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Why Do Inventors Reference Papers And Patents In Their Patent Applications?, Anthony Breitzman 2010 Rowan University

Why Do Inventors Reference Papers And Patents In Their Patent Applications?, Anthony Breitzman

Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics

Patent citation analysis is a widely used technique in the evaluation of science and technology. The basic premise behind its use is that papers or patents cited as prior art by many later patents tend to contain important ideas upon which numerous inventors have built. This does not mean that every important document is highly cited, or that every highly cited document is important. However, numerous validation studies have revealed the existence of a strong positive relationship between citations and technological importance (see Breitzman and Mogee (2002) for a review of validation studies).


Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study: Reducing Water Consumption Of Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation, U.S. Department of Energy 2010 U.S. Department of Energy

Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study: Reducing Water Consumption Of Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation, U.S. Department Of Energy

Publications (E)

This report discusses potential methods to reduce water consumption associated with CSP. Four main concentrating solar power technologies are described in this report: parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, power towers, and dish/engine. Parabolic troughs are the most commercially available technology. Linear Fresnel and power tower technologies are presently being planned as commercial plants, but none have yet been built in the U.S. The first three of these technologies use the heat collected from the sun to power conventional Rankine steam cycles, similar to those used for coal and nuclear plants. Steam cycle power plants require cooling to function (cooling ...


Nrel: A Year In Clean Energy Innovations: A Review Of Nrel's Feature Stories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nrel: A Year In Clean Energy Innovations: A Review Of Nrel's Feature Stories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Publications (E)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

NREL’s mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy’s and our nation’s energy goals. The laboratory’s scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions. At the core of this strategic direction are NREL’s research and technology development competencies. These areas span from understanding renewable resources for energy, to the conversion of these resources to renewable electricity and fuels, and ...


Evaluating Strategies To Create Successful Business Incubators In Massachusetts Gateway Cities, Sonya C. Smith 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Evaluating Strategies To Create Successful Business Incubators In Massachusetts Gateway Cities, Sonya C. Smith

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis evaluates economic development, planning, public policy, and business strategies to create successful business incubators in Massachusetts’ post-industrial cities. These post-industrial cities in Massachusetts are dubbed “Gateway Cities” because they were once the economic engines of the region as well as areas of entry for many foreign-born residences to live and work. These cities have been recently plagued by high unemployment, poverty, and low business investment as many businesses, especially manufacturing, have located elsewhere. Legislation and policies involving redistribution of wealth to these Gateway Cities has recently been enacted to strengthen these communities. Although there currently isn’t a ...


Random Thoughts On Innovation, Arcot Desai NARASIMHALU, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2010 Singapore Management University

Random Thoughts On Innovation, Arcot Desai Narasimhalu, Institute Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Research Collection Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We had to bring about an organizational innovation by reengineering the organization itself!!! The late 1990s saw us redefine the mission of the organization to be user and market centric aiming to produce solutions with a 10X difference. We had to create a program that will allow promising technologies and solutions created by engineers and scientists who were passionate to see their works utilized by the world. This required transforming a quasi-academic publicly funded lab into an engine that would generate new businesses. The transformation was not easy. This was also about the time when the dot com bubble was ...


Hybrid Graduate Education: Assessing Student Comfort With Technology Interventions, Martin Sivula 2010 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Hybrid Graduate Education: Assessing Student Comfort With Technology Interventions, Martin Sivula

Technology

This pilot study examines a cohort of fourteen, doctoral, graduate students over the last year and one-half of their hybrid (both face-to-face and on-line) program. This study’s purpose was to determine their level of comfort with the new technologies (Web 2.0 software) both before and after intended learning interventions. Several theoretical models concerning technology users’ preferences, attitudes, tasks, Task-Technology Fit (TTF), and student engagement provided frameworks for a conceptual model for the eventual course design, assignments, and learning interventions (Hersey & Blanchard, 1977; Davis, 1986; Davis et al., 1989; Goodhue & Thompson, 1995; Zigurs & Buckland, 1998; Kearsley & Shneiderman, 1999). Students were assessed by an instrument both ...


Annual Report 2010, Eastern Illinois University 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Annual Report 2010, Eastern Illinois University

Lumpkin College Annual Reports

This 2010 Annual Report records the achievements, outreach activities, and student honors work of the Eastern Illinois University's Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences. It also includes reports from the School of Business, the School of Family and Consumer Science, the School of Technology, and the department of Military Science.


Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller 2010 University of Central Florida

Importance-Performance Analysis Of Guest Entertainment Technology Amenities In The Lodging Industry, Anil Bilgihan Dr., Cihan Cobanoglu, Brian L. Miller

Hospitality Review

An assessment of how hotel guests view in-room entertainment-technology amenities was conducted to compare the importance of these technologies to how they performed. In-room entertainment technology continues to evolve in the hotel industry. However, given the multitude of entertainment products available in the marketplace today, hoteliers have little understanding of guests’ expectations and of which in-room entertainment-technology amenities will drive guest satisfaction and increase loyalty to the hotel brand. Given that technology is integral to a hotel stay, this study seeks to evaluate the importance and performance of in-room entertainment-technology amenities. Findings indicate that free-to-guest television (FTG TV) and high-speed ...


Readings In Innovation, Arcot Desai NARASIMHALU, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2010 Singapore Management University

Readings In Innovation, Arcot Desai Narasimhalu, Institute Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Research Collection Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This is a collection of practice oriented papers that I had written from 2005 – 2010 and published in relevant conferences. The papers were written primarily to share my experiences as an innovator and an innovation manager over thirty five years of my professional life. They are a collection of frameworks, heuristic algorithms and processes that I have penned down from my experience. They are neither theories nor only options available to innovators and innovation managers. This is yet another offering in the world of “Innovation Buffet” that innovators could consume. The sole purpose in compiling these papers is to share ...


Ownership Structure, Financial Structure And R&D Investment: Evidence From Korean Firms, Yanghua CHEN 2010 Singapore Management University

Ownership Structure, Financial Structure And R&D Investment: Evidence From Korean Firms, Yanghua Chen

Dissertations and Theses Collection (Open Access)

Understanding factors that can enhance a firm‟s innovativeness is of critical concern in management research. Prior studies in strategy and financial economics have advanced our understanding of how resource allocation into innovation is shaped in a firm, mainly from the perspectives of ownership and financial structures. However, the extant literature is incomplete, because it treats ownership and financial structures as separate determinants, even though theoretical arguments and empirical evidences suggest that they are interdependent. This study investigates the determinants of firm‟s R&D investments by bridging ownership and financial structures. Ownerships held by inside and external owners are ...


The Distinct Roles Of Prior It Use And Habit Strength In Predicting Continued Sporadic Use Of It, E. Vance Wilson, En Mao, Nancy K. Lankton 2010 Marshall University

The Distinct Roles Of Prior It Use And Habit Strength In Predicting Continued Sporadic Use Of It, E. Vance Wilson, En Mao, Nancy K. Lankton

Accounting Faculty Research

This article studies prediction of continued IT use in conditions where individuals use the technology sporadically. Our study augments the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model [Venkatesh et al., 2003] with measures of prior IT use frequency and habit strength. We find these two factors provide distinct predictions which explain most of the effects that occur within the model under sporadic use conditions.


How Supervisors Influence Performance: A Multilevel Study Of Coaching And Group Management In Technology-Mediated Services, Xiangmin Liu, Rosemary Batt 2010 Pennsylvania State University

How Supervisors Influence Performance: A Multilevel Study Of Coaching And Group Management In Technology-Mediated Services, Xiangmin Liu, Rosemary Batt

Articles and Chapters

This multilevel study examines the role of supervisors in improving employee performance through the use of coaching and group management practices. It examines the individual and synergistic effects of these management practices. The research subjects are call center agents in highly standardized jobs, and the organizational context is one in which calls, or task assignments, are randomly distributed via automated technology, providing a quasi-experimental approach in a real-world context. Results show that the amount of coaching that an employee received each month predicted objective performance improvements over time. Moreover, workers exhibited higher performance where their supervisor emphasized group assignments and ...


Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King

Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education Faculty Publications

Pre-publication version of a chapter about the assistive technology tools and resources available for free in Windows OS and Mac OS. Introducing higher education faculty to free resources, features and programs which they can recommend to their students or perhaps use for themselves (for instance for fading eyesight or hearing). In addition, the chapter briefly shares strategies and examples of how they might be used.

The book will have an entire chapter dedicated to assistive technology as well. This is a popularized assistive technology chapter for generalist, NON special education, faculty to become acquainted with readily available and free resources ...


Affect And Acceptance: Examining The Effects Of Positive Mood On Technology Acceptance Model, Soussan Djamasbi, Diane Strong, Mark Dishaw 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Affect And Acceptance: Examining The Effects Of Positive Mood On Technology Acceptance Model, Soussan Djamasbi, Diane Strong, Mark Dishaw

User Experience and Decision Making Research Laboratory Publications

While the technology acceptance model (TAM) is generally robust, TAM’s antecedent constructs, ease of use and usefulness of a system, do not always adequately explain acceptance behavior. Recent studies argue that including individual characteristics in TAM is a way to determine those conditions under which ease of use and usefulness are not adequate for explaining acceptance behavior. Using this argument, we examine the effects of positive mood, one individual characteristic that significantly affects an individual’s cognition and behavior, on acceptance of a DSS that supports uncertain tasks. Our results show that positive mood has a significant influence on ...


Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster 2010 Western Kentucky University

Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Efficiency, Trust, And Visual Appeal: Usability Testing Through Eye Tracking, Soussan Djamasbi, Marisa Siegel, Tom Tullis 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Efficiency, Trust, And Visual Appeal: Usability Testing Through Eye Tracking, Soussan Djamasbi, Marisa Siegel, Tom Tullis

User Experience and Decision Making Research Laboratory Publications

Creating a positive user experience is a fundamental element of producing a successful web page. Three important components of user experience are visual appeal, trust, and efficiency. This study extends past research by examining the effect of images of faces on the visual appeal, efficiency, and trustworthiness of a page. Data is collected using both subjective ratings and objective measurements, including eye tracking. Analysis indicates that users find a page that has images of people’s faces more appealing than a page that has no images of faces and perform tasks more quickly when there are faces present. Additionally, analysis ...


Systemic Risk Assessment Using A Non-Stationary Fractional Dynamic Stochastic Model For The Analysis Of Economic Signals, Jonathan Blackledge 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Systemic Risk Assessment Using A Non-Stationary Fractional Dynamic Stochastic Model For The Analysis Of Economic Signals, Jonathan Blackledge

Articles

This paper considers the Fractal Market Hypothesis (FMH) for assessing the risk(s) in developing a financial portfolio based on data that is available through the Internet from an increasing number of sources. Most financial risk management systems are still based on the Efficient Market Hypothesis which often fails due to the inaccuracies of the statistical models that underpin the hypothesis, in particular, that financial data are based on stationary Gaussian processes. The FMH considered in this paper assumes that financial data are non-stationary and statistically self-affine so that a risk analysis can, in principal, be applied at any time ...


Solar Development In The Mojave Desert, Joseph B. Swartley 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Solar Development In The Mojave Desert, Joseph B. Swartley

CMC Senior Theses

For more than two centuries, humans have been spewing “greenhouse gases” into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and the development of land, causing the planet’s surface temperature to increase at an accelerated rate. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues that the world is facing today, and in order to combat the effects of climate change, it is necessary to adopt the use of more renewable technology, namely solar energy. The United States' best region for solar development is the Mojave Desert, and many large-scale projects are being built or proposed to be ...


Electric Vehicles: Market Opportunities In China, Shanna Hoversten 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Electric Vehicles: Market Opportunities In China, Shanna Hoversten

CMC Senior Theses

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer an exciting opportunity in China both in terms of the potential to build a domestic manufacturing base and the potential to create a strong domestic market for the product. The Chinese nation stands to benefit from both supply-side and demand-side promotion due to the economic stimulus from EV manufacturing and export, the environmental benefits of reduced air pollution and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and the energy security benefits of transitioning away from foreign oil dependence. The Chinese have several advantages when it comes to stimulating EV industry development and EV deployment, including: leadership in battery technology ...


Editorial For Dynamics Of Innovation And Competitive Strategy In Transportation Research, Janet K. Tinoco 2010 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Editorial For Dynamics Of Innovation And Competitive Strategy In Transportation Research, Janet K. Tinoco

Management, Marketing and Operations - Daytona Beach

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