Doctoral students have often requested concrete examples and guidelines from us. On the
other hand, many guidebooks are at a more general level than the requested instruction.
Ideally, adequate guidance would be conducted by a supervising professor, or a research
group, but this is not always the case. This guidebook attempts to provide tangible tips
that have been identified as beneficial for writing articles. Once someone tries to
concretise the process of writing they are also easier to criticise.
The independent variable in the present study was media presentation mode, being
single mode (sound only) and double mode (sound and text). The dependent variables
were learners’ English listening comprehension and cognitive load. There were two
tests in the present study. The first test, for examining the participants' listening
comprehension, was given immediately after concluding the ubiquitous learning
activity. The second test was given to the ...
The article concludes that increase in service quality of the banks can develop customer satisfaction which ultimately retains valued customers...Keywords: Perceived Service Quality, SERVQUAL, customer satisfaction, BSR, Structural Regression.
There are a number of studies on the development of leadership skills. From the
review of the literature, there are 11 most commonly identified skills that are
characteristic of strong leaders. These skills include: Understanding the needs and
characteristics of the post; Communicating; Knowing and using the resources of the
group; Planning; Controlling group performance; Setting the example; Sharing leadership;
Counseling; Evaluating; Effective teaching; and Representing the group. These skills will
be discussed and selected in the following survey. ...
This chapter builds on the introductory discussions of intrusion detection systems (IDSs)
presented in Chapter 3, "Understanding Defenses." This chapter delves into IDS
concepts, uses, applications, and limitations. After the introduction to IDSs, their
deployment and analysis are discussed in more detail. The concluding case study is a
practical example of how organizations can inspect and monitor overall network activity
using IDSs to protect their assets.
In November 2009, EIF issued a working paper on the European microfinance market (see
Kraemer-Eis and Conforti, 2009). In this study, we found that there are wide spectra of final
beneficiaries and intermediaries and concluded that there is no common microfinance business
model in Europe. While our findings suggested that the microfinance market is immature and
fragmented, they also pointed to its growing importance as a market segment with a potential to
counter poverty and unemployment while fostering financial and social inclusion. ...
The Volcker Rule prohibitions come into effect on July
21, 2012, regardless of whether the regulations are ﬁ nal-
ized by that point.
37 Banking entities have a further pe-
riod of two years from the effective date to comply with
the Volcker Rule.
Finally, the analysis of national sanctioning regimes carried out by the Commission, along
with the Committees of Supervisors (now transformed into European Supervisory
Authorities) has shown a number of divergences and weaknesses which may have a negative
impact on the proper application of EU legislation, the effectiveness of financial supervision,
and ultimately on competition, stability and integrity of financial markets and consumer
A second source for private sector expenditure on R&D is the “EU Industrial R&D
Investment Scoreboard”, which has been conducted by the Institute for Prospective
Technological Studies (IPTS) that is part of the Joint Research Centre of the European
Commission. The annual Scoreboard presents information on the world’s top 1400
companies ranked by their investments in R&D. It contains data drawn from companies’
accounts, most recently for the fiscal year 2009.
R&D indicators, such as R&D intensity, vary in line with the business cycle.
However, we believe that NOP officials need to further improve program administration and strengthen their management controls to ensure more effective enforcement of program requirements when serious violations, including operations that market product as organic while under suspension, are found. In addition, they need to strengthen their oversight of certifying agents and organic operations to ensure that organic products are consistently and uniformly meeting NOP standards.
On schemes involving different types of engineering, design may be let out
in separate ‘packages’ to different specialist consultants. For instance the design
of an industrial estate may be packaged into – roads and drainage; water
supply and sewerage; power supplies, and landscaping. For large schemes
the promoter may appoint an overall consultant with wide experience to
co-ordinate the inputs of the specialist design consultants.
Imagine the opposite. For simplicity assume that A is the one the captives do not
buy. It should be clear that the shoppers will not buy any good that captive do not buy
so the retailer will not sell A at all. But one can always lower the price of A to such
level that it is still above the marginal cost and the captives buy both goods, a strategy
that increases prot. In terms of Figure 1 B is the only good sold if the price point is in
region B. For any point in this region the retailer can x the price of...
Fourth, this study applies new methodologies which have never been applied to
emerging markets. For instance, Chapter 5 explores the determinants of risk-adjusted mutual
fund performance using multidimensional regression in addition to the common approach,
which is to use a zero-cost trading strategy. This alternative methodology can explore several
factors simultaneously while controlling the effect between one and another. Using the two
methods allows us to examine determinants of fund performance statistically and
economically and it provides more meaningful results.
Use of vocabulary is an important aspect of academic writing. Again, following
Storch and Tapper (2009), we examined the occurrences of vocabulary in the
Academic Word List (AWL) developed by Coxhead (2000). The AWL consists of
570 word families derived from a corpus of academic texts drawn from our ‘sub-
corpora’ from arts, commerce, law, and science (see Coxhead, 2000 for details).
These words are academic words that are found across disciplines and comprise
9-10% of an academic text (Storch & Tapper, 2009).
This article discusses how the flux of cultural productions between centre and periphery works,
taking as an example the field of music production in France and Brazil in the 1920s. The life
trajectories of Jean Cocteau, French poet and painter, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, a Brazilian composer,
are taken as the main reference points for the discussion.
This article concludes the comprehensive study started in [Sz5], where the ﬁrst nontrivial isospectral pairs of metrics are constructed on balls and spheres. These investigations incorporate four diﬀerent cases since these balls and spheres are considered both on 2-step nilpotent Lie groups and on their solvable extensions. In [Sz5] the considerations are completely concluded in the ball-case and in the nilpotent-case. The other cases were mostly outlined. In this paper the isospectrality theorems are completely established on spheres. ...
Identify and quantity all benefits associated with the final product of the project.
Attempt to put a financial value on each benefit, so that the benefits are tangible.
During project scoping Critical Requirements Analysis will have identified and
qualified the major requirements. The technique requires that "Performance
Criteria" and "Performance Levels" be identified for each Critical Performance Area
(CPA). The major requirements will be identified and associated with the
Know what nonprofit car provider organizations exist in your
community, help to spread the word, and support the expansion
of their work. While insurance companies and car dealers charge
high rates to low-wage workers, nonprofit car providers are leading
the way in changing the marketplace to reduce the impact of
unfair business practices. These providers also help families
improve their credit ratings and develop banking relationships.
Many distributed storage systems achieve high data access through-
put via partitioning and replication, each system with its own ad-
vantages and tradeoffs. In order to achieve high scalability, how-
ever, today’s systems generally reduce transactional support, disal-
lowing single transactions fromspanning multiple partitions. Calvin
is a practical transaction scheduling and data replication layer that
uses a deterministic ordering guarantee to signiﬁcantly reduce the
normally prohibitive contention costs associated with distributed