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Estudios de economía , 2008, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-52862008000200003
Abstract: this study investigates three competing but complementar^ perspectives onfactors related to entrepreneurial firm growth. we examine individual (entrepreneur) firm and national environment factors associated with the growth expectations ofnascent, baby and establishedfirms. using 25,384 data pointsfrom global éntrepreneurship monitor (gem) 's survey of entrepreneurial activity in 35 countries, we find mole gender, personal acquaintance with an entrepreneur, innovative product/service, low levels of competition and based in less-developed countries are associated with high growth expectations for all three business stages. nascent and baby firms' business growth expectations are also linked to having higher levels of start-up capital and outside investment. in contrast to some previous research, wefind that a firm 's initial size is the best predictor of growth expectations. altogether, size-relatedfactors determine not only initial growth expectations, but also growth expectations at laterfirm stages. the law of disproportionate growth (le. a small number of firms are responsible for most expectedjob creation) holdsfor both start-ups and established busines-ses, although the latter are more rare. while both start-up and established firm growth expectations are higher in the developing countries, thefastest growing young firms are mainlyfound in developed countries.
Dice thrown from the begining? An empirical investigation of determinants of firm level growth expectations
Siri Terjesen,László Szerb
Estudios de Economia , 2008,
Abstract: Este estudio investiga tres perspectivas complementarias sobre los factores relacionados con el crecimiento de negocios emprendedores. Se examinan los factores individuales, de la empresa y de medio ambiente nacional asociados con las expectativas de crecimiento de las empresas nacientes, de reciente creación y establecidas. Usando 25,384 datos del Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) en 35 países, encontramos que los hombres, la red personal del emprendedor, la innovación del producto o servicio, menor competencia y estar en países menos desarrollados se asocian con expectativas de alto crecimiento para las tres etapas. Para los emprendedores nacientes y de reciente creación las expectativas de crecimiento también están vinculadas a tener mayores niveles de capital inicial e inversión. En contraste con algunas investigaciones previas, encontramos que el tama o inicial de la empresa es el mejor predictor de las expectativas de crecimiento. En total, los factores relacionados con el tama o determinan no sólo las expectativas de crecimiento iniciales, sino también las expectativas de crecimiento en etapas posteriores de la empresa. El desproporcionado crecimiento (es decir, un peque o número de empresas son responsables de la mayoría de la creación de empleo) se da tanto en empresas nuevas como en establecidas, aunque estas últimas son más escasas. Si bien, tanto la puesta en marcha y las expectativas de crecimiento son mayores en los países en desarrollo, los emprendimientos de más rápido crecimiento se encuentran principalmente en los países desarrollados.
The Examination of the Competitiveness in the Hungarian SME Sector: A Firm Level Analysis
László Szerb,József Ulbert
Acta Polytechnica Hungarica , 2009,
Abstract: While the research on competition has been increasing in popularity amongstscholars, there is a lack of studies focusing on the firm level competition especially inHungary. Even less is known about the competitiveness of the smaller size businesses. Thenewly created conceptual model is configured to fit to the small business setup as well as tothe available data set. The model contains 19 individual variables and seven pillars. Themethodology is unique in the sense that it incorporates the weak points, called bottlenecksover the seven pillars of competitiveness. The individual level competitiveness points arecalculated for each of the 695 businesses. The competition points collerate significantlywith the selected three measures of competitiveness, increase of sales, employment andexport. The cluster analysis prevails high differences amongst the seven groups ofbusinesses.
Samtal om estetiska aspekter i textilsl jden
Siri Homlong
Techne Series : Research in Sloyd Education and Craft Science A , 2011,
Abstract: I sl jdundervisningen i Sverige r ett av m len att eleven skall utveckla f rm gan att g ra och motivera personliga st llningstaganden kring estetiska v rden. I en studie med elever i grundskolan (Homlong, 2006a,b) visade det sig att eleverna hade klara sikter om vad de tyckte om n gra olikt m nstrade tyger, men saknade formalestetiska begrepp f r att f rklara dessa sikter. De begrundade i stor grad sina st llningstaganden med funktionella anv ndningsomr den eller h nvisning till personliga erfarenheter av liknande m nster, f rger eller textilier. Unders kningsmetoden som anv ndes i studien The Language of Textiles (Homlong, 2006a) var en modifierad Repertory Grid d r eleven i flera omg ngar skulle v lja mellan tre olikt m nstrade tyger och motivera valen. Metoden bygger p att den j mf rande analysen lyfter fram likheter och olikheter i en process d r begrepp och deras motsatsben mningar lyfts fram. Denna artikel visar exempel p hur eleverna i studien motiverade sina st llningstagande, i vilka situationer och p vilka omr den de hade problem med att f rklara orsaken till sina st llnings-taganden, och f resl r hur en j mf rande analysmetod kan bidra till utveckling av kommunikation kring estetiska aspekter i sl jdundervisningen. S kord: metod, sl jd, intervju, repertory grid, kommunikation URN:NBN:no-29967
Conference Report: Methodologies of Systems—How to Get to the Case and How to Get Behind It. Organized by Arbeitskreis Funktionale Analyse [Research Group Functional Analysis] Nota sobre la conferencia: Metodologías de sistemas: Cómo conseguir el caso y cómo conseguir lo que hay detrás de él. Organizado por el Grupo de de Investigación en Análisis Funcional Tagungsbericht: "Methodologien des Systems – Wie kommt man zum Fall und wie dahinter?"
Jasmin Siri
Forum : Qualitative Social Research , 2009,
Abstract: The international conference on "Methodologies of the System" provided an inventory of empirical research informed by systems theory. In eight parallel workshops on topics such as "Organization," "Interaction," and "Semantics," more than twenty different empirical research projects were discussed. The workshops were framed by eight keynote lectures on "Methodology and Systems Theory," "Theory as Methodology," "Method and Methodology," as well as "Methodological Imports." In this conference report I will summarize the main topics of the conference and connect them with current approaches to empirical research with systems theory. The following questions will be answered: Which position do studies inspired by systems theory take within the sociological discussions about methods? Which analytical advancements are possible and necessary? Does a "unity" of systems theoretical research exist? Did the conference produce an appearance of unity, which does not represent the plurality of different approaches? Systems theoretical approaches seek access to empirical fields in very different ways. In the process, those approaches seem particularly productive which focus on the empirical interest and not on the faithfulness to their own theory. Given that different approaches presented at this conference produced sound arguments about how to deal with empirical data, it would be counterproductive to implement a rigid canon of method systems theoretical research. The commensurability of a specific method or methodology needs to be extracted from the empirical case and its needs. The conference showed that systems theoretical research and empirical concerns mate. However, it showed as well the misunderstandings that this approach possibly feeds by its terminology and self-descriptions. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0902223 La conferencia internacional sobre "Metodologías del sistema" brindó un inventario de investigación empírica formado intelectualmente por la teoría de sistemas. En ocho grupos paralelos de trabajo sobre tópicos tales como "Organización", "Interacción" y "Semántica", se discutieron más de veinte diferentes proyectos de investigaciones empíricas. Los grupos de trabajo fueron armados en función de ocho conferencias magistrales sobre "Metodología y teoría de sistemas", "Teoría como metodología", "Método y metodología", así como "Importaciones metodológicas". En este reporte de conferencia se hace un resumen de los principales tópicos de la conferencia y se conectan a los enfoques actuales sobre investigación empírica y teoría de sistemas Las siguientes pregunta
Review: Sebastian Ziegaus (2009). Die Abh ngigkeit der Sozialwissenschaften von ihren Medien. Grundlagen einer kommunikativen Sozialforschung Review: Sebastian Ziegaus (2009). Die Abh ngigkeit der Sozialwissenschaften von ihren Medien. Grundlagen einer kommunikativen Sozialforschung [The Social Sciences' Dependency on their Media. Foundations of Communicative Social Research] Rese a: Sebastian Ziegaus (2009). Die Abh ngigkeit der Sozialwissenschaften von ihren Medien [[La dependencia de las ciencias sociale
Jasmin Siri
Forum : Qualitative Social Research , 2010,
Abstract: Sebastian ZIEGAUS interessiert sich in seiner Dissertation für die kommunikative Herstellung der wissenschaftlichen Praxis im Zusammenspiel von Forschenden und technischen Medien. Durch neue Vernetzungstechnologien wie Datenbanken und das Internet entstehen neue Interaktionen in Forschungssystemen, was, so ZIEGAUS, methodisch jedoch meist nicht ausreichend reflektiert werde. Anhand eines kommunikationstheoretischen Modells untersucht er die Selbstbeschreibung sozialwissenschaftlicher Theorien und Methoden. Darüber hinaus will er nicht weniger leisten als eine Neubestimmung der Selbstbeschreibung der Sozialwissenschaften als "kommunikative Sozialforschung". Er schreibt dabei nicht aus der Position eines Sozialwissenschaftlers, sondern als historisch und theoretisch interessierter Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaftler. Daraus resultieren aus einer soziologischen Perspektive gleichsam St rken und Schw chen des hier besprochenen Bandes. So bietet ZIEGAUS im empirischen Teil eine kreative Untersuchung des erkenntnistheoretischen Zugangs sozialwissenschaftlicher Schulenbildung an und deutet diese als Form des Komplexit ts-managements. Die normative Forderung nach der Durchsetzung einer kommunikativen Sozialforschung und deren emphatische Einforderung sind hingegen weniger überzeugend und schlie en nicht an die empirischen Ergebnisse der durchgeführten Untersuchung an. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1101134 In this study Sebastian ZIEGAUS analyzes the communicative construction of scientific practice. With developments in new media and the internet, new means of interaction in research systems evolve. ZIEGAUS's interest lies in the interaction between researcher and research object. He points to a lack of methodological reflection regarding interactional and medial effects in the social sciences. He thus argues that the self-description of social sciences must change through the implementation of the ideal of "communicative social research." ZIEGAUS does not adopt the perspective of a social researcher, but that of a theoretically interested communication scientist—giving rise to both the merits and shortcomings of the book. The empirical part of the study includes a creative exploration of the epistemological foundations of various social theories and their handling of complexity. However, his call for the social sciences to unite under the flag of "communicative social research" is somewhat unconvincing, and fails to tie in satisfactorily with the empirical findings. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1101134 Sebastian ZIEGAU
Bokanmeldelse: Mikkel B Tin (2011) Spilleregler og spillerom. Tradisjonens estetikk Book review: Spilleregler og Spillerom. Tradisjonens Estetikk (Rules and Leeway: The Aesthetics of Tradition).
Siri Homlong
FORMakademisk , 2013,
Abstract: Mikkel B. Tin intresserer seg for estetiske dimensjoner i kunsten generelt og i folkekunsten spesielt. I boken Spilleregler og spillerom belyser han de skapende prosesser som drives fram av individets estetiske og h ndverksmessige forhold til tradisjonelle h ndverk og formspr k. Hans m l har v rt unders ke tradisjonen og kunsten i deres m tepunkt, et m tepunkt han kaller tradisjonens estetikk. Som bokens tittel signaliserer finnes det i denne sammenheng noen rammer forholde seg til; spilleregler, men ogs en individuell frihet vi alle forventer oss at kunstut vere m ha; spillerom. Boken gir mange empiriske eksempel p hvordan ulike ut vere forholder seg til tradisjonen. Ved gjenstandsanalyser og intervjuer studeres den tjekkiske kunstneren Tomás Smetanas tegninger, broderte kraver fra st-Telemark, utsk rne m nster p treportaler i Romania, h ndkl r fra Ukraina og st ltr dsarbeider fra Slovakia. Til slutt behandles spilleregler og spillerom for grafitti, ogs her med et internasjonalt perspektiv. Boken inneholder et rikt bildemateriale, beskrivelser av variasjon i m nster, farge- og materialbruk i ulike arbeider, samt lokalt og internasjonalt sammenlignende analyse av disse arbeidene. Jeg finner boken interessant fordi Tin dreier diskusjonen bort fra at det ta utgangspunkt i tradisjonens h ndverk klassifiseres som kopiering og derfor ikke bidrar til utvikling av individets skapende evner. Han peker p hvordan tradisjonelle uttrykk i ulike materialer b de kan l re oss noe og pne for utvikling av egne uttrykk. ta opp en tradisjon betyr ikke kopiere den, men spille sammen med andre innen et visst spillerom der individets egne erfaringer p virker det estetiske resultatet, er Tins budskap. Jeg forst r godt – og liker – assosiasjonen til kort- eller brikkespill der man jo tar utgangspunkt i et sett regler. Hvilke trekk man gj r eller kort man legger avhenger likevel av den aktuelle situasjonen og hvordan de andre spiller, men ogs hvilke erfaringer man har fra andre ganger man har deltatt i spillet. I Tins empiriske materiale inng r ogs eksempel der f.eks. spesielle tekstiler inng r i en seremoni – der spillerommet ogs er et skuespill! Til slutt vil jeg gjerne fremheve rutenettet Tin har satt p sine empiriske studier n r han siterer Kant, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer og Husserl. Med hjelp av de tre sistnevnte, p peker Tin at tradisjonen, noe som betyr overf ring, er ikke en gitt – det er alltid opp til oss b re den videre. I bokens nd, tolker jeg at det er opp til oss bestemme hvilket spill vi nsker spille. Boken Spilleregler og spillerom. T
Hasnani Siri
Mukaddimah : Jurnal Studi Islam , 2011,
Abstract: The article discusses the mysticism thought of a prominent sufi master, al-Ghazali. It argues that his thoughts is influenced by Sunni theological orientation by giving an emphasis on Islamic orthodoxy. Therefore, to study his mysticism, it is important not only to discuss his background, but also his orientation. These two are of significant topics of discussion of the article. Artikel ini mendiskusikan pemikiran tasawuf al-Ghazali. Penulis berargumen bahwa pemikirannya sangat dipengaruhi oleh teologi Sunni, karena itu menekankan pada aspek ortodoksi. Menjelaskan pemikiran tasawufnya, oleh karena itu, harus memperhatikan tidak saja latar kehidupannya, namun juga latar teologinya. Keduanya menjadi topik inti dalam artikel ini. Kata Kunci: al-Ghazali, tasawuf, Ahl as-Sunnah
Maternal and obstetric risk factors for low birth weight and preterm birth in rural Gambia: a hospital-based study of 1579 deliveries  [PDF]
Abdou Jammeh, Johanne Sundby, Siri Vangen
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2011.13017
Abstract: Introduction: Low birth weight and prematurity are risk factors for perinatal morbidity and mortality, which is high in Sub Saharan African countries. We determined the frequency of and maternal and obstetric risk factors for low birth weight and preterm birth among hospital births in rural Gambia. Method: We performed a hospital-based retrospective analysis of deliveries from July to December 2008 in two rural hospitals. Maternity records were reviewed and abstracted of the mother’s demographic and reproductive characteristics, obstetric complications and foetal outcome. The maternity records contain important information maternal health and complications during pregnancy and intrapartum period. The records also contain information about the newborn’s vital status and birth weight. To determine the association between low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB) and maternal demographic characteristics and obstetric complications we calculated odds using logistic regression. Main outcome measure(s): Low birth weight (<2500 grams) and preterm birth (<37 weeks). Results: Our final sample included 1244 singleton live births with complete information about all variables. The rate of LBW and PTB were 10.5% and 10.9% respectively. Ninety-four percent of LBW infants were estimated to be preterm births. The mean birth weight was 3013 g (541 g standard deviation-SD), while the mean gestational age was 37 weeks. The pattern of risk factors was similar for LBW and PTB and both were strongly associated with antepartum haemorrhage and hypertensive pregnancy disorders. Additionally, primi parity was a risk factor for both PTB and LBW. Conclusion: The percentage of low birth weight and preterm birth in rural hospitals in The Gambia is high. The most significant risk factors were those that may be detected during the antepartum period. Thus, vigilant monitoring during pregnancy, early detection and management of obstetric complications coupled with provision of timely obstetric care interventions are crucial for reducing
A new species of Metriocnemus van der wulp (diptera: chironomidae) with a tentative phylogeny of the genus
Donato, Mariano;Siri, Augusto;
Neotropical Entomology , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S1519-566X2010000100008
Abstract: the male and female of the new species metriocnemus puna sp. n from the argentinean puna are described and illustrated. a parsimony analysis including 24 well-described species of the genus plus the new species based on the adult male was conducted in order to access the phylogenetic position of the new species and to provide the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the genus.
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