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Computer Adoption And Returns In Transition, Yemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Rajesh Singh 2017 Iowa State University

Computer Adoption And Returns In Transition, Yemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Rajesh Singh

Rajesh Singh

Across nine transition economies, it is the young, educated, English-speaking workers with the best access to local telecommunications infrastructures that work with computers. These workers earn about 25% more than do workers of comparable observable skills who do not use computers. Controlling for likely simultaneity between computer use at work and labor market earnings makes the apparent returns to computer use disappear. These results are corroborated using Russian longitudinal data on earnings and computer use on the job. High costs of computer use in transition economies suppress wages that firms can pay their workers who use computers.


Factors Limiting Cell Penetration In Manufacturing Plants, Danny J. Johnson, U. Wemmerlov 2017 Iowa State University

Factors Limiting Cell Penetration In Manufacturing Plants, Danny J. Johnson, U. Wemmerlov

Danny J Johnson

Despite the potential advantages of cellular manufacturing, most plants with cells have only partially converted their systems. This study examines factors that limit cell penetration within plants using a mail survey of cell users. The existence of service processes, lack of a strong champion who would push the design and implementation of more cells, and low cost of tracking non-cell parts/ products on the plant floor were found to be significant predictors of cell penetration for plants with cells and no plans for further cells. Factors limiting penetration in plants planning to implement further cells could not be determined.


Game Changers, Leece Sharon 2017 Vocational Training Council

Game Changers, Leece Sharon

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

What does it take for an innovative design to become an influential one? We take a look at how and why some designs have the power to shape culture and reality and, in so doing, become defining points of our time.


Regulating Robo Advice Across The Financial Services Industry, Tom Baker, Benedict G. C. Dellaert 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Regulating Robo Advice Across The Financial Services Industry, Tom Baker, Benedict G. C. Dellaert

Faculty Scholarship

Automated financial product advisors – “robo advisors” – are emerging across the financial services industry, helping consumers choose investments, banking products, and insurance policies. Robo advisors have the potential to lower the cost and increase the quality and transparency of financial advice for consumers. But they also pose significant new challenges for regulators who are accustomed to assessing human intermediaries. A well-designed robo advisor will be honest and competent, and it will recommend only suitable products. Because humans design and implement robo advisors, however, honesty, competence, and suitability cannot simply be assumed. Moreover, robo advisors pose new scale risks that are different ...


Big Data Analytics For A Sustained Competitive Advantage, Nayem Rahman 2017 Portland State University

Big Data Analytics For A Sustained Competitive Advantage, Nayem Rahman

Student Research Symposium

Achieving a sustained competitive advantage in the industry is vital for a firm’s long-term survival. Big data has been mentioned as a powerful competitive tool in the literature. This study examines the influence of big data analytics in achieving competitive advantage by a firm in its business operations. From a competitive advantage standpoint, big data analytics capability has implications for three key resources such as big data technology, big data technical skills, and data scientist skills. In this presentation we provide an overview of big data analytics in terms of resource-based view of the firm. Based on resource-based theory ...


Drivers Of Consumers’ Emotional Engagement With Everyday Products: An Intensive Review Of The Literature And An Attempt To Conceptualize The Consumer-Product Interactions Within The Emotional Design Process, Ahmed Alibage, Antonie Jetter 2017 Portland State University

Drivers Of Consumers’ Emotional Engagement With Everyday Products: An Intensive Review Of The Literature And An Attempt To Conceptualize The Consumer-Product Interactions Within The Emotional Design Process, Ahmed Alibage, Antonie Jetter

Student Research Symposium

This research intensively reviews the literature on designing emotional-driven products and aims to identify the drivers of the consumers’ emotional engagement with everyday products. The research also aims to develop a conceptual framework based on the basic model of product emotions and the classical process control, by which the identified emotional drivers in consumer products, the basic concerns of consumers, the context of the consumer-product interactions, and the design approach(s) would be interrelated and modeled. Furthermore, this research will study the psychological and theoretical perspectives on the human phenomenon of emotion to understand what does an emotion means, and ...


The Net Result: Enthusiasm For Exploring The Internet, Connie Foster, Cynthia Etkin, Sandra L. Staebell, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright 2017 Western Kentucky University

The Net Result: Enthusiasm For Exploring The Internet, Connie Foster, Cynthia Etkin, Sandra L. Staebell, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Wright

Connie Foster

What began as a vision and committee charge from the dean of libraries at Western Kentucky University (WKU) ended as a successful faculty retreat focusing on the Internet. For the third year all University Libraries faculty from public and technical services, special collections, and the Kentucky Museum set aside one day before the beginning of the fall semester to retreat from their normal library responsibilities and environment to explore, in-depth, a single topic, and in 1993 the retreat focused on the Internet.


Current Periodicals: Subject Access The Mac Way, Connie Foster 2017 Western Kentucky University

Current Periodicals: Subject Access The Mac Way, Connie Foster

Connie Foster

At Western Kentucky University, the Library uses a Macintosh to filter and edit information on current serials to produce a periodicals guide for faculty and students. This tool has proven useful in collections development, reference and serials control within the Library. It has also provided the Library with a means to communicate to the academic community the extent of serials holdings in specific disciplines. Additionally, the Library has used the information within the guide to generate other lists of serials holdings for its patrons.


Feasibility Analysis Of Recycled-Paper Fueled Agricultural Desalination Process: Design Of Recycling And Desalination Processes, Sean M. Street 2017 Department of Chemical Engineering

Feasibility Analysis Of Recycled-Paper Fueled Agricultural Desalination Process: Design Of Recycling And Desalination Processes, Sean M. Street

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

While recycled-paper-briquettes have lower BTU ratings than wood, and fresh water is typically a low cost to agricultural entities, situations exist where economic and/or environmental factors may allow a recycled-paper-fueled desalination process to be viable for some specific agricultural entities. This document begins with a discussion of how water is priced throughout India before analyzing trends in the Maize futures market. By tying the two together, an opportunity is created for solution which the remainder of the document presents. Paper waste in India makes-up 50% of its solid waste country-wide; however, only a quarter of that waste is recycled ...


Osspal: Finding And Evaluating Open Source Software, Anthony Wasserman 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

Osspal: Finding And Evaluating Open Source Software, Anthony Wasserman

Tony Wasserman

This paper describes the OSSpal project, which is aimed at helping companies, government agencies, and other organizations find high quality free and open source software (FOSS) that meets their needs. OSSpal is a successor to the Business Readiness Rating (BRR), combining quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures for software in various categories. Instead of a purely numeric calculated score OSSpal adds curation of high-quality FOSS projects and individual user reviews of these criteria. Unlike the BRR project, for which there was no automated support, OSSpal has an operational, publicly available website where users may search by project name or category, and ...


A Mixed-Methods Study: Self-Efficacy And Barriers To Participation In Workplace Wellness Programs, Massiel Perez-Calhoon 2017 Brandman University

A Mixed-Methods Study: Self-Efficacy And Barriers To Participation In Workplace Wellness Programs, Massiel Perez-Calhoon

Dissertations

America needs a healthy workforce to sustain the country. The scourge of obesity continues to plague Americans despite government initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act and wellness programs in the workplace to combat this epidemic. However, despite initiatives to make America healthy, barriers continued to impede the nation’s health. Lack of awareness and sensitivity to what motivates individual participants versus group participants built formidable barriers to accessing all workplace employees equitably. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, the intent of this study was to explore the relationship between self-efficacy and the impact on participation and engagement ...


A Method To Organize The Stamping Area In A Manufacturing Company With A Lean System, Ali Aghashashi 2017 Morehead State University

A Method To Organize The Stamping Area In A Manufacturing Company With A Lean System, Ali Aghashashi

Theses and Dissertations

Thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Business and Technology at Morehead State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science by Ali Aghashahi on April 20, 2017.


Collegiate Media Literacy On The Muslim Community, Tori Wood, Victoria Lanaghan, Abeer Anwaar, Rochele Rosa 2017 Murray State University

Collegiate Media Literacy On The Muslim Community, Tori Wood, Victoria Lanaghan, Abeer Anwaar, Rochele Rosa

Steeplechase

A research report measuring the media perception of the average college student in the context of the muslim community and religion. By using a media clip from CNN and distributing a survey on the prior and post watching viewpoints, the perceptions of the muslim community and religion by a college student were analyzed. This report evaluates the accuracy of the media's portrayal of the muslim community and college student's media literacy on the topic in America. Results depict that college students have a deeper understanding of the muslim community that goes beyond the American media portrayal. The report ...


The Creation Of A Building Map Application For A University Setting, William T. Whitesell 2017 Liberty University

The Creation Of A Building Map Application For A University Setting, William T. Whitesell

Senior Honors Theses

The use of navigational technology in mobile and web devices has sharply increased in recent years. With the capability to create interactive maps now available, navigating in real time between locations has become possible. This is especially essential in areas and organizations experiencing rapid expansion like Liberty University (LU). Therefore, the author proposes a project to create an interactive map application (IMA) for LU’s academic buildings that is scalable and usable through both the university’s website and with a mobile application. There are several considerations that must be taken into account when creating the LU map application, such ...


Genuine Or Reproduction: A Comparision Of 3d Imaging Techniques, Erica A. Loughner, Jordan C. Oldham 2017 Cedarville University

Genuine Or Reproduction: A Comparision Of 3d Imaging Techniques, Erica A. Loughner, Jordan C. Oldham

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Advancements in technology associated with 3D imaging for both print and digital applications are transforming many aspects of geology. Museums, researchers, and educators are now using 3D models to depict and reproduce fossils, minerals, and crystals for study, thereby reducing the risk of damage to valuable original specimens. This project examined which of the two processes available to Cedarville University geology program produces the best quality digital image and, subsequently, the best 3D printed object of a macroscopic-sized specimen. The first method utilizes the camera on a smartphone to take overlapping photos of the entire specimen (fossil or mineral) – top ...


Byu Tech Club: At The Base Of Silicon Slopes, William R. Adams 2017 BYU Marriott School

Byu Tech Club: At The Base Of Silicon Slopes, William R. Adams

Marriott Student Review

As technology continues to drive Utah's economic growth, Brigham Young University students have launchd the BYU Tech Club to inform their peers with technical and non-technical degrees of career opportunities in technology, build the skills and knowledge to be attractive job candidates, and earn internship and full-time offers from high-grow startups and leading technology companies.


A Delphi Study: Identifying Practices Used To Build Cohesive Teams In A Virtual Setting, Barbara Thiss 2017 Brandman University

A Delphi Study: Identifying Practices Used To Build Cohesive Teams In A Virtual Setting, Barbara Thiss

Dissertations

The purpose of this Delphi study was to identify practices used to build cohesive teams in a virtual setting and to determine whether the practices were task-oriented or social-oriented. Organizations are challenged to remain competitive in a rapidly changing climate. Leaders in business, education, manufacturing, healthcare and nonprofit organizations look for answers to the economic, environmental, competitive and technological issues they face. Greater utilization of teams in organizations provides a better response to competitive forces, mines greater efficiencies from existing resources, and offers an ability to produce better results. Carron, Widmeyer and Brawley’s (1985) study on cohesion found a ...


The Billboard Effect: Still Alive And Well, Chris K. Anderson, Saram Han 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

The Billboard Effect: Still Alive And Well, Chris K. Anderson, Saram Han

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

Changes in the online travel market are causing hotels to rethink their relationships with online travel agencies (OTAs) and to take a closer look at the impact on bookings from listing their properties with OTAs. One outcome of being listed on an OTA is additional bookings on the brand’s own website, a phenomenon that co-author Chris Anderson labeled the billboard effect. In a 2009 study, Anderson presented an experiment in which a group of hotels was listed and then removed from Expedia.com in alternate weeks. This test found that, compared to being hidden, being listed on the site ...


Meaning-Centered Leadership: How Exemplary Technology Leaders Create Organizational Meaning, Ed Jackson 2017 Brandman University

Meaning-Centered Leadership: How Exemplary Technology Leaders Create Organizational Meaning, Ed Jackson

Dissertations

ABSTRACT Meaning-Centered Leadership: How Exemplary Technology Leaders Create Organizational Meaning by Ed Jackson Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-methods case study was to identify and describe the behaviors that exemplary technology leaders use to create personal and organizational meaning for themselves and their followers through character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration. It was also the purpose of this research to identify how followers perceive that the behaviors related to character, vision, relationships, wisdom, and inspiration help to create personal and organizational meaning. Methodology: This research looked at leadership through the lens of meaning making. Current leadership trends, which are driven ...


Smu Libraries: “Sensory” In Library Spaces, Nursyeha Yahaya, Devika Sangaram, Salihin Mohammed Ali, Aaron Tay 2017 Singapore Management University

Smu Libraries: “Sensory” In Library Spaces, Nursyeha Yahaya, Devika Sangaram, Salihin Mohammed Ali, Aaron Tay

Research Collection Library

The Li Ka Shing Library recently included a new section, “Heat Maps” on the library website, providing users instant access to the physical occupancy spaces across all the different levels in the library. The indoor location-aware system is one in the latest slew of additions in tracking the library patrons’ visitations. It is the first of the many forms of library usage data sources that seek to provide an impetus in engaging the SMU community through real-time data visualizations. This enhances the perception of SMU Libraries as a creative nexus that nurtures and champions innovative methods of information access through ...


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