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Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything [Table Of Contents], Salvatore Basile 2016 Fordham University

Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything [Table Of Contents], Salvatore Basile

History

It’s a contraption that makes the lists of “Greatest Inventions Ever”; at the same time, it’s accused of causing global disaster. It has changed everything from architecture to people’s food habits to their voting patterns, to even the way big business washes its windows. It has saved countless lives . . . while causing countless deaths. Most of us are glad it’s there. But we don’t know how, or when, it got there.

It’s air conditioning.

For thousands of years, humankind attempted to do something about the slow torture of hot weather. Everything was tried: water power ...


The Future Of Patient Engagement In The Governance Of Shared Data, Carolyn Petersen 2016 Mayo Clinic

The Future Of Patient Engagement In The Governance Of Shared Data, Carolyn Petersen

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Background: The emerging health care system increasingly values patient engagement and shared decision-making between patients and their providers. The practice of these values is gaining importance as the patient-centered medical home model and personalized medicine come into greater use.

Opportunity for Improvement: Exploration of patient preferences about personal health data use for research and quality improvement is a fundamental element of the provider-patient relationship. Giving patients an explicit opportunity to discuss their options about use of their data and implementing a process that allows patients to receive desired communications about how their information is used can help build patient trust ...


Made In Singapore, Plugged Into The World, Arnoud Cyriel Leo DE MEYER 2016 Singapore Management University

Made In Singapore, Plugged Into The World, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Manufacturing in Singapore is not an outmoded sector. Instead, it is a job multiplier and can be a source of innovation as well as a vital way to plug the Republic into the global manufacturing network.


Seo Expert In The World, Thomas Pinckney 2016 Universite de 7 Novembre a Carthage

Seo Expert In The World, Thomas Pinckney

Thomas Pinckney

Prasta.id - Bloggers who are interested in reaching a large audience with their blog should consider paying special attention to search engine optimization of their blog. Reaching a large audience may be a priority for a number of different reasons. One of the obvious reasons to attempt to generate increased traffic to a blog is to generate a profit. Bloggers who rely on high blog traffic for their revenue are obviously interested in increasing traffic. However, bloggers who create their blog to promote a cause may also be interested in increasing traffic simply to allow their message to reach a ...


Seo Expert In The World, Thomas Pinckney 2016 Universite de 7 Novembre a Carthage

Seo Expert In The World, Thomas Pinckney

Thomas Pinckney

Prasta.id - Bloggers who are interested in reaching a large audience with their blog should consider paying special attention to search engine optimization of their blog. Reaching a large audience may be a priority for a number of different reasons. One of the obvious reasons to attempt to generate increased traffic to a blog is to generate a profit. Bloggers who rely on high blog traffic for their revenue are obviously interested in increasing traffic. However, bloggers who create their blog to promote a cause may also be interested in increasing traffic simply to allow their message to reach a ...


Click And Drive: Consumer Attitude To Product Development. Towards Future Transformations Of The Driving Experience, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek, Tindara Abbate, Mario Tani 2016 University of Palermo

Click And Drive: Consumer Attitude To Product Development. Towards Future Transformations Of The Driving Experience, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek, Tindara Abbate, Mario Tani

Vasja Roblek

Purpose

This study aims to supply indications that may be useful in the process of development of new products that fully exploit the value potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the automotive industry. To this aim, we investigate how applications of the IoT to smart vehicles are perceived by consumers and we describe different ways to increase their satisfaction

Design/methodology/approach

After a literature review focused on IoT and consumer behaviour in the automotive industry, we apply the Kano model to find the drivers for achieving customer satisfaction with new product developments in smartcars

Findings

Automotive companies ...


Click And Drive: Consumer Attitude To Product Development. Towards Future Transformations Of The Driving Experience, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek, Tindara Abbate, Mario Tani 2016 University of Palermo

Click And Drive: Consumer Attitude To Product Development. Towards Future Transformations Of The Driving Experience, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek, Tindara Abbate, Mario Tani

Vasja Roblek

Purpose

This study aims to supply indications that may be useful in the process of development of new products that fully exploit the value potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the automotive industry. To this aim, we investigate how applications of the IoT to smart vehicles are perceived by consumers and we describe different ways to increase their satisfaction

Design/methodology/approach

After a literature review focused on IoT and consumer behaviour in the automotive industry, we apply the Kano model to find the drivers for achieving customer satisfaction with new product developments in smartcars

Findings

Automotive companies ...


The Effectiveness Of Social Science Research In Addressing Societal Problems: Broadening Participation In Computing, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther 2016 Iowa State University and NBER

The Effectiveness Of Social Science Research In Addressing Societal Problems: Broadening Participation In Computing, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther

Economics Working Papers (2016– )

One important rationale for federal funding of social science research is its role in addressing pressing social problems. In this article we examine the impact of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Information Technology Workforce Program (ITWF) on broadening participation Computing and Information Technology careers. Established in 2000 in response to the declining participation of women and minorities in Computer Science education and Information Technology Careers, the ITWF supported close to $30 million in research before it ended in 2004. We document the quantitative and qualitative effects of this research funding both to illustrate the complex ways in which R ...


Samuel Slater And The Development Of Southern Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nicole C. Smith 2016 Salve Regina University

Samuel Slater And The Development Of Southern Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nicole C. Smith

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

A written piece detailing the impact of Samuel Slater on the rural towns of Southern Worcester County Massachusetts.


The Russian And Ukrainian Information Technology Outsourcing Market: Potential, Barriers And Management Considerations, Virginia Kleist, Amy Woszczynski, Humayun Zafar, Pamila Dembla 2016 West Virginia University

The Russian And Ukrainian Information Technology Outsourcing Market: Potential, Barriers And Management Considerations, Virginia Kleist, Amy Woszczynski, Humayun Zafar, Pamila Dembla

Humayun Zafar

This study describes the advantages and disadvantages of IT outsourcing to Ukraine and Russia. Our results assist technology managers who wish to make an informed decision on whether or not to outsource IT projects to Russian/Ukraine, considering two important issues: 1) the political, economic, and social landscape, and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing to locate IT projects in the region; and 2) the Russian/Ukrainian IT worker’s potential and how teams may positively contribute to IT project success. While our results indicate that well-educated and teamwork-oriented Russian and Ukrainian information technology employees may increase the chances of ...


Technological Change At Work: The Impact Of Employee Involvement On The Effectiveness Of Health Information Technology, Adam Seth Litwin 2016 Cornell University

Technological Change At Work: The Impact Of Employee Involvement On The Effectiveness Of Health Information Technology, Adam Seth Litwin

Adam Seth Litwin

The link between employee involvement (El) and organizational performance is not clear-cut, and the diffusion of information technology (IT) in the workplace complicates this relationship. The author argues that new technologies offer an important avenue by which El can improve hrm performance. He also contends that those studies that do consider El in the context of technological change may be focusing exclusively on workplace-level features of the employment relationship, ignoring variation in functional- and strategic-level aspects of employment relations. To test this hypothesis, he uses Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region’s patient scheduling module as an exemplar to investigate the extent ...


Measurement Error In Performance Studies Of Health Information Technology: Lessons From The Management Literature, Adam Seth Litwin, Ariel Avgar, Peter Pronovost 2016 Cornell University

Measurement Error In Performance Studies Of Health Information Technology: Lessons From The Management Literature, Adam Seth Litwin, Ariel Avgar, Peter Pronovost

Adam Seth Litwin

Just as researchers and clinicians struggle to pin down the benefits attendant to health information technology (IT), management scholars have long labored to identify the performance effects arising from new technologies and from other organizational innovations, namely the reorganization of work and the devolution of decision-making authority. This paper applies lessons from that literature to theorize the likely sources of measurement error that yield the weak statistical relationship between measures of health IT and various performance outcomes. In so doing, it complements the evaluation literature’s more conceptual examination of health IT’s limited performance impact. The paper focuses on ...


Explaining The Health Information Technology Paradox, Ariel Avgar, Adam Seth Litwin 2016 Johns Hopkins University

Explaining The Health Information Technology Paradox, Ariel Avgar, Adam Seth Litwin

Adam Seth Litwin

Excerpt] The substantial gap between the promise inherent in upgrading information systems in health care and the documented reality has baffled health care scholars. Why is a technology so clearly capable of creating efficiencies, increasing safety, and promoting greater information sharing and coordination across professionals failing to live up to expectations?


Drivers And Barriers In Health It Adoption: A Proposed Framework, Ariel Avgar, Adam Seth Litwin, Peter Pronovost 2016 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Drivers And Barriers In Health It Adoption: A Proposed Framework, Ariel Avgar, Adam Seth Litwin, Peter Pronovost

Adam Seth Litwin

Despite near (and rare) consensus that the adoption and diffusion of health information technology (health IT) will bolster outcomes for organizations, individuals, and the healthcare system as a whole, there has been surprisingly little consideration of the structures and processes within organizations that might drive the adoption and effective use of the technology. Management research provides a useful lens through which to analyze both the determinants of investment and the benefits that can ultimately be derived from these investments. This paper provides a conceptual framework for understanding health IT adoption. In doing so, this paper highlights specific organizational barriers or ...


Futures Of Robotics. Human Work In Digital Transformation, Jari Kaivo-oja, Steffen Roth, Leo Westerlund 2016 ESC Rennes School of Business

Futures Of Robotics. Human Work In Digital Transformation, Jari Kaivo-Oja, Steffen Roth, Leo Westerlund

Dr. Steffen Roth

In this article we discuss the futures of work and robotics. We evaluate key future trends in the field of robotics and analyse different scenarios regarding the futures of human beings and work life. Subsequently, we present a roadmap of robotics, which covers key aspects of industrial and service robotics, discuss technology foresight insights and inter-linkages to robotics, and identify three critical technology roadmaps: the technological future of robotics, digitalisation and ICT technologies. Finally, we analyse economic, social, and political key challenges of the digital transformation of work and labour policy in the European Union in general and against the ...


Flying Past, Present, And Future, Gerry Boyle 2016 Colby College

Flying Past, Present, And Future, Gerry Boyle

Colby Magazine

The story is about Peter Agelasto ’96 and his groundbreaking digital-archiving work for Bob Dylan and others. Peter Agelasto thinks like an archaeologist to help Bob Dylan and others preserve their legacies.


From The Classroom To The Bigs: Dan Meyer's Analytical Skills Are In Demand In Major League Baseball, Gerry Boyle 2016 Colby College

From The Classroom To The Bigs: Dan Meyer's Analytical Skills Are In Demand In Major League Baseball, Gerry Boyle

Colby Magazine

No abstract provided.


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott 2016 Bond University

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Wendy Abbott

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


Exploring Economic And Social Factors That Increase Economic And Well-Being Measurements Of Developing And Developed Countries, Kofi D. Boadu 2016 Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Exploring Economic And Social Factors That Increase Economic And Well-Being Measurements Of Developing And Developed Countries, Kofi D. Boadu

Undergraduate Economic Review

The historical growth paths of developed and developing countries reveal the challenges that developing countries face in traveling the road from poverty to prosperity. Based on economic development literature, economic theory, and ordinary least squares (OLS) regression method, this research considers whether or not, and to what extent globalization characteristics, foreign direct investment levels (FDI), secondary school enrollment rates, information communication technology (ICT) as a percentage of trade imports, and happiness levels of 103 developing and developed countries, impact their GDP per capita levels. This paper will also take a look at alternative ways of viewing and measuring economic success.


Digital Engagement: Personality Is The Context Of The Text, Diane C. Spencer-Scarr 2016 Curtin University of Technology

Digital Engagement: Personality Is The Context Of The Text, Diane C. Spencer-Scarr

Proceedings from the Document Academy

This paper examines digital-technology as a tool and an environment with the individuals’ personality at the intersection of the two: Its impact on social memory and the unbound document. With the ubiquitous embedding of digital networked technology in society and the emergence of the unbounded document, humans increasingly obtain information by grasping snippets of decontextualized text sourced through non-human entities from globally dispersed databases that have stripped out context. Then in a Kafkian way humans’ have to build from the middle to make sense of the information snippets. The paper explores how the inherent nature of the individual can be ...


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