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    Creating, Capturing, and Sustaining Value: The Case of West Michigan Furniture Industry

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    The office furniture business in West Michigan has been going through the second major postwar slump in its history. The first slump was in the 1950s when America\u27s furniture makers challenged the leadership of West Michigan furniture business by migrating to North Carolina. At the time, the effects on the West Michigan economy were mitigated through diversification, innovation, and niche markets strategies. The effects of the current slump have been far more devastating; more than 100,000 furniture-making jobs have been lost in the U.S. The larger firms have faced far more difficulties, though many smaller ones, such as John Widdicomb — the oldest area furniture business — have even gone out of business

    Strategic fit: microfoundations of firm’s environmental performance

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    © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Strategic fit is known to be an important antecedent to a firm’s performance, but there is little research explaining its influence on firm’s environmental performance. This paper aims to propose that strategic fit is likely to affect two firm-level outcomes: dynamic equilibrium and dynamic disequilibrium. Design/methodology/approach: Prior debate has underlined the role of adaptation vs selection in achieving strategic fit, but we assert that firms vary in their strategic fit. This paper models inter-firm differentials in environmental performance, using survey data from a sample of Chinese small and medium enterprises. Findings: Transformative leadership, operational agility and knowledge-based identity facilitate compensatory fit, while productivity growth, strategic adaptability and low product-market maturity enable strategic fit. Theoretical implications: The authors show how low strategic fit may provide selection advantages via compensatory fit. Some firms do seek to achieve greater fit to the embedded contextual contingencies (dynamic equilibrium) at the cost of their energy. However, others respond to the expectations for green performance that are presently orthogonal to the embedded context to realize compensatory fit using the energy of the context (dynamic disequilibrium). This manifests as differential capabilities for adaptation vs selection. Practical implications: The findings highlight how the firms may use cultural fit pathway for transcending the phenomenological tradeoffs between economic performance-oriented strategic fit and ecological performance-oriented compensatory fit. Originality/value: This paper shows how low strategic fit may provide selection advantages via compensatory fit. Some firms do seek to achieve greater fit to the embedded contextual contingencies (dynamic equilibrium) at the cost of their energy. However, others respond to the expectations for green performance that are presently orthogonal to the embedded context, to realize compensatory fit using the energy of the context (dynamic disequilibrium). This manifests as differential capabilities for adaptation vs selection

    Design and Testing of High Speed Multipliers by using Reversible Liner Feedback Shift Register

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    In recent designs of IC’s (Integrated Circuits) BIST (Built-In Self-Test) is becoming vital for memory where memory is essential part of SoC (System on Chip). BIST design technique allows circuit for self testing. A technique may provide the short test-time as compared to test which applied externally and it allows a use of the low cost test instruments throughout the all production stages. Because of LFSRs randomness properties, it requires less hardware overhead. In particular dissertation, optimization and structure design of BIST design is based on the Reversible LFSRs, which are described. As well Reversible LFSR and Proposed LT LFSR are used to design and test Architecture of different Multipliers such as Array Multipliers and Booth Multiplier

    Advanced Shift Register Design Using PSDRM Reversible Logic

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    Reversible logic is one of the most important issues at the moment, with the different areas like low power CMOS devices, quantum computing, nanotechnology, cryptography, optical computing, DNA Computing, digital signal processing (DSP) etc. This can be achieved using reversible logic. The main purpose for designing reversible logic is to minimize cost and throughput. Reversible logic considered as a computing model in which there is one-to-one scaling between their input and output. Power distribution is considered as one of the most important aspects while designing circuit. Reversible logic has become an encouraging technology in low power circuit design. That's because back logic uses only very less power, thus resulting in reduced power dissipation. In this report, we proposed a new reversible gate, and with the help of this gate we have designed our asserted D flip-flop by using the two reversible gates i.e. by using Fredkin and Feynman Gate. The proposed design is better in terms of the average power consumed, number of gates and garbage output than existing. In Shift Register, we introduce a reversible D flip-flop by using FRG and FG gate in the place of existing D flip-flop which used Sayem Gate. The asserted design consumes less energy compare to traditional circuitry. Here we use Pseudo expressions (PSDRM). By using this technology there is an improvement in the factors, such as number of transistors, garbage output, quantum cost and power

    Functional characterization of L-tryptophan transport across mammalian cornea

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    In last few years transporter targeted drug delivery has drawn attention of research to identify and explore various nutrient transport systems including amino acid transporters for better drug delivery. The aim of present research work is to investigate the transport characteristics of L-tryptophan (L-try) across goat cornea. Transport of L-try was investigated using a glass diffusion cell for effect of concentration, pH, presence of other amino acids or metabolic inhibitor or dipeptide and tripeptide. The amount of L-try transported increased as the pH of L-try aqueous solution increased from 5 to 9. Inhibition was observed in L-try transport in absence of sodium ions where L-try solution was made isotonic with dextrose. Amino acids like L-histidine, L-arginine, L-lysine (cationic), L-glutamic acid, L-aspartic acid (anionic), glycine and L-proline (neutral) inhibited the L-try transport as compared to control (L-try alone). In presence of sodium azide and Ouabain the inhibition in L-try transport across goat cornea was observed while no marked inhibition was observed on L-try transport across goat cornea in presence of aspartame and glutathione. The L-try transport was favored up to concentration 1% w/v and at higher pH in presence of sodium ions through excised goat cornea. Functional presence of a sodium dependent L-try transport system as inhibited by ouabain having affinity to cationic and neutral amino acid is evident on goat cornea.Keywords: Cornea; Amino acid; Tryptophan; Transpor

    Two-Warehouse Partial Backlogging Inventory Model For Deteriorating Items With Ramp Type Demand

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    This paper deals with two warehouse system for deteriorating items with ramp type demand. In this inventory model initially demand is considered to be linear function of time and it became constant after a finite time parameter. Holding cost assume to be constant in both warehouse. Partial backlogging is allowed. The proposed model is developing to minimize the total inventory cost which includes holding cost, backlogging cost, lost sale cost, and deterioration cost. Here three cases are taken into consideration depending on time where demand becomes constant. This is only an analytic approach towards the model. Keywords: - Two warehouse inventory, ramp type demand, holding cost, deteriorating item
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