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  • Dal Monte Ventoso a Point Lenana: la sfida di Wu Ming al postmoderno

    Manai, Franco (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Measuring business performance in shipping

    Panayides, P; Gong, Xihe; Lambertides, N (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Expatriate selection: A historical overview and criteria for decision-making

    Ott, DL; Michailova, S (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Purpose: The International Human Resource Management literature has paid less attention to the selection of expatriates and the decision-making criteria with regard to such selection, than to issues relating to expatriates' role, performance, adjustment, success, and failure. Yet, before expatriates commence their assignments, they need to be selected. The purpose of this book chapter is to provide an overview of issues related specifically to expatriate selection. In particular, the chapter traces the chronological development of selection over the last five decades or so, from prior to 1970 until present. The chapter subsequently identifies five expatriate selection criteria that have been applied in regard to traditional international assignments, but are also relevant to alternative assignments. Methodology/approach: We begin by reviewing expatriate selection historically and its position within expatriate management based on changing business environments. Then, drawing from over five decades of literature on international assignments, we identify and discuss five organizational, individual, and contextual level criteria for selecting expatriates. Findings: Emphasis on different issues tends to characterize expatriate selection during the various decades since the literature has taken up the topic. The chapter describes those issues, following a chronological perspective. In addition, the chapter organizes the various selection criteria in five clusters: organization philosophy, technical competence, relational abilities, personal characteristics, and spouse and family situation. Research limitations and practical implications: While there are studies on expatriate selection, there is more to be understood with regard to the topic. Provided all other expatriation phases are subsequent, if selection is not understood in detail, the foundations of studying phases and processes that take place once expatriates are selected may not be sound. While the scholarly conversations of other expatriate-related issues should continue, the international human resource management literature can absorb more analyses on selection. A better understanding of expatriate selection will assist its better management. The chapter provides a basis for human resource management professionals to be able to map the various criteria for selection, and decide, under particular circumstances, which ones to prioritize and why. Originality/value: The chapter brings clarity to a topic that has remained less researched when compared to other areas of interest related to expatriates and their international assignments by tracing the historical development of this important phase of the expatriation process. In addition, the chapter organizes a number of selection criteria along five core areas and discusses each of them to gain insights that help explain expatriate selection in greater detail.

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  • Impact of Differing Grammatical Structures in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Edmonds-Wathen, C; Trinick, T; Durand-Guerrier, V (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter investigates issues regarding the different grammatical structures of languages used in mathematics learning, both languages of instruction and other languages that are used in classrooms. Mathematics is understood to operate in and through language, and different languages offer different resources with which to do this. This chapter considers the nature of the mathematics that is made possible by the linguistic expressions of different languages. We examine features of the mathematics register and the development of the mathematics register for a few selected languages. We discuss linguistic differences that occur in the key mathematical areas of logic, reasoning, space and number, in a general manner, and with specific examples from languages from different parts of the world. We then offer suggestions for how teachers and researchers in multilingual contexts can comprehend and utilise grammatical differences among the languages in their context.

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  • Improving adaptive bagging methods for evolving data streams

    Bifet, Albert; Holmes, Geoffrey; Pfahringer, Bernhard; Gavaldà, Ricard (2009)

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    University of Waikato

    We propose two new improvements for bagging methods on evolving data streams. Recently, two new variants of Bagging were proposed: ADWIN Bagging and Adaptive-Size Hoeffding Tree (ASHT) Bagging. ASHT Bagging uses trees of different sizes, and ADWIN Bagging uses ADWIN as a change detector to decide when to discard underperforming ensemble members. We improve ADWIN Bagging using Hoeffding Adaptive Trees, trees that can adaptively learn from data streams that change over time. To speed up the time for adapting to change of Adaptive-Size Hoeffding Tree (ASHT) Bagging, we add an error change detector for each classifier. We test our improvements by performing an evaluation study on synthetic and real-world datasets comprising up to ten million examples.

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  • Jewellery out of context

    Shepheard, Carole ; Deckers, Peter (2009-12-23)

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    Whitireia Community Polytechnic

    Jewellery Out of Context (joc) is an exhibition of 24 submissions created by 31 New Zealand artists (immigrants, emigrants, migrants, and natives to New Zealand). The exhibition was held at the Muse, Ultimo, Sydney in early 2006. The artists explore the relationships and transformations of jewellery in its wider context.

    The joc brief is open-ended, with the aim to reveal and unravel the many facets related to the formation and organisation of the jewellery discourse. This exhibition aims to provoke the jewellery community by deconstructing and reassembling its most elementary principle "made to wear". Instead this exhibition is put together as a playful token for its own centralised existence, like: "jewellery" has a good look to itself, or "jewellery" dresses up for its own party.

    The motivation to include in the "call for entries" multi-disciplines relates also to the aims of the 2006 Jewellers' and Metalsmiths' Group of Australia (jmga) theme, which is "to take makers, collectors,critics and thinkers out of the comfort zone of their normal environments and place them 'on location'; a hypothetical site where speculation, inspiration and the accidental can emerge and diverge, questioning the place of the production of meaning and the meaning of production". In the joc exhibition a combination of the craft, design and fine art practices can be detected side-by-side, the crossbreds and the purebreds. This exhibition has no format, other then to celebrate jewellery and its related world. What is precious and what is non-precious seen through the eyes of artists will transform relationships and positions of normality. It is made special by the reflection of who we are and what we like to be. This exhibition invited artists to look beyond, but not away from the phenomena of object ornamentation and object psychology. Trends and fashions occupy the object maker in its transfixed craft art practice, which is shared closely but not exclusively by the fine art temperaments.

    Peter Deckers (Curator)

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