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Factors Influencing Intentions Among Arab Students Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurial Intentions: Factors Influencing Intentions Among Arab Students

Factors Influencing Intentions among Arab Students: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can be defined as the process and mindset to initiate and develop economic activity. Studies have shown entrepreneurship to be a crucial driver of economic growth. This study sought to examine the factors that influence entrepreneurial attitudes among students in Arab countries. More specifically, it sought to examine the role of universities, role models, the entrepreneurial curriculum, and students' demographic characteristics in promoting Arab students' entrepreneurial attitudes. The study employed a quantitative research design, where data was gathered from a sample of 1500 undergraduate Arab students in government universities, and subjected to one-way ANOVA tests. Descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations) was used to draw additional conclusions from the gathered data. The results showed that Arab students acknowledge the role played by universities, the entrepreneurship curriculum, role models, and demographic variables in influencing their…… [Read More]

References

Albomaireek, W. N. & Manolova, T. S. (2012). Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur? Entrepreneurial Intentions among Saudi University Students. Africa journal of Business Management, 6(11), 4029-4040.

European Commission. (2003). Green Paper: Entrepreneurship in Europe. The European Commission. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/invest-in-research/pdf/download_en/entrepreneurship_europe.pdf

Fayolle, A., Gailly, B., & Lassas-Clerc, N. (2006). Assessing the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education Programs: A New Methodology. Journal of Industrial Training, 30(9), 701-720.

Gallant, M., Majundar, S. & Varadarajan, D. (2001). Outlook of Female Students towards Entrepreneurship -- An Analysis of a Selection of Business Students in Dubai. Research Paper.
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Aircraft Mechanics Civilian vs Military Human Factors That Cause Aircraft Incidents at the Ground Level

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Human Factors Leading to Aircraft Incidents at the Ground Level:

MILITAY VS. CIVILIAN.

Human factors that cause aircraft incidents at the ground level. Aircraft Mechanics:

Civilian vs. Military.

The objective of this study is to investigate human factors that cause the aircraft incidents at the ground level. A case of Aircraft Mechanics: Civilian vs. Military. The study uses experimental method to carry out the research. The paper generates hypothesis to compare human factors that lead to the civilian and military aircraft incidents at the ground level. The study presents the research findings in tables and graphs and the research findings show that human factors leading to the aircraft incidents at the ground level is higher in the military aircraft than the civilian aircraft.

Introduction

Worldwide commercial aviation has suffered huge costs of damage from the ground-related incidents estimated to reach more than $4 Billion. On the other hand, Flight Safety…… [Read More]

References

Balk, A.D., & Bossenbroek, J.W., (2010). Aircarft Handling and Human Factors, A comparative study of the perceptions by ramp staff and management. NLR Air Transport Safety Institute.

Balk, A.D. (2007). Safety of Ground Handling. National Aerospace Laboratory NLR.

Bureau of Air Safety Investigation. (1996). Human Factors in Fatal Aircraft Accidents. Department of Transport and Regional Development.

Department of Defense (2005). Human Factors Analysis and Classification System A Mishap Investigation and Data Analysis Tool. Department of Defense. USA.
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Human Factor in Aviation

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Moreover, the study compares the effect on human factors on different types of aircraft. The study also reveals the correlation between the anomalies and type of aircrafts.

Human factors cause of Aircraft Accidents

The results of the descriptive statistics reveal that situational awareness is the most contributing human factor to aircraft accidents with the Mean =112. Moreover, the Mean value of the communication breakdown is 80 which rank second as the human factors problem to aircraft incidents. Typically, communication breakdown occurs when the pilot or other aircraft crew is unable to communicate with terminals. Communication is very critical for effective operations of aircraft, a pilot will require to constantly making radio communication when on air to ensure the aircraft safety and the aircraft is on the right direction. Confusion as human factor ranks third with the Mean =70. The descriptive statistics table shows other important human factors that cause the…… [Read More]

Reference

Balk, A.D. & Bossenbroek, J.W. (2010). Aircraft Ground and Human Factors, A comparative study of the perceptions by ramp staff and management. NLR Air Transport Safety Institute.

Boeing (2013). Commercial Jet Statistical Summary of the Airplane Accidents Worldwide Operations 1959 -- 2012. Boeing 707.

Eldredge, D. Mangold, S.J. & Dodd, R.S. (1992). A Review and Discussion of Flight Management System Incidents Reported to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. U.S. Department of Special Programs & Transportation Research Administration

Deitz, S.R. & Thomas, W.E (1991). Pilots, Personality and Performance: Human Behavior & Stress in the Skies.
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Five Factor Model Introduction Central

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214). The author notes many empirical reasons for his critique of the five-factor model. Among the many objections that are put forward is the assertion that there is in the breadth of the five factors an indefiniteness and inconsistency. Block also refers to the descriptive coarseness of the "Big Five."

Block's article has created much debate on this subject. A useful study that counters many of arguments put forward by Block is Solid Ground in the Wetlands of Personality: A eply to Block by Costa and McCrae (1995). In contrast to Block's critique, this article suggest that, "...the most impressive achievement of the FFM is its reduction of conceptual jangle, showing how constructs ostensibly as different as absorption, intuition, and need for change all reflect aspects of the single, broader construct of Openness. " (Costa and McCrae, 1995).

The validity and acceptance of the FFM model and the various aspects…… [Read More]

References

Block, J. (1995). A contrarian view of the five-factor approach to personality description. Psychological Bulletin, 117, 187-215.

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Clark, L.A. (1993). Personality Disorder Diagnosis: Limitations of the Five-Factor Model. Psychological Inquiry, 4(2), 100-104. Retrieved January 21, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=77524910

Costa P, McCrae, Robert R. (1995) Solid ground in the wetlands of personality: A reply to Block. Psychological Bulletin. 117(2), 216-220 www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=77524936
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Citibank Case Analysis How Does

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The decision to integrate all process workflows with the core business, rely on it to act as an accelerator of accuracy and performance, and create value as a trusted advisor is what eventually helps the company to help redefine the value chain of this industry, as Porter predicts in his analysis of competition (Porter, 2001).

Citibank's strategic intent is to convert its traditional money management business into an e-business framework. How does Citibank transform its traditional assets into digital assets? What issues, if any, do you envision that Citibank must overcome in order for the implementation to be successful?

Inherent in the plans to convert its traditional money management business into an e-business framework are broader implications of disintermediating part of the value chain in commercial banking at that point in the industry's lifecycle (Andal-Ancion, Cartwright, Yip, 2003). Citibank relies on its intensive level of business process expertise, combined with…… [Read More]

References

Angela Andal-Ancion, Phillip a Cartwright, & George S. Yip. (2003). The digital transformation of traditional business. MIT Sloan Management Review, 44(4), 34-41.

Bamrara, a., & Kala, S.. (2009). Secure Electronic Banking: Threats and Solutions. ASBM Journal of Management, 2(1), 209-221.

Chuang, C., & Hu, F.. (2010). Exploring Customers' Perceptions of E-banking Service. Journal of Global Business Issues, 4(2), 37-42.

Devi, P., & Malarvizhi, V.. (2010). Customers' Perception of E-Banking: Factor Analysis. IUP Journal of Management Research, 9(6), 7-19.
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Human Factors According to Health

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S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, ineffective fireproofing and a shortage of staircases are highlighted in a preliminary federal safety report into the attacks on the World Trade Center, issued by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, report concludes that a combination of factors caused both buildings to collapse.

The Ladbroke Grove ail Inquiry, for example, if management had applied the lessons of past SPADs (Signal Passed at Danger), and if signallers had been adequately instructed and trained in how to react to a SPAD, it may well be the case that the signaller would have been able to send the emergency message in time to enable the (Thames) Turbo to be brought to a halt before reaching a point at which it fouled the path of the high speed train.

According to the France-Stanford Conference on risk, the collapse of the Twin Towers was not surprising…… [Read More]

Resources

Delage, Pierre. France-Stanford Conference on Risk issues in contemporary science and engineering. 4-6 April 2003. 1 March, 2007. http://francestanford.stanford.edu/Conferences/Risk/Delage.pdf

Health and Safety Executive. 2 March 2007.  http://www.hse.gov.uk
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Personality Trait and Factor Theories Personality Trait

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Personality

Trait and Factor Theories:

Personality trait and factor theories have been developed as a means of identifying common elements within the personality of different people, indeed the entire populace. Within any given group of people there are common threads of experiences, similar nurturing, and even shared genetic, yet the personality of each member is a unique construction individual elements which work together. Among those who have produced work in this area are aymond Cattell and Hans Eysenck. Each used scientific factor analysis to identify common traits or permanent dispositions of people. Cattell has identified a large number of personality traits, whereas Eysenck's research extracted only three general factors.(mcgraw-hill.com, online) Like Freud who identifies the id, ego and superego as the measurements of the personal mind, will and emotion, the categories identified by these researchers give men the ability to understand the unique functions of the person, emotions and desires.…… [Read More]

Resources

Theories of personality, dispositional theories. (2002) McGraw Hill higher education. Accessed 23 Nov 2003. Web Site: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072316799/student_view0/part4/chapter13/chapter_outline.html

Ver Wys. C.

2001) Department of Cognitive Science Renesslear Polytechnic Institute. Accessed 23 Nov 2003. Web Site: http://www.rpi.edu/~verwyc/bandura.htm.

Boeree, G. (1998) Albert Bandura: Personality Theories. Accessed 23 Nov 2003. Web site: http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/bandura.html.
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Genome Wide Association Study Analysis for OCD Complications

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Genome-Wide Association Study for OCD Complications

The OCD (Obsessive -- compulsive disorder) is referred as repetitive behaviors and thoughts experienced by individuals. (Visscher, Brown, McCarthy, et al. (2012). Typically, the genes' characteristics of twins and families have revealed that the OCD has the feature of multifactorial familial condition involving both environmental and polygenic factors. (Moran, 2013). Genetic studies have revealed that the interaction of the glutamatergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic systems and genes affecting them play a crucial role in functioning of the circuit. (Yang, Lee, Goddard, Mand et al. 2011). Meanwhile, the environmental factors that include psychological trauma, adverse perinatal effects and neurological trauma may modify the risk genes, which can consequently manifest the compulsive-obsessive behaviors. (Visscher, Brown, McCarthy et al. 2012). The OCD is a frequent and, relative common debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder affecting 2% of the U.S. population. (Arnold, Sicard, Burroughs, et al. (2006). Typically, the OCD is obsessions…… [Read More]

Reference

Arnold, P., Sicard, T., Burroughs, E. et al. (2006). Glutamate Transporter Gene SLC1A1 Associated With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 63(7), p.769.

Baxter, A., Scott, K., Vos, T. and Whiteford, H. (2012). Global prevalence of anxiety disorders: a systematic review and meta-regression. Psychological Medicine, 43(05), pp.897-910.

Barrett, P., Healy-Farrell, L. & March, J. S. (2004). Cognitivebehavioral family treatment of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder: a controlled trial. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry . 43, 46-62.

Cantor, R., Lange, K. and Sinsheimer, J. (2010). Prioritizing GWAS Results: A Review of Statistical Methods and Recommendations for Their Application. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 86(1):.6-22.
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Coca Cola Analysis

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Executive Summary

In this paper, beverage giant, the Coca-Cola Company, has been analyzed. An internal as well as external analysis of the company has been undertaken using the following analytical tools: PESTEL, SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces. The 5-factor analysis has revealed: medium threat of new entrants, medium to high threat of substitute products, low supplier and buyer bargaining power, and high level of rivalry with its chief competitor, PepsiCo.

SWOT analysis results were as follows: Strengths: Brand Equity; Company valuation; Extensive international presence; Greatest market share; Brilliant marketing plans; Customer Loyalty and Distribution system. Weaknesses: Competition with Pepsi; Low Product Diversification; Lack of a health beverage offering and Water management. Opportunities: Diversification; Focusing on developing countries; Packaged drinking water; Supply chain improvement and Market lesser selling offerings. Threats: Sourcing of Raw Materials and Indirect competition.

Lastly, PESTEL analysis results were as follows: Political and Legal Factors potentially impacting the…… [Read More]

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Employment Analysis in HR Profession 2015

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Labor Market Analysis: H Professionals / Employment Analysis in H Profession 2015

Critical analysis of current labor market trends

Evaluation of the impact of external factors

Analysis of advertising, recruitment and selection methods

Professional standards and competences (including behaviors) for H Professionals

The place of interaction between employers and potential employees is termed as the labor market. Here, there is competition among employers to attract the most skilled individuals from the candidate pool, and among workers for acquiring the best jobs. The current U.S. labor market for human resource professionals is healthier, in economic terms, than it ever was since the Great 2007-09 ecession.

Critical analysis of current labor market trends

US unemployment rate in June was at a record low of 5.3% in this economic recovery and about half its October 2009 peak (10%). A strong average job growth rate of around 243,000 jobs a month was recorded last…… [Read More]

References

Lakshman. (2015). Human Resource Management. Cite.hr. Available from http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.citehr.com/14169-hr-core- competencies-pdf-download.html [Accessed: 29th October, 2015].

Qasemi, H.R. (2015). PEST Analysis in strategic Human Resources Planning. Available from http://www.iefpedia.com/english/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/PEST-Analysis-in-strategic-Human-Resources-Planning.pdf

Randstadusa. (2015). 2015's Best Human Resources Jobs and Their Salaries. Human Resources. Available from https://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=https://www.randstadusa.com/workforce360/jobs-the-economy/human-resources-jobs-in-demand-for-2015/258 [Accessed: 29th October, 2015].

Recruiting division. (2015). A Look at Human Resources Talent Today. Human Resources. Available from http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://www.recruitingdivision.com/industries/human-resources [Accessed: 29th October, 2015]
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Training Needs Analysis

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Training Needs Analysis

Abstract/Introduction: This paper focuses on "Strategic rganizational Culture Management and Its Training Needs" as a tool to preserve a company's competitiveness in a given market. While there seems to be unanimity that "Strategic rganizational Culture" has become a necessary asset of the modern company, there is the question of whether such culture can be managed and whether such management can be trained. The purpose of the paper is to reflect the current state of art in the area by reviewing both academic and professional (practical) orientations. By discussing the implications of that research it aims to provide conclusion drawn from the available research by showing that "Strategic rganizational Culture Management" is an aspect of managerial leadership that is accessible to and in need of ongoing training.

Main Part: A strategic plan maps out the direction a company will follow to achieve an organizational vision or goal. Strategic…… [Read More]

Organizational culture theory. 18 November 2010. 1-5. Accessed 4 December 2011.

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Mold Spore Analysis and Toxicity

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Mold Spore Trapping

Current Scientific Knowledge

People are exposed to aeroallergens in a variety of settings, both at home and at work. Fungi are ubiquitous airborne allergens and are important causes of human diseases, especially in the upper and lower respiratory tracts. These diseases occur in persons of various ages.

Airborne spores and other fungi particles are ubiquitous in nonpolar landscapes, especially amongst field crops, and often form the bulk of suspended biogenic debris. The term mold often is used synonymously with the term fungi. A more precise definition would specify that molds lack macroscopic reproductive structures but may produce visible colonies. Respiratory illness in subjects exposed to rust and dark-spored imperfecti fungi was described more than 60 years ago, and physicians worldwide now recognize a sensitization to diverse fungi.

Since fungus particles commonly are derived from wholly microscopic sources, exposure hazards are assessed largely through direct sampling of a…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Brinton, W.T., Vastbinder, E.E., Greene, J.W., Marx, J.J., Hutcheson, R.H., Schaffner, W. (1987). An outbreak of organic dust toxic syndrome in a college fraternity. Journal of the American Medical Association 258:1210-1212.

Ceigler, A., & Bennett, J.W. (1980). Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses. Bio-Science 30:512-515.

CDC. 1994. Acute pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis among infants -- "Cleveland, January 1993-November 1994. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 1994; 43:881-3.

CDC. 1997. Update: Pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis among infants -- "Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1996. MMWR 1997; 46:33-35.
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Statistical Analysis and Forecasting of

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Their pricing approaches, while in the boundaries of solid statistical analysis, are somewhat opportunistic. For Zillow to be more accurate, the use of a range of valuations for each property could be included. This would be more realistic to the true conditions of the market. Finally, the methodology used for this analysis is based on the latest 30 home sales; therefore the data itself and analysis are much timelier in reflecting the market conditions..

Zillow Analysis

In evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Zillow.com, it is immediately apparent that this website is much more navigable than realtor.com, and also gets away from the troublesome opt-in screens realtors use before allowing properties to be sold. The mash-up with Google Maps is also very well done. In summary, the strengths and weaknesses of Zillow.com are provided here:

Strengths

Excellent mash-up using Google Maps and their own pricing databases to provide an easy-to-navigate…… [Read More]

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Factors that led to Enron Downfall in 2001

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Enron Corporation was the American company that specialized in supplying of energy.

Prior to its collapse in 2001, Enron was one of the most admired companies in the United States recording superior profits year by year, however, in 2001, series of the Enron questionable financial transactions were finally made opened when the company's stock price collapsed within one day. This study investigates several factors that led to the fall of Enron Corporation, the outcome of the investigation reveals that the top management did not promote culture of ethics within the organization. The paper reveals that the management was intoxicated with power manipulating information to their benefits. Moreover, top officials used power ruthlessly intimidating the subordinated. The company did not promote the culture of checks and balances by allowing only one entity performing both the functions of internal and external auditing. The study recommends that integration of ethical business is an…… [Read More]

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Factors Influencing Follow Up to Newborn Hearing Screening for Infants Who Are Hard of Hearing

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population included in the study, the methodology employed by the investigators, the data analysis in the study, the authors' interpretations of their results, limitations of the study, etc. Finally how well or how poorly the study was performed.

Holt et al. (2012) investigated the epidemiological characteristics of a group of children who were hard of hearing. They wanted to identify the predictor variables that determined timely follow-up after a failed newborn hearing screening, and variables that hindered timely follow-up.

The authors studied 193 children from three states each of whom had hearing loss and did not pass the newborn hearing screening. Available records were used to capture ages of confirmation of hearing loss, hearing aid fitting, and entry into early intervention. Linear regression models were used to investigate relationships among individual predictor variables and age at each follow-up benchmark.

The authors discovered that of all variables only level of mother's…… [Read More]

Source

Holte, L et al. (2012) Factors Influencing Follow-Up to Newborn Hearing Screening for Infants

Who Are Hard of Hearing American Journal of Audiology, 21, 163-175
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Factors Determining Starbucks' Success External Environment

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STABUCK'S

CASE ANALYSIS: STABUCKS

Starbucks Case Analysis

Starbucks Case Analysis

Situation Analysis

Suppliers

Competitors

New Entrants

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Strategic fit

Many individuals all over the world walk into Starbucks daily for their cup of coffee, but it is more than the costly coffee that brings individuals in day after day to the shops across the globe. Starbucks offers a high-energy atmosphere and helpful employees who help clients in any issue or question they might have with the coffee or service. People buy the product because of symbolizes and the status position coming along with it. Although various business designs are available, the concepts and framework of Starbucks is a good design to follow, due to its nationwide and international success. This paper investigates the strategic fit of Starbucks as a business and further shows how it survives even through hard economic times. By looking at the market and…… [Read More]

References

Grimm, C.M., Lee, H., & Smith, K.G. (2006). Strategy as action: Competitive dynamics and competitive advantage. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pham-Gia, K. (2009). Marketing strategy of 'Starbucks Coffe'. Mu-nchen: GRIN Verlag GmbH.

Pahl, N. (2008). The idea behind the Starbucks experience: The main elements of Starbucks' strategic diamond. Munchen: GRIN Verlag.
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Analysis of Survey on Job Satisfaction

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Job Satisfaction

The main objective of this research is to examine the various factors affecting job satisfaction given that satisfaction is a dynamic phenomenon that includes a person's attitudes and behaviors. The author also seeks to examine organizational injustices and how they affect job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Organizations in the modern business environment consider job satisfaction as a legitimate factor that has strong impacts on organizational commitment. In light of this significance, it's important for organizations to evaluate and identify factors that affect job satisfaction. Therefore, this research primarily seeks to study the various factors affecting job satisfaction.

Data Analysis Methodology

To achieve the aims of this study, the researcher conducted 26 surveys on 26 different employees to determine issues that are affecting the job satisfaction in their different working environments. The researcher developed surveys with open ended questions that act as a framework of understanding what employees want…… [Read More]

References

Lumley et al. 2011, Exploring the Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment of Employees in the Information Technology Environment, Southern African Business Review, vol. 15, no. 1, pp.100-118.

Research Methods Knowledge Base 2006, Deduction & Induction, Research Methods Knowledge Base, viewed 22 April 2016

Satterfield, LM 2015, Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Radiologic Sciences Faculty: Implications for Recruitment and Retention, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, viewed 21 April 2016,

Soiferman, LK 2010, Compare and Contrast Inductive and Deductive Research Approaches, Institute of Education Sciences, viewed 22 April 2016,
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Analysis of Murderers Alex and Derek King

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Criminology

Offenders: Alex and Derek King (12 and 13 when they killed their father)

Theory: Sampson and Laub's Age-Graded Theory of Informal Social Control

One basic premise of the Age-Graded criminology and informal social control theory was that, whilst experiences of childhood and personality traits are vital to comprehending behavioral stability, teenage and adulthood experiences can readdress criminal paths either more negatively or positively. Laub and Sampson discovered, particularly, that marital relationships and employment stability were a key factor in adult criminal change. With increased strength of familial and workplace bonds, deviancy and criminality in the non-delinquent control group as well as in criminals decreased. Further, Laub and Sampson looked keenly into qualitative narratives' ability to facilitate a more individual-centered life course examination. According to them, narratives of life history, together with quantitative techniques may be utilized for creating a more complete and richer image of why certain adult males…… [Read More]

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Factors Affecting Employee Retention in an Organization

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Abstract

This paper discusses why the organization is unable to retain its employees given that it is experiencing high cases of absenteeism, wok-related stress, and a worrying trend of employee turnover. The evaluation is conducted on the premise that employee retention is a crucial component of organizational success and has significant implications for personnel and human resource management as well as organizational behavior. A descriptive research design was utilized to conduct this study through a Likert scale survey instrument comprising of seventeen questions. The survey was administered to a group of participants from three military-affiliated organizations. The survey found that various factors impact organization’s ability to retain its employees including organizational culture, gender roles within the company, family conflict. However, female employees are more affected because of family and children issues such as sick children and daycare problems.
Keywords: employee, organization, retention, company, work, absenteeism, work-related stress, working environment, human…… [Read More]

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Analysis of Ageing based on Psychology Interview

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Interview for the Analysis of Ageing

Mae was a first generation American aged 90. Mae was born on June 1927 in Bethlehem, PA. When Mae was a young girl, she moved to Queens. Married at the age of 18, Mae well-being and general health issues are normal with no major health problems despite the usual high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stents that come along with old age.

The objective of this essay is to explore the experience of late adulthood and ageing using the case study of Mae. This study analyzes the interview questions to identify the health and social issues associated with old age.

Analysis of Interview Question

One of the problems associated with old age is health issues. However, findings from the interview with Mae reveal that Mae is still in a good health despite her age, and she does not have any major health issue. However,…… [Read More]

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Factors Influencing Human Mate Selection

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Evolutionay Undestanding of Physical Attaction and Mate Selection

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Financial stability

Physical attactiveness

Fequency Statistics

Oveall Analysis of Pefeences Effect

Factos Influencing Mate Choices

Financial stability

Physical attactiveness

Evolutionay Undestanding of Physical Attaction and Mate Selection

What factos would usually dive a peson to pefe one peson as a mate, to anothe? Ae thee any obsevable diffeences between the mate selection stategies employed by men, and those employed by women? A numbe of theoies have been put fowad to povide answes to these questions. Buss and Banes (1986), while making specific efeence to the Evolutionay Theoy, posit that the qualities women look fo in a potential mate diffe consideably fom those that men look fo. These diffeences, they suggest, manly accue fom the biological systemic diffeences between men and women, as well as the common belief that women age faste than men.

Women's fetility has been obseved to decease…… [Read More]

references influence your mate choices. Your cooperation is well appreciated. Thank you.

1. What is your gender? (Please circle one) (GENDER)

a. Male = 1

b. Female = 2

c. Transgender = 3
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Factors That Positively Affect the Yuan

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8% as compared to the dollar in the start of the last year to January this year. The value of Yuan has improved even with the fall of other emerging economies. The loss of competitiveness that resulted can be best demonstrated by a ratio that has been calculated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which makes a comparison of Yuan with the currency of the other emerging markets that are in competition with China. It is important to note here that the competitors of China are the countries that trade against it, and not necessarily the countries that trade with it. The index calculated by the authority demonstrates that Yuan has been rising over 13% in the year to January. As for January alone, the value of the Chinese currency has risen by 2.6%.

The authorities of China have not said that they had made a move in to weaken…… [Read More]

References

Hefeker, C., & Nabor, A. (2002). Yen or Yuan? China's role in the future of Asian monetary integration. HWWA Discussion Paper.

Kent, C. (2013). USD is dead: China caps its dollar holdings and plans crude oil futures priced in yuan. Hang The Bankers. Retrieved from  http://www.hangthebankers.com/usd-is-dead-china-caps-its-dollar-holdings-plans-crude-oil-futures-priced-in-yuan/ 

Leising, M., & Li, F. (2013). China to Free Yuan in 5 Years, Says Hong Kong Exchanges' Li. Bloomberg. Retrieved from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-13/china-to-free-currency-in-5-years-says-hong-kong-exchanges-li.html

Mallaby, S., & Wethington, O. (2012). Future of the Yuan: China's Struggle to Internationalize Its Currency, The. Foreign Aff., 91, 135.
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Analysis of Depressed Adolescence

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diverse populations in a study, the implications of crisis/trauma-causing events on adolescent depression, implications of resiliency, the implications of neurobiology, and looks into a relevant development theory. It also covers different categories of adolescent depression. Causes of this problem, available diagnosis techniques, and the best treatment methods are also considered. Its relationship with other health issues, such as obesity and cancer, are also considered. There is a provision of some quantitative information about this problem. This paper also pays attention to important studies other experts have conducted. To some experts, this problem is in no way a medical ailment. There is also emphasis on the role adequate exercises and balanced diets play in curbing depression in adolescents. In conclusion, it is emphasized that a depressed adolescent can turn out to become a very normal and happy individual. The Cognitive Theory of Depression as postulated by Beck gives a description of…… [Read More]

References

Allen, J.P. (2009). An Overview of Beck's Cognitive Theory of Depression in Contemporary Literature. Rochester Institute of Technology. Retrieved from: http://www.personalityresearch.org/papers/allen.html

Brian, K. (2012). Adolescent Depression. http://www.healthline.com/health/adolescentdepression#Overview1

Bujoreanu, S., PhD., Benhayon, David, M.D., PhD., & Szigethy, Eva, M.D., PhD. (2011). Treatment of depression in children and adolescents. Pediatric Annals, 40(11), 548-55. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00904481-20111007-05

Corry, M., & Tubridy, A. (2005). Depression: An emotion not a disease . Dublin: Mercier Press.
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Factors That Determine the Increasing Number of African-American Children in Special Education

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African-American Children in Special Education Programs

The large amount of minority children, specifically African-American children, who have ended up in special education programs for students who have learning disabilities, behavioral disabilities, emotional disabilities, or mental disabilities, has remained a very strong reality even though it has been recognized for more than 20 years (Townsend, Thomas, itty, & Lee, 1996). After looking at many of these patterns and how often they recur, it is important to look at the assumptions, beliefs, worldviews, and epistemologies that are often used by many who work in special education in order to determine what is causing the disproportionate amount of these individuals in special education programs throughout the country (Townsend, Thomas, itty, & Lee, 1996).

This problem, being extremely persistent, is affecting large groups of African-American individuals and their families in a negative way (Townsend, Thomas, itty, & Lee, 1996). It also affects society in…… [Read More]

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Apple, M. (1990). Ideology and curriculum. New York: Routledge.

Aronowitz, S., & Giroux, H.A. (1991). Postmodern education: Politics, culture, and social criticism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

Artiles, A.J., & Trent, S.C. (1994). Overrepresentation of minority students in special education: A continuing debate. The Journal of Special Education, 22, 410-436.

Gordon, E.W., Miller, F., & Rollock, D. (1990). Coping with communicentric bias in knowledge production in the social sciences. Educational Researcher, 19(3), 14-19.
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Factors Trends of Various Justice Issues in the US

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Justice Systems

What are the main factors that determine high or low incarceration rates?

The last twenty years have witnessed a significant and historic shift with regards to the use of imprisonment within the United States. In 1980, less than half a million people were imprisoned in the jails and prisons of America. Today there are almost 2 million inmates and still rising. Annually, the U.S. is spending about $35 billion every year on correctional facilities while many other government departments such as transportation, health and human services and education do not have enough funds to fulfill their functions effectively. The most alarming fact about correctional services in the U.S. is that imprisonment is used mostly on African-American and Hispanic males. It was recently estimated by the Department of Justice that about a third of all African-American males will be incarcerated at least once in their lives. It is also…… [Read More]

References

Austin, J., Bruce, M.A., Carroll, L., McCall, P.L., & Richards, S.C. (2000). The Use of Incarceration in the United States. American Society of Criminology.

Lappi-Seppala, T. (n.d.). Causes of Prison Overcrowding. Finland: National Research Institute of Legal Policy.

Mauer, M. (2003). Comparative International Rates of Incarceration: An Examination of Causes and Trends. Washington, DC.

political Research Associates. (2005, May). The United States vs. The World. Retrieved July 15, 2015, from Political Research Associates: www.defendingjustice.org/factsheets
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Analysis Stakeholder and Retirement Savings

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Corporate Finance

Essentially, most businesses view shareholders, i.e. The owners of a business as being the most important stakeholder group. It therefore follows that as per this view, a business entity has an obligation to put the needs of stockholder/owners first. It should, however, be noted that there are numerous other groups that also have an interest in the enterprise, and who are affected by the firm's actions. Key stakeholder groups according to Sims (2003, p. 74) include, but they are not limited to, "shareholders and investors, employees, customers, and suppliers…the government and communities…"

The table below ranks various stakeholders on the basis of: i) expected risk and return, and ii) importance to the organization's success.

Table

Stakeholder anking on the Basis of Importance to the Organization's Success

Stakeholder anking on the Basis of Expected isk and eturn

Shareholders/investors

Shareholders/investors

Government

Suppliers

3. Customers

3. Employees

4. Employees

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References

Morris, V.B. & Morris, K.M. (2006). Standard & Poor's Guide to Saving for Retirement. New York, NY: Lightbulb Press.

Sims, R.R. (2003). Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Giants Fall. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
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Analysis Cross-Cultural Tourist Research

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Cross-Cultural Tourist esearch

Cross-Cultural Interactions

From the onset, it would be prudent to offer a concise definition of two of the terms that will be variously used in this text, i.e. cross-cultural interactions and culture. Culture, according to Hofstede (as cited in Bowe and Martin, 2007, p. 80), is "the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another." It, hence, has got to do with that cumulative deposit of roles, societal hierarchies, as well as values and beliefs adopted by a group of people over a long period of time. In that regard, therefore, cross-cultural interactions are in line with the ability of an individual or group of persons to not only form but also foster and enhance relationships with those who may not be members of their own culture. On this front, successful cross-cultural interactions are essentially based on…… [Read More]

References

Bowe, H. & Martin, K. (2007). Communication across Cultures: Mutual Understanding in a Global World. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hong, J.K. & Lee, Y. (2014). The Influence of National Culture on Customers' Cross-Buying Intentions in Asian Banking Services: Evidence from Korea and Taiwan. New York, NY: Routledge.

Mueller, B. (2008). Communicating with the Multicultural Consumer: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Reisinger, Y. & Turner, L. (2012). Cross-Cultural Behavior in Tourism. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
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Analysis of Study Site Files

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maintain complete and current study site files? Provide examples of how this documentation benefits the study and explain how it does so.

The lack of adequate, accurate and reliable source of documentation is a common finding in an investigator site inspection. It is also a commonly identified pitfall in the course of the sponsoring audits. The significance of the practice of good documentation demands emphasis on the investigator sites and towards the surety that the results of the study are a basis for the validity and credibility of the data. At a single site in question, recently, the source documents of an investigator site were unavailable due to the fact that the source machine containing the information had 'crashed'. Therefore, the evaluation of the record's adequacy was altered when availability was not a factor. The failure warning was therefore directed towards the investigator as the records to be maintained could…… [Read More]

References

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2008). Information sheet guidance for sponsors, clinical investigators, and IRBs: Frequently asked questions-Statement of the Investigator (Form FDA 1572). Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/FDA-2008-D-0406-gdl.pdf

Bargaje, C. (2011). Good documentation practice in clinical research. Perspectives in Clinical Research, 2(2), 59-63. http://doi.org/10.4103/2229-3485.80368
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Factors influencing PR investors to engage in derivatives use

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Miller, Winchel and Koonce (2015) made use of psychology research (which encapsulates an important derivatives context element - that organizational leaders display careful decision-making and, hence, have a right to employ derivatives), to posit that financial backers' perceptions of companies utilizing derivatives is based on company or industrial norms. The contention is that if companies suffer a negative result owing to its derivative action, financiers will more favorably assess the company, believing that its executives were more careful and had a sound basis for their choice, if derivative application is in line with company or industrial norms, as opposed to contradicting the norms. That is, the authors posited that company or industrial norms systematically changed the way an investor perceived a company's derivative usage.

In a Turkey-specific study, authors Ayturk, Yanik and Gurbuz (2016) studied the application of rate of interest, currency, commodity and other financial derivatives, together with its…… [Read More]

References

Ayturk, Y., Gurbuz, A., &Yanik, S. (2016). Corporate derivatives use and firm value: Evidence from Turkey. Borsa Istanbul Review, 108 - 120.

Hoffman, A., Post, T., &Pennings, J. (2015). How Investor Perceptions Drive Actual Trading and Risk-Taking Behavior. Journal of Behaviour Finance, 94 - 103.

Iqbal, Z. (2015). CEO age, education, and introduction of hedging in the oil and gas industry.Journal of Economics and Finance, 189 - 200.

Koonce, L., Miller, J., &Winchel, J. (2015).The Effects of Norms on Investor Reactions to Derivative Use.Contemporary Accounting Research Conference.CAAA.
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Factors Affecting the Retention of Students in Community Colleges

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Education - Theory

Addressing etention Issues in Community CollegesUsing Transition and Ecological/Environment Theory

Many community colleges face serious retention issues that affect student performance, persistence, and learning. The rationale employed in identifying alternative assessments involves overriding standardized test validities and predictive reliability issues. However, there are concerns regarding the derived holistic understanding among student outcomes. The goal of providing college educators through alternative supplemental approaches facilitate standardized testing of various evaluative measures as introduced. The issues of student self-assessment and social and value-added assessments, evaluations, and personal growth portfolios within community colleges had increased. The design suggests an institution of the writing and implementation of parallel outcomes in the studies are linked to different fundamental questions serving as subjects of confirm relevance to campus dynamics and student success.

The levels involved in making the students leave or stay are informative points on student engagement. This includes social and academic connection…… [Read More]

References

Braxton, J.M., & Doyle, W.R. (2013). Rethinking College Student Retention. New York: John Wiley & Sons,

Bronfenbrenner, U. (1994). Ecological Models of Human Development. International Encyclopedia of Education, vol. 3, 2nd ed., 131-214.

Evans, N.J., Forney, D.S., & Guido-DiBrito, F. (2010). Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.

Forney, E., & DiBrito, G. (1998).Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice. pp. 111-114.
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analysis of a'soccer position in turkey

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EDUCATION Programme

UEFA Certificate in Football Management -- The Turkish Edition

Assessment Guidelines

Each participant is expected to submit his/her assignment for Module 1, 2 & 3 by the 07.05.2017 directly to IDHEAP project manager. Participants should provide concrete evidence facts and references) to consolidate observations and assess the feasibility of the recommendations made. We emphasise the fact that these observations should be personal ones, drawn from their own assessment and not necessarily reflecting those of their institution. You are expected to write 250 words or more) for each of the questions.

Criteria for Grading Assignments

Assignment grades will be communicated three weeks after they have been submitted which will give participants ample opportunity to take into consideration the constructive feedback they have been given and use this to improve their subsequent submission. The criteria for grading are listed in the table below.

Criteria for Grading Written Assignments

Clear presentation…… [Read More]

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(Gonzalez, 2014)

(Jimoh & Danlami, 2011)
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Factors Contributing to Google's Success

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Google is a multinational organization that has specialized in offering services and products related to the internet. Some of these include online advertising of products and services, cloud computing and search. The global competitiveness and company's expansion has been facilitated by the multiple chains of products and services that it provides. Studies confirm that the company has over a million servers that it runs in data related centers throughout the world (Barksdale, & Lund, 2006). The comparative analysis that has been conducted affirmed that the company is among the leading companies that have the most visits by the internet users globally. Other than providing the services and products, the company offers employment opportunities to the public all over the world (Battelle, 2005). The purpose of this article is to provide an executive summary including an overview of the company's strategic plan for its clients.

It is pertinent to identify that…… [Read More]

References

Abraham, S.C. (2012). Strategic planning: a practical guide for competitive success (2nd ed.). Bingley, U.K.: Emerald.

Barksdale, S., & Lund, T. (2006). 10 steps to successful strategic planning. Alexandria, Va.: ASTD Press.

Battelle, J. (2005). The search: how Google and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture. New York: Portfolio.

Fogg, C.D. (1999). Implementing your strategic plan how to turn "intent" into effective action for sustainable change. New York: AMACOM
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Factors That Influence Organizations

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Organizational Behavior

Systems Model of Organizations Perspective

Analyzing an organization as a system can help understand how the organization is interconnected along a variety of different factors. These factors can include everything from the technology infrastructure to the organizational culture and the behaviors of individual employees. For example, an organization that has a learning culture can overcome any obstacles or organizational changes more quickly than more rigid structures. This analysis will briefly outline some of the implications for using a systems approach by discussing three factors that are present in an organization and how they may affect other parts of the organizational "system."

Organizational Culture

Organizational culture can be a difficult concept to define because it can be highly subjective in nature. Each organization develops a culture in which employees and stakeholders create a set of shared values and norms. The organizational culture can be guided by the organization's leadership…… [Read More]

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Analysis of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

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Nhst

Compare and Contrast Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST)

The most commonly used statistical technique for testing the impact of the factor being discussed on observations is Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST). Consequently, NHST is the famous approach to inferential statistics, especially when conducting quantitative research. Despite being the dominant approach, NHST has also become increasingly controversial given the belief by a considerable number of people that it is a flawed statistical method. The controversy and consideration of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing as a flawed statistical approach has contributed to the development of alternatives whose proponents consider more beneficial or advantageous unlike NHST. However, an understanding of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing requires correct interpretation of p values.

Meaning of p = .05

P value is commonly used across statistical approaches including regression analysis and t-tests because it determines the statistical importance or significance in testing a hypothesis. According to Frost…… [Read More]

References

Carver, R.P. (1978). The Case against Statistical Significance Testing. Retrieved November 30, 2015, from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.120.780&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Frost, J. (2014, April 17). How to Correctly Interpret P values. Retrieved November 30, 2015, from http://blog.minitab.com/blog/adventures-in-statistics/how-to-correctly-interpret-p-values

Gliner, J.A., Leech, N.L. & Morgan, G.A. (2002). Problems With Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST): What Do the Textbooks Say? The Journal of Experimental Education, 71(7), 83-92.

Levine et al. (2008). A Critical Assessment of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing in Quantitative Communication Research. Human Communication Research, 34, 171-187.
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Factors Affecting Student's Adaptation to Learning Environments

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Transitioning and Student Wellbeing

Integration, Wellbeing, and Success of Transitioning of Students Background

Migration is a common phenomenon for many families around the globe. When a family moves, children often face the challenges of adapting to the behavior, culture, and requirements of the new school (Heinlein & Shinn, 2000). Significant evidence shows that the effects of moving affect students and teachers moving to a new school more than it does for the receiving students and teachers. However, those affected by changes in the learning environment are more resilient and can adapt easily to the new environment than their parents and teachers. The influence of mobility on the performance of the students has been an area of focus with a history that dates back to the beginning of World War II.

Significant evidence shows conflicting results on the effect mobility have on the performance of students, with some postulating it reduces…… [Read More]

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Franke, T.M., & Hartman, C. (2003). Student mobility: how some children get left behind. The Journal of Negro Education, 72(1), 1-5.

Gruman, DH, Harachi, T.W., Abbott, R.D., Catalano, R.F., & Fleming, C.B. (2008). Longitudinal effects of student mobility on three dimensions of elementary school engagement. Child Development, 79(6), 1833-1852

Hattie, J. (2009) Making learning visible: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement. London: Routledge

Heinlein, L.M., & Shinn, M. (2000). School mobility and student achievement in an urban setting. Psychology in the Schools, 37(4), 349-357.
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Factors Affecting Inner City Developmental Outcomes

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Amato, P.R. (2005). The impact of family formation change on the cognitive, social, and emotional well-being of the next generation. arriage and Child Wellbeing, 15(2), 75-96. The author addressed two questions related to child development in single-parent households: (1) cognitive, social, and emotional consequences, and (2) etiology of outcome differences. This review of the research literature was up-to-date 2005. Overall, the author concluded that children of single-parent households will do more poorly throughout their life, but only modestly so. Protective variables included remarriage and cohabitation, in that order. The author pays careful attention to inconsistent and mixed findings within and between studies, thereby rendering the review credible.

Shook, S.E., Jones, D.J., Forehand, R., Dorsey, S., & Brody, G. (2010). The mother-coparent relationship and youth adjustment: A study of African-American single-mother families. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(3), 243-51. This study examined the impact of coparent relationship quality on child development outcomes…… [Read More]

McMahon, T.J., & Luthar, S.S. (2007). Defining characteristics and potential consequences of caretaking burden among children living in urban poverty. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77(2), 267-81. This study examined the impact of caretaker burden imposed on children between the ages of 8 and 17, living in inner-city households with mothers abusing drugs or suffering from psychiatric problems. Doing household chores, caring for siblings, and/or caring for mother were significant predictors of internalizing and externalizing behaviors and social competence. The authors mentioned continued controversy about how to measure caretaker burden in children, which could represent a significant limitation of this study.

Sagrestano, L.M., Paikoff, R.L., Holmbeck, G.N., & Fendrich, M. (2003). A longitudinal examination of familial risk factors for depression among inner-city African-American adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 17(1), 108-20. This longitudinal study followed children of inner-city, African-American single-parent household to better understand how family factors influenced the incidence of depression and anxiety among children and parents. Increased family conflict and reduced parental monitoring were both significant predictors of child depression, while increased positive parenting was protective. Interestingly, parental depression was increased by peer interactions with the child and decreased by positive parenting. The data was based on self-reports from child and mother and revealed significant differences in perceptions, which the authors attributed in part to the immaturity of the child.

Florsheim, P., Tolan, P., & Gorman-Smith, D. (1998). Family relationships, parenting practices, the availability of male family members, and the behavior of inner-city boys in single-mother and two-parent families. Child Development, 69(5), 1437-47. African-American and Latino families, with boys between 10- and 15-years of age and living in inner-city Chicago neighborhoods, were recruited to participate in a study examining possible predictors of externalizing behaviors. Externalizing behaviors by the boys in the study were reduced significantly by feelings of family cohesion, structure, discipline, affiliation, and the presence of a positive male influence. Although child self-reports were the source for much of this data, the externalizing data was based on child, parent, and teacher reports.
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Analysis of Friedmans The World Is Flat

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World is Flat" is taken from a metaphorical point-of-view to highlight the development and advancement of technology in the world. The author, Thomas Friedman, asserts that the world has become flatter because technology together with other factors has turned the world into a smaller place. The author describes the manner in which technology has made the world become more competitive and elucidates what is necessary to compete in this new world that is deemed flat. For instance, Friedman offers a description of how manufacturing firms have relocated the location of their plants to international areas to make the most of cheaper labor and raw materials.

This is towards objective of coming up with products that are cost-effective and more competitive in the marketplace. This particular aspect of outsourcing has disseminated into the service industry also. Friedman describes various instances where tax returns of companies in the United States are accounted…… [Read More]

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Caldwell, J. (2005). Book Report On The World Is Flat. Retrieved 17 October 2015 from: http://www.workforceincubator.org/Portals/0/flat_world.pdf

Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Picador

Griedsom, T. S. (2007). Book Review. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Retrieved 17 October 2015 from: https://afcpe.org/assets/pdf/12-book-review-world-is-flat-volume-18-issue-2.pdf

Lee, M. (n.d). Book Summary: The World is Flat (Thomas L. Friedman).
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Factor to the Low Income Country Has the Greatest Impact of Economic Growth

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Cambodia is currently experiencing something of an economic renaissance, in particular vs. where the country has been. In the late 1970s, Cambodia faced brutal government under the Pol Pot regime. The cities were emptied as the Khmer ouge mobilized the nation's entire workforce to produce rice, most of which was exported to China. As part of this reorganization of society, the Khmer ouge killed all dissidents, intellectuals or people of skill. The result was that, when the Vietnamese liberated the country, Cambodia had absolutely no functioning economy, and no people who could drive the economy and the country forward. The Khmer ouge lingered on as a force in the country for a long time, further stunting opportunity for economic development. Now today, Cambodia's economy is beginning to show signs of life.

Facts & Figures

The country's GDP has increased an average of more than 6% per year since 2004, including…… [Read More]

References

CIA World Factbook. (2013). Cambodia. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved December 16, 2013 from  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cb.html
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Analysis of a Case Study

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easters, Springfield's new Class A minor league baseball team had to solve the common issue of earning sufficient revenues from concession and ticket sales that would help fund their jobs in Springfield. The issue was aggravated by knowing that the Falcons, the only other professional sports team in Springfield, would have to leave because they failed to gain enough revenue from ticket and concession sales. The limitations were that only the budget of players' salaries as well as ball and bat expenses were funded by major league teams. Any and all other expenses, the minor league teams were accountable for and had to pay. Therefore, Nor'easters had to figure out a pricing policy that will them to break-even or make profit in order to raise revenues for their other expenses. If they failed to do so, they would have to follow the Falcons and move out of Springfield.

While Buckingham's…… [Read More]

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Analysis Knowledge of Employment and Criminal Law Is Important for Security Manager

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Employment Law Is as Important as Knowledge of Criminal Law to the Security Manager

EMPLOYMENT LAW IS AS IMPOTANT AS CIMINAL LAW

The role of a security manager requires diversity; they are required to oversee a department in order to reduce theft, fraud and make sure an organization's assets are well protected. At the same time, the managers enforce the company's policy and procedures. Mostly, the managers are expected to wear their "human resources hat" to be able to understand the rights and welfare of their co-workers. This, together with the direct line reports, enables them to work within the codes of practice while maintaining a professional working relationship. Therefore, it's crucial for the security manager to generally understand the employment law, especially in those areas that directly relate to their role. The knowledge is critical whilst dealing with issues or situations that may arise with regards to other employees.…… [Read More]

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Ashworth A and Redmayne M, (2010), The Criminal Process (4th ed, Oxford: OUP).

De Barnier V, (2014), "Chapter 16: Counterfeiting: The challenges for governments, companies and consumers, in Gill M, The Handbook of Security, Edition Palgrave Handbook, ISBN: 9781137323279

Hall M, (2009) Victims of Crime: Policy and Practice in Criminal Justice (Cullompton: Willan).

Herring J, (2014), CRIMINAL LAW: Text, Cases, and Materials, SIXTH EDITION, Oxford University Press
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Analysis by Comparison and Contrast of Powerpoint vs Prezi

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powerpoint vs. Prezi

There are a number of claims that the author of "99.9% of grammar is obsolete," David Wertheimer, makes in this particular article. The thesis of this article is that conventional grammatical rules and conventions are obsolete in the wake of communication facilitated by the internet and embraced by various mobile devices. As such, the author writes in a sarcastic style in which he embraces the new development of the English language facilitated by the aforementioned means of communication, and warns that standard written English is waning. He emphasizes several different points to aid him in demonstrating the veracity of his thesis.

The author claims that the specific form that the new language will take (or perhaps already has taken) is based on abbreviations. He alternately calls this new method of communication newspeak or internet-speak, a fact which the subsequent quotation demonstrates.

As users evolve, becoming accustomed to…… [Read More]

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Wertheimer, D. (2002). 99.9% of grammar is obsolete. Digital Web Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.digital-web.com/articles/999_of_proper_grammar_is_obsolete/
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External Analysis Coca-Cola

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Coca Cola -- External Analysis

An external analysis of Coca-Cola (NAICS # 312111 -- Soft Drink Manufacturing) requires scrutiny of the specific industry environment with Porter's 5-Forces model and examination of the larger business environment through a PEST analysis. In his interview on YouTube, Porter speaks of the five factors of Competitive Rivalry, Threat of New Entrants, Threat of Substitute Products, Bargaining Power of Suppliers, and Bargaining Power of Buyers. He also discusses the underlying forces for each factor, examining the Airline Industry, in which all five factors are strong, and the Soft Drink Manufacturing Industry, in which all five factors are "benign," essentially making the Soft Drink Industry "a license to print money" (Harvard Business Publishing, 2008). Porter stresses the importance and flexibility of his five forces, which keeps an organization focused on "underlying fundamentals" so the organization's leadership is not tricked or trapped by the latest trend or…… [Read More]

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American Demographics. (2012). American demographics - News - Advertising age. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from Adage.com Web site:  http://adage.com/section/american-demographics/195 

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PESTLE Analysis Macdonald's Step Analysis Technological Economic

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PESTLE analysis?

MacDonald's STEP analysis

Technological

Economic

In this paper, we explore the concept of STEP analysis by means of illustration. We perform an elaborate STEP analysis of McDonald's, the world's fast food giant. This is then followed by a recommendation on what actions McDonald's can do in order to take care of the issues that have been exposed via the STEPanalysis.

McDonald's is a food and beverage franchise that by 2001 boasted of close to 28,700 outlets spread in 120 nations Karen,2005). The company's food outlets are very popular among the youth. It offers an environment which is perceived to be safe for families as they can enjoy quality food at an affordable price in a clean environment. The food chain offers its client a familiar environment that is characterized by a McDonald's clown as well as stunning interior worldwide as pointed out by Debres (2005). The company has…… [Read More]

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Aswathappa, A (2006): International Business: Tata McGraw-Hill: p, 226

Barriaux, M (2007).McDonald's goes green - but not all customers are lovin' it. The Guardian

Greider, W (2003): Victory at McDonald's: The Nation: 277 (5): p, 8

Daniels, K (2010). PESTLE analysis  http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/factsheets/pestle-analysis.aspx
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Human Factors Engineering There Is

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The work environment, for example, could be conducive to this type of stress, as can the relationship with other employees and with supervisors.

This type of fatigue is vastly different from the mental or physical fatigue of direct work overburden, and is also more subtle than these types of fatigue. It should therefore be carefully monitored in terms of its nature and how it interacts with other types of fatigue, particularly when the workforce is diminished.

Because of the complexity of psychological loading factors, Dr. Bill should be careful to monitor, revise, and update company policy in terms of issues such as communication among employees as well as among employees and their supervisors. Communication can play a significant part in how employees perceive their work, as well as how they experience the burden of their work in a psychological sense.

Mental loading, on the other hand, is probably the most…… [Read More]

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Xiameter Case Analysis Advantages of Needs-Based vs

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Xiameter Case Analysis

Advantages of Needs-Based vs. End User-Based Segmentation Strategies

Suggestions for Xiameter Product and Pricing Strategies

Advice and ecommendations

Xiameter's success as a subsidiary of Dow Corning is predicated on the successful differentiation of an entirely new business unit based on the concept of reducing operating expenses and passing on the savings to the customer. The Web-only, highly automated approach to order fulfillment, complemented by a reduced product lien footprint and terms of sale that stressed velocity over complexity were also what many customers of the company were looking for (Bloemhard, 2012). Where Dow Corning succeeded and others have failed with e-commerce strategies revolved around the key factors and decisions that shaped the business model and marketing strategy for Xiameter. The advantages of needs-based vs. end-user-based segmentation are evident in the success of the Xiameter e-commerce strategy. These advantages o being needs-based are analyzed in this paper as…… [Read More]

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Bacheldor, B. 2005, "Innovation Engine: Dow Corning invests in change," InformationWeek,, no. 1047, pp. 36-36.

Bloemhard, J. 2012, "E-Commerce Efficiency," Adhesives & Sealants Industry, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 24-25.

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Financial Analysis of Chevron From the Perspective

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financial analysis of Chevron from the perspective of a potential creditor. The issue surrounds primarily the creditworthiness of Chevron rather than the type of credit that would be issued. Specifically, the issue is whether "we" would lend Chevron 10% of its net assets. The net assets for Chevron are $209.474 billion, so the amount in question is $20.9 billion in new debt. The report will first analyze the financial statements of Chevron in general terms, focusing on trends and ratios, and drawing conclusions about the overall financial health of the company based on that analysis. The second part of the paper will outline some of the criteria that a lending institution would have for lending to a company, and then that criteria will be applied to Chevron specifically.

Chevron operates in the hydrocarbon industry, where it is one of the world's largest companies with sales of $241.9 billion and net…… [Read More]

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2011 Chevron Annual Report. Retrieved February 25, 2013 from http://www.chevron.com/annualreport/2011/

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Gap Pesti and SWOT Analysis Scope in

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Gap Pesti and SWOT Analysis

SCOPE

In this section, I am doing a PESTI and SWOT analysis of GAP Inc. The goal of a PESTI and SWOT analysis is to evaluate the performance of a firm by using their financial statements[footnoteef:1]. In a PESTI and SWOT analysis you can determine the value of a firm by looking at its profitability and its growth. I will be using SWOT analysis and cash flow analysis to assess GAP's performance. After analyzing GAP I will forecast the next ten years based on our findings. [1: AmCham, eal Economy-Egypt. (Source: MoFT, January 2003 and Central Egyptian BankCEB, February 2002).]

I can either look at SWOT for GAP over several years to determine the success of the firm or I can compare the SWOT of GAP to other firms in the same industry. These SWOTs allow us to relate the financial numbers to the business…… [Read More]

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650, Mona El-Fiqi.
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Netflix Analysis Industry Drivers the Intent of

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Netflix Analysis

Industry Drivers

The intent of this analysis is to discuss the key industry drivers that are creating opportunities and threats for Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), in addition to defining the future of the mail-based and online movie rental subscription service. Competition from Video-On-Demand (VOD) services offered by cable television companies including Time Warner Cable, Comcast and others, combined with kiosk delivery network Redbox and the vertical integration of lockbuster are fundamentally reordering the industry today

(Netflix Investor Relations, 2013). Competition continues to accelerate as each of these competitors invest in research & development (R&D) to increase the performance and reliability of their individual services.

Of the myriad of economic factors that impact their business, Netflix senior management is most concerned and tracks through weekly reporting the level of consumer spending on entertainment in aggregate and for DVID, game and video rental specifically (Netflix Investor Relations, 2013). Additional external factors…… [Read More]

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Mcdonald's Case Analysis Report Case

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Since the "Made for you" production process has been tested and assured to be a workable process for McDonald's this should be implemented on a storewide basis despite the huge upfront expenses to be incurred by the company. These upfront expenses will be compensated by the huge returns and improvements in quality of customer service that come from the company's use of this new production system Hall, osenthal, & Wade, 1993.

This will enable McDonald's to accommodate customized orders as a source of sustained competitive advantage as well as to reduce the service wait time to bring McDonald's to be a chief organization in terms of speed of service to consumers. This "Made for you" production system will also enable McDonald's to serve their consumers with greater flexibility by creating a standardized production system which ensures efficiency and consistency across all McDonald's branches.

Consumer targeting strategies

McDonald's target clients have…… [Read More]

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Angiomax Case Analysis Will the Angiomax Product

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Angiomax Case Analysis

Will the Angiomax product be a low or a high priced product? Why?

Given the concepts and frameworks as defined by Dolan and Gourville in their accumulated research on pricing, it is clear the Angiomax product will be able to sustain a significantly higher price over time. The overall premise of The Medicines Company is based on taking products that have not succeeded in the market, and re-introducing them, often at a higher price. This strategy works out exceptionally well as it often yields significantly higher gross margins.

Heparin was most likely priced to re-cover Research & Development (R&D) expenses in addition to ensuring there was just enough gross margin for the distribution channel to take the product on. This approach to pricing the product ensured it would be seen as a commodity, as the accumulated research of Dolan and Gourville confirm. While there are a multiplicity…… [Read More]

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Organization Analysis Analysing Organisation Using Relevant Theoretical

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Organization Analysis

Analysing Organisation: Using relevant theoretical perspectives frameworks, critically analyse organisation choice.

Analyzing organization is the process of assessing the organizations systems, functionality and capacity so as to increase the organizations performance, efficiency and overall output. This is done by using various theories and models whose aim is to understand the structure of the organization, technology and behavioral relationships Bate, Khan, & Pye, 2000.

This should be a periodic and detailed activity that assists the organizations management to identify any inefficiency or problems that may have risen and have not been dealt with the management will then come up with strategies to deal with them.

The Company

Compulyzed Telecommunications is a telecommunications company dealing with telephone, cabling, and internet provision services for both home and corporate clients. Compulyzed Telecommunications had an increase of 1.7% operating profit in the fiscal year 2011 as compared to the previous year this was…… [Read More]

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Bloodgood, J.M., & Bauerschmidt, A. (2002). Competitive Analysis: Do Managers Accurately Compare Their Firms To Competitors? Journal of Managerial Issues, 14(4), 418-434.
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Financial Analysis and More Specifically Financial Ratios

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financial analysis and more specifically financial ratios has been noted by Finkler, Marc and Baker (2007, p.253) to be important to managers since it can help them in making informed decisions. In this paper, we present the concept of ratio analysis as applied to healthcare facilities.

The concept and purpose of ratio analysis

Financial statement analysis is noted by Flex Monitoring Team (2005) to be very important to managers, boards, payers as well as lenders for them to effectively make the right judgments on the financial health of their organizations. atio analysis is one of the most accepted methods of assessing the financial health of an organization. The data that is used for ratio analysis is derived from income statements and balance sheets. It is a fact that most health care systems, hospitals as well as various other healthcare organizations routinely employ ratio analysis in evaluating their financial condition and…… [Read More]

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Finkler, SA.,Ward, DM ] and Baker, JJ (2007).Essentials of Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations. Jones & Bartlett Learning,

Flex Monitoring Team (2005). Financial Indicators for Critical Access Hospitals. Available online at http://www.flexmonitoring.org/documents/BriefingPaper7_FinancialIndicators.pdf
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SPORT2SPORT Agnecy Analysis Sport 2

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This aspect is greatly leveraged upon by Sport2Sport as different target populations share their experiences on company's Facebook page. There is also an aspect of quick customer response having the potential of going viral over the internet. This makes companies such as Sport2Sport to focus on customer satisfaction and prompt response. Although it may seem untraditional not to focus on traditional advertising and marketing mediums, the paradigm shift in approach to marketing and advertisement has led this agency to effectively spend their marketing budget on online campaigns and maintenance of web-presence.

IV- Organizational structure

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has reported that Sport2Sport is a limited liability company (LLC) with its current rating at A-. The highest possible rating that an agency can get with BBB is A+ (BBB Business eview, 2013). The length of time that the firm is in business is the only potentially negative factor reported by the…… [Read More]

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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]

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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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Economic Analysis New Electronics Market Analysis Competitor

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Economic Analysis

New electronics market analysis

Competitor analysis is a tool used in marketing as well as strategic management whereby an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of an organizations both current and potential competitors is done. A useful technique in carrying out a competitor analysis is the construction of a competitor array. This is done through various steps first identification of the industry that the organization wants to venture into. This encompasses the scope and nature of that particular industry (Abahe.co, 2011). The second step involves the determination of competitors for the intended product. The third thing is identifying customers and the benefits they expect from the organization. It is also crucial to find out the key factors of success in the industry. Through this analysis the organization acquires both defensive and offensive strategic context so that it identifies threats and opportunities that are present. Competitor analysis is therefore…… [Read More]

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Abahe.co (2011) .Marketing strategy and competitive analysis. Retrieved February 7, 2014 from  http://www.abahe.co.uk/business-administration/Marketing-Strategy-and-Competitive-Analysis.pdf 

Business Book Mall, (2011). How Elasticity of Demand Affects Total Revenue. Retrieved February 7, 2014 from  http://www.businessbookmall.com/economics_19_how_elasticity_of_demand_affects_total_revenue.htm 

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