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The Rise Of Quantification In The Pacific (Indonesia 1830–1870), Parulian Silaen, Ciorstan J. Smark 2012 University of Wollongong

The Rise Of Quantification In The Pacific (Indonesia 1830–1870), Parulian Silaen, Ciorstan J. Smark

Ciorstan Smark

The “Culture System” was enforced in Java and other parts of Indonesia by the Dutch colonial government between 1830 and 1870. Under this system, Indonesian farmers were forced to put aside part of their land and labour for growing cash crops such as sugar, coffee, indigo, tobacco and pepper so that they could pay their land tax to the Dutch. This paper briefly examines some of the ramifications of this policy and how it supported the interests of the Dutch colonial masters. It also looks at how the policy promoted ideals of rationality, quantification and efficiency in the Indonesian archipelago ...


Schizophrenia – The Costs, Ciorstan J. Smark 2012 University of Wollongong

Schizophrenia – The Costs, Ciorstan J. Smark

Ciorstan Smark

By looking at a particular subset of mental illness in Australia, (schizophrenia), this article reflects on the way in which direct costs falling within the parametres of the health budget are privileged (inscribed) above indirect costs which fall outside this boundary (and thus fail to be appropriately inscribed). This article concludes that, from a social accounting point of view, this boundary is arbitrary and an example of poor accounting.


Social And Historical Power Plays: A Foucauldian Gaze On Mental Institutions, Ciorstan J. Smark, Hemant Deo 2012 University of Wollongong

Social And Historical Power Plays: A Foucauldian Gaze On Mental Institutions, Ciorstan J. Smark, Hemant Deo

Ciorstan Smark

ABSTRACT: This research focuses on New South Wales’ process of deinstitutionalisation using a Foucauldian lens. By using this filtering process, this research aims to highlight the interchange between the concepts of power and knowledge as two vital and interrelated forces. These forces are seen as dominant forces within the process of deinstitutionalisation in New South Wales. The introduction of the policy of deinstitutionalisation is found to have highlighted the need for accounting and financial information to be distanced from the economic rationalist calculus in order that better policy decisions are made. The case study further explores some of the societal ...


Submission To The Independent Review Of The Environment Protection And Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Graham Bowrey, Ciorstan J. Smark 2012 University of Wollongong

Submission To The Independent Review Of The Environment Protection And Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Graham Bowrey, Ciorstan J. Smark

Ciorstan Smark

Please find following a submission to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. This submission focuses on reviewing the level of compliance with Section 516A (Annual reports to deal with environmental matters) of the EPBC Act 1999 by addressing the following questions raised in the Independent Review of the EPBC Act’s Discussion Paper: Question 37 – Does the Act contain sufficient comprehensive and appropriate range of enforcement mechanisms? Are those mechanisms capable of deterring and responding to contraventions of the Act? Question 40 – Does the Act provide sufficient guidance for decision makers in their ...


Using Personal Response Systems To Address The Net-Generation Of University Students, Brian Murphy, Ciorstan J. Smark 2012 Deakin University

Using Personal Response Systems To Address The Net-Generation Of University Students, Brian Murphy, Ciorstan J. Smark

Ciorstan Smark

Abstract: Personal Response Systems are a technology similar to use to a television remote control or a mobile telephone for sending SMS messages. They enable almost instant communication between student and instructor in lecture situations. This paper examines the claims made by Personal Response Systems and considers whether they may be especially appropriate to the preferences and expectations of Net-Generation students. The Net-Generation (also known as N-Gens) is made up of students born between 1981 and 2001. They now make up the bulk of finance students in universities across our region. But have we really adapted our lecturing styles to ...


Determinants Of Dow Jones Returns, Cory Sloan, Elisabeth Pana, Faculty Advisor 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

Determinants Of Dow Jones Returns, Cory Sloan, Elisabeth Pana, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Finance Behind Conference Realignment, Brian Piotrowski, Elisabeta Pana, Faculty Advisor 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Finance Behind Conference Realignment, Brian Piotrowski, Elisabeta Pana, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Nature Versus Nuture: Sexual Orientation, Mackenzie Astling, Tim Reardanz, Darryl Brown, Faculty Advisor 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

Nature Versus Nuture: Sexual Orientation, Mackenzie Astling, Tim Reardanz, Darryl Brown, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Facilitating Expansion Of Cross-Border E-Commerce - Developing A Global Online Dispute Resolution System (Lessons Derived From Existing Odr Systems – Work Of The United Nations Commission On International Trade Law), Louis Del Duca, Colin Rule, Zbynek Loebl 2012 Penn State Law

Facilitating Expansion Of Cross-Border E-Commerce - Developing A Global Online Dispute Resolution System (Lessons Derived From Existing Odr Systems – Work Of The United Nations Commission On International Trade Law), Louis Del Duca, Colin Rule, Zbynek Loebl

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

This article examines the growing need for online dispute resolution (ODR). It traces the birth of the internet, expansion of e-commerce, and the resulting evolution of ODR systems in the past two decades. To facilitate development of a global ODR system, it looks at the structure and operation of existing and proposed ODR systems such as eBay, Concilianet, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the proposed Organization of American States (OAS) – ODR initiative, and the E-Commerce Redress Interchange (ECRI) and NGO proposals for Fast Track Substantive Principles and Common ODR Data Standards. The anatomy of a global ODR ...


Determinants Of Dow Jones Returns, Elisabeta Pana, Cory Sloan, '12 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

Determinants Of Dow Jones Returns, Elisabeta Pana, Cory Sloan, '12

Elisabeta Pana

No abstract provided.


The Finance Behind Conference Realignment, Elisabeta Pana, Brian Piotrowski, '12 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Finance Behind Conference Realignment, Elisabeta Pana, Brian Piotrowski, '12

Elisabeta Pana

No abstract provided.


11th Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium, Farquhar Honors College 2012 Nova Southeastern University

11th Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium, Farquhar Honors College

Undergraduate Student Symposium

The Undergraduate Student Symposium, sponsored by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, presents student projects through presentations, papers, and poster displays. The event serves as a “showcase” demonstrating the outstanding scholarship of undergraduate students at NSU. The Symposium is open to undergraduate students from all disciplines. Projects cover areas of student scholarship ranging from the experimental and the applied to the computational, theoretical, artistic, and literary. They are taken from class assignments as well as from independent projects. The projects do not have to be complete; presentations can represent any stage in the concept’s evolution, from proposal and ...


An Energy Professionals' Networking Group That's Creating A Buzz, Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) 2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

An Energy Professionals' Networking Group That's Creating A Buzz, Nevada Institute For Renewable Energy Commercialization (Nirec)

Nevada Newsflash

Bleary-eyed but wide awake at 2:00 am, I reached for my phone for a little social media solace. Clicking into a popular networking site, I typed "energy" in the search field. To my surprise, the search returned a list of over 10,000 options.

As professionals, entrepreneurs and affiliates to the energy industry, let me spare you an early morning quest. There is an industry-related group that has quietly built a network of members 20,000-strong with tentacles reaching throughout the U.S. and abroad.


Global Outsourcing Of Aircraft Maintenance, Michael McFadden, D. Scott Worrells 2012 Purdue University

Global Outsourcing Of Aircraft Maintenance, Michael Mcfadden, D. Scott Worrells

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

Before the airlines were deregulated, the majority of air carriers conducted their maintenance in-house. After deregulation, with competitive pressures mounting and airlines failing and starting up seemingly simultaneously, the outsourcing of maintenance became more prevalent. Not restricted to U.S. airlines, outsourcing maintenance has become a global practice. Factors involved in the outsourcing decision range from a startup not having the capital to develop their own in-house maintenance program, to legacy carrier’s cost cutting efforts, and all points in between. This paper will address specific aspects of the global outsourcing of aircraft maintenance. For the purposes of this paper ...


Influence Of Choiceboards On E-Commerce Customers: An Empirical Study Of Factors Impacting User Satisfaction, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury 2012 University of Massachusetts

Influence Of Choiceboards On E-Commerce Customers: An Empirical Study Of Factors Impacting User Satisfaction, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury

Pratyush Bharati

No abstract provided.


It Outsourcing Adoption By Small And Medium Enterprises: A Diffusion Of Innovation Approach, Abhijit Chaudhury, Pratyush Bharati 2012 Bryant University

It Outsourcing Adoption By Small And Medium Enterprises: A Diffusion Of Innovation Approach, Abhijit Chaudhury, Pratyush Bharati

Pratyush Bharati

The study investigates factors contributing to the adoption of IT services outsourcing (ITO) by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in western countries. The focus is on the process of diffusion and adoption of ITO as a management innovation. The paper is written from the perspective of ITO vendors from developing countries and seeks to identify steps that will help these vendors sell ITO services to SMEs in first world countries. The model is motivated by two research streams: diffusion of innovation theory and institutional theory. The model posits that vendors should exploit the fit among three factors (as it is ...


Service Quality Of A Choiceboard System: An Experimental Investigation, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury 2012 University of Massachusetts

Service Quality Of A Choiceboard System: An Experimental Investigation, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury

Pratyush Bharati

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Institutional Pressures On Absorptive Capacity Of A Firm And Web 2.0 Assimilation, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

Impact Of Institutional Pressures On Absorptive Capacity Of A Firm And Web 2.0 Assimilation, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury

Pratyush Bharati

We investigate a theoretical model that combines two streams of research in IT adoption. The first is the institutional theoryperspective, which provides the institutional pressures that induce a firm to align itself with the members of the institution ofwhich it is a part. The second is the learning perspective on organization, which has been used to study firm characteristicsthat promote technology assimilation; it provides the mediating factor of absorptive capacity. In this study we empiricallystudy the role of institutional factors as they are mediated by absorptive capacity in the assimilation of Web 2.0 technologies.Linear structural equation model using ...


Diffusion Of Technology-Enabled Value Innovation Among Manufacturing Smes, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury 2012 University of Massachusetts

Diffusion Of Technology-Enabled Value Innovation Among Manufacturing Smes, Pratyush Bharati, Abhijit Chaudhury

Pratyush Bharati

No abstract provided.


Reaching New Heights And Seeing New Realities: A Study Of Software Services In An Emerging Economy, Pratyush Bharati 2012 University of Massachusetts

Reaching New Heights And Seeing New Realities: A Study Of Software Services In An Emerging Economy, Pratyush Bharati

Pratyush Bharati

No abstract provided.


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