Month: November 2014

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Bankruptcy Cancelation in Indonesia: A Labirin for Curator Fee Execution

This article investigates the application of Article 17 paragraph (2) Law No. 37 of 2004 on Bankruptcy and Suspension of Payment (“Bankruptcy Act“) in Indonesia since 2004 until 2013. Article 17 paragraph (2) Indonesia Banckrupcy Act states that the Supreme Court must specify the curator fee amount in case of bankruptcy cancellation petition granted. This

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The Conceptual Link between Leadership and Innovation: The Role of Organizational Climate and Personal Initiative

Travel and Tourism industry is recognized as one of the vehicles for socio-economic developments. The growing competition arising from globalization trends and technological advances exacerbates the demand for hotels to innovate their services and processes to ensure their effectiveness and competitiveness. It is believed that employees’ innovative behavior can be seen as a competitive advantage

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Business Intelligence and Analytics to Prediction of Going Concern Using Neuro-Fuzzy Approach

Rapid advances in technology, enterprise environmental changes and increasing competition has affected the risk of investment. Going concern prediction (GCP) is an important element in investors’ evaluation. The evaluation of a enterprise ‘s going concern status is not an easy task. To assist auditors, going concern prediction models based on statistical methods such as multiple

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Creating a Social Media Based Continuous Interaction Platform for the Design Studio

Social Media offers enticing pedagogic opportunities. Unlike Learning Management Systems (LMSs) or Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), the Social Media User has the ability to create a profile and form interactions with his/her contacts which have real life value and impact. In a learning context, considering the popularity of Social Media, user familiarity with the interface

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Human Capital and Technical Efficiency: An Analysis of the Stochastic Production Frontier and Inefficiency Effects Model for Thai manufacturing SMEs

This paper employs the World Bank�s 2006 Enterprise Survey and the stochastic production frontier and inefficiency effects models to empirically investigate the significant impact of human capital, such as i) skilled workers’ years of education, years of tenure and age, ii) workforce’s education and iii) unskilled foreign workers, as well as iv) in-house and outside

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Developing Staff Schedules under the Constraint of Constant Total Staff Quantity in a Gas Station

This research aims to solve the labor scheduling under the constraint of constant total staff quantity in a 24 hours gas station to minimize the labor cost and increase the service level. The methodology consists of studying the gas station work procedure, service time and customer arrival time in each hour were integer programming models

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The Conceptual Relationship between Work Values Ethics and Innovation Using Leadership as a Mediating Factor

Due to differences in cultures and values, it is widely suggested that management practices needs to be adjusted to suit the contextual environment. Several researchers have revealed a huge impact of national cultures and their implications on management such as leadership styles. Few studies, however, have explored the relationships between work values at the individual

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Negotiation Practices in Japan: An Update on the Bubble Era

The subject of negotiation practices and preferences by culture continues to attract academics and business practitioners around the world. In the case of Japan, however, data has hardly been collected since the years after the Bubble Era, even Adair, Brett, and Weingart (2007) is based on data collected in 2001. Other recent works such as

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Measuring the Effects of Online-To-Offline Marketing

Due to the emerging mobile device usage and rigid competition in e-commerce industry in recent years, companies begin to create a new strategy for their e-marketing, that is, online-to-offline (O2O) marketing, to integrate multiple channels more efficiently. However, still very few studies focus on measuring the effects of O2O marketing strategy. The purpose of this

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The Financial Constraints and Firm’s Profitability: A Case Study of the Indonesian Transportation Companies Listed in Indonesian Stock Exchange

This study attempts to analyze the correlation between financial constraints with the firm’s profitability through return on asset (ROA), return on equity (ROE) and profit margin (PM). The indicators used in determining the financial constraints are cash flow(CF), firm size(FS), dividend payout(DP), interest coverage(IC), debt to capital ratio(DTC) and long-term debt to capital ratio(LTDC). The

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University Branding and Rural Tourism through the Interactive Information Kiosk System

This paper discusses the use of Interactive Information Kiosk System on the development of university-based location in order to enhance tourism for the rural city in Taiwan. The Interactive Information Kiosk System is a touch screen technology relatively new for universities in Taiwan, particularly in remote areas. Further, the Interactive Information Kiosk System is suggested

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Is There a Liability of Japaneseness in Least Developed and Developing Economies:A Study of the Japanese FDI in The Middle East and Africa

Given the insularity of Japan and its unique institutional, economic and cultural framework, we posit that the economic distance, the economic freedom distance and the cultural distance between Japan and the host country of investment will have an important influence on its Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) levels. Using a 31 country sample in the context

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Designing a Creative Tourism Supply Network: Experiential Perspectives

Tourism development involves examining and designing a supply network so that tourism value can be delivered to the tourists. Creative tourism supply has special characteristics compared to other types of tourism in terms of key resources, processes, and deliverable. It is more likely that experiential perspectives play an important role in designing its supply infrastructure

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Technical Efficiency of Micro and Community Enterprises: Evidence from Dok-Kham-Tai District, Phayao, Thailand

This study is to find what are key factors contributing efficiency of the Dok-Kham-Tai community enterprises. In order to meet this objective question, first Data Environment Technique (DEA) is applied to calculate the community enterprise efficiency scores. Then, the calculated efficiency scores will be linked and explained by financial and non-financial factors. According to this

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Regional Income Inequality and Well-Being: A Case Study in the Northeast of Thailand

Inequality issue on the regional income inequality has played an important role in economy, society and politics in Thailand. This issue is difficult to be eliminated within the short period. Evidently, the poverty problem has been diminishing, but inadequate distribution should still be concerned cautiously. In term of statistical reports, they are usually revealed by

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The Influence of Organizational Communication

Purpose – To date, the effective organization communication with employees has long been recognized as the essential tool for developing and maintaining successful human resource management, especially in the service sector. Furthermore, it is also utilized in aligning, motivating and cultivating employees to be in line with the organization culture. Thus, this research was aimed

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Accounting Standard for Smes in Japan

The first accounting standard for SMEs in Japan was established in 1949. This is called �gBook Keeping Guidance for SMEs�h. It was established soon after World War II by the request of the Shoup Mission of the US. Since that time, the accounting standard for SMEs, which was appropriate for current situations, was not established.

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Japanese Subs for Australia? Developments in Australian Defence Procurement/Japanese Defence Export Policy

The Abbott Liberal-National Coalition government of Australia is currently in search of a replacement for the troubled Collins-class conventional submarine fleet of the Royal Australian Navy. Coincidentally, defence ties between Australia and Japan have become ever closer in recent times, particularly under the respective conservative governments of Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe. Following

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A Proactive Framework for Protecting Personal Information at Risk: Taiwan Experiences

Many organizations have collected data about individuals at an increasing rate. Online attacks against computer systems are on the increase and are frequently considered dangerous for some organizations. It��s about time to manage privacy and security of on-line information by reviewing their fundamentals and principles as well as relevant laws and regulations. Concerns of privacy

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A Novel Process Framework for Digital Forensics Tools: Based on ISO/IEC 27037:2012

Digital crime has reached unprecedented proportions nowadays. In order to assist digital forensics specialists, many digital forensics tools have been designed from open source programs or business software, which are based on law, policy and practice. Digital crime investigators often encounter a dilemma in choosing proper tools on the workflow of identifying, collecting, acquiring and

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Analysis of Time Series Mining in Manufacturing Problems

Recently, almost all modern manufacturing operations rely on automatic tools. These automatic tools react with materials used and physical events. Physical events are determined by data patterns that definable by domain experts. However, when problems that have not predefined occurred, it will cause critical errors especially in manufacturing plants. Furthermore, with machine complexity and new

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Analysis of Uncertainty in Time Series Data: Issues and Challenges

This paper reviews issues and challenges of uncertainty in time series data. The aim of uncertainty analysis is to determine the ways of how to deal with uncertain data in order to gain knowledge, fit low dimensional model, and do prediction. So as to build an efficient predictive tool, uncertainty in data could not be

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Performance Evaluation of TCP/IP vs. OpenFlow in INET Framework Using OMNeT++, and Implementation of Intelligent Computational Model to Provide Autonomous Behaviour

Analysing the performance of transmitting data from a source to a certain destination is an interesting task. One of the most reliable networking protocol suites is the Transport Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), which will be studied against a new management paradigm called Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN is an emerging programmable network

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Applying the ICA-Based Approach to Detect Faults in Processes

To save time, cost and labor, there are many studies that have been conducted about the detection of faults in industrial processes. Most of the previous studies used only Independent Component Analysis (ICA) or Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for detection, but they can not form close enough boundaries to reject outliers. This paper proposes an

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Political Instability and the Roles of Governments in the Implementation of the Education Reform Policy in Thailand from 1999-2009

The most recent education reform policy in Thailand officially began in 1999, when the National Education Act came into force. It was considered the most comprehensive reform in Thailand’s history. Since 1999, many governments and ministers of education assumed power. They could be separated into three groups: (1) the Democrat Party; (2) the Thai Rak

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Social Media Censorship Policy and Law: Balancing Good Governance and National Security

This research aims to help Thai government balancing good governance and national security at the same time, this analysis examines four policy alternatives: (1) the status quo policy, (2) cooperation with trusted Non-Government Organization (NGOs), (3) amendment computer crime act, and (4) government participates in social media. All of four alternatives are assessed in terms

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Mapping the Regional Potentials of Public Private Partnership in West Java Province, Indonesia

Mapping regional potentials is attractive to study, among others as a material in developing a partnership between the government and private sector. What is mapping regional potentials ? What are its goals, and what is its status ? The questions were dealt with in the current paper. It containded on Mapping the Regional Potentials of

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Re-Thinking on Public International Law

Today, human being, global environment and natural resources are suffering from the extended and endless national, regional and global conflicts, wars, political violence and terror attacks. From 1950-2007, there was an average of 148000 global battlefields deaths per year, and from 2008-2012 the average was 280 000. Total terror attacks and internal conflicts in 2013

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Strategic Partnership between Australia and Thailand: East Timor and a Legal Case against EU at WTO

This paper uses the concept of strategic partnership to analyse the co-operation between Australia and Thailand in the peacekeeping operations in East Timor from 1999 to 2001. A strategic partnership in this paper focuses on how to countries work together by sharing skills, information, resources and risks to advance their perceived mutual interests on security

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Bridge the Gap of Overlooked Loopholes in Societal Structures

This paper was intended to raise awareness of imbalance between mental and material growth which led to the existing gaps in the economic inequality and resulted in damaging the societal structure. This meant that some entrepreneurs in the country uninsured and the problems only come to light when it is too late as they belief

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A Cross-Cultural Study on the Value Structure of Mobile Internet Usage: Comparison between Indonesia and Thailand

The aim of this paper is to identify the differences in value structures ​​ of mobile Internet usage between Thailand and Indonesia. Data obtained from a survey in 2013 and analyse by using a multiple regression. The results of this study indicate that functional value, emotional value, social value, and the monetary value can simultaneously

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Adoption of Thai Rubber Smallholders’ Household on the Use of ICT: A Case of Southern Thailand

Rubber is one of them which create high economic values for Thailand apart from rice. Under the uncertain socio-economic and environment situation, rubber smallholders’ household confronts with many obstacles such as rubber price and climate variation. The rubber smallholder is intensively supported by the government, in forms of technology and production inputs such as seedlings,

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Use of Social Media in the Academic Environment: A New Platform for Enhancing Independent and Collaborative Learning

Social media technologies generated deep transformation in societies by capturing worldwide audiences. Initially used for socializing, and entertainment have in recent years experienced a rapid increase in participation that has been accompanied by a diversification of purposes and usage patterns. They expanded their reaches into learning activities providing an open space to create content, share

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The Importance of Process Mining in Enhancing Process Performance in Organisation

The development of business intelligence allows organisations to manage and enhance the decision-making process by providing methods and tools for analysing data. Process mining in organisation is needs to develop connection between data mining as business intelligence method and Business Process Management. Its main purpose is the discovery of process model based on existing event

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Enrich Cultural Heritage and Museum through Linked Open Data: The Content Analysis of Open Data Platform in Taiwan

Recently, the concept of Open Data has drawn attention worldwide. It is suggested that the government or government-subsidized institutions should disclose data for public access, distribution and reuse, therefore, those data can contribute more values to the society. In the trend of Open Data, museums or cultural institutions have started to release cultural datasets over

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The Profile of Sharing through Social Media: The Coca Cola Case

Social media are used for individuals with the aim of a great many individual and social motivations. Social media stands, in itself, for communication environments based on the social effect. Individuals are influenced by what other individuals share and by their existence even if they aren’t in interaction with them, and express themselves through social

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On Using Machinima as ‘Found’ in Animation

This article explores the extent to which machinima can work as ‘found’ and be appropriated in an animation. Machinima as a relatively new animation production technique gains its popularity in the community of independent animators. It is also used by installation artists to create installation artifacts in the digital space. As a form of remix

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Suratthani Rajabhat University Branding

The objective of the research is to study the different perceptions of the image of Suratthani Rajabhat University by people both inside and outside the university and to develop a strategic communication plan to manage the image of the university through studying strategic brand management by type of Higher Education Institution. The results showed that

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Communication for Maintaining Ethnic Identity of the Siamese-Malaysian Community in Malaysia

This article explains that in the changing context of society the Siamese-Malaysian community can maintain their efficient community among the multi-cultural races. They have cultivated and built the awareness of historical context in order to construct the collective meaning of their ethnicity. They conserve cultural context that is the meaning and value of their national

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Female Masculinity and the Image of Women in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

My current research investigates the influence of the Cultural Revolution on the image of women in Chinese film and television. The paradigm used in this paper to examine this is the concept of “female masculinity”, which I theorize as a specific female identity that advocates masculinity (or that women internalize and embody masculine values). Postmodern

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I Love You, Bro: The [Mis]Representation of Male-Bonding in Boy Bands through their Music

The intricacies of defining a relationship between the same sex often yield to misperceptions of gender preference of that individual who is living in a heteronormative society. The so-called male-bond or ‘bromance’ which typically exists in boy bands have ample time to stay together and to get attached. With this, an inevitable question has been

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Depiction of the Good and Evil Conflict through Female Characters in Turkish Cinema from Kezban to İklimler

The narrative cinema mainly focuses on such genres as love, good vs. evil conflict, reunion of lovers, and the story of intervening evil characters. In contrast to classical cinema, independent cinema makes its way through questioning the “reality”, making an intellectual rather than emotional influence on the viewer, and preventing their identification with the story.

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A Research Study of the Application of Digital Music in Taiwanese Films

The rapid progress of today’s digital technology has made a great impact on the music creation in the film industry. Today, musicians create their musical pieces using modern-day software and hardware to replace the traditional ways of writing music notation and performing by the orchestra or musical bands. It is more and more popular and

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Stray Dog, A Gun, The Individual and Society in Shinji Aoyama’s “An Obsession”

Shinji Aoyama’s film An Obsession (1997) is a loose adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s film Stray Dog (1949). Aoyama has borrowed the main plot of a cop losing his gun to a criminal, whom the detective relates to but must hunt down and bring to justice. A discussion of similarities and differences is followed by an

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Artificial Consciousness: Where Does Science Fact Break from Science Fiction, and How Do We Know?

This paper explores what has been termed artificial consciousness (AC) (a.k.a., synthetic consciousness or artificial sentience). Like its companion, artificial intelligence (AI), the subject might sound more like science fiction or fantasy than possibility. Though humans have been speculating about nonhuman consciousness for centuries, it was in the 1960s when computer science promised the rise

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Film Theory, Subject and Community: How Does Film Theory Relate to the Idea of Community Building?

In my paper I will discuss the relation between film theory, subject and the idea of community building. I will give a detailed understanding of how both theoretical perspectives in film studies as well as artistic practice of film making try to rethink new ways of possibility of being together. I will argue that the

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Investigation on Historical Representation by the Case Study of Taiwan Historical Drama Films

Under the discourse of “historiophoty”, historical drama films can be both entertainment and media of conveying history. Historical drama films not only have been taken as the material of history study by historians, but also affect viewers’ cognition of history. The main subjects in this research are the Taiwan historical drama films which depict the

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Rebellion and Despair. Children and Adolescents in Recent Japanese Films

Children and adolescents have been a prominent subject for Japanese cinema during all its history. From the viewpoint of the proposed thematic scope of “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”, the non-adult characters and its maturation process is a privileged theme. Cinema, as a popular culture manifestation, aims to the setting of discourses

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Anime, A Universal Language Defying Boundaries: An Applied Study on a Sample of Egyptian Youth

Abstract:The Japanese animation, commonly known as Anime, is one of Japan�s most distinguished cultural features. Anime began to be known in the late 1910s, but its official beginning was in the postwar period. Anime evolved from targeting the local market to the international market, but it maintained its strong links with its heritage and the

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The Role of Culture in Communication: How Cultures Influence the Way People Perceive Information

Communication is an important part of everyday. However, its perpetual presence often implies simplicity and mutual understanding. While there are a lot of description on communication, generated information and symbols, thoughts and feelings so the message from the source to be transferred to the receiver and transferred correctly understood the interpretation of this message is

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Is That So Different to Become a Journalist? A Study of Journalism Professional Careers in Brazil

This paper studies the changes in the professional careers of Brazilian journalists. Structural changes have affected journalism as a profession over the last 30 years such as the development of ICTs and the emergence of internet, the economic crisis of traditional media organizations, the growth of corporate communication and the introduction of flexible working conditions

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A Corpus Stylistics News Story Analysis of a Japan-China Faceoff: The Senkaku-Diaoyu Territorial Dispute

News coverage of the Japan-China territorial confrontation (Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands) reveals marked differences in the way the two countries present their claims. This study explores this issue by showing that Japanese descriptions of the argument are more neutrally presented, through restrained and hedged lexical choices without metaphorical allusions, resulting in a rational, somewhat abstract, and arguably

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Convergence Journalism

This is a qualitative study on convergence journalism, focusing on its definition and concept. This study covers different topics in two textbooks, namely �Convergence Journalism – An Introduction� and �The Handbook of Global Online Journalism�. The study In-depth interviews were conducted with two executive editorial members and two reporters. The interviews look into the use

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Ethical Use of Online and Social Media in News Reporting of Thai Newsrooms

Online and social media have transformed journalism practice and newsroom has embraced a hybrid model of news reporting including newsgathering, news distribution and use of user-generated content to survive in convergence news culture. This research aims to study ethical issue on online and social media usage in news reporting, and ways to develop ethical code

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The Irrelevancy between Headline and Content in Online Journalism

While hard copy newspapers require better circulation figures, news websites seek to reach more and more clicks. This paper claims that headlines and the body of news reports have never been that much irrelevant in journalism history. The readers’ experience while consuming online news media today is a type of trickery. The reader is firstly

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Expectations for Delivering Entertainment News through Television

This research was entitled expectations toward delivering entertainment news on televisions, 2 main objectives of this research are to search audience’s expectations in terms of watching entertainment news on televisions, and to provide suggestions to properly develop further entertainment news programing on televisions. The results of this research indicate that the number of times presenting

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Communication Process of Community in the Conservation of Biodiversity: A Case Study of the Doi Saket Chiang Rai Province Community

The objection of this research is to study (1) To study the Doi Saket Community. (2) To Study the Communication Process of Community in the Conservation of Biodiversity Case Study Doi Saket Community. This was a qualitative research based on a sample of 5 government staff of Chiang Rai Municipality and 5 Community leaders of

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What’s on Your Mind? Rhetorics of Identity Construction on Facebook

Among young Filipinos, Facebook enjoys wide acceptance, with almost 81 percent of the youth population using the social networking site. With this knowledge, this study, What’s on your mind: Rhetorics of identity construction in Facebook, aims to determine how Facebook features, specifically, status updates and profile pictures, aid in the construction and representation of identities.

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Social Media Modi-Fication: Narendra Modi’s Use of Social Media in Indian Elections 2014

Title: Social Media Modi-fication: Narendra Modi’s use of Social Media in Indian Elections 2014 Research objectives: In an unprecedented rise to power Right Wing Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate, Naredra Modi, now Prime Minister of India, used social media strategies to advance his campaign to the masses. From using 3D holograms at political rallies to caller

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Microblogging and Life Changes: An Ethnographic and Statistical Analysis of Young Adults

Microblogging has revolutionized people�s interaction on the web. This paper investigates the changes in the microblogging practices of young adults after they have experienced life changing events associated with studying and working overseas. To test for the presence of significant changes in microblogging behaviour the empirical analysis focusses on young Chinese adults who have moved

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Linplexity: A Closer Look at How One Asian is a Representative for an Entire Race

Asians specifically in America, negotiate with the depictions of microaggressions rooted in racism in everyday life. According to Derald W. Sue et al. (2007), “racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily, verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communication hostile, derogatory; or negative racial slights and insults towards people of color” (Sue

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Participatory Culture and New Imagined Community: Competing Imagination of Muslim Ummah in Islamic Online Media in Indonesia

The participatory culture marked by the introduction of the buzzword Web 2.0 has contributed to the potential development of the internet as a convivial and democratic medium for the dissemination of information and the construction of identities in the twenty-first century. Recent studies on the role of the internet in the re-imagination of Muslim ummah

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A Study on the Communicative Efficacy of Korean High School Students on the Internet

This study examined the communicative efficacy of Korean high school students in the context of their use of news comments on the Internet. The study was based on the normative argument that the portal media’s news service should provide the space for public discussion and debate on the important social issues. However, in reality, it

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Public Service Broadcasting in South Korea

This paper contributes to the role of public service broadcasting in South Korea in the context of changing media landscape created by convergence. It explores two analytical issues which have attracted considerable scholarly attention. One concerns the interpretation of traditional rationale of public service broadcasting in a more democratised political landscape, as compared to the

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Islam and Mosque Developments in the Australian Media: A Literature Review

This paper is a literature review of current thinking on discursive representations of Islam in Australian media, particularly in relation to proposed mosque developments. Significantly, research into representations of Islam in Western media has increased since the events of 9/11 (Abu-Fadil 2005; Kothari 2013). This research has found that ‘Western media have generally failed to

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Television Documentary on the Threshold of the 21st Century

With the birth of television, documentary programs became the central core of TV productions. In the 80 years span of TV presence in our daily life, TV documentaries have gone through changes both in form and content. The goal of this article is to find an explanation for recent modes of TV documentary. My finding

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Seeing like a Feminist: Representations of Societal Realities in Women-Centric Bollywood Films

One of the most notable contemporary trends in Indian cinema, the genre of women oriented films seen through a feminist lens, has gained both critical acclaim and sensitive audience reception for its experimentations with form and cinematic representations of societal realities, especially women�s realities in its subject matter. The proposed paper is based on readings

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The Analysis on the Documentary, “The Big Picture”: The Moment of Sympathetic Connection as a Rupture

A recently released documentary, “The Big Picture”, portrays the moment of a cross-cultural dialogue between the Japanese and Koreans regarding the comfort women issue. Through approaching the documentary from a Deleuzian perspective, I contend that such moment of connection through sympathy may induce both Koreans and the Japanese to perceive circumstantial vulnerability comfort women faced

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Whither the News: Problematizing the Gendered Limits of Coverage on Women’s Wartime Labour in Canadian Newspapers, 1939-1945

During the Second World War, women’s involvement in Canada’s ‘total war’ effort meant increased domestic responsibilities, volunteering, enlisting, and joining the civilian workforce. Women’s labour force participation more than doubled throughout the war, blurring gendered divisions of labour and rendering women’s labour a subject for discussion in the public sphere. But what about in the

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Village Voiced, Village Empowered: A Case Study of the Citizen Journalism Practice Using New Media as a Medium of Empowering the Villagers at Banyumas Regency in 2012-2013

Village is basis of the poor in Indonesia. This condition has placed Village as the main target of the poverty-eradicating program. Unfortunately, the development program that has been implemented in Village is ineffective. So far, Village is viewed more as passive object with limited authority to manage itself independently. The condition above encourages a group

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Designing Optimal Viewpoints in Technical Illustrations

Technical illustrations are important for understanding spatial positions in a 2D environment. This paper demonstrates that illustrations that show a performer’s point of view (body-centered and seen as following the performer from the perspective of the performer’s body) is equally easy or difficult to mentally animate and visualize when compared to spectator’s point of view

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City’s Visual Communication Strategy in the Digital Context: A Case Study of Wuhan’s Image Videos

For the generation of cultural consumers addicted to screens, it is becoming customary to believe “if there is no video, it will be ignored”. On the other hand, with the development of digital technology built on the internet, electronic media recording methods increasingly rely on real scene videos, and the pattern of the video communication

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A Study into the Understandability of Technical Illustrations Shown From Different Height Perspectives and Camera Positions

The study set out to determine the ease with which people without any specialised knowledge of visual communication or information design can understand technical images shown from different height perspectives and camera positions, with the aim of helping technical illustrators visually demonstrate physical orientation in procedural actions. The study was carried out as an in-class

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Applications of Sudden Stops of International Capital to the Mexican Economy

There was nothing in the fundamentals of the Mexican economy that would suggest at this point the beginning of a crisis of such magnitude. The 1994 crisis was extremely unexpected for both domestic and foreign firms and households, because there were good economic indicators so far together with the financial stability of the previous years.

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Solar Assisted Power Supply for Rail Coaches

Awareness for the need of sustainable and eco-friendly mobility is on the increase and various innovations take place in this area. The focus of the work is to assess the feasibility of installing solar PV modules atop train coaches in India. Most long distance trains of India consist of Alstom-LHB [Linke Hofmann Busch] coaches that

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An Experimental Study on Coupling DCMD with SGSP through Its Wall Heat Exchanger

The interest of using solar powered membrane distillation systems for desalination is growing worldwide due to the membrane distillation (MD) attractive features. This study experimentally investigates utilization of direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) coupled to a salt-gradient solar pond (SGSP) for sustainable freshwater production and reduction of brine footprint on the environment. A model for

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Renewable Energy Policies: A Comparison of Global and Turkish Perspectives

Sustainability concerns resulting from the consumption of natural resources, life-threatening levels of pollution, global warming, climate change and the ever increasing worldwide energy use have brought renewable energy sources to forefront. Given the possibility of depletion of fossil fuels in the near future; the utilization of clean and renewable energy sources have become inevitable. Consequently,

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An Evaluation of Renewable Energy Indicators within the Sustainability Framework

Environmental concerns such as security of available resources, global warming, greenhouse effect, Carbon and Nitrogen emissions force governments to take preventive actions and make restrictive regulations. One way to provide a clean environment for the future generations is to promote the usage of renewable energy sources and development of renewable energy technologies. In this perspective

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Field Test for the Conversion Efficiency Determination of High Concentrating Solar Cells with Fresnel Lenses in a Tropical Location

Abstract Field test for the conversion efficiency determination of high concentrating solar cells with fresnel lenses in a tropical location was conducted at the top of NRRU Science Center Building, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand . The seven of square shape of 5.5 x 5.5 mm. mutijunction solar cells were series connected to be a module for

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Improving Energy Scavenging Capacity via a Vertically Configured Closed-Circuit Pro System

A novel configuration for a closed-circuit PRO system is described. The PRO system enables fluid flow in both the draw and feed channels using gravitational potential energy. As a result the novel PRO system requires neither pressurization pumps nor the use of generated energy in running the pressurization pumps and can recover a significant amount

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Comparative Studies of Renewable Energy Development between China and the United States of America

Current status of renewable energy development in China and US is analyzed via comparative studies. Past trend for each country is analyzed based on data in the past twenty years or so. The trajectory for the renewable energy development is different. In order to meet the demand of renewable energy and protect environment, a mathematical

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Meshed Hvdc Transmission in the Content of Sustainable Power Transmission for the Future and Its Environmental Impact

When talking about the future of power systems, power transmissions cannot be omitted. While it makes sense to generate renewable energy where the potential is highest, it often means that renewable plants will be far from industrial zones or load centers. Hence, volatile renewable energy has to be transmitted over long distances. Because DC transmission

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Urban Ventilation, Improving the Wind Environment in High Density Cities by Undrestanding Urban Morphology

There is clear evidence that Heat island has changed cities microclimate from their original and it has led to increased overheating risk, longer summer periods and higher energy consumption for cooling. Understanding of the relation between urban morphology and favorable wind conditions could provide a key to avoid such serious episodes and to improve the

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Municipal Solid Waste Management in Greater Jos, Nigeria

In Nigeria, municipal solid waste management is an integral part of the waste management system. The current status of municipal solid waste management in Greater Jos, a rapidly growing municipality in Nigeria has been reviewed through literature and other relevant documents. In addition, information from in-depth interviews conducted on senior government officials and industry stakeholders

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Human Right to Water: Public Policy and Guarantee Adequate Food in Brazil

The study addresses the human right to water, taking it as an essential component of adequate food, given that the lack of access to clean water reaches more than 1.4 billion people worldwide, according to the United Nations (UN), of which 36 million only in Latin America, according to the World Bank, in 2014 .

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Gender Disparities in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology: A Study of Expectant Couples in Selected Rural Communities in Nigeria

Gender disparities appear to be widening such that women make up a growing proportion of persons living with HIV, globally. Statistics has shown that the highest population of people living with HIV are women in the child-bearing age of 15-49 years. However, beyond women’s greater biological susceptibility and other explanations of why men and women

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Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

Ever since American continent was discovered by Europeans, particularly its part that was turning into the USA became a place of opportunities for many underprivileged from different parts of Europe. However, the status of women, Native Americans, and other racial minorities, including immigrants from Asia, and particularly from Africa, was complicated. During the 19th century

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The Narrowing US-China Power Gap and the China Threat Theory Transition and Stability in East Asian Regional Order

This research examines the much debated issue of the possibility of China’s peaceful rise under the prism of regional transitional stability-instability model as the indicator of future trajectories. The current phase in East Asian politics is observed as the start of regional takeover attempt which does not necessarily require the equality of US and Chinese

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Sino-American Relations in Southeast Asia: Oil Crisis in Global Affairs

The global shift in international order after the Cold War was largely expected to be one with American rules and supremacy. However, Chinese successful economic reforms, its effective regionalization policies and cooperation initiatives with ASEAN, Japan and South Korea re-directed the global shift to Asia and made it a big challenge for the American foreign

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Cultural Impediments to the Domestication of Women’s Rights Instruments in Nigeria

Nigeria ratified a number of International human rights instruments aimed at recognizing the rights of women. These include the Convention on the elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

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The Roles of Governments in the Education Reform Policy in Thailand and Their Impacts From 1999-2009

The most recent education reform policy in Thailand officially began in 1999, when the National Education Act came into force. It was considered the most comprehensive reform in Thailand’s history. Since 1999, many governments and ministers of education assumed power. They could be separated into three groups: (1) the Democrat Party; (2) the Thai Rak

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Strategic Partnership between Australia and Thailand: A Case Study of East Timor

This paper uses the concept of strategic partnership to analyse the co-operation between Australia and Thailand in the peacekeeping operations in East Timor from 1999 to 2001. A strategic partnership in this paper does not focus on formal agreements between countries or exchange of visits between officials. Instead, a strategic partnership in this paper focuses

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The Views of University Students on Sponsorship

Sponsorship is an important work area for public relations academics and practitioners. Sponsorship connections between an organization and its publics can lead to mutually beneficial relationships and outcomes. Sponsorship is a way of achieving a number of public relations, advertising and marketing objectives for organizations. University students have various views on sponsorship. In this study

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News Coverage of Municipal Elections 2014 in the Turkish Press

On December 17, 2013, as Turkey was on the brink of a new year awaiting three important elections, three separate corruption investigations started against the administration which was already criticized with showing authoritarian attitudes since the Gezi Park events. Minister children and ministers were among the prosecuted in this first wave, and a follow up

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Local Institutions, Fetish Oaths and Blind Loyalties to Political Godfathers in South-Western Nigeria

This presentation examines the involvement of traditional rulers and other institutions such as Community Development Association (CDA) and Community Development Council (CDC) in the mobilization for both local and General Elections in south-western Nigeria. It argues that the upgrading of some village heads to the position of kings, together with the creation of the position

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Anger among Interpersonal Communication Process and its Reasons

Anger is an emotional condition which can reach an extreme intensy of aggression from a moderate irritation. A variety of dissatisfaction and unhappiness about our lifes, a variety of situations which we face with but don�t think that we deserve, decrease of our general tolerance and resistance level or tha space and unsatisfaction created by

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Urban Egalitarianism: The Way Forward to Ensure Sustainable Urban Design, Practice and Development in Developing Countries (The Nigerian Case)

Many cities and urban areas across the world are entities with high complexity, most especially with the unavoidable ever increasing population which incorporates human diversity in culture, wealth and status. Rapid urbanization and expansion is today a common phenomenon in many developing countries across the world, which is often characterized by challenges such as slum

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How Effective are Bullying Interventions in Reducing Perpetration and Victimization Among School-Aged Children? A Systematic Meta-Analysis

Education administrators, policy makers, and community workers need clarifications of school-based bullying interventions when making informed decisions concerning bullying prevention resources and funding. In the past decade, bullying strategies and intervention programs have increased significantly from the original strategies and interventions of Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The purpose of this systematic meta-analysis is to contribute

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Environmental Economic Benefit Assessment Research of Recycled Phosphor in Obsolete CRTs

Lots of phosphors including rare earth elements (Y, Eu, Ce, Te, etc.) exists in the obsolete CRT TV sets and PC Monitor in recent years, on the other hand, the rare earth resources are scarce, and environmental pollution caused by primary rare earth ore mining is serious. To investigate the environmental benefits derived from recycling

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Environment Economy Assessment on Recycling of Rare Earths and Mercury from the Waste Fluorescent Lamps

Rare earth elements and mercury in waste fluorescent lamps belong to the category of hazardous waste. In China, the scrap of waste fluorescent lamps produced each year is more than 5 billion. The improper disposal not only causes a waste of resources, but also pollutes environment seriously. People do not pay much attention to recycling