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Designing Conceptual Framework for Aligning Service Oriented Architecture with Business Process  [PDF]
Zulqarnain Abdul Jabbar, Manoj Kumar, Asia Samreen
Journal of Computer and Communications (JCC) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2015.34002
Abstract: A problem in most of the organizations is to find the best way to mature their business processes. Process maturity can make the organizations more profitable and competent for other competitors. The problem can be solved by aligning service oriented architecture (using web services) with business processes within the organization. The purpose of this paper is to design a conceptual framework for aligning business processes with the Service Oriented Architecture and then prove the framework’s validity using simulation. An organization is working in education sector and wants to integrate its multiple web applications to allow data flow from one system to another. The framework will help the organization to align business process of service oriented architecture and to easily mold their business process according to business needs. The framework’s validity will be proved by simulating the entire process using Yet Another Workflow Language (YAWL).
Applying Global Perspectives on Fragility to Improve US Communities  [PDF]
Debra J. Bolton, Francisco M. Hernandez
Advances in Anthropology (AA) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/aa.2017.71003
Abstract: Today, the greatest impacts on families stem from ongoing global conflicts and other natural or man-made disasters. Literature and multi-lingual research were examined and analyzed to determine fragility in rural and urban US communities with high immigrant populations, high poverty, and challenged social integration. Data came from international development and localized research. Literature review content was related to fragility, families emigrating to the US coming from those fragile states, and immigrants’ ability to adapt to new environments as evidenced in research analyses. Approaches that non-governmental, humanitarian and peace-building entities are taking to bridge research with application were also examined. A model of adaptive and culturally-relevant practices is offered as a logical way to address the effects of poverty and fragile conditions, and to move affected populations toward resilience.
A Public Value Based Framework for Evaluating the Performance of e-Government in China  [PDF]
Wenlin Bai
iBusiness (IB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2013.53B006
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Much research has been done on evaluating the performance of e-government in China, but comprehensive pictures of research done on evaluation of performance of e-government can hardly be found in the Chinese literature. Besides, there are few theories to support the research and practice in evaluation. By analyzing existed literature, the paper proposes a conceptual framework for evaluating performance of e-government based on public value perspective. Delivery of public services, effectiveness of public organization and development of trust are identified and selected as three basic public values for analysis.

Awareness of the Potential Threat of Cyberterrorism to the National Security  [PDF]
Abdulrahman Alqahtani
Journal of Information Security (JIS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jis.2014.54013
Abstract: The revolution of computing and networks could revolutionise terrorism in the same way that it has brought about changes in other aspects of life. The modern technological era has faced countries with a new set of security challenges. There are many states and potential adversaries, who have the potential and capacity in cyberspace, which makes them able to carry out cyber-attacks in the future. Some of them are currently conducting surveillance, gathering and analysis of technical information, and mapping of networks and nodes and infrastructure of opponents, which may be exploited in future conflicts. This paper uses qualitative data to develop a conceptual framework for awareness of cyberterrorism threat from the viewpoint of experts and security officials in critical infrastructure. Empirical data collected from in-depth interviews were analysed using grounded theory approach. This study applied to Saudi Arabia as a case study.
Nordic Container Port Sustainability Performance—A Conceptual Intelligent Framework  [PDF]
Moulay Hicham Hakam
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2015.81002
Abstract: There is a lack of both integrative frameworks for container ports and dedicated ones to the Nordic region as observed in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to fill that gap by proposing a conceptual intelligent sustainability performance management framework for Nordic container ports. First a description of such framework is given where the application of artificial intelligence is vital. Then, scanning the literature for performance measurement, features of ports in the Nordic region and port sustainability is undertaken. A dedicated list of key performance indicators is suggested. Finally, a prototype based on hypothetical data is developed for demonstration purposes.
The Latest Progress of the Conceptual Framework  [PDF]
Ting Shang
Modern Economy (ME) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/me.2015.66065
Abstract: During the past 30 years, the world’s economy developed rapidly, but the formulation of accounting standards often could not keep up with the pace of economic development as the continuous innovation of financial instruments or derivatives financial instruments, the increasingly frequency of unconventional activities such as merger, acquisition and restructuring, the rapid flowing of global capital, and the development of networking, information science and technology. Thus the lagging and patching method of accounting standards made the conceptual framework which was ever explored in the past back to the IASB agenda again. This paper mainly described the latest progress of the conceptual framework after IASB released Discussion Paper, analyzed the characteristics of the restatement of CF, and proposed several thoughts for the China CF and accounting standards.
Facebook in Vietnam: Uses, Gratifications & Narcissism  [PDF]
Brian McCauley, Sarah Gumbley, Giovanni Merola, Matthew McDonald, Truc Do
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.411006
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The purpose of this study was to create a conceptual framework and to collect some pilot data in order to underpin future research on how the Vietnamese use Facebook in their day-to-day lives. A number of key points were observed in this study, which informed the framework. Firstly, there is a paucity of research on this topic, that Facebook users in Vietnam (population 90 million) rank as some of the heaviest consumers in the world, and Vietnamese cultural traditions and values need to be acknowledged given these differences when compared to other nations and how this might influence Facebook use. Given the studies focus on users, the theory on “uses and gratifications” was employed in order to understand how Facebook satisfies the needs of its Vietnamese users. An important component in this theory is the way in which Facebook allows posting of material related to the enhancement of the “self”, which has the potential to satisfy ego driven needs in the form of narcissism. However, narcissism and its links with Facebook have only recently been systematically studied in Asian countries, predominately in China. In conclusion, the conceptual framework and analysis of the pilot data produced a number of interrelated constructs (e.g. socializing, social enhancement, entertainment) that provide a baseline or foundation from which a longer-term program of empirical research can be conducted on Facebook use in Vietnam1.
Intellectual disability: an approach from the health sciences perspective
Salvador-Carulla,Luis; Rodríguez-Blázquez,Carmen; Martorell,Almudena;
Salud Pública de México , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S0036-36342008000800006
Abstract: intellectual disability (id) is a complex condition that has not aroused very much interest in the health sciences and medical fields. as a result, a large part of the responsibility for caring for individuals with id has fallen in the areas of education, social services and volunteering. nevertheless, intellectual disability is a very significant health problem, whether because of its prevalence, the costs to the public health system, the families and society in general or due to related health complications. id should be a priority area of study and action in the health field. this article reviews the conceptual, diagnostic and etiological problems that affect intellectual disability, as well as factors related with the health of the persons who are affected. in addition, some recommendations are outlined for improving health care for this population group.
Treatment decisions in advanced disease: A conceptual framework
Broeckaert Bert,The Flemish Palliative Care Federation
Indian Journal of Palliative Care , 2009,
Abstract: This English translation, made by a professional translator in close cooperation with the author and kindly proofread by Dr. Phil Larkin, follows the original text as closely as possible. However, though we thought it was wise to maintain the official (but not unproblematic) Dutch/Belgian definition of euthanasia in the original text (written for Belgian readers), the English texts offers a new and clearer definition of euthanasia. From the very beginning of the Belgian euthanasia debate in 1999, the Flemish Palliative Care Federation has chosen not to stay on the sideline, but to take an active part in the discussion and formulate recommendations based on our expertise and experience. Time and again we have pointed out that the ethical issues at the end of life are not just restricted to those of euthanasia. We have found that there is still much confusion about, for example, the difference or the boundary between pain control and euthanasia or between euthanasia and withholding life-sustaining treatment. Therefore, we thought it appropriate to put the following conceptual framework with regard to treatment decisions in advanced illness forward.
Transaction Costs and Organizational Competences: Explaining the Governance Structure for Manufacturing Stage
Lima Nogueira,Antonio Carlos; Bataglia,Walter;
Journal of technology management & innovation , 2012, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-27242012000100011
Abstract: this article deals with the influence of transaction costs and organizational competences on the choice of governance structure for manufacturing stage in a productive system. the objective is to develop a conceptual model that explains the choice of supplier for manufacturing through transaction costs and organizational competences. following earlier studies, the model proposes competences of the product′s owner influence the vertical scope in a relation moderated by transaction costs. the constructs in the model are: “governance structure”, the dependent variable categorized as internal or external supplier, “transaction costs”, measured by asset specificity of the product and bargain power of the firm in the manufacturing stage, and “competences on operations”, measured by experience and diversification of the firm. the study presents some methodological implications for applying the model in brazilian pharmaceutical industry, through searching for secondary data on drugs and firms in a public database of the federal regulatory agency.
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