University Choice Journal

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911067641

Category:

Page: 160

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Your unique, write-in journal for choosing the right university and course for you. The University Choice Journal is here to support you through the complete process of university decision-making. Split neatly into ten separate themes, covering everything from values and strengths, to university visits and finances, the journal asks thought-provoking questions on each important topic to inspire you to think at a deeper level about what matters most to you and guide you to make informed choices. With plenty of room to record your reflections and notes throughout, the journal helps you to answer questions such as: Why do I want to go to university? Should I study an academic course or vocational one? What does it cost to study at university? What would I gain from taking a gap year? Should I do a degree with a placement year? The journal also includes additional space to record university visits and interview preparation. By the end, you will have learnt about what makes you happy, feel clearer about your choices and have the confidence to make the right decisions for you.
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Higher Education Consumer Choice

Author: J. Hemsley-Brown,I. Oplatka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137497203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 4865

Higher Education Consumer Choice provides a comprehensive and highly focused critical analysis of research on HE consumer choice behaviour in the UK and around the world. Ideal for students, scholars and marketing practitioners interested in consumer choice and behaviour in higher education markets, the book explores the background and context to research on HE choice including globalization, changing supply and demand, fees and costs, and concerns about social disadvantage. Focusing on personal factors that influence consumer choice, group aspects of consumer behaviour such as cultural and ethnic differences, as well as theoretical and research models, this book is designed to stimulate new debate and criticism of HE consumer choice.
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World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education

Author: Downing, Kevin,Ganotice, Jr., Fraide A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522508201

Category: Education

Page: 534

View: 5751

Delivering quality education to students while remaining competitive at an international level is only one of the many challenges universities face today. To attain their goals, universities must adopt new strategies to achieve academic excellence. World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of a ranking system for higher education institutions, providing a thorough overview of the impacts of these rankings on educational quality. Exploring the benefits and challenges of this system in a global context, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, administrators, and policy makers interested in the effects of university rankings in the education sector and beyond.
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The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Marketing

Author: Adrian Sargeant,Walter Wymer Jr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134114907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3300

This timely collection of cutting-edge articles offers a complete overview of marketing in the nonprofit sector. Written by a leading team of international experts, it examines the issues faced by public and nonprofit organizations in marketing and raising funds, and provides a comprehensive review of the latest research. An introductory section reviews the history of ideas in nonprofit marketing and examines those fundamental marketing principles of special relevance to nonprofit organizations. The book then explores in-depth the latest thinking in each of the most important nonprofit arenas, including: voluntary sector marketing fundraising arts marketing education marketing political marketing social marketing volunteer recruitment, management and retention public sector marketing and e-government. Containing real-world examples and case study material throughout, The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Marketing makes an important contribution to our understanding of marketing theory and practice in the nonprofit sector. It is an essential reference for all students, researchers and practitioners working in nonprofit marketing, fundraising or philanthropy.
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Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

Author: Mukerji, Siran

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644591

Category: Education

Page: 750

View: 2017

The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a domain of support services, academic programs, and educational products which are made available to learners. The Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education is a unique compilation of the most recent research done by higher education professionals in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development. This publication succeeds in highlighting the most important strategies and policies for professionals, policymakers, administrators, and researchers interested in higher education management.
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The Customer is NOT Always Right? Marketing Orientations in a Dynamic Business World

Proceedings of the 2011 World Marketing Congress

Author: Colin L. Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319500082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 953

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This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2011 World Marketing Congress held in Reims, France with the theme The Customer is NOT Always Right? Marketing Orientations in a Dynamic Business World. The focus of the conference and the enclosed papers is on marketing thought and practices throughout the world. This volume resents papers on various topics including marketing management, marketing strategy, and consumer behavior. Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science.​
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Choice

Challenges and Perspectives for the European Welfare States

Author: Bent Greve

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390476

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 9969

This book analyzes the impact of choice on welfare states in Europe and asks whether the shift towards more choice will ultimately benefit the users and providers of the welfare state, and have a positive impact on society as a whole. Explores the recent focus on choice in many welfare states, which has created a more market-orientated approach, changed users to consumers, and increased emphasis on private providers Examines the impact of these recent reforms on equality, not only from an economic perspective, but also in relation to gender, education, age, and access to services Draws on examples from different European countries and sectors of the welfare state, including the UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic Informed by theoretical and empirical approaches, and uses a variety of methodologies
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College and University

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 1623

Includes proceedings of the association's annual convention.
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Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice n. 1-3/2012

Rivista quadrimestrale in lingua inglese sull'economia delle scelte pubbliche

Author: Domenico Da Empoli

Publisher: Gangemi Editore Spa

ISBN: 8849278691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4135

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Economic Freedom of the World 2001 Annual Report

Author: James Gwartney,Robert Lawson

Publisher: The Fraser Institute

ISBN: 0889751811

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 1962

Posted in Political Science

Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis

Models and Designs

Author: Damaraju Raghavarao,James B. Wiley,Pallavi Chitturi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420099973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 4545

Conjoint analysis (CA) and discrete choice experimentation (DCE) are tools used in marketing, economics, transportation, health, tourism, and other areas to develop and modify products, services, policies, and programs, specifically ones that can be described in terms of attributes. A specific combination of attributes is called a concept profile. Building on the authors’ significant work in the field, Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis: Models and Designs explores the design of experiment (DOE) issues that occur when constructing concept profiles and shows how to modify commonly used designs for solving DCE and CA problems. The authors provide historical and statistical background and discuss the concepts and inference. The book covers designs appropriate for four classes of DOE problems: (1) attributes in CA and DCE studies are often ordered; (2) studies increasingly are computer-assisted; (3) choice is often influenced by competition; and (4) constraints may exist on attribute levels. Discussion begins with commonly used "generic" designs. The text then presents designs that avoid "dominated" or "dominating" profiles that may occur with ordered attributes and explores the use of orthogonal polynomials to describe relationships between ordered attribute levels and preference. Computer administration entails limited "screen real estate" for presenting concept profiles. The book covers approaches for subsetting attributes and/or levels to "fit" profiles into available "screen real estate." It then discusses strategies for sequential experimentation. Choice also is influenced by the availability of competing alternatives. The book uses availability and cross-effects designs to illustrate the design and analysis of portfolios and shows the relationship between availability effects and interaction effects in analysis of variance models. The last chapter highlights approaches to experimental design in which constraints are imposed on the levels of attributes. These designs provide the means to untangle the pricing and formulation problems in CA and DCE.
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World Politics: The Menu for Choice

Author: Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr,David Kinsella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534604129

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 5163

Get the tools you need to understand the vast and complex subject of international relations with WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE. This textbook incorporates current scholarship and insightful analysis and provides an introduction to game theory as a model for analyzing international relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Author: Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137506350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 5069

Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics.
Posted in Business & Economics

Every Saturday

A Journal of Choice Reading

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Encyclopedia of Public Choice

Author: Charles Rowley,Friedrich Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792386078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1105

View: 6922

The Encyclopedia provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the subject known as public choice. However, the title would not convey suf- ciently the breadth of the Encyclopedia’s contents which can be summarized better as the fruitful interchange of economics, political science and moral philosophy on the basis of an image of man as a purposive and responsible actor who pursues his own objectives as efficiently as possible. This fruitful interchange between the fields outlined above existed during the late eighteenth century during the brief period of the Scottish Enlightenment when such great scholars as David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith contributed to all these fields, and more. However, as intell- tual specialization gradually replaced broad-based scholarship from the m- nineteenth century onwards, it became increasingly rare to find a scholar making major contributions to more than one. Once Alfred Marshall defined economics in neoclassical terms, as a n- row positive discipline, the link between economics, political science and moral philosophy was all but severed and economists redefined their role into that of ‘the humble dentist’ providing technical economic information as inputs to improve the performance of impartial, benevolent and omniscient governments in their attempts to promote the public interest. This indeed was the dominant view within an economics profession that had become besotted by the economics of John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson immediately following the end of the Second World War.
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Rational Choice and Social Welfare

Theory and Applications

Author: Prasanta K. Pattanaik,Koichi Tadenuma,Yongsheng Xu,Naoki Yoshihara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540798323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This volume brings together papers, which were ?rst presented at the International Conference on Rational Choice, Individual Rights and Non-Welfaristic Normative Economics, held in honour of Kotaro Suzumura at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, on 11–13 March 2006, and which have subsequently gone through the usual process of review by referees. We have been helped by many individuals and institutions in organizing the conference and putting this volume together. We are grateful to the authors of this volume for contributing their papers and to the referees who reviewed the papers. We gratefully acknowledge the very generous fundings by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, through the grant for the 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Program on the Normative Evaluation and Social Choice of Contemporary Economic Systems, and by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, through the grant for International Scienti?c Meetings in Japan, and the unstinted effort of the staff of the COE Program at Hitotsubashi University, without which the conference in 2006 would not have been possible. We thank Dr. Martina Bihn, the Editorial Director of Springer-Verlag for economics and business, for her advice and help. Finally, we would like to mention that it has been a great pleasure and privilege for us to edit this volume, which is intended to be a tribute to Kotaro Suzumura’s - mense intellectual contributions, especially in the theory of rational choice, welfare economics, and the theory of social choice. Riverside Prasanta K.
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Understanding College and University Organization

Theories for Effective Policy and Practice

Author: James L. Bess,Jay R. Dee

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579227740

Category: Education

Page: 500

View: 1707

Now available in paperback, this two-volume work is intended to help readers develop powerful new ways of thinking about organizational principles, and apply them to policy-making and management in colleges and universities. The book is written with two audiences in mind: administrative and faculty leaders in institutions of higher learning, and students (both doctoral and Master's degree) studying to become upper-level administrators, leaders, and policy makers in higher education. It systematically presents a range of theories that can be applied to many of the difficult management situations that college and university leaders encounter. It provides them with the theoretical background to knowledgeably evaluate the many new ideas that emerge in the current literature, and in workshops and conferences. The purpose is to help leaders develop their own effective management style and approaches, and feel confident that their actions are informed by appropriate theory and knowledge of the latest research in the field. Without theory, organizational leaders are forced to treat each problem that they encounter as unique–as if it were a first-time occurrence. While leaders may have some experience with a particular issue, their solutions are usually not informed by the accumulated wisdom of others who have already encountered and resolved similar situations. The authors approach the theory of the organization and administration of colleges and universities from three quite different perspectives, or paradigms, each relying on different assumptions about the “reality” of organizational life in colleges and universities. The positivist paradigm–primarily an omnibus systems theory–integrates the chapters into a comprehensive, yet easily accessible whole. Social constructionism, the second paradigm, is introduced in each chapter to illuminate the difficulty of seeking and finding meaningful consensus on problems and policies, while also addressing important ethical issues that tend to be overlooked in leadership thought and action. The third paradigm, postmodernism, draws attention to difficulties of logic and communication under the constraints of strictly linear thinking that “authorities” at all levels attempt to impose on organizations. This “multiple paradigm” approach enables readers to become more cognizant of their own assumptions, how they may differ from those of others in their organization, and how those differences may both create difficulties in resolving problems and expand the range of alternatives considered in organizational decision making. The book offers readers the tools to balance the real-world needs to succeed in today’s challenging and competitive environment with the social and ethical aspirations of all its stakeholders and society at large. The authors’ aim is to elucidate how administration can be made more efficient and effective through rational decision-making while also respecting humanistic values. This approach highlights a range of phenomena that require attention if the institution is ultimately to be considered successful.
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