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Cycle Cost Analysis Lcca the Importance of Such an Analysis

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Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and the Importance of Such an Analysis

In essence, life-cycle cost analysis, LCCA, is an important tool that aids in the qualification of a specified project's alternative investment options differential costs. Its relevance, therefore, in logistics management and operations cannot be overstated. In addition to highlighting the factors of a life cycle cost analysis, this text will also concern itself with relevance of such an analysis.

There are various definitions that have been offered for LCCA. Sanchez-Silva and Klutke (2015, p. 233) define LCCA as " ....an economic assessment of completing design alternatives, considering all costs of ownership over the economic life of each alternative, expressed in equivalent dollars." This is the definition that will be adopted in this discussion.

It is important to note that LCCA can be utilized in a wide range of capital investment decisions, particularly in those instances where costs (initial)…… [Read More]

References

Blanchard, B.S. ( 2007). Life-Cycle Costing: An Effective Tool for Total Asset Management. Systems Engineering and Management for Sustainable Development, Vol. II, 32-48

Sanchez-Silva, M. & Klutke, G. (2015). Reliability and Life-Cycle Analysis of Deteriorating Systems. New York, NY: Springer.
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Life Long Learners One of

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Parts of the theory are individual but coherent. The microsystem is the smallest layer in the sense that it is closest to the child and contains all the structures of which the child has regular contact. It includes the relationships and structures that the child uses to define their surroundings (family, school, and neighborhood). The interactions in this layer are primary modifiers, but are continually impacted by other layers. The mesosystem is the rather amorphous way that Microsystems morph and interact with another -- connections between events and organizations. The exosystem is the larger social system in which the child does not directly interact but has a profound effect on the Microsystems (positive and negative effects, etc.). The macrosystem, or the outermost layer in the child's environment consists of laws, customs, values, and norms -- all of which the child is expected to assimilate prior to becoming part of that…… [Read More]

REFERENCES and WORKS CONSULTED

Bronfenbrenner, U. (1979). The Ecology of Human Development. Harvard University

Press.

Chinn, C. And a. Samarapungavan. (2001). "Distinguishing Between Understanding

And Belief." Theory into Practice. 40 (4): 235-42.
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Life of a Project

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improvement and where the project that will be discussed in this paper will evolve is the problem in monitoring the attendance and leaves of employees which affect the processing of employees' payroll. A proposed solution, which is the implementation of an automated system, shall be discussed in the following section.

The objective of this project is to resolve payroll-inaccuracies wherein the payroll department always receives complains regarding miscalculations of employee salary due to inconsistent recording of employees' leaves, absences, and attendance at work. That is, the absences, leaves, and overtimes are currently being filed manually. By automating the attendance (i.e. Time IN/OUT) and leave/absence application of employees, the payroll department can accurately compute the employees' salaries.

Assumptions egarding the Project

New technologies continuously emerge, thus it is important that the company should go with the flow of advancing the organization's business operation in terms of using technology-based solutions that facilitate…… [Read More]

References

Project Management Lifecycle Made Simple.

Retrieved on August 24, 2005 from Online.

Web site: http://www.method123.com/lifecycle.php

Nine Steps to an Effective Proposal
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Life and Death Explored in

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All of these scenes indicate that there might be little more than nothing after life. This poem allows us to see that Dickinson was not happy with accepting the traditional attitudes toward death and dying.

Another poem that examines death is "The Bustle in the House." Again, we see death is uneventful. Elizabeth Piedmont-Marton claims that in Dickinson's poetry, "the moment of death seems often less momentous than ordinary" (Piedmont-Marton) and it is "one of the most disturbing and powerful characteristics of Dickinson's poems" (Piedmont-Marton). "The Bustle in the House," demonstrates this assertion very well with its idea of humanity continuing to get along with the "industries" (the Bustle in the House 3) of life after a loved one dies. The heart of the dead is swept up (4), making it seem like the process of death needs a clean sweep and that is it. Mourning is nothing more than…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Dickinson, Emily. "Because I Could Not Stop for Death." The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. 8th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press. 2009.

Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died." The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. 8th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press. 2009.

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church." The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. 8th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press. 2009.

Tell All the Truth but Tell it Slant. " the Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. 8th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press. 2009.
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Cycle of Violence With Children

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Despite these compelling findings, many youth are not routinely assessed for such violence exposure and its ramifications by the educational, child welfare, social service, and juvenile justice systems with which they frequently interact." (2007) This exposure is not only related to outcomes of a negative nature as well as heightened drug use and greater HIV related risk behaviors." (Vioson, 2007) the work of McDowell (2006) entitled: "Caring for Child Victims: Countering the Effects of Domestic Violence" published in the Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing states that children are affected by family violence and that holistic assessment by the nurse is "essential to understanding the stressor of domestic violence." (McDowell, 2006) it is important to understand that less than one-third of domestic violence cases are reported. This author specifically charges the pediatric nurse in having the knowledge and skills necessary to identify childhood trauma from having witnessed family abuse.

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Bibliography

Dalpaiz, C.M. (2006) Breaking Free, Starting Over: Parenting in the Aftermath of Family Violence. Family Therapy Journal Vol. 33 Issue 1 San Diego 2006.

Henry, M.; Szajnberg, N. (2006) My Life is a Longing: Child Abuse and its Adult Sequelae: Results of Brody Longitudinal Study from Birth to age 30" International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Vol. 87, Issue 2.

Hurley (2006) Internalized Other Interviewing of Children Exposed to Violence. Journal of Systematic Therapies. Summer 2006. Vol. 25. Guilford Publications, Inc.

Kaplow, J.B.; Saxe, G.N.; Putman, F.W.; Pynoos, R.S.; and Lieberman, a.F. (2006) the Long-Term Consequences of Early Childhood Trauma. A Case Study and Discussion. Psychiatry. New York Winter 2006. Vol. 69. Issue 4.
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Life After Execution -- Perspectives

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Paradoxically, states with harsher criminal statutes and higher conviction rates tend to maintain fewer inmate developmental programs because high-volume prisons tend to be run on a for-profit basis that discourages "unnecessary" spending. The most cynical suggestion is that decreasing recidivism is against the financial interests of private prisons and (although to a lesser extent,) those of government-run prisons as well (Schmalleger, 2008).

Other aspects of many types of contemporary criminal trends may also significantly undermine any strategy of deterrence through awareness of strict prosecution and sentencing. In that regard, law enforcement authorities across the nation have catalogued volumes of information about criminal subcultures in general and of the street gang mentality in particular (Pinizzotto, Davis, & Miller, 2007). Urban street gangs in particular have given rise to a culture of remorseless violence and disregard for the consequences of even the most violent crime that largely precludes any real deterrent value…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Dershowitz, A. (2002). Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York:

Bantam Books.

Friedman, A. (2005). A History of American Law. New York: Touchstone.

Gerrig, R, Zimbardo, P. (2008). Psychology and Life. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
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Sales Promotion and Product Life

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Much of the promotional campaigns throughout the introduction and growth periods were centered on this facility.

According to different sources, the purpose of the promotion element was to promote "revolutionary communications and audio/visual experience" as an integrated experience. This would be the fundamental message in the introduction and growth promotions and the explanation for this is simple, being connected with something mentioned in the introduction: besides exceptional individual features, such as the touch screen, the most important asset of the iPhone is its capacity to integrate different instruments from different areas of our every day activity.

The iPhone is at the same time a camera, an accessible way to navigate the Internet, to communicate with one's friends or colleagues through different environments (email, text messages, voice) and so on. Emphasizing this during the introduction stage of the product encouraged this idea to be carried on into the other stages as…… [Read More]

Bibliography

1. Honan, Matthew (January 9, 2007). "Apple unveils iPhone." Macworld. On the Internet at http Retrieved on February 19, 2009

2. Grossman, Lev (October 31, 2007). "Invention of the Year: The iPhone." On the Internet at http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1678581,00.html. Retrievedon February 19, 2009

3. Yeshin, Tony. Sales Promotion. International Thomson Business Press. April 2006. Page 56.

4. 2002-2007. The Product Life Cycle. Internet Center for Management and Business Administration Inc. On the Internet at  http://www.netmba.com/marketing/product/lifecycle/ .Lastretrieved on February 19, 2009
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Product Development Cycle

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Product Life Cycle

The product category chosen for the purpose of discussion in this paper is the domestic airline industry in the United States, which is in the mature stage of its product life cycle. The fact that the domestic airline industry in the U.S. is in the maturity stage is evident when the category is traced through the various stages of the product life cycle: "...the Product Life Cycle (PLC) is based upon the biological life cycle... A seed is planted (introduction); it begins to sprout (growth); it shoots out leaves and puts down roots as it becomes an adult (maturity); after a long period as an adult the plant begins...to die." (Marketing Teacher)

The aviation industry was born in the early twentieth century when aircraft technology was first developed by the right brothers in the United States leading to the use of aircrafts in orld ar I, with…… [Read More]

Works Cited

AIAA. "History of Flight." American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Web site.

Accessed June 19, 2004: http://www.flight100.org/history/us.html

Airlines Industry Profile." Yahoo! Finance. Accessed June 19, 2004:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/prof/4.html
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Beauty and Life of the Monarch Butterfly

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Beauty and Life of the Monarch Butterfly

This is a paper about the Monarch Butterfly. What animal kingdom is it from? Listed is the life cycle of the butterfly. What are the adaptations of the Monarch Butterfly?

THE BEAUTY OF THE MONACH BUTTEFLY

Many people think butterflies live in a carefree environment, but they are wrong. They seem so peaceful visiting flowers, but they are bound by social conventions and instincts of their own. Although their lives appear to be so simple, yet their lives are quite demanding (Farrand 1990). The beauty of the Monarch is found delighting in most butterfly lovers. The life of a Monarch Butterfly is quite complicated as it meets the instincts that it is bound with. A butterfly's life depends on finding enough food, where to lay its eggs safely, the intricate demands of courtships, and on finding the right spot of transformation from a…… [Read More]

References

Butterflies and Moths" Encarta Encyclopedia Article. http://encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?z=1&pg=2&ti=761578331&cid=2

Butterflies The World of Nature" 1990. New York: Gallery Books

Carson, Shawn. "Unraveling the Secrets of Monarchs" Scientific American Sep. 1997 Vol. 277 Issue 3 p. 90

Darrach, Brad. "Millions of Monarchs" Life. Aug 93. Vol. 16. Issue 9. p. 50
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Seasons of Life That Are Characteristic of

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seasons of life" that are characteristic of Western societies. Name the rites of passage that mark the transitions from one period of life to the next.

Seasons of life: Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, Old Age, and Dying.

Rites of Passage: Puberty and struggling to gain independence and learn their own identies in the transition from Child to Adult (some religions have Bar and Bat Mitzvahs or Communion); marriage, maintaining a family, and participating in all aspects of society in Maturity; Status as matriarch or patriarch and declining health mark the passage of Elder to Death.

Over half of all women over 65 are widows, whereas only 13.6% of men over age 65 are widowed. What factors account for these statistics?

Answer: As socialization takes over men become more aggressive, and more individualistic which results in higher rates of accidents, violence, suicide, and hazardous behaviors like smoking and drinking in excess leading…… [Read More]

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Devel Family Cycle Theory Successful Completion of Developmental

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Devel/Family Cycle Theory

Successful completion of developmental tasks enables a person to make a smooth transition to adulthood. According to family life cycle theory (FLC), a paradigm rooted in the ideas of Duvall and Hill, there are eight stages of development with normative age role expectations for the nuclear family (Hill, 1970; Hill & ogers, 1964; ice, 1994; all cited in Erickson, 1998). More recent work on FLC by McGoldrick and Carter offer a new set of stages that they believe describe the fundamental American middle-class family at the beginning of the 21st century (VanKatwyk). According to McGoldrick and Carter, the family life cycle refers to "the expansion, contraction, and realighnemt of the relationship system to support the entry, exit, and development of family members in a functional way" (2003, p. 384, cited in Erickson). Their six stage classification lists the following:

Leaving home: single young adults

The joining of…… [Read More]

References

Erickson, M.J. (1998). Revisioning the family life cycle theory and paradigm in marriage and Family. American Journal of Family Therapy 26(4), pp. 341-355.

Jordyn, M., & Byrd, M. (2003). The relationship between the living arrangements of university students and their identity development. Adolescence 38(150), pp. 267-278.

VanKatwyk, P.L. (n.d.). Family life cycle theory. Theories of Human Development. Retrieved from http://freedownload.is/pdf/family-life-cycle-theory-3553375.html
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Star Life

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Stars

All stars are born of nebulas, massive clouds comprised mainly of hydrogen, with about three percent helium gas too. Due to gravity, the atoms of the various elements in the nebula will group, bond, or "clump" together. As gravity continues to impact the behavior of the gases and elements in the nebula, a protostar is born. The process of atomic accumulation in the center of the nebula forming a protostar is known as accretion. During the accretion stage, the protostar is highly unstable. As the protostar stabilizes and achieves equilibrium, it is in a better position to become a fully-fledged star. Otherwise, the protostar will dissipate and die. Equilibrium is achieved when there is a balance between the pressure of atoms to move away from the gravitational center and the pressure to conform to the gravitational pull at the center. Gravity is a primary and formative force throughout the…… [Read More]

Reference

"Star Life Cycle." Retrieved online: http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/Labs/StarLife/starlife_main.html
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Biology Life Is Great A

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In fact, I think I'll just keep eating for a while, I'm not feeling quite full yet. There, that did it.

Did I mention there's a whole bunch of us hanging out in here? Well, it seems there were quite a few of us in that fish our human ate, and we've all taken up residence here. Some of us are in the intestines, but most of us are just hanging out here, enjoying the company. After breakfast, I just take a little time to digest my meal, and then it's time for my own morning cleansing. I'll excrete my nasty stuff, right into my human's bile, and then it will travel out along with my human's excretions. I spend some time shifting around and making sure I'm securely attached, so I don't head outside along with the morning meal, and then, I'm ready to do my favorite thing for…… [Read More]

References

Editors. "Clonorchiasis." Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 2007. 17 Nov. 2007. http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/DPDX/HTML/Clonorchiasis.htm

Fan, P.C. "Viability of metacercariae of Clonorchis sinensis in Frozen or Salted Freshwater Fish." International Journal for Parasitology, Vol. 28, No. 4, 1998, April. 603-605.

Lin, Rui Lin, and Xueming Li, Chungeng Lan, Senhai Yu, Kawanaka Masanori. "Investigation on the Epidemiological Factors of Clonorchis sinensis Infection in an Area of South China." Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol. 36, No 5, 2005. 1114-1117.

Shin, Hai-Rim, and Chae-Un Lee, Hyung-Jong Park, Sang-Young Seol, Jung-Myeong Chung, Ha-Chin Choi, Yoon-Ok Ahn, Takao Shigemastu. "Hepatitis B and C Virus, Clonorchis sinensis for the Risk of Liver Cancer: A Case-Control Study in Pusan, Korea." International Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 25, No. 5, 1996. 933-940.
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Marketing Life Stage Segmentation the Generational Cohort

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Marketing

Life Stage Segmentation

The generational cohort segmentation shows how segmentation divides a population into smaller distinct groups. The different and unique characteristics of each group formed during segmentation allow advertisers to get an important guidance for communications planning. There are generally five ways of using this information once advertisers have divided a certain group.

First, segmentation permits advertisers to consider differences within the potential consumer audience for a particular product or service. As the segment characteristics in the generational cohort segmentation illustrate, it is unlikely that all individuals in the broader adult population will see all brands within a product category as equally acceptable or all advertising messages for brands within a category as equally relevant or persuasive. Different segments are likely to respond differently to the same product or advertising message. Thus, segmentation provides the information required for the planning and presentation of an advertising campaign that exactly…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Faye Rice, "Making Generational Marketing Come of Age," Fortune (June 25, 1995): 110-113.

Art Weinstein, Market Segmentation (Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing Company, 1994). 8-9.

Campbell Gibson, "The Four Baby Boomers," American Demographics (November 1993): 36- 40.

Gabriella Stem, "Aging Boomers Are New Target For Maybelline," Wall Street Journal (April 13, 1993): B1.
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Dante's Journey Through His 'Mid-Life' Crisis It

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Dante's journey through his 'mid-life' crisis. It uses 7 sources in MLA format and it has a list of bibliography.

Mid-life is a period in life in which adults take on new responsibilities, in the family, and at work and changes are often wrought within, not only in the physical but also in their spiritual self. The realities of life often stare them in the face, a very real possibility of death begins to strike them, their faith or lack of it is in doubt, very often there are crises in personal or work life, there is a general need to "reappraise previous life structures with an eye to making revisions while there is still time" (Huyck, 1997).

The term of "mid-life crisis" was originally coined by Jaques (1965) who claimed that people encounter a crisis as they realize their own mortality and a change in time frame from "time…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Gardiner, Eileen, Ed. Visions of Heaven & Hell Before Dante. N.Y.: Italica Press, 1989.

Himmelfarb, Martha. Tours of Hell: An Apocalyptic Form in Jewish and Christian Literature. Philadelphia: U. Of Penn. Press, 1983.

Le Goff, Jacques. The Birth of Purgatory. Chicago: U. Of Chicago Press, 1984.

Tierney, Brian. The Crisis of the Church & State: 1050-1300. A Spectrum Book. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1964.
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Donald Super's Life Span Theory

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Donald E. Super

The Life-Span theory of career development, developed by D.E. Super in 1953, is a highly useful tool for understanding career choice and development across the lifespan. The theory sees career development as a series of steps that begin with the development of self-concept, and end with retirement, although these steps can sometimes be juxtaposed during the life cycle. In the decades since Super's theory was first developed, it has remained topical, respected, and useful in career development counseling. However, the theory's limited consideration of individual factors and socioeconomic factors make it the most useful when used in conjunction with other approaches to career development.

Overview of Life-Span Theory number of key figures helped to shape Super's Life-Span theory of career development. These included Hull, Thorndike, and Bandura, who helped to shape the major focus of the theory toward an understanding of the distinct life roles of the…… [Read More]

References

American Psychological Association. Vocational Development. 28 April 2004. http://www.apa.org/pubinfo/school/page10.html

Gredler, M.E. (1997). Learning and instruction: theory into practice. 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Marini, Margaret Mooney and Brinton, Mary C. (1984). Sex Segregation in the Workplace: Trends, Explanations, Remedies. National Academies Press. 28 April 2004. http://books.nap.edu/books/0309034450/html/192.html

Sharf, Richard S. 2001. Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling. Brooks Cole; 3 edition.
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People in Your Life That

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This would shape my thoughts and values by teaching me a sense of responsibility. At which point, it would affect my behavior, by teaching me to act more prudently, which would help me to always see the different viewpoints. As time went by, the ideas of focus that I was taught by him, would serve well in my educational career, as it would help me to do what is necessary to understand the material. In many ways, the overall levels of focus that we have are a key, to changing our perceptions about what is happening. Once you do this, is when the mind can be able to overcome its various limitations. This has helped me to overcome the different educational challenges, by look at the situation from another viewpoint.

These different events and the people surrounding them shaped who I would become as a person, by helping me to…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Blatner, A. (2006, September). Factors in Human Development. Blatner. Retrieved from  http://www.blatner.com/adam/psyntbk/factors.htm 

Kail, R. (2010). The Study of Human Development. Human Development. (pg. 6). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
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Work Life Balance - The Role of

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Work Life Balance - the ole of HM

Human resources management come with massive demands chiefly in light of the fact that it involves dealing with people, a task that is complex in itself. To enhance organizational growth, pleasure on the part of workforce is very crucial. This is a necessity that human resources sectors in organizations have to grapple with on a day-to-day basis through the initiation and implementation of means of achieving workers satisfaction and overall performance (Frame & Hartog, 2003). Creating room for work life balance constitutes come of the mechanisms that employers use in achieving this goal (Clutterbuck, 2003). Work life balance is a concept whose relevance in the organization and more so in the world of advancing technology holds a lot of water. It brings to both parties in the business environment numerous benefits (Ehnert, 2009). The concept has a wide range of practice ranging…… [Read More]

References

Avgar, Ariel C., Givan, Rebecca Kolins and Liu, Mingwei, A Balancing Act: Work -- Life Balance and Multiple Stakeholder Outcomes in Hospitals (December 2011). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 49, Issue 4, Pp. 717-741, 2011

Business: The Ultimate Resource. (2003). Beijing: Citic Publishing House

Cascio, W.F. (2010). Investing In People, Electronic Resource, FT Press

Cieri HD, Holmes B, Abbott J & Pettit T (2005), Achievements And Challenges For Work/Life Balance Strategies In Australian Organizations, The International Journal Of Human Resource Management16 (1)