Complexity And Action Research: Exploring The Theoretical And Methodological Connection, 2010 Southern Cross University
Complexity And Action Research: Exploring The Theoretical And Methodological Connection, Renata Phelps, Stewart Hase
Dr Renata Phelps
Complexity theory is essentially a formal attempt to question how coherent and purposive wholes emerge from the interactions of simple and sometimes non-purposive components. Explicit recognition of complexity can provide a fresh and enlightening perspective on action research. Through an expository discussion of the foundational postulates of complexity theory this article demonstrates the theoretical and methodological connections between complexity and action research, with particular emphasis on the relevance of complexity in educational and workplace contexts. Complexity is an emerging theoretical perspective, which presents possibilities for revolutionizing approaches to action research, as well as strengthening arguments promoting the value of action …
Students' Overview: The Impact Of Technology On Learning In Higher Education, 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology
Students' Overview: The Impact Of Technology On Learning In Higher Education, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp
This research explores students’ views on the impact and transformations that technology has brought to the learning experience of students in higher education. The students who kindly participated in this study are from: The School of Computer Science and Statistics, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Trinity College Dublin and The Faculty of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, both based in Dublin City, Ireland. The use of technologies in third level education facilitates flexible learning environments. The pedagogic approach employed by e-learning development officers or lecturers when designing e-learning platforms or learning management systems has the capability to transform student …
The Determinants Of Technical Efficiency Of Manufacturing Firms In Ghana, 2010 Xavier University - Cincinnati
The Determinants Of Technical Efficiency Of Manufacturing Firms In Ghana, Hasan A. Faruq, David Yi
No abstract provided.
2010-10-05 Executive Council Meeting Minutes, 2010 Morehead State University
2010-10-05 Executive Council Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.
Faculty Senate Records
Executive Council Meeting Minutes for October 5, 2010.
The Intermountain West Today: A Regional Survey, 2010 Brookings Institution; Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation
The Intermountain West Today: A Regional Survey, Ruy Teixeira, Karlyn Bowman
Brookings Mountain West Publications
What does it mean to live in the Intermountain West today? What issues are most and least important to the region’s residents? Do Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah have a collective identity or are state-level differences too great? Is there an identifiable Intermountain West personality? Today we will present the results of a unique survey that attempts to answer these questions.
Teachers Must Empathize To Motivate, 2010 Western Kentucky University
Teachers Must Empathize To Motivate, Aaron W. Hughey
Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications
No abstract provided.
Ua37/29 Gary Ransdell - Federal Reserve Board - Ben Bernanke Town Hall Meeting, 2010 Western Kentucky University
Ua37/29 Gary Ransdell - Federal Reserve Board - Ben Bernanke Town Hall Meeting, St. Louis Federal Reserve Board
Faculty/Staff Personal Papers
Email sent to members of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Ben Bernanke's town hall meeting with educators.
Employee Voice And Intent To Leave: An Empirical Evidence Of Pakistani Banking Sector, 2010 UIMS-PMAS-University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi
Employee Voice And Intent To Leave: An Empirical Evidence Of Pakistani Banking Sector, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Muhammad Asghar Ali, Muhammad Irfanchani, Hashim Khan, Kashif Ur Rehman
Ahmed Imran Hunjra (PhD)
working in an organization, employees come across some problems both inside and outside the organization. This study investigates the relationship between field employees’ voice (effectiveness of voice mechanism) and employees’ intent to leave the organization. Further, this study explores the difference between male and female field employees perception regarding their intention to leave the organization. The sample of the study consisted of 250 field employees working in different banks of Rawalpindi and Islamabad through questionnaire; only 188 were returned and processed. The SPSS technique was used for data analysis and findings. The study concludes that employee voice mechanism has a …
El Primer Neoliberal, 2010 SelectedWorks
El Primer Neoliberal, Guillermo Arosemena
No abstract provided.
Innovation And Knowledge Sharing Across Professional Boundaries: Political Interplay Between Boundary Objects And Brokers, 2010 Euromed Management
Innovation And Knowledge Sharing Across Professional Boundaries: Political Interplay Between Boundary Objects And Brokers, Chris Kimble, Corinne Grenier, Karine Goglio-Primard
The article examines the process of innovation and knowledge sharing from a perspective that focuses on the influence that local circumstances can have. In particular, it looks at the problems of knowledge sharing between groups of professionals. It presents a comparative analysis of two studies, one involving two groups of IT professionals; the other a network of healthcare professionals. The data was collected in two sets. The first set consisted of the results from two earlier, independent studies; the second was collected specifically for this article. We investigate the role played by boundary objects and brokers. Through an analysis of …
An Overview Of Caribbean Securities Exchanges, 2010 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
An Overview Of Caribbean Securities Exchanges, Clifford Chad Henson
Clifford Chad Henson
Caribbean securities exchanges have existed since the 1969 creation of the Jamaican Stock Exchange; in the last 15 years those exchanges have increased in number and signiicance. From the creation of the Bermuda Stock Exchange in 1971 to the creation of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange in 1981, no new exchanges with staying power were added. Beginning with the Barbados Stock Exchange in 1987 and followed by the Bolsa de Valores de la Republica Dominicana in 1991, the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange in 1997, the Bahamas International Securities Exchange and the International Finance Center and Exchange in 1999, and …
Patriotism For Profit And Persuasion: The Trademark, Free Speech, And Governance Problems With Protection Of Governmental Marks In The United States, 2010 SelectedWorks
Patriotism For Profit And Persuasion: The Trademark, Free Speech, And Governance Problems With Protection Of Governmental Marks In The United States, Malla Pollack
“Governmental marks” are words or phrases which involve the identity of a social group that is partly defined in terms of its citizenship in a government-institution. The power to name a social group (especially one from which exit is difficult) confers enormous power over the group’s members. Legally classifying such words as trademarks commodifies them, increasing the namer’s power: both by giving the word monetary value and by providing the mark-holder with the legal right to prevent others from manipulating the word’s meaning.
Destination marketing employing governmental marks has become ubiquitous. The municipal governments of both New York City and …
La Importancia Del Crecimiento Económico, 2010 SelectedWorks
La Importancia Del Crecimiento Económico, Guillermo Arosemena
No abstract provided.
Alfaro Y Sus Amigos Empresarios, 2010 SelectedWorks
Alfaro Y Sus Amigos Empresarios, Guillermo Arosemena
No abstract provided.
Graphene Research Profile: Uk And Us Publications, 2000-2010, 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology
Graphene Research Profile: Uk And Us Publications, 2000-2010, Philip Shapira, Jan Youtie, Stephen Carley
In this document we provide an overview of graphene research that appears in the Web of Science (WOS) during the timeframe 2000 to 2010, inclusive. WOS databases that contain graphene research articles include SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI and A&HCI. The search strategy used in this profile was a simple one: all WOS articles from 2000 to 2010 whose title contained the keyword ‘graphene’ were downloaded and analyzed using VantagePoint textmining software. The search strategy used resulted in a total of 4,706 publications spanning 11 years, 313 journals, 78 countries, 1,433 institutional affiliations and 7,617 authors. After a brief presentation of global results, …
Internationalization Of Chinese Firms In Europe: The Role Of Cultural Differences, 2010 Urbino University
Internationalization Of Chinese Firms In Europe: The Role Of Cultural Differences, Selena Aureli, Paola Demartini
During the last decade China has become an important international investor and its firms have also begun to invest in Europe targeting strategically important and high-tech industries. However, there are many Chinese firms that have learned some hard lessons from European acquisitions. Among the various factors that can hinder or facilitate the success of Chinese investments, we devote special attention to the role of cultural differences. Drawing from international literature on cross-border acquisitions and cross-cultural management, we assume that national culture influences corporate strategies and structures as well as managers’ behaviour. To understand fully differences and modes of interactions among …
The Role Of Chinese Smes In Italian Industrial Districts, 2010 Urbino University
The Role Of Chinese Smes In Italian Industrial Districts, Selena Aureli, Eduardo Barberis
Drawing from literature on immigrant entrepreneurship, local production systems and the concept of embeddedness, this paper aims to explore the role of small and medium sized firms established by Chinese immigrants in some Italian industrial districts. In particular, it highlights how this ethnic group is strictly involved and active in current changes into the district supply chain of the garment sector, notwithstanding the classical culturalist interpretation of immigrant’s firms which depicts Chinese businesses as self-referential and endogenous ethnic economies. Results indicate that Chinese firms do both create independent ethnic supply chains and collaborate with local firms, helping them to face …
Reducing Healthcare Costs Requires Good Market Design, 2010 University of Maryland
Reducing Healthcare Costs Requires Good Market Design, Peter Cramton, Brett Katzman
No abstract provided.
When Hospitals Provide Hr Practices Tailored To Older Nurses, Will Older Nurses Stay? It May Depend On Their Supervisor, 2010 Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
When Hospitals Provide Hr Practices Tailored To Older Nurses, Will Older Nurses Stay? It May Depend On Their Supervisor, Francine K. Schlosser, Marjorie Armstrong-Stassen
Odette School of Business Publications
This longitudinal study tested a model of the mechanisms through which HR practices are linked to older nurses' intention to remain with their hospital. The participants were 528 registered nurses aged 45 to 67 years. The study focused on two HR practices, flexible work options and performance evaluation practices, which are more directly under the influence of the immediate supervisor. Supervisor-related procedural justice mediated the relationship between the HR practices and perceived supervisor support (PSS), and in turn, PSS was associated with enhanced perceived organisational support (POS). POS partially mediated the relationship between PSS and affective commitment, and affective commitment …
Assessment Measures And Rubrics In A Business Communication Course, 2010 Nelson Rusche College of Business, Stephen F. Austin State University
Assessment Measures And Rubrics In A Business Communication Course, Marsha L. Bayless, S. Ann Wilson
Assessment to assure continuous improvement has increasingly become a requirement imposed by accrediting agencies and state legislatures on secondary and post-secondary schools. This paper describes a seven-semester study conducted at a regional university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Using existing course assignments in the Business Communication course, the study, conducted from fall 2006 through fall 2009, measured student performance related to six state-mandated communication objectives. The faculty used the results to close the loop for continuous improvement, the driving force of the assessment movement.