field study Articles

  • Market segmentation in German business practice: relevance, procedures and challenges

    The market segmentation concept, which aims at meeting the specific needs of different customer groups, has been part and parcel of marketing science for many years. Primarily the technical literature focuses on the different ways of creating segments. Up till now, the way in which companies operate a market segmentation process in reality, has only been surveyed sporadically. For this reason, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Study of Undrained Shear Strength Using Various Vanes

    A field study of the undrained shear strength of a sensitive clay deposit was carried out by means of various vane configurations. Rectangular, rhomboidal, triangular, and elliptic vane blades were used. The assumption of isotropy of the undrained shear strength indicates that a uniform shear stress distribution gives a better fit to the observed response than a triangular ...


    By ASTM International

  • Students' entrepreneurial readiness in the United Arab Emirates: an empirical inquiry of related factors

    This paper explores the relationships of students' entrepreneurial readiness with gender, parents' employment status, field of study, academic performance, and students' preferred employment sector. The paper is based on a survey of 305 students in the college of business administration at the University of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The results suggest that entrepreneurial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • LagoonClear Tablets - Case Study

    The field study below shows the reduction of sludge by EnviroDEFENSE LagoonClear Tablets. Each spring, the client’s water level drops to handle the flow of new water for the rainy season. While the water level is down, the first 20 feet of shoreline is exposed. The middle photo shows the client’s beach area after three months of use. The side photos show the neighbors to the left and ...


    By BCMbio, LLC

  • Identifying the variables associated with types of innovation, radical or incremental: strategic flexibility, organisation and context

    There is a broad area of research that focuses on organisational factors that promote innovation. However, studies on the subject of the variables associated with the type of innovation, radical or incremental, are still scarce. We have made a theoretical revision concerning the possible connections between several contextual, strategic and organisational characteristics and the kinds of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Systems of systems engineering education

    System of systems engineering (SoSE) is a relatively new field of study as compared to other engineering disciplines and is often viewed as a mere extension of systems engineering, a relatively young discipline itself. As with all new disciplines, education in the emerging field is an important element of its development, or in some cases, its failure to develop. Education includes the domain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design and analysis of field studies with bees: A critical review of the draft EFSA guidance

    The specific protection goal, primary assessment endpoints, acceptable effect thresholds and experimental design proposed in the EFSA update of the bee guidance document are subjected to critical review. It is concluded that the negligible effect criteria were established without sufficient regulatory definition and without convincing scientific argumentation. For the assessment endpoints, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Use of terrestrial field studies in the derivation of bioaccumulation potential of chemicals

    Field‐based studies are an essential component of research addressing the behavior of organic chemicals, and a unique line of evidence that can be used to assess bioaccumulation potential in chemical registration programs and aid in development of associated laboratory and modeling efforts. To aid scientific and regulatory discourse on the application of terrestrial field data in this manner, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Outsourced innovation in SMES: a field study of R&D units in Spain

    SME innovation strategy and motivation has become one of the most challenging subjects of innovation policy. New innovation models proposed recently have captured the attention of policy makers. However, these models seem for the most part to be applicable to medium-sized or large enterprises. The objective of this paper is to analyse the open innovation model in the case of outsourced ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How closed groups can drift away from reality: the story of a knocked out Kiai Master

    This paper investigates extreme biases in group sensemaking through a longitudinal field study in a martial arts community. It is observed that an incremental, self-reinforcing process can cause a group’s mental model to drift away from reality. This causes significant problems when the group members interact with people who do not share the biased mental model. More specifically, as the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioaccumulation of decamethylpentacyclosiloxane (D5): A review

    Decamethylpentacyclosiloxane (D5) is a widely used, high–production volume personal care product with an octanol–water partition coefficient (log KOW) of 8.09. Because of D5's high KOW and widespread use, it is subject to bioaccumulation assessments in many countries. The present study provides a compilation and an in‐depth, independent review of bioaccumulation studies involving D5. The ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Types of governance, financial policy and the financial performance of micro-family-owned businesses in Canada

    The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of type of governance on financial policy and financial performance of micro-family-owned businesses in Canada. This study utilised survey research (a non-experimental field study design). Micro-family-business owners from Western Canada were asked about their beliefs, perceptions and feelings regarding type of governance, financial policy and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Entrepreneurship and the role of women in international management: achievements and obstacles

    The purpose of this paper is to compare the management styles and career strategies utilised by women internationally and analyse the lessons to be learned from their relative failure or achievements. Furthermore this paper explores the experiences of today's women managers and compares them with those of their foremothers, especially in Asia and Middle East. The research is a library research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waiting in multi–stage services: an exploration across service industries

    This field study explores the relative importance of waiting time perception with waits before, during and following the actual service delivery in three multi–stage services. Data were collected in various service settings, i.e., in restaurants, assessment and dental services in the Netherlands. Structural equation modelling is used to analyse the data. Results imply that in restaurant services, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stepwise innovation adoption: a neglected concept in innovation research

    Most innovation researchers tend to consider innovation adoption as a binary process, implying that companies have either adopted an innovation or not. In this paper we focus on e-commerce as an innovation that can be adopted stepwise. We distinguish between two levels of e-commerce, basic and advanced. Following Rogers' (1995) innovation adoption model, we investigate the differences between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Particle separation from road runoff by a decentralised lamella system – laboratory tests and experiences in the field

    A new decentralised settling system based on the principle of lamella separation was developed for the treatment of road runoff. Two different laboratory test methods, the DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) procedure and our own approach, were applied in order to evaluate the efficiency of the system based on the separation of fine mineral particles and a mixture of mineral and organic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • R&D and industrial districts in Asia: an application to Taiwan

    This research analyses the role of public policy and the state in science and technology industries in Asia. The research is based on field studies undertaken at the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park (HSIP) in Taiwan. The state has been seen as crucial to the phenomenal economic success of capitalism and the business systems in Asian countries such as Korea and Taiwan (Wade (1990) Governing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The ontologies of industrial ecology?

    Industrial ecology is one of a number of new fields of study, such as 'green chemistry' or 'ecological economics', that have deliberately reached across different disciplines in both name and substance. This raises a number of issues for the practitioner, including difficult questions of boundary and field content (when is something 'industrial ecology' and when is it a part of another ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable supply networks – II: frameworks at the company level and field studies

    In line with the values and characteristics argued in Berke and Satir (2011), two frameworks are developed at company level in this sequel article: one for legacy supply chains and the other for future supply networks. A survey is designed and conducted to assess the level of contribution each characteristic makes in transforming a company from a not sustainable legacy stage to a future ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The thermal work limit is a simple reliable heat index for the protection of workers in thermally stressful environments

    Background: Workers in many industries are exposed to thermally stressful work environments. Protection of the health of workers without unnecessarily compromising productivity requires the adoption of a heat index that is both reliable and easy to use. Objectives: To evaluate the Thermal Work Limit (TWL), in a controlled environment and under field conditions, against these criteria. ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

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