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Dealing with Complex Management Problems  [PDF]
Vincent Omachonu
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2014.21002
Abstract: Dealing with Complex Management Problems
A Kano Model Based Linguistic Application for Customer Needs Analysis
Md Mamunur Rashid,Jun'ichi Tamaki,A.M.M. Sharif Ullah,and Akihiko Kubo
International Journal of Engineering Business Management , 2011,
Abstract: Linguistic is the systematic study of language. Now quality doesn't always mean the "tangible attribute" of a product or service. It may also be linguistic. Thus, linguistic has applied for product design through capturing the voice of Customers. Capturing of the voice of customers has been done in different way, like Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Kansei Engineering and Kano Model regarding product design. Kano Model has two dimensional linguistic approaches, which is more voice capturing capacity than other methods. Reverse attribute study is important for more reliable product design for next actions than other attributes of Kano model i.e. attractive, must-be, one-dimensional and indifferent. Thus, this paper is exclusively study for reverse attribute. For this purpose, a reverse attribute based linguistic approach, which is run in the computer system for product design regarding Kano model aspect using threshold numbers of real consumers opinions converted into probability through fuzzy concept as an input of Monte Carlo Simulation system determining virtual customers is described in this paper.
Benign breast lesions in Kano
O Ochicha, ST Edino, AZ Mohammed, SN Amin
Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research , 2002,
Abstract: Background: Non-malignant diseases of the breast have assumed increased importance in recent times because of public awareness of breast cancer. This study was carried out to look closely at benign breast lesions in Kano with a view to comparing with data from other centres in Nigeria and abroad. Method: A five-year retrospective review of all histopathologically proven benign breast lesions in the two major hospitals in Kano was carried out. The data were analysed on the basis of the histopathological types, age and sex distribution. Results: Benign breast lesions accounted for 160 (73%) of all breast biopsies seen, and 71.9% of breast diseases in women with a benign to malignant ratio of 2.6 to 1. The mean age at presentation was 26 years. Fibrocystic disease was the commonest histological lesion comprising 55 (34.3%) of all cases, with a mean age of 33 years. This was followed by fibroadenoma accounting for 28.8% with a mean age of 21 years, thus occurring a decade earlier than fibrocystic disease of the breast. Inflammatory breast diseases accounted for 8.1%. Conclusion: This study has shown that benign diseases are common in our environment, and with few exceptions our data was comparable to other Nigerian series, but slightly at variance with the developed world.
Signótica , 2005, DOI: 10.5216/sig.v17i2.3728
Abstract: This article presents a first parts of speech description in Kanoê, a Brazilian isolated indigenous language, that finds endangered from short term, because it has a very small number of speakers (about five), between almost a hundred of remaining. They live dispersed in the indigenous areas of Deolinda, Sagarana and Rio Guaporé, and also a family in the border of Omeré river, in the south of Rond nia, Brazil The partial data here introduced were carried out in two field work sessions (June 1991, January 1997) and submitted to the usual analytic methods in Descriptive Linguistics.
Future Direction and Visual Analysis of Kano Model: A Literature Review  [PDF]
Qingliang Meng, Jing Dong
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2018.114028
Abstract: This paper takes WoS database and CNKI database as samples, uses the HistCite to analyze the research status of Kano model, then analyzes the citation networks of Kano model and compares the topics and key points of Kano model research. Finally, the paper proposes the future direction of Kano model based on the citation networks and research topics.
A hybrid of Kano and QFD for ranking customers’ preferences: A case study of bank Melli Iran
Mohammad Hassan Pourhasomi,Alireza Arshadi Khamseh,Yaser Ghorbanzad
Management Science Letters , 2013,
Abstract: Nowadays, many service provider organizations compete to survive and surpass other competitors in the world. They apply new techniques and instruments to identify and to prioritize important criteria for their customers to gain customer satisfaction. Banks, as one of the service provider organizations, are no exception. Quality plays essential role in banking industry and customer’ gratification is considered as one of the major and essential goals in this field. Recognition and awareness regarding the customers’ needs and requirements would facilitate providing satisfactory services. It could be said that improved understanding, accurate identification and prioritization of bank customers’ requirements are the keys to success for bank managers. The present study aims to integrate two approaches of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Kano's model through implementation of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). This study proposes a novel approach to identify and to analyze the priorities of bank customers’ requirements. The results indicate that the priorities of bank customers are different before and after integration of Kano’s Model in the planning matrix of QFD.
A Software Architecture for Automatic Deployment of CORBA Components Using Grid Technologies  [PDF]
Sebastien Lacour,Christian Perez,Thierry Priol
Computer Science , 2004,
Abstract: Software components turn out to be a convenient model to build complex applications for scientific computing and to run them on a computational grid. However, deploying complex, component-based applications in a grid environment is particularly arduous. To prevent the user from directly dealing with a large number of execution hosts and their heterogeneity within a grid, the application deployment phase must be as automatic as possible. This paper describes an architecture for automatic deployment of component-based applications on computational grids. In the context of the CORBA Component Model (CCM), this paper details all the steps to achieve an automatic deployment of components as well as the entities involved: a grid access middleware and its grid information service (like OGSI), a component deployment model, as specified by CCM, an enriched application description and a deployment planner in order to select resources and map components onto computers.
On Self-strengthening Personality in Confucianism and Its Cultivation

Zheng Jianhong,Huang Xiting,

心理科学进展 , 2007,
Abstract: From a psychological point of view, Confucianism mainly reflects the personality of self-strengthening. Kindheartedness (Renai) personality, strong-willedness (hongyi) personality and innovative (gexin) personality are the main contents of self-strengthening in Confucianism, of which the ultimate goal is to cultivate a healthy personality. Self-strengthening personality in Confucianism is not only individually-oriented, but also socially-oriented. It is based on individual orientation, and the ultimate goal is towards social orientation, expanding gradually from individual to social. Learning from practice, overcoming bias and selfishness, correctly dealing with intellect and emotion, and correctly dealing with social interaction are the four approaches to the cultivation of self-strengthening in Confucianism.
Epidemiology of gunshot injuries in Kano, Nigeria
AZ Mohammed, ST Edino, O Ochicha, AB Umar
Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research , 2005,
Abstract: Background: The incidence of civilian gunshot injuries has been reported to be on the increase globally. This study was undertaken to determine the epidemiology of gunshot injuries in Kano, Northern Nigeria. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients with gunshot injuries seen at five major government hospitals in Kano metropolis over a four year period (1999-2002). Results: There were 224 cases, with males out-numbering females by a ratio of 27:1. Eighty -one point three percent of patients were aged between 20 and 44 years. The most commonly injured body regions were the lower limbs (31.6%), chest (15.6%), upper limbs (9.4%) and head (9.0%). A fatal outcome was recorded in 12.5% of cases. Most injuries occurred among traders, students, farmers and security agents, and armed robbery attacks and civil conflicts were the aetiological factors in majority of cases. Conclusion: Gunshot injuries are a major cause of morbidity among adult men in Kano. Addressing the root causes of violence such as poverty, unemployment, and substance abuse will reduce the incidence of gunshot injuries in our society.
Reconfigurability Function Deployment in Software Development
Stelian BRAD,Adrian CHIOREANU,Mircea FULEA,Bogdan MOCAN
Informatica Economica Journal , 2011,
Abstract: In the forthcoming highly dynamic and complex business environment high-speed and cost-effective development of software applications for targeting a precise, unique and momentary set of requirements (no more-no less) associated to a customized business case will bring sig-nificant benefits both for producers and users. This requires a life cycle change-oriented ap-proach in software development. In this respect, designing software with intrinsic evolutionary resources for reconfiguration represents the sound approach. A methodology for concurrent deployment of reconfigurability characteristics in software applications is introduced in this paper. Its potential is exemplified in a case study dealing with web-based software tools to support systematic product innovation projects.
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