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- 1Clifford, Alexander M
- 1Laur, Joan
- 1Ng, James C
- 1Ostrem, Jacqueline Grace
- 1Pando Lopez, Luis A
- 1Pomeroy, Bradley
Although auditor-client interaction is considered an important determinant of financial reporting outcomes, concerns often arise that close working relationships between auditors and client managers can impair auditor independence. Several high-profile accounting scandals have intensified these...
Respiration, Acid/Base, Ammonia and Ionoregulatory Strategies in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii)Download
Hagfish feed on putrefied carrion, which poses several environmental challenges to the scavenger including hypoxia (Low PO2), hypercapnia (high PCO2) and high environmental ammonia (HEA). To any other organism, these conditions would be physiologically challenging; however, hagfish seem to have...
While many scholars have argued that media deregulation has a deleterious effect on democracy, all have done so in a way that assumes the truth of a particular normative theory of democracy. This thesis instead describes the minimal requirements for a democratic public sphere and compares...
This dissertation deals with the introduction of competition in regulated industries such as natural gas. The thesis focuses on the recently developed Colombian natural gas market and uses a more mature market, the deregulated gas market existing in the province of Alberta, Canada, as a benchmark...
Enterprises must manage their information risk as part of their larger operational risk management program. Traditionally, IT security investment decisions are made in isolation. However, as firms that compete for customers in an industry are closely interlinked, a macro perspective is needed in...
This dissertation describes a series of experiments that examined: 1) hydraulic responses of Populus trichocarpa x deltoides, Populus trichocarpa and Picea glauca plants to change in their surrounding environment; 2) Changes of aquaporin expression in response to such changes. In the first study,...
Parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs) are used as models of transport-reaction phenomena in a variety of different industrial chemical and materials engineering processes, and can yield precise descriptions of process variables with complex temporal and spatially dependent system...