The use of radio-frequency communication—commonly referred to
as wireless communication—is becoming more pervasive as well as more
economically and socially important. Technological progress over many
decades has enabled the deployment of several successive generations
of cellular telephone technology, which is now used by many billions
of people worldwide; the near-universal addition of wireless local area
networking to personal computers; and a proliferation of actual and proposed
uses of wireless communications.
Get more of the Critical Mass team's thoughts at our blog: http://sqz.co/f8X2RdW. As much as Facebook is a significant part of the marketing mix for many brands, keeping up with Zuckerberg’s constant tinkering with policies, layouts and ad platform is a little overwhelming. While the introduction of Graph Search was met with indifference, the latest changes announced to the News Feed and user Timeline have significantly more implications for Brand Pages. (Less)
Chapter 12 - Technology, organizations, and society. The goals of this chapter are: Defining technology and its characteristics, recognizing the evolving phases of technology throughout history and what fuels technological innovation today, examining how technological innovations have changed the way organizations operate and interact with their stakeholders around the world,...
The field of macroeconomic theory has evolved rapidly over the last quarter
century. A quick glance at the discipline’s leading journals reveals that virtually
the entire academic profession has turned to interpreting macroeconomic
data with models that are based on microeconomic foundations. Unfortunately,
these models often require a relatively high degree of mathematical sophistication,
leaving them largely inaccessible to the interested lay person (students,
newspaper columnists, business economists, and policy makers).
Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing efforts, researchers have yet to succeed in integrating the various disciplines in a way that gives adequate representation to the insights of each.Panarchy, a term devised to describe evolving hierarchical systems with multiple interrelated elements, offers an important new framework for understanding and resolving this dilemma.
his book is the result of a great team. First, I'd like to thank Marilyn
Smith, who did a tremendous job of translating my writing into a form that
is very readable. Marilyn put in countless hours and worked through my
many revisions as the book evolved. She is the hardest-working and most
professional editor I have ever had the privilege to work with.
Charity Law & Social Policy explores contemporary law, policy and practice in a
range of modern common law nations. It does so from the perspective of how this
has evolved in the UK. As progenitor of a system bequeathed to its colonies and
after centuries of leadership in developing the core principles, policies and precedents,
the jurisdiction of England & Wales has been and remains central to charity
law as a common law phenomenon.
Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics
Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
.Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics
.Also by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY: Theory and Policy THE EMERGING MARINE ECONOMY OF THE PACIFIC THE ECONOMICS OF ENERGY IN AGRICULTURE
.Classic Papers in Natural Resource Economics
Edited by Chennat Gopalakrishnan
Professor University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu Hawaii
In spite of the limited evidence about the behaviour of mutual funds in emerging
markets, mutual fund investment in these areas has grown markedly over the past decade at a
quicker pace than even the developed markets have shown. The growth in mutual fund
investment is influential because it shapes the future development in the securities market and
has important policy implications. The high proportion of institutional investors creates more
timely information and therefore makes the market more efficient.
This study was launched as a response to the challenges, presented in the Forest Action Plan and
implementation of the key action for valuation and compensation for non-market forest goods and
services. The study aims to acquire summarised information on the state-of the-art in classification,
characterisation and valuation of non-market forest goods and services.
We live in a world infused with technologies, many old and many new.
Each day we learn of new technological advances often promoted to
redefine our lives and our societies. Information and communication
technologies (ICTs) have always been a part of the human social experience
from the invention of human language and writing, to the rapidly
evolving world wide web. These ICTs are central to modern life including
our personal and social relationships, our employment and our experience
of work, and the operation of the modern state.
Four years after the launch of the euro in January 1999 and while the
European Central Bank (ECB) plans a review about its monetary policy
strategy, it seems interesting to study the link between monetary policy, the
long-term perception of ináation and long-term interest rates. In the European
case, it is possible to use the German term structure as a benchmark.
At first glance, the cinema would seem to be remote from the undercover world of
the surreptitious observation of an unknowing and unwilling victim. What is seen of
the screen is so manifestly shown. But the mass of mainstream film, and the
conventions within which it has consciously evolved, portray a hermetically sealed
world which unwinds magically, indifferent to the presence of the audience,
producing for them a sense of separation and playing on their voyeuristic phantasy.
Because of the fast-evolving nature of technology and the issues and opportunities faced
by public-sector managers as they wrestle with the information age, it is perhaps not
surprising that this second edition of the Handbook of Public Information Systems
contains approximately two thirds new material, including a whole new section on
e-government. I wish to thank all those in government service, schools of public administration,
and elsewhere who contributed to this volume, either directly or as reviewers.
This timely book addresses a number of enduring debates regarding the
political and legal trajectory of the European Union’s evolving constitutional
framework, namely the role and nature of social policy. On the
one hand, the purse strings of the national welfare states are still firmly
guarded by the Member States, which retain the power to tax and grant
Both the retreat of the glaciers and the rise of oxygen in the ocean may have
spurred the rise of the animals. All animals need oxygen to fuel their metabolism
and to build their tissues. The low levels of oxygen in the oceans may have made
it impossible for the ancestors of animals to evolve into multicellular creatures.
If a rise in oxygen opened the door for animal evolution, what pushed the ani-
mals through? Part of that answer may lie within the animals themselves—in
particular, in the set of genes that control their development.
The new body plans allowed animals to organize themselves into new ecosys-
tems the Earth had never seen before. The earliest animals appear to have lived
like sponges do today—trapping microbes or organic matter from the water as
they remained anchored to the seafloor. But then animals evolved with guts and
nervous systems, able to swim through the water or burrow into the muck. With
their guts, they could swallow larger microbes, and, eventually, could even start
to attack other animals.
Because the East-West gas pipeline was an issue for the Soviets in the areas of domestic economic policy, East-West diplomacy, and foreign economic relations, and because of intense attention given to the pipeline affair in both East and West, it provides a rare window on Soviet decisionmaking. This report draws on the
This guideline is not intended to be construed or to serve as a standard of medical care. Standards
of care are determined on the basis of all clinical data available for an individual case and are
subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and patterns of care evolve.
These parameters of practice should be considered guidelines only. Adherence to them will not
ensure a successful outcome in every case, nor should they be construed as including all proper
methods of care or excluding other acceptable methods of care aimed at the same results.