In Pursuit of Impeccable Veracity
I study the institution of avoiding to hire one’s school own PhD graduates for assistant professorships. I argue that this institution is necessary to create better incentives for researchers to incorporate new information in studies, facilitating the convergence to asymptotic learning of the studied fundamentals.
This article attempts to analyze the requirements of modern society living at the time of innovation-driven economy to education and determines the main objectives that, as the authors believe, should become the cornerstone in reforming the system of education.
The chapter explores the growing role of knowledge as a factor for development of modern societies. It examines the problems of international cooperation in the field, paying particular attention to initiatives of both the G8 and the EU.
Innovation involves a process that is a result of exchanges of viewpoints and of taking decisions by way of conceptualizing and positioning a product in the market. But the result is only an assemblage of forms, lines, proportions, colors, mechanisms and technology that have little significance in and of themselves, if not of their exchange value that underlies their power of compensating for a social lack. Most often, innovation that is successful in the market shows optimization and harmony between performance and esthetics in all that is perceived and experienced by all those who are involved with the product. It is in this perspective, that a theory of form becomes inevitable to explain the contribution of chosen angular elements, certain notable proportions, their connections and complementary nature to esthetics, harmony, and efficiency. In this chapter, we present a theory of form, its principal fundamentals, its implications in natural and artificial categories, and its method of application. We shall then describe the quantification of forms and proportions of two recent innovations in potable products. Finally, we shall bring the managerial contributions to bear upon the knowledge of theory and practice of form, based upon the chosen angles and remarkable proportions in the creative and analytical process linked to innovation.
The article deals with the problems of education system reform. The author considers the factors of education market development. The US education system's features are characterized. The approaches to research of the structure of the education services market are justified. The problems in content and forms of educational services in logistics are considered.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.