Types of Linkages That Exist Between Universities and the Communities Around Them

Certain types of linkages tend to develop between universities and the communities around them. We venture to look at some of those linkages. Firstly, we have the situations where the universities tend to be major employers of the people from the communities around them. Granted, the professors and other members of the high level teaching staff cadre tend to be from far away. But the support staff members tend to be drawn from the communities around the universities. And even the staff members who initially come from far away tend to settle and subsequently become bona fide members of the…
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Creating Linkages Between Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists Using the Internet

One important way to spur innovation and business development is by creating linkages between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Such linkages, between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, can (among other ways) be created using the Internet. The way to go about creating the linkages between the entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists using the Internet is actually very simple. It usually boils down to setting up a website, where the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists can get to interact. The interaction has to be structured though: it can’t, for instance, be simply a question of going to the Sbcglobal.net login page, or to the…
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How to Create Linkages Between the IT Department and Staff in Other Departments

Computers play a central role in today’s businesses. As a consequence, in majority of business organizations, the IT department (which is in charge of computers) plays a very central role. People in other departments have to be well linked to the IT department, to ensure that the IT problems they encounter are resolved quickly, in order to enhance efficiency at work. One way to create linkages between the IT department and staff in other departments is by setting up a phone number which anyone within the organization who encounters an IT problem can call. This is the most commonly used…
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How to Package Vacuum Cleaners in Readiness for Export

If you are involved in the manufacture of vacuum cleaners for export, then one of the most important tasks for you will be that of packaging the machines in readiness for export. The first step in the process of packaging vacuum cleaners in readiness for export is the one where you effectively wrap them in protective packaging. The idea is to avoid a situation where the vacuum cleaners are so badly knocked about in the course of transportation (say, in turbulent seas) that they develop technical problems even before they arrive at the intended markets. The second step in the…
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Using Technology to Create Linkages Between the Leaders and the Citizens

It is possible to leverage on technology to create linkages between the leaders and the citizens. One scheme you can use, when seeking to leverage on technology to create linkages between the leaders and the citizens is the one where set up phone numbers that the citizens can use, to reach their leaders directly. The challenge with this approach is in the fact that the leaders may end up having to spend too much of their time taking the phone calls from the people. This is because too many people are likely to be having something to tell the leaders….
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