The purpose of the study for this book was to gain an understanding of what e-Learning executives believe to be the critical success factors for companies to successfully define, design, develop, and deliver training and education over the world-wide web. The study was a qualitative, multiple-case study design including: in-depth, semi-structured interviews that incorporated verbal critical incident examples; analysis of extensive forms and observations; and it incorporated a validated survey tool, the Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ). The book begins with the research problem, purpose, research questions, design, and method. A detailed literature review is followed by a detailed explanation of the study design. Findings, recommendations, and conclusions complete the study. The eSUCCESS framework to assist leaders in successful eLearning implementations provides ongoing guidance.
Case Study Research: Principles and Practices provides a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools are applicable in a variety of fields including anthropology, business and management, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. Topics include: a survey of case study approaches; a methodologically tractable definition of 'case study'; strategies for case selection, including random sampling and other algorithmic approaches; quantitative and qualitative modes of case study analysis; and problems of internal and external validity. The second edition of this core textbook is designed to be accessible to readers who are new to the subject and is thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating recent research and numerous up-to-date studies.
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.
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.
This book is a study of leadership process, communication process and organizational effectiveness, a case study of an information technology public company in Thailand. This case study was conducted in 2005. The tools used to collect primary data included interview, observation and survey questionnaires. This book may be especially useful for a student who is studying in organization development, change management, or anyone else who maybe considering conducting OD intervention in their organization.
This book reports on the two case studies conducted in Pahang, Malaysia. The first case study was conducted among a group of Malay students studying at a local university in Malaysia. In this case study a survey in the form of questionnaire was sent out to 100 respondents to find out their use of English in oral and written communication. Another case study was conducted among another group of Malay students on the use of video-films as literature text in ESL classroom.
An informative thesis project about low back pain in patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease. It explains the origins of the disease, terminology, symptoms, related musculoskeletal and neurological components, the disease process, and conservative treatment options. It also includes protocols from a case study conducted, and follows the progress of a patient during a two-week in-patient rehabilitation plan.
This case study maps out the process of a training intervention in an organization. It explains the need for training, expected performance rate, performance gap, and the ensuing training approaches. The case, in a concise book format explores and details the training design, organizational outcomes, training methodology, implementation, and evaluation. In a nutshell, this book provides a practical training guide with requisite background and theory. All names and locations have been disguised for confidentiality and privacy.
The subjects of special functions of single complex variable and several complex variables have a great situation in almost all disciplines Mathematics, Physics and Engineering. The present work is devoted to study these subjects and is considered one of several theses, which were presented and are still presenting by the school established by Sayyed in one of the branches of complex analysis. This thesis is divided into six main chapters. The main aim of Chapter 1 is to define a new family of special functions, say, $p$-Bessel function of one complex variable. The aim of Chapter 2 is to define and study of new matrix polynomial, say, the Hermite-Hermite matrix polynomials of one complex variable. Chapter 3 deals with the study of the Chebyshev matrix polynomials to be studied of one complex variable. Chapter 4, we introduce a generalization of the Hermite matrix polynomials of two complex variables. Chapter 5,6, we introduced and studied a matrix function, say, the Kummer matrix function and Horn matrix function of two complex variables. The results of this chapters are variant and significant and so it are interesting and capable to develop its study in the future.
Currently food deserts are a hot topic for research in the United States. Food deserts create numerous problems for the local population because of the many implications that arise from not having access to healthy foods, such as poor diets and health. For the purposes of this study, I will define a "food desert" as an urban area with a population that does not have access to healthy food. This study is distinguished from previous work because it will employ both qualitative and quantitative methods.
The present study investigates appropriate techniques to estimate, from process level, the relevance of shifting towards a cloud solution. The main output is introduced by giving the framework of process maturity assessment, where costs associated with conformance between process and cloud process model define the rest of concurrent expenses. The proposed methodology is supported and proved by the results obtained from a generated case-study which imitates a real business process. This test-scenario and proposed maturity framework can be applied by organizations as guidelines for cloud process maturity assessment. The research is also extended toward the allocation and budgeting of process costs while shifting to the most matured cloud process.
The goal of the research presented in this thesis is to examine software change management processes in order to identify essential change management problems and improvement requirements, to define processes which would aid in solving these problems, and give an example of how these processes can be implemented in practice. The subjects of the empirical research part of the study have been four software implemented companies which are in manufacturing process. Therefore, the focus of the study is on the processes which are used in developing and maintaining enterprise software. However, the literature study explores the problems of software change management from a more generic viewpoint, and can also be used as a reference for software development done for other purposes. Three of the four case studies are used in deriving the generic change management problem classes and process descriptions. These three case studies include only analysis of the change processes and problems related to them. The fourth case study is used for illustrating how the proposed problem classification can be used in change process analysis, and how the proposed process models can be instantiated.
The research aimed to develop a methodological approach for clustering of customers based on their characteristics in order to define membership cards based on mathematical optimization in a hypermarket.Data mining as a technique is used to find interesting and valuable knowledge from huge amount of stored data within databases. We employed hierarchical and fuzzy clustering method in data selection preprocessing step for customer segmentation. Further, a methodological approach for clustering of customers based on their characteristics in order to define membership cards based on mathematical optimization is devised in this research. This study provides a basis for generating customer membership cards in a hypermarket by way of data mining techniques. Fuzzy clustering method helps to cluster similar customer information into groups. The resulting clusters are then used for optimization model in order to generate membership cards.
During recent decades schools in England have had to respond to a plethora of innovations aimed at ‘raising standards’. In the UK, the education policy agenda has manifested itself in a series of education reforms across the entire school sector, beginning with the Educational Reform Act of 1988. This book reports on a small case study focusing on the feasibility of applying the business model, lean six sigma, in supporting school improvement. The case study has a particular emphasis on improving the attainment and achievement of a vulnerable group.
There have been several attempts to define the parameters influencing the aesthetic qualities of structures in architectural and engineering fields. Relationship of “Visual Appearance vs. Structural Form” found visible and impressive in examples of bridge structures. The objective of this study is to evaluate the principles related to aesthetics of bridge structures and to make a comparative and quantitative study based on these principles. The case of Imrahor Valley Viaduct has been first overviewed with its construction technique and design parameters. Then, design dimensions of the bridge have been changed and alternative design dimensions have been analyzed with specific structural analysis programs to illustrate and compare the resultant visual effects of the studied alternatives. The study is concluded with suggestions for the quantitative researches concerning the visual appearance of bridge structures.
Computational Optimal Control: Tools and Practice provides a detailed guide to informed use of computational optimal control in advanced engineering practice, addressing the need for a better understanding of the practical application of optimal control using computational techniques. Throughout the text the authors employ an advanced aeronautical case study to provide a practical, real-life setting for optimal control theory. This case study focuses on an advanced, real-world problem known as the “terminal bunt manoeuvre” or special trajectory shaping of a cruise missile. Representing the many problems involved in flight dynamics, practical control and flight path constraints, this case study offers an excellent illustration of advanced engineering practice using optimal solutions. The book describes in practical detail the real and tested optimal control software, examining the advantages and limitations of the technology. Featuring tutorial insights into computational optimal formulations and an advanced case-study approach to the topic, Computational Optimal Control: Tools and Practice provides an essential handbook for practising engineers and academics interested in practical optimal solutions in engineering. Focuses on an advanced, real-world aeronautical case study examining optimisation of the bunt manoeuvre Covers DIRCOL, NUDOCCCS, PROMIS and SOCS (under the GESOP environment), and BNDSCO Explains how to configure and optimize software to solve complex real-world computational optimal control problems Presents a tutorial three-stage hybrid approach to solving optimal control problem formulations
The goal of this study was to define the differences between desktop computer users and laptop computer users. Also define the affection of working with computer on different body regions. Neck, shoulder, upper back, lower back and hands recognized as a region with maximum risk for suffering to muscles disorders and elbows, hips\thighs\buttocks, knees and ankles\feet have been reported as a region with minimum pain. Electromyography tests have been done on 5 respondents. The experiments have been done on 6 different body regions for each of the respondents when they are working with a desk type computer and a laptop computer. Also we studied the interaction between type of computer and body regions. The ANOVA result showed that each of them did not have any affection on respondents but the interaction between them has a significant difference
The research was a qualitative case study which investigated the experiences and perceptions of disabled students with regard to service provision and support in a higher educational institute through the narrative approach. The study followed on a quantitative study done by UNESCO (1997) whose report acknowledged the lack of a ‘voice’ of disabled students. This work therefore, attempted to provide the missing ‘voice’ and offer new insights into experiences of disabled students in higher education. This book therefore, may be useful to students of social studies, disability studies and postgraduate students with interest in case study research; policymakers, educators, planners with a passion for how disabled students learn in higher education. It is hoped that the study offers new knowledge that can inform both policy and practice in higher education. However, findings from a case study, such as this one, may not be generalizable to a wider population, but may likely be used as 'fuzzy generalizations’, which can only be applied on the basis of 'best fit' to address and solve problems in other higher educational institutes
This study explored the lack of consistency among academic safety programs, which has prevented aviation professionals from having a dependable pool of reliably trained and prepared safety professionals to select from. Given the challenges in preparing graduates as career ready, along with the dynamic nature of the aviation and aerospace industry, this case study was designed to examine postsecondary academic program graduates readiness in meeting the needs and requirements of safety program management within the aviation and aerospace industry.
The economical structure has faced a great change during the last decades; the service industry has grown into a dominant force in the developed countries. Therefore, the concept of services marketing is relatively new. Although more and more service companies are realizing the importance of marketing and branding, there are still technical service companies that has not adapted the concept. The consultancy firm SWECO, which will serve as a case study, is one of them.
The research work is the case study on Pune Municipal Corporation on the usage of Knowledge Management for e- Governance practiced. The study consisted of the input variables of Knowledge Management used by the Pune Municipal Corporation employees for the smooth functioning of the e- governance activities. A conceptual model was designed and it is further recommended for testing through Structure equation modelling.This book is beneficial for the researchers testing the KM for e- governance activities at bottom of the pyramid.
Why do people volunteer? Is it for money? Is it for altruistic motives? Or, is there another unexplored motive? In her case study on a not-for-profit organization, Nirupama Akella investigates the reasons behind people's actions of voluntarism, and what she finds may surprise you! This case study, originally conducted for a master's thesis, has been developed into a book. The book, written in simple language, reveals astonishing results-- a dimension of volunteer motivations which has never come to light.