Online customers' purchase decision is different from offline customers' purchase decision because of the inherent risks and uncertainty involved in the purchase decision process. This book examines the purchase decision of online customers from perceived value perspective. Perceived value has been studied as an important predictor of customer purchase decisions offline but hasn't been given due attention in examining online purchase decisions. In this book an attempt has been made to examine both potential and repeat customers purchase decision', compare the strategies of potential and repeat customers as well as examine how the purchase decision making of repeat customers' change as a customer purchases with the online store. This book is intended for both academics delving into the area of online consumer behavior as well as for practitioners who wish to develop strategies for targeting potential customers and retaining repeat customers.
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore U.S. federal government employee’s perceptions pertaining to government purchase card misuse and fraud. This case study attempted to provoke an awareness of the impact of government purchase card fraud on American taxpayer dollars and U.S. federal government agencies budget as well as to explore the preventive control of government purchase card misuse.
Writing a dissertation/thesis is a complicated process. This book serves to help novice researchers to complete this task, ranging from the title, introduction, literature review, methodology, result and discussion, to summary and recommendations. The format, language, tone, and style will be discussed. Examples are given so that the researchers can follow suit. A practical and systematic guide to completing a dissertation/ thesis.
During the years of professional growth, Ruslan Pisarenko has been developing applications in Java, C, C++ and C# programming languages. The thesis work, was a defining step in Ruslan''s career, it was a proof of his competency, as well as a first experience in writing scientific papers. Being a thesis work for Information Technology degree, the thesis goes very deep into explanation of major Java Enterprise Edition methods and technologies, and describes a process of creation of ERP analytical Reporting module. From the very beginning, Ruslan decided to create a work that would match final thesis requirements of leading Computer Science faculties. After nearly a year of work, the thesis was very well received by the Professors and other students, as well as employer, who ordered the work. Thesis describes an original method and logic for migration from JXLS to JasperReports framework. This method can be useful for everyone, who is facing a need to perform such migration, while preserving the ability to create dynamic reports with variable amount of tables.
Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.
Henry E. Allison presents an analytical and historical account of Kant`s transcendental deduction of the pure concepts of the understanding in the Critique of Pure Reason. He traces the line of thought that led Kant to a recognition of the need for transcendental deduction, and defends Kant`s 'non-contingency thesis' and 'non-separability thesis'.
This step by step guide looks at how to organise the content and structure of a thesis. Each chapter considers a different section and discusses the relevant function, content and linguistic characteristics. Providing worked analysis of an example text, it includes exercises to help students practically apply the information.
The increasing concerns about the environment brought the idea to propose and carry out an energy efficiency analysis of alternatively driven vehicles in this thesis. The very beginning of the thesis explains, why automotive industry has been searching for new alternatives to internal combustion engine based propulsion systems. The reasons for that are mostly environmentally based. The first goal of the thesis is to introduce, describe and analyse alternative fuels and alternative propulsion systems. Based on this research the main task of the thesis can be conducted. Designing a model calculating energy consumption of selected alternative propulsion systems and further comparison of them is the cardinal point of the thesis. For the purposes of the modeling, alternative propulsion systems used in hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicle and battery electric vehicles are chosen. The modeling is carried out with the help of Matlab/Simulink software. In order to achieve comparable results, it is necessary to conduct the modeling and the calculation under standardized conditions. Therefore, real input data representing New European Driving Cycle together with actual parameters of the vehicle and proposed scenarios are comprehended in calculating models to reach valid findings.
This thesis reports on a numerical study of a round, isothermal turbulent jet of incompressible fluid, impinging normally on a flat wall at a different temperature. The main body of the thesis deals with LES studies using the dynamic subgrid-scale model, of flow and heat transfer in a round impinging jet at Re=20000 and orifice-to-plate distance h/D=2. The LES were performed using the in-house unstructured finite-volume computational code T-FlowS.The second focus of the thesis was the study of the feasibility of combining the LES and RANS approaches into a hybrid method. The goal was to provide the time resolved threedimensional solutions of the velocity and temperature field (though associated with the larger turbulence scales only) while using the mesh size typical of that used in off-wall LES or in the RANS computation.
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate some aspects of fuzzification of semigroups, partially ordered semigroups and gamma semigroups. In this thesis the concepts of fuzzy subsemigroups, fuzzy bi-ideals, fuzzy (1,2)-ideals, fuzzy quasi ideals, fuzzy ideals, fuzzy interior ideals, fuzzy prime and fuzzy semiprime ideals, cartesian product of fuzzy ideals, fuzzy prime ideals and fuzzy semiprime ideals, fuzzy ideal extensions in a gamma semigrouop have been introduced. These concepts are also studied via operator semigroups of a gamma semigroup. In this thesis some results of gamma semigroups have been rediscovered in terms of fuzzy subsets. Here some important characterization theorems in terms of fuzzy subsets have been obtained. It is important to note here that in the study of gamma semigroups in terms of fuzzy subsets operator semigroups play a crucial role.
Consumption behaviours are often linked to a desire to gain acceptance from others and more precisely, to gain social prestige. This phenomenon has been acknowledged in regards to the purchase of certain luxury brands (Memushi, 2013) such as Louis Vuitton or Chanel which charge thousands of pounds for a bag. However, in the modern world, innovations tend to be dictated by information and communication technologies and because of their highly functional aspects, it is unclear whether or not their purchase can be linked to status consumption. Therefore, this research will analyse the link between innovation and status consumption by looking into a predominant consumer electronics brand: Apple. The purpose of this research is thus to examine consumers’ motivational factor when deciding to purchase their products over alternatives, whilst also providing insights into marketing techniques which can help the diffusion of innovative products on the market.
The aim of this thesis is to speculate on the value of wilderness in contemporary times, particularly in a Canadian context. The ambition is to gain insight into the forces at work in contemporary culture. The thesis also aspires to offer a fertile, even if ambiguous, vision of wilderness that could suggest how to better respond, as architects, to the impulses that feed the longing for this landscape.