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.
In this industrialized world the economic growth, growing electrical applications, increase oil prices and subsequent worldwide energy crisis prompted many countries to develop renewable sources of energy. Under these circumstances power planners are giving special attention to accelerated development of hydropower as an important energy resource. The study concludes that the financial analysis of the entire project indicates that Equity Internal Rate of Return without CDM involvement is 13.00% which is very low (considering emissions reductions the inflation rate of 6% in case of India) and the other hand with CDM involvement the internal rate of return is become 21.15%. The CDM revenue by sale of will raise the Equity IRR to respectable levels helping in the repayment of loan as soon as possible. The average annual emissions reductions due to the project activity for seven years crediting period has been calculated ex-ante as 17, 802 tCO2e per annum and CER generated from the project activity in the monitoring period of 29.10.2008 to 31.12.2009 is calculated as 20463.056 tCO2e per annum.
Development of a successful port system, one of the most essential aspects of Viet Nam transport infrastructure, would bring many benefits in nation economy. Actually, many required factors as well as limitations impact on a port development, so finding optimum alternatives or strategies to develop a port system is very difficult and nearly impossible. In addition, each port system has its own characteristics, so there are no two port systems applying similar policies. Therefore, totally copying successful strategies to develop Viet Nam port system does not promise to bring successes, but they are still useful and much worth references. Correspondingly, this research would introduce a satisficing strategy in port development with a case study of Vietnamese port system.
The Valco S. Paolo site may be regarded as representative of the main Tiber valley in the urban area of Rome, which is located 2 km south of the city center. In recent years, as per level, temperature and electrical conductivity measurements conducted in gravel and sand aquifers have notable variations. For this purpose, heads observed from 15 piezometers and physical characteristic data of sand and gravel aquifers were monitored in 5 piezometers in the Tiber river by dataloggers during 4 months and integrated with available geological and hydrogeological information to develop a conceptual model of the system. These fundamental information are required to characterize the existing groundwater system in this area in order to establish a groundwater flow model. The validation of the conceptual model by a steady-state numerical groundwater flow model reveals that minimum change occur in the center. Trial and Error calibration method has been applied to this model. The calibrated model had been used to simulate a different set of field measurements and the verification showed a good degree of confidence.
This book is an auto-ethnographic case study of the role of indigenous literatures in the educational experience of Hispanic day laborers in Southern California. It addresses how indigenous literatures can be used as a pedagogic tool to motivate marginalized workers to increase their literacy while they develop a stronger sense of their social identity and human potential. The study illustrates qualitatively the correlation between the motivation to learn and the exploration and development of a robust social identity. Nahuatl and Quiche literatures are analyzed for their educational relevance and to promote narrative discourses among participating students. Theories of adult education and critical pedagogy are used to assess the educational value of indigenous literature within a context of decolonizing methodology. Recommendations are crafted to help educators and policy makers address the problem of the loss of indigenous knowledge and cultural identity among different sectors of the Mexican population living in the United States. This loss is critical to cultural identity and leaves a gap in the historical consciousness of immigrants and to a decline in self-esteem.
The aim of this project is to study transformational leadership models that may be put into practice by church leaders in strongly Islamized communities. It develops a unique perspective of New Testament studies that intertwines biblical study with practical implementation of truths learned in the classroom. Throughout this study, students in a theological seminary in Niamey (Niger) studied the Gospels in order to deepen their understanding of Christ’s life and ministry as a leader in His community, as well as the ministries of Peter and Paul in the Acts of the Apostles. Instead of going through each Gospel one by one, students were exposed to a global and more chronological perspective of the accounts of Christ’s life. In the process, they were led to discover lessons and models of leadership as well as the transformation these models brought about in people and communities. In order to reflect on and practice the lessons learned in the course, students took a new look at the city of Niamey and did an exegesis of it. This enabled them to develop their own community transformational projects which has provided these Christian leaders with a unique understanding of their contexts.
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.
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 book would be found suitable for the students, researchers and practioners in the area of science, technology and society issues. The book is of particular value to the content designers, educators, curriculum developers and science and technology policy makers as they set out to develop policy perspectives, design curricula, develop and dliver content in life sciences to the students at K-12 levels onward.
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.
Banks are witnessing fierce competition for resources and quality assets. The need of the hour, therefore, is to build up effective business management systems to meet these emerging challenges. One effective way of meeting these challenges is to offer innovative value-added services. The number of financial intermediaries are poised to increase, generating more competition for business. Some domestic players may opt for a strategic tie-up with banks abroad to have the benefit of global presence, better credit rating and risk management systems. But cutting edge in the service industry like banking industry will be capabilities and competencies to provide superior value to the customers. In this regard, effective marketing of services assumes importance. Today Indian Banking is in its most challenging phase. The increasingly fierce competition in the banking sector has made it imperative for us to develop various marketing strategies to gain competitive edge over others. The urgent need to put intensive marketing efforts is the only rule for survival in today’s market place. We have to pursue an aggressive and pro-active marketing approach for achievement of our goals.
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.
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.
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.
Rapid economic development gives enormous pressure on energy processing system which liberates few unacceptable byproducts that directly or indirectly involved to edifice unpleasant environment. Definitely, these byproducts depend on quality of crude oil and the opted processing system from which it get crosses but periodic monitoring of different environmental parameters of air, water and other contamination source like sulphur recovery should be acknowledged. It is observed that presently energy sector industries in India are following pinnacle growth without giving any satisfactory attention towards their impacts on environmental segment which becomes a subject of concern. Hence, there is urgent need to sketch a parallel path on which economic and environment can run parallel that may be achievable through opting updated technology, suitable processing system and through better management practices.
In the dental science, there was a growing concern regarding the irrational prescription pattern and use of drugs more than required. To examine the patterns of toothache and tooth extraction prescriptions was collected through prescription survey of various hospitals and clinics in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. 793 prescriptions were collected from 5 hospitals and 31 clinics of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The study confirms that quality of prescriptions, both in terms of layout and the content of the drugs prescribed, was inadequate in case of toothache and toothextaction. Also the study reflects the immediate urgency to develop a mechanism for dentists to ensure the subjects gets proper evidence based dentistry.
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.
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.
This study concentrates on Tesco and Sainsbury’s - two major retailers in the United Kingdom as cases. The contents are rigorously developed under the title ‘A Comparative Case Study Investigating the Adoption of CRM – The Case of Tesco and Sainsbury’s’. From cross comparison viewpoint, the set objectives are: first, to explore the key influential aspects of Customer Relationship Management (CRM); second, to identify the current trends of CRM adoption; third, to identify the CRM practices employed by Tesco and Sainsbury’s; and finally, to critically evaluate and compare the impact of the CRM policies adopted by the two retailers as cases, regarding the consumer making process. This empirical study used the mixed method that combined both qualitative and quantitative research approach. The results are unique and have indicated the importance of adopting effective CRM policies to ensure business growth and profitability.
Odisha in the process of development has been experiencing the grim truth of displacement due to increasing development projects in recent years. Given huge stock of natural resources and investor friendly policy of Odisha government, the state has become an attractive investment destination for MNCs, both foreign as well as domestic. An attempt has been made in this Book to provide an overview of displacement and resistance with particular focus on Odisha.
The concept of corporate citizenship is highly dynamic and still in the process of evolution, therefore, there is no single and universally accepted definition of corporate citizenship. The concepts of corporate citizenship and social responsibility are defined broadly and often used interchangeably. In the common parlance corporate citizenship is understood as ‘responsibility of business’ towards its stakeholders that extends beyond its legal and enforceable obligations.
Rodents are world wide spread animal group which is closer with human beings and play an important role in ecosystems function. Biologically as well as economically they are important animal group. As a pest and a vector it is important to aware their behavior and life style. During this study, their food habit, nich and their favorable environmental factors are studied. In the context of Sri Lanka, the Rodents population is very high and there are only very few researchers working on them. Finally, this study revealed that the specific behavioral characteristics of Myomorps (rats, mice and bandicoots) in law country forest in Sri Lanka.
This book examined diversity-related challenges domestic/indigenous minority and foreign students in Japanese junior high school face and explored how the school provided for these students. One major problem is the gap between the homogeneous discourse embedded in the curriculum and multicultural realities that schools are beginning to encounter with the increase in foreign residents. This study used a case study approach and consisted of document analyses, classroom observations, and interviews. Data were collected from mid-November, 2007, to early February, 2008. All data were analyzed inductively through the framework of the literature review and hegemony and social reproduction theories. My findings revealed that the homogeneous provisions are hegemonic to “others,” as a result of placing their culture at the periphery. By highlighting the distance between ethnic Japanese and “others,” the hegemony of ethnic Japanese is reproduced. Another way of alienation was the exclusion of foreign residents in Article 26 of the Constitution of Japan. However, the study also showed that social interaction can change ethnic Japanese students’ perception of“others”in a positive direction.