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Introducing Educate~ online
Geoff Whitty
Educate~ , 2006,
Abstract: In 2001, the first issue of a new journal was published that focused on disseminating the work of postgraduate researchers at the Institute of Education. This new journal was called: Educate ~ The London Journal of Doctoral Research in Education. It offered a new opportunity to the community of postgraduate researchers, whether full-time and part-time, home or international, undertaking professional doctorates or MPhil/PhD research, to publish and disseminate their research. Educate~ offers a publication outlet for this sizable and diverse group of doctoral researchers, enabling the publication of work-in-progress as well as fully-fledged papers. It also offers a starting point for conversations between the Institute’s postgraduate researchers and its established academic staff, allowing each to learn from the other, thereby developing the Institute’s research community. These conversations have continued to develop with the biannual Doctoral School conferences, now a well-established feature here at the Institute. Indeed, the abstracts for the Summer Conference are included in this issue of Educate~. The inaugural Editorial, back in 2001, stated that “our success will depend on the continuing willingness of potential contributors to provide us with interesting, thought provoking and engaging material” and I encourage readers to look back through the online archives to see how successful Educate~ has been. The development of software to enable academic journals to appear online and, importantly, to manage the entire editorial process electronically, presented an opportunity for Educate~ that could not be missed. Educate~ has now successfully moved to an online format. Doing so allows Educate~ to integrate photographic materials, audio files and audiovisual files and even podcasts - like this one, into what it publishes. Indeed, Educate~ does not just contain abstracts from this year’s Summer Conference, but also podcasts of a number of the presentations that will be streamed during the conference. Eduacate~’s electronic presence also allows users of the site to post comments on the published work and for the authors to respond, making the journal a focus of the research community in the Institute. In that first Educate~ editorial, the Editorial Board expressed a hope that “in time, [it would] include doctoral students and established academics who are not necessarily based here at the Institute”. That vision has now been realised through Educate~’s move online, involving a name change that drops ‘London’ from its title, so that it is now simply: Educate
Free the Globe  [PDF]
Alejandro Gangui
Physics , 2015,
Abstract: The parallel globe is an old, very simple and ingenious device that, when systematically employed in astronomy classes, becomes a teaching tool with great potential. Properly oriented according to the local meridian, this instrument allows us to follow the shadows in any region of the Earth that is illuminated by the Sun, as well as offering a clear view of the terminator, the fast-moving grey line that divides the day from the night on our planet. With knowledge of the shadows, it is possible to estimate the latitude of a site and to infer local solar time anywhere in the planet's sunlit hemisphere. Furthermore, by using the parallel globe we may understand simply the existence of regions in which objects sometimes do not cast shadows, and also other regions which, on the contrary, sometimes become "long-shadow" countries. In this work, we first review the device and the basics of its assembly and operation. In the second part, we describe in detail some activities targeted to facilitate its use in the classroom, which our research group has been developing during teacher training workshops.
Will relativistic heavy-ion colliders destroy our planet?  [PDF]
Arnon Dar,A. De Rújula,Ulrich Heinz
Physics , 1999, DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01307-6
Abstract: Experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory will study collisions between gold nuclei at unprecedented energies. The concern has been voiced that ``strangelets''-hypothetical products of these collisions - may trigger the destruction of our planet. We show how naturally occurring heavy-ion collisions can be used to derive a safe and stringent upper bound on the risk incurred in running these experiments.
Soap operas, to entertain and to educate
de la Barrera,Melina Ayres;
Cuadernos del CLAEH , 2008,
Abstract: soap operas are increasingly inserted in a concrete social reality. the representations constructed by soap operas are associated with daily life and social with the context in which they are immersed. this article discusses the narrow boundary between fiction and reality in soap operas, and the intent to educate throughout current real issues. with this purpose this study selected two soap operas written by manoel carlos and produced by brazilian red globo: mujeres apasionadas (2003) and páginas de la vida (2006).
Interdependence of FDI between India and ASEAN- 5: Evidence from Causality  [cached]
Rudra Prakash Prakash Pradhan
International Business Research , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/ibr.v3n4p156
Abstract: The paper explores the interdependence of FDI between India and ASEAN-5 countries namely, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, at the individual and group level. The empirical analysis is based on time series cointegration and causality test over the period 1970-2008. The findings suggest the presence of interdependence of FDI between India and ASEAN-5 countries. The policy implication of this study is that with the increasing interest of economic integration around the globe, especially with India-ASEAN Regional Trade and Investment Area (RTIA), the existence of interdependence of FDI between member countries is an important feature for maintaining growth sustainability in the Asian economy. Keywords: Economic growth, Defense spending, Panel cointegration.
A Financial Analysis Approach on the Promotion of Peace through Economic Interdependence  [PDF]
Thomas Poufinas, Victoria Pistikou
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.815222
Abstract: The question of whether economic interdependence promotes peace is more than ever relevant once and again due to a series of conflicts around the globe. Two schools advocate the two opposite beliefs; these are Realism and Liberalism. The former supports that economic interdependence does not necessarily promote peace, whereas the latter trusts that it does. In our paper, we use a financial analysis—econometric approach to realize that there is evidence that supports that economic interdependence between two states in conflict does not promote peace since it has no significant impact on the configuration of the conflict. Consequently, it does not provide a significant enhancement in the levels of national security.
Multinationals and Interdependence in Internationalisation Processes  [PDF]
Sérgio Fernando Loureiro Rezende
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review , 2006,
Abstract: This article deals with interdependence and the internationalisation process of multinationals (MNCs); a topic that has received scarce attention in the literature (e.g. Bell & Young, 1998; Holm et al., 1995). By reviewing the literature on behavioural models of internationalisation, initially, the article suggests that MNCs should be regarded as loosely coupled systems in which independence and interdependence of operations shape how MNCs evolve and organise activities across borders. Subsequently, the article models the internationalisation process of MNCs by highlighting three dimensions that characterise their pattern of evolution - uniformity, direction and rhythm, and lays out three hypotheses on the relationship between these dimensions and interdependence. The direction of the relationship is suggested to be negative, i.e., other things being equal, interdependence is negatively related to uniformity, direction and the rhythm of the internationalisationprocesses. The article concludes by claiming that the internationalisation of MNCs results from an intricate combination ofindependent, yet interdependent, internationalisation processes that evolve in various spatial and temporal contexts within the MNC network.
Multinationals and interdependence in internationalisation processes
Rezende, Sérgio Fernando Loureiro;
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S1807-76922006000100002
Abstract: this article deals with interdependence and the internationalisation process of multinationals (mncs); a topic that has received scarce attention in the literature (e.g. bell & young, 1998; holm et al., 1995). by reviewing the literature on behavioural models of internationalisation, initially, the article suggests that mncs should be regarded as loosely coupled systems in which independence and interdependence of operations shape how mncs evolve and organise activities across borders. subsequently, the article models the internationalisation process of mncs by highlighting three dimensions that characterise their pattern of evolution - uniformity, direction and rhythm, and lays out three hypotheses on the relationship between these dimensions and interdependence. the direction of the relationship is suggested to be negative, i.e., other things being equal, interdependence is negatively related to uniformity, direction and the rhythm of the internationalisation processes. the article concludes by claiming that the internationalisation of mncs results from an intricate combination of independent, yet interdependent, internationalisation processes that evolve in various spatial and temporal contexts within the mnc network.
Multinationals and interdependence in internationalisation processes
Rezende, Sérgio Fernando Loureiro;
Revista de Administra??o Contemporanea , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S1415-65552006000500002
Abstract: this article deals with interdependence and the internationalisation process of multinationals (mncs); a topic that has received scarce attention in the literature (e.g. bell & young, 1998; holm et al., 1995). by reviewing the literature on behavioural models of internationalisation, initially, the article suggests that mncs should be regarded as loosely coupled systems in which independence and interdependence of operations shape how mncs evolve and organise activities across borders. subsequently, the article models the internationalisation process of mncs by highlighting three dimensions that characterise their pattern of evolution - uniformity, direction and rhythm, and lays out three hypotheses on the relationship between these dimensions and interdependence. the direction of the relationship is suggested to be negative, i.e., other things being equal, interdependence is negatively related to uniformity, direction and the rhythm of the internationalisation processes. the article concludes by claiming that the internationalisation of mncs results from an intricate combination of independent, yet interdependent, internationalisation processes that evolve in various spatial and temporal contexts within the mnc network.
Planetary IQ Prerequisite for a Shared Vision on Our Planet’s Future: Can We Align and Engineer Ourselves out of the Tragedy of Commons?  [cached]
Ruud Weijermars
Energy and Environment Research , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/eer.v1n1p147
Abstract: Uniting on a common vision for the management of our Planet’s future environment remains a formidable challenge. Prophecies and visions warning for an impoverished and overexploited future planet have thus far made little difference for man’s choices and decisions on the development of Earth’s finite natural resources. Exponential growth of nearly every usage of our natural resources continues unabated, although the unfolding of an environmental tragedy is increasingly well documented and becomes harder to deny. The basic message of past visionaries is reinforced in this essay. Some of us argue that the cost of environmental engineering is simply too high. Others point out that the deferred cost due to irresponsible engineering of our environment will be even higher. The development of a higher Planetary IQ is postulated here as a prerequisite for the adoption of a globally shared vision for our planet’s future. The absence of such a shared vision for our planet’s future will stand firmly in the way of developing and implementing the various strategic targets (e.g., biodiversity conservation & GHG emission control) proposed by major institutions to establish a sustainable future for mankind. Game theory and decision-making tools can suggest possible outcomes of multi-stakeholder processes, but in reality the probability of successfully engineering our future remains highly uncertain - if not utopia. The Planetary IQ Society is launched to stimulate the development of shared visions and solutions for a sustainable future.
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