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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.

Corporate profits in the U.S.A (an analytical study)

Rao, Ch. Umamaheswara 01 August 1966 (has links)
No description available.

Indian foreign trade since 1947 with special reference to the Indo-American aspects

Rao, Sripati Bhaskara 01 August 1955 (has links)
No description available.

The cash planning for small business (theory and practice)

Rao, K. V. Seshagiri 01 September 1966 (has links)
No description available.

Discovering distributed and heterogeneous resources on the Internet: A theoretical foundation for an ontology-driven intelligent agent model. Its design, implementation and validation

Venkatsubramanyan, Shailaja January 1999 (has links)
The Internet has made it possible for large amounts of data to be made available to users in a variety of areas. This has to lead to users being inundated with lots of information, making it difficult for them to locate data that would be of use to them. One domain that has not been immune to this problem is that of remote sensing. Remotely sensed data is available in abundance and can potentially be of use to many users. But it is difficult for users from different application domains to locate appropriate datasets and process them. Current search tools such as search engines are not adequate for remotely sensed data as most searches using these tools yield an inordinately large number of web sites, each of which has to be explored individually by the user and then the results manually collated. Besides, traditional search techniques are not embedded with the knowledge about the remote sensing domain. The goal of this research is to find out how users with varying backgrounds and levels of expertise can retrieve and access resources over the Internet. This dissertation describes a virtual enterprise model of intelligent agents that deals with the complexities of locating and retrieving remotely sensed data over the Internet. The methodology followed in this research includes (i) agent modeling, (ii) building agent cooperation techniques that would enable agents to understand terminology used at different sites and communicate with each other, (iii) optimizing communication flows between various agents, (iv) validating the model, and (v) verifying the prototype. The important contributions of this research include among others an agent model generalizable to problem domains other than remote sensing, a formally defined ontology (a collection of terms and relationships between those terms) for the remote sensing domain, and a prototype system that implements the model and the ontology.

Impact of leadership style on innovation| A study of retired military senior officers in executive-level supervisory roles within the high-technology engineering defense industry

Collazo, Jose 25 July 2015 (has links)
<p> This study examined the relationship between leadership style and past military rank, and how these might impact an organization&rsquo;s innovation climate. The sample consisted of (a) retired U.S. Army senior officers currently employed as executive-level supervisors in the high-technology engineering defense industry and (b) those working under such supervisors. Two leadership styles investigated in this study are transactional and transformational, the former defined by incentive structures based on pay and promotion according to performance, and the latter defined by charisma, inspiration, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. Although these are not mutually exclusive styles, they are conceptually distinct operating modes. The former emphasizes hierarchy, while the latter emphasizes egalitarian relations. The hypothesis was that leaders with military background might habitually operate in transactional style, characteristic of hierarchical organizations where functionality benefits from conformity and lack of dissent as fundamental elements that enhance a high level of coordination. Conversely, research suggests that for-profit engineering-related businesses should benefit from innovation-enhancing characteristics linked with transformational leadership. </p><p> Quantitative data was gathered through self-report Likert-scale measures accessed online: the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) with subscales as independent variables and the Workplace Innovation Scale&rsquo;s innovation climate subscale as a dependent variable. Rank as an independent variable was defined by dividing supervisor-group respondents into two comparison groups, an upper and lower tier. Supervisors and subordinates reported on their own or their supervisor&rsquo;s leadership style, respectively, and innovation climate. The study aimed primarily to detect correlations between (a) MLQ scores and innovation climate and (b) past rank of supervisors and innovation climate.</p>

Distributive justice vs. procedural justice: Perceptions of fairness of Saudi Arabian civil service employees in their performance appraisal system.

Ghulam, Shakil Ahmed Ghulam Gadir. January 1993 (has links)
This study uses the concepts of distributive justice and procedural justice to examine Saudi Arabian civil service employees' determinants of fairness in their performance appraisal system. A survey of 400 civil service employees in different public sector agencies in two major cities of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh and Jeddah, was conducted. Seven hypotheses were proposed and tested. The composite dependent variable was the "Perceived satisfaction and fairness of the performance appraisal system." Data were collected by means of a questionnaire. Multiple regressions and T-tests analyses were used to analyze the gathered data. The study found that perceptions of fairness among Saudi civil service employees an their performance appraisal system were strongly related to four procedural justice factors: (1) feedback received from the performance evaluation process helped to identify strengths and weaknesses of employees' performance, (2) the extent to which performance appraisal was used for setting goals for future performance, (3) participation in goal setting, and (4) whether the performance appraisal was used for determining training needs. These findings provide strong support for procedural justice theories. Moreover, this study found that cultural values may not be a significant factor in explaining Saudi civil service employees' reaction to their performance appraisal system. Finally, findings of this study have important implications for multinational companies and their consultants.

Decision behavior under circumstances of preferred option unavailability: An empirical investigation

Potter, Richard Ellis, 1954- January 1992 (has links)
Research examined what decision makers do when, after screening out unacceptable options in preparation for making a choice from among the acceptable survivors, they find that all of the survivors have become unavailable. Subjects were presented options in the form of rooms to rent and required to screen them to prepare a 'short list' from which a choice could be made. They also rated the importance of the room's characteristics. Then they were told that the rooms on the short list all had been rented, and that no new rooms had become available so they would have to create a new short list from among the previously rejected rooms. Then they re-screened the rejected options and re-rated the importance of the characteristics of the rooms. It was found that nearly 90% of the subjects would prefer to begin again with new options rather than re-screen rejected options. It also was found that when forced to re-screen rejected options, subjects reduced their ratings of the importance of the options' characteristics.

Cultural intelligence and its relationship with key project manager competencies

Bender, Kurt A. 23 December 2014 (has links)
<p>As organizations face increased challenges associated with globalization, developing the next leadership generation is an opportunity to create competitive advantage. Within the context of globalization, two key challenges stand for these organizations. The first challenge is the increase in cultural diversity. Cultural diversity has changed the landscape of international and domestic organizations resulting in a new global workforce with complex and dynamic challenges. The second major challenge associated with globalization is increased complexities imposed on leadership to lead strategic initiatives for organizations. This research brought these two key challenges together by examining the relationship of cultural intelligence (CQ) and key project manager competencies. A quantitative, correlational study was conducted to determine if relationships exist between CQ dimensions (cognitive, metacognitive, behavioral, and motivational) and key project manager competencies (communicating, leading, managing, cognitive ability, effectiveness, and professionalism). The sample participants were organizational leaders consisting of project managers associated with the Project Management Institute (PMI). The findings indicated a statistically significant relationship exists between CQ dimensions and project manager personal competencies. The results indicated a weak strength in Pearson&rsquo;s correlation coefficient implicating further research should be performed. Additionally, the findings indicated a statistically significant difference when comparing the CQ scores competency scores of project managers between those who had experience in multicultural workplace environments and those who did not. The results of this study are significant for global leaders as cultural diversity and demand for leadership competencies increases due to new globalization. A recommendation, based on these findings is organizations should develop cultural intelligence focused training and leadership competency development initiatives that support increased project success. Finally, it is recommended that further research be explored supporting development of leadership in diverse organizations. </p><p> Keywords: cultural intelligence theory, leadership competency theory, project manager competencies </p>

An examination of new ideas in forecasting and budgeting

Pride, Herman E. 01 January 1966 (has links)
No description available.

Exploring and describing the factors that influence emergency department nurse retention

Baker, Dwight L. 14 February 2017 (has links)
<p> Transformational leadership style is widely believed to be the most effective leadership style. Using this style tends to bring about positive outcomes, increased job satisfaction, and decreased staff turnover. Intent to turnover of staff may not be solely dependent on leadership styles as other factors may also influence one&rsquo;s decision to leave a job or workplace. A significant concern of companies despite their locality, number of employees or type of business is turnover intention. High nursing turnover is a continuous and an increasing problem in the Emergency Department (ED). The purpose of the quantitative non-experimental study is to explore and describe the factors that influence ED nurse retention and their intention to leave (ITL). Therefore, it is important to identify key factors that influence ED nurse retention and ITL. The sample consisted of 100 Emergency Department Registered Nurses. Results of the T-test for research question one indicated no statistical significance between transformational leadership and turnover intention scores; Nurse Managers who exhibit characteristics of a strong transformational leader retain more ED Nurses than those Nurse Managers who do not exhibit characteristics of a transformational leader. Results of the T-test for research question two indicated no statistical difference in Nurse Managers who practice nursing engagement strategies (nursing management, professional practice, physician collaboration, staffing resources, and shift work) with ED Nurses would have equal or similar Turnover intention scores than those who do not practice nursing engagement strategies. Overall, the findings of this study suggested that nursing engagement strategies are key factors in retaining nurses in the ED. Therefore, in developing strategies for retention, it is critically important for nurse managers to focus on the influencing factors of engagement: nursing management, professional practice, collaboration with physicians, staffing resources and shift work.</p>

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