Attention and control

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  • Organization scholars have long acknowledged that control processes are integral to the way in which organizations function. While control theory research spans many decades and draws on several rich traditions, theoretical limitations have kept it from generating consistent and interpretable empirical findings and from reaching consensus concerning the nature of key relationships.

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  • Popular American films penetrate nearly every aspect of contemporaryWestern life, and to an only somewhat lesser degreemost all cultures of the world. Historically, there are powerful sociological, cultural, economic, and even political reasons for this, but we would also argue thatHollywood-style filmhas evolved so that filmmakers havemore control over the attention of filmgoers (Smith 2006) and, in essence, the humanmind. One source of evidence concerns the changing pattern of shot lengths.

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  • There are multifaceted, complex and inter-related issues underlying both of these phenomena. One area that is gaining attention and being increasingly analyzed and acted upon by grassroots women’s organizations is the interplay of women’s access to, control and ownership of land and housing and HIV. Ownership of housing and land are significant components of a woman’s overall well-being and security.

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  • Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have recently received a great deal of attention as a promising cost-effective solution to provide coverage and broadband wireless connectivity for mobile users to get access to different IP applications and services. The factor that has helped WMNs become attractive is the wide application prospects from the wireless community, home and enterprise networking.

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  • The recommendations and principles from Agenda 21 cover water resources management in general, i.e. including availability of water, demand regulation, supply and tariffs, whereas water pollution control should be considered as a subset of water resources management. Water resources management entails two closely related elements, that is the maintenance and development of adequate quantities of water of adequate quality (see Case Study V, South Africa). Thus, water resources management cannot be conducted properly without paying due attention to water quality aspects.

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  • What Is Micromanagement? Micromanagement has become a very popular descriptor in today’s workplace.Webster's Dictionary defines micromanage as “to manage with great or excessive control or attention to details.” Most people today hear these words and immediately think of the annoying manager who constantly looks over their shoulder, questions everything they do, won’t let them make any decisions; and runs his/her office like a military command and control center.

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  • Another domain located, in part, in the realm beyond rationality and control is the study of learners’ interest. The study of interest has exam- ined the degree to which learners’ are enjoying an activity or topic, pre- fer one thing rather than another, and want to continue with an activity in the near and distant future. Of particular relevance to this essay is the attention given to the inspired, emergent quality of engaging experi- ences (Renninger, Hidi, & Krapp, 1992). Their constructs of situational interest (a characteristic...

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  • There are a number of private loan programs available to credit-worthy borrowers. Additionally, some lenders make available postgraduate loans for bar-review study. Eligibility for these bar loans is based on the borrower’s credit history and the lending institution’s willingness to lend. The terms and conditions of these programs vary greatly. Pay careful attention to the explanations found in loan application brochures and consumer information. You can also contact the individual programs or visit their websites for further details.

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  • In addition to independence, the accounting and financial expertise of members of boards and audit committees has also received widespread attention from the media and regulators. By the end of 2003, all major U.S. stock markets (NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX) started requiring that all members of the audit committee be financially literate and that at least one member have financial expertise. The rules assume that members with no experience in accounting or finance are less likely to be able to detect problems in financial reporting.

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  • In many countries, no comprehensive and coherent policy and legislation exists for water pollution control or for environmental protection (see Case Study XIII, Yemen). This does not prevent water pollution control from taking place before such policies have been formulated and adopted, but the most efficient and effective outcome of water pollution control is obtained within a framework of defined policies, plans and co-ordinating activities.

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  • Images of criminal law infuse our everyday lives. From newspapers and television news programmes reporting incidents or trials, to detective novels, films and television series such as The Bill, Law and Order, Silent Witness and The Wire, crime and the control of crime pour into our individual and collective consciousness.

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  • A number of barriers stand in the way of mainstream adoption of personal manufacturing technologies that discourage widespread home, school and business use. A chief barrier is the “chicken and egg” paradox, where today’s current consumer and education markets for personal fabrication technologies is too small to attract the attention of companies, discouraging company investment in creating products and services, hence failing to attract more consumers.

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  • Antituberculosis drug resistance is increasing both in the United Kingdom and internationally.12 It has come to greater public attention with the emergence of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (box 1) in South Africa, where an outbreak proved rapidly fatal among people with advanced HIV infection.3 In this article we review recent global and UK trends in drug resistant tuberculosis and summarise its diagnosis, treatment, and control.

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  • In high-income countries, cancer has received considerable public attention because it is one of the major causes of mortality, morbidity, and disease burden. In middle- and particularly in low-income countries, cancer has received less public attention because other diseases, especially infectious diseases, have historically been far more pressing. Although less prominent in relative terms, as this report documents, cancer is a major burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) today.

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  • The neurosciences have experienced tremendous and wonderful progress in many areas, and the spectrum encompassing the neurosciences is expansive. Suffice it to mention a few classical fields: electrophysiology, genetics, physics, computer sciences, and more recently, social and marketing neurosciences. Of course, this large growth resulted in the production of many books.

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  • Controlling communicable diseases in day care and school settings is of utmost importance. Providing a safe, comfortable, and healthy environment facilitates the educational process, encourages social development, and allows children to acquire healthy attitudes toward organized settings. However, children who are ill or feel unwell can create difficulties in group settings. An ill child often demands more attention from the teacher or caregiver and cannot fully participate in group or educational activities.

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  • Responding to the disease burden of Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD), the WCO will help strengthen the national capacity to reduce morbidity and mortality due to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, achieve high-level immunization coverage with all antigens in order to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases, achieve the eradication of polio, elimination/control of measles and neonatal tetanus, reduce morbidity due to helminthiasis, eliminate leprosy, intensify surveillance and response to epidemic-prone diseases, and reduce/control the burden of NCDs, while paying atten...

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  • Problems of nonholonomic mechanics, including many problems in robotics, wheeled vehicular dynamics and motion generation, have attracted considerable attention. These problems are intimately connected with important engineering issues such as path planning, dynamic stability, and control.Thus, the investigation of many basic issues, and in particular, the role of symmetry in such problems, remains an important subject today.

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  • Intuitively, a Ruantifier is any word or phrase that expresses a meaning that answers one of the questions "How many?" or "How much?" Typical English examples include all, no, many, few, some but not many, all but at most a ver~ few, wherever, whoever, whoever there is, and also, it can be argued, 0nly (Keenan, 1971), also (Cushing, 1978b), and the (Chomsky, 1977). In this paper we review an empirically motivated analysis of such meanings (Cushing, 1976; 1982a) and draw out its computational significance.

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  • Worldwide consumption in 2005 was equal to 6.13 litres of pure alcohol consumed per person aged 15 years or older. A large portion of this consumption – 28.6% or 1.76 litres per person – was homemade, illegally produced or sold outside normal government controls. However, despite widespread consumption, a higher percentage of people currently do not drink at all. Almost half of all men and two thirds of women have not consumed alcohol in the past year.

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