Consulting is a knowledge-intensive industry, in which human resources are considered
to be the most important asset. This industry, which had been flourishing
until recently, has attracted the interest of academia, private business, public authorities
and even journalists. As a result, a broad range of issues related to this
sector have been explored in detail. However, only a few contributions deal with
personnel or human resource management.
The concept of governance is not a new one but nowadays we hear words as corporate governance, organizational governance or good governance frequently. Actually corporate governance or, as defined in ISO FDIS 26000, organizational governance is the system by which an organization makes and implements decisions in pursuit of its objectives. Simply put “governance” means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented).
Forests play a major role in global carbon
(C) cycle, and the carbon density (CD) could reflect
its ecological function of C sequestration. Study on
the CD of different forest types on a community scale
is crucial to characterize in depth the capacity of
forest C sequestration.
Stevick (1 989, p. 126) suggests that content and emotional depth of experience are also crucial factors in the acquisition of grammar. In other words, when it comes to teaching the genitive 's, a sentence like Martin Luther King's 'I want to be the white man's brother not his brother-in-law' will be better and longer remembered than The man's hat is green.
Skeletal muscle contractions power human body movements and are essential for
maintaining stability. Skeletal muscle tissue accounts for almost half of the human body
mass and, in addition to its power-generating role, is a crucial factor in maintaining
homeostasis. Given its central role in human mobility and metabolic function, any
deterioration in the contractile, material, and metabolic properties of skeletal muscle has an
extremely important effect on human health.
Correct lighting has long been identified as a crucial factor for health and safety at work. The message that every lighting criterion needs to be duly considered in the design of a plant or facility is communicated in a variety of ways. But attention generally focuses on interiors. It is often forgotten that a considerable amount of work is performed outdoors – at workplaces with no or insufficient natural lighting. Outdoor workplace lighting needs to meet specific requirements – requirements that differ from those of both classical interior lighting and road lighting....
Therefore, this book tried to incorporate into its own matrix the crucial issues that are
recent contributions to learning less frequent topics, with very promising therapy
approaches. So the aim and the project was at the final the scope of the title “Allergic
diseases - highlights in the clinic, mechanisms and treatment”, since it would not be
possible to materialize a project that seeks to be a formal Medical Treaty covering the
full breadth and complexity of allergy. Nevertheless, this book provides an accurate
and current learning of many clinical issues....
Over the past few decades, research in nancial economics has taken a high e¤ort to increase the
understanding of the volatility patterns of stock market returns. Indeed, good knowledge of return
volatility is crucial for portfolio choice, risk management and derivatives asset pricing. Perhaps
the most robust empirical regularity of stock return volatility is volatility clustering. As rst noted
by Mandelbrot (1963) when referring to stock market returns, "large changes tend to be followed
by large changes, of either sign, and small changes tend to be followed by small changes".
A Comparative Study of returns to education and the Importance of Genetic and Environment Factors: Evidence from Different twins data It thus seems likely
that the character of equilibrium will depend crucially on the particular institutions of any
choice program. Further research with large-scale voucher programs will be needed to
determine whether administrators of effective schools are rewarded by increased demand in
the choice regimes that these policies create.
While various glomerular disorders account for the most cases of end stage renal
failure, the etio-pathogenesis of these conditions intrigued many investigators for
decades. A clear knowledge of the etiology and pathogenesis is crucial for developing
novel strategies to prevent and to treat these disorders. Notwithstanding the
continuous emergence of new discoveries, we still have a long way to get any closer to
a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of glomerular injury.
One technology being employed to signiﬁ cantly reduce noise made by freight trains is
composite brake blocks. ‘K-blocks’, also known as ‘whispering brakes’, are now being
ﬁ tted to all new freight wagons in accordance with the ‘Noise TSI’ (Technical Speciﬁ cations
for Interoperability). K-blocks reduce noise at source by 8-10 decibels (dB) which, to
human ears, sounds like cutting the noise by half.
Rolling stock has a high life expectancy of up to 40 years, so the retroﬁ tting of the existing
ﬂ eet is crucial in order to meet EU noise targets. The...
Today’s customer-focused, market-driven company cannot afford to miss the fact that many customers prefer environmentally friendly products given a similar cost. Again, it is easy to see that creating and sustaining competitive advantage is still a matter of “better, cheaper, faster.” The Internet has made customers more informed about every aspect of a product, including its potential environmental harms. Companies that can meet these environmental needs will be the winners.
More specifically, we must further examine
health beliefs, and food beliefs and
practices that have symbolic or traditional
importance to determine how knowledge,
beliefs and attitudes translate into eating
behaviour in older adults, especially at
advanced ages. More research is needed to
clarify the relative contribution of income,
ethnic background and other personal predictors
of healthy eating – self-control,
emotions, resistance to change, time constraints,
lack of knowledge – and environmental
factors governing food availability
Growth factors are a group of proteins that regulate a wide variety of cel-lular processes, including proliferation, differentiation, motility, adhesion,
and apoptosis of target cells. They play crucial roles in the formation and
maintenance of tissue architecture in embryonic development and adult
Nowadays most companies are facing a great pressure caused by shorter product life cycle and wider product variety in the global market. To identify customer needs has become a crucial factor in any product development in this circumstance. It is an imperative to create a high-quality information channel that runs directly between customers in the target market and the product developers , who have to listen to the customer voice so that they can create customer centric values and thus meet the market competition.
Achieving your 10km goals is not just about completing the key sessions. There
are other important aspects of performance. Remember to follow a sensible
nutritional plan, from day to day, and pre and post training.
Stretching is also an essential aspect of training. Stretching should be completed
after each training session, as well as during designated stretching sessions 2-3
times per week. Improved flexibility will reduce the chance of injury, reduce
fatigue, and improve running efficiency.
Recovery is another crucial part of your training program that is often overlooked.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: A crucial role for tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 in synovial lining cells and the reticuloendothelial system in mediating experimental arthritis...
OPM’s reduction in force regulations
found in part 351 are published under
authority of 5 U.S.C. 3502(a), which
originated in Public Law 78–359 (the
Veterans’ Preference Act of 1944). The
statute provides that OPM’s reduction in
force regulations must give effect to four
factors in releasing employees: (1)
Tenure of employment (i.e., type of
appointment) (5 U.S.C. 3502(a)(1)); (2)
veterans’ preference (5 U.S.C.
3502(a)(2)); (3) length of service (5
U.S.C. 3502(a)(3)); and (4) performance
ratings (5 U.S.C. 3502(a)(4)).
TDP-43 has recently been described as the major component of the inclu-sions found in the brain of patients with a variety of neurodegenerative dis-eases, such as frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis. TDP-43 is a ubiquitous protein whose specific functions are prob-ably crucial to establishing its pathogenic role.
Soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive-factor attachment receptor (SNARE)
proteins have crucial roles in driving exocytic membrane fusion. Molecular
recognition between vesicle-associated (v)-SNARE and target membrane
(t)-SNARE leads to the formation of a four-helix bundle, which facilitates
the merging of two apposing membranes.