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The role of intermediaries in the transition to district heating

R.E. Bush, C.S.E. Bale
2017 Energy Procedia  
The district is consisted of 665 buildings that vary in both construction period and typology.  ...  Three geographical scales of intermediary activity are identified (local, regional and national) as having different roles in enabling delivery of new district heating projects.  ...  Mark Powell was funded by the ESPRC programme, i-BUILD: Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery, (Grant EP/K012398/1)  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.05.098 fatcat:3fbd2jlua5behmko2kfehyy5um

Rules for Medical Markets: The Impact of Medicare Contractors on Coverage Policies

Susan Bartlett Foote, Douglas Wholey, Rachel Halpern
2006 Health Services Research  
national consistency in payment rules (rule homogeneity).  ...  Congress has mandated reforms to the contracting process to achieve consistency and reduce duplication.  ...  Again consistent with local variation, patterns of citing evidence vary significantly across carriers and intermediaries in most cases.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00515.x pmid:16704509 pmcid:PMC1713195 fatcat:nxhnui6lj5dplioxdvh4giavge

The role of intermediaries in low carbon transitions – Empowering innovations to unlock district heating in the UK

Ruth E. Bush, Catherine S.E. Bale, Mark Powell, Andy Gouldson, Peter G. Taylor, William F. Gale
2017 Journal of Cleaner Production  
In this paper, we use a decision theatre research process to collect empirical evidence from a range of local stakeholders involved in establishing new district heating projects in the United Kingdom (  ...  Highlights  A decision theatre explores actor interactions during district heating development  The role of intermediaries can evolve as an innovation develops  Systemic delivery of intermediary functions  ...  In practice, the scale and depth of the local authority activities observed were not consistent.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.129 fatcat:imgqhlrlzfaetl2yi3c74pfksm

The roles of intermediaries in a regional knowledge system

Anssi Smedlund
2006 Journal of Intellectual Capital  
The intermediaries are divided into national, regional and local level actors.  ...  have a much broader role in a region than just knowledge transfer and that the roles of the intermediaries differ on national, regional and local levels.  ...  The local micro level intermediary functions locally and helps individual firms or persons to gain knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1108/14691930610661863 fatcat:yussqciwxneozj4mmfxqd2uutu

Explaining compliance: A multi-actor framework for understanding labour law compliance in China

Sunwook Chung
2014 Human Relations  
I argue that there is increasing evidence that multiple stakeholders, such as labour intermediaries and independent workers, are involved in the regulation of labour standards in China, resulting in increasing  ...  However, regarding social insurance, local governments and labour intermediaries take an ambivalent attitude and do not exert unified, consistent pressures on employers.  ...  variety of intermediaries who were active in my research location, including local labour lawyers, local media, local arbitrators and local HR/labour consultants.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0018726714530013 fatcat:453gnl3vrnbejimj6vae5fwpfy

Degree of Internationalization, Staff Localization and Bank's Overseas Performance: Evidence from China's Top Four Banks

Li Xiong, Ke Xu, Cong Hu, Xiaojuan He
2018 International Business Research  
In international expansion, staff localization helps Chinese commercial banks to provide services to meet local needs.  ...  performance, and DOI exercises positive effect on the overseas performance of intermediary business, but no significant effect on the overseas performance of deposit/loan business.  ...  The current main business of Chinese banks consists of two parts, the deposit/loan business and the intermediary business.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ibr.v11n9p119 fatcat:n5gtvzwx6vbh3lqrwjjfj667j4

SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT OF ROMANIAN TOURISM INTERMEDIARIES

Codruța Adina Băltescu, Transilvania University of Braşov
2020 Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series V : Economic Sciences  
The tourism industry is largely dependent on preserving the environment, focusing attention on local and authentic resources, and also on the contribution to the development of local communities.  ...  and 3 intermediaries were selected from Brașov County.  ...  Important approaches in the attempt of tourism intermediaries to get involved in sustainable development consist "in providing quality experiences for tourists, improving the well-being of the host community  ... 
doi:10.31926/but.es.2020.13.62.1.4 fatcat:hdcs6dmbifg6tmgqyjjqanl33i

Risk and intermediation in a dual financial market economy

Gaetano Bloise, Pietro Reichlin
2005 Research in Economics  
Entrepreneurs can simultaneously get credit from two types of competing institutions: 'financial intermediaries' and 'local lenders'.  ...  In these cases, taxing intermediaries may be welfare-improving.  ...  An allocation consists of a consumption for local borrowers in the successful state, y ≥ 0, a direct transfer from every local borrower in the successful state to the corresponding local lender, z ≥ 0,  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rie.2005.06.001 fatcat:sbpp4c4sundsvf65ca5svr3qdi

Intermediary infrastructures for the World Wide Web

Marios D. Dikaiakos
2004 Computer Networks  
Based on this survey, we propose a detailed taxonomy of intermediaries and identify key features of emerging intermediary infrastructures.  ...  We classify different intermediary systems into three categories, based on their functionality and focus: First, we investigate notification intermediaries, which are driven by end-user profiles and operate  ...  It consists of a local cluster, a software environment, and a cluster-based execution environment.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2004.02.008 fatcat:ecavuv2wkva3djzcom6jpoduoa

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) marketing in selected areas of Bangladesh

MS Hoq, MA Matin, TMB Hossain, S Hossain
2014 Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research  
A total of 92 respondents consisting of 20 vegetable growers and 72 vegetables traders were selected as sample for the present study.  ...  On the basis of the intermediaries, seven marketing chain were identified as a dominant.  ...  A total of 92 respondents consisting of 20 vegetable growers and 72 vegetable traders were selected as sample from two areas.  ... 
doi:10.3329/bjar.v39i1.20163 fatcat:inio2o2yebhe7h3mqyig56562i

Distributor intermediation in the farm to food service value chain

Graham Givens, Rebecca Dunning
2018 Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems  
By the eighth month of the effort, the distributor had assigned one of its produce buyers to act as a local specialist, working directly with chefs and local growers; and had initiated a series of mini  ...  local food shows to provide chefs and growers opportunities for face-to-face communication.  ...  and highly consistent supply.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1742170517000746 fatcat:2b3apdlzk5d7dex3fnpgip7uni

Do intermediary institutions promote inclusiveness in PES programs? The case of Costa Rica

Aske Skovmand Bosselmann, Jens Friis Lund
2013 Geoforum  
This study seeks to contribute knowledge on the role of local intermediaries in PES programs and how they may bring the reality of PES closer to the dual objective.  ...  Finally, the role of intermediaries is highly influenced by the framing of their working conditions by the PES buyer.  ...  The agricultural centers consist of a board of locally elected, non-governmental members and a general assembly formed by local agriculturalists.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.05.009 fatcat:tu6s2idl4varbnljw6zr3p3eyi

Value of Intermediaries Services and Client Satisfaction in Malaysian Local Government

Sharinaz Samsudin, Shireen Haron, Ahmad Naqiyuddin Bakar
2018 Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies  
This paper aims to determine the value of intermediaries' services toward the client satisfaction in the Local Authority in Malaysia in the process of issuance and renewal of business licenses in Petaling  ...  Keywords: Local authority; value of intermediaries; client satisfaction eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK.  ...  The alpha value of the items measuring the construct range between 0.825 and 0.936 which indicated the items are highly consistent and reliable.  ... 
doi:10.21834/jabs.v3i7.268 fatcat:sbewvfdvuzafzgntf5lwxaqnby

Operational Issues in Malaysian Local Authority: Value of Intermediaries Services toward Client Satisfaction

Sharinaz Samsudin, Shireen Haron, Ahmad Naqiyuddin Bakar
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
n in the Local Authority in Malaysia in the process of issuance and renewal of business licenses in Petaling Jaya City Council (PJCC).  ...  The findings show that there is an effect of intermediaries towards operational issues and the client satisfaction.  ...  Local authority The administration of the local authorities in Malaysia were enacted in three parent laws which are the Street, Drainage and Building Act 133 (1974 ), Local Government Act 171 (1976 ),  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.12.271 fatcat:ucedpziafvhx5kmjvou7kbsmoa

How Well Do Health-Mediation Programs Address the Determinants of the Poor Health Status of Roma? A Longitudinal Case Study

Andrej Belak, Zuzana Dankulincova Veselska, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Jitse P. van Dijk, Sijmen A. Reijneveld
2017 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The HMP fieldworkers were proactive and sometimes effective at addressing most other SDH domains beyond the HMP agenda, especially material conditions and psychosocial factors, but also selected local  ...  Regarding intermediary SDH, in its agenda the HMP was thus partially consistent with the WHO SDH Framework's recommendations.  ...  Regarding intermediary SDH, in its everyday implementation the HMP was thus consistent with the WHO SDH Framework's recommendations.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph14121569 pmid:29236067 pmcid:PMC5750987 fatcat:ylsi46vqpjb27daflx2huq4r6i
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