Reactive liquid-liquid extraction of inorganic acids with amines and effect of solvating
diluents; Liquid extraction of tall oil from wastewaters of paper industry
• Supercritical fluid extraction of natural products; Enzymatic reactions in supercritical
CO2; Solubilities of liquids and solids in dense CO2 with entrainer
• Relation between the morphology and application properties of polymer catalysts and
• Study of the permeation and pervaporation of volatile organic substance (propan-1-ol,
• Observation of the competitive adsorption on Vycor glass membr...
Vietnam has experienced an impressive growth over the last two
However, reforms so far are insufficient to move Vietnam to a middle
The next several years will determine whether Vietnam will follow the
experience of Korea, or the Philippines.
Vietnam’s reform have been piecemeal and reactive.
Improving Vietnam’s standard of living will require a long term
– A set of interrelated policy changes, institutional structures, and
rigorous implementation mechanisms....
Chapter 12: Managing internal operations. This chapter includes contents: Marshaling resources to support the strategy execution effort, instituting policies and procedures that facilitate strategy execution, adopting best practices and striving for continuous improvement, installing information and operating systems, tying rewards and incentives directly to good strategy execution.
Business is one of the most diverse activities of mankind. Business operations typically handled by the business institutions such as companies, corporations, private ... but can also be active self of individuals.Business is the economic mode of operation conditions exist in the economy of goods, including the overall methods, forms and means by which economic agents to make use of its economic activity (including the process of investment, production, transportation, trade, services ...
Sustainable tourism, sustainable development through tourism, principles of sustainable
development in tourism and tourism development in terms of sustainable tourism, in the
literature often treated as names for the same phenomenon, are becoming increasingly
interesting for scholars and practicians of tourism from various countries.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows amounted to 1,697 billion USD in 2008, while
global FDI stocks reached a level of more than 16,205 billion USD.1 These figures
underline the fact that FDI has gained an importance that is comparable to trade in
providing foreign markets with goods and services.2 In addition, FDI constitutes the
largest source of external finance for developing countries.3 Nevertheless, the global
financial crisis had a significant impact on FDI at the end of 2008, reducing flows by
approximately 14.2% compared to the all-time high of 1,978 billion USD in 2007.
FACTORS INFLUENCING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT STUDENTS IN THAI PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS This idea forms the basis of my empirical strategy. In essence, I compare the sorting
parameter θ * in equation (3) across metropolitan housing markets with greater and lesser
degrees of residential school choice. Let θ =θ(c,δ)= E[θ *|c,δ] be the average
effectiveness sorting of markets characterized by the parameters c and δ , where c is the
degree of jurisdictional competition (i.e.
The Single Market needs to continue to adapt to reach the potential for businesses and
consumers in a borderless Europe. Technological change offers huge possibilities, but it needs
to be accompanied by new approaches in areas like procurement, standards, and intellectual
property. The EU needs a long-term framework for energy and climate policies so that
investment and policy target competitiveness and tackle climate change.
Competitiveness today must be geared to competitiveness tomorrow. There is untapped
potential for the EU economy to be more innovative, productive and competitive whilst using
fewer resources and reducing environmental damage. Less waste should be produced and
more re-used and recycled in line with the practice of the best performing Member States.
On UCITS, ESMA expects to provide input at the relevant stage on the delegated acts and/or technical standards that may be required under the UCITS V Directive. ESMA’s previous work on depositaries and remuneration under the AIFMD will provide useful benchmarks on which to build.
In addition, and subject to developments at the level of the EU institutions, ESMA may be tasked with further work in relation to the VC and SEF Regulations.
The dominant nature of this long-short or spread trading
activity explains why hedge funds do so well in market
downturns (i.e. it is not directional). But it also explains why
leverage needs to be relatively high: investing in a strong
stock market generates strong returns, while investing in a
low-risk spread in a long-short strategy does not. So the
trade has to be levered up a number of times in order for the
spread trades to generate competitive returns (while keeping
the benefit of avoiding directional risk in the market).
The structure of the paper is as follows. Section 2 discusses the literature on both measuring
competition and the bank interest rate pass-through. Section 3 describes the Boone indicator of
competition and Section 4 the employed interest rate pass-through model of the error-correction type
and the applied panel unit root and cointegration tests. Section 5 presents the various data sets used.
The results on the various tests and estimates of the spread model and the error correction model
equations are shown in Section 6. Finally, Section 7 summarises and concludes....
Concerns over the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis and its contagion effects further spurred Indian
authorities to strengthen the domestic financial system. Reforms were, and continue to be, based on
several principles: (i) mitigate risks in the financial system; (ii) efficiently allocate resources to the real
sector; (iii) make the financial system competitive globally; and (iv) open the external sector.
We propose an evolution in the Federal Reserve’s current supervisory authority for BHCs
to create a single point of accountability for the consolidated supervision of all companies
that own a bank. All large, interconnected firms whose failure could threaten the stability
of the system should be subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve,
regardless of whether they own an insured depository institution. These firms should not
be able to escape oversight of their risky activities by manipulating their legal structure.
This book is based on a PhD thesis written between September 1997 and
December 2000 at the European University Institute in Florence, under the joint
supervision of Giuliano Amato and Jean-Victor Louis.
The viva took place on 5 March 2001. The examining board was composed
of my supervisors, Gráinne de Búrca, Koen Lenaerts and Peter Oliver. I would
like to thank them for their comments, criticism and suggestions. I am especially
grateful to my supervisors, who were always of great help.
How do the environments in which businesses operate condition their success or failure? Such questions have long been of interest in the fields of business, economics and politics. They have gained in importance as a result of heightened competitive pressures associated with "globalization". While some see certain institutions as burdens, others see them as a blessing. This book thoroughly examines the main claims of the most important contribution--the Varieties of Capitalism paradigm--to this debate in recent years....
Similarly, improved eﬃ ciency for an individual corporation
that gives it a competitive advantage but with no beneﬁ t ﬂ ow-
ing to the society would also not justify high salary. Examples
of such cases might include improvements to increase market
share by dominant corporations within an industry, where ben-
eﬁ ts may be conﬁ ned to the corporation’s shareholders but not
distributed within the society in which the goods are produced
If there have been events of human exposure to the mixture, such as a prior oil spill, worker health
studies can provide the greatest amount of insight regarding future spills. These studies, such as the one
conducted after the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain1
, comprehensively examine adverse health
effects of oil rather than a single constituent chemical.
Institute Information Developing a strategy for enhancing the Project Name competitiveness of rural small and medium enterprises in the agro-food chain: the case of animal feed Institute of Policy and Strategy for Vietnamese Institution Agriculture and Rural Development Vietnamese
We would like to thank all our colleagues in the Centre for Research in
Innovation and Competition for their contribution to discussions and
debates of the issues developed in this book. We gratefully acknowledge
Sally Gee for all the help and enthusiasm in undertaking some of the empir-
ical research. Above all, we express our appreciation to Stan Metcalfe for
his visionary support and encouragement in intellectual terms, but also for
creating a fertile and imaginative research environment that made this book