Brust, Klaus M.
The aim of this thesis is to show that Germany has to enhance its effort to integrate and transform national forces into European armed forces, while it retains the core values of democracy amid a growing emphasis on cultural and ideological conflict. Ultimately this thesis will develop a model that maps out the political consequences of transformation and puts it into an educational framework for practical application in the ranks of the German armed forces and possibly beyond. Above all, it is about the integration of different national military cultures and traditions that are based on different national ideas of soldiering as well as the altered meaning of soldierly service in the period since 1989. However, when looking at the present day German armed forces, the lack of attention to cultural transformation is problematic. The neglect of the dimensions of society, politics and soldiers can cause a danger to the ongoing transformation of the Bundeswehr, not the least because of the problems of the past in German arms as well as the stresses and strains now faced by those armies most directly engaged in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taking the goals of the transformation of the Bundeswehr into account, this thesis will illustrate why the German armed forces still have to intensify their efforts for European military integration in the cultural dimension of society. / German Army author.
The acculturation impact on luxury consumption motivations : a case of Chinese young consumers living in the UKZhang, Yaqiong January 2017 (has links)
Luxury products represent substantial worldwide sales; major markets of luxury products are no longer limited to Western countries, but have also expanded to Eastern "young generation" markets (Zhan and He, 2012). With a rapidly growing economy and globalisation, Chinese young consumers have become an important target for producers of luxury products. According to Wiedmann, Hennings, and Siebels (2009), consumption motivations are derived from values that are connected to cultural background. Nowadays, because Chinese consumers are more engaged with foreign societies, Western culture also produces significant influence on their preferences, motivation and behaviour (Zhan and He, 2012). Although there is extant research which focuses on comparing cross-cultural influences on luxury consumption motivation of Western consumers and Eastern consumers, literature on luxury purchase motivation is only limited to a single country and scholars have ignored the influence of a foreign culture and acculturation on consumers (Beverland, 2004). This cultural study investigates (a) cultural orientation of Chinese young consumers living in the UK; (b) their current luxury consumption motivation; (c) a relationship between cultural orientation and luxury consumption motivation; and (d) if acculturation moderates the relationship. An online questionnaire was used to collect data. This study chose two groups of Chinese young consumers living in London; group one focuses on consumers who have lived in London for less than one year; and group two concentrates on consumers who have been in London for more than five years. In total 488 valid respondents were collected on an official Facebook group named London Chinese Community. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was adapted in this study; findings provide a deeper insight of the acculturation influence on luxury consumption motivations of Chinese young consumers and provide significant implications for both theory and practice.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Humboldt-Universität (Berlin), 2009. / Includes bibliographical references and register.
Taylor, Timothy F.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Bowling Green State University, 2007. / Document formatted into pages; contains v, 232 p. Includes bibliographical references.
La formation à la maîtrise documentaire dans les bibliothèques scolaires pour une meilleure transition vers l'Université /Malié, Pierre Lorant-Jolly, Annick January 2009 (has links)
Mémoire d'étude diplôme de conservateur des bibliothèques : bibliothéconomie : Villeurbanne, ENSSIB : 2009. / Texte intégral. Résumé en français et en anglais. Bibliogr. f. 53-57.
Benrubi, David-Jonathan Evans, Christophe.
Mémoire d'étude diplôme de conservateur des bibliothèques : bibliothéconomie : Villeurbanne, ENSSIB : 2009. / Texte intégral. Résumé en français et en anglais. Bibliogr. f. 93-96.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Murdoch University, 2002. / Thesis submitted to the Division of Arts. Bibliography: leaves 342-377.
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Thèse (Ph.D.)--Université Laval, 2008. / Bibliogr.: f. -410. Publié aussi en version électronique dans la Collection Mémoires et thèses électroniques.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 2004. / Title from first page of PDF file. Document formatted into pages; contains xviii, 236 p.; also includes graphics (some col.). Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-211). Available online via OhioLINK's ETD Center
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