This study attempts to examine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction and determining the competitive advantage dimensions that contribute most to the students’ satisfaction in a private higher education institution in Malaysia. To determine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction, Michael Porter’s theory of competitive advantage was used to analyse the research questions. Through this method, the service quality was examined through three generic strategies of the competitive advantage theory, such as cost leadership, differentiation and focus. The study reveals that there were correlations between service quality and students’ satisfaction. The students were satisfied with the environment and service differentiation strategy used by the institution to enhance its service quality.
The Book titled “A PANORAMIC STUDY ON EXTREME RESEARCH” focused on the values, practices, their relationships, advantages, disadvantages, recommendations, misconceptions, problems encountered in the implementation of Extreme Programming, along with them certain solutions were proposed based on the previous case studies. This dissertation intended to analyze various possibilities for applying quality assurance practices effectively to Extreme Programming. Provided, it should not affect negatively to the process and must lead to better quality assurance. Certain adaptations were recommended to Extreme Programming to make it more suitable for widest range of projects including small and large projects as well as critical and highly reliable systems.
Case Study 1: Industrial Companies in Egypt, Case Study 2: King Abdel-Aziz Hospital in KSA, Case Study 3: Commercial Banks in Egypt, Case Study 4: Teaching Hospital in Egypt, Case Study 5: Healthcare Organizations in KSA, Case Study 6: Commercial Banks in Egypt, Case Study 7: Menoufia University Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 8: Teaching Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 9: Industrial Companies in Egypt, Case Study 10: Sadat City University in Egypt, Case Study 11: Commercial Banks in Egypt, Case Study 12: Teaching Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 13: King Faisal Hospital in KSA, Case Study 14: Saudi banks in KSA, Case Study 15: Commercial Banks in Egypt, Case Study 16: Teaching Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 17: King Abdel-Aziz Hospital in KSA, Case Study 18: Menoufia University Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 19: Industrial Companies in Egypt, Case Study 20: Teaching Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 21: Healthcare Organizations in KSA, Case Study 21: Healthcare Organizations in KSA, Case Study 22: Sadat City University in Egypt, Case Study 23: Commercial Banks in Egypt, Case Study 24: Teaching Hospitals in Egypt, Case Study 25: Saudi Banks in KSA.
A Case Study of Physiotherapeutic Treatment of Closed Patella Fracture. This book involves a case study on physiotherapeutic approach to a 35 year old male with closed patella fracture, 8 weeks after incident. The theoretical part aims to explain anatomical structure, biomechanics, kinesiology and etiology of this type of fractures. While the practical part refers to the case study; the examinations used and the effectiveness of the therapy with the approaches used.
This book is concerned to the study and implementation of spatial data base which is related to the geospatial objects. Data to be stored in database is going more and more complex day by day. ORACLE handles this type of storage of data using oracle spatial using indexing scheme which provide the ease of retrieval of spatial data. I tried to implement this approach for mewar university demo map which is giving the layout of university campus including the admin block, hostels, PG blocks, etc.
Glaciers are a very important component of Earth system. This study aimed to understand the field techniques involved in mass-balance measurement of glaciers. Mass balance characteristics of glaciers vary from one region to another depending on the weather patterns and the local climate. Hence, the glaciers from two different micro-climatic settings in Himalaya, eastern and western, are comparatively assessed here to understand the role of local level conditions in regulating the melting response of glaciers.
This book provides an in depth and critical evaluation of the role of MIDC in the industrial development of Maharashtra Sate with special reference to Ambarnath Zone of Thane District. Various perspective have been incorporated within the book like the role to played by the government agencies, trade associations, financial institutions, enhancing a greater comprehension of the subject matter. The books relevant outlook and erudition should serve well for all readers.
The civil society has taken a very active role in the quest for democracy that continues to spread across the continents till it reached the Middle East region only recently. This book represents an ethnographic research done in a well-recognized Egyptian nonprofit organization. Two types of analysis were made, the SWOT and the PEST, based on qualitative interviews with five key persons in the organization. Results based on the case study, about how it applies strategic management activities, will be presented along with some recommendations. Those recommendations will serve as a strategic agenda for improving the performance of the nonprofit sector in Egypt.
For decades construction technology has seen an upward trend of improvement which has resulted in greater efficiency. This has been driven by the need to minimize construction costs and maximize profits. But what happens when the dust settles and the occupants move in? Several studies have shown that it is the building lifecycle where maximum wastage occurs and most losses are incurred. This paper discusses some of the technologies being used today and their initial results to streamline building performance, using the same tools and data generated and used during construction. The study focuses on three cases where this processes are at different stages of culmination, and tries to arrive at a general conclusion about their performance with future possibilities of statistical analysis once hard data is generated.
Case study method has been used to develop investigation mostly of descriptive treatment. Poor exploitation of this method is observed as a means to gain knowledge of general problems or to establish a more refined theory. From this point of view, the present document is arguing for the use of the mentioned method in an instrumental fashion. Examples are presented related of investigation in the area of digital library, information policies and bibliographic organization.
Professor Peter,J., Lor. Former IFLA Secretary General: "Former South African President Thabo Mbeki proclaimed the 21st century as the "African Century", expressing a belief that in this century Africa will embark on a new trajectory of peace, stability and prosperity. Without a democratic culture this will remain a pipe dream. Opening up the actions of African governments to public scrutiny is a key ingredient for transparency, good governance and a healthy business climate. The right to information legislation discussed in this thesis, if enacted and implemented successfully, can be an important building block for democracy."
This study analyzed the changes in the structure and composition of Pakistan’s manufacturing exports, export competitiveness, trends, challenges and comparative advantage in manufacturing exports sectors of Pakistan at Harmonized coding system HS-2 digit level and at Standard International Trade Classification SITC –rev -3 levels. A time series study was conducted for the period of 2000-2011.Revealed comparative advantage index (RCA) by Balassa (1965) was used to measure the export pattern of a country. This study provides an in-depth analysis on the sectoral level regarding the ranking of manufacturing exports sectors on the basis of RCA as well as which sector currently exhibits comparative advantage/ disadvantage in the global competitive markets, since 2000. The study also examined the relative positioning of manufacturing exports sectors of Pakistan i.e. competitive threatening, emerging and weak position for 157 products at SITC rev-3 level. Moreover this study also identified that which sect oral product has potential to capture a big share in the world market. RCA results revealed that Pakistan’s exports profile have shifted towards high value-added and technology embedde
Psychiatric disorders are common in the community. Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and age group across all income countries. On comparing the Indian epidemiological studies to any international epidemiological studies, it is found that prevalence rates reported in India are very low. They constitute a wide spectrum ranging from sub-clinical states to very severe forms of disorders.Very few case control studies has been done to confirm the various hypothesis related to risk factors. None of the case control study has been conducted in Gujarat on mental illness. Identification of risk factors is important so as to formulate the policy for prevention and control of mental illness. Specific measures can be directed towards at risk individuals and it can reduce the mental health disease load in community. With this in mind and to bridge the gap a case control study has been done
Within the case study, the literature relating to learning styles will be examined with particular reference to the benefits and limitations of matching them to teaching styles. The aim of the research is to determine whether a teacher has knowledge of these learning styles and uses aspects of matching the learning styles to their own teaching style in order to enhance pupils'' learning. Objectives include gaining an in depth knowledge into the subject and understanding behind teachers reasoning. The research methods included two questionnaires, three session observations and an interview. The main findings within this study demonstrated a knowledge of teaching strategies and learning styles however this information had not been past on to the students. The matching of teaching and learning styles were used within the classroom where possible however it is not always effective to do this. Learning proceeds in a number of different ways, and has been described and explained by many different researchers over the years but it is the question of how learning styles can enhance this process in order to help young individuals
This dissertation examines the actions, decisions, interactions, and operations undertaken by DuPont from 1989 to 2008 that enabled it to transform into a sustainable organization. Specifically, this dissertation examines the role of organizational change in sustainability exhibited by DuPont during its change process. The researcher in this single case study uses novel theoretical lenses in order to gain insight into the role of organizational change in sustainability, including sustainability theory, organizational change theory, and organizational diagnosis theory. From 1990 to 2008, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 72% and changed its product composition from 100% chemical based to 70% chemical based (and 30% biological matter based). Two major findings of this research study were determining some of the conditions in which business strategy and sustainability support one another and the criticality of social responsibility.
Farmers Opinions are taken using Questionnaires’ and evaluated the Questionnaires’. Indian Agriculture culture and Maharashtra agriculture Practice is Described. Irrigation practices in District Sangli are explained. The need and use of Wireless sensor networks in agriculture field is explained.Farmers suggestions are also given.From this case study any body can evaluate farmers problems,also those problems can be overcome by taking help from Agriculture Experts and Soil testing method. Most important practice is effective utilization of fertilizers and Irrigating the land. Applications of wireless sensor networks effectively utilizes the water resources and fertilizers and this avoids the unnecessary burdens of farmers. The required manpower is also less by using modern Irrigation system.
Information systems/technology outsourcing is considered as an approach for information systems/technology management by chief information officers and organizations. Thus it is given due attention by various organizations and management because of the advantages it brings to them. Despite the advantages it brings, IS/IT outsourcing faces problems/challenges and risks at any point in the process that may even lead to failure before its maturity. This study aims to empirically assess how IS/IT outsourcing is managed in Ethiopia, following a case study approach. A currently outsourced information systems development project is used for this study so that a better and detailed understanding of the current practices about the subject can be developed. Furthermore this research tried to identify the problems/challenges that the organization has faced during outsourcing and the possible causes of the problems.
The concept of the RFIC design needed for the design of low noise amplifier such as gain, noise, stability, linearity, power consumption etc is discussed in the report. An overview has been given on different LNA architecture, their advantages and disadvantages have also been discussed.In this thesis the design and analysis of a low noise amplifier at 2.4GHz frequency has been discussed. We used cascode source degeneration topology for this design because this is provides some significant advantages over other topologies. The designed circuit is simulated with the help of spectre simulator from cadence design system using UMC .18um CMOS technology. After the simulation we got the simulated result of low noise amplifier as forward voltage gain(S21) of 24.3dB, noise figure is 1.8dB and minimum noise figure is 1.6dB, input reflection coefficient (S11) is -25.83dB, stability factor (Kf) is 4, third order intercept point(IIP3) is – 9.06dBm by using power supply voltage of 1.8v.
This case study examines the current state of in-service training activities in a public school based on teachers’ and administrators’ evaluation addressing three categories of questions which relate to the current state of in-service training activities in a public school provided by the Ministry of National Education. The participants of the study are the teachers and administrators of a public elementary school situated in a low income, high migration area in Umraniye, Istanbul. Regarding the data collection, in the first phase, there was an analysis of documentation and an interview with the assistant manager responsible for the implementation of in-service trainings was performed to understand the current situation of in-service training activities in the school. In the second phase of the study, semi-structured interviews were applied. The findings brought about a general perspective on the current instances related to the design of in-service training practices. There appear significant problems regarding teachers’ and administrators’ approaches toward in-service training, trainers, time, place, prior analysis of needs and trainings on technology.