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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Constructs Unique To Two Volusia County Elementary Writing Programs

Holt, Kathleen 01 January 2006 (has links)
This case study sought to examine constructs of two fourth-grade elementary writing programs in Volusia County, Florida. With only the Sunshine State Standards as a guide, each district, school, or teacher must design a writing curriculum that addresses those standards, develops writers, and provides accountability. Fourth-grade classrooms were selected because students at that grade level are required to participate in the FCAT Writing +, a two-day state assessemnt that requires students to compose an essay on a designated topic within a 45-minute period. A second part of the assessment consists of multiple-choice items covering editing and revising, graphic organizers, and letter writing. Both sections of this assessment measure student progress relative to the Sunshine State Standards' benchmarks for writing. Data was collected through multiple sources. An observation instrument, based in part on Karen Bromley's Key Components of Sound Writing Instruction, was constructed. Survey, focus group, and interview questions were derived in part from a survey Dr. Roger Brindley and Dr. Jenifer Jasinski Schneider created to study fourth-grade teachers' perspectives on teaching writing. Writing artifacts were also collected. Karen Bromley suggested five elements to address both process and product that are necessary for a balanced approach to writing. They are; Standards and Assessment, Large Blocks of Time, Direct Instruction, Choice and Authenticity, and Writing Across the Curriculum. Findings revealed that although both schools subscribed to different methods and materials for writing instruction, similarities were revealed with consideration to these components. Current test scores validated these practices. Implications for further study and investigation based on these findings ensures the advancement of the body of knowledge about writing instruction.
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Fidelity Assessment of the Hillsborough County South Drug Court

Minasian Hunt, Christina Marie 27 August 2018 (has links)
No description available.
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Factors Behind Successful Software-as-a-Service Integrations : A Case Study of a SaaS Integration at Scania

Axbrink, William January 2022 (has links)
The topic of this thesis is to evaluate Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integrations in order to create a set of guidelines to help ease the integration of SaaS systems into internal in-house developed systems. It was achieved by performing a case study on a successful SaaS integration to locate relevant success factors to incorporate into upcoming SaaS integrations. The primary findings included a focus on the usage of standard solutions, experienced cooperation from the SaaS contractor and tactical usage of technical debt that extends the whole life cycle. While there are many success factors that aided to create a successful integration, there are still drawbacks to certain techniques that will have to be decided by the specific integrations requirements if the trade-off is worth it. There were other success factors that weighted in but was not crucial to the success, and certain factors that should be treated with caution due to the harmful effect it might have upon the project. Using the factors found in the case study, a set of guidelines with a focus on the processes and work methodology were created to ease future SaaS integrations for organizations and institutions. / Ämnet för detta arbete är att utvärdera Software-as-a-Service-integrationer (SaaS) för att kunna skapa en uppsättning av riktlinjer för att underlätta framtida SaaS-integrationer till internt utvecklade system. Detta uppnåddes genom att utföra en fallstudie på en framgångsrik SaaS-integration för att kunna lära sig vilka relevanta framgångsfaktorer förekom och kan användas i generalla SaaS-integrationer. De främsta resultaten inkluderade ett fokus på att använda standardlösningar, erfarna SaaS-leverantörer som underlättar implementering samt ett taktiskt användande av teknisk skuld för att möta deadlines och funktionella krav. Även om det finns flera framgångsfaktorer som hjälpt till att skapa en framgångsrik integration så har även vissa av dessa faktorer nackdelar med vissa tekniska egenskaper, där prioriteringarna i projektet måste besluta ifall nyttjande av dessa faktorer är värt konsekvenserna. Det fanns även andra framgångsfaktorer som vägde in men som inte var avgörande för framgången och vissa motgångsfaktorer som bör undvikas på grund av de negativa effekter som kan förekomma. Med hjälp av faktorerna som funnits i fallstudien skapades en uppsättning av riktlinjer med fokus på processen och arbetsmetodiken i syfte att underlätta framtida SaaS-integrationer för organisationer och institutioner.
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Application of an Integrated Model of Management and Design of Balanced Scorecard in the Organization / Aplikace integrovaného modelu managementu a návrh Balanced Scorecard v organizaci

Janík, Aleš January 2012 (has links)
The Master's thesis "Application of an Integrated Model of Management and Design of Balanced Scorecard in the Organization" focusing on the definition of internal management analysis with target to evaluate the economic success of the company TOPAZ s.r.o. with using of Balanced Scorecard method. The analyzed entity operates in the glass industry and is engaged in the production of luxury domestic glass. Thesis is devided on three parts. First theoretical part defines the current company problems and the potentials for the solving of. The second part - practical, uses an genuine integrated model of management together with Balanced Scorecard method as a tool for definition, continous measurement and performance monitoring of company growth. The results and outputs from should brings the real feed-back to the company with target to prepare strategic map and benchmark for the right strategic company objectives and goals definition. As a key point for performance measurement system was set up Economic Value Added (EVA) indicator. Third part includes conclusion and complete evaluation of the thesis from the view of value added positives reached on.
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Business Intelligence – its impact on the decision-making process at higher education institutions : A case study at Karlstad University / Business Intelligence – dess påverkan på beslutsprocessen vid högskolor : En fallstudie på Karlstads Universitet

Persson, Jacob, Sjöö, Erik January 2017 (has links)
The purpose of this thesis is to understand how Business Intelligence (BI) influences the decision-making process (DMP) at higher education institutions (HEIs). Furthermore, this study aims to identify success factors of BI adoption (gathered from previous research) that are difficult for HEIs to fulfill. The study applied a qualitative research strategy and was conducted as a single case study at Karlstad University (KaU), a Swedish public HEI with approximately 16 000 enrolled undergraduate students and 1 200 employees. Regarding the data collection process, empirical data was collected through eight semi-structured interviews, all held with users of KaU’s BI tool. The thesis’ findings show that BI affects the DMP at HEIs by increasing the quality of information, reducing time, and increasing the efficiency for the user. The findings also show that for a HEI, most key components that increase an organization’s chance of a successful BI implementation are difficult to fulfill completely. Three components were identified to be in greater need of improvement than the rest: management & leadership commitment, culture around use of information and analytics, and requisite resources. / Syftet med denna studie är att förstå hur Business Intelligence (BI) påverkar beslutsprocessen vid högskolor. Vidare, strävar denna studie efter att identifiera framgångsfaktorer för BI-implementering (samlade från tidigare forskning) som är svåra för högskolor att uppfylla. Studien tillämpade en kvalitativ forskningsstrategi och genomfördes som en fallstudie vid Karlstads Universitet (KaU), ett svenskt statligt universitet med ungefär 16 000 studenter och 1 200 anställda. När det gäller datainsamlingsprocessen, samlades empirisk data in genom åtta semi-strukturerade intervjuer med användare av KaU:s BI-verktyg. Studiens resultat visar att BI påverkar beslutsprocessen vid högskolor genom att öka kvaliteten på information, reducera tidsåtgången och öka effektiviteten för användare. Resultatet visar också att för en högskola är det svårt att uppfylla helt och hållet de faktorer som ökar chansen för en lyckad BI-implementation. Tre områden identifierades att vara i större behov av förbättringar än de övriga: chefs- och ledarskapsengagemang, kultur kring användning av information- och analysverktyg samt nödvändiga resurser.
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Strategi för framgång : Hur svenska storföretag arbetar för att hävda sig mot konkurrens och skapa nya marknader

Zilling, Isabelle January 2019 (has links)
Syfte: Med ”Blue Ocean Strategy” avses skapandet av nya marknader utan konkurrens. Denna studie vill belysa hur fem svenska storföretag aktivt arbetar med att skapa nya marknader, stå emot konkurrens på befintlig marknad och slutligen om miljöarbete ses som en konkurrensfördel, vilket leder till en stärkt marknadsposition.   Metod: Studien angriper undersökningsproblemet med att anta en induktiv ansats med kvalitativa intervjuer. Arbetet baseras på djupintervjuer med företagsledare från fem svenska storföretag; Alfa Laval, Assa Abloy, Inwido, Lindab och Tetra Pak. Vidare antar studien ett hermeneutiskt förhållningssätt där tolkningen blir central. Resultat och konklusion: Resultatet av studien visar att få företag verkar för att inta en ny oetablerad marknad, så kallad ”blå ocean”. Fokus hos företagen i studien ligger på att bibehålla samt vinna nya marknadsandelar på befintliga marknader samt utöka till fler geografiska områden. Studien visar hur företagen arbetar både med kostnadsöverlägsenhet samtidigt som de arbetar med differentiering av sina produkter där samtliga företag idag arbetar med innovationsarbete vilket skapar möjligheter för att särskilja produkter från konkurrenters utbud. Detta till trots är företagen inte ”stuck in the middle” enligt Porters (1980) teori, utan stöder tesen om en hybridstrategi som visar på god konkurrenskraft om företaget är innovativt. Utöver det belyser studien digitaliseringens intåg på marknaden där både marknadsföring och handel i allt större utsträckning sker digitalt. Företagen i studien visar också på betydelsen av lokal närvaro, inträde på rätt geografiska marknader och värdet av goda kundrelationer. Slutligen belyses nödvändigheten att vara ledande avseende miljöfrågor och hållbara produkter. / Purpose: The “Blue Ocean Strategy” refers to the creation of new markets identified by no competition. This study highlights how five big Swedish corporations actively work to create new markets, resist competition on the existent market and if environmental work is seen as a competitive advantage, and thereby create a strengthened market position. Method: The study uses an inductive approach with qualitative interviews. The work is based on thorough interviews with corporate leaders from five big Swedish corporations; Alfa Laval, Assa Abloy, Inwido, Lindab and Tetra Pak. The study takes a hermeneutic approach in which interpretation becomes central. Result and conclusion: The result of the study shows that only few corporations work to create a new market or “Blue Ocean”. The focus of the studied corporations is to maintain their current market shares and to win new market shares on already existing markets. Their focus is also to expand into more geographical areas. The study describes how the corporations work with both overall cost leadership and at the same time with differentiation of their products. All corporations work with innovation, which creates possibilities to distinguish their products from competitors. Despite this, corporations are not “stuck in the middle” in accordance with Porter’s (1980) theories; instead they support the modification of a hybrid strategy, which shows strong competitiveness if the corporation is innovative. Further the study has identified the entry of digitalisation in which both marketing and trade more frequent occur digitally. The study also identifies the importance of local presence, the right geographical market entry and the value of good customer relationships. Finally the study illustrates the necessity to be in a leading position regarding environmental and sustainable products.

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