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Dolni Chiflik, Bulgaria

American University in Bulgaria is a private, selective, residential liberal arts university located in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Courses are taught in English by an international faculty. Established in 1991, AUBG enrolls 1,100 students from 40 countries. Wikipedia.

Leonard J.M.,American University in Bulgaria | Decker C.S.,University of Nebraska at Omaha
Utilities Policy | Year: 2012

This paper examines the voluntary electricity demand management decisions of commercial and industrial customers (at the firm and facility level) of an electric utility serving a United States Midwestern metropolitan area. Using standard probit analysis, we find that electricity costs are a major determinant of a firm's decision to voluntarily engage in demand management programs. Specifically, an additional $100,000 in electricity costs raises the probability of participation in an electricity demand management program by 0.3 percent. We also find that companies with multiple sites are 3.7 percent more likely to participate. In terms of demand management program participation, these results indicate a difference between organization and size that warrants further examination. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Earnhart D.,University of Kansas | Leonard J.M.,American University in Bulgaria
Journal of Environmental Management | Year: 2013

This study empirically examines the extent of environmental management practiced by US chemical manufacturing facilities, as reflected in the number of environmental internal audits conducted annually. As its focus, this study analyzes the effects of firm-level organizational structure on facility-level environmental management practices. For this empirical analysis, the study exploits unique data from a survey distributed to all U.S. chemical manufacturing permitted to discharge wastewater in 2001; the data reflect internal audits conducted during the years 1999-2001. Empirical results reveal differences in auditing behavior based on whether facilities are owned by publicly held or non-publicly held firms, owned by U.S.-based or non-U.S.-based firms, and owned by larger or smaller firms. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Boytcheva S.,Bulgarian Academy of Science | Boytcheva S.,American University in Bulgaria | Angelova G.,Bulgarian Academy of Science
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012

This paper presents a research prototype for temporal event information extraction from hospital discharge letters in Bulgarian. An algorithm for extraction of primitive events automatically sets markers for patients' complaints, drug treatment and diagnoses with precision about 90%. Specific domain knowledge is further used to generate compound events and to identify some relations between event time sequences. Absolute and relative time information enables ordering the generated compound events using semi-intervals and fuzzy logic. Some negated events are analyzed as well to better structure the patient history. © 2012 Springer-Verlag. Source

Surdu G.,American University in Bulgaria
Metalurgia International | Year: 2011

In 1980, John Dunning has published an article on foreign direct investments and the level of a firm desire to be involved in the internationalization process, which in his view, depends on three factors: the location, ownership and internalization advantages. It should be noted that Dunning himself points out that while individual companies are used to illustrate the paradigm, its main focus is to explain international production by all firms in a country or group of countries. However, this article aims to analyze the effects of the internationalization process of Dow Chemicals, through the eclectic OLI Paradigm. Source

Boytcheva S.,American University in Bulgaria
Cybernetics and Information Technologies | Year: 2012

Records (PRs) in Bulgarian. The specific terminology and lack of resources in electronic format are some of the obstacles that make the task of current patient status data extraction in a structured format quite challenging. The usage of N-grams, collocations and words' distances allows us to cope with this problem and to extract automatically the attribute-value pairs with relatively high precision. Source

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