• Acquisition integration framework for technology enterprise : the human factor 

    Botes, Daan Jaco (2011-02-15)
    Acquisitions are common in today’s business and people involved in acquisitions face challenges when they become part of this process. This thesis aims to provide an understanding of the human factors that determine the ...
  • An analysis on starting up a specific small business 

    Gomez, Juan Leonardo (2011-02-21)
    A unique business opportunity has been presented to me. I have been invited to create a small business that would initially offer mechanical design services to two main customer segments: automotive and biomedical device ...
  • An analysis to the main economic drivers for offshore wells abandonment and facilities decommissioning 

    Wiegand, Sandra Milena (2011-09-30)
    Decommissioning and abandonment is a relevant issue in the petroleum industry because of the complex operations involved and the results after the decision has been made. Several factors could lead to abandoning wells ...
  • Assessing the effectiveness of Title V permitting as a compliance tool in Texas 

    Janecka, Joseph Albert (2011-07-11)
    This paper is a study to determine whether the Title V program, as implemented in Texas, fulfills one of the goals of the Clean Air Act. That goal is to provide an effective compliance tool for particular sources (major ...
  • Avery Drive area drainage improvement 

    Sheng, Christopher Tong (2011-10-03)
    The area of study is the Avery Drive drainage area. The objective of these projects is to alleviate frequent flooding at the Avery Drive neighborhoods. RC&A designed two options for improving the Avery Drive drainage ...
  • BIM deployment : a process to adopt and implement a disruptive technology 

    Hamilton, Timothy Leighton (2012-07-19)
    This thesis determines a process to adopt and implement the disruptive practice and technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the architectural-engineering-construction (AEC) community. Specific areas to ...
  • Business continuity planning and semiconductor manufacturing 

    Urena, Enrique C. (2011-02-15)
    In the current era of globalization in supply chain, business continuity planning should play an even more important role than previously. Business continuity planning provides company with an analysis of potential business ...
  • A case for strategic change in the new space age 

    Bostad, Mathew Curtis (2011-02-15)
    Since the Space Race of the 1960s the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been the face of the U.S. space industry, responsible for driving aeronautics research, exploring our solar system through human ...
  • Clinically relevant adipose tissue engineering strategies and market potential 

    Finkbiner, Jenny Jean (2011-02-14)
    This thesis presents a foundation for developing a business case for companies interested in the reconstructive and cosmetic procedure markets. The focus is on reviewing adipose tissue engineering research and proposing ...
  • Cloud computing : security risk analysis and recommendations 

    Sachdeva, Kapil (2012-02-08)
    Cloud computing is here to stay and is the natural progression in the evolution of our computing and collaboration needs. The easy availability of computing infrastructures is motivating a new breed of entrepreneurs to ...
  • Cognitive Science in technology 

    Cabrera, Victoria Marrujo (2011-02-14)
    Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that ties together the curricula of liberal arts and technical fields of study. However, it is de-emphasized in technical undergraduate studies such as Engineering. Cognitive ...
  • Colossal business failures 

    Baysinger, Heinrich Nicholas (2011-01-05)
    June 22, 1918, Alonzo Sergent fell asleep while conducting a train that plowed into another train killing 86 passengers and injuring another 187. 17 days later, July 9, 1918, two passenger trains collided head on in what ...
  • Consumer preference measurement and its practical application for selecting software product features 

    Ayers, Debra Lynn (2011-11-07)
    Consumer preference measurement is a quantitative field of study for modeling, collecting and analyzing product decisions by consumers. Discovering how consumers choose products is an important area of marketing research ...
  • Consumer-driven innovation : a photography case study 

    Crawford, Brad Thomas (2011-09-30)
    The effects consumer-driven innovation can have on an industry can be difficult to quantify. In this thesis I seek to highlight their existence and underscore their influence by observing the historical impact of numerous ...
  • Contract manufacturing 

    Patel, Sitansh Rajnikant (2011-02-18)
    By surveying literature on the topics of contract manufacturing, this report describes how organizations can make use of contract manufacturing to enhance their profitability and competitiveness. This paper is intended to ...
  • Corporate responsibility as a strategic goal : open source healthcare appliances in developing countries 

    Rosales, Antonio A., 1981- (2011-02-15)
    Despite the trillions of dollars spent over the past decades on foreign aid 80% of humanity still lives on less than $10 dollars a day. There is an alarming need to deliver quality healthcare services and products to ...
  • Deepwater ventures : organizing for Gulf of Mexico well construction operations 

    Hernandez, Carlos Alberto, 1983- (2011-02-15)
    Deepwater Gulf of Mexico well construction operations are some of the most challenging and expensive operations in the E&P industry; not only does the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico present the distinct ...
  • Developing a lessons learned program using a multi philosophy approach 

    Benitez, Rodolfo (2012-02-17)
    Lessons Learned Programs (LLPs) can be used to acquire knowledge from individual employees for the benefit of the entire organization. The effectiveness of a LLP is highly dependent on the critical components of a LLP and ...
  • Effectively managing multi-source, Multi-site technology deployments 

    Emanuel, Mark Eugene (2011-10-03)
    Information Technology infrastructures continue to be dynamic, evolving, and business critical investments for companies of all sizes. Even with moves to virtualize end user computing functions, the evolution of network ...
  • Engineering a leader : technical career paths to the executive suite 

    Scarlett, Jason Randall (2010-12-21)
    This thesis will identify what career paths, advanced degrees, and supportive industries best enable engineers and other highly technical professionals to move past middle management layers into executive leadership. ...