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The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence In The Home: Products, Services, And Broader Developments Of Consumer Oriented Ai, Bingqing Tang 2017 Western Oregon University

The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence In The Home: Products, Services, And Broader Developments Of Consumer Oriented Ai, Bingqing Tang

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (Computer Science)

Current home automation system merges a family's lifestyle with the latest technology & energy management tools to simplify people's lives. It allows users to easily manipulate a variety of home systems, including appliances, security systems, and environmental systems. Setting up a home automation system confuses many consumers. Multiple product lines and platforms make choosing the best system difficult. Basic requirements of setting up a home automation system and the comparison between different platforms are explained.

An intelligent home automation system makes intelligent decisions to control a home. This type system might use a weather report to adjust a home ...


In Pursuit Of Good & Gold: Data Observations Of Employee Ownership & Impact Investment, Christopher Geczy, Jessica S. Jeffers, David K. Musto, Anne M. Tucker 2017 University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

In Pursuit Of Good & Gold: Data Observations Of Employee Ownership & Impact Investment, Christopher Geczy, Jessica S. Jeffers, David K. Musto, Anne M. Tucker

Anne Tucker

A startup's path to self-sustaining profitability is risky and hard, and most do not make it. Venture capital (VC) investors try to improve these odds with contractual terms that focus and sharpen employees' incentives to pursue gold. If the employees and investors expect the startup to balance the goal of profitability with another goal - the goal of good - the risks are likely to both grow and multiply. They grow to the extent that profits are threatened, and they multiply to the extent that balancing competing goals adds a dimension to the incentive problem. In this Article, we explore contracting ...


The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process, Vincent W. Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, M. Utku Ünver 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process, Vincent W. Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, M. Utku Ünver

Vincent Slaugh

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE) helps case workers who represent children in state custody by recommending prospective families for adoption. We describe PAE's operational challenges using case worker surveys and analyze child outcomes through a regression analysis of data collected over multiple years. A match recommendation spreadsheet tool implemented by PAE incorporates insights from this analysis and allows PAE managers to better utilize available information. Using a discrete-event simulation of PAE, we justify the value of a statewide adoption network and demonstrate the importance of better information about family preferences for increasing the percentage of children who are successfully ...


Global Citizenship: Stewards Of The Future, Robin A. Roberts 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Global Citizenship: Stewards Of The Future, Robin A. Roberts

Robin A. Roberts

"The Global Citizen Program combines humanity with leadership and stewardship which are core elements in designing diverse and inclusive societies. The program solidifies the holistic learning of Embry-Riddle students in terms of academic, intellectual, and social reproduction."--Slide 7


Quality Costing Technique An Appropriate Financial Indicator For Reducing Costs And Improving Quality In The Organizations, Behnam Neyestani 2017 De La Salle University

Quality Costing Technique An Appropriate Financial Indicator For Reducing Costs And Improving Quality In The Organizations, Behnam Neyestani

Behnam Neyestani

Quality costing method is one of the total quality management (TQM) tools. This technique is also the most significant financial performance indicator, which can assist the companies to monitor and control their expenses related the quality of products and services during production process, in order to ensure that the firm is able to satisfy the requirements of the customers. Accordingly, the adoption of this method can cause that the companies save money and being more competitive in the market. However, the main purpose of this paper was to explore and discuss regarding the aspects of this TQM tool, and how ...


2017-03-06 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-03-06 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes for March 6, 2017.


2017-03-06 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-03-06 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress newsletter for March 3, 2017.


Gardening Services Stockport.Pdf, Scott Tucker 2017 Gardening Services Stockport

Gardening Services Stockport.Pdf, Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker

A short presentation of the services (including preventive gutter cleaning). provided by the local company for garden care.


Antecedents Of New Venture Creation Decision In Iranian High-Tech Industries: Conceptualizing By A Non-Teleological Approach, Mehdi Zivdar, Narges Imanipour 2017 University of Tehran

Antecedents Of New Venture Creation Decision In Iranian High-Tech Industries: Conceptualizing By A Non-Teleological Approach, Mehdi Zivdar, Narges Imanipour

The Qualitative Report

Entrepreneurs’ decision-making process is one of the main research topics in entrepreneurship studies. This research aims to conceptualize the antecedents of new venture creation decision in Iranian high tech industries. The research utilizes an innovative non-teleological approach in order to take into account the specific regional context of Iran. Most research into entrepreneurial decision making utilizes teleological approaches; however, these models could not adequately explain the phenomena within the Iranian context. This qualitative study utilized event- based interviews with 20 nascent entrepreneurs. Results from coding, categorizing and validating the research findings, revealed 3 main categories as antecedents of new venture ...


Using Oculometrics For Cognitive Task Analysis, Haley Shelton 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Using Oculometrics For Cognitive Task Analysis, Haley Shelton

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The interface between a worker and his/her computer prohibits a job analyst to get a clear picture of the work executed by knowledge workers for at least three reasons: 1) the speed of the work, 2) integrated systems, 3) undefined analytical processes. Thus, the goal of the present effort is to evaluate how the use of eye-tracking and screen capture technologies impact observation and analysis of the cognitive tasks conducted by knowledge workers.


Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study Of Exemplary University Presidents And The Behaviors They Use To Create Personal And Organizational Meaning, Barbara E. Bartels 2017 Brandman University

Meaning Makers: A Mixed-Method Case Study Of Exemplary University Presidents And The Behaviors They Use To Create Personal And Organizational Meaning, Barbara E. Bartels

Dissertations

The purpose of this thematic, mixed method case study was to identify and describe the behaviors that exemplary university presidents use to create personal and organizational meaning for themselves and their followers through character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration. Further, this study surveyed followers to assess the degree of importance followers believe a leader uses character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration to create personal and organizational meaning. This study was accomplished by interviewing exemplary university presidents regarding their perceptions of utilizing the strategies and behaviors associated with character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration. While there has been much research on ...


2017-03-03 Excellence In Teaching Committee Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-03-03 Excellence In Teaching Committee Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Committee on Excellence in Teaching minutes for March 3, 2017.


2017-03-02 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-03-02 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Senate meeting minutes for March 2, 2017.


2017-03-02 Faculty Senate Newsletter, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-03-02 Faculty Senate Newsletter, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Senate newsletter of March 3, 2017.


Gardening Services Liverpool, Louie Farell 2017 Selected Works

Gardening Services Liverpool, Louie Farell

Louie Farell

A short presentation about a company for garden maintenance and premium gutter cleaning in Liverpool.


What Is The Impact Of Private And Public R&D On Clean Technology Firms’ Performance? An International Perspective., Carol M. Boyer, Catherine Boulatoff 2017 Dalhousie University

What Is The Impact Of Private And Public R&D On Clean Technology Firms’ Performance? An International Perspective., Carol M. Boyer, Catherine Boulatoff

Faculty of Business Publications

Research and Development (R&D) has often been cited as key to promote the development of clean technologies in both the short and long run. Robust economic performance for clean technology firms may occur in countries in which research and development is conducted by governments as well as by businesses. The goal of this paper is to examine how private and public R&D affects firm profitability. Utilizing an international data set of clean technology firms, this study finds performance of clean technology firms to be quite favorable when compared to firms in the MSCI World index. The study examines ...


Identifying Key Factors Of Rail Transit Service Quality: An Empirical Analysis For Istanbul, Erkan Isikli, Nezir Aydin, Erkan Celik, Alev Taskin Gumus 2017 Istanbul Technical University

Identifying Key Factors Of Rail Transit Service Quality: An Empirical Analysis For Istanbul, Erkan Isikli, Nezir Aydin, Erkan Celik, Alev Taskin Gumus

Journal of Public Transportation

Providing a high quality of service in public transportation is essential to reduce dissatisfactions stemming from traffic congestion and noise. Public transport providers need to find ways to dilute the effects of immoderate use of private cars in big cities while maintaining a sufficient level of customer satisfaction. This study aimed to identify the key service quality (SQ) factors that drive passenger satisfaction in Istanbul’s rail transit (RT) system using data obtained from an extensive survey conducted by the Istanbul Public Transportation Co. A total of 11,116 passengers who used rail transport from May 15–June 3, 2012 ...


Effect Of Price Reduction And Increased Service Frequency On Public Transport Travel, Inge Brechan 2017 Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo

Effect Of Price Reduction And Increased Service Frequency On Public Transport Travel, Inge Brechan

Journal of Public Transportation

A random effects meta-analysis of the results from 15 projects involving price reduction and 9 projects involving increased service frequency showed that both price reduction and increased service frequency generated public transport travels. On average, the increased service frequency projects generated more travels by public transport than the price reduction projects. In the increased service frequency projects the proportion of travels generated by the increased frequency was strongly influenced by the size of the frequency increase. In the price reduction projects, we did not find a significant effect of the size of the price reduction on the proportion of travels ...


What Is The Impact Of Private And Public R&D On Clean Technology Firms’ Performance? An International Perspective., Carol M. Boyer, Catherine Boulatoff 2017 Long Island University

What Is The Impact Of Private And Public R&D On Clean Technology Firms’ Performance? An International Perspective., Carol M. Boyer, Catherine Boulatoff

Faculty of Finance Publications

Research and Development (R&D) has often been cited as key to promote the development of clean technologies in both the short and long run. Robust economic performance for clean technology firms may occur in countries in which research and development is conducted by governments as well as by businesses. The goal of this paper is to examine how private and public R&D affects firm profitability. Utilizing an international data set of clean technology firms, this study finds performance of clean technology firms to be quite favorable when compared to firms in the MSCI World index. The study examines ...


The Separation Of Corporate Law And Social Welfare, William W. Bratton 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Separation Of Corporate Law And Social Welfare, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship

A half century ago, corporate legal theory pursued an institutional vision in which corporations and the law that creates them protect people from the ravages of volatile free markets. That vision was challenged on the ground during the 1980s, when corporate legal institutions and market forces came to blows over questions concerning hostile takeovers. By 1990, it seemed like the institutions had won. But a different picture has emerged as the years have gone by. It is now clear that the market side really won the battle of the 1980s, succeeding in entering a wedge between corporate law and social ...


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