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  • Price, Devon J. (Devon Jameson) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The widely held assumption is that to improve access and quality of health care, we need to spend more. In fact, that is not necessarily true. The results of this project, performed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ...
  • Balmforth, Mikal Chad, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    There are approximately 0.5 million full-time welders in the U.S., with even more workers welding intermittently. Over the past thirty years there has been increased interest in the effects of welding fume on the health ...
  • Nath, Gaurav (Gaurav Sudhindra); Ramos, Brian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    U.S. petrochemical manufacturers operate in a very challenging environment on account of the recent economic crisis, volatility in crude oil prices, rising capacity in the Middle East, etc. Recently, there has been a focus ...
  • Fan, Terence P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The ever-increasing demand for access to the world's major commercial airports combined with capacity constraints at many of these airports have led to increasing air traffic congestion. In particular, the scarcity of ...
  • Merino Artalejo, Maria Fuencisla, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Software radio (SR) is a new technology where signal-processing software running over general-purpose hardware platforms performs the radio functions. This approach promises to solve the issues that traditional radios face ...
  • Cross-Call, Daniel Frederick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Island economies rely almost entirely on imported diesel and fuel oil to supply their energy needs, resulting in significant economic and environmental costs. In recognition of the benefits of clean energy development, ...
  • Stanton, Christian J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    How do design tools feedback material behavior to the designer? Digital design tools in use by designers today provide a rich environment for design of form but offer little feedback of the material that ultimately realize ...
  • Gaurav, Agarwal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Cyberspace is the most pervasive and rapidly adopted communication media and the most disruptive until date. It is now indispensable for almost every facet of modern society and touches, practically, everyone by providing ...
  • Kalenderski, Asen (Asen Georgiev); Sanivarapu, Satya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Promotions involve a complicated interplay of factors and are a result of a synchronized sequence of activities between manufacturers and retailers. The outcome of promotions pivot on several elements beyond the control ...
  • Stuck, Jason Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    A patient's care needs often extend past discharge from an acute hospital setting. At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), inpatient case managers, acting in a discharge planning capacity, help develop and coordinate the ...
  • Ip, Cory May (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In recent years, mobile telephony and manufactured social influence have received attention as tools for eliciting behavior change. This paper describes an experimental approach to studying the effect of these tools in ...
  • Siegel, Lawrence R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    "Intellectual capital" has been heralded in business journals as an important component for successful business development in today's economy. Intellectual capital consists of knowledge-based assets -- including people, ...
  • Sapaj, Sergio C. (Sergio Cconstantino Sapaj Sabaj) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A methodology was proposed to measure sales cannibalization using historic data containing variations in store densities. Sales cannibalization was defined as a decrease in the sales of one or several existing stores as a ...
  • Shenoy, Dinesh (Dinesh Arkal) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis explores the value of email advertisements in relationship-based communication by measuring click-through rates. Advertisements were embedded within standard electronic mail messages in a template. The results ...
  • Agbonkhese, Sophie Elise (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Historically, the apparel industry has operated in an unsustainable way. Materials, energy, and other resources are used inefficiently throughout the apparel supply chain, leading to unsustainable levels of waste generation. ...
  • Cheng, Weixia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    ChemiCo, a specialty chemical manufacturer for the auto and architectural market is seeking new business opportunities in the Chinese architectural market. Although ChemiCo entered the Chinese automotive market in 2006 ...
  • Craig, Anthony (Anthony J.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In the near term, efficiency improvements represent a key option for reducing the impacts of climate change. The growing awareness of climate change has increased the attention regarding the carbon emissions "embedded" in ...
  • Salminen, Jason Bryan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    As economies develop and trade routes change, investment in port infrastructure is essential to maintain the necessary capacity for an efficiently functioning port system and to meet expected demand for all types of cargo. ...
  • Donnelly, Allan R. (Allan Richard) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Management researchers have long sought strategies for increasing the rate and quality of ideas generated among workers. Additionally, the advent of internet-based communications has created opportunities for valuable ideas ...
  • Garza Ramírez, Jaime; Suryanarayanan, Subramanian Mambakkam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    LargeCo, a large multinational consumer goods manufacturing and distribution company, has been pursuing initiatives to improve the responsiveness of its supply network. The impact of these initiatives on the supply network ...
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