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a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t This paper analyzes the impact of Research and Development (R&D) on the productivity of China's high technology industry. In order to capture important differences in the effect of R&D on output that arise from geographic and socioeconomic differences across three major regions in China, we use a novel semiparametric(More)
This study presents the relationship between landscape and landscape variables on safety and pedestrian activity. Sites selected for this study will be those adjacent to or within the areas often referred to as " clear zone " of the transportation corridor. Previous research in the impact of environmental mitigation on driver safety will be summarized to(More)
Research on humanoid robotics in Mechatronics and Automation (NUS) was started at the beginning of this decade. Various research prototypes for humanoid robots have been designed and are going through evolution over these years. These humanoids have been successfully participating in various robotic soccer competitions. In this paper, three major research(More)
The meaning maintenance model proposes that violations to one's expectations will cause subsequent meaning restoration. In attempts to distinguish meaning maintenance mechanisms from mechanisms of terror management, previous research has failed to find increased death-thought accessibility (DTA) in response to various meaning threats. The present research(More)
Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. Practitioner's Abstract This study investigates the effects of South American production (SAP) and futures volatility on the soybean price dynamics in terms of their effects on the basis. The results of(More)
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