Book review by Prof. Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Stochastic Population and Epidemic Models (Persistence and Extinction)
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Andri Wibowo Susilo, Hengky Supit, Sri Wahyuni Astuti, Bambang Widjanarko Otok
Structural equation modeling of sales people performance in the company of business to business
The purpose of this research examines the pattern of adaptive selling against performance of sales suite. By using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), it reveals that sales people performance influenced by the ability to monitor and to modify motivation in practicing adaptive selling behavior. Therefore, there should be a training syllabus, which in the end can be used as an evaluation of the performance of employees.
Lisa E. Creecy
Keywords: SEM, Adaptive Selling, sales people performance, Relationship Initiative, Moderating
Enrichment versus acceleration: An examination of the literature
This paper reviews the current research regarding enrichment and acceleration. It provides a comparative and contrasting look at these two types of gifted education delivery models. Popular models are analyzed, and reviewed.
Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, José António Filipe, Manuel Coelho, José Chavaglia Neto
Keywords: Enrichment, acceleration, gifted education
Nanotechnology applications in industry and medicine
Since some time ago, nanotechnology has become one of the most promising scientific hopes in several human domains. Countless scientific studies in several areas of knowledge have been made since the nanoscale emergence, bringing their contribution to the nanoscience development. The recent researches in this field allowed the union of interests from several areas, such as physical sciences, molecular engineering, biology, biotechnology and medicine for example, contributing to the investigation of Biosystems at a nanoscale. Nanotechnology and nanobiosystems are becoming a privileged domain in order to reach an advanced level in the human development in many fields, as: a) the biotechnology processes; b) the synthesis of new drugs and their delivery on a live bod; c) the regenerative medicine and the new technologies in medicine: biotechnology and nanotechnology, body area networks for telemedicine-nanomedicine, nanoimaging, nanotechnological implants, in-body diagnostic systems, nanobiomedical wired devices, etc.; d) the application on the sustainability of the environment. Nanoscale can provide the tools to get better conditions to investigate Biosystems and to get advances with nanomaterials. These nanoscales, used in Biosystems, contribute to enhance very innovative and promising results in medical area. Improvements in the telemedicine and on health are expectable with new systems operations and new nanotechniques. Ethical, legal and social implications are posed and the need for discussing this theme shows the importance of nanotechnology to the society and the consequences, both positive and negative, that the development of nanotechnology will have to mankind in the future.
Minto Waluyo, Syamsul Huda
Keywords: Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, telemedicine, ethics
Development model of supply chain management in manufacturing processes
The researchers developed a model of supply chain management (MSC) for snack marketing as a strategy in competition. This research process was conducted in three experiments, i.e. measurement models, structural models and modification models. The results of the mathematical equation of supply chain management model development is Y5 = 0.23 X + Z5. The hypothesis results are all of the MSC variables influence significantly with Goodness of Fit Indices.
Keywords: MSC variable, company performance, sustainable competitive advantage