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Direct Mail and Email Marketing - Direct mail marketing is also referred to as direct response advertising. This is because it allows businesses and other organizations to communicate straight to customers using techniques like text messaging, interactive websites, display ads online, email campaigns, flyers, catalogs, letters, television commercials, outdoor ads, and newspaper and magazine ads that normally generate response. There are quite a few characteristics that determine direct marketing. First, generating a database that often contains other information that may be relevant from business to business is used in developing the database of target-marketed businesses....   [tags: Direct Response Advertising, Firm Strategy]
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A Methodological Critique of Foreign Direct Investment in Development Countries - Many writers have tried to figure out if there is a direct link between Foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth of an economy in terms of Gross domestic product (GDP) but a reliable procedure hasn’t been found yet. Sharma (2008) tends to assume that if more investments take place in developing Countries then there will be an augmenting effect on the economy and likewise if there is little or no FDI then there will be a growth retarding effect. The first part of the paper tries to see what other authors have to say though we have limited articles regarding Foreign direct investment and economic growth if it has a positive or negative effect, the second part tries to see the metho...   [tags: Foreign Direct Investment, government,] 994 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar - Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar (Graphics not Included) Since 1962 the Burmese government has been under military rule (Country Profile, 2007). The lives of the Burmese citizen are dictated by the totalitarian style of government which led to horror and starvation, causing numerous protests against the government. The latest protest in 2007 was planned and organized by the same student groups which took part in the similar protest earlier in 1988. The first protest was held on 15 September 2007 with protesters protesting on streets in Yangon on nearly a daily basis....   [tags: FDI Foreign Direct Investment] 1969 words
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The Differences Between Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign trade Foreign trade is exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, it represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). (http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com) It is a trade between two or more countries and we can separate into three parts. • Import- Affluent countries import resources and commodities when they find comparative advantages in sourcing from foreign locations. (Holt, Wigginton, 2002) • Export – involves selling domestically produced products in foreign market through brokers or overseas distribution centres....   [tags: foreign trade, direct investment, global economy]
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Emergin Markets: Direct Selling at the Base of the Pyramid by Jessica Chelekis and Susan M. Mudambi - The article Emerging Markets: Direct Selling at the Base of the Pyramid by Jessica Chelekis and Susan M. Mudambi talks about how companies such as Avon were able to successfully create a market in rural locations, such as in the poorest areas of Brazil, where there are very few ways consumers are able to find and purchase global brands. The business model that companies like Avon use to achieve this is by selling their products directly through women representatives that live around these areas....   [tags: direct representative, buying, avon]
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Spillover effects of FDI: Do Domestic Manufacturing Firms Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam? - Spillover effects of FDI: Do Domestic Manufacturing Firms Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam. Introduction Back in the 1990s, foreign direct investment (FDI) became the largest source of external finance for many developing countries. In Vietnam in particular, the Law on Foreign Investment promulgated in the 1986 Congress to attract FDI was considered the first step of the doi moi (renovation) reform. The cumulative FDI increased from 28 projects of total US$ 140 million FDI in 1988 to 8266 project for roughly US$ 78 billions at the end of 2006....   [tags: FDI Foreign Direct Investment] 1833 words
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A Direct Confrontation - ... I was forced to step forward and bowed. "Hello, nice meeting you all," I smiled, straightening up. I could tell L wasn't really listening anymore. "I'm Yagami of the NPA," Yagami introduced. He was the oldest of the group. He had glasses and graying brown hair. He held up his badge. The others copied him. The man with shoulder-length black hair and was the youngest of the group said, "Matsuda." The one with kind of curly black hair followed suit, "I'm Aizawa." "Mogi," the tallest man with spiky hair said....   [tags: personal narrative] 1851 words
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An Overview of Direct Response Marketing - ... It becomes easier to drop the marketing effort that does not give the expected response. • There is a compelling message; There is a strong message that is passed to the prospective clients to elicit interest and action. There is always attention grabbing headlines. However, an ad of this type looks more editorial than a marketing advertisement. This makes it more likely to be read by the target group. • There is call for action. There are specific steps that the prospective client is told to take regarding the advertisement....   [tags: marketing efforts, clients] 875 words
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Direct Access to Physical Therapy - Introduction The physical therapy profession like many other health care professions is constantly evolving. The evolution is being followed by the growing pressure from the federal government, insurance companies, employers, and patients who are seeking high quality care to be cost effectively. Over the decades the roles of a physical therapist has been changing from dependence on physicians to independent practice under a self-governing professional model. Direct access allows patients to seek physical therapy interventions by going to them directly and not having to spend time and money in the doctor’s office to get a referral first....   [tags: evolution of healthcare professions]
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Direct Impact of Knowledge on Performance - ... 1.3 Significance of study It is undeniable that knowledge management plays an important role in ensuring that knowledge is leveraged to its maximum capability. Therefore, we can enhance knowledge management capabilities by advancing the knowledge management potential. Since knowledge capturing is the starting point within the knowledge management process, this study will explore further on the knowledge management mechanism used to capture the knowledge in construction contracting organizations....   [tags: human resource management] 2591 words
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Refuting Objections to Direct Realism - ... When perceiving an object, indirect realists claim that what we see is not the object itself but a representation of the object and this representation that is seen in our minds is sense-data. Partial Character of Perception Argument One of the main arguments against direct realism is the partial character of perception argument. The argument is as follows; P1: Direct realists claim that we directly and immediately perceive material objects. P2: But in order to perceive a material object, all parts must be observed at once....   [tags: perception, indirect realism]
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The Ambivalence of Direct Democracy - The California Constitution states, “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.” (CA Const. art. 2, sect. 1) Indeed, the age-old maxim that the government is for the people is evident in California’s Constitution, and the inception of direct democracy by the early 20th century Progressive movement follows this ideology. The 2nd article of California’s constitution includes three forms of direct democracy: the initiative, referendum, and recall....   [tags: Government]
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Direct Combat Roles for Women - Section I: Introduction Women have been in the military, or associated with combat for decades. “The most famous example of the ability of a woman to not only be involved in combat but to lead forces is that of Joan of Arc's legendary battles leading the French army when she was just a teenager.”(Gerber 1) Women have been involved in espionage and even posed as male soldiers during the Civil War. Conflicts such as, WWI, WWII, Panama, and as recent as our current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan women have served with distinction in many ways....   [tags: females in the military, gender equality]
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California's Direct Means of Democracy - California is a democratic republic consisting of three branches of government. The first is the executive branch, i.e. the governor and a group of elected constitutional officers. Second is the judicial branch which consists of the Supreme Court of California and the various local courts. Officials are appointed by the Governor and ratified in the next general election. The third branch of government in California is the legislative branch. It is a bicameral body which includes California’s Senate and Assembly....   [tags: Prop 19]
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Foreign Direct Investment and Development - Introduction Does Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) lead to development. This has been one of the central questions of discussions in most of academia. The involvement of FDI in developing economies is one of the signs of globalization. There have been a considerable amount of money transferred from developed to poorer countries. Foreign investment can be observed in form of capital inflow and technology transfer. This paper tries to explore the nature of FDI and then discuss its effect on the recipient country....   [tags: business, multinational corporations]
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The Direct Instruction Approach - ... Throughout the weekly modules CSU Global often uses YouTube videos for students to watch and learn. This is effective with online learning because some approaches are not possible. For example, experimental approach may be more difficult or impossible. It would be almost impossible to role play online and have it be an effective learning technique. Through online learning students discern what the goals are and then they are assigned coursework that needs to be completed; this is part of the direct instruction approach (Education Purduecal, n.d.)....   [tags: teacher, talk, appropriate, learning]
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Single Level Direct Selling - World Federation of Direct Selling Association (WFDSA) has defined direct selling as “on non-fixed retailing places and through the use of face to face way, the product and service are sold directly to the consumers.” Robert, Peterson & Wotruba (1996) also describe direct selling as a face to face selling without fixed retailing sites. This can also be described as a distribution method for consumptive product or service through personnel contact (sales personnel to the consumer) and at different commercial locations....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Direct Democracy and Athens - ... ( Pericles funeral oration p.4) This quote means Athens are the model and the teacher of all Greece city state and also their man had different and god gave them different abilities for them, in other word their citizen had distinct. The second one is their building. That means they were highly in architecture. For instance, “ Athenian architecture was of the most important types of art that still survive, which like anthills, are strong and sturdy. This form of art was extinct in Greece from the end of the Mycenaean period, which is about 1200 B.C....   [tags: history of good government]
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Federalist No.10’s Faction and Direct Vs. In Direct Democracy - In Federalist No.10, James Madison discusses his theories about faction. In doing this, he persuades the new Constitution and how it should be enacted. He believed factions were the number one cause of the failure of the Articles of Confederation. The definition of a faction is a group of people forming a minority group within a larger group, to seek some goal within a political party or government. Madison describes faction differently in Federalist No.10, but in actuality the definitions have the same meaning....   [tags: Government ]
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Foreign Direct Investment - For growing economies, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has momentous advantages over equity and debt capital flows. Most of the foreign firms that start their conduct of business in other countries, they not only come with capital but transfer modern technology, promote human capital by training the host country’s employees according to the change of technology to those countries, and this is the key for the development of the host country. According to author Direct Investment replicates aspire of acquiring an enduring awareness by an inhabitant body of one economy that is the direct investor in a venture that is occupier in another economy which is called the direct investment enterprise....   [tags: Finance] 1576 words
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Foreign Direct Investment - Introduction: Foreign Direct Investment, or FDI, is a type of investment that involves the injection of foreign funds into an enterprise that operates in a different country of origin from the investor” (economy watch). The determinants of foreign direct investment may be the socio-economic, financial and the cultural factors which usually have positive and negative effect on the foreign direct investment. The risk is attached to the determinants of foreign direct investment. This paper examines the major determinants of foreign direct investment exchange rate, market size, political instability, infrastructure, openness to market and military rule....   [tags: Economy, Pakistan, Infrastructure]
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Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign direct investment(FDI) is a financing made by an organization or substance situated in one nation, into an organization or element situated in an alternate nation. Remote immediate ventures contrast significantly from aberrant speculations, for example, portfolio streams, where in abroad organizations put resources into values recorded on a country's stock trade. Substances making immediate ventures normally have a critical level of impact and control over the organization into which the speculation is made....   [tags: host countires, finance, organizations] 1433 words
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Foreign Direct Investment - ... Zilibotti (2009) attest to this argument and indicates that in deed the GDP increased to 24'953 billion in 2007 from 364.5 billion RMB Yuan in 1978. This growth was approximately 9.5% per annum compare to that of the rest of the world which was only 3% per annum. Table 1 in appendices has summarized the open door policy and the impact of FDI on Chinese’s economic growth in three periods: 1979-1983, 1984-1991 and 1995-2005. Chinese policy makers believed that economic growth will be positively influenced....   [tags: corporate, organization, country, investment] 1167 words
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Foreign Direct Investment - ... MNEs also are able to diversify such as Johnson & Johnson whose products reach from health care, skin care to baby toiletries, etc. operating from 230 companies within 57 nations (Shenkar and Luo, 2007 pp 63, 93). 2. “Improving performance from structural discrepancies” – MNEs are able to operate in various countries; having a home countries and others operating (host) countries which generate different opportunities and challenges; MNEs invest in areas which will where it will seize its competitive advantages (Shenkar and Luo, 2007 pp 64)....   [tags: benefits, efficiency, performance]
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Direct Renin Inhibitors - Direct Renin Inhibitors In all living organisms, central molecules exist that are vital to the survival of any organism. These central molecules are called proteins. Proteins are biological molecules that consist of numerous amino acids performing endless amount of tasks within a living organism. One of the important types of proteins is an enzyme. Enzymes are considered biological catalyst, as they are involved in the metabolic mechanisms essential to living organisms. All enzymes are considered catalysts due to their metabolic functions....   [tags: blood pressure, enzyme, protein, RAS, kidney]
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Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign direct investment (FDI) is becoming a growing global trend undertaken by companies in order to expand their business into multiple countries as well as their domestic base. FDIs have increased across the world over the past 20 years, with outflows of US$241,863m in 1990 to US$2,171,384m in 2007, just before the global financial crisis, an increase of around 837% (OECD, 2014). This essay will look into why certain countries attract more foreign investment than others by looking at a variety of factors, including the growth rates of economies, access to natural resources, political stability, the risks of setting up in a country and more....   [tags: global trend, business, domestic base]
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Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is referred to, as when an investor not only finances a project or enterprise, in a specific country but is also directly involved in the management of it. FDI has been significantly rising worldwide since 1990, increasing from $207.5 billion (16.8%) to $1524.4 (51%) billion in 2011 (Sesric, 2013). This could be as a result of the increasing favourable policies which are directly targeted to FDI in most countries, such as the reduction in trade tariffs and the making of certain currencies convertible, as well as the liberalisation of the businesses environment (IFC & FIAS, 1997)....   [tags: investment, management, lower production costs]
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Costs and Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment - ... Benefits and costs for home country Secondly, the foreign direct investment has an advantage to the investors too. The investors get to receive global benefits. The fact that the investors can freely invest in different countries reduces the risks likely to be suffered from the investment. With diversification come a reduction in the risks likely to be incurred and an increase in the returns that will be enjoyed from the investment (Stephan 2013, 43). The other gain that comes with FDIs for the home country is that the investors can learn new valuable skills that may come in handy from the foreign markets....   [tags: country, investment, regulations, development] 1167 words
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The Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in China - This assignment focuses on the impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. Inasmuch as this assignment will explore factors that make China an attractive FDI destination; it will also examine positive as well as negative impacts of FDI on the Chinese economy. Inclusive in this assignment will be an evaluation of positive and negative impacts of FDI on the economy of China, coupled with a discussion on corporate social responsibility (CSR). UNCTAD (2003) defines FDI as … an investment involving a long-term relationship and reflecting a lasting interest and control by a resident entity in one economy ([the] foreign direct investor or parent enterprise) in an enterprise resident in a...   [tags: business decisions, financial attractiveness]
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The United States' Direct Aid to Israel - ... (Avner Cohen, Israel and the Bomb, New York: Columbia University Press, 1999); (Seymour M. Hersh, The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy, New York: Random House, 1991). American parliament and politicians provide Israel with unswerving diplomatic support. Since 1982, the United States has stood to veto 32 United Nations Security Council resolutions which had a critical approach towards Israel. Interestingly, this number of vetoes is larger than the collective total of vetoes which have been cast by all other members of the UN Security Council....   [tags: support, lobbys, jewish] 719 words
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The Direct Effect of World War II - ... Domek attended high school in Minnesota. He was old enough to recollect details about his family and community during the war. Mr. Domek's father was a block warden and his family participated in collection drives, volunteer organizations, and had personal stories on the effects of rationing and race relations in his neighborhood. In the interview Mr. Domek delineated the direct effects of World War II on citizen life. Mr. Domek was asked if his community was affected by wartime industrialization and/or temporary positions....   [tags: world war I, global conflict] 686 words
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Economic Imperialism: Direct and Indirect Control - ... They destroyed what India had been and its peoples and their customs. They changed the majority of farming to focus on cash crops and this led to famines. However, in 1857 the Indian people took a stand for themselves and started a rebellion against the British forces (Marshall). This great rebellion had put an end to the full on colonial power of the British Empire and led to a freer India. China received a lot of harsh treatment during the imperial age. European countries sold the Chinese opium and got them addicted to the substance....   [tags: africa, brtish empire, colony]
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Direct Intention vs Oblique Intention - To be criminally liable of any crime in the UK, a jury has to prove beyond reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the Actus Reus and the Mens Rea. The Actus Reus is the physical element of the crime; it is Latin for ‘guilty act’. The defendant’s act must be voluntary, for criminal liability to be proven. The Mens Rea is Latin for guilty mind; it is the most difficult to prove of the two. To be pronounced guilty of a crime, the Mens Rea requires that the defendant planned, his or her actions before enacting them....   [tags: Legal Law]
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Volume Visualization: Direct Volume Rendering - ... Thus, the pixel values cannot provide enough implication on existences of structures. For example, a homogeneous region in a DVR image may represent the fine details of a structure. The image should have displayed a variation to indicate this feature. Meanwhile, many data processing operations may have been applied to the data set before the volume rendering process taken place, including filtering, denoising, simplification, watermarking, or compression. These operations introduce slight modifications on the shape of interesting features hidden inside the data volume and modify their visual appearances....   [tags: techniques, diert, indirect, properties] 619 words
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Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - ... From the end of 1960 to the mid 1970s, Japan gradually opened its economy to inward FDI. In 1964 Japan was accepted as a member of OECD and was forced to accept the OECD's Code of Liberalization of Capital Movements. Therefore, it has been obliged to deregulate foreign-exchange controls by observing article 8 of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) charter. Despite all this, Japanese government at that time considered inward foreign investment as a threat for local market; in 1967, in fact, the Gaishi Shingikai (Foreign Investment Deliberation Council) highlighted the negative points of the liberal capitalization, defining the domination of foreign firms as negative for Japan's economy...   [tags: international, trade, market, study] 1169 words
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Inspections Spread through Direct Contact - ... Evidence based practise would be beneficial for both the nurse and patient in that the patient would have the peace of mind knowing that the nurse is using the most current information. Continuing professional education and development is paramount for health professionals after finishing their training and education. One of the ways to inform and or guide health professionals about infection control and hand hygiene is through education. Chan et al. (2011) suggests that implementing a hospital wide hand hygiene program is feasible however this would only be one component of hospital infection control....   [tags: health care, hygiene, nurse] 719 words
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Direct Displacement Based Design Method - ... DDBD was proposed (Humar and Ghorbanie-Asl, 2005) to estimate the design base shear for concrete shear wall systems by using a target roof displacement. Based on the period of the structure, Multi-storey building can be converted into equivalent Single degree of freedom system. According to " Equivalent Principle", for each mode structural lateral elastic displacement could be determine (Cui, Liang and Xin 2009). The structural target lateral displacement for each mode could be estimated and the storey shear is gained by SRSS rule based on acceptable storey drift ratio....   [tags: structure design and analysis] 557 words
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Carrefour’s Foreign Direct Investment - Contents Carrefour- Spot market in foreign exchange: 3 Carrefour- International money market utilization strategy: 5 Carrefour International bond market to finance the establishment of new outlets in foreign markets: 6 Reason for a retail business to use international financial market: 8 More gain and cheaper borrowing cost: 8 Facilitate international business operation: 9 Risk diversification: 9 Methods used by a retail business to invest internationally: 10 Foreign direct investment: 10 Franchising: 10 Joint venture 11 Manufacture abroad: 11 Conclusion: 12 References: 12   Carrefour- Spot market in foreign exchange: Carrefour is a French based global retailer, which first established its...   [tags: business strategies, supermarket chains]
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Direct - Direct Direct input methods. In this report I am going to explain the different direct input methods starting off with bar codes. A single barcode number is actually seven units. A unit is either black or white. A unit that is black would display as a "bar". A unit that is white would display as a "space". Another way of writing a barcode unit is "1" for a single unit "black bar" and "0" for a single unit "white space". For instance, the number "1" is composed of the seven units, "0011001" or "space-space-bar-bar-space-space-bar"....   [tags: Computer Science] 730 words
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In Defense of Direct Perception - In Defense of Direct Perception ABSTRACT: My goal in this paper is to defend the claim that one can directly perceive an object without possessing any descriptive beliefs about this object. My strategy in defending this claim is to rebut three arguments that attack my view of direct perception. According to these arguments, the notion of direct perception as I construe it is objectionable since: (1) it is epistemically worthless since it leaves perceived objects uninterpreted; (2) it cannot explain how perceived objects are identified; and (3) it is ill-prepared to assign objective content to perceptual states....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 2956 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in China - Foreign Direct Investment in China 1.0 Introduction I found this article "Foreign direct investment: Companies rush in with the cash" on the financial times website (www.FT.com) published December 11, 2002 written by John Thornhill. The reason for choosing this article is my personal interest in the Chinese economy and its attractiveness to the foreign investors. Apart from the foreign direct investment this topic has also helped me in understanding the impact of Chinese economy on the global market....   [tags: International Trade Globalization FDI ] 1419 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam - Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam There is no dout that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a very significant role in economic growth, according to experiences of new industrial countries in Asia. Over a decade of opening for FDI, we could realize that the more FDI inflows pour into our country the more we benefit. In fact, FDI has contributed a great proportion to fulfill targets on socio-economic development plan and has been one of the most important external sources of Vietnam on the process of industrializing and modernizing the country....   [tags: Papers] 2115 words
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Taking a Closer Lookt at Foreign Direct Investment - In order to encourage FDI, government policy is viewed as necessary. It is detrimental to international trade as a whole. What about the impact on the countries involved. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a venture made by an organization or element situated in one nation, into an organization or substance situated in an alternate nation. Outside immediate ventures vary generously from aberrant speculations, for example, portfolio streams, wherein abroad establishments put resources into values recorded on a country's stock trade....   [tags: government policy, economic development]
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Direct To Consumer Pharmacuetical Advertising - The Misleading Truth About Pharmaceutical Advertisements Is a patient at liberty to diagnose his or her own affliction. If so, are they also qualified enough to know the right medication and take into consideration the drugs adverse effects. With the recent onset of direct to consumer advertising for prescription drugs, this is becoming the case. In 1994, expenditures on direct to consumer advertisements were about twenty-five-million a year. By 1998 that figure changed to about 225 million (Sasich 2)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Direct Teaching and Cooperative Learning - Direct Teaching and Cooperative Learning I believe the nature of children is to want to have fun. Therefore, teachers must make learning a fun experience. Children can only learn when they are given information and materials to learn from. The overall purpose of education is to provide every child with a competent education. Education is an important aspect of everyone’s life. As a prospective teacher I hope to enrich the lives of my pupils. I want my students to be able to learn the basics such as reading, writing, and mathematics....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 614 words
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Should the Defense Have to Prove Direct Threat of Harm? - I. INTRODUCTION The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and judicial expansion of the direct threat of harm to self or others defense has strengthened the employee’s position under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by applying ration standards to this defense. If an employer has false assumptions about a prospective employee’s capabilities because of his/her disability, then the employer should have the burden of proving why the employee would be a direct threat to themselves of others....   [tags: disabilities, discrimination, employers] 2030 words
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The Goal of Netflix's Skills Direct Promotion Methods - ... Phase One: Membership Usage Chart 1 (Chauhan, 2013) Phase Two: Our Value Position It’s what you need, wherever you are Phase Three: Targeted segments through advertising Phase Four: Strategic Alliances Skills Direct offers content that compliments that the services offer by many large organizations. Partnership include opportunities exist with: - Colleges, universities, academic institutions - Professional associations, clubs, industry affiliation groups - Professional service firms Pricing In order to cover the capital needed to fully recoup marketing costs we are introducing a new price scheme....   [tags: marketing strategies] 545 words
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Direct Methods for Transformation of Plants or Plant Cells - ... The advantages of electroporation method are it is a noninvasive, nonchemical method that does not alter the biological structure or function of the target cells (Chang, Saunders, Chassy & Sowers, 1992). Besides, comparing the other chemical or biological methods, the electroporation method can be relatively nontoxic. Next, because of the electroporation method is a physical method, it can be applied to a much wider selection of cell types (Chang et al., 1992). The important applications of electroporation are the introduction of macromolecules into cells and the induction of cell fusion because of the ability of high-voltage pulse to reversibly change the permeability of the cell membra...   [tags: microprojectile bombardment]
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The Unethical Impacts of Direct to Consumer Drug Advertising - ... In 1997 there was yet another reform of the FDA. During this reform there were a lot of advertisements and policies looked into and then was allowed to be put on television as a commercial, then information on drug content was widely distributed on the internet, at the disposal of patients. These changes allowed drug companies to use brand names and other patents in their advertisements (Gerald 11). The “Direct To Consumer Advertising” has caused a higher prescription usage request to doctors and the pharmacists don’t question the need for the medication or its use....   [tags: pharmaceutical, marketing, side effects] 1123 words
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Situational Language Teaching Grew Out of the Direct Method - ... The main aim of Situational Language Teaching is to give focus on the basic communication skills of a language. Structure and accuracy play an important role in pronunciation and grammar. The students become able to answer the questions speedily and accurately according to the specific situation. The students have control on the basic structures and patterns of sentences. Main elements of any language are “vocabulary control" and “grammar control”. The findings of research claim it that vocabulary is a central part of any language and many languages have approximately 2,000 words that are mostly used in written texts....   [tags: vocabulary, grammar, classroom] 1217 words
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Cyberbullying: Direct Victimization in Schools and to Specific Groups - ... LGBT youth that are bullied tend to have a much lower GPA than those who are not bullied or harassed. Bullying a person based on gender, has been associated statistically with greater anxiety, missing school, depression, and additional psychological health problems. Other research furthermore shows that LGBT youth, in contrast to non-homosexuals, are much more probable to attempt or consider suicide (“Hinduja”). Many teens that have dealt with bullying are hesitant to tell of their experiences or inform a trusted adult of the incident (“Bullying”)....   [tags: LGBT, race, nationality] 1281 words
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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Political Institutions - How do political institutions affect foreign direct investment. The field of International Political Economy (IPE) have seen a tremendous amount continuous change in both the past and recent time. The climate and conditions within the theoretical and practical aspects of the field are ever-changing and have led to a volatile political and economic landscape to form. This essay will focus on one aspect of IPE that have relatively quickly risen to become imperatively influential and important for the developments in the field, that aspect is Multinational Companies (MNC) and their Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)....   [tags: Political Science]
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Is Foreign Direct Investment always Beneficial to Developing Countries? - ... It is argued that domestic companies benefit from the information and knowledge about advanced technology, marketing and management techniques that MNCs bring into the host country. Spillovers may occur through various channels, such as the movement of employees from MNCs to domestic companies and the technical support of MNCs to domestic suppliers. In contrast, positive spillover effects are limited in some sectors because these MNCs are powerful and less regulated, and therefore have little incentive to invest in training and education of their workers....   [tags: stocks, economics, market] 557 words
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Should There Be Direct Laws Against Police Brutality - ... These problems can cause officers to use excessive force against civilians. There is times where officers either feel panic and do impulsive actions of when officers feel too excited after pursuits and attack suspects after they stopped. This is called High Speed Pursuit Syndrome. What is being done about it. Many countries prosecute officers who are guilty of using excessive force, but there are no direct laws to counter all forms of police brutality, as an example, police in New York pepper-sprayed 3 little children (5 month, 2 year and 4 year old) and their mother because they thought that they were trying to fare dodge a subway train, choking the 2 year old....   [tags: force, consequences, weapons] 645 words
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Direct Action in the Sahel Region of Africa: Military Aid - ... Unfortunately, these policies do not always prove effective. Approximately 19 million people are suffering from the famine in the Sahel (“The Sahel: Hungry” 1). Development agencies are somewhat responsible for this because they may fix a current problem; however, the agencies fail to prevent long-term famine. One of the main goals of development assistance is to prevent short term food and nutrition crises. These problems have escalated into extremely long-term conflicts, so the assistance the United States provides is failing (“USAID” 1)....   [tags: financing, governement, development] 1047 words
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Haiti: Direct and Indirect Suffering of Silenced Voices - ... It's not just corporations who have been guilty of profiting from Haitian suffering. A recent report from the Disaster Accountability Project (DAP) describes a "significant lack of transparency in the disaster-relief/aid community," and finds that many relief organizations have left donations for Haiti in their bank accounts, earning interest rather than helping the people of Haiti. DAP director Ben Smilowitz notes that "the fact that nearly half of the donated dollars still sit in the bank accounts of relief and aid groups does not match the urgency of their own fundraising and marketing efforts and donors' intentions, nor does it convey the urgency of the situation on the ground” (2010...   [tags: history, slaves, independence] 3035 words
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Regulatory Changes in Direct-To-Consumer Marketing of Pharmaceuticals - Direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing of pharmaceuticals has grown increasingly in the past decade. The American public views prescription drug advertising for a wide range of medical conditions, including high cholesterol, depression, allergies, and erectile dysfunction. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the content of these advertisements. Critics also have taken the position that the advertisements garner unearned trust from the public, are misleading, and promote unnecessary use of prescription drugs for common problems associated with aging....   [tags: regulation changes, t.v. ads, fda]
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Foreign Direct Investment: Always a Good Choice - Since the beginning of the 1980s, foreign direct investment has been growing significantly throughout the world, and it has helped spur economic development and globalization. At the same time, China, as a representatively developing country, has merged into the world economy with amazingly high speed and become the second largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the world (J.Ying, personal communication, February 24, 2014). Reforms in the economic structure have gradually occurred throughout China since foreign investment has been playing an increasingly vital role in the economy....   [tags: economic development, globalization]
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CSR Programs: Direct and Indirect Effect on Consumers - ... From coffee-growing conditions in Costa Rica to the increased electricity needed to power our stores, the company takes into consideration the global impact of their business actions. For instance, by building more energy-efficient facilities and stores, conserving the energy (and water) they use and purchasing renewable energy credits, they are forced to reduce the environmental footprint of their business operations. Regarding recycling and reducing waste, in 2013 the company is focusing on bringing customer recycling to stores in the New York Metro area and across all California....   [tags: products, attitudes, identification, organizations]
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Jacob Lawrence’s Direct and Dramatic Paintings - Jacob was an African-American artist, who eventually flourished in the art world during the Depression of 1920s, painting African-Americans life in Harlem, making social statements and thus, explaining their life during that time. Additionally, this made his art significant to spectators who praised his works. With no formal training in painting, it was easy for Jacob to ignore the rules that set him apart from other African-American painters and others, before him and in his time, such as Palmer C....   [tags: harlem renaissance, african american artist]
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Realisations of direct object - In this essay I would like to focus on the possible realisations of a direct object. At the beginning I will try to explain what an object is. I want to make clear difference between direct and indirect objects and I will also write about some other clausal elements which influence objects. Generally, we can distinguish five basic elements within a sentence: subject, verb, complement and object. Let’s imagine we have a sentence in which there is involved some action. If the action or event involves another person or thing which the action affects, relates to or produces, we express it by placing a nominal group referring to them directly after the verbal group (verb)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Chinese-Nigerian Foreign Direct Investment Relationship - Introduction One of the many byproducts of globalization has been the surge of free trade agreements, bilateral trade agreements, and regional trade agreements signed internationally as markets respond to increased global demand. Despite China and Nigeria signing bilateral trade agreements, it is clear that China has benefitted more from this relationship than has Nigeria, at least in the short-run. If Nigeria is to increase its economic development and decrease corruption amongst the political elite, promote good governance and effective monetary policies, it would be able to use the current influx of Chinese money from oil revenue to develop into a hub for numerous foreign investors ventur...   [tags: free trade agreements, globalization]
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Direct and Alternating Current - All useful generators of electricity come in two basic forms, alternating current and direct current. Direct current (dc) comes from generators that do not change in polarity, always producing a positive charge. In alternating current (ac) the polarity of the terminals is always changing from positive to negative. Thus you are left with alternating current flow. There are different ways of measuring and generating alternating and direct current. Direct current only flows in one direction in a circuit....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Republicanism and Direct Democracy - Republicanism and direct democracy, these are two ways that a people can be governed. There is a major difference between these two systems. In a republican system the government represents the people. The representatives are chosen by popular vote and are given the power to make decisions on behalf of the people. The people do not get to voice their own opinions, the best they can do is vote for their representative and hope he wins. This can also be referred to as indirect democracy. Direct democracy which was exemplified in the ancient Athenian city-state, or the New England town meeting in modern times, is a government based solely on the people....   [tags: Politics] 895 words
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Direct and Indirect Representation - Direct and Indirect Representation Living in a democratic society, we as Americans have the right to vote on just about all aspects of our lives. The votes that we cast either have a direct or an indirect representation of our beliefs. In cases such as city and statewide laws, our beliefs are directly represented; in all national and organizational matters our votes have an indirect impact. The decisions are made by elected officials who we vote into office to represent our beliefs. One example of this indirect representation can be found in any citywide school board where the elected members make decisions on everything ranging from teacher employment to class curriculum....   [tags: essays research papers] 1398 words
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Russia on Direct Investment - Russia on Direct Investment Although reports over the past few years have shown that the transfers of the financial resources for development were under the negative impact of the financial crisis. At the same time, in spite of the contraction of the overall volume of the resources inflows, a certain growth in the direct investments to the developing and "transitional" economies has been traced. And, an improvement of the general situation in this sphere is already prognosticated for the year 2002....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypes Analyzing the use of Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypical Behaviors - Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypes Analyzing the use of Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypical Behaviors In the direct measurement of stereotypes, such as the free response, scientists must ask if it is a reliable measurement of stereotypes. Many people may answer a free question regarding a particular group, but answers may be given to the tester of what the tested may what the tester to hear. For example, if a behavioral scientist were to ask a student his or hers feelings regarding African Americans, the student may state what is perceived as the ‘right’ answer at the time, so the scientist does not project the student as a bigot, racist, discriminatory or stereoty...   [tags: sociology, psychology]
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