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Support New Business To Solve Old Problems With Kentucky’S Keystone Waste From Bourbon & Brewing, Samuel C. Kessler May 2022

Support New Business To Solve Old Problems With Kentucky’S Keystone Waste From Bourbon & Brewing, Samuel C. Kessler

Commonwealth Policy Papers

Provided here is a policy solution from the backside of Kentucky bourbon and brewing to upcycle Kentucky’s “keystone” wastes and grow businesses in the process. Potential effects range from removing the bottleneck on bourbon production and producing GHG-friendly biogas to lowering the price of milk.This full whitepaper brief provides an incentive model for keystone wastes which have a provider and a use. It is equally applicable for policymakers or advocates wishing to place a policy incentive behind waste-to-product upcycling, businesses involved with methane sequestration & renewable biogas energy, and shifting regulatory and penalizing models of pollution into incentive model for …


Knowledge Management For Integration Of Agricultural Supply Chain In India, Sazzad Parwez Apr 2022

Knowledge Management For Integration Of Agricultural Supply Chain In India, Sazzad Parwez

Management Dynamics

Paper tries to explore the problems faced by Indian agriculture for food security in terms of inadequate infrastructure and highly inefficient supply chain in context of information technology. This paper broadly covers some of important aspects of agriculture supply chain in India-identification of issues at different levels in the supply chain; transformation in the agriculture due to various supply chain interventions; the role of information management in supply chain: and this paper also covers the suggestion to improve efficiency at different levels in supply chain. The paper concludes that information management plays very important role for development and contemporary issue …


Audience Accessibility- A Study Into Pac Infrastructure Renovation, Ariana Gant Apr 2022

Audience Accessibility- A Study Into Pac Infrastructure Renovation, Ariana Gant

WWU Honors College Senior Projects

Addressing the lack of accessible restrooms in the Western Washington University (WWU) Performing Arts Center (PAC), this project resulted in the university's commitment to renovate the current restrooms to increase accessibility. In an ever progressing world, renovating outdated infrastructure to achieve the most equitable solution is a necessity. This project addressed specifically the lack of handicap accessible and gender-neutral restrooms in the main lobby, manifesting in an effort to advocate for the renovation of the PAC to include these restrooms. Over the course of the project; the PAC, International Building Code, and WWU values were researched; many emails were sent; …


The Place Of Kazakhstan Tourism Sector In The Countries Of The Region In Terms Of Transportation Infrastructure, Maiya Myrzabekova, Muhsin Halis, Zafer Camlibel Aug 2021

The Place Of Kazakhstan Tourism Sector In The Countries Of The Region In Terms Of Transportation Infrastructure, Maiya Myrzabekova, Muhsin Halis, Zafer Camlibel

University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing

For most countries with high tourism potential in today's world to develop economically and provide the foreign currency income it needs, it is necessary to increase the level of employment, market share and revenues it receives in the national sense. Because of this, many countries are engaged in relentless competition with each other in the international tourism sector. The different dimensions of the concept of National Competitiveness have attracted the attention of many researchers from various disciplines. While the discipline of economics makes the concept of competition a subject of examination at the international level in the light of the …


The Effects Of Arra Funding On Broadband Availability And Adoption, Anna K. Waide Apr 2021

The Effects Of Arra Funding On Broadband Availability And Adoption, Anna K. Waide

Honors College Theses

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), passed in 2009, provided funds to help the American economy recover from the 2008 economic crisis. More than $7 billion was designated to the advancement of broadband services, and critically, improvement in broadband infrastructure and adoption in underserved areas. This thesis sought to discover if there is a significant causal relationship between the amount of ARRA funding given to a U.S. state and its increase of broadband availability/adoption rates between 2010 (when all ARRA projects were announced), 2013, and 2016 (after all projects were completed). After running various regressions, I found that there …


Effect Of Information Technology Capital: Technology Infrastructure, Database, Software, And Brainware Toward Optimize The Use Of Information Technology (Case Study : Uin Sunan Ampel Of Surabaya), Rismawati Br Sitepu, Ilham M.Said, Tanti Handriana, Praptini Yulianti Jan 2021

Effect Of Information Technology Capital: Technology Infrastructure, Database, Software, And Brainware Toward Optimize The Use Of Information Technology (Case Study : Uin Sunan Ampel Of Surabaya), Rismawati Br Sitepu, Ilham M.Said, Tanti Handriana, Praptini Yulianti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research was conducted to determine the extent of the influence of technology infrastructure costs, software costs, database costs and brainware costs to increase the information technology budget of the Sunan Ampel State Islamic University in Surabaya and efficient use of the budget. The purpose of this study is to prove that there is a positive and significant influence of technology infrastructure costs, software costs, database costs and brainware costs to increase information technology budgets by using validity and reliability tests and classic tests such as the Normality test, Multicollinearity test, autocorrelation test, Heteroskedasticity test , and Linearity test. This …


Parag Khanna, Connectography: Mapping The Future Of Global Civilization (2016), Sudipto Sarkar Jun 2020

Parag Khanna, Connectography: Mapping The Future Of Global Civilization (2016), Sudipto Sarkar

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Parag Khanna’s world tour through “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization” provides the reader with vivid details of a connected world that we live in. The prime message of this book is connecting the global nodes through building infrastructure starting from oil pipelines to fibre optic cables. Exploring diverse arenas, this book gives an overview why “connectivity” is important for the entire world and not only for the selected few. Khanna’s pervading visionary approach covers bits and pieces of almost everything to make the world connected for future prosperity. However, a question still remains about how consistently his views …


Las Comunidades Locales En La Integración Regional: Perspectivas Del Desarrollo En Relación Con La Construcción Del Corredor Vial Pasto-Mocoa Del Megaproyecto Iirsa, Jhon Sebastián Mejía Ferro, Yair Eduardo Otero De La Espriella Jan 2020

Las Comunidades Locales En La Integración Regional: Perspectivas Del Desarrollo En Relación Con La Construcción Del Corredor Vial Pasto-Mocoa Del Megaproyecto Iirsa, Jhon Sebastián Mejía Ferro, Yair Eduardo Otero De La Espriella

Negocios y Relaciones Internacionales

Las perspectivas en relación con el desarrollo de las comunidades locales en los procesos de integración regional se han expuesto desde dos puntos de vista: el primero, una visión neoextractivista en América del sur, según la cual, el desarrollo se genera a partir de la infraestructura, la conectividad y la extracción de recursos naturales (Stiftung, 2014). Por otro lado, la visión y experiencias de las poblaciones locales, en este caso de los indígenas de la región Amazónica, las cuales están estrechamente relacionadas con la perspectiva de desarrollo del buen vivir, que argumenta que el progreso se gesta a partir de …


Law School News: Throw Out The Old Thinking 9-30-2019, Michael M. Bowden Sep 2019

Law School News: Throw Out The Old Thinking 9-30-2019, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Smart City Investments: A Rapid Decison Framework For Public Private Partnerships, Paul Sujith Rayi, Murali Venkatesh, Stephen Wallace, Rishie Lavendra Bothra Aug 2019

Smart City Investments: A Rapid Decison Framework For Public Private Partnerships, Paul Sujith Rayi, Murali Venkatesh, Stephen Wallace, Rishie Lavendra Bothra

School of Information Studies - Post-doc and Student Scholarship

The city of Syracuse in New York announced an ambitious smart city plan which, when fully implemented, promises to make it the most connected city in the northeastern US. Thanks to a strategic investment by the State of New York, the city is home to what is billed as the world’s first Drone Corridor for R&D. We outline a decision framework (The Syracuse Wheel) for public private partnership to help city leaders and private investors navigate the exciting implications stemming from these two strategic developments and the city’s environment to augment the priority areas of Autonomous Mobility and Connectivity. The …


Gilgit-Baltistan At The Cross Road Of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (Cpec), Zulfiqar Ali Khan Jun 2019

Gilgit-Baltistan At The Cross Road Of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (Cpec), Zulfiqar Ali Khan

MSJ Capstone Projects

This capstone project focused on the in-depth analysis of the role and impact of this multi-billion-dollar project on the politically deprived region of Gilgit-Baltistan. This region is the gateway to CPEC as it is the only region of Pakistan that shares border with China. The geographical ties, tributary and trade relationship and even family relationships between Gilgit-Baltistan and the Xinjiang region of China dates back centuries before the creation of Pakistan and the post revolution China.

The project has been designed and implemented in a way that GB’s role is to provide the services of road and some other services …


Strategies To Secure Sustainable Funding For The Successful Conclusion Of Infrastructure Projects, Ibrahim Adia Jan 2019

Strategies To Secure Sustainable Funding For The Successful Conclusion Of Infrastructure Projects, Ibrahim Adia

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Construction industry leaders who neglect to implement appropriate project funding strategies harm business operations and lose profits. Inadequate funding is also a significant cause of project failures in the global construction sector. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore strategies construction project owners use to secure sustainable funding for the successful conclusion of infrastructure projects. The population comprised 5 leaders of organizations owning construction projects in the Middle Eastern Gulf Cooperation Council states, with successful strategies to acquire adequate funding for completing infrastructure projects. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with the business leaders and reports …


Qualitative Explorations Into Customer Based Brand Equity (Cbbe) For Medical Tourism In India, Diya Guha Roy, Sujoy Bhattacharya, Srabanti Mukherjee Oct 2018

Qualitative Explorations Into Customer Based Brand Equity (Cbbe) For Medical Tourism In India, Diya Guha Roy, Sujoy Bhattacharya, Srabanti Mukherjee

The Qualitative Report

The focus of our research is Customer Based Brand Equity (CBBE) in Indian medical tourism which has gained wider attention world-wide. To be able to operationalize CBBE (brand equity) for medical tourism scale development, we generated items for such a scale through content analysis. The research questions for this study were (a) What are the dimensions for a brand equity scale for medical tourism considering social, economic, and market influences? (b) How is culture along with an economic indicator such as infrastructure/superstructure relevant in the context of CBBE for medical tourism? and (c) To what extent does the content analysis …


Impact Of Infrastructure On Economic Growth: A Panel Data Approach Using Pmg Estimator, Esra Kabaklarli, Fatih Mangir, Bansi Sawhney Oct 2018

Impact Of Infrastructure On Economic Growth: A Panel Data Approach Using Pmg Estimator, Esra Kabaklarli, Fatih Mangir, Bansi Sawhney

International Review of Business and Economics

Growth theory asserts that infrastructure investments promote economic growth by improving the quality of life and increasing private sector productivity . Transport services, water utility services and telecommunication services provide better facilities to attract FDI (foreign direct investment) and increase productivity across sectors. The aim of this article is to analyze whether transport infrastructure investments have a strong effect on the economic growth. It also attempts to analyze the differential impact of each type of infrastructural spending on economic growth. Our data set covers annual data from 1993 to 2015 period for 15 OECD countries (Austria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Spain, …


Development Of Ecologic Tourism In Uzbekistan, A. Z. Muminov Sep 2018

Development Of Ecologic Tourism In Uzbekistan, A. Z. Muminov

Central Asian Problems of Modern Science and Education

The article deals with the development of proposals for promising directions, mechanisms and tools for the development of ecological tourism in the country, taking into account foreign experience and practice, further expansion of international cooperation in the field of ecotourism and nature protection


The Importance Of Organizing New Tourist Destinations Within The Region’S Tourism Potential, X. Xudayberganov Jun 2018

The Importance Of Organizing New Tourist Destinations Within The Region’S Tourism Potential, X. Xudayberganov

Central Asian Problems of Modern Science and Education

This article provides examples of how to create new tourist routes in Khorezm region to enhance tourism potential of the region, as illustrated by the development of tourist routes.


Corporate Brand Management Of Sk, Jinyong Lee Apr 2018

Corporate Brand Management Of Sk, Jinyong Lee

Asia Marketing Journal

SK group has been a pioneer in overall brand management and, more recently, in CSR-imbedded brand management. SK vision of “improving itself to give greater happiness to all of its customers” and the symbol mark of “Wings of Happiness” are some good examples of integrating distinct brand identities of various member companies. After impressive growth and expansions into diverse business areas, SK group is ranked as the third largest company based on asset amounts according to the Fair Trade Commission of Korea, only after Samsung and Hyundai Motor groups.
SK brand management can be analyzed, using the framework of 4 …


Efficacy Of Blended Finance In Climate Change Infrastructure Projects, Christian A. Butts Jan 2018

Efficacy Of Blended Finance In Climate Change Infrastructure Projects, Christian A. Butts

Wharton Research Scholars

As the conversations surrounding climate change prevention and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) financing grow in importance in the 21st century, so too do the conversations around the intersections of solutions around the topics. Blended financing has been utilized in several different forms over the past decade or so to tackle the largest problems in the global economy set out by the United Nation’s SDGs. While the tool has been leveraged for several of these Sustainable Development Goals, it has been particularly useful in attracting private investment for environmental sustainability-focused projects via the programs in place at several of the …


Microgrid And Blockchain: Bringing Sustainable Electricity To Myanmar, Haneol Jeong Jan 2018

Microgrid And Blockchain: Bringing Sustainable Electricity To Myanmar, Haneol Jeong

Joseph Wharton Scholars

Myanmar’s limited electricity infrastructure presents an opportunity to privately develop microgrids that are separate from the existing centralized grid system. The technological breakthroughs in microgrid and blockchain systems enable private investors to develop blockchain-based microgrid systems that allow prosumers- consumers who also produce energy with household solar panels- to freely trade energy within the microgrid community. A blockchain-based microgrid system that incentivizes all parties to optimally produce and consume electricity according to the aggregate supply and demand is proposed to minimize the need for storage and ensure efficient allocation of energy.

Examples of the combination of blockchain and renewable energy …


Public-Private Partnerships In Transportation: Lessons Learned For The New Space Era, Janet K. Tinoco Jan 2018

Public-Private Partnerships In Transportation: Lessons Learned For The New Space Era, Janet K. Tinoco

Publications

Entrepreneurial firms in the space sector have accomplished unimaginable feats unheard of just 20 years ago, such as reusable rockets and cargo launches to the International Space Station (ISS). Clearly, the private sector will continue to be a significant participant in the future of the space industry, partnering with governments and nations, to accomplish more with less. Likewise, the public sector must cope with decreased funding and worthy space objectives while balancing cost, risk, and return. Partnering with private enterprise is the best solution to meeting mandated objectives in space program advancement. This paper addresses partnerships in real property assets …


News - Georgia Tech, Elizabeth Winter, Kim Mull, Jason D. Wright Apr 2017

News - Georgia Tech, Elizabeth Winter, Kim Mull, Jason D. Wright

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Cloud Computing: Current And Future Impact On Organizations, Yiyun Zhu Mar 2017

Cloud Computing: Current And Future Impact On Organizations, Yiyun Zhu

Graduate Theses, Action Research Projects, and Professional Projects

This project focuses on the business application of cloud computing, both at present and in the future. This investigation aims to assist business users of cloud computing services to improve the perception of cloud computing, to assess the value of their cloud computing service relationships, and to assist in selecting appropriate cloud computing services. This project bases its information on the existing cloud computing technology to clarify the technical aspects of current cloud services and companies. It presents the key elements of conception of cloud computing, its definitions, main service models, and implementation types. Ultimately, this paper analyzes the cons …


Engaging The Private Sector To Fortify Strategic Base And Port Community Resiliency In The Aftermath Of A National Crisis, Rosalie J. Wyatt Jan 2017

Engaging The Private Sector To Fortify Strategic Base And Port Community Resiliency In The Aftermath Of A National Crisis, Rosalie J. Wyatt

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The initial 72 hours after a large-scale crisis are critical in terms of preserving life and property, and the private sector and its critical infrastructure are often called upon to assist government organizations in such events. However, little research explores the unique circumstances surrounding the relationship between public-private partnerships and community resilience in strategic communities including military installations and ports. Using Bryson, Crosby, and Stone's conceptualization of cross-sector collaboration, the purpose of this grounded theory study was to develop a theory of private sector engagement and collaboration with military base and port community leaders in response to large scale crises. …


Earning A Seat At The Table: How It Departments Can Partner In Organizational Change And Innovation, Robert L. Moore, Nathan Johnson Jan 2017

Earning A Seat At The Table: How It Departments Can Partner In Organizational Change And Innovation, Robert L. Moore, Nathan Johnson

STEMPS Faculty Publications

Few would argue that the information technology department (ITD) is not an essential part of an organization. It is hard to envision a project that does not need the support of the ITD. Despite this importance, the ITD is not always involved in the management of projects. Often, the ITD is brought into the project late in the planning and development process. In many cases, the inclusion of the ITD in an advanced project stage can result in project failure where early involvement could have prevented it. Why is it that ITDs, while clearly a vital part of project implementation, …


The Influence Of The Electric Supply Industry On Economic Growth In Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee Aug 2016

The Influence Of The Electric Supply Industry On Economic Growth In Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee

Dissertations

This study measures the impact that electrical outages have on manufacturing production in 135 less developed countries using stochastic frontier analysis and data from World Bank’s Investment Climate surveys. Outages of electricity, for firms with and without backup power sources, are the most frequently cited constraint on manufacturing growth in these surveys.

Outages are shown to reduce output below the production frontier by almost five percent in Africa and by a lower percentage in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. Production response to outages is quadratic in form. Outages also increase labor cost, reduce exports …


U.S. Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: An Analysis Of Threats, Methods, And Policy-Past, Present, And Future, Justan Phillip Dustan May 2016

U.S. Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: An Analysis Of Threats, Methods, And Policy-Past, Present, And Future, Justan Phillip Dustan

Senior Theses

This senior thesis focuses on the growth and development of the US critical infrastructure cybersecurity program to better understand where we were, where we are, and where we're going... as well as how we can improve in the future.


Using Heider’S Epistemology Of Thing And Medium For Unpacking The Conception Of Documents: Gantt Charts And Boundary Objects, Sebastian K. Boell, Florian Hoof Jan 2016

Using Heider’S Epistemology Of Thing And Medium For Unpacking The Conception Of Documents: Gantt Charts And Boundary Objects, Sebastian K. Boell, Florian Hoof

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Documents play a central role for many organizational processes. Current conceptualizations of documents predominantly engage with documents in two different ways. One sees documents as things with specific properties, and a second sees documents as medium enabling communication across different groups of actors. What is currently not well understood is how documents are perceived either as thing or as medium. This chapter engages with this issue by drawing from Fritz Heider’s epistemology of thing and medium, a concept stemming from social and media theory. According to Heider things are uniform and medium are multiform. Applying this concept to documents we …


Slides: The Colorado River: Innovation In The Face Of Scarcity, Anne J. Castle Jun 2015

Slides: The Colorado River: Innovation In The Face Of Scarcity, Anne J. Castle

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Presenter: Anne J. Castle, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

40 slides


Slides: Moffat Collection System Project, Travis Bray Jun 2015

Slides: Moffat Collection System Project, Travis Bray

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Presenter: Travis Bray, Project Manager, Moffat Collection System Project, Denver Water

45 slides


Introducing Green Infrastructure: Approaches To Prepare For San Diego's Changing Climate, San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative Apr 2015

Introducing Green Infrastructure: Approaches To Prepare For San Diego's Changing Climate, San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative

San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative

The “Introducing Green Infrastructure: Approaches to Prepare for San Diego’s Changing Climate,” workshop was designed to be an introductory overview of green infrastructure concepts and case studies, and how these approaches can be used to mitigate climate change impacts forecasted for San Diego County. It was also intended to bring together a diverse audience from various sectors and agencies in San Diego County and foster cross-sector dialogue about local practices of green infrastructure approaches, obtaining financing, and who has expertise that can help advance practices in the region.