Ecological issues and environmental problems have become exceedingly complex. Today,
it is hubris to suppose that any single discipline can provide all the solutions for protecting
and restoring ecological integrity. We have entered an age where professional humility is
the only operational means for approaching environmental understanding and prediction.
The current national debate on immigration policy is especially intense in California, home to one-third of the country’s immigrants. Much of this debate consists of advocates stating their views without the benefit of a nonpartisan assessment of the issue and the challenges it poses for the state. Our study provides such an assessment by examining how immigration has interacted with other d......
Recommended reading for all higher education practitioners, this book examines the development of post-apartheid policies in higher education and training and science and technology. The author explores the massification, democratisation and commercialisation of higher education world-wide and considers the influence of the 'Mode Two' knowledge debate on South African tertiary institutions.
To Know Our Many Selves profiles the history of Canadian studies, which began as early as the 1840s with the Study of Canada. Dirk Hoerder discusses this comprehensive examination of culture by highlighting its unique interdisciplinary approach, which included both sociological and political angles. In later years, as the study of space, time, across, changing, selves
Among the many hardships of military activation is the possibility of losing earnings, and although some research points to such a loss, other research suggests that reservists in fact earn substantially more when they are activated. The authors examine earnings reports from the 2004 and 2005 Status of Forces Survey of Reserve Component Members (SOFS-R) and those from administrative data
The operational procedures of the Bank of Greece underwent major changes during the 1990s. These shifts in operational strategy made interest rates the main tool of monetary policy for the first time in Greece. This paper examines the effects of changes in the bank’s operational interest rates on market interest rates at eight maturities and for different operational regimes. A major feature of our study is the application of the event study methodology used in finance, which has not been employed in any previous study on this subject.
The author combines macroeconomic history with a brief exposition of economic theory that stems from and explains that history and explores how that experience may apply to the future. He examines the Great Depression, World War II and the following prosperous quarter century, the stagflation and recovery of the 1970s
We examine several behaviors for query systems that become possible with the ability to represent and reason about change in data bases: queries about possible futures, queries about alternative histories, and offers of monitors as responses to queries. A modal temporal logic is developed for this purpose. A completion axiom for history is given and modelling strategies are given by example.
Chapter 2: Business ethics and social responsibility. This chapter include objectives: Define business ethics and social responsibility and examine their importance, detect some of the ethical issues that may arise in business, specify how businesses can improve ethical behavior, explain the four dimensions of social responsibility, debate an organization's social responsibilities to owners, employees, consumers, the environment, and the community, evaluate the ethics of a business's decision.
Chapter 5: Options for organizing business. Learning objectives of this chapter include: Define and examine the advantages and disadvantages of the sole proprietorship form of organization; identify three types of partnership and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the partnership form of organization; describe the corporate form of organization and cite the advantages and disadvantages of corporations; define and debate the advantages and disadvantages of mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts.
Chapter 12: Customer-driven marketing. This chapter include objectives: Define marketing and describe the exchange process; specify the functions of marketing; explain the marketing concept and its implications for developing marketing strategies; examine the development of a marketing strategy, including market segmentation and marketing mix;...
In this chapter we examine the way accounting changes and error corrections are handled in a variety of situations that might be encountered in practice. We see that most changes in accounting principle are reported retrospectively. Changes in estimates are accounted for prospectively. A change in depreciation methods is considered a change in estimate resulting from a change in principle. Both changes in reporting entities and the correction of errors are reported retrospectively.
He is perhaps able to decipher an English text with tolerable accuracy; he is more or less able to translate into classical English the conventional sentences which form the “exercises” contained in his “English Course”; the range of his vocabulary and the extent of his knowledge of classical grammar are such as have enabled him to gain sufficient marks to pass some examination. He may even have paid some attention to the “conversational” side, and have satisfied his teacher as to his capacities for giving oral answers to the set questions contained in his text-book.
International Legal English is an upper - intermediate to advanced level coure for learner who need to be able to use English in the legal profession. The coure is intended for law students and practising lawyers alike. The book has been written to prepare candidates for the new International legal English Certifice examination developed by Cambridge ESOL and Translegal, but it can also be used effectively in legal English courses of all kinds.
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Explain the internal context of strategy. Identify a firm’s resources and capabilities and explain
their role in its performance. Define dynamic capabilities and explain their role in both
strategic change and a firm’s performance. Explain how value‑chain activities are related to firm
performance and competitive advantage. Explain the role of managers with respect to resources,
capabilities, and value‑chain activities.
Public management reform is one of the most popular topics in the field of public
administration. Both academics and practitioners have been actively involved in
studying it. Researchers have published numerous articles and books examining
the background, motives, concepts, strategies, implementation, effectiveness, and
lessons of many reform policies and programs.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are playing an
increasing political role on the international scene, and their
position in relation to international law is generally regarded as
important but informal. Their actual legal status has not been the
subject of much investigation. This book examines the legal
status of NGOs in different fields of international law, with
emphasis on human rights law.
Evapotranspiration - An Overview contains recent advances in the physics of evaporation and transpiration from a typical experimental site to large scale areas. It incorporates many years of authors experience with the latest research on the methods and the models used worldwide, engaging advanced technology and modern instrumentation. The reader benefits from the in-depth analysis and the diverse sites and settings, where the models, applications and methods are tested.