The critical review process is an essential element of higher education in the sciences. In the professional world, this translates to a peer review system that serves as one of the pillars of research integrity. We have designed and executed a pilot educational program that engages science students in a tiered critical review process of peer research. Herein, we present the methods and early findings of a five-year pilot program involving over 1,000 undergraduates. Positive outcomes are manifest in increased scientific literacy, increased retention in higher education and increased persistence in STEM disciplines.Â Â
This study examined the factors affecting the mobilization of financial resources according to priority and importance in private bank branches in Tehran. This was an applied research in terms of purpose and method of research was descriptive- survey. The statistical population comprised employees, and managers of the private banks' branches in Tehran in 2016. Data collection tool was questionnaire .The distribute and and collection of data last one month. Statistical population of this survey was 52 branches in Tehran that the random distribution of the questionnaire was distribute in 15 branches in different regions of the province. Validity of the questionnaire was positively evaluated by professors and experts based on the 37 items using a five-point Likert scale to determine significance of each index. Result of Cronbach's alpha reliability test showed that reliability of the components of questionnaire was 0.79, which reflects the reliability of the components of this questionnaire. Single population mean test was used to test hypotheses and using descriptive and inferential statistics (t-test and Friedman rank test), data were analyzed. According to the results, the hypothesis was confirmed, which indicates that all indicators contributed to the success of the mobilization of financial resources in banks' branches in Tehran. In the eyes of the respondents, variables of head of branches, bank employees, branchesâ€™ credit facilities, customer-centered approach and physical factors and modern technology of branch were important, in order of importance respectively.Â
In today's competitive world, customers are the central point of each occupation and their loyalty to a specific brand is considered as a good advantage of those companies enmeshed in a competition for providing more capitals especially banks. Beside the importance of the brand, one of the fundamental methods of creating loyalty to a specific brand is to improve the quality of the service and customer's satisfaction from the banks. Therefore, brand communication is consisted of a powerful paradigm which works as a mechanism to entangle the customers in an honest and perpetual relation. This study is done with the purpose of investigating the effect of emotional bond on customer's relation with the public banks. This paper studies the emotional effect by defining an analytical model which combines different variables. The method of this research is descriptive. The samples are selected from the banks' customers who use banks' services directly and indirectly. The number of the sample with regard to the unlimited sources is 387 persons. The sampling is wholly accidental. The tool of gathering the information has been questioners for which Cronbach's alpha coefficients has been used to calculate the results properly. Also, for narrative testing, content narrative and structural narrative have been used; for testing the research hypotheses, normal testing with regard to SPSS software version 23 has been conducted and for the analysis of the confirmatory factor and structural equation modeling, LISREL software and SMART PLS have been used. The results show that firstly, all the hypotheses other than the relation between the customer's emotion and loyalty have been confirmed and secondly, it had a positive effect on customer's relation with the banks. Moreover, the results show that there exists no direct relation between the emotional attraction and loyalty to bank. However, there exists a direct relation among customer's satisfaction, loyalty, emotional attraction and quality of banks services.
As the most important capital in todayâ€™s global economy, knowledge has replaced physical and financial capitals, and the knowledge-based business environment needs an approach that encompasses new intangible organizational assets. In fact, responses that organizations have given to todayâ€™s environments indicate that they must rely on intangible resources that were previously unattended. By asking whether the intellectual capital has an impact on business performance of travel agencies in Shiraz, we seek to prove the effect of intellectual capital components on the performance of these agencies.
The required statistics and information were collected and analyzed on the basis of empirical research in Shiraz and using a sample size of 142.Â According to the findings of this study, there is a significant relationship between intellectual capital and business performance and its components, and all aspects of intellectual capital positively and significantly influence productivity, profitability and reputation of the companies. In fact, it can be said that being aware of the importance of intellectual capital will bring about productivity and a better performance, and on the contrary, not paying enough attention to this important issue will result in poor economic performance.
CHHATTISGARH has for long been in the national eye for its Naxal threat. But few know of its other grave crisis that has been kept carefully under wraps â€“ that its farmers have been silently killing themselves for nearly a decade now. Five states â€” Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh â€” account for just a third of the countryâ€™s population but two thirds of the Indiaâ€™s farmersâ€™ suicides.
The issue of unrelenting wave of farmers' suicides in Chhattisgarh has now reached National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in New Delhi. Accusing state government and Centre of doing nothing to stop farmers from resorting to the extreme step, State Farmers Association lodged a complaint with the commission seeking its intervention. State government has admitted that 309 farmers committed suicide in Chhattisgarh in three years. Maximum suicides were reported from Surguja in North Chhattisgarh.
The government is direction-less and has no intention to help farmers either. They do not have any strategy to help the dying farmers. And the situation will be severe in the years to come. Even today's budget has no policies to tackle the drought hit situation
There are lot of limitations for protection to agriculture in new economic policy. In globalization era grant in aid of agriculture were drawn and in other hand import of agricultural products allowed without restrictions at large amount. Faulty and unfavourable policies to agriculture, lead to suicides of farmers at large. On this background, in the present paper an attempt has been made to focus on the causes of farmer's suicide in chhattisgarh, nature of problem, consequences and its remedies.
This study has made an attempt to identify the job satisfaction among the academic staff members in state universities in Sri Lanka. Academic staff is an essential and the most important component in the process of achieving the mission and vision of an educational institute. Because academic staff members are the first line of contact with students and requires complex work in an increasingly demanding environment (Fang-Mei Tai, 2014).Â At present satisfied academic staffs form the sources of competitive advantage. To meet the required standards of education sector the academic staff members need a working environment that allows them to work freely without problems that may restrain them from performing up to the level of their full potential.Â