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The International University of Management is a private, state-recognized university based in Windhoek, Namibia with campuses in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, and Ongwediva. It was founded by Namibia current minister of education Dr. David Namwandi. The university offers Bachelor and Master programs in Strategic Management Information Technology, Human resources, Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality, Business Information Systems, Business Administration, Finance Management, HIV/Aids Management and other subjects. Wikipedia.

Dogl C.,The International University of Management | Behnam M.,Suffolk University
Business Strategy and the Environment | Year: 2014

This cross-country study investigates the antecedents and outcomes of corporate environmental responsibility (CER) practices in developed and emerging countries. Based on stakeholder and institutional theory, we conducted an empirical study among firms in Germany, USA, India and China. We found support for a significant positive relationship between regulatory, market and social stakeholder influences, CER practices and business outcomes in the total and individual country samples. Regarding country differences, our data reveal significant similarities and differences between developed and emerging countries. Market stakeholder influences are stronger in developed countries, whereas regulatory and social stakeholder influences do not differ significantly between the two country groups. The relationship between CER practices and positive business outcomes is stronger in emerging than in developed countries. Implications for institutional theory and organizations are outlined. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment. Source

Chen T.-A.,Landseed Hospital | Kang H.-Y.,Landseed Hospital | Chang H.-C.,Landseed Hospital | Lin W.-C.,National Central University | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Colorectal Disease | Year: 2012

Purpose Gender differences in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence have been previously reported. We designed this population-based study to determine if this gender difference was restricted to specific patient subgroups. Methods Using the Taiwan Cancer Registry database, we identified a total of 124,314 CRCs registered from 1988 to 2007. We compared the incidence of CRCs by gender in all CRCs, in colon and rectal cancers considered separately, and in right-sided versus left-sided colon cancers. Results In individuals aged 50 years and older, the incidence of CRCs was lower in females compared with males. For right-sided colon cancers, the incidence in both genders was similar. Because the proportion of right-sided colon cancer accounted for only one fourth of the total CRCs, its influence on the incidence of total CRCs is reduced. Conclusions Although the incidence of total CRCs is male dominant, the actual gender difference in CRC incidence in Taiwan is limited to the left side of the colon. © 2011 CARS. Source

Pillmayer M.,Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt | Scherle N.,The International University of Management
International Journal of Tourism Research | Year: 2014

Ongoing internationalization processes have resulted in significant changes on the supply side in many fields of the economy and specifically in tourism. Although the scientific discourse is working hard to keep pace with these rapid changes, there is nevertheless a considerable deficit in research on the problems and risks as well as the potential and opportunities associated with intensifying processes of internationalization. This paper focuses on the internationalization process of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs) in the Middle East, specifically in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which continues to be a tourist destination for Westerners in spite of major political and other crises. Internationalization of SMTEs is a complex process, and studies that take a more holistic view of this phenomenon are needed. This paper will therefore attempt to investigate the internationalization process in Jordan from a problem-centred perspective and to critically examine and discuss it on the basis of comments made by leading actors in the Jordanian tourism business. The thus gained insights should help to reduce the still existing theoretical deficits in the study of the internationalization process. Particularly, the impact of the Arab Spring on the Jordanian tourism market must be included in a critical assessment. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source

Introduction: Based on the data of the Institut für das Entgeltsystem im Krankenhaus (InEK) cost and revenue data for deliveries in Germany can be compared. The InEK calculates the cost data for each individual diagnosis-related group (DRG) on the basis of those hospitals that deliver their individual cost data, so-called Kalkulationshäuser. The InEK only publishes data for patients with standard lengths of stay. It does not deliver data for short- and long-stay patients. Beside these cost data, the InEK publishes the nationwide case volume for each DRG. Having a knowledge of the individual base rate (Landesbasisfallwert), which differs from province (Bundesland) to province and, in addition, the nationwide case weight for each DRG, the average revenues for deliveries in general, vaginal deliveries, and Cesarean sections can be calculated. These revenue data differ not only from province to province, but from hospital to hospital because of the individual hospital-specific base rates. Materials and Methods: The average costs for a delivery in general, a vaginal delivery, and a Cesarean section were calculated on the basis of the DRG Report Browsers 2005/20072007/2009 published by the InEK. The costs for short- and long-stay patients were estimated on the basis of a scenario technique. The revenues were calculated on the basis of the published DRG catalogues, which supply individual case weights, and the county-wide base rate. Short- and long-stay revenues again had to be estimated by a scenario technique. In every DRG the cost data create the basis for the case weight two years later. Results: In relation to the average base rate over all provinces the 2005 costs are higher than the revenues in each province. Even in Rhineland-Palatinate, the county with the highest base rate, costs and revenues are at par. Only the declining costs from 20052007 balance the costs and revenues nationwide. But in provinces with low base rates the revenues stay lower than costs. These data demonstrate the pressure of rationalisation on German perinatal medicine and their hospitals. Cost and revenue comparisons with other countries are of lesser interest. Most countries have totally different systems for financing hospitals. In Germany, the published data show only the running costs financed by public and private health-care insurances. Infrastructure costs are financed by the government. In other countries not only the running costs but also the investment costs must be financed by running revenues too. © 2010 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York. Source

Engelen A.,The International University of Management
Journal of Product Innovation Management | Year: 2015

While the interfaces of marketing, research and development (R&D), and manufacturing in product development have been extensively studied, no large-scale empirical study has focused on finance's role in the product development team. The present research investigates the role of finance in cross-functional product development teams, thereby extending existing research on cross-functional integration in product development. A set of hypotheses is tested with a survey of 389 project team leaders and top management team members from companies in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and Austria. The findings suggest that the integration of finance in cross-functional teams positively impacts project performance and that the importance of the finance interface depends on the project development stage and the innovativeness of the product developed. The results indicate that the R&D-finance interface is most critical at the early stage of a project, while the marketing-finance interface is most important at the late stage, and that the integration between R&D and finance is especially useful in the development of less innovative products. © 2014 Product Development & Management Association. Source

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