• Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Welcome by Darren Thomas and Margot Francis

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      Dr. Margot Francis introduces the Global Movement Assemblages Symposium with reference to Dish With One Spoon covenant agreement. Darren Thomas from Six Nations of the Grand River opens with a welcome, protocol for visitors to Haudenosaunee territory, and land acknowledgement. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.
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    • Arbitration using the closest offer principle of arbitrator behaviour

      Armstrong, Michael J.; Hurley, William J. (Elsevier, 2002)
      In this paper we introduce a model of arbitration decision making which generalizes several previous models of both conventional arbitration and final offer arbitration. We derive the equilibrium offers that risk neutral disputants would propose, and show how these offers would vary under different arbitration procedures. In particular, we show that optimal offers made under conventional arbitration will always be more extreme than those made under final offer arbitration.
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      James A. Gibson Library, 2002-06
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    • Perceptions of Technology and Manifestations of Language Learner Autonomy

      Bordonaro, Karen (Computer-Assisted Language Learning Electronic Journal, 2003-06)
      a grounded theory study investigating perceptions of technology by learners of English as a second language
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    • Students as clients: a professional services model for business education

      Armstrong, Michael (Academy of Management, 2003-12)
      My purpose in this article is to describe a professional services student-as-client model that I believe offers a more realistic guide for core business school operations than either the customer model or the partner model. I begin in the next section by noting the situations where the partner model is well suited, and show why I don't believe it is realistic for most programs. I then define the client analogy, illustrate how it offers a better fit, and describe some of the insights that it suggests.
    • Effects of lethality on naval combat models

      Armstrong, Michael J. (Wiley, 2004)
      In the context of both discrete time salvo models and continuous time Lanchester models we examine the effect on naval combat of lethality: that is, the relative balance between the offensive and defensive attributes of the units involved. We define three distinct levels of lethality and describe the distinguishing features of combat for each level. We discuss the implications of these characteristics for naval decision-makers; in particular, we show that the usefulness of the intuitive concept "more is better" varies greatly depending on the lethality level.
    • A comparison of arbitration procedures for risk averse disputants

      Armstrong, Michael J. (Wiley, 2004)
      We propose an arbitration model framework that generalizes many previous quantitative models of final offer arbitration, conventional arbitration, and some proposed alternatives to them. Our model allows the two disputants to be risk averse and assumes that the issue(s) in dispute can be summarized by a single quantifiable value. We compare the performance of the different arbitration procedures by analyzing the gap between the disputants' equilibrium offers and the width of the contract zone that these offers imply. Our results suggest that final offer arbitration should give results superior to those of conventional arbitration.
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    • A Stochastic Salvo Model Analysis of the Battle of the Coral Sea

      Armstrong, Michael J.; Powell, Michael B. (Military Operations Research Society (MORS), 2005)
      In this work we study the Battle of the Coral Sea using a stochastic version of the salvo combat model. We begin by estimating the range of probable alternative results for the battle, given the forces employed; i.e., if the battle were to be "re-fought", how likely are outcomes other than what historically transpired? Our analysis suggests that a wide range of results was indeed possible, even without any change in forces on either side. We then estimate the impact of hypothetical but plausible changes in the American forces employed. Our analysis suggests that a material advantage could have been obtained by committing extra aircraft carriers to the battle or by dispersing the carriers that were already deployed; on the other hand, equipping each carrier with more fighters but fewer bombers would have yielded a net disadvantage.
    • A stochastic salvo model for naval surface combat

      Armstrong, Michael J. (Institute For Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2005)
      In this work we propose a stochastic version of the salvo model for modern naval surface combat. We derive expressions for the mean and variance of surviving force strengths and for the probabilities of the possible salvo outcomes in forms simple enough to be implemented in spreadsheet software. Numerical comparisons of the deterministic and stochastic models suggest that while the two models tend to provide similar estimates of the average number of ships surviving a salvo, this average by itself can be highly misleading with respect to the likely outcomes of the battle. Our results also suggest that a navy's preferences for risk (variability) and armament (offensive versus defensive) will depend on not only its mission objectives but also on whether it expects to fight from a position of strength or of weakness.
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