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Joining EU: Reflections on Croatian Food Foreign Trade Relations

The aim of the paper was to analyze the impact of joining EU to the agricultural foreign trade relations and trade shifting from traditional destinations to the EU. The most important part in total Croatian agricultural value has crop production, mostly cereals production, while livestock products contribute with 40% in the total value of agricultural production. Wheat and maize ...

An Integrated Approach Based on Fuzzy Ahp and Grey Relational Analysis for Heating Source Selection

Decision making has always been difficult for enterprises in an extremely competitive environment. It is one of the toughest decisions to select heating source source. It is difficult to take into consideration factors such as quality of energy source, pollution degree of environment, attainability, sustainability. Due to this hardship, Multi criteria decision making method is ...

“Pay Without Work – Social Wage”

The wage is defined in many national and international legal arrangements, especially in the Constitution, due to the fact that the labor contract is the basic element and because of the social and legal importance it carries. In the first paragraph of Article 55 of our Constitution, is included in the definition of "The wage is for your sake". According to article 1 of Convention ...

Competent (And/Or Responsible) Parenting as a Prerequisite for a Complete Child Development

The issue of parental pedagogical competence is becoming morepronounced particularly if it is understood in the context of raising childrenfor a competent and responsible behaviour. Parenting involves undertakingvarious activities aimed at taking care of the child, encouraging his/herdevelopment, and simultaneously developing interpersonal relations. In theirparenting, parents seek ...

The Development of Academic Identity in Community Schools

This article explores the development of academic identity in community schools. It highlights examples of program and services in different school districts in the United States. It also describes different components of effective community schools and how the community is integrated in the life of the school. It uses a case study approach of John Spry Community School in Chicago. ...

Public Relations in Service Sector and Corporate Image Management: A Research in Transportation Sector

Because of the services having the features of being human-centered, consumed when they are produced and not able to be stocked; the institutions should give more importance to the works of public relations, use the media communication intensively; maintain and improve their image they should do this permanently. The image of an institution that the companies and organizations ...

A New Way to Assess Brand Equity of Automotive Brands

The concept of brand equity is so appealing nevertheless measuring of it is not as easy as its appeals. Aaker (1996) proposes some ways including price premium for assessing the brand equity. Used car markets may be one of the most appropriate markets to observe price premiums mainly due to the actual conditions of cars may not be examined but brands become the primary determinants ...

Examining the Differences Between University Students’ Levels of Resilience on Mindfulness, Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies

University students can face numerous stressors which can contribute to the development of psychological distress shown to be associated with decreasing completion and retention issues throughout Australian universities (Willcoxson, Cotter, & Joy, 2011). A positive predictor and outcome of successful student coping and adjustment to university and retention outcomes is resilience, ...

A Comparison of Childhood Obesity, Technology, Exercise and Academic Habits Among Urban and Suburban Students in Ohio

Nearly 40% of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese and there has been a need to determine what factors contribute to these obesity rates among children. The authors examined over 600 children in Ohio, grades K- 8, in two urban and four suburban school districts regarding their behavioral patterns in relation to childhood obesity, exercise and academic habits. A ...

Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Personal Characteristics: A Case Study at Pamukkale University, Turkey

Entrepreneurship is one of the basic dynamics of economic development and increasing the level of social welfare. Especially, entrepreneurship is considered as one of the most important factors determining the economic development and emerges from the transition from industrial society to the information society. The spirit of entrepreneurship usually fosters among people with ...

Design of Serial Connected Vacuum Tube Solar Air Collector

Solar collectors are systems that convert solar energy into heat energy and transfer it to a fluid (liquid or gas). In practice, systems using for produce hot water and hot air. Solar liquid heaters aim to produce the hot water for houses and facilities (such as hotels, sports halls, etc.), while hot air generating systems are widely used for heating living spaces, heating ...

The Role and Responsibilities of the Universities in the Transformation of Anatolian Cities in Turkey

Although there are many elements that shape cities, universities have been first among these elements in recent years. The main purpose of the universities, which are central to the societal progress, is to conduct scientific research, generate knowledge, combine cultures and provide necessary professional skills. In addition to these objectives, it is expected that the ...

Shy Customers Vs Non Shy Customers: Who Does Love More Online Shopping?

Nowadays, almost every market has an intense competition environment. Naturally, in order to survive in such an environment, decision maker must understand accurately their costumer wants and needs, even must generate individual solutions, not only massive. The way to understand costumers is through determining the factors well that affect purchasing decision-making of costumers. ...

Export Performance: An Analytical Focus on the Study of the Empirical Contributions of this Variable

There is not a unique way of measuring the performance variable as several criteria can be followed to do so. Hence, we can find objective measures (fundamentally economic-financial) and subjective measures (for example, satisfaction measures). There are many investigations which analyse this variable globally. However, this work is centred on a specific part: how an exporting ...

An Examination of the Relationship Between Individual Creativity and Perceived Organizational Support Levels of Employees

Creative thinking has gained more prominence than ever under contemporary evolving and advancing conditions. In this line, development of creativity of human resources and its configuration into a functional tool have gained strategic importance. Creativity is considered as a process for acquisition of both novel and utility outputs. Perceived organizational support is that ...

Analyzing the Reasons of Occupational Health and Safety Training Students’ Profession Choice: A Research at Pamukkale University – Honaz Vocational School

If individuals choose the correct profession for them they will be motivated too much, they will get a better carrier and will obtain more qualified and efficient job. The chosen profession should provide salary and in addition to this the individuals can be satisfied with their profession, so it is important for the students to choose the correct profession. The purpose of this ...

Delineating the Relationship Between Insomnia, Dysfunctional Sleep Beliefs, Perceived Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Insomnia is a sleep disorder highly prevalent among university students which can increase the risk for developing anxiety and depression. Vulnerability to dysfunctional sleep beliefs, and cognitive arousal (perceived stress) have been shown to be predisposing factors for insomnia. Although insomnia in university students is associated with deleterious effects, limited research has ...

Demand Uncertainty Reduces Market Power and Enhances Welfare

Classical welfare economics assumes that the demand function, or consumers’ utility, is known with certainty. Probabilistic microeconomics generalizes it by maximizing expected utility, or by optimizing under a specific constraint. Existing research has provided only limited insight into the welfare effects of demand uncertainty, and that limited insight suggests welfare reduction ...

Community Response, Preparedness and Disaster Risk-Reduction A Case Study of Manipur Floods 2015

The flood of 2015 affected entire Thoubal district and parts of Chandel district in Manipur state of India. According to the government reports, nearly 600 square kilometers of area with over 500,000 populations were affected in the Thoubal and Chandel districts. Majority of the population in the flood affected area are farmers, whose paddy crop cultivation was destroyed and it ...

GIS Modeling of Site-Specific Fertilization Requirements

Application of Geographic Informatic System (GIS) in land-planning management has been well known among researchers for over 40 years, and for site-specific fertilization, it started to be recognized in the early 90s. GIS modeling in agriculture helps to identify site-specific distribution of a certain characteristics, and by creating theme maps associated with a database, a visual ...