Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Advances in Technology Project Management: Review of Open Source Software Integration


Advances in Technology Project Management: Review of Open Source Software Integration from Maurice Dawson

As organizations must continually drive down costs of software-driven projects, they need to evaluate the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and other software-based design methodologies. These methodologies include looking at software-based alternatives that could save a significant amount of money by reducing the amount of proprietary software. This chapter explores the use and integration of Open Source Software (OSS) in software-driven projects to include in enterprise organizations. Additionally, the legalities of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), and Creative Commons are explored with the integration of these OSS solutions into organizations. Lastly, the chapter covers the software assurance and cyber security controls to associate with OSS to deploy a hardened product that meets the needs of today's dynamically evolving global business enterprise.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Former Wash U. Law Professor Elected President Of Malawi « CBS St. Louis

Former Wash U. Law Professor Elected President Of Malawi « CBS St. Louis



Newly elected Malawian President Peter Mutharika (Center R), a young brother of the former late President Bingu wa Mutharika, signs a document as he takes an oath of office at the High Court on May 31, 2014, in Blantyre, Malawi. (AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Newly elected Malawian President Peter Mutharika (Center R), a young brother of the former late President Bingu wa Mutharika, signs a document as he takes an oath of office at the High Court on May 31, 2014, in Blantyre, Malawi. (AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
BLANTYRE, Malawi (KMOX/AP)- The newly-elected president of a southeast Africa nation is a professor emeritus of the Washington University in St. Louis law school.
Peter Mutharika was sworn into office, Saturday night, in the capital city of Malawi.
His election was reportedly marred by scattered unrest and complaints from the former president about rigged voting.
Mutharika began his career in St. Louis as a Wash U. assistant law professor in 1972.
He rose through the ranks to become a full law professor in 1997, specializing in international law. He also supervised doctoral students.
Mutharika served on the Mary Institute School Board in the 1980′s, as well as the United Nations of St. Louis board of directors.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fostering Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy in Primary and Secondary Education : Creative and Knowledge Society

Fostering Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy in Primary and Secondary Education : Creative and Knowledge Society



Fostering Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy in Primary and Secondary Education

1 / Maurice Dawson1 / Naporshia L. Jackson1
1Alabama A&M University, College of Business and Public Affairs, P.O. Box 429 Meridian Street, Normal, AL 35762, Tel: (256) 372- Fax: (256) 372-
This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Citation Information: Creative and Knowledge Society. Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 1–14, ISSN (Online) 1338-5283, ISSN (Print) 1338-4465, DOI: 10.2478/v10212-011-0033-1, May 2014
Publication History:
Published Online:
2014-05-17

Abstract

This paper focuses on the positives of introducing entrepreneurship education at the primary and secondary levels of education. Specifically, its central focus deals with building children’s entrepreneurial self-efficacy at a young age. Several benefits, of increasing self-efficacy at a young age, are outlined. Benefits, such as entrepreneurship training, not only train students but, it helps to prepare them for the new knowledge based economy. Further, entrepreneurship education should help increase the success and survival rates of women and minority entrepreneurs. Essential to this process, a new curriculum needs to be devised including its means of assessment. Lastly barriers to an entrepreneurship program are discussed; this includes financial, political and negative perceptions of entrepreneurship education.
Keywords : entreprenuershipentreprenuership educationentrepreneurial self-efficacyeducation system

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AACSB eNEWSLINE | A Preliminary Look at the 2013-2014 Global Salary Survey Data

AACSB eNEWSLINE | A Preliminary Look at the 2013-2014 Global Salary Survey Data



January 2014
By Jessica Brown, Senior Manager, Knowledge Services, AACSB International
Each year, AACSB International conducts a survey on the salaries paid to full-time faculty and administrators at our member schools. The information collected through this survey is used by many schools and administrators in their hiring and salary negotiation processes, as well as by new doctorates considering teaching in a business school setting.
The 2013-2014 Global Salary Survey Overview Report will be released in early January 2014. This year, there were a total of 604 schools worldwide that participated by the date of the report analysis. These schools reported a total of 35,199 full-time faculty salaries by rank, discipline, gender, tenure status, and qualification type. In preparation for the full report availability, a preview of some of the most commonly requested data is below.
The first chart shows the average salaries reported for each faculty rank. Each rank and discipline combination is represented by one mark. The more detailed salary and discipline information will be available on the 2013-2014 Global Salary Survey reports. As illustrated below, the average salary for professors ranged from just above 100,000 USD to more than 180,000 USD depending on the professor's primary discipline.
While the chart above focuses on faculty ranks and can give a general idea of how the average range across a large set of disciplines, taking a closer look at a subset of disciplines can be helpful in seeing average salaries and how specific disciplines stack up against each other in average pay. In exploring selected disciplines for salary averages, the charts below show the average salaries by discipline for faculty ranks. Within this specific subset of disciplines, the highest average salary at each faculty rank was reported for those in finance.
Data Availability Note: When the 2013-2014 Global Salary Survey Overview and benchmarking reports are released, access will be assigned automatically to the primary contact for any AACSB member school that participated in the survey. Access for authorized users at participating schools is free-of-charge. Overview reports will also be available for purchase later in January for all other schools and the public. The executive summary for the overview reports will be publicly available on the AACSB website free-of-charge. For more information on this or other AACSB surveys and data, please contact: datadirect@aacsb.edu.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

University of The Gambia Law & Business School

University of The Gambia Law & Business School

Presented to the law, psychology, computer science, and information systems students and faculty. The topics were on cyber security, open source software, and technology entrepreneurship in the Sub-Saharan African region. Also covered cyber initiatives with the African Union (AU).