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In the updated second edition of Don Chance’s well-received Essays in Derivatives, the author once again keeps derivatives simple enough for the beginner, but offers enough in-depth information to satisfy even the most experienced investor. This book provides up-to-date and detailed coverage of various financial products related to derivatives and contains completely new chapters covering subjects that include why derivatives are used, forward and futures pricing, operational risk, and best practices.
Utilizing the current literature base on rural community colleges, transfer student adjustment, academic advising and articulation issues, the purpose of this research study was to ascertain the adjustment issues and experiences of rural community college students who have the intent to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree granting institution. The perceptions these rural community college students have regarding the transfer process are the focus of the study. Basic descriptive statistics were used to answer the central research question and eight sub-research questions. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations for policy, practice, and future study are presented.
Increasing globalization of business and competition, as well as enormous technological developments, resulted in firms experiencing unprecedented business challenges. Not only did the accounting community undergo structural and professional changes to face the new challenges, but also the kind of technical issues accountants have to handle are becoming increasingly “international” . This two-essay manuscript discusses two of the most salient accounting issues. The first revolves around the increasing diversity of accounting standards worldwide and the undergoing efforts at harmonizing these efforts. The second essay discusses one mechanism through which income of a foreign subsidiary is manipulated by the headquarters of a multinational corporation, termed “transfer pricing”. A parent company with subsidiaries exchanging resources is bound to deal with the complex transfer pricing issues. Some of the issues related to transfer pricing include: managerial performance evaluation, home and host country taxation, resource allocation, local partners relations, production and marketing decisions, and competition in foreign markets.
This work is focused on the entrepreneurial processes of technology transfer and patenting exploitation. Being structured in 5 chapters, each of them was dedicated to one basic pattern of this type of entrepreneurial processes. It started with an introducing chapter on the umbrella topic of technology transfer and innovation and went along several related problematic, like the determinants of academic patent’s value, the drivers of firms’ innovative behavior to assess their patent intensiveness based on coopetition relationships, the effect of R&D strategic factors based on patent transactions on the firm’s growth and the determinant factors of firm exit.
Economists and policy makers around the world believe that education promotes economic growth and reduces the poverty. Investment in education helps to increase individual productivity that provide better earnings, and reduces the inequality in the society. Many governments in developing countries realized the importance of education and implemented new policy initiatives to improve education. Many developing countries introduced free education policies, school expansion programs, and conditional cash transfer programs to increase the quantity of education. Although these new policies help to achieve significant progress in education, many children in developing countries are still not enrolling in schools or receiving a low-quality education. Furthermore, gender disparity in education is another concern in many developing countries. This study assess both quantity and quality aspect of education policy in developing countries using two case studies in Uganda and Sri Lanka.
This is the book that defined the intro chemistry market 35 years ago! And it¡?s been a market leader ever since! Hein/Arena is known for its accuracy, clear no-nonsense approach, and direct writing style. Strong problem solving and carefully constructed problem sets make this book a stand-out among its many imitators. New to This Edition: "h 10-12 new problems at the end of each chapter "h new set of challenge problems throughout "h Updated Chapter 13 (Water and Properties of Liquids) ¡P Updated Chapter 16 (Chemical Equilibrium) "h New Chemistry in Actions essays added to reflect current concerns
Persistence to the baccalaureate degree is typically thought of in terms of "traditional" students--those who matriculate right out of high school and begin in a four-year institution. However, students who are older, begin in a two-year institution, transfer to a four-year institution, have any number of risk factors, or live in a rural location are becoming increasingly prevalent on American college campuses. This book, therefore, sheds light on this growing demographic and provides suggestions as to how policymakers and campus leaders can assist these students to ensure their successful vertical transfer and baccalaureate attainment.
This book reports the findings of a research conducted in 2007 in a leading college in Nairobi, Kenya. It demonstrates the relevance of the uses and gratifications theory in the study of new media such as the Internet. The study established that there was a positive relationship between exposure to Internet and uses and gratifications sought by college students.The students use and get motivated to use the Internet for many purposes, least of which is for accessing e-learning resources provided in libraries. The results indicated that the most frequently used Internet services were: e-mail, World Wide Web, Instant Messaging and File Transfer Protocol. Very few students indicated using the e-learning resources provided. The students used and were motivated to use the Internet more for communication, information seeking, developing and maintaining online and social interactions than for entertainment, coping with peer pressure, escape from problems, improving personal status and aesthetic experiences. Internet interactivity was also a factor motivating the students to use the Internet. The uses and gratifications sought by students were influenced by various demographics.
Nearly half of the nation's college students attend community colleges. With increasing emphasis on graduation and transfer rates in higher education, the importance of micro-level interactions that shape student aspiration has been neglected. This study examines the potential of faculty at the community college to positively influence, or “heat up,” student aspirations. This study attempts to bridge the “cooling out” and “heating up” literature in the context of the modern community college by recognizing the role of the individual academic program and faculty. This book applies organizational theory and systems perspective to examine the potential at the community college to "heat up" student aspiration at the institutional, program, and faculty levels. This analysis would be useful to faculty and administrators at community colleges, as well as policy makers or researchers in the field of higher education.
Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing gives you the skills and strategies you need to write well-structured essays, reports and case studies and achieve academic success at university. Learn how to - interpret the question; - structure your work; - paraphrase, quote and reference your sources; - avoid plagiarism • understand your reader; Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing will help you to make the most of your time at university. - A step-by-step guide to the writing process including a complete 2500-word model essay; - Information on academic expectations - understand the requirements of studying at university; - Helpful tips and summaries; - Answer key and glossary. Writing is part of a new six-book series to help international students achieve academic success at college or university. It is designed to support students who are studying, or preparing to study, at an English-speaking institution. Suitable for students whose level of English is Upper Intermediate / CEF level B2 / IELTS 5.5 and higher.
Law and Outsiders is a collection of thirteen essays from leading young scholars covering five important areas of legal scholarship: adjudication, European law and politics, migration, vulnerable minorities and legal values. The recurring theme in the volume is the way in which rules and processes are contributing to the creation of 21st Century 'Others' in areas such as domestic constitutional systems, international security and migration, and global human rights discourses. The essays are drawn from the second International Graduate Legal Research Conference, held at King's College London in June 2008.