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Ten cities enter the final round of the 2017 European Capital of Innovation contest

Ten cities using the most innovative ideas to improve quality of life and to involve citizens in community life have reached the final stage of the European Capital of Innovation Award 2017, announced European Commission today. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “Every new edition of the European Capital of Innovation showcases …

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10 tips about being Erasmus in Barcelona

If you are a foreign student in Barcelona, surely your group is a reflection of the multiculturality of the city: Madrilenians, Sevillians, French, Italians, those Erasmus students in Barcelona who came for a few months and have taken root … Why all of you have decided to stay in this city and what his is …

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Video: PRINCE2 Introduction: Pre-Course (FREE)

This Introductory PRINCE2 Online Course offers a high level introduction to the PRINCE2 and the Process Model, so you see how a project works and the relationship between the different processes the themes. You will also see when, where and by who the important project documents are created, the role of the Project Manager and …

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The Ultimate EU Career Development Book

What is the book for? Unlocking and developing the potential of staff is a challenge for all organisations, whether private or public sector. It is especially an issue for the EU administration given its relatively slow turnover of permanent officials and the scale and changing nature of the challenges its staff face. Staff selection for …

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What Are the Main Sources of Data for Marketing Research?

The availability and quality of data is mainly dependent on the source of data. The various sources of data can be broadly classified as: Primary sources Secondary sources 1. Primary Sources: Information, which has been gathered for the first time, is called primary data. Here, the sources, expected to have the desired information, are contacted …

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Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

A number of alternative lending institutions can serve a broad range of needs in emerging domestic markets. Although they share the common vision of expanding economic opportunity, and improving the quality of life for low-income people and communities, the four CDFI sectors—banks, credit unions, loan funds, and venture capital (VC) funds—are characterized by different business …

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What are the Different Challenges to International Trade?

Entering and succeeding in international trade is not without its challenges, but overcoming those challenges can lead to global entrepreneurial success. Recognizing sources of potential difficulties and planning to meet and overcome them is the key to success. Global marketing has inherent risks from external factors—such as economic or political changes in individual countries—as well …

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How Does the Communication Process Work?

Communication can be thought of as a process or flow. Communication problems occur when deviations or blockages disrupt that flow. Before communication can take place, a purpose, expressed as a message to be conveyed, is needed. It passes between a source (the sender) and a receiver. The message is encoded (converted to symbolic form) and …

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How Does Expectancy Theory Explain Motivation?

The most comprehensive explanation of how employees are motivated is Victor Vroom’s expectancy theory. Although the theory has its critics, most research evidence supports it. Expectancy theory states that an individual tends to act in a certain way based on the expectation that the act will be followed by a given outcome and on the …

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How Can Managers Encourage Innovation In An Organization?

“Innovation is the key to continued success.” “We innovate today to secure the future.” These two quotes (the first by Ajay Banga, the CEO of MasterCard, and the second by Sophie Vandebroek, chief technology officer of Xerox Innovation Group) reflect how important innovation is to organizations. Success in business today demands innovation. In the dynamic, …

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