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The growing body of literature associated with educational computer use has examined numerous variables and interrelationships in order to gain a better understanding of computer beliefs and use of computers within education. Teachers' computer acceptance is an important factor to the successful use of computers in education. Thus there is a need to examine(More)
This publication was reproduced from the best available copy submitted by the subcontractor and received no editorial review at NREL. NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,(More)
This dissertation focused on examining murder-suicide in the United States through descriptive, time-series and spatiotemporal analyses using a self-created and herein verified national database that spanned the years 1999 through 2009. Chapter 2, " Establishment and validation of a national database for murder-suicide in the United States: 1999-2009, "(More)
The paper examines the spatial distribution of air pollution in response to recent air quality regulations in Delhi, India. Air pollution was monitored at 113 sites spread across Delhi and its surrounding areas from July-December 2003. From the analysis of these data three important findings emerge. First, air pollution levels in Delhi and its surroundings(More)
Internationalization of business may perhaps force not merely the restructuring of cultural values but to consider the overture of different cultural practices which perhaps leads to a superior organizational performance. Literatures pertaining to organizational culture constantly reinforce that culture is imperatives for organizational change efforts,(More)
has been approved by the Examining Committee for the thesis requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Occupational and Environmental Health (Industrial Hygiene) at the December 2013 graduation. ii This dedication is to my loving mother, Margaret M. Sawvel and father, Earl L. Sawvel for all the years of selfless love, encouragement, guidance and for(More)
T oday a firm's success largely depends on the capabilities of its members. Firms may have the capital and technology, but it is Human Resources (HR) that will help firms face the challenges of business globalization. Capital can be generated. So can technology. But the HR required to propel an organization through the coming challenges must be rightly and(More)
Fast growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has facilitated access to information as well as communication across the world. Although, penetration of ICT is not homogeneous in the developed and developing countries, resulted an increase in the information gap between these regions. There may be several reasons for asymmetrical diffusion(More)