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    • Facility Location and Transportation in Two Free Trade Zones 

      Matuk, Tiffany Amber (University of Waterloo, 2010-11-29)
      In any supply chain, the location of facilities and the routing of material are important decisions that contribute a significant amount of costs, lowering a corporation's overall profits. These choices become more important ...
    • Facility location with economies of scale and congestion 

      Lu, Da (University of Waterloo, 2010-09-01)
      Most literature on facility location assumes a fixed set-up cost and a linear variable cost. However, as production volume increases, cost savings are achieved through economies of scale, and then when production exceeds ...
    • Factors Affecting Participation in Online Communities of Practice 

      Mahar, Gerald Joseph (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-05)
      Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis (Wenger et al, ...
    • Factors Influencing Impulse Buying During an Online Purchase Transaction 

      Hodge, Rebecca (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      An important element in retailing is the use of impulse purchases; generally small items that are bought by consumers on the spur of the moment. By some estimates, impulse purchases make up approximately 50 percent of ...
    • Failing Fast: How And Why Business Angels Rapidly Reject Most Investment Opportunities 

      Maxwell, Andrew Lewis (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-23)
      Seed technology ventures require external sources of debt and equity funding, once they have exhausted founders personal resources, to achieve their potential economic impact. The primary source of equity finance for seed ...
    • A Feasible Lagrangian Approach with Application to the Generalized Assignment Problem 

      Punjwani, Shahroz (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-28)
      Lagrangian relaxation is a widely used decomposition approach to solve difficult optimization problems that exhibit special structure. It provides a lower bound on the optimal objective of a minimization problem. On the ...
    • A Field Theory of Leadership 

      Katz, Morley (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
      Existing leadership theories tend to explain that leaders induce others to follow as a function of one or more of the following: i) A specific set of traits possessed by the leader (e.g., charisma); ii) Different types ...
    • Firm Size and Characteristics of Innovations in the Markets for Technology 

      Leung, Jeffery Pui Hin (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-21)
      This paper investigates how the size of a firm affects its licensing strategy for patented technologies through empirical analysis of the characteristics at the technological, firm, and industry levels. Only firms with ...
    • Forecasting seat sales in passenger airlines: introducing the round-trip model 

      Varedi, Mehrdad (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-13)
      This thesis aims to improve sales forecasting in the context of passenger airlines. We study two important issues that could potentially improve forecasting accuracy: day-to-day price change rather than price itself, and ...
    • Forging links between innovation and sustainability:An empirical examination of the effects on a firm’s financial performance 

      Gabriel, Amir (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-29)
      Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the North American energy and energy-intensive materials production sectors account for more than 50 percent of total GHG emissions. Based on the argument that CO2 emissions need to be ...
    • Formulating Complex Queries Using Templates 

      Zhang, Hao (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-23)
      While many users have relatively general information needs, users who are familiar with a certain topic may have more specific or complex information needs. Such users already have some knowledge of a subject and its ...
    • Gender Differences in Engineering Education: An Exploratory Study 

      Zacaj, Ada (University of Waterloo, 2010-02-18)
      Despite significant efforts to boost female enrollment levels and retention rates in engineering programs, females continue to make up only a small portion of the Canadian undergraduate engineering student population. ...
    • Geometry-based Constraint Generation for Large-scale Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning 

      Khedriliraviasl, Kourosh (University of Waterloo, 2019-12-17)
      Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is a high precision radiotherapy with many beams that have different intensities to accurately irradiate a tumor/cancerous cells considering minimization of the dose to surrounding ...
    • Green Supply Chain Design: A Lagrangian Approach 

      Merrick, Ryan J. (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-21)
      The expansion of supply chains into global networks has drastically increased the distance travelled along shipping lanes in a logistics system. Inherently, the increase in travel distances produces increased carbon emissions ...
    • Green Supply Chain Network Design with Emission Sensitive Demand 

      Waltho, Cynthia (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
      Over the last few decades, the argument for a link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming has become stronger. In response, there has been a global shift. Politicians are implementing carbon policies while ...
    • Help-Seeking Behaviour in Computer-Mediated Communication 

      Roghanizad, Mohammad-Mahdi (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-19)
      Often when an individual decides to seek help, several communication media are available to him or her (e.g., email, phone, in-person), which means the help-seeker faces a media selection decision. To make this decision, ...
    • Hierarchical and Nesting Approaches for the Facility Layout Problem 

      Ulch, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-16)
      The Facility Layout Problem (FLP) seeks to determine the dimensions, coordinates and arrangement of rectangular departments within a given facility. The goal is to minimize the cost of inter-department flow. It has several ...
    • How many crowdsourced workers should a requester hire? 

      Carvalho, Arthur; Dimitrov, Stanko; Larson, Kate (Springer, 2016-01)
      Recent years have seen an increased interest in crowdsourcing as a way of obtaining information from a potentially large group of workers at a reduced cost. The crowdsourcing process, as we consider in this paper, is as ...
    • Hub Location Problems with Profit Considerations 

      Taherkhani, Gita (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-23)
      This thesis studies profit maximizing hub location problems. These problems seek to find the optimal number and locations of hubs, allocations of demand nodes to these hubs, and routes of flows through the network to serve ...
    • The Impact of Co-operation Policies on Participation in Online Learning Object Exchange: A Preliminary Investigation 

      Jin, Lei (University of Waterloo, 2002)
      This research investigates the impact of cooperation policies on participation in, and benefits from, online learning object exchanges. First, an in-depth study of issues encountered in other online contexts ...

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