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Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC™) as a Tool of Performance Measurement

.M. (2007), Extending VAIC model: measuring intellectual capital components, “Journal of Intellectual Capital”, vol. 8, no. 4. Pulic A. (1998), Measuring the performance of intellectual potential in knowledge economy, Paper presented at the 2nd World Congress of Measuring and Managing Intellectual Capital, Mc Master University, Hamilton. Pulic A. (2000), VAIC™ - an accounting tool for IC management, “International Journal of Technology Management”, vol. 20, no. (5-7). Pulic A. (2004), Intellectual capital-does it create or

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Modern Learning and Training Tools which can be Properly Adapted and Designed to Reinforce Specialized Courses on Effective Crisis Management

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This paper highlights the effectiveness of several modern training tools that could be applied within the context of training organizations, aiming towards the introduction of theoretical and practical fields, like the assessment of critical risks, the impact of time pressure and the importance of situational awareness, into the contents of a training course. The first part deals with present training tendencies and tools like distance and technology-based learning, while it is highlighted that knowledge management has gone through a deep and wide re-orientation. Quality assurance issues regarding education are also of great significance. The second part then studies the psychology of serving in combat or irregular crisis situations. It is about the particularities that compose the military, business or civil protection reality, resulting in new approaches of training courses that pursue excellent performance, particularly in dynamic and changing with high-velocity environments. Concepts like shared-ness of information, maturity in leadership decision making and cognitive task analysis can all determine a new domain of acceptable measures for crisis management training at professional level. The scope ranges from a routine organizational context to rapid response in a larger-scale emergency under pressure, requiring respective training adjustments.

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Preference Pattern for Mobile Phone and Conventional Tools in Task Performance by Students of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

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Mobile phones have become very popular among people in different countries of the world and apart from the traditional role of making and receiving of calls; they have been adopted for several other uses. Its use for those activities tends to pose challenge to the conventional media tools that are used traditionally to perform those activities. The study thus aims at determining the pattern of mobile phone usage by students of Delta State University, Abraka; their preference pattern for mobile telephone and conventional media tools in carrying out certain activities; and the implication of their use of mobile telephone on conventional media toolsThe study adopted the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), which explains how a person comes to accept and use an information technology. Survey and questionnaire were used as the research method and instrument respectively. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. The study found that the students preferred using mobile phones to perform tasks that were originally performed with conventional media tools; and the use of mobile phone by the students also suggested a diminishing patronage of conventional media tools. The study recommends that providers of those conventional media tools should improve on their services to avoid losing patronage, and they should make their products and services adaptable to mobile phone users in order to boost patronage.

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NLP tools and processes of motivation

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Neuro-linguistic programming (international acronym: NLP) is a special approach to understanding the communication process, triggering an attitude of curiosity, passion and dedication in studying the ways of improving and developing the behavior of human being, being not only an efficient system for stimulating spiritual evolution and increasing spiritual harmony, but also a great impetus for changing mentalities at the social level. also, it provides many useful means to deal with the real problems of today’s management and leadership. However, the information about NLP presented in the paper should not be interpreted as therapeutic indications, but this does not mean that it may be considered unnecessary.

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Environmental Management in the Context of Corporate Sustainability Concept

of Management Annals, 11(1), 105-149, DOI: 10.5465/annals.2015.0095. Campos, L.M.S., Heizen, D.A.M., Verdinelli, M.A., Miguel, P.A.C., 2015. Environmental performance indicators: a study on ISO 14001 certified companies . Journal of Cleaner Production, 99, 286-296, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.03.019. Cotrim, S.L., Leal, G.C.L., Filho, D.A.M., 2017. Management tools as a support of cleaner production implementation: a case study in a food industry . International Journal of Services and Operations Management 28(4), 524-539, DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2017

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Sport Sponsorship as a Promotional Tool: Special Focus in Albania Business-to-Business (B2B) Perspective

References Abrahamsson, J., Forsgren, T., & Lundgren, H. (2003) Sport sponsorship as a Marketing Communication Tool. Luleå University of Technology. Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden. Aliraj, B. (2013).“Sporti dhe Sponsorizimi”, [Sport and Sponsorship]. Gazeta Telegraf, 23 May, 7p. Bennet, R. (1999). Sport Sponsoring, Spectator Recalls and False Consensus. European Journal of Marketing, Vol.33 No3/4, pp.291-313. Farrely, F., Quester,J., Burton, R

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Cost of alcohol studies: A policy tool, not a research programme

Cost of alcohol studies: A policy tool, not a research programme

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KTP - a tool for creating dialogue and trust within and between different substance abuse treatment services

KTP - a tool for creating dialogue and trust within and between different substance abuse treatment services

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How (Not) to Fail as a Multimedia Translator

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The article is trying to highlight the major skills of a present-day translator, without which failure is assured. Although we start with general (classical) requirements, particular ones will be discussed, such as the gradual shift from PRAT (paper-and-rubber-assisted translation) to CAT (computer-assisted translation). We argue that professional translators in the 21st century must make use of personal computers and specific software designed to support translation: translation memories (TM), term bases (TB) and translation environments (TE), which already have built-in machine translation (MT) possibility as well. This shift also entails that translators have to deal with further impediments as well: the so-called "text"-to-be-translated has changed to "whatever"-to-be-translated. We argue that would-be translators are hardly ever prepared for this new type of multimedia challenge (e.g. surtitles), thus leaving room for technical experts to discover their skills in translating multimedia. It is our belief that managing translations is directly linked with managing translators, and there are more traps for translators in the 21st century than a layman would think. Consequently, we would like to offer some tips how to build and acquire translation databases in order to catch up with the 21st century rush hour in the field of translation.

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From Eco’s Aperturato Fractal Narrative: Recursion as a Tool of Order in Contemporary Narratives

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In 1962 Umberto Eco published his Opera aperta. Forma e indeterminazione nelle poetiche contemporanee, in which he dealt with the televised space and its influence on the development of plot in contemporary narratives. The analysis of the aesthetic of television led him to highlight the exclusive capacity of television to transmit events in real time: Live TV.Eco affirms in particular that through the editing in Live TV, the role of choice completely changes in comparison to what happens in the editing phase within the cinematographic narrative. In Live TV, choice becomes a proper composition, a form of narrative, a means of unifying in a discursive way a set of isolated images within the framework of a wider set of events taking place at the same time and intersecting one another. This impromptu narrative brings with it the use of some recursive forms, which represent an important narrative tool enabling a weaving of the narrative space. Eco identified those recursive forms in some jazz figures such as the riff, the recursive form of which allows for the creation of an organic composition full of improvisation. A few years later, the importance of figures of this kind was also noted by Deleuze-Guattari (1980), who posited that ritornello has an important function of organizing the exterior space, or chaotic space. Based on these considerations, this paper deals with the phenomenon of repetition, recursivity, and patterns, to bring these concepts into the construction of narrative spaces. The central point of the paper is that the birth of Live TV started a phenomenon of exteriorization of the inner data of the narrative construction. This phenomenon of externalization makes possible the understanding of data through spatial terms, and one starts to use recursive formulas to navigate it.

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