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  • Essays on Integration Challenges and Impacts of FSA Transfers in MNEs 

    Zeng, Rong (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, 2018-10-12)
    This dissertation includes four essays on how multinational enterprises (MNEs) develop competitive advantage by tackling control and coordination challenges and transfer of firm-specific advantages (FSAs). Essay 1 uses ...
  • Depth imaging with reflection statics derived from model-based moveout 

    Ellison, Dennis Kent (Science, University of Calgary, 2018-10-15)
    In land reflection seismic data analysis, reflection static corrections are analytical solutions for resolving timing differences between measured and theoretical arrival times of seismic waves. These static corrections ...
  • Computing A-Homotopy Groups of Graphs Using Coverings and Lifting Properties 

    Hardeman, Rachel (Science, University of Calgary, 2018-09-21)
    In classical homotopy theory, two spaces are homotopy equivalent if one space can be continuously deformed into the other. This theory, however, does not respect the discrete nature of graphs. For this reason, a discrete ...
  • Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Development in Zebrafish 

    Whitesell, Thomas Richard (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    During the formation of blood vessels, the endothelium becomes progressively covered by vascular smooth muscle cells and pericytes, known collectively as vascular mural cells. The vascular mural cells of the head arise ...
  • Reservoir Simulation and Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing: Case Study in Jilin Tight Oil Field 

    Yu, Yanlong (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-10-12)
    Combing horizontal wells with hydraulic fracturing is a powerful technology used to stimulate unconventional tight reservoirs and has increased production performance of tight oil reservoirs. The analysis of optimal hydraulic ...
  • Simulation Study of Polymer Gel Application in Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes 

    Zhao, Chen (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-10-10)
    Heavy oil resources provide a significant percentage of total Canadian carbon energy production. They can be produced using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. The capacity of polymer gel as a blocking agent applied in ...
  • Selection of a 50kW Small Wind Turbine for Calgary 

    Yan, Tao (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-10-10)
    The thesis studies the cost efficiency of wind turbines compared to photovoltaic (PV) technologies and develops criteria for the selection of cost-efficient and reliable small wind turbines for sites in Calgary. The thesis ...
  • Inflammatory Profiling in Early Osteoarthritis 

    Ren, Guomin (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide which can lead to disability. There is a desperate need for the efficient and reliable detection of OA at the early stage when patients are likely ...
  • Geomechanical Characteristics of Hydrate-bearing Sands 

    Abbas, Muhammad (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    This thesis presents an experimental study on the geomechanical characteristics of lab-synthesized methane hydrate bearing sand. Sand was tested in four different states, namely, base sand (BS), frozen sand (FS), gas-saturated ...
  • The Stability of Visbroken Heavy Oil Against Asphaltene Precipitation 

    Rodríguez León, Sandra Liliana (Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2018-09-20)
    Visbreaking is used in refinery and oilfield upgrading to reduce the viscosity of heavy oil (including bitumen) and residue feedstocks. However, if carried too far, this process can cause asphaltene precipitation and coke ...

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