For tracking the marketing related behaviors
of online communities, “netnography” is a
stand-alone method. It is a way in which to
understand the discourse and interactions of
people engaging in computer-mediated
communication about market-oriented topics.
The production of industrial chemicals and plastics has increased considerably
in recent years (Fig. 3). The plastics industry alone directly employs 1.2 million
people, and supports 20,000 facilities that produce plastic goods for sale. With-
out the billions of dollars on research and development in plastics we would be
without many of the now commonly accepted objects that we tend to take for
The chapter on the incidence, clinical features, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and
current management of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), reviews how AS affects
this joint. TMJ is involved in 4% to 32% of cases, and ranges from mild disease to
ankylosis which is exceptional. The non-surgical treatment of TMJ in AS is the most
effective way of managing over 80% of patients. Non-pharmacological treatment
includes fabrication of intra oral splints, physiotherapy, and patient education.
This study investigates the extent to which the presence of pictures in text benefits lowproficiency Taiwanese English foreign language (EFL) college students. The findings show that the low-proficiency participants had significantly higher scores on their translation tasks when the text was presented together with the pictures, and that the accompanying pictures facilitated those low-level participants in comprehending not only the simpler but also the more difficult text.
c-Glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT; EC 126.96.36.199), an enzyme found in organ-isms from bacteria to mammals and plants, plays a central role in glutathi-one metabolism. Structural studies of GGTs from Escherichia coliand
Helicobacter pylori have revealed detailed molecular mechanisms of
catalysis and maturation.
This publication is based on a research procedure that has remained fundamentally un-
changed from the beginning. A large sample of small-business owners, all members of the Na-
tional Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), is sent a mail questionnaire.
naire presents 75 potential business problems, public policy related and not. Respondents are
asked to rate the severity of each potential problem on a scale of 1 to 7 anchored by “Critical
Problem” on one end and “Not a Problem” on the other.
As said above, ADAS supports the driver performing driving tasks. As a result, the use of these systems may increase
traffic safety, traffic efficiency and improve the sustainability of the vehicle. Another aspect, comfort, can also be
improved by the use of ADAS, however, the focus and goal of ADAS development is usually safety improvement.
The implementation of ADAS (or intelligent transportation systems in general) may lead to a fatality decrease of 40%3
For research on child health and the environment,
the longitudinal cohort study approach is common
worldwide. This is because, as previously mentioned,
cohort studies are recognized as necessary to evaluate
long-term health and the many factors affecting
it throughout the different developmental phases
extending from before birth to adulthood.
Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Vietnam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of global capital and of people's responses to it. A central theme is the people's resistance to global forces, frequently through an insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods.
2 Features of marketing research data. The purpose of quantitative models is to summarize marketing research data such that useful conclusions can be drawn. Typically the conclusions concern the impact of explanatory variables on a relevant marketing variable, where we focus only on revealed preference data.
1 Introduction and outline of the book. Recent advances in data collection and data storage techniques enable marketing researchers to study the characteristics of many actual transactions and purchases, that is, revealed preference data.
SUPERVISOR'S MANAGEMENT STYLE AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SATISFACTION IN A PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY The mechanisms typically proposed to increase parental choicevouchers, charter
schools, etc.are not at present sufficiently widespread to permit decisive empirical tests
either of parental revealed preferences or of their ultimate effects on school productivity
The Podcast Consumer Revealed 2008
The Arbitron/Edison Internet and Multimedia Study
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The Arbitron/Edison Media Research Internet and Multimedia Study - 2008
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For cell-based bone tissue engineering, various tissues derived cells are utilized since
osteogenic cells can be harvested from bone marrow, periosteum, and adipose tissue,
though recent studies indicate that bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs, bone marrow
derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells, or mesenchymal stem cells) are the most
reliable cell source because of their superior osteogenic ability (Hayashi et al., 2008).
However, it is difficult to obtain adequate numbers of transplantable BMSCs from bone
marrow aspirates, as they are rare in the bone marrow (less than 0.
The book "Biotechnology of Biopolymers" comprises 17 chapters covering occurrence, synthesis, isolation and production, properties and applications, biodegradation and modification, the relevant analysis methods to reveal the structures and properties of biopolymers and a special section on the theoretical, experimental and mathematical models of biopolymers.
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE AND HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION In this chapter, I use data on school assignments and outcomes of students across
schools within different metropolitan housing markets to assess parents revealed
preferences. To preview the results, I find little evidence that parents use Tiebout choice to
select effective schools over those with desirable peers, or that schools are on average more
effective in markets that offer more choice.
Driving Innovation reveals the dynamics of intellectual property (IP) as it
drives the innovation cycle and shapes global society. The book presents
fundamental IP concepts and practical legal and business strategies that
applytoall innovationcommunities, includingindustry,nonproﬁt institu-
tions, and developing countries.
In the recent past many card issuers have extended the range of tools available on debit cards. A chip
on the card makes offline authorisation of guaranteed card payments possible. In addition, bank cards
can be used as prepaid cards (the GeldKarte system of the ZKA).
As a consequence of the merger between the Europe-wide edc (European debit card) service and the
worldwide Maestro system, since the beginning of 1998 many POS terminals and cash dispensers
throughout the world have been available to holders of ec cards with the Maestro logo.
In a variation to this base case, costs are also calculated where the health effects of
PM10 are estimated without a threshold. This variation provides a sensitivity analysis that
shows how specifying a threshold affects total cost estimates.
As acknowledged by Kunzli et al. (1999), the approach of using one pollutant as an
indicator of the air pollution mix and only estimating the impact of PM10 above a baseline
will probably underestimate the impact of air pollution.