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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Designing Bandwidth-Efficient Stabilizing Control Servers

    Guaranteeing stability of control applications in embedded systems, or cyber-physical systems, is perhaps the alpha and omega of implementing such applications. However, as opposed to the classical real-time systems where often the acceptance criterion is meeting the deadline, control applications do not primarily enforce hard deadlines. In the case of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    ERP System Procurement in SMEs - Two Contrasting Ways

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have originally been developed for Large Enterprises (LEs). However, market saturation, integration of supply chains and technology improvements have led to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have started adopting ERP systems. Though there is a focus shift from LEs to SMEs in the ERP market,...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    An Empirical Investigation on Business Intelligence Use in Budgeting

    This empirical study addresses the research questions of how and why BI is used or not used to support the flexibility and integration needs in budgeting. Budgeting is considered a process with four main activities namely budget construction, budget consolidation, budget monitoring and budget reporting which belong equally to the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    The Challenge of Cloud Control

    Today's cloud data center infrastructures are not even near being able to cope with the enormous and rapidly varying capacity demands that will be reality in a near future. So far, very little is understood about how to transform today's data centers (being large, power-hungry facilities, and operated through heroic...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Privacy, Security and Trust in Cloud Computing The Perspective of the Telecommunication Industry

    The telecommunication industry has been successful in turning the Internet into a mobile service and stimulating the creation of a new set of networked, remote services. Most of these services now run or are supported by cloud computing platforms. Embracing cloud computing solutions is fundamental for the telecommunication industry to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Networks on Chips for High-End Consumer-Electronics TV System Architectures

    Consumer electronics products, such as high-end (digital) TVs, contain complex systems on chip (SOC) that offer high computational performance at low cost. Traditionally, these SOCs are Application-Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) with limited programmability. The authors describe why TV SOCs must become more flexible, and why companion chips together with Networks...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    The Components Of The Illiquidity Premium: An Empirical Analysis Of U.S. Stocks 1927-2010

    This paper estimates a conditional version of the liquidity adjusted CAPM by Acharya and Pedersen (2005) using NYSE and AMEX data from 1927 to 2010 to study the illiquidity premium and its variation over time. The components of the illiquidity premium is in this model derived as the level of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Government Effectiveness And Regional Variation In Informal Employment Forthcoming

    This paper analyzes the role of government effectiveness in the determination of informal employment. A theoretical model is developed, in which local governance and worker skill level are assumed to influence the decision of the worker whether to seek employment in the formal or informal sector. The model is assessed...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Band Spectrum Regressions Using Wavelet Analysis

    In economics it is common to distinguish between different time horizons (i.e. short run, medium run, and long run). Engle (1974) proposed combining the discrete Fourier transform with a band spectrum regression to estimate models that separates between different time horizons. In this paper, the authors discuss possibilities and challenges...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    A Matter Of Time: Revisiting Growth Convergence In Developing Countries

    The authors propose a new methodology for testing inter-regional growth convergence in developing countries. Labor surplus economies are typically characterized by large inter-regional short-term growth fluctuations, which tend to mask long-term growth trends. These fluctuations render standard tests for growth convergence unreliable. A frequency domain analysis that separates between short...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Outsourcing Public Services: Ownership, Competition, Quality And Contracting

    The authors survey the literature on the effects of public sector outsourcing. Guided by theory, they systematically arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. Taken as a whole, the empirical literature indicates that public sector outsourcing generally reduces costs without hurting quality. This is clearly...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Global Innovation Networks: What Are They And Where Can We Find Them? (Conceptual And Empirical Issues)

    The rapid move of China and India from low-cost producers to innovators has triggered an increasing interest in the globalization of innovation activities and more specifically, on the surge of Global Innovation Networks (GINs). However, hitherto most of the literature is either theoretical or based on a handful of cases....

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Sticking To Prices? - Behavioral Differences In Price Setting

    This paper suggests a simple separation mechanism, based on heterogeneity among buyers and sellers, to understand price adjustments. One group is made up of "Pragmatics" who are open to strategic action in a situation, and the other group comprises "Fundamentalists" whose reference point is based on precedent transactions. The authors...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Reaping The Benefits Of Deeper Euro-Med Integration Through Trade Facilitation

    The current political turmoil in the Arab world has contributed to renewed interest in the Barcelona Process and how it can be improved in order to promote inclusive growth in the non-EU Mediterranean countries. In this paper, the authors explore whether deeper integration in the form of trade facilitation -...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Ethnic School Segregation And Second-generation Immigrants' Human Capital

    Recent research has shown that there is a substantial skill difference in Sweden between natives and second-generation immigrants. The objective of this paper is to find out whether there exists a relationship between ethnic school segregation and the individual's human capital. The variation in ethnic concentration rate between cohorts within...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Exploring The Evolution Of Trade Survival Since 1962

    Aiming to explore how the survival of trade flows has evolved over time, the authors analyze a rich data set of detailed imports to individual EU15 countries from 140 non-EU exporters, covering the period 1962-2006. They find that short duration is a persistent characteristic of trade throughout the extended time...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Leveraging Network and Traffic Measurements for Content Distribution and Interpersonal Communication Services With Sufficient Quality

    In this paper, the authors discuss research problems for enabling content distribution and supporting real-time interpersonal communication services (e.g., voice and video) over best effort networks with sufficient quality. They take a practical view of content distribution and quality, and this is the reason for the term "Sufficient". They argue...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Productivity Or Discrimination? An Economic Analysis Of Excess-Weight Penalty In The Swedish Labor Market

    Using longitudinal data, this paper investigates the penalty for excess weight in the Swedish labor market, distinguishing between the productivity and the discrimination hypotheses. The authors analyze employment, income, and sickness absence, using the latter as a direct measure of productivity. They find that excess weight women, but not men,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Some Instant- and Practical-Time Related-Key Attacks on KTANTAN32/48/64

    The hardware-attractive block cipher family KTANTAN was studied by Bogdanov and Rechberger who identified flaws in the key schedule and gave a match-in-the-middle attack. The authors revisit their result before investigating how to exploit the weakest key bits. They then develop several related-key attacks, e.g., one on KTANTAN32 which finds...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Monetary Policy, Asset Price Inflation And Consumer Price Inflation

    The overall price level contains prices of everything purchased or purchasable (Fischer, 1911). The consumer price index only covers a small subset of all prices in the economy and since these prices are among the stickiest in the economy, this index may not fully capture the true rate of monetary...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Labor Taxation And FDI Decisions In The European Union

    This paper uses panel data on bilateral FDI flows in the European Union to empirically analyze the impact of labor and corporate taxations on FDI decisions. While the effect of corporate taxes on FDI is well documented, the impact of labor taxes on FDI has been neglected. This is surprising...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Time-Stamping Accuracy in Virtualized Environments

    The swift acceptance and the widespread use of virtual environments has substantially increased the stress on networks as each of the operating systems running in parallel sends out packets over the same network. As an increased number of packets traverse a network, the importance to continuously monitor whether the network...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Between Burkina Faso And Brazil? Measuring Institutional Quality In Ancient Athens

    The authors use the Economic Freedom Index (Gwartney, Lawson and Norton 2008) to characterise the institutions of ancient Athens in the fourth century B.C. They find that ancient Athens places itself at the top of the league in terms of economic freedom when compared with current societies. It is increasingly...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Accounting For The Dead In The Longitudinal Analysis Of Income-Related Health Inequalities

    This paper develops an accounting framework to consider the effect of deaths on the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities. Ignoring deaths or using inverse probability weights to re-weight the sample for mortality-related attrition can produce misleading results. Incorporating deaths into the longitudinal analysis of income-related health inequalities provides a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Multi-Hop Wireless Networks

    In cellular and wireless local area networks, wireless communication only occurs on the last link between a base station and the wireless end system. In multi-hop wireless networks there are one or more intermediate nodes along the path that receive and forward packets via wireless links. Multi-hop wireless networks have...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    International Remittances - A Proposal How To Test Hypotheses About Determinants Of Remittances With Macroeconomic Time Series

    The authors study the determinants of remittances to developing countries at different time horizons. Remittances to developing countries nowadays exceed official development assistance and constitute a significant fraction of the disposable income of many households in developing countries. Different hypotheses suggest that remittances are often sent to compensate for low...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Quickest Path Queries on Transportation Network

    This paper considers the problem of finding a quickest path between two points in the Euclidean plane in the presence of a transportation network. A transportation network consists of a planar network where each road (edge) has an individual speed. A traveler may enter and exit the network at any...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    On the Design and Control of Wireless Networked Embedded Systems

    Wireless networked embedded systems are becoming increasingly important in a wide area of technical fields. In this paper, the authors present recent results on the design of these systems and their use in control applications that have been developed within the project Reconfigurable Ubiquitous Networked Embedded Systems (RUNES). A RUNE...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Forecasting Horizon Of Inflationary Expectations And Perceptions In The EU. Is It Really 12 Months?

    The standard way today to obtain measures of inflationary expectations is to use questionnaires to ask a representative group of respondents about their beliefs of the future rate of inflation during the coming 12 months. This type of data on inflationary expectations as well as on inflationary perceptions has been...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Health, Economics And Ancient Greek Medicine

    A period of two and a half millennia separates us from the Classical period of ancient Greece. Nevertheless, looking at ancient Greek medicine from the perspective of modern health economics is an interesting endeavour in that it increases our understanding of the ancient world and provides insights into contemporary society....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Overview of Microkernel, Hypervisor and Microvisor Virtualization Approaches for Embedded Systems

    In this paper, the authors address an essential application of microkernels; its role in virtualization for embedded systems. Virtualization in embedded systems and microkernel-based virtualization are topics of intensive research today. As embedded systems specifically mobile phones are evolving to do everything that a PC does, employing virtualization in this...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Empirical Investigation Of Efficiency And Price Uniformity In Competing Auctions

    This paper investigates empirically a number of hypotheses that are related to efficiency and price uniformity in online competing auctions for train tickets. The data set is ideal for analyzing competing auctions since each ticket is sold in a separate auction and all auctions with identical tickets starts and ends...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Upscaling Emerging Niche Technologies In Sustainable Energy: An International Comparison Of Policy Approaches

    To speed up the transformation to low-carbon energy systems, transition policy approaches highlight the importance of purposive experimentation with sustainable niche technologies. An important policy challenge that has followed from various 'Real' transition experiments concerns the crucial issue of 'Upscaling' or 'Aggregating' the niche technologies towards broader and more widespread...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Stability And Growth Pact: Lessons From The Great Recession

    The Great Recession, the global financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2007, has revealed a number of weaknesses in the EU framework for fiscal surveillance and fiscal policy coordination as enshrined in the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). First, existing provisions concerning the reporting of government finance statistics did...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Budget-Balance, Fairness And Minimal Manipulability

    A common real-life problem is to fairly allocate a number of indivisible objects and a fixed amount of money among a group of agents. Fairness requires that each agent weakly prefers his consumption bundle to any other agent's bundle. Under fairness, efficiency is equivalent to budget-balance (all the available money...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Why A Positive Link Between Age And Income-Related Health Inequality?

    This paper uses Swedish data to analyze why the SES-health gradient increases with ageing. Since different measures of SES and health capture different aspects, the authors use this information to explore the age increase in health inequality and to discriminate between three types of explanations, namely: age increase in the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Can Targeted Food Taxes And Subsidies Improve The Diet? Distributional Effects Among Income Groups

    This paper analyzes distributional effects of revenue-neutral tax reforms aimed at improving dietary quality and encouraging healthier grain consumption. Using data on household grain purchases, the authors analyze both the impact on dietary quality and the tax incidence among income groups of VAT reforms and excise duty reforms. The VAT...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Informal Employment And The Role Of Regional Governance

    The aim of this paper is to provide and explanation to why the degree of informal employment may vary substantially between different regions within a country. In Brazil, 45% of workers in the urban labor force are employed informally. The degree of informal employment, however, varies substantially across regions, with...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Towards A Transaction Cost Analysis Of The Hub Firm

    New Institutional Economics explain the firm as a hierarchical form of coordination that internalizes market exchanges. But important industries are today often dominated by highly disintegrated firms that keep few activities within the scope of their own hierarchies. These firms, in the business literature called "Hub firms" that orchestrates "Strategic...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Executive Compensation Based On Asset Values

    This paper describes how credit default swaps could be employed to create performance based executive compensation portfolios that reflect the value of a firm's debt as well as equity; i.e. the total value of all a firm's assets. So-called Asset Value Unit (AVU) compensation portfolios are defined and compared to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    On the Design and Control of Wireless Networked Embedded Systems

    Wireless networked embedded systems are becoming increasingly important in a wide area of technical fields. In this paper, the authors present recent results on the design of these systems and their use in control applications that have been developed within the project Reconfigurable Ubiquitous Networked Embedded Systems (RUNES). A RUNE...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Long Run Inflation Indicators - Why The ECB Got It Right

    This paper studies the issue of whether money contains useful information about future inflation in a panel of nine developed countries. A low frequency estimate of excess money growth is compared to an estimate of the inflation trend following the discussion in Woodford (2007). The empirical analysis shows that money...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Monetary Policy, Asset Price Inflation And Consumer Price Inflation

    The overall price level contains prices of everything purchased or purchasable (Fischer, 1911). The consumer price index only covers a small subset of all prices in the economy and since these prices are among the stickiest in the economy, this index may not fully capture the true rate of monetary...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Global Innovation Networks: What Are They And Where Can We Find Them? (Conceptual And Empirical Issues)

    The rapid move of China and India from low-cost producers to innovators has triggered an increasing interest in the globalization of innovation activities and more specifically, on the surge of Global Innovation Networks (GINs). However, hitherto most of the literature is either theoretical or based on a handful of cases....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Challenges Of Globalisation: Strategic Choices For Innovation Policy

    The vast literature of systems of innovation is rich in theoretical and empirical studies about the complexity and institutionally-embedded processes of interaction and learning. So far, however, this literature has not studied in a comprehensive manner the nature and types of strategic choices that public actors in systems of innovation...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Upscaling Emerging Niche Technologies In Sustainable Energy: An International Comparison Of Policy Approaches

    To speed up the transformation to low-carbon energy systems, transition policy approaches highlight the importance of purposive experimentation with sustainable niche technologies. An important policy challenge that has followed from various 'Real' transition experiments concerns the crucial issue of 'Upscaling' or 'Aggregating' the niche technologies towards broader and more widespread...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Swedish Paradox Arises In Fast-Growing Sectors

    The aim of this paper is to examine whether the previously observed gap between growth of R&D and economic performance, known as the 'Swedish paradox', is a general phenomenon across all sectors of the economy, or only occurs in specific industry segments. The dataset used for the analysis covers nearly...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Swedish National Innovation System And Its Relevance For The Emergence Of Global Innovation Networks

    Sweden is considered to be one of the most advanced countries in terms of innovation worldwide. Sweden always ranks high in all international reports on Science and Technology indicators such as the ones regularly published by the OECD or Eurostat. As many small countries, the Sweden economy has a strong...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Forecasting Horizon Of Inflationary Expectations And Perceptions In The EU. Is It Really 12 Months?

    The standard way today to obtain measures of inflationary expectations is to use questionnaires to ask a representative group of respondents about their beliefs of the future rate of inflation during the coming 12 months. This type of data on inflationary expectations as well as on inflationary perceptions has been...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Technological Waves And Economic Growth - Sweden In An International Perspective 1850-2005

    This paper presents a model of long waves and an empirical analysis of Swedish growth since 1850. The model emphasises the creation of new complementarities around macro innovations. The growth process is periodised in two main parts. The first period is characterised by transformation when development is uneven and unbalanced....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Globalisation Of Knowledge Production And Regional Innovation Policy: Supporting Specialized Hubs In The Bangalore Software Industry

    This paper is concerned with the changing role of regional innovation systems and regional policies in supporting the transition of indigenous firms in developing countries from competing on low costs towards becoming knowledge providers in global value chains. Special attention is paid to policies supporting the emergence and development of...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Concluding Chapter: Globalisation And Innovation Policy

    The concluding chapter of the "Small Country Innovation Systems" book develops a comparative analysis that deals with only a very few of the many issues addressed empirically by the ten country case studies. The concluding chapter focuses to some extent on issues related to globalization, but devotes most of its...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Labor Taxation And FDI Decisions In The European Union

    This paper uses panel data on bilateral FDI flows in the European Union to empirically analyze the impact of labor and corporate taxations on FDI decisions. While the effect of corporate taxes on FDI is well documented, the impact of labor taxes on FDI has been neglected. This is surprising...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Two Sides Of The Same Coin- Local And Global Knowledge Flows In Medicon Valley

    When conceptualizing modern biotechnology, Brink et al. (2004) suggest that a distinction should be made between 'Core' biotechnology and associated sectors like pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, agriculture and food. Dedicated Biotechnology Firms (DBFs) are generally seen as the main actors that represent the 'Core' of modern biotechnology. A DBF is defined...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Mutual Information of IID Complex Gaussian Signals on Block Rayleigh-Faded Channels

    The authors present a method to compute, quickly and efficiently, the mutual information achieved by an IID (Independent Identically Distributed) complex Gaussian input on a block Rayleigh-faded channel without side information at the receiver. The method accommodates both scalar and MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) settings. Operationally, the mutual information thus computed...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    In-Situ Vehicular Antenna Integration and Design Aspects for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

    Wireless V2V communication systems are currently being researched regarding their potential to reduce traffic congestion and traffic accident rates. An even higher priority of investigating the V2V radio channel in the 5GHz band is caused by the recent allocation of a bandwidth of 30MHz at 5.9GHz which has been allocated...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Privacy, Security and Trust in Cloud Computing The Perspective of the Telecommunication Industry

    The telecommunication industry has been successful in turning the Internet into a mobile service and stimulating the creation of a new set of networked, remote services. Most of these services now run or are supported by cloud computing platforms. Embracing cloud computing solutions is fundamental for the telecommunication industry to...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    The Challenge of Cloud Control

    Today's cloud data center infrastructures are not even near being able to cope with the enormous and rapidly varying capacity demands that will be reality in a near future. So far, very little is understood about how to transform today's data centers (being large, power-hungry facilities, and operated through heroic...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Overview of Microkernel, Hypervisor and Microvisor Virtualization Approaches for Embedded Systems

    In this paper, the authors address an essential application of microkernels; its role in virtualization for embedded systems. Virtualization in embedded systems and microkernel-based virtualization are topics of intensive research today. As embedded systems specifically mobile phones are evolving to do everything that a PC does, employing virtualization in this...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    An Empirical Investigation on Business Intelligence Use in Budgeting

    This empirical study addresses the research questions of how and why BI is used or not used to support the flexibility and integration needs in budgeting. Budgeting is considered a process with four main activities namely budget construction, budget consolidation, budget monitoring and budget reporting which belong equally to the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    ERP System Procurement in SMEs - Two Contrasting Ways

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have originally been developed for Large Enterprises (LEs). However, market saturation, integration of supply chains and technology improvements have led to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have started adopting ERP systems. Though there is a focus shift from LEs to SMEs in the ERP market,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Designing Bandwidth-Efficient Stabilizing Control Servers

    Guaranteeing stability of control applications in embedded systems, or cyber-physical systems, is perhaps the alpha and omega of implementing such applications. However, as opposed to the classical real-time systems where often the acceptance criterion is meeting the deadline, control applications do not primarily enforce hard deadlines. In the case of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    WiMax 802.16e & Its Comparison With Other 3G Technologies

    WiMAX is revolutionizing the broadband wireless world, enabling the formation of a global Wireless industry. These days many researchers, manufacturers and operators are looking at IEEE 802.16, a WiMAX certified technology. WiMAX networks are foreseen to provide broadband wireless access to mobile users everywhere at lowest costs. This report provides...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    Development of a Database Management System Design Involving Quality Related Costs

    One of the challenges in production information systems is to provide the right information relating to the quality costs. Hence, it is important to have a quality cost database management system providing a means to assist managers in the computations of quality cost components as prevention, appraisal and failure costs...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    CRM: Software As A Service Versus On-premise - Benefits And Drawbacks

    Nowadays, most of organizations try to find the best solution to improve their business processes by using advantage of technologies, which are always developing to replace the mistake of traditional version, one of the most critical evolutions in technology system is Customer relationship management (CRM). CRM stakeholders who implementing CRM...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Crisis Communication In A New World Reaching Multicultural Publics Through Old And New Media

    Crisis communication is a growing field of research and practice. A weakness in the traditional research field is the lack of theoretical development and the isolated sender and mass communication focus. In the present paper, author challenge traditional research by focusing on the contemporary cultural and ethnic diversity in society...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Tax Differences And Foreign Direct Investment In The Eu27

    The authors empirically analyze the impact of corporate tax rates and agglomeration economies on FDI using panel data on bilateral FDI flows and stocks in the enlarged European Union. The novelty of the paper is that it explicitly deals with agglomeration forces and how these may explain differences in tax...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Stability And Growth Pact: Lessons From The Great Recession

    The Great Recession, the global financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2007, has revealed a number of weaknesses in the EU framework for fiscal surveillance and fiscal policy coordination as enshrined in the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). First, existing provisions concerning the reporting of government finance statistics did...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Quickest Path Queries on Transportation Network

    This paper considers the problem of finding a quickest path between two points in the Euclidean plane in the presence of a transportation network. A transportation network consists of a planar network where each road (edge) has an individual speed. A traveler may enter and exit the network at any...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Some Instant- and Practical-Time Related-Key Attacks on KTANTAN32/48/64

    The hardware-attractive block cipher family KTANTAN was studied by Bogdanov and Rechberger who identified flaws in the key schedule and gave a match-in-the-middle attack. The authors revisit their result before investigating how to exploit the weakest key bits. They then develop several related-key attacks, e.g., one on KTANTAN32 which finds...

    Provided By Lund University

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Towards A Transaction Cost Analysis Of The Hub Firm

    New Institutional Economics explain the firm as a hierarchical form of coordination that internalizes market exchanges. But important industries are today often dominated by highly disintegrated firms that keep few activities within the scope of their own hierarchies. These firms, in the business literature called "Hub firms" that orchestrates "Strategic...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Integrated And Flexible Project Supply Chains And Networks - Developing A Research Platform

    To an increasing degree industries are organising their activities in projects which requires flexible solutions to manage operations, supply and distribution, as well as activities related to reverse logistics. More than before project-based industries such as construction and humanitarian disaster response are focusing on supply chain management and on developing...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Are Small Business Owners More Successful In Avoiding Taxes: Evidence From Sweden

    It is commonly argues that high tax rates motivates individuals to start a business as it is easier to avoid and evade taxes if self-employed compared to employed. If this is the case the authors would expect small business owners to be more responsive to tax rate changes than employees....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Clusters In Time And Space: Understanding The Growth And Transformation Of Life Science In Scania

    This paper deals with the growth and development of the Scanian life science cluster by revisiting a previous empirical study in the light of new theoretical findings. It is argued that the transformation of the Scanian cluster must be evaluated with reference to the general development of the life science...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Global-Local Linkages, Spillovers And Cultural Clusters: Theoretical And Empirical Insights From An Exploratory Study Of Toronto's Film Cluster

    This paper illustrates the importance of global-local linkages in cultural cluster-studies by discussing the impact of Hollywood's runway productions on the indigenous film cluster in Toronto, Canada. While global-local linkages are at the forefront of the current debate in cluster studies, the discussion has not yet permeated the research on...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Globalisation Of Knowledge Production And Regional Innovation Policy: Supporting Specialized Hubs In Developing Countries

    This paper sheds light on the role of the regional innovation system facilitating the transition from competing on low cost activities/services towards competing in innovation, using Bangalore software industry as an example. Recent research has documented that Bangalore has become one of the most important IT clusters outside the US....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Core Inflation - Why The Federal Reserve Got It Wrong

    This paper introduces a new estimate of core inflation. Core inflation is a real time estimate of monetary inflation. Most existing core inflation estimate do not account for persistent relative price changes and are therefore likely to be poor estimates of the underlying monetary inflation rate. The proposed core inflation...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Growth Effects Of Institutional Instability

    Both institutional quality and institutional stability have been argued to stimulate economic growth. But to improve institutional quality, a country must endure a period of institutional change, which implies at least a little and possibly a lot of institutional instability. The authors investigate the growth effects of institutional quality and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    A Matter Of Time: Revisiting Growth Convergence In Developing Countries

    The authors propose a new methodology for testing inter-regional growth convergence in developing countries. Labor surplus economies are typically characterized by large inter-regional short-term growth fluctuations, which tend to mask long-term growth trends. These fluctuations render standard tests for growth convergence unreliable. A frequency domain analysis that separates between short...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Survival And Death In International Trade - Discrete-Time Durations Of EU Imports

    In the existing literature, the duration of trade has typically been analyzed using either descriptive Kaplan-Meier methods or a Cox regression approach. While the latter has the advantage of allowing for explanatory variables, it is designed for the analysis of continuous duration times, whereas trade flows are observed for discrete...

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