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    (2012-01-01) Customer portfolio management in service firms: a comparison of theory and practice
    Speldekamp, Christiaan
    Customer portfolio management can be of key importance to ensure profitability of the cus-tomer base in business-to-business relationships. Many customer portfolio approaches were conceptually developed for large and industrial firms that apply systematic customer manage-ment. However, scant research has empirically verified the practical use of portfolio models. This multiple case study of seven small firms in the search engine marketing sector primarily used exploratory interviews and secondar....................
    (2012-01-01) Care for hip fractures! Improving hip fracture patient care
    Janus, Sarah
    Problem: Due to aging of the population, early detection of frailty in hospitalized elderly and taking preventive measures to functional decline becomes more important. The primary aim of the present study was to investigate whether the implementation of the Safety Management System “Kwetsbare Ouderen” in April 2012 at the Isala clinics in Zwolle, The Netherlands, led to an improvement of the care process in hip fracture patients aged 70 and older in comparison with the situation in 2011. Th....................
    (2012-01-01) Haalbaarheid van het CLC Exploratorium
    Meijden van der, Mart
    Dit onderzoek is uitgevoerd naar aanleiding van het verzoek van de heer Karreman om een businessplan te schrijven voor een toekomstig Exploratorium in de stad Enschede. Omdat het schrijven van een Businessplan niet voldoet aan de eisen van een wetenschappelijk onderzoek is er gekozen om een haalbaarheidsonderzoek uit te voeren naar de mogelijkheid om een Exploratorium op te zetten in de stad Enschede. De haalbaarheid wordt bepaald door het analyseren van een drietal criteria: de markt, organisat....................
    (2012-01-01) Business models on the context of educational online games
    Al-JouJou, Juma
    Although more than a quarter of new business formations are social entrepreneurial, social entrepreneurs in general and educational game developers as specific social entrepreneurs have tremendous difficulties to receive funding from traditional channels. Crowdfunding, a recently popular phenomenon on the internet, proved to be very suitable both for social entrepreneurs and for gaming projects alike. The business model generally is a source of competitive advantage and may also play a cruc....................
    (2012-01-01) Only for the money?: motives for introducing shared services in government organizations
    Paagman, Arnaud
    The aim of this research is to gain understanding of the meaning of shared services and possible motives for introducing shared services in government organizations. We review and clarify definitions of shared services and derive a definition applicable for the government context. Based on extent analyses of the literature using content-analyses procedures, we present an empirically grounded research framework of motives for introducing shared services. This framework is validated in 16 inter....................
    (2012-01-01) A strategy for solergy
    Bakker, Geert-Jan
    This thesis describes the strategy formulation process for Solergy. Solergy is a small start-up company in Almelo, The Netherlands. Solergy doesn’t know how to reach its customers as a starting solar panel installer. These customers are the most important determinant for Solergies marketing strategy. This brings us to the research question of this thesis: Research question: Which strategy does Solergy need to reach its customers and gain market share? Sub questions: - A. Who are the custom....................
    (2012-01-01) Recommendation towards patient process, focussing on treatment places at The Rotterdam Eye Hospital
    Vankan, L.M.A.
    The Rotterdam Eye Hospital intends to increase the number of surgeries in day surgery. The aim of this research is to give recommendations to the team leaders and manager of the nursing ward and surgery department about the number of treatment places that are needed to be able to run the patient process smoothly and therewith increase efficiency. To give substantiated recommendations, a literature study have been performed and data have been collected. The literature research shows that a smoot....................
    (2012-01-01) Scalable monitoring of a highly dynamic metric set
    Noordhuis, P.C.
    Metric collection and analysis is an important aspect of operational management of many systems. Adequate monitoring can help reduce the mean time to recovery in failure scenarios, as well as guide both long term and short term system capacity planning. Many existing monitoring software focuses on metrics collection on a per-host basis. Over the past years, an increasing number of systems is being built on top of cloud infrastructure. The notion of a host is drastically changing from the origin....................
    (2012-01-01) An approach towards a scalable lock-free asynchronous event loop with encapsulated blocking capabilities
    Harmsma, E.J.
    High performance server systems tend to increasingly rely on asynchronous and non-blocking event loop architectures. The primary reason for this is that non-blocking programming structures are often more scalable with respect to the number of concurrent open connections that a single machine is able to handle. This because a single threaded system will usually have a significant lower memory consumption since no programming stack is allocated for each open connection. However, the use of a pure....................
    (2012-01-01) Supervised Feature Selection Based on Generalized Matrix Learning Vector Quantization
    Chen, Z
    Data mining involves the use of data analysis tools to discover and extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable expression. One of its central problems is to identify a representative subset of features from which a learning model can be constructed. Feature selection is an important pre-processing step before data mining which aims to select a representative subset of features with high predictive information and eliminate irrelevant features with little importan....................
    (2012-01-01) Increasing workforce productivity of employees with a distance to the labor market - the changing rules and regulations
    Wermelink, Yaimi
    Until today, the maximum return of the “plus concept” at Visschedijk has not yet been achieved. More organizational benefit can be gained by getting more out of employees: higher job satisfaction, more development opportunities and a higher productivity. Therefore a project has been started at Visschedijk. The aim of this project is to increase the productivity of employees, who have a disability, also called a distance to the labor market, so that they perform better than the indicated WSW ....................
    (2012-01-01) Leading innovation in fast-growing firms: a multiple case study in the internet industry
    Seetge, Judith
    The author analyses five case studies to show the extent and ways in which ambidextrous leadership is given shape in fast-growing start-ups. Starting point for these elaborations is the success trap firms oftentimes experience when growing rapidly. Ambidextrous leadership as one potential solution to this challenge is explored and found to be built upon two factors. These are the competences cognitive complexity and behavioral flexibility. Only working in close conjunction they are enabling....................
    (2012-01-01) Kennishergebruik binnen een platte organisatie : analyse en aanbevelingen
    Pot, Jolien
    Deze scriptie heeft betrekking op een onderzoek dat binnen Nedap Security Management is verricht naar de informatievoorziening van de verkoopmedewerkers en hoe het hergebruik van de aanwezige informatie en kennis verbeterd kan worden. De vraag die in deze scriptie centraal staat luidt: “Welke aanpassingen zijn nodig in het knowledge reuse proces om in de informatie behoefte van de verkoopmedewerkers binnen Nedap Security management te voorzien?”. Om deze vraag te kunnen beantwoorden is er on....................
    (2012-01-01) The European Arrest Warrant and joint investigation teams in practice - a single-case study of Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA)-
    Roosens, Katrin
    Academic literature dealing with the European Union’s impact on the Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) is rather scarce, and so are works assessing EU counter-terrorism policies. Combining these two issues, and thereby contributing to closing the gap in the literature, in this thesis two key EU initiatives adopted since the introduction of the Treaty of Amsterdam are analysed, their effectiveness as to fighting and eliminating the Basque ETA being evaluated. These initiativ....................
    (2012-01-01) Police contacts of juveniles in Germany : an exploratory research on police contacts of ethnic minority and non-ethnic minority juveniles
    Schulte, Anna Katharina
    Within my minor ‘Crime Science and Risk Governance’ I was first introduced to the topic of ethnic minorities and crime in general. Due to the fact that this theme intensively attracted my attention, I decided to further deepen my insights from a scientific perspective by addressing the following question within this thesis: How many and what kind of police contacts do German ethnic minority juveniles and non-ethnic minority juveniles have with the police? And to what extent can we explain d....................
    (2012-01-01) Integrating patient preferences and clinical trial data in an MCDA model for quantitative benefit-rik assessment
    Broekhuizen, Henk
    This study shows that it is possible to integrate elicited patient preferences and clinical data in a quantitative model for benefit-risk assessment. The model can handle preference information from AHP and conjoint analysis studies and performance information from clinical trials and systematic reviews. It can assess the impact of the uncertainty around parameters by simulating the problem with approximated joint distributions. The graphs that can be produced with the model can give an overview....................
    (2012-01-01) The servitization of product-oriented companies
    Steunebrink, G.G.B.
    The objective of this thesis is to define a method with supporting techniques to guide organizations in making the shift from product-orientation to service-orientation, or a combination of products and services.
    (2012-01-01) Improving the assembly process at PT. Sarandi Karya Nugraha by changing its structural and structuring characteristics
    Cartigny, Rachelle Jade
    PT. Sarandi Karya Nugraha, a hospital equipment producing company, wants to improve the efficiency of, and control on their assembly department by implementing a conveyor system. The lack of structure, mostly due to a lack of standard procedures and insufficiently equipped working places, causes the department to be hard to control and causes inefficiencies throughout the whole assembly process. This research looks for a way to improve this situation by restructuring the department. Therefore th....................
    (2012-01-01) Borculo bruist?! Een onderzoek naar de aantrekkelijkheid van de binnenstad van Borculo
    Zieverink, Mayke
    Doel van dit onderzoek is uit te zoeken wat de ondernemers in Borculo kunnen doen om het centrum van Borculo aantrekkelijk te houden of zelfs nog aantrekkelijker te maken. Hierbij is het ook de vraag wat de evenementen die in Borculo worden georganiseerd daaraan bijdragen en wat hier nog aan verbeterd kan worden. Om dit alles te onderzoeken is de volgende onderzoeksvraag geformuleerd: ‘Hoe kan Borculo regionaal zo worden geprofileerd dat ondernemers blijven, leegstand wordt tegengegaan en....................
    (2012-01-01) New public management : Modernisierung von Kommunalverwaltungen in Deutschland und in den Niederlanden im Vergleich
    Evdokimova, Natalia
    Diese Untersuchung befasste sich mit der Einführung des New Public Managements in Deutschland und in den Niederlanden und mit den Auswirkungen bzw. dem bisherigen Erfolg der Anwendung dieses Verwaltungsmodells in den beiden Staaten. Bei dem New Public Management handelt es sich um die Modernisierung der Kommunalverwaltung durch die Anwendung privatwirtschaftlicher Management-Konzepte auf den öffentlichen Sektor. Das Ziel ist einerseits die Reduzierung der Kosten für die Kommunalverwaltung dur....................
    (2012-01-01) Doel- en doelgroepbereiking van subsidies in de gemeente Hengelo
    Heuzels, Leon
    Het doel van deze bacheloropdracht is het evalueren van doel- en doelgroepbereiking van subsidies verstrekt door de gemeente Hengelo. De onderzochte subsidies zijn subsidies verstrekt op het gebied van cultuur, maatschappij en welzijn. De kern van het onderzoek is het beantwoorden van de volgende hoofdvraag: “In hoeverre bereiken de gemeentelijke subsidies in Hengelo de beoogde doelgroepen en in hoeverre dragen zij bij aan het bereiken van de verschillende met de subsidies beoogde doelen?” ....................
    (2012-01-01) One step closer to lean : the implementation of KR8 at water management centre the Netherlands
    Maduro, Amy
    Background This thesis concerns the role of Lean Management and organisation factors in crisis management in Water Management Centre the Netherlands (WMCN). KR8, which is based on Lean Management, is being implemented since 1st of January 2012 to optimise the processes of WMCN. Lean originates from a production philosophy invented by Toyota and is focused on the activities which have value for the ‘product’. The motivation of this research is that WMCN stated that their organisation lacks a....................
    (2012-01-01) Hip fracture surgery: reasons for surgical delay
    Thijssen, Kim
    Hip fractures are a common trauma. In 2008 18,500 patients were hospitalized in the Netherlands because of hip fractures. It is expected that, due to the aging population, the incidence of hip fracture patients will rise to approximately 24,000 patients per year in 2025. Because surgical repair is the preferred treatment, this trend will lead to an increase in the number of surgical interventions. To ensure good quality of care for these patients and to reduce the risk of complications, the Dutc....................
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