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Testes de capacidade de expans?o em programas de melhoramento de milho pipoca
Matta, Frederico de Pina;Viana, José Marcelo Soriano;
Scientia Agricola , 2001, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-90162001000400029
Abstract: quality, normally expressed by the relation volume of popcorn/weight of grains (volume expansion), is an important characteristic in popcorn breeding. different systems of assessing popcorn expansion should be used in individual and family selections, since they are common to consumers. the purpose of this work was to evaluate two systems for popping expansion determination in breeding programs. the first was a hot air popcorn pumper and the second was a microwave oven. for the first one an experiment was installed in a completely randomized design, with three treatments and nine levels of kernel weight, and five replications. for the second one, aiming to define an alternative packaging, an experiment was installed also in a completely randomized design, following a factorial scheme, with three replications, involving two times and five packagings. another experiment was achieved to verify the microwave oven quality for volume expansion determination with a little kernel quantity and the best time to be used. the hot air popcorn pumper is an efficient system, in which 10 g of kernel can be used to evaluate plants and up to 90 g of kernel can be used to evaluate families in the experiments. the microwave oven is equivalent to the hot air popcorn pumper. kraft paper bags can be used in the microwave oven. for plant evaluation 10 g of kernel with 140 seconds are recommended. to evaluate progenies 30 g to 90 g of kernel with 220 seconds can be used.
An Investigation of Audit Quality in Mauritius  [PDF]
Auhammud Bibi Mushiirah, Seetah Keshav, Pariag Maraye Neeveditah
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.813174

Objectives: The objective of the study was to investigate the importance of audit quality in Mauritius and the factors affecting audit quality in Mauritius, from the perception of accounting professionals in Mauritius. Methodology: For the purpose of this study, a survey was carried out among accounting professionals in Mauritius. Based on existing literature, the questionnaire was designed and a five point-likert scale was used. The target population was accountants, auditors and stock brokers who were used as a proxy for investors. A stratified random sampling approach was used for the purpose of this study. A sample size of 200 accounting professionals was out of the 200 questionnaires administered, 188 were collected, of which 8 were discarded because they were not properly filled. Statistical analysis techniques for example; Factor Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Independent Samples T-test and One-Way-ANOVA were used for the purpose of analysis. Findings: Majority of respondents have shown agreement with the importance of audit quality for its multiple beneficial contributions to successful corporate performance, and good governance in general. In addition the impacting factors on audit quality, by Turley and Willekens [1], regarding audit fees, firm size, tenure, reputation, financial statements-restatements, industry expertise, independence, non-audit services, and audit rotation, have been perceived as essential for achieving audit quality in Mauritius. The study reveals that female are more agreeable than male that audit quality enhances firm performance. The study also reveals that female are more agreeable than male that Long auditor tenure leads to high audit quality and that financial restatements of faulty statements negatively impact audit quality. Scope for Future Research: The study has investigated the audit quality from the perspectives of accounting professionals. Further study can include the perception

Website Design Quality and Form Input Validation: An Empirical Study on Irish Corporate Websites  [PDF]
Mary Levis, Malcolm Brady, Markus Helfert
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2008, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2008.11009
Abstract: The information maintained about products, services and customers is a most valuable organisational asset. Therefore, it is important for successful electronic business to have high quality websites. A website must however, do more than just look attractive it must be usable and present useful, usable information. Usability essentially means that the website is intuitive and allows visitors to find what they are looking for quickly and without effort. This means careful consid-eration of the structure of information and navigational design. According to the Open Web Applications Security Pro-ject, invalidated input is one of the top ten critical web-application security vulnerabilities. We empirically tested 21 Irish corporate websites. The findings suggested that one of the biggest problems is that many failed to use mechanisms to validate even the basic user data input at the source of collection which could potentially result in a database full of useless information.
A Model for Software Product Quality Prediction  [PDF]
Brijendra Singh, Suresh Prasad Kannojia
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2012.56046
Abstract: When the expression “Software Quality” is used, we usually think in terms of an excellent software product that fulfills our expectations. These expectations are based on the intended use. Number of models has been proposed for evaluation of software quality based on various characteristics. In this paper quality of software product is defined in terms of basic components as constituent part of any program or software and proposed a software quality prediction model based on basic components. It has been justified with example that if any software quality model uses the tacit knowledge that will be better than any other model in terms of quality.
Position of Price in Determinants of Quality of Products (Case Study)  [PDF]
Arash Hoseinkhani, Mohsen Nazari, Fereshteh Farzianpour, Shadi Hosseini
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2015.82018
Abstract: Price plays a significant role in product quality in today communities, and consumers may not be aware of the quality and characteristics of the products they buy, despite of presence of distinctive products. They often are not able to compare different brands in terms of the quality. Although many studies on price-quality relationship support this common belief, some other studies indicate that this relationship depends on the specific type of the product, and overall presence of such relationship is less probable. Current work aims at investigating the relationship between product price and purchaser perception of the quality in durable, less durable and non-durable products in Kish Island’s markets as a case study. Three selected products include: LED TV as a durable product, t-shirts as a semi-durable product, and toothpaste as a non-durable product. Research tool is a questionnaire and collected data are analyzed using SPSS V.19 software. Results of the research indicate that price is one of factors reflecting the quality. It was true about t-shirt more than two other products.
“Is Quality Ensuring to Get Competitive Advantages in Auto Manufacturing Industries?” —A Study of Volvo Group  [PDF]
Muhammed Zakir Hossain, Mayesha Tasnim, Mohammad Raihanul Hasan
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2017.71005
Abstract: In today’s business world “Total Quality Management” strategy is utmost important for a company in order to survive in the rapidly growing competitive market. It helps a company to increase the level of competence and allows it to compete in the market. To meet expected superior need of customers, Volvo delivers cleaner, safer and smarter transport solutions by concentrating on solutions-based approach since its inception. This core value of Volvo is urging to conduct a qualitative study on quality of Volvo toward attaining competitive advantage. This study attempted to investigate the role of quality management on Volvo’s competitiveness through a case study method. While exploring the secondary data, this study found that attributes such as dynamic leadership, positive and ethical corporate culture, customer centric orientation, empowering employees helped Volvo to achieve competitive advantage over its competitor. This study also found that practicing Six Sigma, maintaining quality and ISO standards, and establishing quality council have a positive role in attaining Volvo’s operational excellences and in achieving well-functioning society. Volvo’s strategy of winning competitive advantage is an example which should be followed by others to achieve competitive advantage in order to be able to sustain in today’s highly competitive market and keeping pace with rapid changes.
Study on the Construction of Enterprise Quality Culture for Brand Strategy  [PDF]
Zhi Gao, Jinfu Ye, Yi Huang
iBusiness (IB) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2012.43033
Abstract: Enterprise quality culture is an important part of corporate culture, but it is often overlooked by enterprise, thus restricting quality level and quality image improvement to a large extent. In this paper, the construction of enterprise quality culture is deeply discussed, aiming at helping enterprise deeply understand the essence of quality culture, combining with brand strategy for the construction of enterprise quality culture.
Psychometric properties of the interRAI subjective quality of life Instrument for mental health  [PDF]
Tess E. Naus, John P. Hirdes
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.53A084
A new Subjective Quality of Life (SQoL) Instrument for inpatient and community mental health settings was developed by the interRAI research collaborative to support evaluation of quality in mental health settings from the person’s perspective. Ratings of SQoL provide important information about the quality of service and patient experience with the care they receive. This information can help staff to improve approaches to each person’s plan of care in a manner that is meaningful to the individual. This study examined the reliability of the SQoL-MH. 83 inpatients from several clinical departments in a mental health center in South Western Ontario, Canada were randomly assigned to either be interviewed or complete the assessment on his or her own. Reliability was tested using Cronbach’s Alpha. A preliminary factor analysis points to four SQoL-MH subscales with very good internal consistency, ranging from 0.83 to 0.90. Once finalized, the Subjective Quality of Life instrument will be integral to the interRAI suite of instruments used to assess persons with mental health needs. A reliable and valid SQoL-MH instrument will allow mental health service providers to shape or modify care environments in order to enhance quality of life. In addition, the SQoL-MH instrument could also benefit advocacy groups who use reports on quality of life to influence social policy development and funding decisions.
Urban Residents’ Evaluation of Domestic Recreation Service Quality in China  [PDF]
Yuanhao Qin, Wushuang Fan
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.411074
Abstract: Service quality in tourism is the most significant key factor that significantly affects tourist satisfaction and tourist consumption behavior. And as one of the six main factors of travel, tourism recreation affects a lot to tourists’ perception. Consulting the basic datum in The Sampling Survey Datum of Chinese domestic tourism (1998-2007), The Sampling Survey Datum of Chinese tourism (2008-2010) and using the methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis, the writer try to analyze tourists' perception and evaluation with domestic tourism recreation. Then the author found that tourists’ evaluation growth year by year which is effected by a lot of factors such as occupations of tourists, family incomes and so on. At the end of this article, it provides a reference basis which will further improve the quality of Chinese tourism recreation services.
Identifying Existing Bus Service Condition and Analyzing Customer Satisfaction of Bus Service in Dhaka City  [PDF]
Farzana Rahman, Tanay Datta Chowdhury, Tanvir Haque, Rezwanur Rahman, Aminul Islam
Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTTs) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2017.72008
Abstract: Bus systems provide a versatile form of public transportation with the flexibility to serve a variety of access needs throughout an urban area. Efficient operation of the public transport is a key factor for the improvement of living condition in Dhaka city. Transport service performance should be assessed from the passengers’ perspectives to evaluate these perceptions in transportation planning. The exploration of service quality of bus is essential in order to provide a better service in future. The objective of this research is to access overall customer satisfaction in public bus transport of Dhaka city. A questionnaire survey was conducted in five locations in Dhaka city. Bus users’ satisfaction was analyzed by discrete choice logit model towards quality, reliability, safety and security and service provided by buses functioning in Dhaka city. The result indicated that more than half of the respondents believed that the present condition of bus service is not satisfactory. In case of the quality of buses, people think that the body and sitting arrangement of the buses are uncomfortable. Regarding the safety and security condition, main three reasons of dissatisfaction of passengers’ are unsafe driving practices, poor boarding and alighting facilities and lack of law enforcing agencies surveillance. Reasons which make the service unsatisfactory include irregular service provided by buses, regular overcrowding, lack of good standard buses and lack of cleanliness. In spite of these negative views, users’ possessed a positive attitude for buses which is the low travel cost.
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