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Empirical Essays in Earnings and Labor Markets in Developing and Transition Economies
(Virginia Tech, 2006-05-12)
This dissertation is a collection of three empirical essays on Albania and Iran. In December of 1990, the communist system in Albania came to an abrupt end. The collapse of communism led to a number of macroeconomic reforms ...
Reputation-based Trust Framework for Service Oriented Environments
(Virginia Tech, 2008-10-24)
We investigate the problem of establishing trust in service-oriented environments. We focus on providing a reputation framework that would enable trust-based interactions with and amongst Web services. We define methods ...
Developing and Testing a Combustor Simulator For Investigating High Pressure Turbine Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer
(Virginia Tech, 2006-07-20)
Within a gas turbine engine, the turbine nozzle guide vanes are subjected to very harsh conditions from the highly turbulent and hot gases exiting the combustor. The temperature and pressure fields exiting combustors are ...
The Impact of Applicant Disability on Personnel Managers' Evaluative Judgments
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986)
This study was the investigation of the effects of five factors related to hiring handicapped individuals. The five factors were psychological disability, physical disability, no disability, and a good or poor work record. ...
Mapping and Characterization of Phytophthora sojae and Soybean Mosaic Virus Resistance in Soybean
(Virginia Tech, 2009-04-27)
Phytophthora sojae, the causal organism of stem and root rot, and <i>Soybean mosaic virus</i> (SMV) cause two of the most highly destructive diseases of soybean (<i>Glycine max</i> L. Merr). <i>P. sojae</i> can be managed ...