In August 1976 the Committee on Technology and International Economic
and Trade Issues examined a number of technological issues and their
relationship to the potential entrepreneurial vitality of the U.S. economy. The
committee was concerned with:
• Technology and its effect on trade between the United States and other
countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
• Relationships between technological innovation and U.S. productivity
and competitiveness in world trade; impacts of technology and trade on
Document scope and organisation: For the purposes of BAT information exchange the
organic chemical industry has been divided into sectors for ‘Large Volume Organic Chemicals’,
‘Polymers’ and ‘Fine Organic Chemicals’. The IPPC directive does not use the term ‘Large
Volume Organic Chemicals’ and so offers no assistance in its definition. The TWG
interpretation, however, is that it covers those activities in sections 4.1(a) to 4.1(g) of Annex 1
to the Directive with a production rate of more than 100 kt/yr. In Europe, some 90 organic
chemicals meet these criteria.
Appendix 1a - How the research industry works. This chapter presents the following content: Who conducts business research? some organizations use internal research sources, business research firms, proprietary research, syndicated services, some syndicated data providers,...
A compilation of the most important aerosol chemical processes involved in known scientific and technological disciplines, Aerosol Chemical Processes in the Environment serves as a handbook for aerosol chemistry. Aerosol science is interdisciplinary, interfacing with many environmental, biological and technological research fields. Aerosols and aerosol research play an important role in both basic and applied scientific and technological fields. Interdisciplinary cooperation is useful and necessary.
While important progress on the MDGs has been made, it has been uneven between and within countries. Gender
disparities remain manifested in many sectors with progress differing by region and country. The growing number and
diversity of actors, approaches and flows in development cooperation in recent years have also significantly impacted
progress on the MDGs and other IADGs.
Since the 1980s, the food and beverage industry has made children and adolescents the targets
of intense and specialized food marketing and advertising efforts. The proliferation of
electronic media, the deregulation of and declining support for public service advertising, and
the booming economy of the 1990s all contributed to the transformation of children into a
consumer group (Packaged Facts, 2000). In addition, the overabundance of certain foods in the
U.S. food supply (such as corn and grains) along with decreased food production costs, allows
Many foreign companies use a combination of exporting, licensing and direct investment in India.
India permits 100% foreign equity in most industries. Units setting up in special economic zones
(SEZs), operating in electronic hardware or software technology parks or operating as 100%
export-oriented units also may be fully foreign-owned. Nevertheless, the government has set
sector-specific caps on foreign equity in certain industries, such as basic and cellular
telecommunications services, banking, civil aviation and retail trading.
This multiple-case study focuses on the practices and functions of customer reference marketing, and on the
ways through which customer references can be deployed as marketing assets. The research is based on
multiple-case-study methodology and the empirical findings were derived from an in-depth analysis of 38
semi-structured personal interviews with managers in four case companies operating in the fields of process
and information technology.
Your presence in the Eller College tells us that you are here to prepare for a career in
business. We want to be of help to you if possible. This handout is one of our efforts to do so.
The information is summary and incomplete, for marketing provides an even wider range of
interesting career opportunities than is catalogued here. If you are concerned with the needs of
people and organizations and how they may be satisfied, it is highly probably that your education
and experience can b e used in a marketing career.
Photograph* of Faith from space show no political boundaries, reminding us that national distinctions arc
man made. But the agencies responsible for those pictures, other missions to Earth orbit, and probes to deep space
are inevitably national or multinational. Each has its own set of constituencies, procedures, capabilities, and
Clearly, a straightforward implication of wages being determined by sectoral
conditions would be that industry-level contracts oﬀer little scope for adjustments of
individual wages to ﬁrm-speciﬁc demand shocks, even if the latter are of permanent
nature. However, as demonstrated in Section 2.2, industry-level contracts do not
necessarily provide an obstacle to the adjustment of wages to local conditions, as
recent decentralisation tendencies in Germany have introduced the option of making
such wage adjustments.
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate if ﬁnancial asset prices and, in par-
ticular, sectoral stock prices can help to predict real economic growth. Earlier
studies that have examined the predictive content of stock prices have employed
broad-based indices. However, there are reasons to believe that some sectors
making up the stock indices are more closely linked to the business cycle than
In the northern part of Mississippi, the wood-furniture industry is a dominant
industry. The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at Mississippi State University (MSU) has
conducted assessments in over thirty wood-furniture manufacturing facilities since 1994.
This geographic region is served by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a quasi-public
utility, and enjoys utility rate structures significantly lower than the national average.
A distinguishing feature of the water quality problem is that environmental damages—
that is, the costs to society of pollution—are highly dependent on the location of pollution
sources in the hydrological, social, and economic landscape. First, the demand for water quality
varies from location to location. Some waterbodies are envisioned as pristine, where recreation
and species support is the overriding concern.
The International Master’s Program in the Economics of Culture: Policy,
Government and Management is organized by CEIS- Centre for Economic and
International Studies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in cooperation with
BAICR - Consortium of Cultural Institution.
The Master's program offers a training course based on transmission of
knowledge and experience targeted at a new social, economic and cultural
context. It provides an overview of the "culture system", of management and
design of products and cultural activities.
ORRAF was established in 1960 to improve the livelihood of small-scale
rubber producers, especially those that are located in Southern Thailand.
ORRAF is a government enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of
Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Driving south of San Francisco on California Highway 101, a driver passes
through miles and miles of industrial and suburban sprawl, the result of
Silicon Valley’s explosive development. The scenery remains the same
through Palo Alto and San Jose, until the strip malls and housing developments
suddenly fall away and are replaced with soft caramel hills, lonely
stands of trees, and the occasional cow.
The bottom line of the table grosses up the numbers
for industry totals, by assuming that 80% is covered by the
top 10 firms. For the margin lending we assume 75% is
covered by member of the NYSE.
The main point to note is that counterparty exposure
differs considerably between the prime brokers, with higher
risk-taking firms (to generate higher returns) showing high
exposures relative to tier 1 capital, and more conservative
firms showing much lower ratios. The total exposure of the
top 10 firms is about USD 2.9 trillion, and total Tier 1
capital is around...
The enactment of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (Public
Law 111-23) and the recent revision of Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02
have served to highlight the complexity of the Department of Defense acquisition
process.1 This report serves as a follow-on study to the 2008 National Research
Council (NRC) report Pre-Milestone A and Early-Phase Systems Engineering: A
Retrospective Review and Benefits for Future Air Force Systems Acquisition, which
emphasized the role of systems engineering in the acquisition life cycle.