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Research on Supply Chain Management Considering Consumer Heterogeneity under Different Carbon Tax Return Policies

Shu-min Wei, Ji-jian Zhang
The carbon tax return policy is a carbon control policy that combines incentives and constraints, which can alleviate the short-term economic negative effects. In order to understand the behaviors of the company in the carbon tax return policy, with consumers have heterogeneous low-carbon preference....

An Evolutionary Game Analysis of Information Sharing Behavior for Cluster Supply Chain

Yang Ye, Zhipeng Ju, Yue Li
From the perspective of evolutionary game, this paper demonstrates the internal mechanism and evolution process of information sharing among horizontal enterprises in the cluster supply chain. Our results show that the number of information sharing, the marginal benefit of information sharing, the ability...

Research on the Development Strategy of MOOC Platform Based on Scene Value Co-creation: Taking " MOOC of Chinese University " as an example

Yue Zhang, Xiaoxiao Guo, Junqi Yu, Shuo Chen, Xihui Chen, Xiaoyi Wen
MOOC has become a hotspot in the development of education informatization in our country. While the MOOC platforms are booming, their shortcomings gradually appear. Based on the theory of Scene Value Co-creation, this article establishes a theoretical model, and chooses "MOOC of China University" as...

Research on the Impact of Innovation Ecosystem on the Upgrade of Automobile Industry

Mingwei Zhou, Jiaqi Wang
Facing fierce international competition, improving the ability of independent innovation is a major problem that China needs to solve urgently. Therefore, it is necessary to build a good innovation ecosystem. In this paper, we construct the automobile industry innovation ecosystem and analyze automobile...

Japan's Relative GDP and Positions in Services Trade: Co-integration and Granger causality tests based on linear VEC models

Yu Hong, Yu-meng Yang, Kexuan Yu, Ai-jing Hu
This study explores the nexus among the Japanese trade in services to world trade and the economic development. Assuming that the relationship is linear, short-run Granger causality indicates that the export position negatively Granger causes the Japanese GDP relative to the world; the relative GDP exerts...

Strategic Thinking of Anadarko Acquisition by Chevron

Qian Zou, Keming Wang, Min Peng
Chevron announced its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation at $50 billion on April 12, 2019. These two corporations have quite similar asset type and asset location; thus, the cost of integration was low. The value of assets would be greatly promoted for both corporations after integration,...

Precision Marketing Driven by the Internet Supply Chain in the New Retail Era

Lin Li, Wei Zhang
New retail is a new retail model combining smart retail, smart logistics and smart payment through the Internet, big data, artificial intelligence and other means to upgrade and transform the production, circulation and sales process of products, and deeply integrate online, offline and modern logistics....

Vendor Managed Inventory System Adaptability: A supply chain management analysis

Xinjie Zhang, Yuting Wu, Ziyi Zhang
The VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) system has been used as a sophisticated logistics system to provide adequate assistance to some large retailers. Despite this, the VMI system is currently limited to the retail industry and does not have access to the VMI system in other industries. In order to make...

Quality Assurance Method for the Supply Chain of the Complex Product Under Reference Point Effects

Xiaojing Li, Yuan Liu
In the process of the supply chain’s quality cooperation, a main manufacturer’s psychological utility is not only affected by the delivery’s quality level but also the quality reference point, which is the industry average level. The participants’ economic value has been calculated by adjusting the risk...

Study on Optimizing Modern Agricultural Production System in Xingwen County

Ge He
This paper aims at Optimizing Modern Agricultural Production System in Xingwen County. To achieve it, field surveys were applied and the results find that the local government should start from the following to optimize the agricultural production system in Xingwen county:(1) to improve and upgrading...

Promoting Shandong's Agricultural Industry Chain to the Middle and High Level of Value Chain: Theoretical Framework and Path Choice

Zhihua Yu
Firstly, the relationship between industrial chain and value chain is discussed based on existing literature. Then, based on the smiling curve theory, comparative advantage theory and industrial upgrading theory, the theoretical logical framework of industrial chain upgrading towards the high-end of...

Preliminary Study on the Concept and Evaluation Index System of Grain Industry Security

Dongmei Li
The grain industry security is a major strategic issue that is related to the development of national economy and national security, and the establishment of evaluation index system of grain industry security is the premise and foundation of the grain industry security evaluation. In this paper, the...

Research on Talent Agglomeration in the Background of Knowledge Economy

Jiao Han
In the context of the knowledge economy, how cities attract innovative talents is one of the problems facing cities. This paper mainly creates the talent agglomeration index system to measure the talent agglomeration index of 21 cities in the Pearl River Delta region from four aspects: economic index,...

The Impact of Maternity Leave on Female Labor Market Performance: A case study of Switzerland's policy change

Erpanjan Yasen, Yaxu Zhao, Min Jiang
This paper takes the Switzerland's maternity leave policy change in 2006 as an example to examine the impact of maternity leave length on female labor market performance. To accurately identify the effect of the policy change on labor market performance of females, three dimensions of the labor market...

Pricing and Quality Decisions in the Distribution System of Physical Books and Electronic Books

Shujun Ye, Hua Ke
Since the increasing popularity of electronic book cannibalizes the sales of physical book, publishers try to enhance the competitiveness of physical book by improving its quality in recent years. Inspired by this phenomenon, we establish analytical models to investigate the optimal quality and pricing...

Application and Management of RFID System in Libraries

Cunyu Zhang, Weifeng Chen
RFID(Radio Frequency Identification)technology plays more and more significant role in library management system. As a core component, how to connect it to Intelligent Library Management System successfully is very important. Using the methodology of case analysis, based on investigations of three libraries...

Review of Team Creativity

Wei Wan, Mingze Li, Mingdan Han
Team creativity is an important factor for enterprises to maintain their superiority and vitality in a fierce competitive environment. On the basis of exploring the source of team creativity, this paper summarizes the definition of team creativity by existing scholars. Secondly, after reviewing the past...

Competence Management in a Knowledge-intensive Company Under the Ajar Innovation Strategy

Nina P. Goridko, Robert M. Nizhegorodtsev
The paper deals with the role of competence management in the development strategy of modern knowledge-intensive companies. The ajar innovation strategy, which assumes that different agents manage different stages of the life cycle of the same technology, encourages companies to manage changes in the...

Technology Transfer Barriers in Strategic Research Programmes

Adam Mazurkiewicz, Beata Poteralska, Ludmiła Walaszczyk
Research and development carried out within strategic research programmes is an important source of innovations. However, the processes of technology development and transfer into the economy are affected by numerous barriers. The main objective of this paper is to identify and analyse barriers related...

Assessment of an R&D Organisation’s Human Resource Capabilities for the Purpose of Innovative Projects

Beata Poteralska, Adam Mazurkiewicz
Human resource capabilities are one of the key resources required for R&D organisations to carry out projects aimed at the development and implementation of innovations. Decisions on whether or not such innovative projects may be carried out are conditional on the assessment of the human resource capabilities...

Collaborative Effect of Innovation System in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Jiangmen Countermeasures

Yuyao Shi, Jianhua Xiao
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao greater bay area is one of the most open and economically dynamic areas in China and plays an important strategic role in the overall national development. Whether the it can become a world-class bay area and a world-class city cluster depends on the collaborative innovation...

On the Development of Cultural and Creative Industry in Museums: A Case Study of Beijing Palace Museum

Quanhong Jiang, Yuan Yao, Mei Sun
Combining cultural and creative industry with museums and developing precious resources of cultural relics and cultural units have been new highlights and new directions of the development of China’s cultural and creative industry in the past few years. This paper intends to analyze the policy factors,...

Research on the Relationship Between Soft and Hard Power of Enterprises

Yanan Fu, Shufang Li
Since the concept of enterprise soft power was put forward, experts and scholars have shifted their research from the perspective of international politics to enterprises. They are mostly involved in the concept of soft power on the definition, characteristics, structural models, methods, which means...

Research on “Five Forces Model of Leadership”Under the Background of Digital Economy

Yunfeng Bu, Jianqin Guo
In the modern commercial society, “excellent people with excellent performance” prevails. With the integrated development of the global economy, China's reform and opening up to undertake the transfer of industrial chain, the selection of leading cadres in many enterprises based on performance as the...

The More Humorous the Leaders are, the More Proactive the Employees will be? The Mediation Role of Emotional Exhaustion

Hao Jian, Yongjian Song
From the prospective of Conservation of Resources theory, this paper discusses leader humor’s impact on employee proactive behavior and the mediation role of emotional exhaustion in Chinese situation. By building a structural equation model to analyze the field data collected from 175 employees, the...

Econometric Analysis of Disequilibrium Relations Between Internet Finance and Real Economy in China

Yixiao Li, Xin Jin, Wenwen Tian
In this paper, we evaluate the development level of internet finance by focusing on three major virtual economies, internet “Baby” fund, internet financial credit and Shanghai Composite Index for the first time. We examine the disequilibrium relations between the development of both internet finance...

Resistance training-induced decreases in central arterial compliance is associated with increases in serum thromboxane B2 concentrations in young men

Kaname Tagawa, Song-Gyu Ra, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuriko Sawano, Kosaku Yamamoto, Toru Yoshikawa, Youngju Choi, Yasuko Yoshida, Kazuhiro Takekoshi, Seiji Maeda
Pages: 63 - 70
Background: Reduction in central arterial compliance is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and is caused by high-intensity resistance training. The thromboxane has both potent vasoconstrictive and platelet aggregation effects, and is associated with cardiovascular diseases. However,...

Modeling radial artery pressure waveforms using curve fitting: Comparison of four types of fitting functions

Xinge Jiang, Shoushui Wei, Jingbo Ji, Feifei Liu, Peng Li, Chengyu Liu
Pages: 56 - 62
Background: Curve fitting has been intensively used to model artery pressure waveform (APW). The modelling accuracy can greatly influence the calculation of APWs parameters that serve as quantitative measures for assessing the morphological characteristics of APWs. However, it is unclear which fitting...

Cardioliths in 19th century medical literature

Gregory Tsoucalas, Theodoros G. Papaioannou, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Marianna Karamanou
Pages: 9 - 13
During 19th century the term “cardiolith” was widely used to describe a cluster of cardiac entities that could cause sudden death. Blood clots, polypoid growths, microorganisms and inflammation were implicated. Scientists of the era described formations that could enter any heart chamber after having...

Does combining elastic and weight resistance acutely protect against the impairment of flow-mediated dilatation in untrained men?

Kampanart Paditsaeree, Witid Mitranun
Pages: 1 - 8
Background: The evidence that the combination of elastic and weight resistance training acutely affects or improves resultant responses to conduit artery function is anecdotal. The aim of this study was to examine brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) before and after acute exercise when performed...

Porphyromonas gingivalis vesicles reduce MDA-LDL levels and aortic wall thickness in high fat diet induced atherosclerosis rats

Aditya Indra Mahendra, Jonny Karunia Fajar, Harapan Harapan, Teuku Heriansyah, Sumarno Reto Prawiro, Edi Widjajanto, Mohammad Saifur Rohman, Karyono Mintaroem, Budi Susetio Pikir, Yash Prashar
Pages: 20 - 27
Background: Recently, atherosclerosis-associated disease has been reported simultaneously increased. Whereas, to date, no atherosclerosis vaccine is available. Since the epitope mimicry between malondialdehyde low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) and arginine specific epitope gingipain (Rgp) on the Porphyromonas...

Could BMP-2 and BMP-7 be biomarkers of coronary artery disease? A pilot clinical study

Saeed Nazemi, Atefeh Rezapour, Seyed Mohammad Hasan Moallem, Mohammad Afshar, Sepideh Elyasi, Elham Hashemi, Sheyda Golmohammadzadeh, Azadeh Zaerzadeh, Vahid Jomezadeh, Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour
Pages: 14 - 19
Background: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is utilized as an important tool for the global risk assessment of cardiovascular events in individuals with intermediate risk. BMP-2 is a powerful inducer of bone formation and exposure to BMP-2 in the arteries leads to the loss of vascular smooth muscle...

Validity and reliability of carotid-toe pulse wave velocity as a measure of arterial stiffness in healthy individuals: Comparison to carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity

Stephen A. Klassen, Kylie S. Dempster, Daniele Chirico, Deborah D. O’Leary
Pages: 32 - 38
Purpose: The present investigation evaluated the validity and reliability of carotid-toe PWV (ctPWV) as a non-intrusive measure of systemic arterial stiffness in healthy young adults. Methods: The Validity Trial examined the association and agreement between cfPWV and ctPWV in 33 adults (24 ± 2 years;...

Does the acute hemodynamic response to a maximum running exercise depend on the aerobic training status of the subjects?

Fabian Tomschi, Hannah Ottmann, Joachim Latsch, Hans-Georg Predel, Wilhelm Bloch, Marijke Grau
Pages: 28 - 31
Background: High-intensity training has become increasingly popular in recent years but the exact effects of high intensity running on the hemodynamic system are not entirely understood and it is unknown whether the aerobic training status of the subjects might influence these hemodynamic reactions....

Anatomical characterization of the vertebral artery from a local study population using angiography by computed tomography

Gloria Patricia Baena-Caldas, Juan Felipe Orejuela Zapata, Ana María Granados Sánchez
Pages: 39 - 43
Purpose: Despite most anatomical variations of the vertebral artery (VA) related to the origin and intraforaminal entrance remain asymptomatic because of the collateral irrigation system, it is important to know their anatomical presentation in order to prevent complications than could be neurologically...

The decrease of Tie-2 receptor phosphorylation in microvascular endothelial cells is involved in early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage

Hua Gu, Yi-qi Wang, Chao-Hui Zhao, Xing-ming Zhong, Jian-guo Yang
Pages: 45 - 51
Purpose: Loose endothelial cells and the destruction of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) are one of the pathophysiological mechanisms of early brain injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Tie-2 receptor phosphorylation is important for maintaining integrity of microvascular endothelial cells...

Fuzzy System Based on Two-Step Cascade Genetic Optimization Strategy for Tobacco Tar Prediction

Muamer Kafadar, Zikrija Avdagic, Lejla Begic Fazlagic
There are many challenges in accurately measuring cigarette tar constituents. These include the need for standardized smoke generation methods related to unstable mixtures. In this research were developed algorithms using fusion of artificial intelligence methods to predict tar concentration. Outputs...

Gender-differences in prevalence and outcome of ischemic stroke and promoting factors of atrial thrombi

Karsten Keller, Martin Geyer, Thomas Münzel, Mir Abolfazl Ostad
Pages: 68 - 78
Background: Ischemic stroke is an important cause of death and disability. However, data about gender-differences in stroke are controversial. Methods: In the nationwide sample, male and female inpatients were selected by screening for ischemic stroke by ICD-Code(I63) and compared. In a second study,...

Gender differences in bicycle exercise stress echocardiography testing

Karsten Keller, Kathrin Stelzer, Martin Geyer, Thomas Münzel, Mir Abolfazl Ostad
Pages: 8 - 16
Background: Sex-specific differences for myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease (CAD) have been reported in several studies. The aim of our present study was to identify gender-specific differences regarding bicycle-exercise-stress-echocardiography. Methods: We compared 87 (69.0%) male and...

Brachial flow-mediated dilatation response to acute different upper body training postures in lean inactive vs. lean active men

Witid Mitranun, Prasit Peepathum
Pages: 1 - 7
Background: Resistance training postures trigger different results on endothelial function: however, the acute effect of resistance training on upper body muscle in active and inactive persons is inconclusive. The present study aimed to investigate the acute effects of 2 different types of upper body...

Effects of dynamic range variations on the Doppler flow velocities of common carotid arteries

Donboklang Lynser, Chhunthang Daniala, Aman Yusuf Khan, Evarisalin Marbaniang, Ibamelaker Thangkhiew
Pages: 18 - 23
Introduction: Doppler ultrasound is the commonest diagnostic tool used to evaluate the internal, external and common carotid arteries (CCA). Peak systolic velocity (PSV) is the best Doppler parameter for quantifying carotid artery degree of stenosis. Materials and methods: Normal Doppler waveforms of...

A comparative study of vasa vasorum density among coronary arteries

Keerthana Panchagnula, Rohini Punja, Dhiren Punja, Chinmay Suryavanshi
Pages: 36 - 42
Background: Coronary arteries exhibit significantly higher adventitial Vasa vasorum (VV) densities which may partly explain their higher atherosclerosis susceptibility. A variability in the atherosclerosis predispositions exists between individual coronary artery branches but few studies exist that compare...

Numerical modeling of a prototype cardiac assist device by implementing fluid-structure interaction

Shahrokh Rahmani, Mehrnaz Oveysi, Alireza Heidari, Mahdi Navidbakhsh, Mansour Alizadeh
Pages: 24 - 35
The purpose of this study is to simulate the blood flow in a 2D axisymmetric model for the aorta assisted with a type of cardiac assist device in which the balloon part is surrounding the ascending aorta and can pump the blood flow by its inflation/deflation. The blood flow and von Mises stress in the...

Prostaglandin E1 for preventing the progress of pulmonary arterial hypertension in rat model

Jae Chul Lee, Soo Young Choe, Chan Yeong Heo, Sun Ju Jeong
Pages: 49 - 56
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is a progressive chronic disease with a high mortality rate. Increased pulmonary vascular resistance and over-proliferation of pulmonary artery endothelial cells lead to remodeling of pulmonary vasculature. Several anti-PAH therapies targeting various pathways involved...

Study of atherosclerosis in abdominal aortic aneurysms of autopsied patients

Maria Helena Soares, Mariana Silva Oliveira, Aline Cristina Souza da Silva, Bianca Gonçalves Silva Torquato, Gabriela Ribeiro Juliano, Guilherme Ribeiro Juliano, Márcia Fernandes de Araújo, Camila Lourencini Cavellani, Lívia Ferreira Oliveira, Mara Lúcia Fonseca Ferraz, Vicente de Paula Antunes Teixeira
Pages: 43 - 48
Background: Any kind of change in the arterial wall as atherosclerosis, may be the etiologic agent of the formation of aneurysm in an artery. The aim of this study was to describe the morphological and morphometric characteristics of the aorta with aneurysm in autopsied patients in relation to age, gender,...

Carotid artery stiffness and cerebral pulsatility in children

Wesley K. Lefferts, Jacob P. DeBlois, Brooks B. Gump, Kevin S. Heffernan
Pages: 64 - 67

Remote telemonitoring of cardiovascular patients: Benefits, barriers, new suggestions

Ashkan Hashemi, Sormeh Nourbakhsh, Pedram Tehrani, Alireza Karimi
Pages: 57 - 63
Remote telemonitoring systems have been designed as a response to the new needs of home care for patients with chronic diseases. It also has the potential to ensure appropriate monitoring and treatment of patients as well as reducing the healthcare costs. Telemonitoring has been shown to be able to significantly...