University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    PyDac: A Resilient Run-Time Framework for Divide-and-Conquer Applications on a Heterogeneous Many-Core Architecture

    Heterogeneous many-core architectures that consist of big cores and small cores promise a good balance between single-thread performance and multi-thread throughput. Such systems impose challenges on the runtime system design. One such challenge is the reliability of the hardware and it is likely that the runtime system will need to...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Private and Anonymous Data Storage and Distribution in Cloud

    Cloud storage systems have received extensive attention in recent years. Many individuals and business organizations are beginning to move their data to cloud environments. It becomes increasingly important to investigate secure file storage in cloud environments. In this paper, the authors present a secure distributed file distribution system in which...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Differential Privacy Preserving Spectral Graph Analysis

    In this paper, the authors focus on differential privacy preserving spectral graph analysis. Spectral graph analysis deals with the analysis of the spectra (eigenvalues and eigenvector components) of the graph's adjacency matrix or its variants. They develop two approaches to computing the differential eigen decomposition of the graph's adjacency matrix....

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    On Linear Refinement of Differential Privacy-Preserving Query Answering

    It showed the necessity of incorporating a user's background knowledge to improve the accuracy of estimates from noisy responses of histogram queries. Various types of constraints (e.g., linear constraints, ordering constraints, and range constraints) may hold on the true (non-randomized) answers of histogram queries. So the idea was to apply...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    An ID-Based Signcryption Scheme with Compartmented Secret Sharing for Unsigncryption

    In Li, Xin, and Hu describe an ID-based signcryption scheme that uses a bi-linear map to accomplish (t; n) shared un-signcryption with the help of Shamir's secret sharing scheme. Here the authors describe a way to extend Li et. al.'s construction into a compartmented scheme. In this paper, the ID-based...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    The Recruiting Revolution: How Technology Is Transforming Talent Acquisition

    There is no denying that social media has revolutionized the way we network, communicate and consume information. While the conversation of social media is usually directed toward applicants, it is just as important for employers to understand how social media can impact their search for job candidates and talent acquisition...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    On Learning Cluster Coefficient of Private Networks

    Enabling accurate analysis of social network data while preserving differential privacy has been challenging since graph features such as clustering coefficient or modularity often have high sensitivity, which is different from traditional aggregate functions (e.g., count and sum) on tabular data. In this paper, the authors treat a graph statistics...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Advancing Your Career Doesn't Have To Mean Leaving Your Company

    Many people I speak with feel that the only way to advance their career is to move outside their company. They cite obstacles like corporate cultures that do not promote from within or foster lateral moves, managers who do not recognize additional skills above those utilized on a daily basis,...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    How Product Returns Can Boost Sales And Profitability

    Many firms may actively discourage product returns. But this could be a costly mistake because managing product returns effectively can boost sales and profitability. A customer's product return behavior is a key factor in determining their value to the company." Many firms treat customers who return products as thorns in...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Financing The Future Of Energy

    Investors are on the forefront of financing the future of energy, and entrepreneurs want to know who has the money, noted a panel during the UNC Kenan-Flagler Global Innovations in Energy conference. Cleantech venture capital comes in two styles, Kirkpatrick said: today markets and tomorrow markets. Today markets have the...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Are Product Returns A Necessary Evil?

    Many firms may actively discourage product returns. But this could be a costly mistake because managing product returns effectively can boost sales and profitability. "Many firms treat customers who return products as thorns in their sides," he notes. "These firms often offer disincentives for customers to return products and/or make...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    To Be A Better Leader: Know Your Strengths And Use Them Effectively

    One can use papers information to more clearly express ones unique talents. Whether it's for a promotion or in a new job interview, knowing what strengths one can leverage and apply can lead to new opportunities that match ones talents. Knowing and using ones strengths can make one a better...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Battle Of The Brands: Brand Manager Mistakes Boosting Store Brand Market Share

    Consumers opting for less expensive store brand products over their name brand competition may seem like a given in a recession. But new research has found that even when the economy is flush, store brands - or private labels like Wal-Mart's Great Value and Target's Up & Up - are...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Sustainable energy innovation at the base of the economic pyramid

    Dickinson noted that in Asia the innovation is coming from within the region. "I don't think the developed world has a lot to offer the base of the pyramid in terms of products," he noted. "In Asia, a lot of the stuff that has had really large impact has come...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    What You Can Learn From College Sports Coaches About Building Team Resilience

    Sports teams face obstacles like losing players to injury, falling into slumps and losing focus. But some teams are good at dealing with adversity and bouncing back. Ben Rosen, the Robert March and Mildred Borden Hanes Professor of Organizational Behavior at UNC Kenan-Flagler, calls them resilient teams. Work team leaders...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Why Should You Hire Me? Let Me Count The Ways?

    "Why should I hire?" is a question many candidates are asked in job interviews. It also is a question many candidates struggle with. They don't want to appear arrogant, yet they want to convey self-confidence. They want to show that they definitely can do the job, but they don't want...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Executive Coach Insight: Effective Communication And Influence

    Active listening and speaking assertively are critical factors to influencing others, yet successful communication can be one of the most significant challenges leaders face. People judge others on how they communicate. Failure to communicate effectively can create significant obstacles for a leader despite other strengths they might possess. The author...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Responds To Climate Change

    As 2010 begins, looking back at how the posture of business towards climate change has changed over the last decade is fitting. Although a landmark global agreement did not emerge from the Copenhagen summit, businesses in industries as diverse as power generation, consumer products, and investments have embraced going green...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reconstruction from Randomized Graph via Low Rank Approximation

    The privacy concerns associated with data analysis over social networks have spurred recent research on privacy preserving social network analysis, particularly on privacy preserving publishing of social network data. In this paper, the authors focus on whether they can reconstruct a graph from the edge randomized graph such that accurate...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    National Brand Manager Marketing Mistakes Send Consumers Flocking To Store Brands

    Consumers opting for less expensive store brand products over their name brand competition may seem like a given in a recession. But new research has found that even when the economy is flush, store brands - or private labels like Wal-Mart's Great Value and Target's Up & Up - are...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Product Returns Can Boost Sales & Profitability

    Many firms may actively discourage product returns. But this could be a costly mistake because managing product returns effectively can boost sales and profitability. Every company has an optimal rate of returns. Higher returns to a point have been shown to boost higher sales in the future. But if customers...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Every Leader Can Learn From Good Salespeople

    The skill or ability to obtain willing followers for a given course of action that creates value for both parties. Definition of sales is also a key component of effective leadership. Leaders seeking to sell their ideas can benefit from many of the techniques perfected by professional salespeople. The best...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Top Five Mistakes New Leaders Make And How To Avoid Them

    After being recognized for years of accomplishing tasks and making individual contributions, new leaders are suddenly confronted with a much different situation. They are now held accountable for the work of others - both their successes, and perhaps more troubling, their mistakes and poor performance. Thus, one of the most...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Companies Must Address The Communications Preferences Of Millennials, New Research Finds

    The day will soon be here when a job offer may hinge on a Tweet. As baby boomers retire, companies must hire and retain younger employees. People 28 and younger connect through social networks. Forward-thinking recruiters have begun to use Facebook, MySpace, You-Tube and Twitter to attract young workers. The...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    An Experiential Approach To Developing Leaders Is Right On Target

    Leadership is one of those things that is difficult to have a classroom presentation and then suddenly you get it. Working on projects with classmates who came from public service, industry, entrepreneurships and the military heavily contributed to the out-of-classroom experience that helped to develop leadership skills. The Leadership Initiative...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Managing A True A-Team Of Far-Flung Experts Requires Special Leadership Tactics

    Managing a virtual team requires a different form of leadership than the command-and-control method that would work with people working in a shared location. Leaders of virtual teams will be more successful with a connect-to-collaborate style in which leaders connect the globally distributed expertise in a way that spurs creativity....

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Companies Must Address The Communications Preferences Of Millennials New Research Finds

    The paper analyzed the results of a recent survey on what prospective employees expect from an employer and how they go about learning what a company values. The results may surprise some companies reluctant to change. The follow-up survey to alumni explored what the three generations value in an employer...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Training Customers To Help Your Business

    research analyzes the value of having a variety of products when selling to strategic customers, those buyers who decide not only whether or which model to buy but also when to buy to best suit their goals. Some researchers have studied how firms inadvertently train their customers to wait to...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Do Technology And Information Really Create Supply Chain Gains?

    Supply chain managers crave innovative ways to cut costs and streamline systems. Often, they turn to technology, hoping for big savings and process improvements. But not every tool that promises huge cost reductions and streamlined operations is right for every business. Since substantial investments of money and time are required...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Aerotropolis Is Key To Global Competition

    The aerotropolis is the physical Internet that ties these together. It connects a metro region to the global economy, especially flows of time-sensitive products such as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, aerospace equipment, medical instruments, and high-value perishables. The airport and its immediate environs are central nodes in such national and global movements....

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Derivatives Don't Deserve Their Bad Name

    Derivatives are, as their name implies, financial instruments derived from underlying assets, indices or even other derivatives. Their most common forms are forward contracts - known as futures if they're traded on exchanges - options and swaps. A wheat grower, for example, might use a futures contract to lock in...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Can Derivatives Actually Reduce Financial Risk?

    Since the financial markets went haywire in 2008, corporate managers have been trying to understand better the effect of financial leverage on their enterprises and the overall economy. High levels of debt financing by financial institutions and property owners contributed to the crisis, but the lack of effective risk management...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Maydew's Research Tests The Certainty Of Taxes

    Sometimes less is more, even with corporate tax rates. Author suggests that if there were fewer opportunities for tax avoidance, the overall corporate tax rate could be lowered and the United States would collect more corporate tax revenue. It's important to teach, especially with complicated transactions, that a lot of...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Liquidity Lessons From Emerging Markets

    Despite the recent hiccup this year, capital is absolutely pouring into the world's emerging markets from pensions, endowments, actively managed mutual and hedge funds, and even passive index funds and ETFs. These growth markets represent about 15 to 20 percent of the world's market capitalization and 25 percent of its...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Research Shows How To Encourage Employees To Seek Help When They Need It

    The vast majority of medical errors that are uncovered are preventable. As a result, medical centers around the country are trying to understand what causes errors and how they can prevent them. One way to reduce the negative impact of errors is to make sure that help and expertise is...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Regulators May Hurt Investors By Limiting Short-Selling, New Research Finds

    In the short run, the stock market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it's a weighing machine. Put differently, over the course of days, even weeks, the market measures popularity, but given enough time, it accurately assesses any stock's value. Without short selling, a stock's price doesn't...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Impact Of Take-Back Legislation On Remanufacturing

    There are about 500 million obsolete computers in the U.S. alone. More than 130 million cell phones are tossed away annually. And there are about 24 million TVs sitting unused in homes and offices. This e-waste takes up space and adversely affects the environment. And with the green way of...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    New Research Provides Better Way To Measure Global Market Potential

    What market-research companies can do with method is arrive at a more valid idea of the potential market for a product in different countries. People in other countries, particularly those that value community over individuality, aren't so free and certain in expressing their beliefs. They're less likely to say what...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Graph Generation with Prescribed Feature Constraints

    In this paper, the authors study the problem of how to generate synthetic graphs matching various properties of a real social network with two applications, privacy preserving social network publishing and significance testing of network analysis results. They present a simple switching based graph generation approach to generate graphs preserving...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    On Randomness Measures for Social Networks

    Social networks tend to contain some amount of randomness and some amount of non-randomness. The amount of randomness versus non-randomness affects the properties of a social network. In this paper, the authors theoretically analyze graph randomness and present a framework which provides a series of non-randomness measures at levels of...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Impact Of Take-Back Legislation On Remanufacturing

    There are about 500 million obsolete computers in the U.S. alone. More than 130 million cell phones are tossed away annually. And there are about 24 million TVs sitting unused in homes and offices. This e-waste takes up space and adversely affects the environment. And with the green way of...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Companies Must Address The Communications Preferences Of Millennials, New Research Finds

    The day will soon be here when a job offer may hinge on a Tweet. As baby boomers retire, companies must hire and retain younger employees. People 28 and younger connect through social networks. Forward-thinking recruiters have begun to use Facebook, MySpace, You-Tube and Twitter to attract young workers. The...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Managing A True A-Team Of Far-Flung Experts Requires Special Leadership Tactics

    Managing a virtual team requires a different form of leadership than the command-and-control method that would work with people working in a shared location. Leaders of virtual teams will be more successful with a connect-to-collaborate style in which leaders connect the globally distributed expertise in a way that spurs creativity....

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Every Leader Can Learn From Good Salespeople

    The skill or ability to obtain willing followers for a given course of action that creates value for both parties. Definition of sales is also a key component of effective leadership. Leaders seeking to sell their ideas can benefit from many of the techniques perfected by professional salespeople. The best...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Top Five Mistakes New Leaders Make And How To Avoid Them

    After being recognized for years of accomplishing tasks and making individual contributions, new leaders are suddenly confronted with a much different situation. They are now held accountable for the work of others - both their successes, and perhaps more troubling, their mistakes and poor performance. Thus, one of the most...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    An Experiential Approach To Developing Leaders Is Right On Target

    Leadership is one of those things that is difficult to have a classroom presentation and then suddenly you get it. Working on projects with classmates who came from public service, industry, entrepreneurships and the military heavily contributed to the out-of-classroom experience that helped to develop leadership skills. The Leadership Initiative...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Companies Must Address The Communications Preferences Of Millennials New Research Finds

    The paper analyzed the results of a recent survey on what prospective employees expect from an employer and how they go about learning what a company values. The results may surprise some companies reluctant to change. The follow-up survey to alumni explored what the three generations value in an employer...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    National Brand Manager Marketing Mistakes Send Consumers Flocking To Store Brands

    Consumers opting for less expensive store brand products over their name brand competition may seem like a given in a recession. But new research has found that even when the economy is flush, store brands - or private labels like Wal-Mart's Great Value and Target's Up & Up - are...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Product Returns Can Boost Sales & Profitability

    Many firms may actively discourage product returns. But this could be a costly mistake because managing product returns effectively can boost sales and profitability. Every company has an optimal rate of returns. Higher returns to a point have been shown to boost higher sales in the future. But if customers...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    New Research Provides Better Way To Measure Global Market Potential

    What market-research companies can do with method is arrive at a more valid idea of the potential market for a product in different countries. People in other countries, particularly those that value community over individuality, aren't so free and certain in expressing their beliefs. They're less likely to say what...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Liquidity Lessons From Emerging Markets

    Despite the recent hiccup this year, capital is absolutely pouring into the world's emerging markets from pensions, endowments, actively managed mutual and hedge funds, and even passive index funds and ETFs. These growth markets represent about 15 to 20 percent of the world's market capitalization and 25 percent of its...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Training Customers To Help Your Business

    research analyzes the value of having a variety of products when selling to strategic customers, those buyers who decide not only whether or which model to buy but also when to buy to best suit their goals. Some researchers have studied how firms inadvertently train their customers to wait to...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Do Technology And Information Really Create Supply Chain Gains?

    Supply chain managers crave innovative ways to cut costs and streamline systems. Often, they turn to technology, hoping for big savings and process improvements. But not every tool that promises huge cost reductions and streamlined operations is right for every business. Since substantial investments of money and time are required...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Research Shows How To Encourage Employees To Seek Help When They Need It

    The vast majority of medical errors that are uncovered are preventable. As a result, medical centers around the country are trying to understand what causes errors and how they can prevent them. One way to reduce the negative impact of errors is to make sure that help and expertise is...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Aerotropolis Is Key To Global Competition

    The aerotropolis is the physical Internet that ties these together. It connects a metro region to the global economy, especially flows of time-sensitive products such as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, aerospace equipment, medical instruments, and high-value perishables. The airport and its immediate environs are central nodes in such national and global movements....

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Regulators May Hurt Investors By Limiting Short-Selling, New Research Finds

    In the short run, the stock market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it's a weighing machine. Put differently, over the course of days, even weeks, the market measures popularity, but given enough time, it accurately assesses any stock's value. Without short selling, a stock's price doesn't...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Derivatives Don't Deserve Their Bad Name

    Derivatives are, as their name implies, financial instruments derived from underlying assets, indices or even other derivatives. Their most common forms are forward contracts - known as futures if they're traded on exchanges - options and swaps. A wheat grower, for example, might use a futures contract to lock in...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Can Derivatives Actually Reduce Financial Risk?

    Since the financial markets went haywire in 2008, corporate managers have been trying to understand better the effect of financial leverage on their enterprises and the overall economy. High levels of debt financing by financial institutions and property owners contributed to the crisis, but the lack of effective risk management...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Responds To Climate Change

    As 2010 begins, looking back at how the posture of business towards climate change has changed over the last decade is fitting. Although a landmark global agreement did not emerge from the Copenhagen summit, businesses in industries as diverse as power generation, consumer products, and investments have embraced going green...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Are Product Returns A Necessary Evil?

    Many firms may actively discourage product returns. But this could be a costly mistake because managing product returns effectively can boost sales and profitability. "Many firms treat customers who return products as thorns in their sides," he notes. "These firms often offer disincentives for customers to return products and/or make...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    To Be A Better Leader: Know Your Strengths And Use Them Effectively

    One can use papers information to more clearly express ones unique talents. Whether it's for a promotion or in a new job interview, knowing what strengths one can leverage and apply can lead to new opportunities that match ones talents. Knowing and using ones strengths can make one a better...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    What You Can Learn From College Sports Coaches About Building Team Resilience

    Sports teams face obstacles like losing players to injury, falling into slumps and losing focus. But some teams are good at dealing with adversity and bouncing back. Ben Rosen, the Robert March and Mildred Borden Hanes Professor of Organizational Behavior at UNC Kenan-Flagler, calls them resilient teams. Work team leaders...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Sustainable energy innovation at the base of the economic pyramid

    Dickinson noted that in Asia the innovation is coming from within the region. "I don't think the developed world has a lot to offer the base of the pyramid in terms of products," he noted. "In Asia, a lot of the stuff that has had really large impact has come...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Battle Of The Brands: Brand Manager Mistakes Boosting Store Brand Market Share

    Consumers opting for less expensive store brand products over their name brand competition may seem like a given in a recession. But new research has found that even when the economy is flush, store brands - or private labels like Wal-Mart's Great Value and Target's Up & Up - are...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Why Should You Hire Me? Let Me Count The Ways?

    "Why should I hire?" is a question many candidates are asked in job interviews. It also is a question many candidates struggle with. They don't want to appear arrogant, yet they want to convey self-confidence. They want to show that they definitely can do the job, but they don't want...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Financing The Future Of Energy

    Investors are on the forefront of financing the future of energy, and entrepreneurs want to know who has the money, noted a panel during the UNC Kenan-Flagler Global Innovations in Energy conference. Cleantech venture capital comes in two styles, Kirkpatrick said: today markets and tomorrow markets. Today markets have the...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    How Product Returns Can Boost Sales And Profitability

    Many firms may actively discourage product returns. But this could be a costly mistake because managing product returns effectively can boost sales and profitability. A customer's product return behavior is a key factor in determining their value to the company." Many firms treat customers who return products as thorns in...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Executive Coach Insight: Effective Communication And Influence

    Active listening and speaking assertively are critical factors to influencing others, yet successful communication can be one of the most significant challenges leaders face. People judge others on how they communicate. Failure to communicate effectively can create significant obstacles for a leader despite other strengths they might possess. The author...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Maydew's Research Tests The Certainty Of Taxes

    Sometimes less is more, even with corporate tax rates. Author suggests that if there were fewer opportunities for tax avoidance, the overall corporate tax rate could be lowered and the United States would collect more corporate tax revenue. It's important to teach, especially with complicated transactions, that a lot of...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Advancing Your Career Doesn't Have To Mean Leaving Your Company

    Many people I speak with feel that the only way to advance their career is to move outside their company. They cite obstacles like corporate cultures that do not promote from within or foster lateral moves, managers who do not recognize additional skills above those utilized on a daily basis,...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    An ID-Based Signcryption Scheme with Compartmented Secret Sharing for Unsigncryption

    In Li, Xin, and Hu describe an ID-based signcryption scheme that uses a bi-linear map to accomplish (t; n) shared un-signcryption with the help of Shamir's secret sharing scheme. Here the authors describe a way to extend Li et. al.'s construction into a compartmented scheme. In this paper, the ID-based...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Differential Privacy Preserving Spectral Graph Analysis

    In this paper, the authors focus on differential privacy preserving spectral graph analysis. Spectral graph analysis deals with the analysis of the spectra (eigenvalues and eigenvector components) of the graph's adjacency matrix or its variants. They develop two approaches to computing the differential eigen decomposition of the graph's adjacency matrix....

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    On Linear Refinement of Differential Privacy-Preserving Query Answering

    It showed the necessity of incorporating a user's background knowledge to improve the accuracy of estimates from noisy responses of histogram queries. Various types of constraints (e.g., linear constraints, ordering constraints, and range constraints) may hold on the true (non-randomized) answers of histogram queries. So the idea was to apply...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    On Learning Cluster Coefficient of Private Networks

    Enabling accurate analysis of social network data while preserving differential privacy has been challenging since graph features such as clustering coefficient or modularity often have high sensitivity, which is different from traditional aggregate functions (e.g., count and sum) on tabular data. In this paper, the authors treat a graph statistics...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reconstruction from Randomized Graph via Low Rank Approximation

    The privacy concerns associated with data analysis over social networks have spurred recent research on privacy preserving social network analysis, particularly on privacy preserving publishing of social network data. In this paper, the authors focus on whether they can reconstruct a graph from the edge randomized graph such that accurate...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Graph Generation with Prescribed Feature Constraints

    In this paper, the authors study the problem of how to generate synthetic graphs matching various properties of a real social network with two applications, privacy preserving social network publishing and significance testing of network analysis results. They present a simple switching based graph generation approach to generate graphs preserving...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    On Randomness Measures for Social Networks

    Social networks tend to contain some amount of randomness and some amount of non-randomness. The amount of randomness versus non-randomness affects the properties of a social network. In this paper, the authors theoretically analyze graph randomness and present a framework which provides a series of non-randomness measures at levels of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Randomizing Social Networks: A Spectrum Preserving Approach

    Understanding the general properties of real social networks has gained much attention due to the proliferation of networked data. The nodes in the network are the individuals and the links among them denote their relationships. Many applications of networks such as anonymous web browsing require relationship anonymity due to the...

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  • White Papers // May 2007

    On Addressing Accuracy Concerns in Privacy Preserving Association Rule Mining

    Randomized response techniques have been empirically investigated in privacy preserving association rule mining. In this paper, the authors investigate the accuracy (in terms of bias and variance of estimates) of both support and confidence estimates of association rules derived from the randomized data. They demonstrate that providing confidence on data...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Deriving Private Information from Arbitrarily Projected Data

    Distance-preserving projection based perturbation has gained much attention in privacy-preserving data mining in recent years since it mitigates the privacy/accuracy tradeoff by achieving perfect data mining accuracy. One apriori knowledge PCA based attack was recently investigated to show the vulnerabilities of this distance-preserving projected based perturbation approach when a sample...

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)