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Establishing A Benchmark Of Fuel Efficiency For Commercial Airline Operations, Samuel Chandra, Chetan K. Chitgopeker, Ben Crawford, John Dwyer, Yi Gao 2014 Purdue University

Establishing A Benchmark Of Fuel Efficiency For Commercial Airline Operations, Samuel Chandra, Chetan K. Chitgopeker, Ben Crawford, John Dwyer, Yi Gao

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

Fuel efficiency is vital for commercial airlines as fuel is one of the most costly items for airline operations. This study aims to compare fuel efficiencies of selected airlines around the globe and to build a benchmark of fuel efficiency that can be referred to by airlines. By using data on fuel consumption and traffic output collected from various sources including airline annual reports, environmental reports and sustainability reports, this study calculated fuel efficiencies measured by liters of fuel consumed per revenue tonne kilometer (RTK) for the selected airlines in the calendar year 2011 or financial year 2010–2011. Airlines ...


Dynamic Orienteering On A Network Of Queues, Shu Zhang, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas 2014 University of Iowa

Dynamic Orienteering On A Network Of Queues, Shu Zhang, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas

Tippie College of Business Publications

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Budget Constraints On Flexible Versus Dedicated Technology Choice, Onur BOYABATLI, Tiecheng Leng, L. Beril Toktay 2014 Singapore Management University

The Impact Of Budget Constraints On Flexible Versus Dedicated Technology Choice, Onur Boyabatli, Tiecheng Leng, L. Beril Toktay

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper studies the flexible-versus-dedicated technology choice and capacity investment decisions of a multi-product firm under demand uncertainty in the presence of budget constraints. The firm operates under a capital budget for financing the capacity investment, and an operating budget, which is uncertain in the capacity investment stage, for financing the production. We investigate how the tightening of the capital budget and a lower financial exibility in the production stage (the likelihood of having sufficient operating budget) shape the optimal technology choice. We find that the dominant regime is one where dedicated technology should be adopted for a larger investment ...


State Space Modelling Of Dynamic Choice Behavior With Habit Persistence, Kang Bok Lee 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

State Space Modelling Of Dynamic Choice Behavior With Habit Persistence, Kang Bok Lee

Doctoral Dissertations

In this dissertation, I present a new approach to capturing dependence across time in dynamic choice data. To achieve this, I develop a state space dynamic choice model and a novel algorithm to fit the data. Instead of capturing dependence in outcomes through lagged response variables, referred to as state dependence, I introduce a lagged utility term through the latent state equation. The lagged utility term captures habit persistence, which has not been explored directly in earlier models (Heckman, 1981b). The autoregressive nature of the lagged utility provides a significantly richer summary of prior utility than a lagged outcome variable ...


Predicting The Uptake Of A University’S Offers Of Places, Stephen Peplow 2014 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Predicting The Uptake Of A University’S Offers Of Places, Stephen Peplow

Faculty Publications

Institutions such as Universities spend considerable resources in recruiting and following up on applicants. Unfortunately, much wastage results from the sending out of follow-up letters to students who never arrive, and who perhaps had applied only as a form of insurance; and also in hiring instructors and scheduling classes when the attendance is uncertain. In a competitive market, a predictive model of the uptake of offers made might well be helpful. Kwantlen Polytechnic Unviersity is featured in the article.


What Can Student Affairs Learn From Nielsen Audio? Benefits Of Using A Modified Arbitron Assessment In Higher Education, Oscar T. McKnight Ph.D., Kerri Carmichael, Jonathan Locust JR 2014 SelectedWorks

What Can Student Affairs Learn From Nielsen Audio? Benefits Of Using A Modified Arbitron Assessment In Higher Education, Oscar T. Mcknight Ph.D., Kerri Carmichael, Jonathan Locust Jr

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

This presentation explores the history and evolution of an Arbitron assessment model (Nielsen Audio) when applied in higher education, specifically Student Affairs. Highlighted are the differences between traditional models of Student Affairs assessments and a modified Arbitron assessment. This new Student Affairs assessment model allows an institutional researcher to study student feedback minute to minute, day to day, week to week basis, etc. Discussed are the strengths and weaknesses of a Nielsen Audio model when applied to Student Affairs.


Assessing Customer Service In Airports – Models From The Uae, Aman Gupta, Mohammed Arif, Phillip A. Richardson 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Assessing Customer Service In Airports – Models From The Uae, Aman Gupta, Mohammed Arif, Phillip A. Richardson

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Customer service at airports has become a key priority for airport operators given the high degree of competitions. This paper uses an airport customer service model to analyze three examples from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Passenger interviews, statistical information, customer feedback and other forms of information have been utilized to learn more about the customer view on the quality of service offered at these three airports. Detailed qualitative analysis of these case studies has highlighted some key issues in the area of customer service and identifies some opportunities for improvement.


Measuring The Impact Of Income-Generating Projects On Women's Empowerment Outcomes: Evidence From Rural Morocco, Ola Aboukhsaiwan 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Measuring The Impact Of Income-Generating Projects On Women's Empowerment Outcomes: Evidence From Rural Morocco, Ola Aboukhsaiwan

Wharton Research Scholars Journal

No abstract provided.


Assortment Planning Of Automotive Products: Considerations For Economic And Environmental Impacts Of Technology Selection, Ali Taghavi, Ratna Babu Chinnam 2014 Wayne State University

Assortment Planning Of Automotive Products: Considerations For Economic And Environmental Impacts Of Technology Selection, Ali Taghavi, Ratna Babu Chinnam

Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty Research Publications

A manufacturer’s assortment is the set of products that the company offers to its customers. Assortment planning considerably affects both the sales revenue and product offering costs for the company and it had experienced growing attention across different industries over recent decades. In this study, we propose a modeling framework that seeks to identify the optimal assortment for a manufacturer of configurable products (in particular, automobiles). Our model accounts for environmental considerations (Corporate Average Fuel Economy requirements, tail-pipe emissions, and greenhouse gas emissions related to the production of the fuel used to power the vehicle) during assortment planning. We ...


Results Of The April Survey Of Nebraska Business: May 9, 2014, Eric Thompson, Shannon McClure, Mihdi Vahedi 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Results Of The April Survey Of Nebraska Business: May 9, 2014, Eric Thompson, Shannon Mcclure, Mihdi Vahedi

Leading Economic Indicator Reports

Respondents to the April 2014 Survey of Nebraska Business remained positive in their outlook for sales and employment at their business. More respondents expected sales to rise (31%) than decline (18%) in the next six months. Further, more respondents expected to add (10%) than to reduce (4%) employment. Respondents also were more focused on the market challenges facing their businesses. When asked about the most important issue facing their business, 6.5 in 10 focused on core business operations issues such as customer demand, the cost of supplies, labor quality, competition, improved business practices, and credit availability. 3.5 in ...


Indefinite Knapsack Separable Quadratic Programming: Methods And Applications, Jaehwan Jeong 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Indefinite Knapsack Separable Quadratic Programming: Methods And Applications, Jaehwan Jeong

Doctoral Dissertations

Quadratic programming (QP) has received significant consideration due to an extensive list of applications. Although polynomial time algorithms for the convex case have been developed, the solution of large scale QPs is challenging due to the computer memory and speed limitations. Moreover, if the QP is nonconvex or includes integer variables, the problem is NP-hard. Therefore, no known algorithm can solve such QPs efficiently. Alternatively, row-aggregation and diagonalization techniques have been developed to solve QP by a sub-problem, knapsack separable QP (KSQP), which has a separable objective function and is constrained by a single knapsack linear constraint and box constraints ...


Physician Clinical Alignment And Integration: A Community Academic Hospital Approach, Debbie Salas-Lopez MD, MPH, Sandra Jarva-Weiss JD, Brian A. Nestor DO, MBA, Thomas V. Whalen MD 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Physician Clinical Alignment And Integration: A Community Academic Hospital Approach, Debbie Salas-Lopez Md, Mph, Sandra Jarva-Weiss Jd, Brian A. Nestor Do, Mba, Thomas V. Whalen Md

Administration & Leadership

No abstract provided.


Elements Of The Nordic Leadership Framework, Origins, And Transferability, Maggie H. Chen 2014 Syracuse University

Elements Of The Nordic Leadership Framework, Origins, And Transferability, Maggie H. Chen

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Leadership styles can be classified into different buckets based on previously developed leadership framework theories such as transformational, transactional, charismatic, and democratic leadership. This thesis explores the characteristics that define the Nordic style of leadership from a cross-cultural perspective. Under the assumption that the four Nordic nations: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden share a similar set of leadership practices, my capstone investigates the linkage between the Nordic national cultures and the influences on the leadership approach. The four small, but powerful nations are the homes to many corporations recognized for their highly innovative solutions to meet consumer needs. Nordic leaders ...


Segmenting Segmentation: A Taxonomy Bridging Theory And Practice Of Strategic Consumer Segmentation, Andrew Thomas Thoeni 2014 Kennesaw State University

Segmenting Segmentation: A Taxonomy Bridging Theory And Practice Of Strategic Consumer Segmentation, Andrew Thomas Thoeni

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Beginning with Chamberlin’s explanations of market variation in 1933, segmentation has been formally studied for eighty years. While more than 2,700 studies have been published (most as studies on statistical methods of segmentation), scant evidence has been gathered on the role market segmentation plays in strategy formulation and what has been presented has not been adequately classified to provide a basis for further comparative study. Based on Resource-Advantage theory, this dissertation defines a taxonomy of strategic segmentation that depicts how a firm’s view of a market relates to its assumed heterogeneity of the market and how a ...


Critical & Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies:, James L. Harper 2014 SelectedWorks

Critical & Creative Thinking And Structured Analytic Methodologies:, James L. Harper

James L Harper

No abstract provided.


Value Of Information Analysis: The State Of Application. Environment Systems & Decisions, Jeffrey Keisler, Eric Chu, Zachary Collier, Nina Sinatra, Igor Linkov 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Value Of Information Analysis: The State Of Application. Environment Systems & Decisions, Jeffrey Keisler, Eric Chu, Zachary Collier, Nina Sinatra, Igor Linkov

Jeffrey Keisler

The value of information (VoI) is a decision analytic method for quantifying the potential benefit of additional information in the face of uncertainty. This paper reviews the prevalence of VoI applications reported in the peer-reviewed literature from the years 1990–2011. We categorize papers’ applications across the types of uncertainties considered, modeling choices, and contexts of social importance (such as health care and environmental science). We obtain and analyze statistics on the range of applications and identify trends and patterns in them, and conclude with an interpretation of what these mean for researchers and practitioners as they pursue new efforts ...


Value Of Information: Facilitating Targeted Information Acquisition In Decision Processes, Jeffrey Keisler 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Value Of Information: Facilitating Targeted Information Acquisition In Decision Processes, Jeffrey Keisler

Jeffrey Keisler

No abstract provided.


An Experimental Investigation Of Outsourcing Through Competition, Ehsan Elahi, Roger Blake 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

An Experimental Investigation Of Outsourcing Through Competition, Ehsan Elahi, Roger Blake

Ehsan Elahi

Our research uses laboratory experiments to examine the theoretical results of competition between suppliers in an outsourcing setup. We consider a supply chain in which a single buyer needs to outsource the manufacturing of a product among N potential suppliers. The buyer allocates demand to suppliers not on the basis of price, but rather on service. We analyze the levels of service suppliers will decide to provide when competing on three different criteria specified by the buyer. For the first, suppliers compete by providing the buyer a specific service level (fill-rate), and for the second by maintaining a specific quantity ...


Push And Pull Factors In Determining The Consumers' Motivations For Choosing Wedding Banquet Venues: A Case Study In Chongqing, China, Ling Guan 2014 Iowa State University

Push And Pull Factors In Determining The Consumers' Motivations For Choosing Wedding Banquet Venues: A Case Study In Chongqing, China, Ling Guan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to investigate the push and pull factors in consumers' decisions in choosing wedding banquet venues in Chongqing, China. The objectives of this research were to identify push and pull factors that motivated decision makers and to explore the relationships between the factors across decision makers' demographic variables including "relationship with the new couple", "personal monthly income", and "wedding banquet budget". This study made the first attempts to utilize push-pull theory to investigate customer motivation in choosing wedding banquet venues.

Four types of analysis were utilized in the methodology chapter. First, descriptive analysis was used to provide ...


Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership And Dietetic Students' Consideration Of School Nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson 2014 Iowa State University

Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership And Dietetic Students' Consideration Of School Nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

School nutrition programs provide meals and snacks to nutritionally support students in their academic achievement. The importance of qualified leadership to maintain standards and provide quality these meals and snacks is important. Limited research has examined the benefits of registered dietitians providing school nutrition leadership. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the motivational aspects and job responsibilities influencing registered dietitians' (RD) and senior dietetic students' decision to pursue school nutrition leadership positions.

The Southeast Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) region was the focus of the research. Web-based questionnaires were ...


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