As companies refocus their attention on
growth, many find they are held back by
the very thing that should be propelling
them forward: their sales force. For too
many organizations, this critical function
is hampered by ineffective sales people
and with the expensive drag of turnover.
It’s a problem that has held the attention
of executives for many years—but one
that also has gone largely unsolved.
It is clear that contemporary ﬁlms have a quicker pace than those 50 years ago, although
ﬁlms from the end of the silent era had ASLs not much different from 1995 ﬁlms (Salt 2009).
Cuts constitute almost 99% of the transitions between shots in contemporary ﬁlm(Cutting
et al 2011a), and given that Mital et al (2010) have shown that cuts affect eye movements,
generally causing saccades towards the middle of the screen, it is clear that more quickly
paced ﬁlms demand a reorientation of visual attention to a degree that older ﬁlms do not....
The core of this chapter is a discussion of EITC-related behavioral issues
and research. Section 3.3 provides EITC program statistics. As would be
expected with a program that has more than tripled in size (in real dollars)
in the 1990s, a considerable amount of attention has been paid to the EITC
in recent years. In section 3.4, we outline the conceptual underpinnings of
much of this recent work and discuss EITC participation and compliance,
its eﬀects on labor force participation and hours of work, marriage and fer-
tility, skill formation, and consumption.
Dopamine D4receptors (D4Rs) are G protein-coupled receptors that play a
role in attention and cognition. In the present study, we investigated the
dimerization properties of this receptor. Western blot analysis of the
human D4.2R, D4.4R and D4.7R revealed the presence of higher molecular
weight immunoreactive bands, which might indicate the formation of
receptor dimers and multimers.
In recent years there has been growing attention to the potential economic benefits of
improvements in population health. This is far from new: historically, one of the
origins of the public health movement lies in the awareness that the prosperity of
nations is partly dependent on the health of their populations.
What does it mean to say that the corporate executive has a "social responsibility" in his
capacity as businessman? If this statement is not pure rhetoric, it must mean that he is to act in
some way that is not in the interest of his employers. For example, that he is to refrain from
increasing the price of the product in order to contribute to the social objective of preventing
inflation, even though a price increase would be in the best interests of the corporation. Or
that he is to make expenditures on reducing pollution beyond the amount that is...
Dymski’s work also identified at an early stage the class- and race-based
strategies of the major banks and mortgage-originators as they laid their traps for
the meager assets of the poor. It raises, inevitably, the question of responsibility.
And this brings us to an important line of new research, focused on economic
behavior and the law, and specifically on the conditions that generate epidemics of
In this area a key references isWilliam K.
However, disillusion with the limited success of smallholder-based efforts to improve productivity in
Sub-Saharan Africa (Collier and Dercon 2009) and the apparent success of Brazil in establishing a vibrant
agricultural sector based on much larger farms have led some countries to view the development of large-
scale mechanized farming as the path to modernization of the sector.
A number of methods for safe disposal of pharmaceutical waste are described in this
document and involve those with minimal risks to public health and the environment
taking into consideration the limited resources and equipment available.
The adoption of these guidelines by the ministry of health and social welfare, ministry
responsible for environment and other relevant ministries, and their practical application,
will contribute to the safe and economical elimination of stock piles of unusable
pharmaceuticals in Zanzibar.
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.
The contents of this book are based loosely on presentations at a special symposium,
“Application of Interface Science to Environmental Pollution Control,”
held as part of the ACS National Meeting in Chicago, August 26–30, 2001. This
symposium offered an opportunity for researchers from a range of disciplines to
discuss the role of interface science in environmental remediation. The development
of an archival book based on this meeting is a timely contribution to a
burgeoning area of research that is now attracting the attention of a diverse research
The Presocratics were the founding fathers of the Western philosophical tradition, and the first masters of rational thought. This volume provides a comprehensive and precise exposition of their arguments and offers a rigorous assessment of their contribution to philosophical thought.
While previous writers on the Presocratics have tended to concentrate on historical and philological issues, Jonathan Barnes is more concerned with the philosophical content of Presocratic ideas and arguments.
Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of the bestselling Handbook of Nutrition and Food welcomes contributions from several new authors, including Elaine B. Feldman and Johanna Dwyer, notable leaders in nutritional science. Retaining the high level of scientific research, accessible language, and attention to detail of the original, this new edition reflects the changes and developments of the past six years in nutrition research by adding 12 new chapters and tripling the number of referential web addresses. ...
It is my privilege to contribute the foreword for this unique volume entitled: “Plant
Tissue Culture Engineering,” edited by S. Dutta Gupta and Y. Ibaraki. While there have
been a number of volumes published regarding the basic methods and applications of
plant tissue and cell culture technologies, and even considerable attention provided to
bioreactor design, relatively little attention has been afforded to the engineering
principles that have emerged as critical contributions to the commercial applications of
Face plays an important role in human communication. Facial expressions and gestures
incorporate nonverbal information which contributes to human communication. By
recognizing the facial expressions from facial images, a number of applications in the field of
human computer interaction can be facilitated. Last two decades, the developments, as well
as the prospects in the field of multimedia signal processing have attracted the attention of
many computer vision researchers to concentrate in the problems of the facial expression
The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly
across the world. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and
development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing
numbers, they have received little attention from the academic community and research
into the experiences of women small business owners is confined to a handful of countries.
The work on women entrepreneurs is far more extensive and generally eclipses the
area of small business ownership.
Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting, dynamic ecological discipline.
With its broadscale emphasis and multidisciplinary approach, landscape
ecology lends itself both to basic research and to applications in land
management, land-use planning, wildlife management, ecosystem management,
and conservation biology.
Biofuels are gaining public and scientific attention driven by high oil prices, the need for energy
security and global warming concerns. There are various social, economic, environmental
and technical issues regarding biofuel production and its practical use. This book is
intended to address these issues by providing viewpoints written by professionals in the
field and the book also covers the economic and environmental impact of biofuels.
This text includes 14 chapters contributed by experts around world on the economy, evironment
and sustainability of biofuel production and use.
Thermodynamics is one of the most exciting branches of physical chemistry which
has greatly contributed to the modern science. Since its inception, great minds have
built their theories of thermodynamics. One should name those of Sadi Carnot,
Clapeyron Claussius, Maxwell, Boltzman, Bernoulli, Leibniz etc. Josiah Willard
Gibbs had perhaps the greatest scientific influence on the development of
thermodynamics. His attention was for some time focused on the study of the Watt
Health care workers have the opportunity and the obligation to identify, treat, and
educate women who are being abused. Health care institutions can make significant
contributions to addressing violence against women by supporting clinicians and clients.
Developing and institutionalizing national health-sector policies, protocols, and norms
about violence call attention to the problem of gender-based violence, and help ensure
quality care for survivors of abuse.
This Outlook issue focuses on the reproductive health consequences of violence