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    How To Predict A Pop-Up Store – Developing A Data Based Framework For Digitizing The Location Choice Process And Prototyping At The Case Of St. Gallen (Ch)

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    We target identifying the needs for the fulfillment of location factors of pop-up retailers being determined by their core motivations and retail sector affiliation. We undertake to do both, to qualify, and to quantify their needs to gain at end of the day a profound description of various pop-up retail patterns. Through the use of a mixed-methods approach containing qualitative research through conducting interviews and qualitative content analysis as well as quantitative fulfillment of location factors through data analysis of multiple location data sources like Open Street Map, we try to gain first indications towards a deeper understanding of pop-up location decisions as well as to validate our hypothesis of the existence of pop-up retail patterns. We were able to validate three retail patterns through our qualitative research. Furthermore, we saw differences reflecting the particular motivations of running the ephemeral retail project. Despite our small shown sample of quantitative data for St. Gallen, we figured out the first indications that store density is a suitable indicator to understand pop-up retailers’ locations’ decisions. Nevertheless, there is a need to continue research in both terms, more quantitative data like footfall and financial transactions (turnovers) as well as bigger, more representative samples. Within the undertaken literature review we saw a lack of research in gaining a deeper understanding of the nature of pop-up retail in terms of location needs and how location decisions are made. We present results that may deal as a foundation for upcoming research. Moreover, we contribute to the state of research in patterns of retail location choice through a data-driven approach, which presents reasonable insights into the field of location intelligence of temporary retail

    Owners Of Korean Conglomerates And Corporate Investment

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    We investigate whether Korean chaebol owner’s personal features affect corporate investment or not, for they have a unique governance system controlled by one powerful owner. With this governance, the impact of personal characteristics on major corporate decisions can be tested more clearly. We used the aggregate financial statement to measure chaebol’s financial performances in a more reasonable way as well. Our study shows a few noticeable results. Aggregate financial performances of chaebols are different from those of individual companies. Owner’s personal features affect corporate decision makings in Korean chaebols. Especially, chaebols under succession process invest less than others, preferring more conservative approaches for succession

    Who Are The Planetarians? A Demographic Survey Of Planetarium - Based Astronomy Educators

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    Over the last 100 years since the planetarium was invented and began to spread across the planet, discipline-based planetarium education researchers have worked diligently to catalog what concepts are taught in the planetarium and what audiences learn when attending a planetarium show. What is not clearly known is precisely ‘who’ it is that are teaching astronomy in planetaria. Numerous small-scale studies give hints about who plantarians are, but the existing participant demographics provided shed precious little insight about them as broad field of professional experts. Knowing “who planetarians are” is critical to education researchers who need to know when they are studying planetarium educators who are more or less typical of most people in the field and when, instead, they are studying people who are unusual outliers and far less representative of the broader population. As a first step toward obtaining a glimpse of who planetarium educators are, a brief survey was broadly distributed through contemporary social media networks frequented by planetarium educators posing the question, “who are you?” The results from 61 respondents showed that 90% had undergraduate degrees, half of which were in physics or astronomy, and 38% hold graduate degrees. Additionally, only 8% have amateur astronomy or hobbyist backgrounds or any substantive K-12 classroom teaching experience. Perhaps unique to planetarium-based astronomy educators, 38% report having extensive backgrounds in theater and performance, These findings suggest that planetarium educators are a fundamentally different sort of individual than those who teach K-12 astronomy or do outreach as an amateur astronomer and, as such, perhaps have very different professional development requirements and expectations from those other astronomy-education related professional development consumers

    Assisting Autistic Children Through Virtual Reality Systems

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    This paper presents virtual reality (VR) and its impact on children with autism. It explores case studies that use virtual reality to teach children with autism. The project addresses challenges that children with autism face, as well as the means to which virtual reality can assist in accomplishing daily living skills. The paper highlights a VR game to create in the planning stage that can teach children safer ways to cross the street

    On the Breadth of Earth’s Shadow Of Lunar Eclipse - A New Approach To Students’ Understanding Of Aristarchus’s “Hypothesis 5”

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    The ancient Greek astronomer Aristarchus was the first astronomer to make a reasonable estimate of the distances of the sun and moon from the earth. In his treatise, “On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon”, he proposed the “hypothesis 5” saying, "That the breadth of the shadow is two moons" in a lunar eclipse, without any argument. It may be estimated by measuring the size of the arc of Earth’s shadow (umbra) projecting on the lunar surface or other means. By studying how students interact with these concepts, we now present a new method to do the evaluation, showing that according to the time of the first contact and the third contact as well as the positions of the two contact points on lunar surface, the ratio of the breadth of Earth’s shadow to lunar diameter can be found to have a consistent value of around 2.85. The procedure can be designed to be a middle school science experiment to help students understand the motions of the Earth and Moon

    Planetarium Use In Introductory Astronomy Courses

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    Many planetariums are situated at institutions of higher learning, but there is little documentation about how these facilities are being used. We present an analysis of a survey designed to explore planetarium use in introductory astronomy courses taught to undergraduates. The survey asked about 11 learning objectives, which were chosen through an investigation of online course descriptions at 10 universities in the United States. Planetarium users answered questions about what they are teaching, how long they are teaching it, and what media they are using to teach it. We distributed the survey to approximately 289 institutions around the United States which were categorized as institutions of learning in the online Worldwide Planetariums Database. There were 85 responses to the survey with 78 providing enough information to be useful. Results show that college and university planetariums are primarily being used to teach the night sky and that planetarium users at these institutions prefer to teach through unscripted use rather than scripted shows. We discuss potential implications to content development and further research in instructional methodology

    Using The Balanced Scorecard To Reform University Policing: An Illustrative Example

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    Since the death of George Floyd, protestors nationwide have called for police reform, including on college campuses. This paper provides an illustrative example of how a balanced scorecard approach was utilized in the strategic reform of a campus police department. The study highlights how decision-makers can integrate the balanced scorecard’s use to successfully reform the campus police department and to create buy-in throughout the process

    Teaching The Astronomical Visualization Used For The Explanation Of The Ancient Ein-Gedi Archaeological Zodiac And Its Related Inscription

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    In teaching the history of astronomy, mosaics found at ancient synagogues in the Middle East are invaluable. The ancient Zodiac signs forming such mosaics are related to the seasons indicating the fact that the precession of the Earth axis had been neglected or even unknown. We demonstrate that the sage’s derivations of the patriarch’s ages in the chronology of the Septuagint version of the bible correspond to the signs of the zodiac, an assumption supported, for example, by the inscription found in the ruins of the Jewish synagogue in Ein-Gedi. Through our astronomical calculations we solve the sun-moon conjunctions occurring at the beginning of the zodiac signs – at the Vernal Equinox - considering the real sun's orbit. Since the Septuagint version of the bible is assumed to have been translated into Greek in the 3rd century BC from an earlier existing Hebrew source, the fact that the ages of the patriarchs correspond to the observations of the real sun's motion, leads to the conclusion that the Septuagint version is an important book of the history of science. As a result of our findings, the bible can, thus, be regarded as one of the most ancient detailed scientific teaching sources leading to improved astronomical models which determined the planetary orbits

    Impact Of Informal Communication On Corporate Creative Performance

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    Creativity is crucial to the performance of R&D teams. Since the creative work, the team needs to connect and integrate the opinions of multiple employees the team’s relation is a crucial determinant of creative performance. The purpose of this study is to identify the effects of informal communication on organizational creativity. In this study, informal communication is divided into mentoring or coaching system and learning organization. An empirical analysis of this study found that team creativity requires informal communication. In addition, research has shown that positive effect of mentoring or coaching on creative performance was clearer when firm size was large. Finally, mentoring or coaching has a positive impact on creative performance as the employee ability is higher. The results of this study provide implications for strategies to enhance organizational creativity by demonstrating that informal communication has a significant relationship with organizational creativity

    Share Price As Dependent Of Basic EPS Or DPS – A South African Perspective

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    Investors consider both earnings and dividend information when analysing the performance of an entity (Koppeschaar Koppeschaar, Sturdy, Du Toit, Deysel, Rossouw, Van Wyk, Gaie-Booysen, Papageorgiou, Smith & Van der Merwe, 2015). The objective of the study was to determine whether the share price performance of the top 40 JSE listed companies depend more on BEPS or DPS. The study focused on the top 40 JSE listed firms as sample, while data were collected for the period 2012 to 2016. Information was gathered on EPS, DPS and share prices with aid of the INET BFA database. Collected data were analysed through application of SPSS, by measuring Pearson correlation coefficients and performing paired t-tests. Study limitations included that the sample size was limited to 40 observations, that a limited analytic period was used (2012-2016) and that the study relied on the accuracy of information provided by the INET BFA. Generalisation of research findings is therefore limited. Despite limitations, the study made a worthy contribution by indicating that investors of the top 40 JSE listed firms should rather rely on earnings measures (BEPS) than return measures (DPS) when making investment decisions, because it was statistically proven that BEPS delivers higher Pearson correlation coefficients than DPS when correlations modelling is performed for the selected analytic period


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