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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.
1

A bioeconomic analysis of the marine inshore pelagic fisheries of Ghana

Agbesi, Eric Narh January 2002 (has links)
No description available.
2

Impacts of Maize Policy Changes on Small Scale Farmers' Vulnerability to Exploitation in Nyimba District, Zambia

Njobvu, Idah January 2011 (has links)
Taking cognisance of the fact that SSFs the major producers of maize in Zambia were most affected by the 1991 agricultural policy reforms, from 2005 onward, the state became very active in the maize market and production systems in order to mitigate their problems. The main objective of this study is to investigate to what extent the maize policy changes have contributed to the SSFs’ vulnerability to exploitation. This information will be of use in the policy formulation process to ensure that the formulation of policies take a holistic approach to mitigation of the SSFs’ vulnerabilities. The study draws from political economy, peasant rationality and risk aversion theories to explain the phenomenon under study. Qualitative research methodology was used to collect and analyse both the secondary and the primary data. The study indicates that the prevailing dual system where the state marketing system exists side by side with the private sector has resulted in forms of exploitation which can broadly be classified as petty and structural forms of exploitation. Several factors could be said to exacerbate SSFs’ vulnerability to exploitation such as FRA’s delay in opening its marketing season; delays in paying the SSFs’ for their maize by government/FRA; lack of monitoring of the FRA buying agents’ activities; SSFs’ passivity, and incomplete information.
3

Heuristics for strategic ambidexterity: balancing exploration and exploitation over time in varying environments

Laplume, Andre 01 September 2010 (has links)
Drawing on studies of strategic dynamics and organizational change, this thesis proposes four approaches to balancing exploration and exploitation over time: Specialist, Cyclical, Irregular, and Regular. Various approaches to ambidexterity may be more effective under different environment conditions, and performance may vary along with: 1) varying types of rule change environments, 2) varying levels of competitive intensity among firms, 3) reactive versus proactive timing heuristics, and 4) varying levels of product diversification. Several hypotheses are developed and confirmed using qualitative field research and agent-based modeling. Results indicated that strategic leaders should balance their exploration and exploitation with Regular ambidexterity as their environments become dominated by competence enhancing innovation. Conversely, firms should temporally shift their balance of exploration and exploitation when competence-destroying changes dominate. In a balanced environment, Irregular ambidexterity performs best. These finding are especially relevant in highly competitive contexts. Also, proactive switching increases performance more than reactive switching, whereas diversification reduces the performance of sequential heuristics.
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Heuristics for strategic ambidexterity: balancing exploration and exploitation over time in varying environments

Laplume, Andre 01 September 2010 (has links)
Drawing on studies of strategic dynamics and organizational change, this thesis proposes four approaches to balancing exploration and exploitation over time: Specialist, Cyclical, Irregular, and Regular. Various approaches to ambidexterity may be more effective under different environment conditions, and performance may vary along with: 1) varying types of rule change environments, 2) varying levels of competitive intensity among firms, 3) reactive versus proactive timing heuristics, and 4) varying levels of product diversification. Several hypotheses are developed and confirmed using qualitative field research and agent-based modeling. Results indicated that strategic leaders should balance their exploration and exploitation with Regular ambidexterity as their environments become dominated by competence enhancing innovation. Conversely, firms should temporally shift their balance of exploration and exploitation when competence-destroying changes dominate. In a balanced environment, Irregular ambidexterity performs best. These finding are especially relevant in highly competitive contexts. Also, proactive switching increases performance more than reactive switching, whereas diversification reduces the performance of sequential heuristics.
5

Vad händer om de ständiga förbättringarna tar slut? : En fallstudie av en utvecklingsorienterad organisation

Odder, Sabina Marie Louise, Pero, Paulina January 2015 (has links)
Vad händer om de ständiga förbättringarna tar slut? Förmågan att ständigt utvecklas och förändras har i vårt samhälle och inom den svenska industrin blivit en allt viktigare konkurrensfördel för att skapa framgångsrika organisationer. Marknadsförändringar förekommer numera i en alltmer progressiv takt och det framstår att organisationer med ett gott kreativt klimat förmår att skapa goda förutsättningar för att hantera omvärldens föränderlighet. Kärnan för industriella organisationer är ytterst att upprätthålla en accepterad produktionstakt och samtidigt skapa ett kreativt klimat som ger goda förutsättningar för att utveckling kan frodas. Det råder en enighet om att organisationer med ett gott kreativt klimat som ger medarbetare stöd, möjlighet och utrymme att omsätta idéer till verklig nytta, skapar goda förutsättningar för organisationers utvecklingsförmåga. Lösningen blir således organisationers interna kreativa klimat och hur förutsättningar för att förhålla sig utvecklingsorienterad skapas, i en alltmer föränderlig miljö, med en tro på den enskilda medarbetares förmåga att ständigt utvecklas. Organisationer har således mycket att vinna på att förstå och kontinuerligt mäta skillnaden mellan det rådande kreativa klimatet och det eftertraktade klimatet. Syftet med den här fallstudien är att mäta en svensk industris kreativa klimat och undersöka vilka hinder och möjligheter organisationens ledare och medarbetare upplever i utvecklingsarbetet.  Ett sekundärt syfte är att bidra till en ökad förståelse av förutsättningarna för en utvecklingsorienterad organisation i en industriell kontext genom att undersöka, utvärdera och analysera komplexiteten av utvecklingsarbetet. Studien visar en diskrepans i det kreativa klimatet mellan organisationens befintliga avdelningar och uppmuntrar till ytterligare forskning för att åskådliggöra de kausala relationerna.
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The labour process and class consciousness

Cohen, Sheila Elizabeth January 1986 (has links)
This thesis proceeds via a critique of the labour process debate and its central conception of "control" to the attempt to develop an alternative theory of the labour process based on an analysis of exploitation. This involves the use of a classical Marxist model of capitalist economics in which the primary objective of valorisation is emphasised as structuring the organisation of the contemporary labour process. Two aspects of this objective are invoked; that relating to the extraction of surplus value, in which both the intensification and abstraction of labour are noted as continuing tendencies in the development of the labour process, and that relating to the relationship between paid and unpaid labour time, in which the commodity status of labour is seen as central in integrating the issue of subsistence into the heart of the labour process itself. In locating these interlinked strands in the structuring of the labour process the thesis takes on two further tasks: firstly to demonstrate the centrality of contradictions within the capitalist labour process; and secondly to unite objective and subjective in the consideration of that labour process. This latter task shapes the third theme within the thesis , the analysis of worker response or "class consciousness". Our argument in this respect has focussed on the need to recognise worker response and resistance as centrally "economistic", but at the same time has indicated the political implications of such response. Empirical material from the two case studies undertaken within the thesis is presented in order to sustain this argument, along with a briefer survey of some published studies. Overall, the analysis holds that while worker response must be recognised as economistic rather than "control"-oriented, such response is rooted in the contradictions of the capitalist labour process,and can thus be understood as endemically undermining its structures
7

The exploitation of oil in Qatar

Al-Kawari, I. G. January 1986 (has links)
No description available.
8

Exploitation and luck in capitalism: a philosophical analysis

Lam, Man-on., 林文安. January 1997 (has links)
published_or_final_version / Politics and Public Administration / Master / Master of Philosophy
9

Prehistoric agriculture in south east Spain during the Neolithic and the Bronze Age periods : an application of ethnographic models

Pena-Chocarro, Maria Leonor January 1995 (has links)
No description available.
10

Susceptibility of Sexual Exploitation of Youth on Social Networking Sites

Cohen, Michael 18 December 2009 (has links)
Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies

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