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  • Valuation of near-market endogenous assets

    Fixler, D; Greenaway-McGrevy, Ryan (2012-02)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    For many kinds of assets, the growth rate of the real asset stock is a nonlinear function of the economic owner???s decision whether to invest or extract the asset. Examples within the economy are primarily biological assets, both privately owned (such as those found in aquaculature and agriculture) and publicly owned or regulated (such as fish stocks, and in some case, timber stocks.) Optimal exploitation of the asset necessitates that the future possible growth rates in the assetmust be considered when determining the optimal amount of extraction today. In this sense, the level of the asset is determined by the economic owner or regulator and is thus said to be endogenous. This paper considers existing methods for the valuation of these endogenous assets when observed transaction prices are lacking. In particular, we consider valuation in a near-market context, whereby the the economist can only observe income flows from the asset. This near-market approach to asset valuation is particularly important for environmental accounting when transaction prices for the asset or the right to exploit the asset are lacking. We give sufficient restrictions on the revenue and cost structure of the firm in order to permit asset valuation based on average profits. In an emprical application, we combine economic and biomass data to value the US Bering Sea crab fisheries.

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  • Graduate Recruitment in SMEs

    Sear, L; Scurry, T; Swail, Janine; Down, S (2012)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Report In June 2012, SFEDI and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) were commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to undertake a research project into graduate recruitment to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This final report unpacks the key issues to emerge from the project.

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  • Research report supporting doctoral writing: He ara tika m?? ng?? kai??rahi

    Carter, Susan; Laurs, D; Chant, L; Higgins, R; Martin, J; Teaiwa, T; Wolfgramm-Foliaki, E (2016-10)

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  • The Bootstrap in Threshold Regression

    Yu, Ping (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper shows that the parametric bootstrap is consistent, and the nonparametric bootstrap is inconsistent for inference on the threshold point in discontinuous threshold regression. An interesting phenomenon is that the asymptotic nonparametric bootstrap distribution of the threshold point is discrete and depends on the sampling path of the original data. This is because the threshold point is essentially a boundary of the sample space, and only bootstrap sampling on the data in the neighborhood of the threshold point is informative. The results are compared with Andrews (2000) where a parameter is on the boundary of the parameter space rather than the sample space. The remedies to the nonparametric bootstrap failure in the literature are also summarized.

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  • Market Innovation ??? how to make and shape markets

    Storbacka, Kaj (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The management consultancy Vectia Ltd. was founded in 1994 around a particular management innovation, namely that competitive advantage could be built by a better understanding of how to manage existing and new customer relationships. At the outset, the company was called CRM Customer Relationship Management Ltd., in order to pinpoint the importance of a new management practice, related to the management of customer relationships. In the beginning, only the true management innovators were interested in exploring the apparent opportunities involved in viewing customers from a process point of view, rede??? ning the offering in such a way that win-win relationships could be created, and maximizing the potential shareholder value effects of customers.

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  • The Solution Business Model. Boosting Organic Growth through Cross-functional Solution Sales

    Storbacka, Kaj (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper is about accelerating growth through cross-functional solution sales. The objective of this paper is to share Vectia???s views on developing an effective solution business model, especially from a commercialisation and industrialisation point of view.

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  • Rewriting History: More Power to Creative People

    Lutteroth, Christof; Weber, Gerald (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Trying out different alternatives is a natural part of creative work. However, with the current tools we often end up having to redo changes that worked in one alternative on other versions. This is additional work that should be unnecessary in our electronic age. We propose a new approach for supporting creative work: an artifact is described as the history of the operations that created it. We show that by allowing users to change the history, the common use cases of merging, generalizing and specializing can be supported efficiently. The ???rewriting history??? approach is based on a formal specification of the operations offered by a tool, and enables exciting new ways to share and combine creative work. It is complementary to state-based version control and offers the user a new understanding of merging. It was implemented for a drawing tool that supports synchronous collaborative work.

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  • Review of the evidence base for the national guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity

    Jull, Andrew; Lawes, Carlene; Ni Mhurchu, C; McRobbie, H; Eyles, Helen; Gorton, Delvina; Maddison, Ralph (2007)

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    The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) was contracted by the Ministry of Health to: 1. Identify and appraise the existing international evidence based guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity 2. Identify and evaluate new evidence published since the publication of the most suitable guideline on the management of overweight and obesity.

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  • The Starpath Project. Starpath Phase 2. Final Summative Evaluation Report

    Kiro, Cynthia; Hynds, Anne; Eaton, J; Irving, E; Wilson, Aaron; Bendikson, Linda; Cockle, Victoria; Broadwith, Mark; Linley-Richardson, T; Rangi, M (2016-03-31)

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  • Recent studies of sediment capping and flocculation for nutrient stabilisation

    Özkundakci, Deniz; Hamilton, David P. (2006)

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    University of Waikato

    Water quality in the Rotorua Lakes has declined in the past 30 to 40 years due to increasing nutrient loads, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus. In situ restoration techniques, including sediment capping and flocculation, have been developed to attempt to reduce internal nutrient loads, which can be comparable in magnitude to external loads in eutrophic lakes. The aim of this report is to summarise the current state of knowledge, and to documents some recent studies of sediment capping and flocculation techniques designed to remove nutrients from the water column by retaining them permanently within the bottom sediments. Experimental set-ups for testing the efficacy of different materials range from conventional batch adsorption studies to sediment reactor experiments. Natural ecosystems have also been simulated with mesocosms in Lake Okaro. A full scale application of aluminium sulphate (alum) in Lake Okar. A full scale application of aluminium sulphate (alum) in Lake Okaro has also been intensively monitored. The different studies have provided information on the restoration potential of some sediment capping agents and flocculants, but many questions still remain. Given the current state of knowledge it is not possible to confirm a priori the circumstances under which a whole lake trial would be successful. Future research should be carried out on the follow foci: • Establishment of chronic or acute toxic effects of the adsorbent materials. • Effect of treatment applications on benthic biota, particularly capping materials that may alter physical characteristics of the sediments. • Application of computer models for the purpose of both hindcasting and better understanding effects of application of an adsorbent to a lake, and for the purpose of predicting the changes in trophic status. • Application techniques and costs, particularly in view of potential for quite radical changes in source of adsorbent materials, grain sizes and methods of application for a single adsorbent.

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  • Waikato peat lakes sediment nutrient removal scoping exercise

    Faithfull, Carolyn L.; Hamilton, David P.; Burger, David F.; Duggan, Ian C. (2008)

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    University of Waikato

    This report was commissioned by Environment Waikato to examine the available methods for internal (bottom sediment) nutrient removal and their suitability for application in the Waikato peat lakes. Lakes Ngaroto, Kainui, Rotomanuka and Cameron were chosen as focus lakes for the study, based on existing restoration objectives and recreational and conservation values. A range of methods designed to reduce internal nutrient loading was reviewed, including hypolimnetic aeration, hypolimnetic withdrawal and fish removal, with sediment removal, and additions of alum, Phoslock, zeolite, iron making slag and carbon examined in detail.

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  • Potential science tools to support mahinga kai decision-making in freshwater management

    Collier, Kevin J.; Death, Russell G.; Hamilton, David P.; Quinn, John M. (2014)

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    University of Waikato

    Mahinga kai is a key value for freshwater management that needs to be articulated in objective setting for environmental limits in the National Objectives Framework (NOF). Mahinga kai generally refers to indigenous freshwater species that have traditionally been used for food, tools or other resources. Many mahinga kai sites, both current and historical, are in lowland settings where freshwater environments are often in a degraded state and values are correspondingly compromised. With limited availability of sites in good condition within rohe to help define desired states for mahinga kai, alternative approaches are needed to establish condition bands for management. In particular, tools that assist with envisaging desired states and predicting environmental changes required to sustain those states will help communities and tangata whenua set management objectives. To achieve this effectively an approach is required that utilises Mātauranga Māori and science tools

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  • iPads and opportunities for teaching and learning for young children

    Khoo, Elaine G.L.; Merry, Rosina; Nguyen, Nhung Hong; Bennett, Timothy; MacMillan, Nadine (2015)

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    University of Waikato

    This research involved a collaboration with two early childhood education (ECE) teachers at an education and care centre in Hamilton, New Zealand, to gain insight into the perspectives of the teachers, a number of the young children in their care, and the parents/ caregivers of four children concerning iPad adoption and use. Interviews with the two teachers, young children and their parents, observations of teacher interactions with children using iPads, and copies of children’s work produced as part of the teaching and learning process using iPads provided evidence on the use of iPads. iPad use on its own was never the main focus rather it was integrated with and part of teachers’ daily practice and context.

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  • New Zealand Guidelines for cyanobacteria in recreational fresh waters: Interim Guidelines

    Wood, Susanna A.; Hamilton, David P.; Paul, Wendy J.; Safi, Karl A.; Williamson, Wendy M. (2009)

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    University of Waikato

    This document is divided into four main sections, plus 14 appendices. Section 1. Introduction provides an overview of the purpose and status of the document as well as advice on who should use it. Section 2. Framework provides a background to the overall guidelines approach, recommendations on agency roles and responsibilities, and information on the condition of use of this document. Section 3. Guidelines describes the recommended three-tier monitoring and action sequence for planktonic and benthic cyanobacteria. Section 4. Sampling provides advice on sampling planktonic and benthic cyanobacteria. The appendices give further background information and include templates for data collection and reporting, including: • background information on known cyanotoxins and their distribution in New Zealand • information on the derivation of guideline values • photographs of typical bloom events • a list of biovolumes for common New Zealand cyanobacteria • templates for field assessments • suggested media releases and warning sign templates. A glossary provides definitions for abbreviations and terms used in these guidelines.

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  • Successful transitions from early intervention to school-age special education services

    Burgon, J; Walker, Joanne (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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