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Mapping New Terrain: An Initial Assessment Of Community Geography Project Outcomes, Robert Yarbrough 2009 Georgia Southern University

Mapping New Terrain: An Initial Assessment Of Community Geography Project Outcomes, Robert Yarbrough

Robert A. Yarbrough

No abstract provided.


Refworks Brief Summary, Cheryl Stiles 2009 Kennesaw State University

Refworks Brief Summary, Cheryl Stiles

Cheryl Stiles

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study Of Globalization And Democratic Consolidation In Ghana And Nigeria (1990-2008), David Moveh 2009 Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

A Comparative Study Of Globalization And Democratic Consolidation In Ghana And Nigeria (1990-2008), David Moveh

David O Moveh PhD.

The implications of globalization for the developing world continue to attract the attention of scholars across the globe; yet, scant attention is paid to the dynamics of its political consequences. This paper is a comparative study of the external linkages and regime trajectories of Ghana and Nigeria; within the period 1990-2008. Evidence gathered on both countries substantiates the propositions that: the more a peripheral state derives huge revenues from commodity export, the more it will be able to exercise a significant degree of independence by resisting external pressure to imbibe liberal democratic values and vice versa. Similarly, the higher a ...


The Design And Engineering Of Mobile Data Services:Developing An Ontology Based On Business Model Thinking, Mutaz Al-Debei, Guy Fitzgerald 2009 The University of Jordan

The Design And Engineering Of Mobile Data Services:Developing An Ontology Based On Business Model Thinking, Mutaz Al-Debei, Guy Fitzgerald

Dr. Mutaz M. Al-Debei

This paper addresses the design and engineering problem related to mobile data services. The aim of the research is to inform and advise mobile service design and engineering by looking at this issue from a rigorous and holistic perspective. To this aim, this paper develops an ontology based on business model thinking. The developed ontology identifies four primary dimensions in designing business models of mobile data services: value proposition, value network, value architecture, and value finance. Within these dimensions, 15 key design concepts are identified along with their interrelationships and rules in the telecommunication service business model domain and unambiguous ...


Loonmatiging Is Geen Wondermiddel, Stan De Spiegelaere 2009 ETUI

Loonmatiging Is Geen Wondermiddel, Stan De Spiegelaere

Stan De Spiegelaere

No abstract provided.


Strategies For Digital Tv: Dtt In Italy, Nicola Matteucci 2009 Polytechnic University of Marche

Strategies For Digital Tv: Dtt In Italy, Nicola Matteucci

Nicola Matteucci

Italian broadcasting has long been terrestrial. Its main features (spectrum chaos, market concentration and chronic non enforcement of norms) were considered not conducive to a rapid and reliable diffusion of digital terrestrial TV (DTT). In 2005, the private terrestrial duopolist (Mediaset) entered the pay market with a pay-per-view offer on DTT and, within a few years, has affirmed as a fast-growing pay-TV operator, threatening the established satellite incumbent (Sky). This evidence apparently challenges the received wisdom of the literature and the business practice. We study the launch of DTT in Italy and the main operators’ strategies, with the aim of ...


Geografìa Regional. La Región, La Regionalizaciòn, Y El Desarrollo Regional., Alejandra Trejo Nieto 2009 Centro de Estudios Demográficos, Urbanos y Ambientales, El Colegio de México

Geografìa Regional. La Región, La Regionalizaciòn, Y El Desarrollo Regional., Alejandra Trejo Nieto

Alejandra Berenice Trejo Nieto

No abstract provided.


Civilization And The Evolution Of Short Sighted Agents, Atin Basu Choudhary, Troy Siemers, Sam Allen 2009 Virginia Military Institute

Civilization And The Evolution Of Short Sighted Agents, Atin Basu Choudhary, Troy Siemers, Sam Allen

Atin Basu Choudhary

We model an assurance game played within a population with two types of individuals -- short-sighted and foresighted. Foresighted people have a lower discount rate than short sighted people. These phenotypes interact with each other. We define the persistent interaction of foresighted people with other foresighted people as a critical element of civilization while the interaction of short sighted people with other short sighted people as critical to the failure of civilization. We show that whether the short sighted phenotype will be an evolutionary stable strategy (and thus lead to the collapse of civilization) depends on the initial proportion of short ...


Blogs As Tools For Online Information Sharing : Librarians In The Blogosphere, Helen Eke 2009 University of Nigeria,Nsukka

Blogs As Tools For Online Information Sharing : Librarians In The Blogosphere, Helen Eke

Helen Nneka Eke-Okpala

No abstract provided.


Young People And Public Libraries In Ireland – Issues And Opportunities, Brid McGrath, Margaret Rogers, Robbie Gilligan 2009 Trinity College, Dublin

Young People And Public Libraries In Ireland – Issues And Opportunities, Brid Mcgrath, Margaret Rogers, Robbie Gilligan

Robbie Gilligan

No abstract provided.


Academic Freedom And Academic Responsibility, Nancy Rapoport 2009 William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

Academic Freedom And Academic Responsibility, Nancy Rapoport

Nancy B. Rapoport

This is a book review of MATTHEW W. FINKIN & ROBERT C. POST, FOR THE COMMON GOOD: PRINCIPLES OF AMERICAN ACADEMIC FREEDOM (Yale University Press 2009).


Safety And Security Of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons, Rabia Akhtar, Nazir Hussain 2009 Kansas State University

Safety And Security Of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons, Rabia Akhtar, Nazir Hussain

Rabia Akhtar, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Energy Consumption And Economic Growth Relationship: Evidence From Panel Data For Low And Middle Income Countries, Ilhan Ozturk, Alper Aslan, Huseyin Kalyoncu 2009 Cag University

Energy Consumption And Economic Growth Relationship: Evidence From Panel Data For Low And Middle Income Countries, Ilhan Ozturk, Alper Aslan, Huseyin Kalyoncu

Ilhan Ozturk

This paper uses the panel data of energy consumption (EC) and economic growth (GDP) for 51 countries from 1971 to 2005. These countries are divided into three groups: low income group, lower middle income group and upper middle income group countries. Firstly, a relationship between energy consumption and economic growth is investigated by employing Pedroni (1999) panel cointegration method. Secondly, panel causality test is applied to investigate the way of causality between the energy consumption and economic growth. Finally, we test whether there is a strong or weak relationship between these variables by using Pedroni (2001) method. The empirical results ...


Adolescents With Emotional Problems: Responses To A Younger Silbling Who Has Experienced Bullying, Alice Honig, Nicole Zdunowski 2009 Syracuse University

Adolescents With Emotional Problems: Responses To A Younger Silbling Who Has Experienced Bullying, Alice Honig, Nicole Zdunowski

Alice S. Honig

Bullying is severe in many school settings. This study investigated how an older sibling, with an identified emotional disturbance, responded to a younger sibling who had experienced some form of peer bullying in school. Children in 17 urban families with pairs of siblings between 7 and 19 years of age were recruited from an upstate New York child service agency that serves emotionally disturbed adolescents. Personal interviews with the adolescents and use of Latane and Darley's five-step response paradigm revealed that although the teenage siblings were all receiving services, with a diagnosis as ‘emotionally disturbed’, yet they were significantly ...


The Limits And Opportunities Of Networks: Municipalities And Canadian Climate Change Policy, Christopher Gore 2009 Ryerson University

The Limits And Opportunities Of Networks: Municipalities And Canadian Climate Change Policy, Christopher Gore

Christopher D Gore

Research on climate change policy and politics has become increasingly focused on the actions and influence of subnational governments. In North America, this attention has been particularly focused on why subnational governments have taken action in the absence of national leadership, what effect action might have on future national climate policy, and whether the collective action of networks of municipal governments are reshaping and challenging the character of national and global climate governance. This paper examines Canadian municipal climate in light of the absence of a comprehensive and effective climate national strategy. The paper considers various reasons why local governments ...


Power, Politics And The Turkish Labour Union Elite, Stan De Spiegelaere 2009 ETUI

Power, Politics And The Turkish Labour Union Elite, Stan De Spiegelaere

Stan De Spiegelaere

In the context of the EU–Turkey negotiations, the role of the social partners in Turkey’s gains importance but basic knowledge about these partners is lacking. This research tries first to draw a socio-demographic picture of the Turkish labour elite in the light of R. Michels “iron law of oligarchy”. Second, the relations between Turkish labour confederations and the political parties are researched. The results of the research confirm Michels’ (1915) theory partly. We observe a maturation of the confederations and an institutionalization of power. We also observe differences in professionalization of the elites. But the sector seems to ...


An Analysis Of The Incidence Of Recruiter Irregularites, Paul Heaton 2009 Rand Corporation

An Analysis Of The Incidence Of Recruiter Irregularites, Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton

We examine the prevalence and consequences of irregularities by military recruiters. Recruiter irregularities are uncommon — using the services' data for tracking allegations between 2007–2009, we document about 1 allegation per 1,000 applicants. Between 1 to 3 percent of the recruiter workforce is involved in substantiated allegations in a given year, with concealment or falsification representing the most common form of irregularity. Exploring Army contract data, we compare the characteristics of those signing contracts at the end of the recruiting month — when recruiters are under the greatest pressure to meet their monthly recruiting quotas — with those signed earlier in ...


Neoliberalism And The Realities Of Reality Television, David Grazian 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Neoliberalism And The Realities Of Reality Television, David Grazian

David Grazian

No abstract provided.


Are Profits From Subdivision Development Higher In Areas With More Regulations? A Case Study Of South Kingstown, Rhode Island And Some Implications For Land Use Planning, Rayman Mohamed 2009 Wayne State University

Are Profits From Subdivision Development Higher In Areas With More Regulations? A Case Study Of South Kingstown, Rhode Island And Some Implications For Land Use Planning, Rayman Mohamed

Rayman Mohamed

Little is known about the relationship between regulations and profits from residential subdivision development. This article presents data that for the first time determines profits from subdivision development in a heavily-regulated market. This study found an average profit, measured by internal rates of return, of 29 percent, comfortably above what scholars consider normal. Profits decreased as time increased to complete the subdivision. Profits also decreased because of delays due to regulations and voluntary delays by developers. These results suggest that implementing smart growth policies may be challenging in more-regulated areas and easier in less-regulated areas. The findings suggest that higher ...


International Diversification: A Copula Approach, Lorán Chollete, Victor De la Pena, Ching-Chih Lu 2009 Columbia University

International Diversification: A Copula Approach, Lorán Chollete, Victor De La Pena, Ching-Chih Lu

Lorán Chollete

No abstract provided.


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