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Is Sars A Poor Man's Disease? Socioeconomic Status And Risk Factors For Sars Transmission, Grace Wong Bucchianeri 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Is Sars A Poor Man's Disease? Socioeconomic Status And Risk Factors For Sars Transmission, Grace Wong Bucchianeri

Real Estate Papers

This paper investigates the link between various risk factors, including socioeconomic status (SES), and the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003. A comprehensive data set compiled by the author shows a negative and significant correlation between SARS incidence and various measures of income, but not years of education, unlike previous studies on other health conditions. The income-SARS gradient can be accounted for by controlling for pre-SARS housing values but not an array of measurable living conditions. Areas with more white-collar workers experienced a higher incidence rate, largely driven by the share of service and ...


Delimitación Téorica Del Delito Penal Fiscal, Bruno L. Costantini García 2010 ITESM Campus Puebla

Delimitación Téorica Del Delito Penal Fiscal, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Anális de los elementos constitutivos del delito fiscal, la acción delictiva, los grados de ejecución, la consumación y los responsables.

Pretende distinguir el delito penal común del delito penal fiscal con base en sus elementos y pretende aportar una reflexión de la criminalización del delito fiscal en nuestros tiempos, usado por la Autoridad Hacendaria como un medio de represíón y de opresión de los derechos del contribuyente.


Structural Estimation Of The Effect Of Out-Of-Stocks, Andrés Musalem, Marcelo Olivares, Eric. T. Bradlow, Christian Terwiesch, Daniel Corsten 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Structural Estimation Of The Effect Of Out-Of-Stocks, Andrés Musalem, Marcelo Olivares, Eric. T. Bradlow, Christian Terwiesch, Daniel Corsten

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

We develop a structural demand model that endogenously captures the effect of out-of-stocks on customer choice by simulating a time-varying set of available alternatives. Our estimation method uses store-level data on sales and partial information on product availability. Our model allows for flexible substitution patterns, which are based on utility maximization principles and can accommodate categorical and continuous product characteristics. The methodology can be applied to data from multiple markets and in categories with a relatively large number of alternatives, slow-moving products, and frequent out-of-stocks (unlike many existing approaches). In addition, we illustrate how the model can be used to ...


La Globalización De La Legislación Cambiaria, Bruno L. Costantini García 2010 ITESM Campus Puebla

La Globalización De La Legislación Cambiaria, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Costs And Returns For Organic And Conventional Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Production In San Luis Obispo County, Amanda N. Johansen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Comparison Of Costs And Returns For Organic And Conventional Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Production In San Luis Obispo County, Amanda N. Johansen

Agribusiness

This study examined the differences in costs and profitability for established conventional and organic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Edna Valley region of San Luis Obispo County, California. The study used a partial budgeting approach to compare cost and profitability for established vineyards for 2009, and thus ignored transition costs. Data were obtained from UC Davis cost studies for organic and conventional grape production in other regions of California in previous years. Adjustments made to these costs to account for changes in input use, input costs and grape prices in San Luis Obispo County during the 2009 growing season.

The ...


Microsoft Sharepoint As A Digital Asset Management (Dam) System, Harry Hurt 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Microsoft Sharepoint As A Digital Asset Management (Dam) System, Harry Hurt

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study is to determine to what degree Microsoft SharePoint can be used as a digital asset management (DAM) system. DAM systems are utilized to manage the creation, storage, utilization, and distribution of digital rich media files such as images, logos, page layouts, and in some cases video and audio files. SharePoint is a popular collaboration system that appears to have many of the attributes of a DAM system. This study develops some baseline definitions of DAM and documents some core functionality that must be present in DAM systems of varying sophistication.

The study then compares the ...


The Applications And Limitations Of Printable Batteries, Matthew Delmanowski 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Applications And Limitations Of Printable Batteries, Matthew Delmanowski

Graphic Communication

This study focuses on the potential applications for printed batteries and how they could affect the printing industry. It also analyzes the main problems associated with manufacturing this technology and what needs to be done to overcome these issues. To find the answers to these questions, two methods of research were used. The first was through the elite and specialized interviewing of Dr. Scott Williams of Rochester Institute of Technology and Professor Nancy Cullins from Cal Poly. The second form of research was a common, yet useful, method called secondary research. This entailed looking at recent written research papers about ...


Production Streamlining Through Design, Implementation, And Analysis Of Lean Manufacturing Methods, Tyler Pattison 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Production Streamlining Through Design, Implementation, And Analysis Of Lean Manufacturing Methods, Tyler Pattison

Honors Scholar Theses

Through the correct implementation of lean manufacturing methods, a company can greatly improve their business. Over a period of three months at TTM Technologies, I utilized my knowledge to fix existing problems ans streamline production. In addition, other trouble areas in their production process were discovered and proper lean methods were used to address them. TTM Technologies saw many changed in the right direction over this time period.


A Student Manual For Venture Consulting, Julianna Ferri 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

A Student Manual For Venture Consulting, Julianna Ferri

Honors Scholar Theses

This manual is written to provide students taking the venture consulting class a better understanding of how to consult a small or medium sized business. It covers topics such as how to find a client, how to determine the business problem, how to collect data from customers as well as managers and employees, and how to come up with solution recommendations. By reading the manual, students will gain a better understanding of the consulting industry and will have a guide to help them through the project.


Which Financing Model Is Right For Hotel Properties? An Exploratory Study Of Financing Models Highlighting The Practice And Effects Of Different Financing Models Adopted By Hotel Industries In Usa And Singapore, Keng Tiong Christopher Goh 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Which Financing Model Is Right For Hotel Properties? An Exploratory Study Of Financing Models Highlighting The Practice And Effects Of Different Financing Models Adopted By Hotel Industries In Usa And Singapore, Keng Tiong Christopher Goh

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The high debt-financing model adopted by hotel owners in United States had contributed to a large number of foreclosures during the economic downturn. In contrast, the conservative financing model adopted by hotel owners in Singapore had sheltered them through the past recessions. Cultural values may have influenced the types of financing model adopted by hotel owners. Americans have a value system of using borrowed money to invest, while Singaporeans have a value system of saving for rainy days and spending within one’s means.

The studies concluded that hotel owners in the United States and Singapore should consider Juglar’s ...


Building Momentum For Business School Curriculum Change: Measurable Lessons From A Pilot Course In Real Business Experience, Mark Uchida, Craig Caldwell, Friel Terry, Lawrence Lad 2010 Butler University

Building Momentum For Business School Curriculum Change: Measurable Lessons From A Pilot Course In Real Business Experience, Mark Uchida, Craig Caldwell, Friel Terry, Lawrence Lad

Lawrence J. Lad

Curriculum change requires thoughtful planning and a willingness to experiment with different modes of content delivery. While many business schools are experimenting, few measure student outcomes against the traditional courses they replace. One element of Butler University's College of Business Administration curriculum revision was a pilot course, "Real Business Experience ", in which students developed a professional business plan, sought and received funding from a professional level funding panel, and ran their businesses. To determine whether the pilot course was successful in reaching its goal of "teaching students about the messiness of business and developing more adaptable and confident business ...


Building Momentum For Business School Curriculum Change: Measurable Lessons From A Pilot Course In Real Business Experience, Mark Uchida, Craig B. Caldwell, Friel Terry, Lawrence J. Lad 2010 Butler University

Building Momentum For Business School Curriculum Change: Measurable Lessons From A Pilot Course In Real Business Experience, Mark Uchida, Craig B. Caldwell, Friel Terry, Lawrence J. Lad

Craig B. Caldwell

Curriculum change requires thoughtful planning and a willingness to experiment with different modes of content delivery. While many business schools are experimenting, few measure student outcomes against the traditional courses they replace. One element of Butler University's College of Business Administration curriculum revision was a pilot course, "Real Business Experience ", in which students developed a professional business plan, sought and received funding from a professional level funding panel, and ran their businesses. To determine whether the pilot course was successful in reaching its goal of "teaching students about the messiness of business and developing more adaptable and confident business ...


Protección De Datos Personales, Bruno L. Costantini García, Norma E. Pimentel Méndez 2010 ITESM Campus Puebla

Protección De Datos Personales, Bruno L. Costantini García, Norma E. Pimentel Méndez

Bruno L. Costantini García

Introducción a la regulación de la protección de datos personales en México.


New Product Innovation With Multiple Features And Technology Constraints, Kathy A. Paulson Gjerde, S. A. Slotnick, M. J. Sobel 2010 Butler University

New Product Innovation With Multiple Features And Technology Constraints, Kathy A. Paulson Gjerde, S. A. Slotnick, M. J. Sobel

Kathy A. Paulson Gjerde

We model a firm's decisions about product innovation, focusing on the extent to which features should be improved or changed in the succession of models that comprise a life cycle. We show that the structure of the internal and external environment in which a firm operates suggests when to innovate to the technology frontier. The criterion is maximization of the expected present value of products during the life cycle. Computational studies complement the theoretical results and lead to insights about when to bundle innovations across features. The formalization was influenced by extensive interviews with managers in a high-technology firm ...


Idea Generation And The Quality Of The Best Idea, Karan Girotra, Christian Terwiesch, Karl Ulrich 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Idea Generation And The Quality Of The Best Idea, Karan Girotra, Christian Terwiesch, Karl Ulrich

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

In a wide variety of settings, organizations generate a number of possible solutions to a problem—ideas—and then select a few for further development. We examine the effectiveness of two group structures for such tasks—the team structure, in which the group works together in time and space, and the hybrid structure, in which individuals first work independently and then work together. We define the performance of a group as the quality of the best ideas identified. Prior research has defined performance as the average quality of ideas or the number of ideas generated, ignoring what most organizations seek ...


Rwanda National Customer Satisfaction Survey: Results And Conclusions, Deogratias Harorimana 2010 The University of the South Pacific

Rwanda National Customer Satisfaction Survey: Results And Conclusions, Deogratias Harorimana

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

It can be said that development practice requires more than financial and manpower inputs. Rwanda, in 1994 suffered a Genocide. The Society,collectively and under the leadership of His Excellence Paul Kagame the current elected President of Rwanda came together and designed strategies that would propel Rwanda to a Middle-Income, Private Sector Led Economy by the Year 2020.

In 2009, a client seating in one of the Hotels in a Suburb of Remera, in Kigali City, complained about poor service delivery he was experiencing from the waitress staff.Using his Blackberry message, the client forwarded an email to some of ...


تقييم الأداء المالي والتشغيلي لشركة ضمان القروض الأردنية, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

تقييم الأداء المالي والتشغيلي لشركة ضمان القروض الأردنية, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Competing Manufacturers In A Retail Supply Chain: On Contractual Form And Coordination, Gerard. P. Cachon, Abdullah Gurhan Kok 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Competing Manufacturers In A Retail Supply Chain: On Contractual Form And Coordination, Gerard. P. Cachon, Abdullah Gurhan Kok

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

It is common for a retailer to sell products from competing manufacturers. How then should the firms manage their contract negotiations? The supply chain coordination literature focuses either on a single manufacturer selling to a single retailer or one manufacturer selling to many (possibly competing) retailers. We find that some key conclusions from those market structures do not apply in our setting, where multiple manufacturers sell through a single retailer. We allow the manufacturers to compete for the retailer's business using one of three types of contracts: a wholesale-price contract, a quantity-discount contract, or a two-part tariff. It is ...


An Intercultural U.S.-China Restaurant Service Process Model: U.S.-China Servpro Restaurant Model, Pearl Teo 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

An Intercultural U.S.-China Restaurant Service Process Model: U.S.-China Servpro Restaurant Model, Pearl Teo

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The globalization of markets has created many opportunities for service firms to expand internationally. China is an example of a country that has seen the growth of international service companies over the last two decades. The liberalization of economic and legal policies in China has provided the impetus for growth and development. Among one of the growth sectors of foreign services companies is western restaurants.


A Study Of The Economic Effects Of Imposing Fair Trade Coffee Consumption In San Francisco, Alexander Preston Magginetti 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Study Of The Economic Effects Of Imposing Fair Trade Coffee Consumption In San Francisco, Alexander Preston Magginetti

Agribusiness

Noting the rising sales of eco-friendly and fairly traded goods in the United States, this study examines the effects of implementing a policy that would limit the supply of non-fair-trade coffee in San Francisco. The goal of this policy would be to increase the sales of the fair-trade coffee market in the United States, and benefit fair-trade coffee growers by mandating the sale of fair-trade coffee in San Francisco. This study focuses on the economic effects of the policy on consumers and producers of fair-trade coffee, regular coffee, tea, and soda.

“Fair trade” began at the end of World War ...


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