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    • A Study of Immediate Requery Behavior in Search 

      Zhang, Haotian; Abualsaud, Mustafa; Smucker, Mark D. (Association for Computing Machinery, 2018-03-11)
      When search results fail to satisfy users' information needs, users often reformulate their search query in the hopes of receiving better results. In many cases, users immediately requery without clicking on any search ...
    • Supply Chain Network Design with Concave Costs: Theory and Applications 

      Saif, Ahmed (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-13)
      Many practical decision models can be formulated as concave minimization problems. Supply chain network design problems (SCNDP) that explicitly account for economies-of-scale and/or risk pooling often lead to mathematical ...
    • Supply Chain Orientation: Refining a Nascent Construct 

      Tucker, Trent Randolph (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-20)
      <p>The purpose of this research is to refine the notion of Supply Chain Orientation (SCO) as originally posited by Mentzer et al. (2001) and Min and Mentzer (2004). Supply chain orientation is defined to be “the extent to ...
    • Switching Focus in New Business Enterprise:From a Survival to a Profit Orientation 

      Ramezani Tehrani, Bahareh (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-25)
      What objective should an entrepreneur focus on when starting a new business enterprise? Both a survival orientation and a profit one are important for the continuity of the new venture, but a survival focus is key in the ...
    • A Systems Approach to Examining Co-operative Education: A Case Study 

      Pretti, Tracey Judene (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-28)
      Co-operative education (co-op) is a model of learning where students alternate between academic and work terms. Co-op offers potential benefits for three key stakeholder groups: students, employers and academic institutions. ...
    • Task Optimization and Workforce Scheduling 

      Shateri, Mahsa (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-02)
      This thesis focuses on task sequencing and manpower scheduling to develop robust schedules for an aircraft manufacturer. The production of an aircraft goes through a series of multiple workstations, each consisting of a ...
    • Technology and Strategic Management Decision-Making as a Constrained Shortest Path Problem 

      Formaneck, Steven David (University of Waterloo, 2008-12-22)
      A constrained shortest path algorithm is developed and implemented in Matlab to optimize the management decision-making process, which is a potential tool for managers. An empirical analysis is performed using Statistics ...
    • Technology-Scanning Capability and Market-Scanning Capability as Drivers of Product Innovation Performance 

      Alam, Md Shahedul (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-26)
      Changing trends in customer preference, competitors’ offerings, new technologies and development techniques may disrupt a firm from its current leading market position and may favor other firms that prioritize innovation. ...
    • Text Mining to Understand Emotion Triggers 

      Chen, Liuyan (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-15)
      In computational linguistics, most sentiment analysis builds binary classification models on customer reviews data to predict whether a review is positive or negative. In this thesis, we go a step further and build ...
    • Three Essays on Business Analytics: time-series causality, panel data analysis, and design of experiments 

      Abolghasemi Dehaghani, Yaser (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-13)
      This dissertation includes three empirical studies focusing on the applications of Business Analytics in the context of financial markets and the online advertisement industry. The first essay examines the existence of a ...

      Gumus, Mehmet (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Consignment Inventory (CI) and a combination of both (C&VMI) are supply-chain sourcing agreements between a vendor and customer. VMI allows the vendor to initiate orders on behalf of the ...
    • Three-dimensional Bin Packing in Mixed-case Palletization 

      Yan, Yi Feng (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-19)
      The Three Dimensional Bin Packing Problem (3DBPP) is within one of the broad categories of the Bin Packing Problem. The other broad categories include the One Dimensional and the Two Dimensional Bin Packing Problem. As we ...
    • Three-Dimensional Optimization of Touch Panel Design with Combinatorial Group Theory 

      Kong, Christie (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-25)
      This thesis documents the optimized design of a touch screen using infrared technology as a three dimensional problem. The framework is fundamentally built on laser diode technology and introduces mirrors for signal ...
    • Time-Cost Optimization of Large-Scale Construction Projects Using Constraint Programming 

      Golzarpoor, Behrooz (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-22)
      Optimization of time and cost in construction projects has been subject to extensive research since the development of the Critical Path Method (CPM). Many researchers have investigated various versions of the well-known ...
    • TimeFabric: Trusted Time for Hyperledger Fabric 

      Mitra, Aritra (University of Waterloo, 2021-02-01)
      Since the advent of Bitcoin in 2008, the interest in blockchain technology has surged tremendously. Numerous applications have been proposed in the field of finance, healthcare, and supply chain over the last decade. And, ...
    • Toward A Value Proposition of Digital Opportunity Trust 

      Shah, Muhammad Umair (University of Waterloo, 2011-10-28)
      This study aims to advance the understanding of Digital Opportunity Trust’s (DOT) value proposition by characterizing the ‘modus operandi’ and to develop a method to explore the impact of entrepreneurship in the developing ...
    • Toward an Understanding of "Weak Signals" of Technological Change and Innovation in the Internet Industry 

      Noriega Velasco, Julio (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-02)
      Identifying the emergence and development of new technologies has become an essential ability for firms competing in dynamic environments. Nonetheless, current technology intelligence practices are unstructured and vaguely ...
    • Towards a Trait Model of Video Game Preferences 

      Fortes Tondello, Gustavo; Valtchanov, Deltcho; Reetz, Adrian; Wehbe, Rina Renee; Orji, Rita; Nacke, Lennart (Taylor & Francis, 2018-04-19)
      Typologies for understanding players’ preferences toward different gameplay styles have gained popularity in research. However, attempts to model players’ preferences are based on type models instead of trait models, ...
    • Towards an Understanding of Board IT Governance: Antecedents and Consequences 

      Jewer, Jennifer (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-09)
      Board involvement in Information Technology (IT) governance and the antecedents and consequences of such involvement are examined from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Practitioner and academic IT governance ...
    • Towards Increased Understanding of Innovation Intermediaries 

      Batouk, Mohammad (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-27)
      Canada spends almost 2% of its GDP on publicly funded research (OECD, 2009). However, a high percentage of research results is never put to work for the benefit of society. Of the subset of research that becomes protected ...


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