It was approximately one year ago when Rhonda Byrne's book and movie The Secret became a media phenomenon. The Law of Attraction is not a new theory, it has been around for a very long time, but in 2006-2007 it was getting spotlighted at every turn. I even kept a month-long blog diary, Affirmative Project - Living in an Affirmative Light, in January 2007. I have experienced an abundant year. How about you? I predict that the LOA is going to see a second round of fame come January 2008, its theory goes hand in hand with making New...
Risk has become one of the main topics in fields as diverse as engineering, medicine, and
economics, and it is also studied by social scientists, psychologists, and legal scholars. But the
topic of risk also leads to more fundamental questions such as:What is risk?What can decision
theory contribute to the analysis of risk? What does the human perception of risk mean for
society? How should we judge whether a risk is morally acceptable or not? Over the last couple
of decades, questions like these have attracted interest from philosophers and other scholars
into risk theory.
Since the discovery of carbon nanotubes about a decade and a half ago by Sumio Iijima, the scientiﬁc community involved in various aspects of research related to carbon nanotubes and related technologies has observed a steady progress of the science, as is typical for any new and novel material.
Purposes of the Thesis is to clarify theories and practices on attracting and retaining the talented people; propose measures and solutions for attracting and retaining talented people in the public administrative agencies in Vietnam.
Government-Binding Parsing has become attractive in the last few years. A variety of systems have been designed in view of a correspondence as direct as possible with linguistic theory ([Johnson, 1989], [Pollard and Sag, 1991], [Kroch, 1989]). These approaches can be classified by their method of handling global constraints. Global constraints are syntactic in nature: They cover more than one projection. In contrast, local constraints can be checked inside a projection and, thus, lend themselves to a treatment in the lexicon. ...
Since the eighth edition was published, this book has strengthened its position as a
market leader in the Strategic Management market. This tells us that we continue
to meet the expectations of existing users and attract many new users to our book.
It is clear that most strategy instructors share with us a concern for our currency in
the text and its examples to ensure that cutting-edge issues and new developments in
strategic management are continually addressed.
In this book we trace the development of Media and Cultural Theory from the Enlightenment through to the present day. Along the way we gesture towards a range of contemporary media texts including film, television, journalism, pop music, the Internet. And, indeed, what first attracted us to BookBoon was the opportunity to create a text that we could update and keep fresh; the media industry moves quickly and it is important to be able to revise interpretations in light of this. With this in mind we decided to make the scope of material covered fairly broad, ranging from Edmund Burke’s...
Chapter 27 Banking Relationships
a. Cash discounts are often used to encourage early payment and to attract customers by effectively lowering prices. Credit terms are usually stated in the following form: 2/10, net 30. This means a 2 percent discount will apply if the account is paid within 10 days
This volume contains a collection of articles dedicated to the 70th anniversary
of Albert Shiryaev. The majority of contributions are written by his former
students, co-authors, colleagues and admirers strongly influenced by Albert’s
scientific tastes as well as by his charisma. We believe that the papers of this
Festschrift reflect modern trends in stochastic calculus and mathematical finance
and open new perspectives of further development in these fascinating
fields which attract new and new researchers.
Recent advances in mass spectrometry have rendered it an attractive and versatile tool in industrial and academic research laboratories. As a part of this rapid growth, a considerable body of literature has been devoted to the application of mass spectrometry in clinical studies. In concert with separation techniques such as liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry allows the rapid characterization and quantitative determination of a large array of molecules in complex mixtures.
The high data frequency not only helps to validate our results, but
also allows us to advance some analysis. For example, in Chapter 5, the fund weekly data are
used to calculate the risk-adjusted abnormal return for each year from 2000-2007. Then, it
turns into a panel data allowing us to perform a multidimensional (panel) regression on fund
Furthermore, this is the first empirical study of an emerging market which includes
flexible funds in the sample. In theory, a flexible fund is in some ways similar to equity funds
since its main assets are also stocks.
Although many other models of concurrent and distributed systems have been developed
since the introduction in 1964 Petri nets are still an essential model for
concurrent systems with respect to both the theory and the applications.
The main attraction of Petri nets is the way in which the basic aspects of concurrent
systems are captured both conceptually and mathematically. The intuitively appealing
graphical notation makes Petri nets the model of choice in many applications.
would like to introduce this encyclopedia of psychology
by focusing on both twenty-first century
and more distant historical contexts, while additionally
highlighting the scope and depth of the work of
psychologists, their students, and their supporters.
As reading these volumes will show, psychology is a
diverse and large field. It is also a science. I remind
readers that most of the research described in these
volumes is completed through the silent contributions
of tens of thousands of volunteers as well as
nonhuman animal participants.
A case study is a way to test the applicability of a theory using real-world
evidence. The intent is not necessarily to select a successful or unsuccessful example, but
rather to demonstrate that leadership is a key element in project management, and a
project cannot succeed without it. The selected case is tested in this step, with the purpose
of showing how leadership skills affect projects. The case study selected is Skanska, a
major international construction company.
With digital evidence, technology is always needed to process the digital data and therefore
the only diﬀerence between a forensic and a non-forensic investigation of digital data is whether
or not the evidence can be used in a court of law. A forensic investigation is a process that uses
science and technology to develop and test theories, which can be entered into a court of law, to
answer questions about events that occurred.
Another key element in this regard is the creation of attractive investment packages for
potential buyers, possibly with government financial support. If the government does not
have sufficient access to specialized knowledge for the effective restructuring and
management of assets, taxpayers may be forced to cover disproportionately high losses,
despite a purchase price that accurately reflects the underlying value of the illiquid assets.
Procrastination is captured by the tendency of many people to have high short-term
discount rates but lower long-term discount rates (hyperbolic discounting).
Postponing a cost, even one that generates high future benefits, is therefore attractive.
So too is advancing a benefit to the present, even if this implies high future costs.
This leads to outcomes such as credit card borrowing at high interest rates and
unwillingness to engage in painful activities such as financial planning.
Public media, whether TV, radio or newspapers, attract sizeable audiences and are the
market leaders in many countries. Without exception, the western European public
broadcasting channels examined in this survey attract one-third or more of the national
television audience. In contrast, audiences for public service channels in Canada, Australia
and New Zealand, as well as the United States, tend to be significantly smaller.
The actual decisions of how to select and then organize the content to address these
questions were far less clear. Through the course of the design and testing, we were cognizant
of the importance of developing a neutral notice—a notice that objectively presents the
information GLBA requires and does not itself seek to direct the consumer’s behavior. As a
result, we avoided using “marketing” techniques. We chose to present information objectively
and factually. We stayed away from inflammatory and provocative words and phrases to
Online MBA programs, because of their convenience and flexibility, are potentially more
attractive to mid-career students, precisely those that are better suited, according to critics of
the degree. Because of their work experience and intimate knowledge of practitioner
challenges, these students presumably have better defined management education needs and
expectations. Yet research on these topics, in large part, has not focused on North American
mid-career online students, suggesting a need to better understand this particular group. ...