University of Sussex

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Who Do High-growth Firms Employ, And Who Do They Hire?

    The purpose of this paper is to study who High-Growth Firms (HGFs) hire using a matched employer-employee dataset for all knowledge intensive industries in Sweden, where high growth is measured over the period 1999-2002. The results indicate that HGFs to a larger extent employ young people, immigrants, and individuals with...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Collision Minimise Energy Efficient Backoff Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is resource constrained. Collision is one of the key factors that affect the quality of service and contributes in significant loss of energy. In WSN the medium access control CSMA/CA uses Binary Exponential Backoff (BEB) algorithm to minimize collision among the contending nodes. The range of...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Towards a General System for Secure Device Pairing by Demonstration of Physical Proximity

    Co-location of devices is a useful basis for access control policies for ad-hoc connections, as physical security, visibility and social norms provide reassurances to the device owners and participants. There are various possible techniques for demonstrating co-location through physical interactions, which others have started to explore. In some cases these...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Social Europe And/Or Global Europe? Globalization And Exicurity As Debates On The Future Of Europe

    This paper claims that the European Union (EU) has had a very peculiar relationship with the globalized post-Cold War economic order. On the one hand, the EU was instrumental in bringing about this order. It aggressively promoted (both internally and externally) the principles and policies upon which this economic order...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Determinants Of Vertical Integration In Export Processing: Theory And Evidence From China

    This paper exploits the coexistence of two regulatory regimes for export processing in China - which specify if the owner of the imported components for assembly is the Chinese plant or the foreign firm - to examine whether ownership of components affects firm integration decisions. The authors find that when...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    FPGA Based Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference Controller for Full Vehicle Nonlinear Active Suspension Systems

    The conventional controller like the PID controller requires an exact mathematical model of the controlled system to meet as much control objectives as possible. If it is difficult to establish the mathematical model for a system, the fuzzy logic controller is a good option to achieve a robust controller. Fuzzy...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Program Logics for Homogeneous Meta-Programming

    A meta-program is a program that generates or manipulates another program; in homogeneous meta-programming, a program may generate new parts of, or manipulate, itself. Meta-programming has been used extensively since macros were introduced to Lisp, yet the authors have little idea how formally to reason about meta-programs. They show the...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    A Phoenix In Flames? Portfolio Choice And Violence In Civil War In Rural Burundi

    This paper challenges the idea that farmers revert to subsistence farming when confronted with violence from civil war. While there is an emerging macroeconomic consensus that wars are detrimental to development, the authors find contrasting microeconomic evidence. Using several rounds of (panel) data at the farm and community level, they...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    PSIM: A Tool for Analysis of Device Pairing Methods

    Wireless networks are a common place nowadays and almost all of the modern devices support wireless communication in some form. These networks differ from more traditional computing systems due to the ad-hoc and spontaneous nature of interactions among devices. These systems are prone to security risks, such as eavesdropping and...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    An Optical WDM Network Concept for Tanzania

    Tanzania is a developing country, which significantly lags behind the rest of the world in Information Communications Technology (ICT), especially for the Internet. Internet connectivity to the rest of the world is via expensive satellite links, thus leaving the majority of the population unable to access the Internet due to...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Analysis of a WDM System for Tanzania

    Internet infrastructures in most places of the world have been supported by the advancement of optical fiber technology, most notably Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system. Optical technology by means of WDM system has revolutionized long distance data transport and has resulted in high data capacity, cost reductions, extremely low bit...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Completing The Single Market In Financial Services: The Politics Of Competing Advocacy Coalitions

    Why has the completion of the single market in financial services proved so difficult and time consuming? This paper addresses this question by applying a revised version of the 'Advocacy coalition framework', modified so as to incorporate the role of material interests as well as ideas, to the empirical record...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    How Does Expertise Influence Negotiations In The EU?

    This paper examines the role of expertise in negotiations in the European Union (EU), distinguishing between content-specific expertise, procedural expertise and shared training and professional outlook of experts. It reviews a composite literature, identifying the functions and the causal mechanisms through which expertise may have an impact on negotiation processes...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Wage Subsidy And Labour Market Flexibility In South Africa

    In this paper, the authors use a highly disaggregate general equilibrium model to analyze the feasibility of a wage subsidy to unskilled workers in South Africa, isolating and estimating its potential employment effects and fiscal cost. They capture the structural characteristics of the labor market with several labor categories and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Determinants Of Vertical Integration In Export Processing: Theory And Evidence From China

    This paper exploits the coexistence of two regulatory regimes for export processing in China - which specify if the owner of the imported components for assembly is the Chinese plant or the foreign firm - to examine whether ownership of components affects firm integration decisions. The authors find that when...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    An Optical WDM Network Concept for Tanzania

    Tanzania is a developing country, which significantly lags behind the rest of the world in Information Communications Technology (ICT), especially for the Internet. Internet connectivity to the rest of the world is via expensive satellite links, thus leaving the majority of the population unable to access the Internet due to...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Wage Subsidy And Labour Market Flexibility In South Africa

    In this paper, the authors use a highly disaggregate general equilibrium model to analyze the feasibility of a wage subsidy to unskilled workers in South Africa, isolating and estimating its potential employment effects and fiscal cost. They capture the structural characteristics of the labor market with several labor categories and...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    PSIM: A Tool for Analysis of Device Pairing Methods

    Wireless networks are a common place nowadays and almost all of the modern devices support wireless communication in some form. These networks differ from more traditional computing systems due to the ad-hoc and spontaneous nature of interactions among devices. These systems are prone to security risks, such as eavesdropping and...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    FPGA Based Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference Controller for Full Vehicle Nonlinear Active Suspension Systems

    The conventional controller like the PID controller requires an exact mathematical model of the controlled system to meet as much control objectives as possible. If it is difficult to establish the mathematical model for a system, the fuzzy logic controller is a good option to achieve a robust controller. Fuzzy...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Analysis of a WDM System for Tanzania

    Internet infrastructures in most places of the world have been supported by the advancement of optical fiber technology, most notably Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system. Optical technology by means of WDM system has revolutionized long distance data transport and has resulted in high data capacity, cost reductions, extremely low bit...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Social Europe And/Or Global Europe? Globalization And Exicurity As Debates On The Future Of Europe

    This paper claims that the European Union (EU) has had a very peculiar relationship with the globalized post-Cold War economic order. On the one hand, the EU was instrumental in bringing about this order. It aggressively promoted (both internally and externally) the principles and policies upon which this economic order...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Who Do High-growth Firms Employ, And Who Do They Hire?

    The purpose of this paper is to study who High-Growth Firms (HGFs) hire using a matched employer-employee dataset for all knowledge intensive industries in Sweden, where high growth is measured over the period 1999-2002. The results indicate that HGFs to a larger extent employ young people, immigrants, and individuals with...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // May 2010

    A Phoenix In Flames? Portfolio Choice And Violence In Civil War In Rural Burundi

    This paper challenges the idea that farmers revert to subsistence farming when confronted with violence from civil war. While there is an emerging macroeconomic consensus that wars are detrimental to development, the authors find contrasting microeconomic evidence. Using several rounds of (panel) data at the farm and community level, they...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Towards a General System for Secure Device Pairing by Demonstration of Physical Proximity

    Co-location of devices is a useful basis for access control policies for ad-hoc connections, as physical security, visibility and social norms provide reassurances to the device owners and participants. There are various possible techniques for demonstrating co-location through physical interactions, which others have started to explore. In some cases these...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Program Logics for Homogeneous Meta-Programming

    A meta-program is a program that generates or manipulates another program; in homogeneous meta-programming, a program may generate new parts of, or manipulate, itself. Meta-programming has been used extensively since macros were introduced to Lisp, yet the authors have little idea how formally to reason about meta-programs. They show the...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Collision Minimise Energy Efficient Backoff Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is resource constrained. Collision is one of the key factors that affect the quality of service and contributes in significant loss of energy. In WSN the medium access control CSMA/CA uses Binary Exponential Backoff (BEB) algorithm to minimize collision among the contending nodes. The range of...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    How Does Expertise Influence Negotiations In The EU?

    This paper examines the role of expertise in negotiations in the European Union (EU), distinguishing between content-specific expertise, procedural expertise and shared training and professional outlook of experts. It reviews a composite literature, identifying the functions and the causal mechanisms through which expertise may have an impact on negotiation processes...

    Provided By University of Sussex

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Completing The Single Market In Financial Services: The Politics Of Competing Advocacy Coalitions

    Why has the completion of the single market in financial services proved so difficult and time consuming? This paper addresses this question by applying a revised version of the 'Advocacy coalition framework', modified so as to incorporate the role of material interests as well as ideas, to the empirical record...

    Provided By University of Sussex