International research

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  • International research on natural resource management advances in impact assessment Increased concern about the environmental and natural resource implications of agriculture has given rise to an emphasis on research that calls attention to these issues in developing countries. National and international agricultural research systems, including the research Centres under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have intensified research on natural resource management (NRM) both in terms of budget allocation and priority setting.

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  • Many of the world’s problems—violence, overpopulation, substance abuse, poverty, terrorism, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease— involve human behavior. Since countries are increasingly interdependent, cross-national collaboration is imperative. U.S. psychological scientists can take an active role, working with colleagues in and from other countries, to improve the world’s capacity to address these pressing issues. International research collaboration in the psychological, behavioral, and social sciences is critical to improving the quality of peoples’ lives worldwide.

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  • Chapter 8 - Developing a global vision through marketing research. After studying this chapter you will be able to understand: The importance of problem defi nition in international research, the problems of availability and use of secondary data, sources of secondary data, quantitative and qualitative research methods, multicultural sampling and its problems in less-developed countries, using international marketing research.

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  • In this chapter, you will explore how companies screen international business opportunities. You will also: Examine the difficulties of conducting international market research, learn about sources of secondary market research data, and understand methods of conducting primary international research.

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  • The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses. In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.

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  • THE AWARENESS OF UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE ACCOUNTING STUDENTS TO ETHICAL ISSUES IN INTERNAL AUDITING With several school characteristics over which parents may choose, understanding which schools are chosen and which administrators are rewarded requires a model of residential choice.

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  • AN EXAMINATION OF THE CONFORMANCE OF BANK INTERNAL AUDITORS WITH INTERNAL AUDITING STANDARS Recall equation (3), which suggested that a naïve estimate of the peer effect is magnified by effectiveness sorting, with the degree of magnification being ( ) ( ) θ * ≡ cov x j ,μ j var x j , the coefficient from a regression of μ j on x j across all districts in the market. θ * = 1 in the perfectly sorted markets displayed in Panels A, B, C, and E of Figure 1.1, indicating that the slope of school-level average test scores with respect to student characteristics in...

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  • ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE The stronger are parental preferences for effective schools (relative to schools with other desired attributes), the more actively will high- xi families seek out neighborhoods in effective districts, and the larger will θ * tend to be in Tiebout equilibrium. The weaker are parental preferences for μ j relative to other factors, the smaller will θ * tend to be.

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  • The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) are pleased to present the findings and recommendations from the first International Conference on Distracted Driving. In recent years, the issue of driver distraction has received increasing attention from the media, public, government, industry and safety organizations. Initially, much of the concern focussed on the use of cell phones. Legislators were urged to take action, without having much evidencebased research to support decision-making....

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  • An Empirical Investigation of International Consumer Market Segmentation Decisions They may also be more effective at exerting “voice” to manage agent behavior, even without the exit option that school choice policies provide (Hirschman, 1970). Finally, student composition may operate as an employment amenity for teachers and administrators, reducing the salaries that the school must pay and increasing the quality of teachers that can be hired for any fixed salary (Antos and Rosen, 1975).

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  • Grid research, rooted in distributed and high performance computing, started in midto- late 1990s when scientists around the world acknowledged the need to establish an infrastructure to support their collaborative research on compute and data intensive experiments. Soon afterwards, national and international research and development authorities realized the importance of the Grid and gave it a primary position on their research and development agenda.

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  • Marketing research is the systematic procedure used to gather, record, and analyze new information to help managers make decision about the marketing of goods and services. The many tpes of information gathered can help marketers recruit, retain, and regain customers. The results of research help define the product concept, select the target market, and develop the primary advertising message elements. Pretesting helps detect and eliminate weaknesses before a campaign runs.

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  • PLANNING AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIT: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF INTERNAL AUDITOR JUDGEMENT With nearly as long a pedigree is the idea that these family background effects may operate above the individual level. The school-level association between average student background and average performance is typically much stronger than is the same association at the individual level.

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  • AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF EXTERNAL AUDITOR RELIANCE ON INTERNAL AUDITORS In the imperfectly sorted markets displayed in Panels D and F, however, the magnification effect is smaller: θ * = 0.9 in D and 0.5 in F. The simulations below suggest that this tendency for effectiveness sorting and magnification to depend on the number of districts when parents care about both peer group and effectiveness holds generally, as long as concern for peer group (δ ) is moderate.

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  • Arbitration is the most popular form of alternative dispute resolution. Of the reasons for arbitration’s leading position as a means of alternative dispute resolu- tion, at least in an international commercial context, is the presumption of the principle of confidentiality entailed in it.

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  • That rapid globalization is taking place in businesses around the world is beyond dispute. If multinational firms are to prosper now and in the future, their managers must be able to function in a global context—formulating and implementing strategies, inventing and utilizing technologies, and creating and coordinating information. International assignments are the single most powerful means for developing future global leaders.

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  • The idea for this book originated during a conversation in December 2006 with C. Deborah Laughton, Publisher, Methodology and Statistics, at The Guilford Press, about the challenges of teaching research seminars or other courses in which students conduct a thesis project. These students could be senior undergraduates in advanced programs, such as honors or specialization, or first-year graduate students.

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  • This volume is intended to help readers understand the relationship between international lawand international relations (IL/IR). As a testa- ment to this dynamic area of inquiry, newresearch on IL/IR is nowbeing published in a growing list of traditional law reviews and disciplinary journals. The excerpted articles in this volume, all of which were first published in International Organization, represent some of the most important research since serious social science scholarship began in this area more than twenty years ago.

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  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management. Through the Internet, we report on international negotiations and share knowledge gained through collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous research, capacity building in developing countries and better dialogue between North and South.

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  • Like many other patterns, investment in research is often cyclical. International centers like CIMMYT have focused substantial resources on biotic and abiotic stresses for about two decades now, but raising total productivity is also back on the development agenda. There are a number of reasons for this, among them sharp rises in the price of staple foods as well as the manifestation of detrimental effects of climate change on productivity. Those factors threaten not only the livelihoods of resource-poor people but food security at...

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