered, as apposed to content lectured upon creates foundational interest and potential independent motivation to learn. Curriculum, must be inclusive and collaborative to engender individual motivation, which is essential to foreign language learning,…… [Read More]

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Atanda, R. "Do Gatekeeper Courses Expand Education Options?" Education Statistics Quarterly 1:1 Retrieved October 10, 2007 at   http://nces.ed.gov /programs/quarterly/vol_1/1_1/4-esq11-c.asp  www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002451570

Belz, J.A. (2002). Social Dimensions of Telecollaborative Foreign Language Study. Language, Learning & Technology, 6(1), 60. Retrieved October 17, 2007, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002451570

Christian, D., Pufahl, I., & Rhodes, N.C. (2005). Fostering Foreign Language Proficiency: What the U.S. Can Learn from Other Countries. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(3), 226.

Creswell, John (1997) Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing From Among Five Traditions. New York: Sage Pulications.
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Is Technical Analysis Profitable in Silver Market in the Implication of Efficient Market Hypothesis

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Technical Analysis in the Implication of Efficient Market Hypothesis on Silver Market

The thesis is for the study of simple commonly used technical trading rules, which are applied on silver market. It covers years 1989 to 2005. A famous study carried out by Lakonishok, Lebaon and in year, 1992 has clearly shown that technical analysis can lead to abnormal prices when compared with buy-and-hold strategy. Other studies have been carried out and found out that technical trading rules cannot over-rule passive investment management strategy. The study uses Brock et al.'s methodology. Several trading rules are discussed (Dawson & Steeley 2003).

LITEATUE IVIEW

In financial theory, efficiency of financial silver market is highly disputed. This has led to many attempts to explain efficiency of silver markets. Eugene.F. Fama formulated the most famous definition in 1970 referred to as the, Efficient Silver market Hypothesis (EHM). The basis of the hypothesis is that…… [Read More]

References

Alexander, S.S. (1964) 'Price Movements in Speculative Markets: Trends or Random Walks'. Industrial management Review 5 (2), 25-46

Brock, W., Lakonishok, J., & LeBaron, B. (1992) 'Simple Technical Trading Rules and the Stochastic Properties of Stock Returns'. Journal of finance 4, (5), 1731-1764

Chang, P.H., & Osler, C.L. (1999) 'Methodical Madness: Technical Analysis and the Irrationality of Exchange Rate Forecasts'. Economic Journal 109 (458), 636-661

Dawson, E.R., & Steeley, J. (2003) 'On the Existence of Visual Technical Patterns in the Uk Stock Market'. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 30 (1-2), 263-293
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Project Management Is it Really

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To date, little eseach exists on the actual costs and benefits of poject management. Much of the infomation that exists is a poduct of advetising mateials distibuted though the poject management fims. Little unbiased infomation egading the value of poject management exists. This eseach will povide an unbiased view of the benefits and costs of the poject manage. Aviation manages will be able to use this infomation to make decisions about whethe to use a poject manage o whethe to find anothe way to pefom those duties that may be moe cost effective.

Limitations

This study will use quantitative analysis to detemine if aviation officials feel that poject manages epesents an opeational efficiency in tems of cost-effectiveness o if they epesent inefficiency and waste. The eseach will use a suvey methodology that will ask aviation manage's questions that will ask them to quantify both the tangible and intangible benefits of…… [Read More]

references and further reading you must purchase this article.

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Management. 28 (5): 461-468.

Cresswell, J. (1994). Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.

London: Sage..
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Latinos -- Introduction it Is

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273).

And Vela-Gude's article offers several of the main points of this paper's research; the services must be ready, and the counselors must be thoroughly informed and knowledgeable about the cultural implications as well as the academic realities facing those Latino students (2009).

Racism Against Latinos

This paper alludes to the high number of Latinos in California and Texas, but according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's research, the South is home to one of the "fastest growing populations of Latinos in the country" (Bauer, et al., 2009, p. 4). But though the typical Latino immigrant comes to the South to escape "crushing poverty in their home countries" they often encounter "…widespread hostility, discrimination and exploitation" (Bauer, 2009, p. 4).

hat kinds of discrimination do Latinos come up against in the South? Mary Bauer and her chief researcher, Sarah Reynolds, claim that Latinos are "…routinely cheated out of their earnings…… [Read More]

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Barneclo, Nick Anthony. (2008). El Laberinto del exito: A Mixed methods investigation of resilience within the context of Mexican-American late adolescents lives. Dissertation at New Mexico State University in Counseling Psychology. ProQuest Publication Number:

AAT 3349360.

Cannon, Edward, and Levy, Marielle. (2008). Substance-Using Hispanic Youth and Their

Families: Review of Engagement and Treatment Strategies. The Family Journal: Counseling
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Compliance of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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Pattern of inductive reasoning is as follows: Theory ?Tentative Hypothesis ?Pattern ?Observation. While inductive approach is concerned with the open-ended explanatory, deductive reasoning chooses a narrow perspective by testing or confirming the hypothesis. (Trochim, & Donnelly 2007). Typically, inductive reasoning chooses qualitative approach to test the hypothesis. However, the deductive approach employs quantitative method to test hypothesis before arriving at confirmation. In qualitative research, it is not necessary to generate hypothesis to begin research, however quantitative studies make use of hypothesis to begin research. One of the advantages of deductive approach is that the researcher is able to test the hypothesis by using data. The limitation of quantitative approach is that the hypothesis could only be tested when there is enough data. (Ali, & Birley, 1998).

In accounting research, testing the hypothesis with the use of the statistical analysis is the common method to arrive at confirmation. The validity of…… [Read More]

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Ahmed, A.S. McAnally, M.L. Rasmussen, S. et al. (2009). How costly is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Evidence on the effects of the Act on corporate profitability. Journal of Corporate Finance 16: 352 -- 369

Ali, H & Birley, S. (1998). Integrating deductive and Inductive Approaches in a Study of New Ventures and Customer Perceived Risk. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Management,

Boot, A.W.A. Gopalan, R. & Thakor, A.V. (2004). Go Public or Stay private: A Theory of Enterpreneurial Choice: CEPR Discussion Papers 4219, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

Boot, A.W.A. Gopalan, R. & Thakor, A.V. (2008). Market Liquidity, Investor Participation, and Managerial Autonomy: Why Do Firms Go Private?, The Journal of Finance. LXIII (4): 2013: 2059
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Panelized and Modular Building Systems

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The panels could also be assembled quickly often within a day. Some panels have an in-built wiring in them making the housing construction to be faster. The panelized off-site building technologies could also involve exterior wall of building designed to provide the load bearing structural support, and the panelized building system could be made of light gauge steel, timber, structural insulated panels (SIPs), non-structural or concrete, which could be used to create the whole building.

(Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, 2003). On the hand, Burwood and Jess (2005) reveal another method of panelized building system which is closed system. However, closed system is more complex because it involves the use of more factory fabrication such as insulation and lining materials. Different type of panels may include steel frame or timber frame and they may consist of prefabricated load bearing panels.

There are several advantages that could be derived from…… [Read More]

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Employee Satisfaction Hygiene Factors and

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Motivation of workers is posing very big challenges to organizations. Herzberg ensures that an organization rewards its employees depending on the behaviors that the management would like to encourage.One of the widely known writers on motivation of workers is Frederick Herzberg. He is widely known for the two-factor theory that he came up with. The two factor theory is widely referred to as the hygiene motivation theory. As stated above, motivation of employees is a challenge. Nobody has brought evidence refuting the theories of Herzberg. Therefore, the ideas that are put forward by him may still be looked at.

Hygiene Factors and Dissatisfaction at Work

The hygiene factor in job satisfaction can best be explained using Herzberg's (1966) two factor theory (Motivation-Hygiene Theory).The hygiene factors refer to the factors that are majorly concerned with the work conditions. The factors are contextual features of conditions of work. They are however not…… [Read More]

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Henry Thomas Buckle's Original 1858

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As activists in women's liberation, discussing and analyzing the oppression and inequalities they experienced as women, they felt it imperative to find out about the lives of their foremothers -- and found very little scholarship in print" (Women's history, 2012, para. 3). This dearth of scholarly is due in large part to the events and themes that are the focus of the historical record. In this regard, "History was written mainly by men and about men's activities in the public sphere -- war, politics, diplomacy and administration. Women are usually excluded and, when mentioned, are usually portrayed in sex-stereotypical roles, such as wives, mothers, daughters and mistresses. History is value-laden in regard to what is considered historically 'worthy'" (Women's history, 2012, para. 3).

In what Kessler (1994, p. 139) describes as "the all-too-common historical exclusion or devaluation of women's contributions," the male-dominated record of human history has either diminished the…… [Read More]

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Achievement of African-American Students in Civilian Public

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achievement of African-American students in civilian public schools vs. African-American students in the Depart of Defense (DOD) school system

The methods section of this dissertation provides the rationale for the proposed study based on my hypothesis comparing African-American students in the DOD school system with African-American students in civilian school systems.

It also highlights the key questions that were examined, how the study was conducted and the measuring criteria for analysis. The paper will provide detailed information that should be a sufficient foundation for anyone who wishes to conduct a parallel study.

This portion of the paper will provide an outline of the following:

Purpose - which will define my reason for doing this study

Background Information - will provide information on the level of measurement I have selected, i.e. The SAT scores and information on the Department of Defense (DOD) school system itself

Procedure - outlines the steps that…… [Read More]

Fact Sheet. The National Center for Fair and Open Testing. Cambridge, MA. August 2001.

George A. Clowes. "Defense Dept. Knows How to Operate Good Schools, Too." School Reform News. January 2002.

Defense Department Taps Distance Learning Tools. www.wtonline.com.Volume13, No.22. February
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Reputation of Insurers in the

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" China's undeveloped market limits investment returns potential and express insurance to a risk in investment. (eijing Review, 2005) A plan for compulsory malpractice insurance was stated by the eijing Insurance Regulatory Committee in June 2005 under a directive requiring all state-owned non-profit making medical organizations to have coverage under medical mal-practice insurance.

Interim rules were also reported to be set for allowing insurance funds to enter the stock market. Those were stated to be: (1) The specific proportion for insurance institutional investors to invest in stocks; (2) The basic criteria for measuring the performance of the stocks to be invested before insurance organizations invest in the stocks; (3) The contents of related statements and reports for stock investment and the way for being reported to the authorities; (4) And the administrative rules on independent seats for stock trading, as well as a guide for custody of stock assets of…… [Read More]

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