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A 'sweet spot' change strategy for a least developed country: leveraging e-Government in Bangladesh

Shirley Gregor, Ahmed Imran, Tim Turner
2014 European Journal of Information Systems  
The project aimed to reduce knowledge deficiencies among key decision makers through activities that included the delivery of a custom-made training program and a handbook targeted at senior government  ...  Critical reflection established a number of design principles for a 'sweet spot change strategy' for interventions of this type, with the most important principle being to first identify a 'sweet spot'  ...  Support was also obtained from the Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems at the Australian National University and many other willing contributors.  ... 
doi:10.1057/ejis.2013.14 fatcat:k77fppatz5htrmmsb43sofewdy

Ecoregional Research for Development [chapter]

J. Bouma, J.J. Stoorvogel, R. Quiroz, S. Staal, M. Herrero, W. Immerzeel, R.P. Roetter, H. van den Bosch, G. Sterk, R. Rabbinge, S. Chater
2007 Advances in Agronomy  
We are deeply grateful to all of our collaborators in the various countries.  ...  Acknowledgments References ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Directorate General of International Cooperation of the Dutch Foreign Ministry has provided the funding for this project, which was also supported in its  ...  The second was the Morgan, Morgan, and Finney (MMF) model, an easy to understand empirical model with a physical base and a low data demand.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0065-2113(06)93005-3 fatcat:bh6bxvwx5zgcziratxwglgi2dq

Men's Experience of Making the Decision to have their First Child: A Phenomenological Analysis

Andrew Peterson, Catherine B. Jenni
2003 The Family Journal  
Also, if unauthorized copyright material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion.  ...  ., maps, drawings, charts) are reproduced by sectioning the original, beginning at the upper left-hand comer and continuing from left to right in equal sections with small overlaps.  ...  He holds people to what they say they're going to do and he puts people who aren't used to this on the spot. S. and his wife first met at church.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1066480703255787 fatcat:24p2a2qgijallhkwffnq56zniy

Increasing market interconnection: An analysis of the Italian electricity spot market

Federico Boffa, Viswanath Pingali, Davide Vannoni
2010 International Journal of Industrial Organization  
JEL classification: We estimate the benefits (in terms of savings to end-users) resulting from an improved interconnectivity in the Italian electricity spot market.  ...  Moreover, since savings do not increase linearly with the size of new transmission capacity, even a slight increment to transmission capacity is found to substantially reduce endusers' expenditures.  ...  market is given by: max P h α h P h Q Enel n;h + Q Enel s;h −C Q Enel n;h + Q Enel s;h h i + 1−α h ð Þ × −P h Q spot n;h + Q spot s;h h i : ð6Þ From the first order conditions, the quantity and the price  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijindorg.2009.10.003 fatcat:t6ugb4hcbzbrfbexvjtc337vei

Type 1 Diabetes: Etiology, Immunology, and Therapeutic Strategies

Tom L. Van Belle, Ken T. Coppieters, Matthias G. Von Herrath
2011 Physiological Reviews  
A combination of computer-driven biosimulation (in silico) and "wet lab" experiments could increase the chance and reduce the time to reveal the sweet spot(s) of immune therapy.  ...  Making matters complex, however, is the finding that under certain experimental conditions CVB can actually protect from disease (435) , supporting the "hygiene hypothesis" (27) .  ... 
doi:10.1152/physrev.00003.2010 pmid:21248163 fatcat:cqu6rtjkyvhqbk337brz2axgzm

Understanding User-Generated Content on Social Media I HEREBY RECOMMEND THAT THE DISSERTATION PREPARED UNDER MY SUPER-VISION BY Meenakshi Nagarajan ENTITLED Understanding User-generated Content on Social Media BE ACCEPTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF Doctor of Philosophy

Meenakshi Nagarajan, Amit Sheth, Arthur Dissertation, Goshtasby, Director, Andrew Hsu, Dean, John Flach, Gruhl, L Michael, Shaojun Raymer, Kevin Wang (+3 others)
2010 unpublished
This dissertation is devoted to understanding informal user-generated textual content on social media platforms and using the results of the analysis to build Social Intelligence Applications.  ...  In light of the poor context and informal nature of content on social media platforms, we investigate the role of contextual information from documents, domain models and the social medium to supplement  ...  Each spot in this set can be labeled 1 if it is a track; and −1 if it is not, where the label is associated with a set of input features that characterize a spot s.  ... 


Pablo Mendes, Amit Sheth, Arthur Thesis, Goshtasby, Amit Sheth, Krishnaprasad, Shajoun Wang, Sören, Pablo Mendes
2003 unpublished
I describe such an implementation, DBpedia Spotlight, along with extensions that we performed to the knowledge base DBpedia to support this implementation.  ...  In the context of shared knowledge bases, since each application has potentially very different needs, systems must have unprecedented breadth and flexibility to ensure their usefulness across applications  ...  Disambiguation can be formalized as a function that maps a spot s appearing in the context W into its corresponding resource r ∈ R or to NIL if the spot does not refer to a resource in the KB.  ... 

Climate change from the inside out : cultivating a perspective of belonging [article]

Kimberly Jean Wallace, University, My, University, My
My findings suggest that mindful meditation is a helpful, often over-looked, tool that can assist us to work toward healthy ecosystems from the inside out.  ...  Three areas of study in this research include: (a) the history of several dominant assumptions in Western culture; (b) the practice of mindfulness; and (c) neuroscience.  ...  Because I'm curious about my own blind spot(s), I wondered how a practice of mindfulness, an illumination of current assumptions and beliefs, and a cultivation of beliefs of belonging might influence the  ... 
doi:10.25316/ir-451 fatcat:egc4vks4qzckdfvjcchrpps334

A storied photo album of parents' positioning and the landscape of schools

Debbie Ann Pushor
Also, if unauthorized copyright material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion.  ...  The quality of th is reproduction is dependent upon the quality of the copy subm itted.  ...  I m ean we all want our child in the perfect spot.... S h e then takes the list and sh e tak es the teach ers' recom m endations an d sh e com es up with w hat sh e considers a plan.  ... 
doi:10.7939/r3-myb0-rk45 fatcat:7xpq4kpqrngfbasitoqd7kgtwy

Septoria spp. Infection among North American Northwest Coast provenances of Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) : a field study of natural infection in a Fraser Valley plantation

Tomas Cimolai
Further studies to confirm our findings are warranted as are studies that further the understanding of the S. musiva-P. trichocarpa pathosystem.  ...  The provenances were then pooled into two large groups to account for higher and lower latitudes; the lower latitude (South Coast/USA) cluster was found to bear both S. musiva and S. populicola in lesser  ...  Hamelin for his tutelage in the planning and completion of this study.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0075648 fatcat:nm5abljxznbircf7txneznl2ua

"THE POETICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE": THE SUBLIME AS AN AESTHETIC FORCE IN THE LYRIC POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON AND ANNETTE VON DROSTE-HÜLSHOFF "The Poetics of Everyday Life": The Sublime as an Aesthetic Force in the Lyric Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

Susanne Navarre, Susanne Navarre, William Galperin, Emily Dickinson, Annette Von Droste-Hülshoff
2010 unpublished
The dissertation places these writers firmly in their cultural and historical contexts, establishing parallels between Dickinson"s and Droste"s milieus.  ...  Thus the dissertation points the direction of women"s writing away from gendered formations exclusively, to broader concerns pertaining to culture and society which include but are not limited to gender  ...  This duality is sustained in the third stanza as both the allusion to the senses and to the spot"s telling silence is described in ways that cradle the subject, as if she is indeed part of the earth, organically  ... 

ISLL Italian Society for Law and Literature DOSSIER Proceedings of the Special Workshop on Law and Literature held at 27th IVR World Conference ISLL Papers ISLL Dossier "The Harmonies and Conflicts of Law, Reason and Emotion: A Literary-Legal Approach"

D Washington, Carla Faralli, Jeanne Gaakeer, Marcelo Campos Galuppo, M Mittica, Ana Carolina De Faria, Silvestre Rodrigues
Proceedings of the Special Workshop on 'Law and Literature' held at 27th IVR World Conference   unpublished
and accepts as valid, and on what remains unacknowledged given her own blind spot(s).  ...  Looking back at the survey itself we find Margolis asserting that context is the clue (ivi: 22), picking through a set of dreams, thoughts, plans, endeavors, theories, stories, paintings, statements, u  ...  There is the necessity to a person to abide to the action prescribed in the legislation; therefore, legislation refers to both the lawmaker and the law-abiding person.  ... 

Metaphors of London fog, smoke and mist in Victorian and Edwardian Art and Literature

Christine Linda Corton
As the social threat receded, apocalyptic scenarios gave way to a more optimistic view in the work of Owen and others.  ...  Julian Wolfreys has argued that after 1850 writers employed stock images of the city without allowing them to transform their texts.  ...  `In the dim light of a foggy November day the sick-room was a gloomy spot."  ... 
doi:10.22024/unikent/01.02.86413 fatcat:rror2g4rhzbpperkowufgl57ha

A Calibration System for a Rayleigh Laser Guide Star Constellation & a Planet around a Giant Star

Christian Schwab
I investigate the effect of scattered light from propagating the laser light across the aperture, and find that contamination is not a concern for the science instruments.  ...  To match the wavefront of the beacons" images to the desired precision of 50 nanometres rms, I designed a custom objective, incorporating a computer generated hologram to shape the wavefronts of three  ...  To all the people who appreciated my comments, gave me an opportunity to work with them, let me learn, or simply made me feel welcome, a sincere "thank you".  ... 
doi:10.11588/heidok.00011042 fatcat:c6nldtigybhdtjqmqhs2r7ltty