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  • This volume contains edited versions of papers that were presented at the 2001 Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference in Seattle, Washington. This annual conference was sponsored by the Society for Consumer Psychology (Division 23 of the American Psychological Association) with sponsorship assistance from Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.

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  • Medicine, health care and the wider social meaning and management of health are undergoing major changes. In part, this reflects developments in science and technology, which enable new forms of diagnosis, treatment and the delivery of health care. It also reflects changes in the locus of care and burden of responsibility for health. Today, genetics, informatics, imaging and integrative technologies, such as nanotechnology, are redefining our understanding of the body, health and disease; at the same time, health is no longer simply the domain of conventional medicine, nor the clinic....

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  • This report was prepared by a team from the OECD's Information Economy Unit of the Information, Communications and Consumer Policy Division within the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. The contributing authors were Chris Bruegge, Kayoko Ido, Taylor Reynolds, Cristina Serra- Vallejo, Piotr Stryszowski and Rudolf Van Der Berg. The case studies were drafted by Laura Recuero Virto of the OECD Development Centre with editing by Elizabeth Nash and Vanda Legrandgerard. The work benefitted from significant guidance and constructive comments from ISOC and UNESCO.

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  • In almost all Western countries, health care is in a state of radical transformation. How can we meet the needs and demands of increasingly empowered ‘consumers’, contain costs, incorporate ‘evidence based’ modes of working, and re-motivate health care professionals—and all at the same time? The health care systems in Western countries are usually compared and contrasted along their axes of difference: nationalized versus fully market-driven; tax-based versus insurance-based financing; ‘gatekeeping’ general practitioners versus self-referral to hospital care....

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  • Developing a smart grid has become an urgent global priority as its economic, environmental, and societal benefit willbe enjoyed by generations to come. In- formation and communications technologies are at the core of the smart grid vision as they will empower today’s power grid with the capability of supporting two-way energy and information flow, isolating and restoring power outages more quickly, facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid and empowering the consumer with tools for optimizing their energy consumption....

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  • Inside The Minds The consumer is empowered and skeptical, holding the brand responsible for corporate behavior as never before. A concept used to describe effective communication in the past was the “pyramid of influence.” In this old model, opinion leaders received top priority, and information “trickled down” to the consumer. This model relied on elite media delivering messages in editorial form to those at the top of the pyramid. Advertising was then used to inform the mass audience and stimulate purchase.

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  • The emergence of the networked information economy is unleashing two powerful forces. On one hand, easy access to high-speed networks is empowering individuals. People can now discover and consume information resources and services globally from their homes. Further, new social computing approaches are inviting people to share in the creation and edification of information on the Internet. Empowerment of the individual -- or consumerization -- is reducing the individual's reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar institutions in...

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  • Good morning. I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak here today about Whois databases. I am Jon Leibowitz, one of five Commissioners of the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) in Washington, D.C.1 The FTC is an independent federal agency of the United States government, the lead agency charged with protecting Americans’ privacy, and the only agency in the United States empowered to enforce both competition and consumer protection laws.

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