All organizations, whether for profit, not for profit, or government, face issues of information technology management. While the concerns involved may differ from organization to organization, the principles of good information technology management remain the same.
Using a compilation of articles on various topics relating to technology management, Handbook of Technology Management in Public Administration addresses the management, implementation, and integration of technology across a wide variety of disciplines.
Joseph Schumpeter argued in 1911 that banks play a pivotal role in economic development because they choose which firms get to use society’ s savings. According to this view, the banking sector alters the path of economic progress by affecting the allocation of savings and not necessarily by altering the saving rate. Thus, the Schumpeterian view of finance and development highlights the impact of banks on productivity growth and technological change.
This book provides a full and comprehensive coverage of video and television technology including the latest developments in display equipment, HDTV and DVD. Starting with TV fundamentals, the bulk of the book covers the many new technologies that are bringing growth to the TV and video market, such as plasma and LCD, DLP (digital light processing), DVD, Blu ray technology, Digital television, High Definition television (HDTV) and video projection systems.
The expansion and popularity of the Internet, along with the addition of wireless data functionality to wireless networks, has also contributed greatly to the growth of the wireless industry. In fact, the anticipated consumer demand for high bandwidth wireless data is commonly seen as the driving force behind current network upgrades and expansions. The number and types of companies aggressively investing in wireless technologies illustrate the importance of wireless data.
An analysis of the complex relationship between demographic changes and impacts on the natural-resource base confirms that resource exploitation is occurring not only to meet growing domestic needs but also for other vested interests. Population, together with other major drivers, such as institutions, markets, and technology, will have a very strong bearing on the way in which the rich resources of the Mekong River Basin are developed and distributed in the present and future.
Technological change is today central to the theory of economic growth (Teixeira and
Fortuna, 2010). It is recognized as an important driver of productivity growth and the
emergence of new products from which consumers derive welfare (Verspagen, 2010).
Invention of solid-state transistors and integrated circuits has spawned the information
age and the growth in the past 50 years has been phenomenal and unrivaled. Nowadays,
information is at people’s fingertips and communications take seconds rather than days like
20 years ago. Such rapid development stems from tremendous developments in both
hardware and software such as solid-state circuits.
Worldwide attention to environmental issues combined with the energy crisis force us
to reduce greenhouse emissions and increase the usage of renewable energy sources as
a solution to providing an efficient environment. This book addresses the current
issues of sustainable growth and applications in renewable energy sources. The fifteen
chapters of the book have been divided into two sections to organize the information
accessible to readers.
At present, great hopes are placed on information technology as the sources of
industry regeneration and new economic growth. This is because the roles of
IT have been expanded from the tools for manufacturing cost reduction and
service speedup to those for effective collaboration among enterprises and the
creation of new industries. From now on, the rise or fall of an enterprise will
be determined by quality of computerization investment. It is therefore an
urgent matter to bring up engineers who construct advanced information
systems and those who utilize them....
It is widely accepted that technology is one of the forces driving economic growth.
Although more and more new technologies have emerged, various evidence shows
that their performances were not as high as expected. In both academia and practice
there are still many questions about what technologies to adopt and how to manage
By 2050, Chinese and global agriculture are expected to enter a new
era of development. Global population increase and economic development,
particularly in developing countries, will lead to greater human demand for food
and fiber. The demand for multifunctional agriculture will also increase as the
worsening global energy crisis induces the rise of the biomass energy industry.
Demand growth, diversification and market expansion provide unlimited
reverie for the future development of agriculture.
Where do you go to grow spiritually? A church? A monastery? India? Tibet? What about the heart of corporate multinationalism? Mystic Microsoft demonstrates that with sincerity and self-offering, God can (and will) guide one’s inner growth in any setting, not just formal religious channels. Here, one of Microsoft’s most visible technology experts during its major growth years relates how his career circumstances were the vehicle for an inward transformation
Starch- and plant-protein-based glues, for example, do not have the strength of
On the other hand, plant-derived chemicals have unique advantages for other
uses. Recombinant proteins, for example, can be designed and produced in
plants to provide tissue glues analogous to the fibrinogen that naturally forms
around a flesh wound. Emerging technologies offer dramatic new capabilities
to alter plant metabolic pathways, opening up unprecedented opportunities to
produce high-value chemicals from renewable resources....
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly seen as integral to the development process. This working paper reviews:(a) some of the evidence for the link between telecommunications and the internet and economic growth;(b) the likely impact of the new ICTs on income inequality; and(c) anecdotal evidence regarding the role of the Internet in improving government services and governance.This study looks at methods to maximize access to the new ICTs, and to improve their development impact in both the generation of income and the provision of quality services....
Ecosystem accounts are being developed as part of
the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts
which aims at supplementing the UN System
of National Accounts with information on the
environment and natural capital. The purpose is to
broaden the scope of the variables taken into account
in policymaking in order to improve understanding
of the interdependence and interactions between
the economy and the environment.
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.labor, to shore up union power, or to restrict the entry of low-skilled workers into the U.S. As the growth in the college premium slowed in the mid-1990s, education- and training-related policies received less attention, but in light of more recent upturns, they may regain popularity. Studies testing the SBTC theory have produced mixed results. The early case in support of the hypothesis was based primarily on the observation of concurrent trends at the macro leve