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Problems of Expressiveness in Geoaesthetics  [PDF]
Kwang Myun Kim
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.44061
Abstract: Facing in the prospect of geo-environmental activities like volcanic explosions, earthquakes, floods, landslides, subsidence issues, tsunamis, etc., we have to reconsider a sustainable harmony between human beings and nature. Approaching the reality of the changing patterns of the earth’s surface and geological processes geoaesthetically will be helpful in establishing a more desirable relationship between human beings and nature. In this paper the author attempts to consider the meaning of expressiveness in relation to geoaesthetics, and further the author intends to reveal expressiveness through various phenomena of the earth. Expressiveness can evoke emotion as one experiences the aesthetic object. Empathy plays a role in drawing expression from expressiveness. One can find geoaesthetic expression through looking deeply into the expressiveness the earth presents. Earth itself is inanimate, but owing to its plentiful expressiveness it can restore the organic, animate world.
Prospects and problems of mechanical engineering  [PDF]
Korotaeva, Yulia
Socìal?no-ekonomì?nì Problemì ì Der?ava , 2012,
Abstract: The aim of the article is to study modern consisting of the Ukrainian mechanical engineering. Problems and prospects of development of this industry are exposed.
The Problems and Prospects of Cultural Evolution
Robert Fellner
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology , 1990, DOI: 10.5334/pia.363
Abstract: This paper is designed to provide a short and hopefully clear account of the principles and problems of arhcaeological interpretations of change in prehistoric cultures.
Micro Finance in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
OJ Nwanyanwu
African Research Review , 2011,
Abstract: This paper set to provide an overview of microfinance in Nigeria and examine its problems and prospects. The data collected form secondary sources, were analysed descriptively. The microfinance scheme holds a lot of prospects for the Nigerian economy as it is expected to empower of Low- Income Earners, reduce poverty, generate employment, among others. However, the paper observed that among the problems faced in the micro finance industry are inadequate finance, high risk, heavy transaction cost, mounting loan losses, low capacity and low technical skills on micro financing. As a result of some of these problems, some micro finance institutions in Nigeria have collapsed. Consequent upon the problems noted, the following recommendations given, among others, are: the supervisory authorities should enforce standards so as to address the issue of poor management of funds meant for credit disbursement, the capital base of micro finance institutions should be strengthened in order to mobilize domestic savings and promote banking culture among low-income groups and the issue of private participation should seriously be encouraged.
Globalization and Developing Economies: Problems and Prospects
Abubakar, M. B.
International Journal of Economic Development Research and Investment , 2010,
Abstract: The paper appraised the problems and prospects of globalization to developing economies (like Nigeria). Thus, the main objective was to expose the possible economic benefits of globalization and at the same time highlighted the negative economic consequences. Even though, the study is descriptive in design, yet it relied on secondary source of data from internet, documents, texts, conducted research reports, presented papers etc. Recommendations were proffered to enable developing economies ripe more benefits from globalization among others that they should provide economic environments that are conducive, capable of attracting foreign investors and strong enough to support the strength and capacity of the domestic industry, otherwise, the globalization opportunities could only be seen as a mirage.
Problems and prospects of development of tourism in the Astrakhan region
Lyubov V. Hlebcova,Irina I. Potapova
European Researcher , 2010,
Abstract: Features of functioning of tourist business in the Astrakhan region are investigated, problems and prospects of tourist business are defined, ways of increasing the competitiveness and efficiency come to light. On the basis of SWOT the analysis the factors influencing tourist business come to light.
Women Entrepreneurs in India: Problems and Prospects  [PDF]
ThirdFront : Journal of Humanities and Social Science , 2013,
Abstract: The emergence of entrepreneurs in agriculture and allied activities can propel our rural population into self-sustaining individuals, who in turn can catalyze the development of economy. The concepts of entrepreneur and entrepreneurship have been frequently applied to industrial sector. Agriculture, on the other hand, has largely been viewed as non-entrepreneurial traditional activity. For rural folk it is a way for life. Hence farmers were never visualized as business operators and farming as an enterprise. Not much has been developed to farmers into rational business, sensing individuals or in other words ‘entrepreneurs’. The genesis of entrepreneurship in agriculture and allied activities ,is quite recent. It is now being widely accepted that increase in production, productivity, of terms, farm diversification, innovation and development of farmers into self sustaining individuals follow inoculation of the entrepreneurial qualities among the farmers. Factors like liberalization of the economy have created the right ambience for growth of entrepreneurs in agriculture. It is estimated that presently women entrepreneurs comprise about 10% of the total entrepreneurs in India. The term “Women Entrepreneurship” mean, an act of business ownership and business creation that empowers women economically, increases their economic strength as well as position in society. Hence women-entrepreneurs have been making a considerable impact in all most all the segments of the economy which is more than 25 percent of all kinds of business .In India “Entrepreneurship” is very limited amongst women especially in the formal sector, which is less than 5 percent of all the business. The personality trait of women entrepreneurs includes Risk takers, opportunist, inventor, commercialiser, trader, innovator, flexible etc. There are various problems associated with women entrepreneurs such as problem of finances, family responsibilities, limited mobility factor and domination by male, old and outdated social outlook etc. This paper suggests various problems and future prospects of women entrepreneurs.
Microfinance Banking in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
International Journal of Finance and Accounting , 2012, DOI: 10.5923/j.ijfa.20120105.04
Abstract: Since the advent of microfinance banking in Bangladesh in the mid 1970’s, several countries have copied this financing model. The seeming popularity of this model among developing countries is predicated on poverty reduction prospect it offers. The Nigerian government cued into this popular thinking in 2005 when it inaugurated the microfinance banking scheme. This was founded to provide finance to economically active poor excluded from financing by conventional banks, provide employment, engender rural development and reduce poverty. This paper theoretically examines the challenges these banks have had to grapple with from their inception. Furthermore, it scans the business environment to assess the prospects of microfinance banks in Nigeria. The paper shows that microfinance banking in Nigeria faces enormous challenges in infrastructural inadequacies, social misconception, poor legal and regulatory framework, unbridled competition from other financial institutions,abandonment of core microfinance function and paucity of qualified manpower. Despite this plethora of challenges, the study identified several areas where opportunities exist for these banks. The growing entrepreneurial awareness, increasing government interest, large unbanked rural area and high population of poor people were identified as some of these opportunities. The paper argues that with proper regulatory interventions and commitment of other stakeholders to the core mission of microfinance banking, its challenges can be addressed and its prospects enhanced. This paper therefore concludes that the future of microfinance banking in Nigeria is bright.
Administration of state sector: problems and prospects
Rudchenko, Oleksandr Yuriyovych,Shkilnyak, Mykhaylo Mykhaylovych
Socìal?no-ekonomì?nì Problemì ì Der?ava , 2011,
Abstract: Authors investigated separate problems of administration of economics state sector and settled steps concerning its improvement. In the article, were examined peculiarities of administration models of state sector, it condition and main drawbacks were analyzed.
Prospects of Solving Grand Challenge Problems  [PDF]
Rajan Gupta
Physics , 1995,
Abstract: The recent woes of the supercomputer industry and changes in federal funding have caused some scientists to re-evaluate the means by which they hope to solve Grand Challenge problems. I evaluate the potential of Massively Parallel Processors (MPP) within this context and the state of today's MPP. I stress that for solving large-scale problems MPP are crucial and that it is essential to seek a balance between CPU performance, memory access time, inter-node communications, and I/O. To achieve this it is important to preserve certain characteristics of the hardware while selecting the hottest processor to design the machine around. I emphasize that for long term stability and growth of parallel computing priority should be given to standardizing software so that the same code can run on different platforms and on machines ranging from clusters of workstations to MPP.
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