The OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD member and non-member countries, focusing on the role of government. They provide concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies. Each review identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
Controlling the impact of stress on brewing biomass, predicting yeast activity and
ensuring consistent fermentation performance through successive fermentations
remain areas of active interest for the brewing industry.
To be able to control and perhaps even manipulate yeast activity, it is necessary to
identify factors that affect its functionality during fermentation. Genetic stability and
integrity are crucial to maintaining predictable performance.
It is widely accepted that technology is one of the forces driving economic growth.
Although more and more new technologies have emerged, various evidence shows
that their performances were not as high as expected. In both academia and practice
there are still many questions about what technologies to adopt and how to manage
The rapidly growing demand for highly skilled workers has led to a global competition for talent. While basic competencies are important for the absorption of new technologies, high-level skills are critical for the creation of new knowledge, technologies and innovation. For countries near the technology frontier, this implies that the share of highly educated workers in the labour force is an important determinant of economic growth and social development.
In finance and healthcare, event processing systems handle
sensitive data on behalf of many clients. Guaranteeing
information security in such systems is challenging
because of their strict performance requirements in terms
of high event throughput and low processing latency.
We describe DEFCON, an event processing system
that enforces constraints on event flows between event
processing units. DEFCON uses a combination of static
and runtime techniques for achieving light-weight isolation
of event flows, while supporting efficient sharing of
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Introduction to Performance Pack
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Computer technology has made incredible progress in the past half century. In
1945, there were no stored-program computers. Today, a few thousand dollars
will purchase a personal computer that has more performance, more main memory,
and more disk storage than a computer bought in 1965 for $1 million. This
rapid rate of improvement has come both from advances in the technology used
to build computers and from innovation in computer design. While technological
improvements have been fairly steady, progress arising from better computer
architectures has been much less consistent.
Computer technology has made incredible progress in the roughly 55 years since
the ﬁrst general-purpose electronic computer was created. Today, less than a
thousand dollars will purchase a personal computer that has more performance,
more main memory, and more disk storage than a computer bought in 1980 for
$1 million. This rapid rate of improvement has come both from advances in the
technology used to build computers and from innovation in computer design.
The essence of knowledge management is to improve organizational performance by
approaching to the processes such as acquiring knowledge, converting knowledge into useful
form, applying or using knowledge, protecting knowledge by intentional and systematic
method, and knowledge management can be understood by innovation process of
organization with individual to search for creative problem solving method.
In the nineteenth century, scientists, mathematician, engineers and innovators started
investigating electromagnetism. The theory that underpins wireless communications was
formed by Maxwell. Early demonstrations took place by Hertz, Tesla and others. Marconi
demonstrated the first wireless transmission. Since then, the range of applications has
expanded at an immense rate, together with the underpinning technology. The rate of
development has been incredible and today the level of technical and commercial maturity
is very high.
.Advance Praise for Pricing, Risk, and Performance Measurement in Practice
“The book represents a fresh and innovative departure from ‘traditional’ approaches to modelling of securities data. Subsequently, it also presents much more flexible ways to analyze and process the data. Even if you are not involved with re-architecting an organization’s master data handling, there are numerous ideas, principles, and nuggets that make it a worthwhile read.” –Dr.
An organization’s culture matters a lot. That’s what John Kotter
and I concluded from a three-year study of the relationship between
corporate culture and performance in the early 1990s. CEOs generally
agree, although I’m left wondering whether some of them really
believe it or whether it’s something they’ve been conditioned to say
when reminded to do so. It’s confirmed by even the best (5-star)
investment analysts on Wall Street, a group that we might assume
would look only to financial measures in recommending investments.
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One issue with using portfolio holdings to evaluate fund performance
is that the disclosed data reveal information about the major equity
positions at particular dates but do not indicate the exact purchase
and sale dates. As a result, the exact holding period of securities is
unknown. Furthermore, some funds may window-dress their portfolios
to hide their actual investment strategy from their investors or from
competing funds, as shown byMeier and Schaumburg (2004).
Thus, the return gap captures the funds’ unobserved actions, which include
hidden beneﬁts and hidden costs.An important hidden beneﬁt results from
a fund’s interim trades, as discussed in Ferson and Khang (2002). Even
though we can observe fund holdings only at speciﬁc points in time, funds
may trade actively between these disclosure dates. If these interim trades
create value, then the fund return RF will increase, while the return of
the disclosed holdings RH will remain unaffected.
ADC’s central office cables deliver the data bandwidth to eliminate throughput bottlenecks or downtime
and improve customer satisfaction. The increased throughput potential translates to increased customer
satisfaction. ADC combines innovative design and application engineering to deliver a cabling solution
that exceeds your network’s physical layer requirements.
CHAPTER 19 Measuring Short-Run Organizational Performance
After completing this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions:
How are performance measures tied to organizational missions and strategies?