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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Fast and Robust Normal Estimation for Point Clouds with Sharp Features

    In this paper, the authors present a new method for estimating normals on unorganized point clouds that preserves sharp features. It is based on a robust version of the Randomized Hough Transform (RHT). They consider the filled Hough transform accumulator as an image of the discrete probability distribution of possible...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Using a Trust Inference Model for Flexible and Controlled Information Sharing During Crises

    The fluid, urgent nature of crises requires flexible, responsive information sharing. Recent studies show, however, that in business catastrophes and other kinds of crises conventional access control mechanisms favor security over flexibility. The work addresses these seemingly contradictory needs for security and flexibility and designs a trust inference model based...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Relationship Between HR Practices and Firm Performance: Examining Causal Order

    Significant research attention has been devoted to examining the relationship between HR practices and firm performance, and research support has assumed HR as the causal variable. Using data from 45 business units (with 62 data points), this study examines how measures of HR practices correlate with past, concurrent, and future...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Nonhomothetic Preferences And International Trade

    This paper examines whether non-homothetic preferences underlie the "Missing trade" problem associated with factor content of trade models. They first find that per capita income goes a long way in explaining differences in goods consumption across countries. They then find a striking correlation between the factor content of consumption and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    ICT Use in the Developing World: An Analysis of Differences in Computer and Internet Penetration

    Using panel data for 161 countries, the authors explore the determinants of cross-country disparities in personal computer and Internet penetration. They find evidence indicating that income, human capital, the youth dependency ratio, telephone density, legal quality, and banking sector development are associated with technology penetration rates. Estimates from Blinder -...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Endogenous Financial And Trade Openness

    The authors study the endogenous determination of financial and trade openness. They construct a theoretical framework leading to two-way feedbacks between financial and trade openness and identify these feedbacks empirically. They find that one standard deviation increase in commercial openness is associated with a 9.5% increase in de facto financial...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Effects of Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Strategy on Cross-Functionality

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are characterized by specific features such as the scope of the ERP modules, interdependent relationships, single database and standard management and processing rules, all of which are capable of causing various degrees of change within the company and, potentially, encourage a more cross-functional overview of...

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  • White Papers // May 2006

    Value-Focused Assessment of Information System Security in Organizations

    Information System (IS) security continues to present a challenge for executives and professionals. A large part of IS security research is technical in nature with limited consideration of people and organizational issues. This paper adopts a broader perspective and presents an understanding of IS security in terms of the values...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Relationship Between HR Practices and Firm Performance: Examining Causal Order

    Significant research attention has been devoted to examining the relationship between HR practices and firm performance, and research support has assumed HR as the causal variable. Using data from 45 business units (with 62 data points), this study examines how measures of HR practices correlate with past, concurrent, and future...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    ICT Use in the Developing World: An Analysis of Differences in Computer and Internet Penetration

    Using panel data for 161 countries, the authors explore the determinants of cross-country disparities in personal computer and Internet penetration. They find evidence indicating that income, human capital, the youth dependency ratio, telephone density, legal quality, and banking sector development are associated with technology penetration rates. Estimates from Blinder -...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Using a Trust Inference Model for Flexible and Controlled Information Sharing During Crises

    The fluid, urgent nature of crises requires flexible, responsive information sharing. Recent studies show, however, that in business catastrophes and other kinds of crises conventional access control mechanisms favor security over flexibility. The work addresses these seemingly contradictory needs for security and flexibility and designs a trust inference model based...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Nonhomothetic Preferences And International Trade

    This paper examines whether non-homothetic preferences underlie the "Missing trade" problem associated with factor content of trade models. They first find that per capita income goes a long way in explaining differences in goods consumption across countries. They then find a striking correlation between the factor content of consumption and...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Endogenous Financial And Trade Openness

    The authors study the endogenous determination of financial and trade openness. They construct a theoretical framework leading to two-way feedbacks between financial and trade openness and identify these feedbacks empirically. They find that one standard deviation increase in commercial openness is associated with a 9.5% increase in de facto financial...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // May 2006

    Value-Focused Assessment of Information System Security in Organizations

    Information System (IS) security continues to present a challenge for executives and professionals. A large part of IS security research is technical in nature with limited consideration of people and organizational issues. This paper adopts a broader perspective and presents an understanding of IS security in terms of the values...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Effects of Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Strategy on Cross-Functionality

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are characterized by specific features such as the scope of the ERP modules, interdependent relationships, single database and standard management and processing rules, all of which are capable of causing various degrees of change within the company and, potentially, encourage a more cross-functional overview of...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Fast and Robust Normal Estimation for Point Clouds with Sharp Features

    In this paper, the authors present a new method for estimating normals on unorganized point clouds that preserves sharp features. It is based on a robust version of the Randomized Hough Transform (RHT). They consider the filled Hough transform accumulator as an image of the discrete probability distribution of possible...

    Provided By Blackwell Publishing