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Definition of patent in Economics
[February 6, 2013 – 08:00 pm]
Definition of patent in Economics

This is the title of a new paper by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine which appears in the latest issue (Vol. 27, Issue 1 Winter 2013) of the Journal of Economic Perspectives . Boldrin and Levine argue. The case against patents can be summarized briefly: there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity, unless productivity is identified with the number of patents awarded—which, as evidence shows, has no correlation with measured productivity. Both theory and evidence suggest that while patents can have a partial equilibrium effect of improving…

Definition of patent in Business
[January 22, 2013 – 03:22 pm]
Definition of patent in Business

Been thinking on this quite a bit lately, especially as I get to “peek under” the hood at many new startups and their technology solutions to combat what they see as a “hole in the marketplace.” What I mean by that is that when a new startup begins to do their pitch to a room full of angels or VCs or mentors or even at a pitch contest, what they often have to do is to spell out their solution to the pain that they believe exists. And as a part of that “spelling out” of their technology what they often do is to let the room full of listeners learn about their technology and how…

Definition of patent in accounting
[February 6, 2013 – 08:00 pm]
Definition of patent in accounting

This is the title of a new paper by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine which appears in the latest issue (Vol. 27, Issue 1 Winter 2013) of the Journal of Economic Perspectives . Boldrin and Levine argue. The case against patents can be summarized briefly: there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity, unless productivity is identified with the number of patents awarded—which, as evidence shows, has no correlation with measured productivity. Both theory and evidence suggest that while patents can have a partial equilibrium effect of improving…

Definition of patent arteries
[May 25, 2006 – 08:27 am]
Definition of patent arteries

Aiming at an international pendency problem, the U.S. and Japan s patent agencies are joining in a patent prosecution cluster farce, together building a so-called Patent Prosecution Highway, hoping applicants filing for patents in both Japan and the U.S. will jump through hoops to get granted claims on either side of the puddle fast-tracked on the other side, whatever that amounts to. Prosecutors: start your engines, and prepare to sit in traffic.

Definition of organizational learning theory
[February 3, 2013 – 06:41 pm]
Definition of organizational learning theory

Theories of learning seem to be just as vast as theories of personality, and just as (if not more) controversial. I could spend many months (probably years) studying this topic! So, this post will just scratch the surface of the most prominent pedagogical learning theories (theories about how children learn), and relate them to adult learning practices in the workplace. I’ll start by answering the question, “What is learning? ” and then will review four major learning theories–behaviorism, cognitivism, social cognitive theory, and constructivism. Future posts will cover additional learning…

Definition of Intellectual property rights
[May 18, 2009 – 06:44 am]
Definition of Intellectual property rights

The Definition of intellectual property rights: The Intellectual Property Rights, also known as the IPR, are legal property rights over creations of the mind, both artistic and commercial, and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; ideas, discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets…

Definition of human resources in Social Studies
[February 17, 2013 – 11:35 am]
Definition of human resources in Social Studies

When you think of vulnerability, which thoughts automatically come to mind? Do you think of being defenseless or distressingly exposed? Whenever I make those associations, there’s always a negative connotation to the emotion. But what about the good and more beneficial kind of vulnerability? What about the kind where you share yourself for the potential to forge a connection with those around you? I tend to think that expressing a vulnerable state doesn’t necessarily require disclosing very personal information right away. I do believe, however, that by showing people who you…

Definition of Human Resources in Economics
[February 16, 2013 – 11:00 pm]
Definition of Human Resources in Economics

The following are the activities lined up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to celebrate Nigeria’s Centenary. The objectives, the need for celebration, the legacy initiative and the commemorative events are outlined. PART 1: THE BROAD FRAMEWORK The Centenary celebrations are designed around the key concepts of unity, indivisibility, virility, progress and promise of the Nigerian federation. It is against this background that the following are put forward as nodal anchors for its delivery.

Definition of Human Resources in a Business
[August 4, 2010 – 07:15 am]
Definition of Human Resources in a Business

Human Resources is a business function responsible for the clear setting of roles and responsibilities of the teams and the individual employees in the company. It has a powerful tool for this – the job profiles or job description. Human Resources works with managers, it identifies the jobs conducted in the organization and it writes the basic set of job profiles as the employees understand their duties, their role and their value added to the organization. The job profile is extremely important, when the organization wants to build the high performance corporate culture. But……

Definition of human capital in education
[May 26, 2011 – 07:44 am]
Definition of human capital in education

I’m reading Charles Wheelan‘s Naked Economics at the moment. And I’m finding his definition of “human capital” a handy tool for articulating my larger theory of reforming education training – especially the process or “re-inventing” education in our constant battle to “close the achievement gap” (and by “closing the gap” I hope we mean raising up the laggards as opposed to having the excelling students come down to meet at the median – because our policies and actions don’t always reflect this hope of mine, but I digress). Wheelan’s presentation of human capital gives another…

Definition of Goodwill in Public Relations
[February 8, 2013 – 08:26 am]
Definition of Goodwill in Public Relations

Your company needs to increase sales and improve the quality of employee prospects. Do you use advertising or public relations to achieve your goals? First, let’s start with definitions.  Advertising is the action of calling something to the public’s attention through paid announcements.  Public Relations are activities which promote a feeling of community collaboration and goodwill towards a company.   Advertising can take the form of billboards, banner ads on websites, newspaper ads, brochures, fliers, kiosks, trade-show events, radio and TV ads, celebrity endorsements, and…

Definition of Goodwill in Balance Sheet
[February 10, 2013 – 12:43 pm]
Definition of Goodwill in Balance Sheet

By Kofi Bofah: On February 10, 2011, Nokia (NOK) and Microsoft (MSFT) outlined plans for a new partnership between these two technology brand stalwarts. The terms of this agreement effectively specify that Microsoft will put up marketing cash and software, in exchange for near exclusive licensing access to Nokia handsets. Taken further, the Microsoft - Nokia deal is part of a grander scheme for both companies to maintain relevance alongside the now dominant Google (GOOG) Android - Apple (AAPL) iOS duopoly. As a sign of the times, this Nokia - Microsoft agreement would have been…

Definition of goodwill in Accounts
[January 22, 2013 – 09:08 am]
Definition of goodwill in Accounts

Law 31/1990 provisions present some general cases of dissolution and special procedures for certain types of companies. Ceasing the existence of a commercial company supposes two steps, as follows: - the dissolution of the company, which involves operations that prepare the cease of the company’s existence. During the dissolution, the legal personality of the company is not affected. However, the commercial company is not able any more to perform its normal activity. In most cases, the dissolution is followed by the liquidation of the commercial company. - the liquidation of…

Definition of Goodwill in Accounting Term
[February 19, 2013 – 10:36 am]
Definition of Goodwill in Accounting Term

Goodwill is an accounting concept meaning the value of an asset owned that. Fields of accounting. Transactions (terms / conditions). Equity offerings.