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    MEASURING MARKET INTEGRATION IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

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    The increased level of market integration in the processed food industry through trade, foreign direct investment, and the expanded use of intellectual property rights are an observed phenomenon of the past three decades. Measurement of market integration is problematic, and the role of FDI in market integration has not been adequately taken into consideration. This study measures the growth in the market shares of multinationals in selected countries and industries to indicate the degree of market integration. We also employ a market share convergence type model to estimate whether the market shares of the multinationals and domestically owned firms in key markets have converged to some steady state during the years 1991 to 2003.Processed food industry, global integration, market shares, Argentina, Brazil, U.S., International Relations/Trade,

    A review of the genus Megalographa Lafontaine and Poole (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Plusiinae) with the description of a new species from Costa Rica

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    The classification of the genus Megalographa Lafontaine and Poole, 1991, is reviewed and the five known species diagnosed. The genus is essentially restricted to the New World, although one species M. biloba (Stephens) is migratory and has occasionally straggled to western Europe. A new species (Megalographa talamanca Lafontaine and Sullivan) endemic to the Talamanca Mountain Range in Costa Rica is described. Adults and genitalia are illustrated

    U.S. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND TRADE: SUBSTITUTES OR COMPLEMENTS? THE CASE OF THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

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    The role of foreign direct investment as a complement or substitute to foreign trade continues to be debated in regard to the food processing industry. This study extends earlier work to demonstrate that FDI and trade depend on the stage and the similarities of the economic development of the host countries, as macroeconomic factors--such as exchange rate fluctuations and income growth-- act differently in developing vs. developed countries, and exporting vs. importing countries.Agribusiness, International Development, International Relations/Trade,

    Reconnaissance mapping from aerial photographs

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    The author has identified the following significant results. Engineering soil and geology maps were successfully made from Pennsylvania aerial photographs taken at scales from 1:4,800 to 1:60,000. The procedure involved a detailed study of a stereoscopic model while evaluating landform, drainage, erosion, color or gray tones, tone and texture patterns, vegetation, and cultural or land use patterns

    Humane Religion.

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    Getting at the Bottom of Our Corruption.

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    Effectiveness of High School Fashion Courses in Preparing Students for Fashion Courses in College

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    The problem of this study was to determine if Old Dominion University fashion merchandising students earned a higher GPA if they had taken fashion marketing courses in high school to determine the added value of those courses

    From Traditional to Reform: Exploring the Involvement of School Psychologists in the Provision of Educator Professional Learning

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    School Psychologists may be well-suited to provide Professional Learning (PL) to assist schools in meeting increased student standards, responding to demands for accountability, and meeting the needs of a diversifying population. School psychologists possess a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills; and, certain aspects of the school psychologist role (e.g., flexibility in service delivery and scheduling) may enable them to reap the potential benefits of broader impact and preventive focus through PL. Little is known about the PL practices of school psychologists due to a lack of research. This study attempts to fill the research gap by exploring the perceptions and practices of school psychologists as related to providing PL. The research identifies situational and personal variables that might contribute to the likelihood of providing PL as a service. Finally, motivations for provid­ing PL and levels of satisfaction derived from the provision of PL are explored. The survey method for this study consisted of a three stage recursive process in which earlier stages informed modifications to later stages based on feedback. First, interviews informed the construction of an initial survey. The survey was piloted with two consecutive groups and amended to assist with clarification. The final survey was sent to a stratified, random, national sample of practicing school psychologists. Descriptive statistics were used to describe PL practices, the personal and situational variables under investigation, motivations for providing PL and satisfaction derived from PL delivery. Inferential statistics were used to investigate relationships between personal and situational variables and PL delivery
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