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    • 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. ...
    • Gender Differences in Engineering: A Data-Driven Study 

      Chopra, Shivangi (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-27)
      The gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is well known. Not only do fewer women apply to and earn engineering degrees, but also more women leave engineering programs and careers. Past ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Haptiverse: A Platform for Reuse of Haptic Content 

      Samithamby, Pelisha (University of Waterloo, 2021-12-23)
      Research into haptic technology has accelerated over the past decade, producing more devices and content than ever before. However, due to the innate diversity of its hardware and the sense of touch itself, existing haptic ...
    • 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 ...
    • Impact of a Safety Valve in an Emission Trading System: A Real Options Approach 

      Chen, Cheng (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-22)
      For more than 20 years, cap-and-trade system has served as an efficient market-based mechanism to reduce emission of air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and greenhouse gas. In this system, a limited amount of emission ...
    • The impact of government subsidy on supply chains’ sustainability innovation 

      Chen (Jay), Jen-Yi; Dimitrov, Stanko; Pun, Hubert (Elsevier, 2019-07-01)
      Motivated by recently observed industry and government practices, in this paper we endogenize government subsidy in a research joint venture (RJV). In particular, we present a three-player game in which a government ...
    • The Impact of Information on the Performance of an M/M/1 Queueing System 

      Nasiri, Mojgan (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-23)
      Reviews provided by previous customers contain information, which can be used by new customers. This research examines the impact of the user-generated reviews, on the performance of an M/M/1 queueing system. We assume ...
    • The Impact of Information Quality of Job Descriptions on an Applicant's Decision to Pursue a Job 

      Leung, Harry (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-26)
      Job descriptions are one of the major mechanisms that organizations use to convey job and company information to job applicants. Consequently, job descriptions play a major role in the recruitment process to attract job ...
    • Impact of intellectual capital on small-firm growth: a longitudinal study from Inc. 5000 

      Dimitrov, Stanko; Cozzarin, Brian Paul (Taylor & Francis, 2021-05-21)
      We explore whether intellectual capital is a precursor to Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) growth. We use data from Inc. 5000 of fast-growing SMEs in the USA and match companies to patent applications. We use a zero-inflated ...
    • The Impact of Internationalization on Post-IPO Performance of Firms 

      Wahid, Fazli (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-23)
      This study examines the relationship between the degree of internationalization at the time of IPO (initial public offering) and post-IPO market performance of US and Canadian firms. This proposition derives its support ...
    • Impacts of COVID-19 on Ontario's Electricity Market 

      Elsarague, Menna (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-05)
      The COVID-19 outbreak has not only threatened global health but has also significantly affected the energy sector. Most countries around the world have faced sudden changes in the electricity load as a result of the strict ...


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