We decided to write this book when we discovered that a majority of the companies
we talked to had dysfunctional and low-value added processes for budgeting, fore-
casting, and financial reporting. And, as financial executives come and go, typically
little is done to streamline these processes. Even when large amounts of money are
invested in new financial software, the solutions are usually put in place based on
the old, inefficient routines.
Companies are beginning to realize that they have to get a better return on their project management investment. Many have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of employee time building a project management methodology for their organization. They expect to get business value in the way of a higher success rate on the projects they undertake and a more effective and efficient execution of projects. When it does not happen, which is often the case, they need to aggressively develop a strategy to get that return.
Esteem is a simple word. It is worth and value that we
apply to people, places, and situations. It is the amount of
respect we assess. We have esteem for our world leaders.
We have esteem for places like church and synagogue. We
have esteem for an exemplary performance whether it is in
sports, acting, or simply doing the right thing.
The main objective of the project is to develop and expand clam technology (production of seeds and livestock) to sustain the livelihoods of poor farmers in coastal North Central Province and develop a management strategy contributes sustainable water use clam aquaculture to improve the use of wastewater tomtrang camp. Significant progress has been made in this section. Key findings are listed below.
The main objective of the project is to develop and expand technology clam
(breeding and seed production) to maintain the livelihood of poor farmers in northern coastal
The central provinces and develop a strategy to contribute sustainable fisheries
environmental management by using clam aquaculture to improve shrimp farm effluent
to use. In the first half of the second year, two production test clam
(producing intertidal clam, clam production in the pond is crop rotation) and
the parent test has been completed successfully....
Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis (PLSA) models have been shown to provide a better model for capturing polysemy and synonymy than Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). However, the parameters of a PLSA model are trained using the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm, and as a result, the trained model is dependent on the initialization values so that performance can be highly variable. In this paper we present a method for using LSA analysis to initialize a PLSA model.
This paper presents a method of improving the accuracy of subcategorization frames (SCFs) acquired from corpora to augment existing lexicon resources. I estimate a conﬁdence value of each SCF using corpus-based statistics, and then perform clustering of SCF conﬁdencevalue vectors for words to capture cooccurrence tendency among SCFs in the lexicon.
The dissertation aimed to analyze the activities of the stakeholders involved in the pineapple value chain in Tien Giang province and analyze the VAT, VAT distribution between the stakeholders who are in the pineapple value chain as well as detect the bottlenecks that need to improve in order to enhance the economic value of the chain, through which proposed a number of solutions to improve the income of poor households who have been planting pineapples in Tien Giang province.
Chapter 9 – Personality and cultural values. After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: What is personality? What are cultural values? What are the "Big Five"? Is personality driven by nature or by nurture? What taxonomies can be used to describe personality, other than the Big Five?...
Several NLP tasks are characterized by asymmetric data where one class label NONE, signifying the absence of any structure (named entity, coreference, relation, etc.) dominates all other classes. Classiﬁers built on such data typically have a higher precision and a lower recall and tend to overproduce the NONE class. We present a novel scheme for voting among a committee of classiﬁers that can signiﬁcantly boost the recall in such situations.
Chapter 14 - Contemporary approaches to measuring and managing performance. In this chapter, we explain that many organisations use performance measurement systems that go beyond the measurement of financial performance. These contemporary approaches to performance measurement may entail placing a greater emphasis on non-financial measures, implementing balanced scorecards and using benchmarking techniques to better manage resources, and hence, improve performance.
Wireline network operators have increased available customer bandwidth with xDSL
modems, DSLAMs and Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS) systems. While this
basic topology enables standard broadband service, most service providers want to
expand their portfolios of broadband offerings to improve their competitive position,
increase revenues and decrease operational expenses.
The process of financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and valuation is intended
to help investors and analysts to deeply understand a firm’s profitability and risk and to use
that information to forecast future profitability and risk and ultimately value the firm,
enabling intelligent investment decisions. This process lies at the heart of the role of
accounting, financial reporting, capital markets, investments, portfolio management, and
corporate management in the world economy.
Business is one of the most diverse activities of mankind. Business operations typically handled by the business institutions such as companies, corporations, private ... but can also be active self of individuals.Business is the economic mode of operation conditions exist in the economy of goods, including the overall methods, forms and means by which economic agents to make use of its economic activity (including the process of investment, production, transportation, trade, services ...
The process of financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and valuation is intended to help investors and analysts to deeply understand a firm’s profitability and risk and to use that information to forecast future profitability and risk and ultimately value the firm, enabling intelligent investment decisions. This process lies at the heart of the role of accounting, financial reporting, capital markets, investments, portfolio management, and corporate management in the world economy.
This Report aims to improve the lives of people living in Da Nang, through developing the tourist
sector and improving its links to the poor. The Report describes an innovat ive approach to tourist
development – a participatory pro-poor value chain analysis - that was supported by local
stakeholders and funded by the Vietnam Private Sector Support Programme. Thi s is probably the
first truly participatory tourism value chain exerci se ever conducted.
They expect to get business value in the way of a higher success rate on the projects they undertake and a more effective and efficient execution of projects. When it does not happen, which is often the case, they need to aggressively develop a strategy to get that return. A continuous quality improvement program centered on project management is their best strategy. Some turn to a portfolio management approach, while others establish a PMO to support projects. Even others invest heavily in a six-sigma program....
Noteworthy is that different publication mediums are valued differently within the
scientific community. Also, universities are ranked based on the number and level of
publications. Journal articles are commonly recognised above conference papers, even if
many of the conference publications use peer review practices. It is recommended that a
researcher, even at early stages, should start the learning process of writing for journals.
Once experience is gained, one should raise his ambition level step-by-step and aim
towards publishing in increasingly better journals.
Banks operating in the main developed countries have been exposed, since the Seventies,
to four significant drivers of change, mutually interconnected and mutually reinforcing.
The first one is a stronger integration among national financial markets (such as stock
markets and markets for interest rates and FX rates) which made it easier, for economic
shocks, to spread across national boundaries.
For the earthquake motion level 1, the elastic limit
the value of a structure is usually adopted seismic activity. For Level 2 earthquake
motion, on the other hand, the limit value that a structure does not collapse or
repair through the seismic activity depends on the importance of
Level 2 earthquake motions are used for verification is based on the records of strong motion
seismograms obtained from the Hyogoken Nanbu earthquake and the other, and seismic
waveform types are assigned according to the ground....