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he objective of this study was to provide an analytic framework for intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that could be used as the basis for a subsequent IW intelligence analysis curriculum development effort. The authors conducted a review of recent policy, strategy, doctrinal, and other materials
The primary goal of this chapter is to provide combinatorial illustrations of the power of complex analytic methods, and specifically of the rational–meromorphic framework developed in the previous chapter. At the same time, we shift gears and envisage counting problems at a new level of generality.
Every time there is a major financial crisis, and there have been
quite a number of them in history, we fi nd that there are many
who are ready to dwell on blaming people and institutions; and
only very few who offer really serious and constructive new proposals
for improvements in our fi nancial system that can repair the damage and
reduce the impact of future crises. It is much harder to do the latter, as it
requires coming to an understanding of the real origins of the crisis.
Software development is not a new idea. Ada Lovelace is said to have written the first computer program in the
mid-nineteenth century for the Analytical Engine, the first mechanical computer prototyped by Charles Babbage.
Much time has passed since then, and software development has grown into what is arguably one of the largest
contributors to the development of our species.
Designing good software is hard.
CHAPTER 3 Strategy First: Aligning CRM with Company Strategy. Using an Analytical Framework for Defining Strategy Distinguishing Competitive Advantage from Other Types of Benefits How Competitive Advantage Manifests Itself in Operations Identify CRM Initiatives That Fortify Competitive Advantage
This book proposes a framework for a national-scale program to monitor changes
in mercury concentrations in the environment following the reduction of atmospheric
mercury emissions. The book is the product of efforts initiated at a workshop held
in Pensacola, Florida, in September 2003, involving more than 30 experts in the
fields of atmospheric mercury transport and deposition, mercury cycling in terrestrial
and aquatic ecosystems, and mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs and
This book distils years of work on the mobile telecommunications industry.
I became interested in this industry for professional reasons during the
mid-1990s, a period when the industry was making the jump from a
premium service industry for mostly professional users to a truly mass
market. In my capacity as an applied industrial organisation economist, I
had the unique opportunity of evaluating the business plans and strategies
of a large number of mobile telecommunications firms inside and outside
To explain the bias in favor of domestic securities known as the “international diversification puzzle,” the
literature has considered many possible irritants of capital movements across national boundaries but the
results remain inconclusive. This paper demonstrates that this complex multivariate problem can be
addressed within an analytic hierarchy process (AHP)-driv en expert system.
Around 2001, I learned of an exciting collaborative at the University of California
at Santa Cruz, consisting of faculty, graduate students, and other food- and socialjustice-
oriented researchers and activists who informally called themselves the
“coffee mafi a.” The collaborative had an ambitious agenda.
Destinations offer an amalgam of tourism products and services, which are consumed under the
brand name of the destination. Leiper (1995, p.87) explains that destinations are places towards
which people travel and where they choose to stay for a while in order to experience certain
features or characteristics-a perceived attraction of some sort. Cooper et al (1998) define
destinations as the focus of facilities and services designed to meet the needs of the tourists.
The 2005 Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (GFS Yearbook),
contains detailed data on revenue, expense, transactions
in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities
for the general government sector and its subsectors. The
data and related information are presented in world, country,
and institutional tables for 130 reporting countries presented
in the framework of the Government Finance Statistics Manual
2001 (GFSM 2001).
During the entire twentieth century, mortality among the old declined about 1%
per year, and the whole period has been a time of fairly regular increase in life
expectancy (43, 62, 81). There have been some years of more rapid decline in old
age mortality, such as from 1968 until the early 1980s, and years of slower decline,
such as from 1954 to 1968 (10, 43). Even the last two decades have been a mixture
of slower and more rapid periods of mortality decline for the older population (81).
This volume provides an analytical framework and operational approaches needed for the implementation of results-based accountability. The volume makes a major contribution to the literature on public management and evaluation. Major subject areas covered in this book include: performance based accountability,
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The main source of data for this study was essays written in the DET about two
weeks before the semester started (time 1) and in week 11 (time 2). Two levels of
analysis were conducted, holistic and analytic. The holistic analysis was mainly
based on the bands the participating students obtained at time 1 and time 2.
This level of analysis aims mainly to ascertain whether students’ academic writing
competence has improved purely in numerical terms.
The research was undertaken using a common
methodology, set of research questions and
analytic framework for reporting. Prior to the
fieldwork, a policy and situational analysis was
undertaken by each team, based on the work
of locally recruited consultants who assembled
relevant policy documents, programme and project
reports and plans, academic articles, and associated
“grey” literature. During the site visits, interviews
were conducted with key staff of WHO and UNFPA
country offices, MOH and other government
This study investigates the hypothesis that shifts in women’s relative income, which
affects their bargaining power in the household, have discernible effects on household saving,
and by extension on aggregate saving due to differing saving propensities by gender. An
analytical framework for pooled and non-pooled savings households is developed to examine
why women and men’s saving propensities may differ and how a change in women’s wage
earnings relative to men’s influences household savings which constitutes a significant
component of gross domestic saving.
Many people in developing countries lack access to health technologies, even basic ones. Why do these problems in access persist? What can be done to improve access to good health technologies, especially for poor people in poor countries? This book answers those questions by developing a comprehensive analytical framework for access and examining six case studies. Access to health technologies in poor countries is shaped by social, economic, political, and cultural processes.
The financial crisis has, to put it mildly, seriously challenged our traditional approach to risk management.
Consequently, a number of individuals and institutions have advanced ideas for improving not only the analytical
framework, but also the status and relevance of risk management.
This report, not only reacts to the most recent episode (although we indeed reference many relevant examples),
it also attempts to address a deeper problem: the demonstrated inability of the global financial system to
constructively mitigate and deal with financial crises.