Vienna, 1966. To be wrongly accused of murder once is a misfortune. Twice - and it's a conspiracy. It is the height of the Cold War. When a defector from Eastern Europe mysteriously returns to the village of his birth, it's a chance for disgraced detective Brano Sev to redeem himself. Being framed for a murder should just be part of his cover story. Or is it? Exiled suddenly to Vienna, treacherous city of spies, Sev finds himself caught up in a cat-and-mouse game where survival is the only prize. But in a world where no good deed goes unpunished, loyalty can be the biggest crime of all...
Assignment is a crucial topic in commercial law, and this new work by Gregory Tolhurst is the most comprehensive work on the assignment of contractual rights ever published. It seeks to explain the existence, meaning and application of the rules governing the assignment of contractual rights and it does this by reference to the idea that assignments involve transfers. The book is logically structured to follow the issues that arise in planning, drafting and enforcing an assignment, including: - what is meant by 'assignment'; - what is the distinction between legal and equitable assignments; - how an assignable contractual right is identified; - what formalities apply to assignment; and - what rights and remedies are available to the parties to an assignment. The topic of assignment is of such universal importance to commercial lawyers that all practicing lawyers will find this work invaluable. However, the work will also be required reading for academics teaching contract, equity and personal property.
The focus area of this paper is on the assignment problem with budget constraints which is one of the application area of combinatorial optimization that operates on the domain of those optimization problems,in which the set of feasible solutions is discrete or can be reduced to discrete,and in which the goal is to find the best solution. It is particularly concerned with solving the unconstrained assignment problems with Hungarian algorithm and the constrained assignment problem by cutting plane or outer linearization algorithm for solving the Lagrangian dual problem in which, at each iteration,the function that approximates the dual function is optimized. The paper is divided in to two chapters. In the first chapter,the classical assignment problem,the problem of finding optimum (minimum or maximum) cost or profit assignment a set of workers or resources to jobs or activities to gather with its mathematical formulation,solution methods and special cases in assignment problems were considered. Under the second chapter, we have considered generalization of the classical assignment problem concerning resource(or budget) constraints, due to the variety of real life problems.
The problem of distributing goods from depots to consumers plays an important role in the management of many distribution systems, and therefore when it is programmed efficiently it may yield significant savings. In a typical distribution system, trucks provide pick-up and delivery services to customers that are geographically dispersed in a given area. In many of its applications, the main objective of distribution is to find a set of routes for such trucks, satisfying a variety of constraints, so as to minimize the total distribution cost. This work focuses on a decision model for a real world problem. The problem reveals itself as assignment of trucks to routes by Latex Foam Rubber Products Limited-Kumasi, Ghana. This study addresses the problem of finding an efficient assignment of the limited number of trucks at the company’s disposal to the routes they ply while serving its customers outside the metropolis. In this work we use a solution procedure based on Munkres Assignment Algorithm for optimal assignment of non-homogenous fleet of trucks to a given set of routes, where Latex Foam Rubber Products Limited-Kumasi, distributes its products to its customers.
Modern day public transport assignment faces lots of problems. Solutions may exist but needs some form of backings. A sensitivity analysis in most cases could just be sufficient to provide this backing. The developments in this book are very important for students, academic researchers and policy makers. The book provides an extensive review on transit assignment, sensitivity analysis and OmniTRANS. It highlights important conclusions such as:- - Passenger access-egress distances significantly affects their access stop choices. - The travel distance parameter of the generalized cost function has the highest influence on transit assignment - The number of transfers to be made by passengers significantly determines their generalized cost of travel - A carefully conducted partial sensitivity analysis can provide better predictions than a Monte-Carlo sensitivity analysis. As a policy advice to public transport operators in Flanders-Belgium, the developments in this book suggest that; to improve transit assignment, it is sufficient to reduce passengers access-egress distances & the number of transfers either through the institution of more direct transit lines or missing links.
In recent years, we have witnessed a tremendous growth of communication networks. This is because they are widely used in all walks of life, and this trend continues increasing. The research on computer communication networking field has also grown explosively due to a large variety of combinatorial optimisation problems. One of these problems is the Terminal Assignment Problem which implies fixing the minimum cost links to construct a network between a specified set of terminals and concentrators. A good solution for this problem should maintain small distances between concentrators and terminals assigned to them without exceeding the capacity of any concentrator. Additionally, it should also maintain a balanced distribution of terminals among concentrators. The intractability of this problem is a motivation for the pursuits of different approximation algorithms. In this book, we explore several metaheuristics applied to the Terminal Assignment Problem and other similar problems. Simulation results verify the effectiveness of these algorithms.
Assignment Problem is one of the first fundamental problems in the area of combinatorial optimization. Despite its historical roots, the problem has tremendous importance to date, due to its numerous real life applications in like facility location, personnel scheduling, job scheduling, production planning, project assignment, task assignment, time-tabling, vehicle routing, storage space allocation, etc. This book comprises some real life assignment and related problems involving imprecise cost/time parameters. In order to represent those imprecise parameters, interval numbers have been used here as this representation is the best among others. The associated problems have been solved using Genetic Algorithm efficiently. A salient feature of this book is that most of the algorithms have been written in a lucid manner with suitable examples using figures. This book should interest academicians, OR/GA practitioners and executives of different industries and business organizations.
Trust is central to our social lives and trusting relations are themselves of great value. In trusting others, we realise distinctive forms of value. What are these forms of value, and how is trust central to our lives? These questions are explored and developed in this volume, which collects fifteen new essays on the philosophy of trust.
Now, for the first time, photographs from Jim's extensive color archive are published in book form, offering a fresh insight into the work of this renowned photographer and a new look at some of the great figures in music history.
Emphasizing the social psychology of the work environment, present research study employed an approach towards exploratory power of interpersonal trust distinguishing three trust objects; namely trust in peers, trust in supervisor, and trust in top management. From a normative point of view, this research empirically studied the conducive influence of interpersonal trust on the globally acknowledged behavioral and workplace outcomes. The contribution of this research lies in its two-country scope: Turkey and the US. Using two samples permits a better understanding of the interpersonal trust phenomenon in a comparative framework as well as revealing the relative link between trust and the global workplace attitudes. Findings revealed interesting associations some of which hold in both countries and some are unique to individual states. Particular discussion was made on the distinction between social exchange and economic exchange that surfaced different behavioral associations with the level of trust of individuals in three referents. Research also discusses the conditions where trust could be detrimental considering particular cultural dimensions and the existence of team effect.
деним, одноцветное изделие, эффект делаве, низкая талия, цветной деним, застежка спереди, молния и пуговицы, множество карманов, кожаные аппликации, контрастные аппликации, логотип, содержит нетекстильные части животного происхождения, обтягивающая модель
деним, одноцветное изделие, эффект делаве, низкая талия, цветной деним, застежка спереди, молния и пуговицы, множество карманов, логотип, контрастные аппликации, кожаные аппликации, содержит нетекстильные части животного происхождения, низ на молнии, обтягивающая модель
The objective of the research was to develop a framework of New Product Development Process (NPDP) for commercial organizations, which enhanced the probability of commercial success. The limitations of the existing NPDP frameworks stemmed from the assumption that satisfaction of consumer needs would translate into demand for the product. Similarly, the assumptions of rational choice and information based decision making by consumers, did not hold. The literature in the area of psychology suggested that under condition of risk and uncertainty, the construct of trust became operational and might have applications in improving the rate of commercial success of NPDP frameworks. A trust based innovative new product adoption framework was developed and empirically tested. The results indicated that overall trust in the new product offer did explain the purchase intention of the consumers. The study also indicated that the overall trust was formed by the disposition to trust commercial communication, trust based on direct experiences and vicarious learning. Thus the challenge based NPDP framework was improved by incorporating the measures to build consumer trust.
деним, эффект делаве, кожаные аппликации, логотип, одноцветное изделие, тёмный деним, высокая талия, застежка спереди, пуговицы, множество карманов, содержит нетекстильные части животного происхождения, стрейч, прямой крой брючин
Banks in India operate in a very different lending environment as compared to western banks. The government owns many banks in India and state intervention in bank lending is considerable in India. Conventional instrument based methods of risk evaluation have limited use for banks in India. This book uses a social risk evaluation process based on the notion of social capital and trust to examine the structure and working of Indian bank branches. The role of trust in the relationship between branch managers and loan officers is critically studied. A framework of trust between branch managers and loan officers is developed. According to this framework, a branch manager and a loan officer develop a trusting relationship because both branch manager and loan officer have incentive to trust each other due to risk in lending. Trust between branch managers and loan officers of bank branches depends on seven characteristics of trust. Trust contributes significantly to the improvement of lending performance of bank branches in India. The conclusions arrived in this study have important implications for the management of banks.
The digital revolution has changed almost all aspect of humans’ life style in the new millennium. Nowadays, A customer can conduct a variety of banking and financial transactions from the comfort of their own home at any time of the day, any day of the week. However, banking is a business activity that requires a high degree of trust because it involves sensitive and private personal information. Consequently, online banking is an e-commerce activity that also requires a high degree of trust. This study collected 250 questionnaires to determine the antecedents that influence customers’ trust in online banking. Moreover, to explore the importance of trust and distrust factors in acceptance of online banking by users, regression analysis has been run. These results indicated that increasing the level of perceive trust, perceive ease of use and perceive usefulness can increase the level of trust among the Iranian customers toward online banking.
The advent of electronic commerce has revolutionised the way consumers purchase products and services. Online businesses are growing rapidly to tap into the potential demand of market consumers. Nevertheless, the full potential of business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce may not be fully realised with many consumers expressing reservations about engaging in e-commerce transactions. Concerns over privacy and security issues continue to steer consumers away from making Internet purchases. This has caused consumers to lose trust in online businesses. Consumers’ lack of trust in online transactions has created a need for web assurance services to bridge the trust gap and re-establish consumers’ faith in online businesses. This study examines whether web assurance services are effective as trust-building mechanisms which encourage consumers to engage in e-commerce transactions. The presence of such a seal should help create a greater perception of trust and facilitate consumers’ willingness to purchase online.