Multinational organizations need to develop internationally sophisticated and skilled managers in order to compete with the competitive global environment. Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to find employees who are willing to accept international assignments, one of the most powerful means to shape effective global leaders. Furthermore, organizations do not have an adequate understanding of what factors influence employees'' willingness to accept an international assignment. This study analyzes the impact of multiple factors which may influence an individual''s willingness to accept an international assignment. Prior research that investigated individuals'' willingness to accept an international assignment mainly focused on one particular aspect. Findings of this research include: students are generally more willing to accept a short-term than a long-term international assignment; male and female students are equally willing to accept international assignments; students are equally willing to accept international assignments within or outside of Europe; from seventeen European countries, students are most willing to work in the UK, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden.
This project is aimed at downloading and uploading online assignments for students; with each assignment having information about the instructions, description, deadline, and submission details. The main goal of this thesis is to design and implement online assignment submission and provide an interface use for uploading test program (Nant script file) by instructors, who would be able to evaluate assignments automatically. The system provides an interface for testing assignments such that they can be plugged in by the teachers. This testing could invoke a compiler and make a test-run of the compiled code and check the result or test for plagiarism, existence of certain documents or simply check the file type (extension). The most obvious advantage offered by online assignment submission is that it offers faster transmission of assignments than using traditional way by using online system. The interface use to invoke different testing program by teachers, So Save the time and cost for teachers by enabling them to put up a fast response for students as well as increasing the quality of the feedback provided to students.
The thesis focuses on student written plagiarism as a research problem. From prior research on plagiarism and scientific knowledge three hypotheses are developed: intentional plagiarism as an easy way to perform an assignment, unintentional plagiarism caused by misleading flow of digital texts, unawareness of instructions, and lack of feedback, and different identity of students, as opposed to scholars.
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.
A shortened assignment, as an accommodation, can help learning disabled students learn and demonstrate their knowledge. The purpose of this qualitative case study using grounded theory analysis was to explore the administration and implementation of shortened assignments for four learning disabled students and to describe the perceptions of co-teachers and parents of how shortened assignments benefit or hinder learning for these students within a co-teaching context at an urban middle school. Shortened assignments, when applied consistently and appropriately by general and special education teachers, can help learning disabled students in a variety of ways.
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.
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.
A fast-paced mystery for beginning German students featuring private detective Helmut Muller. An assignment brings Muller to Munich, where a chance meeting with his former girlfriend Maria involves him in dangerous dealings. Who knew she had become a diamond thief of quite some repute. Level one difficulty.
A wireless mesh networks (WMNs) has emerged recently, WMN consist of two types of nodes mesh routers and mesh clients.WMN is dynamically self-organized and self-configured, with the nodes in the network automatically establishing and maintaining mesh connectivity among themselves. Channel assignment is a critical issue in WMN which is the mapping between the available channels and the radios at each node such that the network performance is optimized, and hence the focus of this work along with static channel assignment, multi-radio, multi-channel. Multi-radio MAC can potentially achieve higher network capacity than single-radio MAC. We design and implement a new agent (DSBCA) distributed channel assignment spanner base, the routing protocol Optimize the network performance considering the throughput, end-to-end delay, connectivity and the interference of our channel assignment algorithm. Base on the network simulations NS2.34 on Linux Fedora and our proposed channel assignment algorithm improved the throughput, minimal-connectivity preserving channel assignment algorithm.
New Directions, Second Edition is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced ESL learners. The Student's Book prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on reading gives New Directions its distinctive character. Each of the five topic-based chapters contains three core readings and five additional readings. The readings come from a variety of genres and are accompanied by exercise material. The second edition represents a major revision. It contains two entirely new chapters and many new readings and activities in the other three. Another significant new feature is a section at the end of the first chapter that takes students through the writing process. Students work through it for their first writing assignment and return to this thorough treatment of the writing process for each subsequent major writing assignment.
Stress assignment in English is among the difficulties that Arab learners of English as a second language face in their learning of English, and it is responsible for hindering their L2 acquisition. The present study investigates the problems adult native speakers of Egyptian Arabic face in learning two-to-five syllable words, regarding English stress assignment, with special focus on compound words in English. The study identifies a continuum or a hierarchy of the difficulties that adult EA learners face in deciding the place of stress, with the aim of suggesting some corrective steps for avoiding these difficulties in the future. The study uses metrical phonology, specifically Dresher and Kaye’s model (1990), as a theoretical framework. It is based on four tests. The students are divided into three groups to allow the researcher to see the differences between students with different degrees of instruction on English stress placement rules. The findings indicate that word-length is associated with low performance. In compound words, the phonological structures of stressed syllables which are different from that of EA lead to incorrect stress placement on the part of the students.
The efficient management of Change Requests (CRs) is fundamental for successful software maintenance; however the assignment of CRs to developers is an expensive aspect in this regard, due to the time and expertise demanded. To overcome this, researchers have proposed automated approaches for CR assignment. Although these proposals present advances to this topic, they do not consider many factors inherent to the assignments, such as: developers’ workload, CRs severity, interpersonal relationships, and developers know-how. Actually, as we demonstrate in this work, CR assignment is a complex activity and automated approaches cannot rely on simplistic solutions. Ideally, it is necessary to consider and reason over contextual information in order to provide an effective automation. Beyond investigating all these aspects through an extensive systematic literature review, this work also proposes a context-aware architecture solution to semi-automated assignment of CRs.
The Evil Within: The Assignment – это первое из двух дополнение к The Evil Within, главной героиней которого является Джулия Кидман, напарница детектива Себастьяна Кастелланоса. В этом дополнении игроки получат часть ответов на те вопросы, которые у них остались после финала оригинальной игры.
In cellular mobile communication, since there will be conversation in progress in case of handover calls, GOS for them should be less than that for newly originating calls. Basically, there are three channel assignment schemes, fixed, dynamic & hybrid channel assignment schemes for handling newly originating and handover calls. In this study, capacity design for cellular mobile network in area inside ring road in Kathmandu valley has been done according to the findings of data collection and analysis of mobile communication service being provided by Nepal Telecom. Capacity planning has been done with GOS equal to 2% for newly originating calls and 1% for handover calls. In addition to capacity planning, efficient channel assignment scheme in terms of blocking and throughput has been evaluated with optimal utilization of the designed capacity for getting minimum blocking for both types of calls maintaining the blocking for handover calls always less than that for newly originating calls. The simulated values of GOS & throughput for all channel assignment schemes at different penetration have been compared and hybrid channel assignment scheme has been found to be most efficient.
This book, originally submitted as a Master's thesis, outlines the author's approach to handling a specialised translation assignment and provides useful insights to translation students and practitioners alike. Based on the author's own translation of an original peer-reviewed psychological research article from Spanish into English, it discusses relevant practical, technical, and linguistic issues frequently encountered by specialised professional translators in their everyday work, and illustrates how theoretical approaches to translation - most notably Skopos theory and other functionalist-pragmatic approaches - can help translators make appropriate and well-founded translation decisions.
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.
This manual is designed and developed mainly to aid extension officers, carryout extension services efficiently and periodically in their areas of assignment. One of the major challenges being faced by vegetable growers in rural South Sudan is the lack of knowledge about, the fundamentals of vegetable production,seedling and nursery management, and appropriate field layout and management. In addition,this manual will also be a useful field guide to farmers and under graduate students of extension, horticulture and to some extend agronomy.
Nursing students are frequently given an assignment to use reflective journaling to record their thoughts about critical events, particularly in the clinical setting. There is a large amount of research available related to the use of reflective journaling and the outcome this pedagogical strategy has on student learning. However, research related to the process a nurse educator follows when reflective journaling is used as an assignment is limited and not well defined. This book delineates the process a nurse educator follows when using reflective journaling with baccalaureate nursing students. Nurse educators described the process of using reflective journaling in phases. The phases of the process and the factors which influence the process are analyzed using a qualitative methodology. The analysis includes examples and illuminates the use of reflective journaling and should assist nurse educators and educators in general who may be interested in utilizing this pedagogical strategy with their student populations.
NorthStar, now in its third edition, motivates students to achieve their academic as well as personal goals. NorthStar continues to provide an integrated approach in five levels, with two complementary strands: Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking. What is special about the third edition? NEW THEMES and UPDATED CONTENT - presented in a variety of genres, including literature and lectures, and in authentic reading and listening selections - challenge and engage students intellectually. ENHANCED FOCUS ON ACADEMIC SKILLS, such as organizing, inferencing, synthesizing, and note taking, and more purposeful integration of critical thinking activities, prepare students for success in the classroom In the Listening and Speaking strand, a structured approach leads students to organize and produce an integrated oral presentation, debate, interview, or role play. In the Reading and Writing strand, a new, fully integrated writing section leads students step-by-step through a meaningful academic writing assignment. In the Teacher's Manual, all new Unit Achievement Tests are designed to confirm progress and improve scores on standardized tests. A NEW DESIGN with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content and activities come alive.
The highly competitive environment in today's wireless and cellular network industries is making the management of systems seek for better and more advance techniques to keep masses of data, complexity of systems and deadline constrains under control with a lower cost and higher efficiency. Therefore, the management is getting significant attentions by researchers in order to increase the efficiency of the resource usage to provide high quality services. Two of the cornerstones of the management system in wireless and cellular network are carrier assignment and packet scheduling. Therefore, this work focuses on analysis and development of carrier assignment and packet scheduling methods in multi-band Wi-Fi and LTE-A networks.
NorthStar, now in its third edition, motivates students to achieve their academic as well as personal goals. NorthStar continues to provide an integrated approach in five levels, with two complementary strands: Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking. NEW THEMES and UPDATED CONTENT - presented in a variety of genres, including literature and lectures, and in authentic reading and listening selections - challenge and engage students intellectually. ENHANCED fOCUS ON ACADEMIC SKILLS, such as organizing, inhrendng, synthesizing, and note taking, and more purposeful integration of critical thinking activities, prepare students for success in the classroom. In the Listening and Speaking strand, a structured approach leads students to organize and produce an integrated oral presentation, debate, interview, or role play. In the Reading and Writing strand, a new, fully integrated writing section leads students step-by-step through a meaningful academic writing assignment. In the Teacher's Manual, all new Unit Achievement Tests are designed to confirm progress and improve scores on standardized tests. A NEW DESIGN with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content and activities come alive.
NorthStar, now in its third edition, motivates students to achieve their academic as well as personal goals. NorthStar continues to provide an integrated approach in five levels, with two complementary strands: Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking. NEW THEMES and UPDATED CONTENT - presented in a variety of genres, including literature and lectures, and in authentic reading and listening selections - challenge and engage students intellectually. ENHANCED FOCUS ON ACADEMIC SKILLS, such as organizing, inferencing, synthesizing, and note taking, and more purposeful integration of critical thinking activities, prepare students for success in the classroom. In the Reading and Writing strand, a new, fully integrated writing section leads students step-by-step through a meaningful academic writing assignment. In the Listening and Speaking strand, a structured approach leads students to organize and produce an integrated oral presentation, debate, interview, or role play. In the Teacher's Manual, all new Unit Achievement Tests are designed to confirm progress and improve scores on standardized tests. A NEW DESIGN with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content and activities come alive.
The researcher has passed a decade long experience as a mathematics teacher at secondary level in Nepal. Triggered by the recurrent failure of students in Mathematics achievement in the upper school level, this research was carried out to find the role of parents' involvement in their children's performance. In the context of developing countries' education system, this book helps to assess the mathematics achievement of high school level students under selected involvements of guardians such as monitoring television viewing, interaction with the teachers, creating learning environment at home and monitoring in home assignment. This book will be useful to promote the awareness in the parents involvement in order to enhance their children’s mathematics performance and it also helps the researchers, teachers, academic institutes and policy makers to acknowledge the significance of the parents' contribution in their children’s mathematics achievement.
This version of the bestselling university handbook prepares students to write well across a wide variety of courses. With practical advice and plenty of student models, the final section of the book is split into nine subject areas to give students more targeted guidance on writing essays in the following areas— biology, business, criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology. Each subject section features information on audience expectations in that area of study, possible types of questions; kinds of evidence used; appropriate language conventions; and appropriate citation styles. Each section features a model student paper (two in business) written in response to a typical assignment that would be set for each subject.
Revision with unchanged content. This study investigated the influence of computer-generated reminders on the rate in which distance learners submitted assignments and completed courses. The computer-generated reminders, sent via email, served as a time management support strategy. Participants were randomly divided into two groups: control and treatment. Both groups received a list of target due dates for course assignments. The control group did not receive reminders. The treatment group received reminders when they failed to submit an assignment by a target due date. The results indicated no significant difference between the control and treatment groups in terms of assignment submission rates and course completion rates. However, results of this study did reveal that the number of assignments in a distance course influences the timeliness of assignment completion and the likelihood of course completion.
This study is situated within the field of instructional design and sought to identify competencies specific to online designers-by-assignment in high school learning environments. Since existing instructional design standards currently available to guide designers-by-assignment differ from one another, a lack of clarity remains about which specific standards actually benefit this emerging professional group in the process of developing and revising courses they eventually teach. The purpose of this qualitative Delphi study was to identify, through expert agreement, instructional design competencies that can benefit high school online designers-by-assignment and the instructional design profession. This study employed the qualitative Delphi design to achieve consensus among experts in five fields (high school online practitioners, instructional design academics, university pre-service instructors, online high school administrators and high school online instructional designers).
This book explains the port operations and proposes approaches that aim to improve the most important successive steps in container terminal management activities. A multi-period assignment problem that seeks to allocate vessels to berthing spaces and quay cranes is proposed to handle the quayside operations. Subsequently, on the yard side, a discrete-event simulation model for the real life detailed processes performed during the handling of import containers is developed. In particular, the model focuses on the storage assignment problem at the operational level in a container terminal with a multiple-berth structure. An approach by means of a hierarchical structure is adapted to partition the assignment problem into two sub-problems and solve each of them using separate decision rules. Suggested storage policies are evaluated in view of the overall performance of the container terminal.