Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., 2014 Wofford College
Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney
The Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript Collection
Thomas Pinckney, agent at Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line (railroad), inquires with W.G. Macdowell, treasurer of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), as to whether or not a claim of $1690.33 made by Shippers Compress Company has been paid to N. & W. October 25, 1887.
Teaching Localization: 6 Practices That Make A Difference (Part I), 2014 SelectedWorks
Teaching Localization: 6 Practices That Make A Difference (Part I), Uwe Muegge
For more than ten years, I have been living a double life: Working full-time in leadership roles in the localization industry, and sharing this real-world experience with graduate students in the classroom. Below are the main principles I have developed for the primary courses I have been teaching since 2009, i.e. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation, Advanced Computer- Assisted Translation,and Terminology Management.
The Constitutionality Of A Federal Emissions Trading Regime, 2014 Western University
The Constitutionality Of A Federal Emissions Trading Regime, Kai D. Sheffield
Western Journal of Legal Studies
It is impossible to know in advance what legal form, if any, Canada’s emissions trading regime will ultimately take. However, the current Conservative government’s explicit policy of replicating the United States’ greenhouse gas reduction goals and legislation offers some clues. Based on the government’s legislation and rulemaking thus far, the emissions trading regime that emerges in the short term may be an informal collection of emissions trading provisions contained in industry-specific regulations passed under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Such a regime may not be the most effective in staving off climate change, but it will impose ...
The Great Leap Forward That Never Was, 2014 SelectedWorks
The Great Leap Forward That Never Was, Uwe Muegge
Ten years ago, machine translation (MT) was very much a niche technology for translation professionals. MT tools were expensive, supported only a small number of language pairs, and did not play nice with many standard translation tools. Today, MT is available either for free or at very low cost, in thousands of language combinations, and many translation memory systems offer integrated MT functionality. In other words, MT has evolved by leaps and bounds. As the number of translation professionals who post-edit raw MT has increased dramatically over the past 10 years, the big question is whether developments in post-editing have ...
The Myth Of The Early Aviation Patent Hold-Up – How A U.S. Government Monopsony Commandeered Pioneer Airplane Patents, Ron D. Katznelson, John Howells
Ron D. Katznelson
The prevailing historical accounts of the formation of the U.S. aircraft “patent pool” in 1917 assume the U.S. Government necessarily intervened to alleviate a patent hold-up among private aircraft manufacturers. We show these accounts to be inconsistent with the historical facts. We show that despite the existence of basic aircraft patents, aircraft manufacturers faced no patent barriers in the market dominated by Government demand. We show that the notion of the aircraft patent hold-up is a myth created by Government officials and used to persuade Congress to appropriate funds for eminent domain condemnation of basic aircraft patents. Government ...
Can Fixation On Main Images Predict Visual Appeal Of Homepages?, 2014 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Can Fixation On Main Images Predict Visual Appeal Of Homepages?, Soussan Djamasbi, Marisa Siegel, Tom Tullis
User Exprience and Decision Making Research Laboratory Publications
Research suggests that a main image on a homepage creates a distinct visual hierarchy that maybe inherently appealing to people. This in turn suggests that main images may play an important role in shaping user aesthetic reactions to a homepage. Research also shows that images of people are effective in drawing attention and that these images are pleasing to users. Grounded in these two lines of research, we show that fixation on main images has significant positive relation to visual appeal ratings of 24 homepages. We also show that when images of people are included in the main image, they ...
Acquiring Nanotechnology Capabilities: Role Of Mergers And Acquisitions, 2014 SelectedWorks
Acquiring Nanotechnology Capabilities: Role Of Mergers And Acquisitions, Jan Youtie, Luciano Kay
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are an important but unstudied aspect of nanotechnology’s evolution. This paper uses case review and bibliometric analysis to examine 20 M&As involving acquired firms in the nanotechnology domain. The guiding proposition is acquired firms provide complementarities to the acquiring firms. Key measures given consideration include the nature of the post-acquisition organization, whether the pre-acquisition geographic location is retained, the purpose of the acquisitions as indicated in news releases, and the extent of similarity in research publications and patents. Differences by the country of the acquiring firm and sub-industry are noted. Within the limitations ...
Economic Gardening: Capacity Building For Stronger Regions, 2014 Southern Cross University
Economic Gardening: Capacity Building For Stronger Regions, Patrice Braun, Jessie Harman, Frank Paton
Journal of Economic and Social Policy
Economic stimulation on the local level is increasingly being recognised as the key to regional resilience. As such, regional capacity building initiatives have moved into endogenous development models that build on the local economic context, embedded competencies and social structures.
Illustrating an endogenous regional development initiative, this paper discusses a recent program in regional Victoria based on ‘economic gardening’ principles of infrastructure, information and connections and tailored to the specific needs of small-to-medium enterprises with high growth potential.
The program brought together three tiers of government and the regional university to increase innovative capacity and performance of manufacturers in the ...
Wired And Ready For Action, 2014 Singapore Management University
Wired And Ready For Action, Singapore Management University
Digital connectivity has changed the business model and will allow current vertical industries to hitch their value propositions and revenue streams to other firms' offerings.
Communities Of Practice, 2013 University of Massachusetts Boston
Communities Of Practice, Cailin B. Hochradel
Instructional Design Capstones Collection
Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups where users who share the same interests can discuss a particular practice while sharing resources, tools, and work arounds. With a unique business model and product line as well as a significant portion of Mabey Inc. employees in remote locations, a CoP will bridge the communication and distance gap to make learning and development easier and more fluid. Mabey Inc. chose to install Yammer to facilitate their CoP. With this initiative all employees were enrolled in the system and encouraged to use it but not given any directive on how or how often to ...
A Problem Solving Approach To Enterprise Filevault 2 Management And Integration, 2013 Western Kentucky University
A Problem Solving Approach To Enterprise Filevault 2 Management And Integration, Nicholas Cobb
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
Consumer technology adoption into large enterprise environments is occurring at an unprecedented rate. Employees require the flexibility and efficiency of using operating systems, computers, and mobility products they are familiar with and that enable their productivity. Due to this industry phenomenon, one large shipping enterprise must work to create solutions to integrate Apple’s OS X operating system into its traditional Windows-based operating environment. This level of integration must take place carefully to enable usability and foster the continued data security of enterprise assets. This paper describes the steps and methodology taken, as well as the rationale used, to accomplish ...
Carton Clamp Methodologies And The Effects On Load Containment And Retention, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
Carton Clamp Methodologies And The Effects On Load Containment And Retention, Tyler D. Blumer
Master's Theses and Project Reports
Carton Clamp Test Methodologies and the Effects on
Load Containment and Retention
Tyler Don Blumer
A carton clamp is an alternative device for moving packages and material. Instead of using iron tines like that of a conventional forklift, a carton clamp uses two large aluminum platens to slightly compress and secure the load for handling. This is advantageous as it allows operators to move layers of a unitized load individually, and eliminates the need for a pallet when handling full unitized loads. When using a carton clamp attachment, it is often difficult for operators to accurately gauge the amount ...
Editorial Advisory Board 2013, Issue 1, 2013 McMaster University
Editorial Advisory Board 2013, Issue 1
Journal of Professional Communication
Membership of the Editorial Advisory Board for volume 3, issue 1, 2013 of the Journal of Professional Communication.
How To Get “Real Italian Pizza”, 2013 McMaster University
How To Get “Real Italian Pizza”, Tala Chebib
Journal of Professional Communication
The following critical book review discusses the insights by Jeff Jarvis in What Would Google Do and Chris Anderson in The Long Tail. Each author provides stimulating discourse on the revolution of the internet and its benefits to the success of business practices today. Jarvis highlights the ingenious tactics practiced by Google and the necessity of implanting them into other industries and fields. Anderson introduces a framework that changes the way businesses choose to market their products and services. Although not recently published, these two bestsellers are classics in their field and present a case to be considered. They are ...
Patent Value And Citations: Creative Destruction Or Strategic Disruption?, 2013 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Patent Value And Citations: Creative Destruction Or Strategic Disruption?, David S. Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit, Jillian Popadak
Prior work suggests that more valuable patents are cited more and this view has become standard in the empirical innovation literature. Using an NPE-derived dataset with patent-specific revenues we find that the relationship of citations to value in fact forms an inverted-U, with fewer citations at the high end of value than in the middle. Since the value of patents is concentrated in those at the high end, this is a challenge to both the empirical literature and the intuition behind it. We attempt to explain this relationship with a simple model of innovation, allowing for both productive and strategic ...
October 21, 2013, 2013 Eastern Illinois University
October 21, 2013, Eastern Illinois University
LUMPKIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND APPLIED SCIENCE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING from October 21, 2013.
Disruptive Innovation In The Classroom, 2013 Singapore Management University
Disruptive Innovation In The Classroom, Singapore Management University
Disruptive innovation, as described on the website of the man who coined the term, Clayton Christensen, is "a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors". Prominent examples include how the personal computer (disruptor) displaced the mainframe computer (disruptee), cellular phones displacing fixed line telephony, and community colleges eating into the market share of four-year colleges.
As The World Turns: The Wealth Of Nations In The 21st Century, 2013 Singapore Management University
As The World Turns: The Wealth Of Nations In The 21st Century, Singapore Management University
As the Asian Century gets under way, the question is not how giants like India and China will achieve prosperity for their peoples, but how the smaller, less economically powerful countries will be able to experience the ‘warmth’ of the wealth of nations. "Sustainable growth and shared prosperity’ is one way to close the gap," says Suvit Maesincee, director of the Sasin Institute for Global Affairs (SIGA) at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
Embracing Change: Exploring How Creative Professionals Use Interactive Media In Advertising Campaigns, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Embracing Change: Exploring How Creative Professionals Use Interactive Media In Advertising Campaigns, Adam Wagler
Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications
Advertising agencies are incorporating new forms of interactive media into campaigns as media continues to rapidly change. The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study is to explore how five creative professionals at leading advertising agencies in the Midwest are integrating interactive media into campaigns. Through a series of interviews this project helps solidify what it means to integrate interactive media. The findings illustrate a fundamental shift in an industry that is moving away from “advertising.” An industry built around traditional media now requires creatives to incorporate dynamic, mobile, and social media into the marketing mix. Advertising agencies must engage audiences ...
Patron-Driven Acquisition Optimization And Workflows At Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library, 2013 Liberty University
Patron-Driven Acquisition Optimization And Workflows At Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library, Erin Crane, Lori B. Snyder
Faculty Publications and Presentations
In the Spring of 2010, the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library began a pilot patron-driven acquisition program with the e-book aggregator ebrary. In the Fall of 2012, the program had been active for two years and the librarians sought to optimize the program in the form of selecting more titles which are used. This paper describes the formula that the librarians used to achieve optimization in the PDA program. Also described is the workflow involved with acquisitions and cataloging before and after the purchases are made.