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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Application Possibilities Of The Micro-Meso-Macro Framework In Economic Geography

    The micro-meso-macro approach is an analytical framework to study processes of economic evolution. In economic geography it has been hardly taken up so far. Using the example of spatial implications of corporate processes of adaption and renewal after structural interruptions, this paper shows at a conceptual level how the framework...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Related Variety, Global Connectivity And Institutional Embeddedness: Internet Development In Beijing And Shanghai Compared

    This paper contributes to the Evolutionary Economic Geography literature by employing the conceptualization of 'Related variety' to compare the emerging internet industry in China's two largest city-regions: Beijing and Shanghai. Official website registration records, Alexa internet traffic counts, venture capital investment data and information gathered through interviews with internet entrepreneurs...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    WSCDL to WSBPEL: A Case Study of ATL-Based Transformation

    The ATLAS Transformation Language (ATL) is a hybrid transformation language that combines declarative and imperative programming elements and provides means to define model transformations. Most transformations using ATL reported in the literature show a simplified use of ATL, and often involve a single transformation. However, in more realistic situations, multiple...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Firm Performance Under Financial Constraints And Risks: Recent Evidence From Micro Finance Clients In Tanzania

    Small businesses that active in developing areas frequently report financial constraints as key obstacle. One of the reasons for this is the high risk environment in which these firms operate. Firms that have sufficient access to finance are often more productive. In this paper, the authors are interest in how...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    The Character Of Growth Before 'Modern Economic Growth'? The GDP Of Holland Between 1347 And 1807

    On the basis of a newly constructed dataset of the national accounts of the province of Holland in the period between 1347 and 1800, the authors analyze the pattern of growth in this region, which was one of the most prosperous and dynamic parts of the pre modern European economy....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Characterizing Uncertain Data using Compression

    "Motivated by sensor networks, mobility data, biology and life sciences, the area of mining uncertain data has recently received a great deal of attention. While various papers have focused on efficiently mining frequent patterns from uncertain data, the problem of discovering a small set of interesting patterns that provide an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Changing Shape Of Global Inequality 1820-2000: Exploring A New Dataset

    A new dataset for estimating the development of global inequality between 1820 and 2000 is presented, based on a large variety of sources and methods for estimating (gross household) income inequality. On this basis, and two sets of benchmarks for estimating between-country inequality (the Maddison 1990 benchmark and the recent...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Entrepreneurship, Structural Change, And Economic Growth

    The ability to adjust to structural change is vital to economic development, and entries can be active participants in this process. While the importance of factor reallocations for growth is widely accepted, the role of entrepreneurs in managing these reallocations is rarely, if ever, mentioned in the empirical growth literature....

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Vulnerability To The Financial Crisis: The Roles Of Firm- And Country-Level Governance Mechanisms In Europe

    The authors examine the combined effects of firm- and country-level governance mechanisms on firm performance during the recent financial crisis for a large sample of 1157 firms from 21 European countries. They analyze whether better developed legal institutions at the country level and with better corporate governance at the firm...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Regional Determinants Of FDI In China: A New Approach With Recent Data

    The authors empirically investigate the factors that drive the uneven regional distribution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to China's 31 provinces from 1995 to 2006. The aim of this paper is to explain the investment patterns in (partly) foreign funded firms across these provinces. They use factor analysis and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Designing Web Content Management Systems Using the Method Association Approach

    Model-driven web approaches focus on creating robust web applications. There are two downsides to using these model-driven web approaches: they consist of a unique set of models and method and they are aimed at designing web applications from scratch. This paper presents the Method Association Approach, which selects and constructs...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2007

    Privacy Preservation Through Data Generation

    "Many databases will or cannot be disclosed without strong guarantees that no sensitive information can be extracted. To address this concern several data perturbation techniques have been proposed. However, it has been shown that either sensitive information can still be extracted from the perturbed data with little prior knowledge, or...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Quality Assessment for Embedded SQL

    The access of information systems to underlying relational databases is commonly programmed using embedded SQL queries. Such embedded queries may take the form of string literals that are programmatically concatenated into queries to be submitted to the DBMS, or they may be written in a mixture of the syntax of...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Firm Performance Under Financial Constraints And Risks: Recent Evidence From Micro Finance Clients In Tanzania

    Small businesses that active in developing areas frequently report financial constraints as key obstacle. One of the reasons for this is the high risk environment in which these firms operate. Firms that have sufficient access to finance are often more productive. In this paper, the authors are interest in how...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Vulnerability To The Financial Crisis: The Roles Of Firm- And Country-Level Governance Mechanisms In Europe

    The authors examine the combined effects of firm- and country-level governance mechanisms on firm performance during the recent financial crisis for a large sample of 1157 firms from 21 European countries. They analyze whether better developed legal institutions at the country level and with better corporate governance at the firm...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Related Variety, Global Connectivity And Institutional Embeddedness: Internet Development In Beijing And Shanghai Compared

    This paper contributes to the Evolutionary Economic Geography literature by employing the conceptualization of 'Related variety' to compare the emerging internet industry in China's two largest city-regions: Beijing and Shanghai. Official website registration records, Alexa internet traffic counts, venture capital investment data and information gathered through interviews with internet entrepreneurs...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    The Character Of Growth Before 'Modern Economic Growth'? The GDP Of Holland Between 1347 And 1807

    On the basis of a newly constructed dataset of the national accounts of the province of Holland in the period between 1347 and 1800, the authors analyze the pattern of growth in this region, which was one of the most prosperous and dynamic parts of the pre modern European economy....

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Changing Shape Of Global Inequality 1820-2000: Exploring A New Dataset

    A new dataset for estimating the development of global inequality between 1820 and 2000 is presented, based on a large variety of sources and methods for estimating (gross household) income inequality. On this basis, and two sets of benchmarks for estimating between-country inequality (the Maddison 1990 benchmark and the recent...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Regional Determinants Of FDI In China: A New Approach With Recent Data

    The authors empirically investigate the factors that drive the uneven regional distribution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to China's 31 provinces from 1995 to 2006. The aim of this paper is to explain the investment patterns in (partly) foreign funded firms across these provinces. They use factor analysis and...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Designing Web Content Management Systems Using the Method Association Approach

    Model-driven web approaches focus on creating robust web applications. There are two downsides to using these model-driven web approaches: they consist of a unique set of models and method and they are aimed at designing web applications from scratch. This paper presents the Method Association Approach, which selects and constructs...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Application Possibilities Of The Micro-Meso-Macro Framework In Economic Geography

    The micro-meso-macro approach is an analytical framework to study processes of economic evolution. In economic geography it has been hardly taken up so far. Using the example of spatial implications of corporate processes of adaption and renewal after structural interruptions, this paper shows at a conceptual level how the framework...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Entrepreneurship, Structural Change, And Economic Growth

    The ability to adjust to structural change is vital to economic development, and entries can be active participants in this process. While the importance of factor reallocations for growth is widely accepted, the role of entrepreneurs in managing these reallocations is rarely, if ever, mentioned in the empirical growth literature....

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    WSCDL to WSBPEL: A Case Study of ATL-Based Transformation

    The ATLAS Transformation Language (ATL) is a hybrid transformation language that combines declarative and imperative programming elements and provides means to define model transformations. Most transformations using ATL reported in the literature show a simplified use of ATL, and often involve a single transformation. However, in more realistic situations, multiple...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Nov 2007

    Privacy Preservation Through Data Generation

    "Many databases will or cannot be disclosed without strong guarantees that no sensitive information can be extracted. To address this concern several data perturbation techniques have been proposed. However, it has been shown that either sensitive information can still be extracted from the perturbed data with little prior knowledge, or...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Characterizing Uncertain Data using Compression

    "Motivated by sensor networks, mobility data, biology and life sciences, the area of mining uncertain data has recently received a great deal of attention. While various papers have focused on efficiently mining frequent patterns from uncertain data, the problem of discovering a small set of interesting patterns that provide an...

    Provided By Utrecht University

  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Quality Assessment for Embedded SQL

    The access of information systems to underlying relational databases is commonly programmed using embedded SQL queries. Such embedded queries may take the form of string literals that are programmatically concatenated into queries to be submitted to the DBMS, or they may be written in a mixture of the syntax of...

    Provided By Utrecht University