This monograph documents recent (2005–2008) RAND Corporation research on combat air force aircrew management problems resulting from the competing goals of producing sufficient experienced combat pilots and operating within the constraints of force structure reductions. The monograph summarizes the supply-and-demand problems the fighter force has faced over the past decade, summarizes the decisions made in an attempt to solve them, and describes the RAND dynamic simulation model used to help t
World Development Indicators 2011, the 15th edition in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally
comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. This latest
printed volume is one of a group of products; others include an online dataset, accessible at http://data.worldbank.
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After reading this chapter, you should be able to: List the main decision areas and concepts in employee compensation management, describe the major administrative tools used to manage employee compensation, explain the importance of competitive labor market and product market forces in compensation decisions,...
We present an array of force spectroscopy experiments that aim
to identify the role of solvent hydrogen bonds in protein folding
and chemical reactions at the single-molecule level. In our experiments
we control the strength of hydrogen bonds in the solvent
environment by substituting water (H2O) with deuterium oxide
(D2O). Using a combination of force protocols, we demonstrate
that protein unfolding, protein collapse, protein folding and a
chemical reaction are affected in different ways by substituting
H2O with D2O.
Eastern Europe has undergone far-reaching transition from the former Soviet system of collective and
state farms to new agrarian structures. This has unfolded in many ways, depending on countries’ factor
endowment, institutional structure, the share of agriculture in the overall labor force, infrastructure, and
the way the reforms were implemented. In areas of low population density where collectives were divided
into small plots allocated to members, the plots were quickly rented back by companies with access to
finance and machinery.
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