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Inaccessible Interpolated Imagery: How Coffee Farmers In The State Of Chiapas Might Access Political Economic Opportunity Through Representation, Paolo Fiann Bicchieri 2022 University of San Francisco

Inaccessible Interpolated Imagery: How Coffee Farmers In The State Of Chiapas Might Access Political Economic Opportunity Through Representation, Paolo Fiann Bicchieri

Master's Theses

Here is a useful parable to boil down the idea of this project and set the tone: when one goes to the bar to tell a story about a fight at the bar, they would never venture to place themselves as the hero of the brawl, taking out three drunkards in a single punch, unless they were really in the bar, at that time, fighting a good fight. One would never do this as the bartender, locals, and regulars would all know if this were the case or not. Yet transnational corporations, governments, and even consumers do this all the ...


Opportunity Calls: The Moral Economy During Existential Economic Transition In The Ural Mountains And Appalachia, 1991 - 2008, Nora Springer 2022 College of the Holy Cross

Opportunity Calls: The Moral Economy During Existential Economic Transition In The Ural Mountains And Appalachia, 1991 - 2008, Nora Springer

Of Life and History

It is often assumed that economists and businessmen act outside of moral constraints, even in times of existential economic crisis. The econometrics of Chubais and Gaidar, as well as the accounting of Deloitte, have all been used to characterize engineers of transition as cold, academic, and removed from reality. However, in both Appalachia and the Urals, mathematics about what will make a profit is inextricable from moral questions of what should make a profit. The goals of economic transition, and ideology about what economic transition should mean, were baked into the calculations of both transitions. Further, the data used to ...


Immigration In Regard To Economic Labor And Reform, Will Ross, Maryella McCown, Dylan Stone 2022 Kennesaw State University

Immigration In Regard To Economic Labor And Reform, Will Ross, Maryella Mccown, Dylan Stone

Immigration Scholarship: History, Trends and Development in Global Immigration

In the last two presidencies, the United States economy has gone through much development regarding immigration and labor. Many key factors of growth in the economy can be identified pertaining to immigration, such as job fulfillment, innovations, and more productivity. Immigrants arrive in the United States with impressive skills that are needed for many occupations. They also run many of their own businesses and provide food and hospitality services for everyone. A common question that many US citizens wonder is “How do immigrants advantage the United States economy?” By bringing in new skills and ideas that had not been discovered ...


Social Security Rights Of The European Resident Seafarers - A Joint Report Of The European Transport Workers’ Federation And World Maritime University, World Maritime University, European Transport Workers' Federation 2022 World Maritime University

Social Security Rights Of The European Resident Seafarers - A Joint Report Of The European Transport Workers’ Federation And World Maritime University, World Maritime University, European Transport Workers' Federation

Reports

This report presents a mapping exercise undertaken to assess whether national laws and regulations in 10 European Union (EU) countries (Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, and Romania), one European Economic Area (EEA) country (Norway) and the United Kingdom (UK), provide for coverage to seafarers residing in EU/EEA Member States, Switzerland (CH) or the UK. A qualitative methodology combining desktop research and empirical legal analysis was used to gather data as to the particularities of their legal framework and how it works in practice. The focus is on the cross-border nature of the profession and ...


Crisis Response In The Global Supply Chain Of The Fashion Industry, Caitlyn Arce 2022 Claremont Colleges

Crisis Response In The Global Supply Chain Of The Fashion Industry, Caitlyn Arce

CMC Senior Theses

The fast fashion industry has developed a supply chain that optimizes profits by manufacturing garments from developing countries at extremely low costs. With consumer preferences pressuring brands to produce new cheap trends and products at rapid speed, the brunt of the costs is placed in countries where managers, suppliers, and governments turn a blind eye for the sake of economic stability and development. In moments of crisis, key players have chosen to respond in ways that reflect their priorities and incentives. Brands have reflected in their decision-making the influence of consumer demand and sensitivity to media through the risk of ...


Does Librarian Job Satisfaction Mediate The Relationship Between Librarian Leadership Styles, Library Culture And Employees Commitment?, tahammul Shah, Naveed Saif, Imrab Shaheen, naseeb Ullah 2022 Bacha Khan University KP Pakistan

Does Librarian Job Satisfaction Mediate The Relationship Between Librarian Leadership Styles, Library Culture And Employees Commitment?, Tahammul Shah, Naveed Saif, Imrab Shaheen, Naseeb Ullah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The current study tries to align various model of mediation through leadership styles (Transformational, Transactional), organization culture types (innovative, supportive and bureaucratic) with employee’s commitment thorough job satisfaction among the employees of government libraries from Khyber pakhtoonKhwa Pakistan. The data was collected through adopted construct from finite sample and it was analyzed through (Barron and Kenny) meditational procedure. Findings depict that employees commitment with job depend upon the leadership styles and it is positively mediated by their satisfaction from job. In contrast from three different cultural set up only bureaucratic cultural attribute shows significant relationship with employee’s commitment ...


Outsourcing Vdc Workflows, Kyle K. Bresnahan 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Outsourcing Vdc Workflows, Kyle K. Bresnahan

Construction Management

In an increasingly demanding world for infrastructure, technological methods have been found to assist construction project's. As innovative construction methods are constantly increasing, so is the demand for technological needs within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. To ensure technological adoption, many countries have started to mandate higher levels of building information modeling (BIM) documentation beyond the 2D construction documents traditionally required throughout construction review and permitting. Some companies have capitalized on this change to the extent of making BIM their primary business. These companies focus solely on virtual design and construction (VDC) and determine whether clients lacking ...


The Apparel Industry And The Lasting Impact Of Fast Fashion, Katelyn Collison 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Apparel Industry And The Lasting Impact Of Fast Fashion, Katelyn Collison

Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Personal style is how everyone expresses their individuality and personality; there is nothing inherently wrong with wanting to buy clothes to do that. The issue arrives when big corporations take advantage of this and sell products to consumers that end up hurting rather than healing. It is often forgotten how much of an impact big business has on our everyday lives; they can affect our economy, our atmosphere, or even our daily interactions. Customers are beginning to realize that there are positive and negative consequences to their purchases. On one hand, shopping is a great way to boost the economy ...


Lifting Labor’S Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice And Power Within American Corporate Governance, Leo E. Strine Jr., Aneil Kovvali, Oluwatomi O. Williams 2021 University of Pennsylvania

Lifting Labor’S Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice And Power Within American Corporate Governance, Leo E. Strine Jr., Aneil Kovvali, Oluwatomi O. Williams

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In view of the decline in gain sharing by corporations with American workers over the last forty years, advocates for American workers have expressed growing interest in allowing workers to elect representatives to corporate boards. Board level representation rights have gained appeal because they are a highly visible part of codetermination regimes that operate in several successful European economies, including Germany’s, in which workers have fared better.

But board-level representation is just one part of the comprehensive codetermination regulatory strategy as it is practiced abroad. Without a coherent supporting framework that includes representation from the ground up, as is ...


Experiential Learning Final Report: Western Heads East X Mikono Yetu And Crhesi, Rebecca Jackson 2021 University of Western Ontario

Experiential Learning Final Report: Western Heads East X Mikono Yetu And Crhesi, Rebecca Jackson

SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Publications

Over the summer of 2020, I completed an internship with Western Heads East (WHE), a collaboration between Western University and African Partners. During this internship, I worked alongside two of my peers to design a website for the non-governmental organization “Mikono Yetu” to showcase the important work they are doing surrounding female empowerment and economic independence. During the Fall term of my final year at Western, I completed a placement with The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI). For this placement, I created an infographic that outlined the barriers migrant agricultural workers currently face to accessing ...


Mikonoyetu And S.W.I.M. Report: My Fourth Year, Labour, And Learning, QingXiao Cui 2021 University of Western Ontario

Mikonoyetu And S.W.I.M. Report: My Fourth Year, Labour, And Learning, Qingxiao Cui

SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Publications

This report covers two internships I undertook from July to September 2020 and October 2020 to February 2021: respectively, a website design internship with MikonoYetu and Western Heads East and a promotional internship with the Single Women in Motherhood Training Program, or S.W.I.M. It discusses the duties I undertook on a team of other interns, the hard and soft skills I developed by branching out into fields I would not have on my own, the implications for my future career path, and the relevance of my SASAH education. It also discusses the remote nature of the internships ...


Final Experiential Learning Report: The Stratford Festival Archives & Ecuador Women’S Empowerment Trip, Julia Campbell 2021 Western University

Final Experiential Learning Report: The Stratford Festival Archives & Ecuador Women’S Empowerment Trip, Julia Campbell

SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Publications

To fulfil my SASAH experiential-learning requirement, I worked as an intern at the Stratford Festival Archives in 2017 and travelled to Ecuador as part of a Women’s Empowerment trip in 2018. At the Festival, my colleague and I were responsible for designing the Archives’ first-ever digital catalogue. We researched the provenance of each costume piece, which often included looking through design bibles and conducting informal interviews. We then photographed and wrote detailed descriptions for each costume piece. By the end of the summer, my colleague and I had written over 300 complete entries, laying the groundwork for future interns ...


Análisis Para Oportunidades De Exportaciones Colombianas Del Sector Agroindustrial De Frutas Y Hortalizas Procesadas, Visto Desde La Relación Y Guerra Comercial Entre Ee.Uu Y China Desde 2017 A 2019, Nicolas Felipe Moreno Moreno, David Alejandro Borrero Gamboa 2021 Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá

Análisis Para Oportunidades De Exportaciones Colombianas Del Sector Agroindustrial De Frutas Y Hortalizas Procesadas, Visto Desde La Relación Y Guerra Comercial Entre Ee.Uu Y China Desde 2017 A 2019, Nicolas Felipe Moreno Moreno, David Alejandro Borrero Gamboa

Finanzas y Comercio Internacional

El presente informe de investigación tiene como objetivo identificar las oportunidades a partir del sector agroindustrial de frutas y hortalizas procesadas de Estados Unidos y China para Colombia a raíz del conflicto ocurrido entre Estados Unidos y China, la investigación tiene una metodología mixta, cualitativa y cuantitativa para así lograr una visión más amplia de este fenómeno a investigar, se tendrá un alcance de tipo descriptivo y un diseño de tipo no experimental. Esta investigación tiene tres momentos claves para su desarrollo, el primer método se basa en la relación comercial existente entre Estados Unidos, China y Colombia por el ...


Propuesta De Un Plan De Mejoramiento De La Cultura Organizacional De La Cárcel La Modelo De Bogotá. D. C, Colombia, Brian Steven Gómez, Cristian Felipe Bautista, Pilar Giovanna López 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Propuesta De Un Plan De Mejoramiento De La Cultura Organizacional De La Cárcel La Modelo De Bogotá. D. C, Colombia, Brian Steven Gómez, Cristian Felipe Bautista, Pilar Giovanna López

Administración de Empresas

El presente trabajo consistió en Proponer un plan de mejoramiento de la Cárcel La Modelo de Bogotá, con la finalidad de realizar un cambio de cultura organizacional, para que el interno mejore su calidad de vida y pueda resocializarse ante la sociedad. Como referente se tomó el patio No. 3 del mencionado ente, que enseña el común denominador de los problemas que atañen al centro carcelario. Para ello se identificaron las clases de líderes que existen en la Cárcel La Modelo, asociada al tipo de cultura organizacional. Describir la fortaleza, debilidades, oportunidades y amenazas en el entorno de la Cárcel ...


The Past And The Present: Two Paradigms Of The Sino-African Investment, Emma Weirich 2020 University of Puget Sound

The Past And The Present: Two Paradigms Of The Sino-African Investment, Emma Weirich

International Political Economy Theses

Outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) has obvious economic and political connections between the recipient and donor countries. Such investment can benefit both sides and carry certain costs to both, whether through global scrutiny or domestic struggles. This these seeks to add to the ongoing discussion of China's OFDI to Africa by comparing China's investment during its socialist period (1949-1976) and its post-socialist era (1977 – present). This comparison reveals that China's foreign policy has transitioned from a socialist paradigm to a capitalist one in the last seven decades, which brought significant changes in its OFDI policies and practice ...


Healthcare Systems In Ethiopia, Hawarit Mohammed 2020 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Healthcare Systems In Ethiopia, Hawarit Mohammed

Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


Motivating Factors For Workers And Platforms In The South African Gig Economy., Cristina Pogorevici, Thulo Serobe 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Motivating Factors For Workers And Platforms In The South African Gig Economy., Cristina Pogorevici, Thulo Serobe

Social Impact Research Experience (SIRE)

This paper aims to analyze how employee benefits, working conditions, and compensation affect the decision-making processes of two major players in the gig economy: the worker and the technology platform. Data, literature reviews, and academic papers were used to analyze the positive and negative attributes of gig work globally, the South African legislative and regulatory environment pertaining to the gig economy, and the motivations of gig platforms.

Much of the secondary research pointed to the fact that gig workers universally face potentially worse working conditions than their traditionally-employed counterparts, there has been a decline in the South African worker’s ...


The Geographies Of Intermediation: Labor Intermediaries, Labor Migration, And Cane Harvesting In Rural Western India, Pronoy Rai 2020 Portland State University

The Geographies Of Intermediation: Labor Intermediaries, Labor Migration, And Cane Harvesting In Rural Western India, Pronoy Rai

International & Global Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this paper, I explain the role of labor intermediaries in the weaving of capital–labor relations in capitalist agro-business. I do so by focusing on migration infrastructure or the vertical network of labor intermediaries who facilitate labor recruitment from migrant home villages and migrant labor disciplining on cane fields in rural western India, where the laborers are brought seasonally to harvest sugarcane. I show how the role of labor intermediaries cannot be understood by containing them within the villainous stereotypes associated with brokers. Intermediaries are embedded within the labor geographies of commodity production where capital accumulation requires the downward ...


Failed Policy As Seen In The Solar Trade War, Emma Weirich 2019 University of Puget Sound

Failed Policy As Seen In The Solar Trade War, Emma Weirich

Economics Theses

Increasing protectionist policies in the United States have attempted to protect solar manufacturing jobs; however, they have created negative repercussions for the majority of the industry. This paper aims to analyze the 2018 30% US tariff on all imported photovoltaic cells and modules and whether or not it has been an effective policy to protect and encourage the solar industry. To do so, the paper will analyze similar tariffs enacted in 2012 and 2014 by the United States to understand how the tariffs have been impacting the solar energy’s labor market and photovoltaic module and cell price fluctuations. By ...


Income Disparities Between Levels Of Management Within The Workplace In The Us, Cerlyn K. Ellis 2019 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Income Disparities Between Levels Of Management Within The Workplace In The Us, Cerlyn K. Ellis

Publications and Research

The continuous rise of inequality particularly in the growing concentration of income at the top level of distribution in the United States has become a great focus of assessment for economists and policy makers. Skilled workers struggle to improve their income compensation by integrating higher level of schooling with on-the-job experience to boost their opportunity and gain the edge in this competitive labor market. Understanding the factors behind this phenomenon is essential to determine whether policy action is needed to reduce income inequality while taking into account other policy objectives. Since the problem won’t be solved without understanding the ...


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