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Requisite Skill Availability and Multinational Corporations Locational Strategies in Nigeria

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Research Background: Unemployment has been a major inhibitor of growth and development in Nigeria and it has been a perpetual problem that has proven insurmountable despite various governmental administration interventions and commercial policies to encourage the influx of multinational corporations and foreign direct investment. As such, this study examined the effect of requisite skill availability (RSA) on multinational Corporations locational strategy (LS) as there has always been skill mismatch inhibiting employability.

Research Methodology: The study adopted a cross sectional research design and considered 5 multinational corporations in Nigeria by a random sampling technique. The statistical tools used included multiple regressions and a Correlation analysis through SPSS.

Results: The results indicated (RSA) has a significant positive relationship with locational strategy (at p = 0.004). It was also observed that other controlling variables as trade facilitation, foreign ownership policy and structural infrastructural availability also has a significant positive effect.

Novelty: The study recommends that; the government should provide an education and personal development platform that would make its citizenry employable based on the skills that are needed by multinational corporations to be localized in the country.

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Homes of Crimes Social Stratification as Location Strategy in the Hungarian Family Crime Drama Aranyélet ‘Golden Life’

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HBO Hungary’s original series, Aranyélet, proves to be an interesting case study in terms of location strategies in Eastern European TV shows. It is refreshing in the sense that – contrary to other TV programmes attempting to showcase life in Budapest – it does not feel the need to represent locality by swamping the viewer with iconic tourist destinations of the capital. Instead, the characteristic “Hungarianness” of the show appears through displaying personal living spaces of people from a wide range of socio-cultural backgrounds, all of which represent the typical Hungarian strata.

In our paper, we have used a simplified categorization of social classes apparent in Hungarian society and connected these groups with characters of Aranyélet. Then, we have scrutinized the living spaces of these characters as represented in the show, paying special attention to their likely location, furnishing, building materials, and general condition. By this analysis, we aim to prove that the show tries to create an alternative mental map of Budapest and its population, covering all strata of society with painting a picture of their lifestyle and living conditions.

Our paper draws on the work of Kim Toft Hansen and Anne Marit Waade, who, in their volume Locating Nordic Noir – From Beck to The Bridge, place a large emphasis on aspects of location studies in contemporary Scandinavian crime.

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Developing Vehicle Locations Strategy on Urban Road

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Various forecasting schemes have been proposed to manage urban road traffic data, which is collected by different sources such as, videos cameras, sensors and mobile phone services. However, these are not sufficient for the purpose because of their limited coverage and high costs of installation and maintenance. This paper describes urban road congestion as a resource assignment problem in urban areas, in which vehicles are assigned to available sections of road. In order to accomplish this and reduce road congestion, an estimation of the vehicle location is needed. Different strategies for estimating location have been proposed, such as the use of Wi-Fi and cellular systems, and GPS/GNSS. In this process, accuracy plays an important role. Therefore, to increase the accuracy of the primary GNSS system, an augmentation system is considered.

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External Relations of German Cities Through Intra-firm Networks—A Global Perspective

/Schamp 2001 ; Kujath/Dybe/Fichter et al. 2002 ; Kujath 2005 ; Heinelt/Kujath/Zimmermann 2007 ; Krätke 2010 ). This paper adopts a global perspective to investigate external relations of German cities, both transnationally and on the national scale. It is primarily an empirical contribution that takes its cue from the literature on world cities, which has flourished in the past 20 years since the first publication of Saskia Sassen’s influential book The Global City (1991). At the centre of the analysis are the locational strategies of major advanced producer service

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Western European Retail Chains in The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia – Similarities and Differences

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The paper deals with an analysis the growing presence of international retail enterprises in the Central European countries of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Results of the research show that there are differences between the Polish market and the remaining two. The differences are in the scale of investments, the investors’ geographic origin, the number of stores within the network of the so called modern distribution channels (hyper- and supermarkets and discount stores). The diversity of location strategies used by Western European retail enterprises in the Central European markets is also shown, beginning with the methods of entering new markets (organic growth, acquisition of existing chains, franchising) and ending on the degree of concentration of retail stores in the largest cities of the three countries.

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The spatial distribution of largest firms in the Czech Republic and its managerial implications

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Data and Cyber Security in Autonomous Vehicle Networks

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Exploring the Qualities of a Good Leader Using Principal Component Analysis

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A Dyadic Perspective on Determinants of Entry Choices in the Global Hospitality Industry

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Scientific Aspects of Spatial Economic Allocation of Entrepreneurial Activities

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