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This study examines the effects of generalized trust, negative morality stereotypes, and the strength of ethnic identification on interpersonal trust among Russians and titulars in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. Trust was measured by a situation-framed question, lending money to a targeted person in a grocery shopping situation, with a 2*2 between-subject design (known vs. unknown and ingroup vs. outgroup). Results show that “familiarity” is the main determinant of interpersonal trust. Furthermore, higher generalized trust, lower negative morality stereotypes, and lower strength of ethnic identification all contribute to higher interpersonal trust depending on different conditions.
A skyhook surface sliding mode control method was proposed and applied to the control on the semi-active vehicle suspension system for its ride comfort enhancement. A two degree of freedom dynamic model of a vehicle semi-active suspension system was given, which focused on the passenger’s ride comfort perform-ance. A simulation with the given initial conditions has been devised in MATLAB/SIMULINK. The simula-tion results were showing that there was an enhanced level of ride comfort for the vehicle semi-active sus-pension system with the skyhook surface sliding mode controller.
China has witnessed the largest migration wave in human history, following the initiation of economic reforms in 1978. Around 150 million peasants have moved to cities for job opportunities and better lives. This article reviews studies on rural migrants in Chinese cities, to provide an overview of their characteristics, spatial distribution, reasons for migration, and working and living conditions. Challenges to public policy and areas for future research are then outlined.
The emerging of large-scale urban (re)development projects presents a complex situation for local urban managers to deal with. They involve various local-global actors, public-private sectors and flow of finance and know-how from far beyond local city boundaries. Developing projects as such can be prolonged. In the development of Pudong New Area in Shanghai, China, we have seen a mega project developed at an extraordinary speed that few projects in the world have ever achieved. How could the development of Pudong have been realized so rapidly? This book draws special attention to the large-scale urban area development with the focus of understanding how global-local interplay played a role in shaping area development strategies in Pudong's explosive development. It analysed in depth the practical measures which affected the speed of th...
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Using mega event to increase competitiveness and position cities on the world stage has been an important strategy for many Dutch cities in the post industrial era. However, how mega event works in the practice and to what extent these mega events stimulate urban transformation process of the host cities have only become a topic in debate in recent years. This paper uses Rotterdam as an example to examine how Dutch cities explored mega event strategy for their re-imaging process and urban transformation process as well as the motives behind hosting mega events, the following management strategies and the impacts so far.
This thesis presents the development of low-noise CMOS image sensors for radio-molecular imaging. The development is described in two directions: firstly, from the technology point of view to reduce the pixel noise level, and secondly from the design point of view to reduce the pixel readout circuits noise level. With respect to the SNR and readout noise, the low-noise CMOS imager proposed in this thesis shows a promising performance for the new gamma-ray detector for radio-molecular imaging.
Labour flexibility in China???s Companies: An Empirical Study explores labour flexibility at the workplace in ten manufacturing companies in China. It addresses how HRM contributes and facilitates management in coping with increasing market competition. Flexible labour practices are related to the company level HR system, and change of the HR policies and practices entails a consistency perspective. Chinese managers have strong incentives to increase labour flexibility in the company. They simultaneously face constraints and/or opportunities as related to legacies and changes in the institutional framework of a Transition Economy.
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