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.
Open innovation practices for managing aesthetics with color and design choice for designed technical products are being conducted by firms but research for explaining open innovation practices is still required. Case study combined with survey method is employed as a combination of quantitative and qualitative research for conducting productive research. 4P model of innovation, open innovation model, product design process, digital prototyping and virtual customer environment are integrated for interpretation and explanation of the case study as open innovation practice for designed technical products.
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.
In the field of second language acquisition, little attention has been given to technical vocabulary in the area of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) until recently. As a result we still know little about the characteristics of such vocabulary and how best to acquire it. This book addresses some of those issues through a corpus study of a semester’s reading material for a graduate-level theology course at a theological seminary in the United States, and a case study with graduate, first and second language (L1 and L2) students studying theology. The corpus study examines the amount and frequency of technical vocabulary in theology textbooks in order to examine the extent to which these texts provide the lexical input necessary to aid in incidental learning of technical vocabulary in the mainstream classroom over the course of a semester by L2 students. The small case study compares how well L1 and L2 students were able to acquire technical vocabulary after reading assigned texts and listening to a lecture for one class. The results and implications should be of particular interest to vocabulary acquisition researchers and teachers of EAP.
This book examines gender aspects at the information and communication technology sectors in Egypt, taking a case study approach that focuses on female employees' involvement in training and developing activities for skill and capacity building. Training activities reveal the gap between the ICT employees as female employees in the case study hold administrative positions, while their male colleagues were allowed more technical and expensive training opportunities. The study ultimately reveals the heavy daily work demands on female employees which hinder their career growth potentials.
The aim of this study is to investigate the power of technical analysis for forecasting the market trend and future price in FOREX market. In order to achieve this result, the study analyzes the four most trading currency pairs in FOREX market during November of 2013 and utilizes various tools and indicators which are presented by brokerage companies in Meta Trader 4. The study affirms the power of technical analysis in FOREX market. The result shows that 58.33% of entire positions are terminated with profit; 32% in hourly, 15% and 11% in daily and midday respectively. The study has also confirmed that GBP/USD is the most reliable currency pair among the others in the period study was carried out.
Measurement of technical progress dates back to Solow (1957) who expressed technical change as residual, obtained by subtracting weighed input growth from output growth. There were studies of measuring technical change based on factor minimal cost function, assuming technical change is Hicks neutral, producer was at equilibrium. There existed studies which assumed technical change was non-neutral. The present study assumed technical change is Hicks neutral. To measure technical change input-output quantities alone can be used; or input-output quantities and their prices can be utilized; or accounting approach can be used to decompose output growth into their sources; further, production approach can be used; cost function approach can also be used.The various models have been specified in the form of Linear Programming Problems to measure technical changes based on Returns to scale and Input technical efficiencies.
This study examines Dragos Tanasescu’s fingering system and technical exercises presented in Treatise of Pianistic Technique. The Treatise contains four books, each one dedicated to a segment of technical problems. Tanasescu’s main contribution to the piano technique is the application of math permutation formulas to create all possible arrangements of fingering patterns. His treatise continues previous technical approaches of A. Kullak, F. Liszt, J. Pischna, A. Cortot, E. Dohnanyi. Earlier methods organize the technical material by one principle: fingerings. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the characteristics of Tanasescu’s fingering system presented in Treatise of Pianistic Technique, and provide insights from a historical and technical perspective.
During recent years, technical translation has achieved stall sake of using advanced technologies. Technical translation is a kind of translation in which the reliability is very significant. This reliability depends on different factors that field knowledge is of the most important ones. In this book, as a case study in Aerospace Engineering, the researcher tries to analyze the relationship between field knowledge and translation reliability by means of a translation test.
Traditionally, technical drawing teachers are supposed to use drawing board, instruments and drawing sheet to prepare marking schemes to help them score students work appropriately but due to time constraints this duty has become a challenge to them to perform in schools these days. The study was about the accuracy of AutoCAD generated marking schemes over the traditional way of using annotated sketches to help assess students’ technical drawing scripts and the perceptions technical drawing teachers have in the use of AutoCAD application programs in their test administration in schools. The target population for this study was all the 57 technical drawing teachers in the Cape Coast Metropolis according to the Metropolitan Education Office. Out of this number 50 of the teachers agreed to participate in this study. All the participants were second cycle teachers in the Cape Coast Metropolis in Central Region of Ghana. In the study, self-completion questionnaire and a study of students’ marked examination scripts were methods used in data collection. The study used quantitative research methods with aspects in experimental and descriptive survey.
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 STUDY OF THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY TECHNICAL SCHOOL TEACHES IN SENEGAL This study was aimed to find the difficulties faced by technical school teachers in Senegal. The total number of population was all the teachers of technical education in the districts of Dakar and Ziguinchor. As the number of teachers is large and it was difficult to have the complete list, some teachers in the population were taken as sample by stratified sampling method. The results show that the teachers have some financial and administrative difficulties; they have some difficulties related to students’ behaviours and some classroom instruction related difficulties. Beside these difficulties, teachers have some in the management of their classroom and some support from their school administrators.
The study uses data collected in 2009/2010 irrigated crop production year from a total of 130 farm households selected from three PAs of Fogera woreda of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. The purpose of the study is to estimate Technical and Allocative Efficiency and to identify principal factors that cause efficiency differentials. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to estimate technical and allocative efficiency of smallholder farmers in irrigated vegetables production. The DEA model shows that the mean technical, allocative and economic efficiency of farmers in the production of vegetables are 0.83, 0.51 and 0.42 respectively. The study suggests that attention must be given to access to credit, extension service, training of household head, and education which are found to be significant determinants of efficiency level. The result also indicates more fragmented land increases cost of production.
Online teaching (OT) is an emerging trend in Pakistan with approximately ten years background. During this brief time period online pedagogy has faced many challenges to establish itself as an equal counterpart of conventional classroom teaching. Whether it has achieved its desired outcomes or not is a debatable issue. This case study has been conducted to examine this very issue of the effectiveness of online teaching by narrowing it down to the subject of Business and Technical English (BTE) at the graduate and postgraduate levels at the one and only major online teaching institution of Pakistan i.e., Virtual University. The study explores how effective is the learning of Business and Technical communication Skills in English language that comes from online mode of instruction and to what extent it leads to proficiency in documentation for professional purposes. The study makes use of the Connectivist theory by Siemens (2004) to reach its desired findings. However, to improve certain limitations, the research also suggests some recommendations. The study further leads to the development and implementation of remedial strategies towards effective communication and writing skills.
Hospital Information System (HIS) is considered as an important factor in health care sector for managing the administrative, financial and clinical aspects of a hospital. A large number of hospitals from both developing and developed countries have started to adopt HIS to bring efficiency in their system. This study is conducted to contribute to the literature regarding HIS implementation in developing countries as there is scarce literature. In this study, socio technical model is used to understand the current working Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Qualitative case study is conducted and data is collected with the help of interviews done online via Skype and some secondary data resources to highlight the problems and solutions before HIS implementation. The data collection, generation of results and analysis is done on the basis of structure, people, technology, and process perspective originating from the socio technical model. Findings of this study are presented in the form of recommendations which need to be considered for making a HIS implementation plan.
Technical change and its measurement is a fascinating subject. The various procedures to measure technical change fall into two categories (i).The parametric approach and (ii). The non-parametric approach. In theformer case, a parametric production function is postulated a priori, using it as basic tool, technical change is estimated. The present book aims at presenting a method to measure technicalprogress relaxing the assumptions of full profit efficiency and constant returns to scale. The method is essentially non-parametric, in which wesolve a number of linear programming problems, first to measure frontier technical change and hence, to estimate average technical change.The rate of shift of frontier production function is attributed to technical progress or innovation and rate of change in profit efficiency is assumed to be due to the CATCHING UP effort of the producer to reach the frontier.
Solid waste, which is a consequence of day-to-day activities of human kind, needs to be managed properly. The absence of effective MSWM system is responsible for disease out-breaks and social problems at large in the study area. This study intended to provide appropriate policy implementations to alleviate problems related to MSWM practices. As the Survey result of this study indicated that the current status of SWM in the study area is below the expectation of the public (below standard) and several HH characteristics, economic factors, socio-psychological factors, institutional factors and technical factors were responsible for such a weak SWM condition exists in the study area. This Book will serve as Resource Material for Lecturers, Researchers, Public Health Workers, Policy makers, and others who engaged on related environmental protection works.
In this Case study, I discussed the technical & economical benefits for ExxonMobil Hydraulic & Slide way Lubricants in Metalworking industry at a Customer's workshop which Consider one of the Strategic customers in this industry and make the Cost analysis for the operation of PeddingHaus Machine (DG 1100 MITER BAND SA ) within two cases of study: 1) Technical inspection & Cost Analysis of the Hydraulic unit (PARKER Hydraulic unit) before & after using Mobil DTE 10 Excel 46 as Hydraulic oil. 2) Monitoring the movement efficiency, accuracy & the quality of finish cut of the Band Saw Blade Parallel with Cost analysis for the operation before & after using Mobil Vactra No. 1
Forouzan's Business Data Communications is designed for use in a data communications course for business majors. To this end, the book blends an accessible technical presentation of important networking concepts with many business applications. Pedagogy is a key component of the Forouzan approach. Each chapters is mapped out with chapter objectives and an overview at the beginning. Throughout the chapters, Forouzan makes use of Business Emphasis boxes to pull out important business applications. Technical Emphasis Boxes are also used to provide optional, additional technical material. Each chapter ends with a running case study, as well as extensive problem sets. Business Data Communications is supported by a complete supplements package. This includes: PowerPoints, solutions, quizzes, animations of key concepts, and a testbank. All of the resources make it easy to get started teaching with the book, as well as provide additional resources for students.
In this book, one of recently developed risk analysis and management method, which is entitled modified advance programmatic risk analysis and management (MAPRAM), is illustrated. This method is capable to address project failure risks simultaneously including cost, time and quality risks over the whole life cycle of a project. The APRAM model is employed to optimize the allocation of budget reserves through trade-offs between technical and managerial failure risks based on the preferences of the decision maker(s). It allows for checking whether technical and managerial risks meet the thresholds of acceptability. A case study has been presented in order to demonstrate the method accordingly. Light steel frame (LSF) system and conventional construction system (CCS) as the two main possible alternatives for construction of an actual two-story building are compared considering all technical and managerial issues.
This work seeks to examine the management and implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses in the secondary school curriculum in Samoa. Adopting the phenomenological perspective, the study attempts to understand the management and implementation of TVET curriculum from the viewpoints of its relevant stakeholders that included the principals, teachers, students and the parents of the five case study schools and the senior officials of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC). The qualitative case study approach was employed to gather and analyze data and report the findings to its interested audiences. In particular, the data gathering strategies included in-depth interviews, participant observation and documentary analysis. These multiple approaches facilitated triangulation that strengthened the validity and reliability of the research findings. The theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the study were informed by the literature on change management, TVET and the fieldwork data.
This research work examined Gender and Technical Efficiency in Cassava Production in Oyo State, Southwestern, Nigeria. A total of 245 cassava farmers, which comprised of 121 female and 124 male farmers, were sampled using a multi-stage stratified random sampling technique from two local government areas in Oyo State, Nigeria . The analytical tools employed in this study include the Descriptive Statistics, Budgetary Techniques and Stochastic Frontier Model. The major findings and policy recommendations of this study are in the latter chapters of this book.
This book represents a study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of an English for Science and Technology (EST) program based on the Lexical Approach in learning and using lexical chunks and technical terms by students of the Technology Department in the Workers University, Egypt. This program was based mainly on the students' technical and linguistic needs. The study adopted the one-group experimental design.Consequently, a group of 37 first-year students were randomly selected, and they received training through the suggested program. The program consisted of six technical units and two revision units. It was also preceded by an orientation session aiming at helping the students get acquainted with the suggested program.By the end of the treatment, the study tests were administered to the experimental group. The post-administration revealed the effectiveness of the program in developing the experimental group students' skills in learning and using technical vocabulary.
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.
Historically, technical/technology education has always been perceived as "inferior education". It is time for this perception to change. With the high unemployment rate in the country, and the huge skills shortage, it is imperative for society to take a critical look at the role of technical /technology education in our current curriculum and that the present government looked more closely at the impact that the proper provision of technical/technology education would do to the country as a whole. This study focuses on the current status of technical/technology education provision in the country and the fostering of technical/technology education at the Upper Basic Schools in general. It examines the perceptions of principals, educators and learners towards the following The status of technical/technology education provision in The Gambia. Gender issues with regard to technical subjects. Curriculum appropriateness towards the employability and familiarity with the new FET curriculum Value of technical education for Gambian society Pedagogics related to the technical/technology education curriculum
Technical textile is a textile product manufactured for non-aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion.It is a large and growing sector and supports a vast array of other industries.This study was focused to enhance the application of the natural fibers in the field of technical textiles. Natural fibers are abundantly available on the Mother Earth. The fibers coir, jute, sisal and PET were used as raw materials for the study.These fibers were convereted into needle punched non-woven fabrics. The prepared fabrics were tested for the suitability in the selected fields of technical textiles such agro tech, build tech and geo tech .The results obtained from the prepared fabrics had given great recommendations for the future technical textile industry.
The role of the modern radiation therapist is directed and driven by the organizational system. Changes affecting their role are implemented as a response to changes in the industry. Operations of the modern cancer center, with new and changing treatment technologies bring questions regarding the learning process of radiation therapists at a time when optimal patient care requires informed radiation therapists with good independent judgment abilities. This study used a socio-technical frame providing structure to my research and data analysis according to the multi-layers of socio-technical systems. Three research questions focusing on the organization’s infrastructure, info-structure, and info-culture guided this study to answer the broad research question, how do radiation therapists learn new skills to develop a “knowledgeable practice” in a highly technical environment? Resting on modern socio-technical literature, behavioral patterns and perspectives of technical socialization, and a review of the literature across various industries, I conclude with the argument of the loss of foundational knowledge through a process of “knowledge appropriation.”