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The book presents a thorough theoretical treatment of all aspects of traditional narrow band model methods for radiation transport. The familiar bands consisting of regular and random line arrangement, as well as various hybrid and cluster arrangements, are treated. Closely related methods such as the exponential wide band and k-distribution approaches are also considered. Particular attention is given to optical paths with exponential-pressure variation (relevant to meteorological applications) and to optical paths consisting of two or more uniform cells in series (relevant to remote sensing applications).
This forward-looking volume contains state-of-the-art analysis of the current research themes and challenges influencing the internationalization of SMEs. The editors have brought together perspectives from both academics and practitioners, who in turn use theoretical and empirical studies to identify gaps in research evidence, present case studies of internationalizing SMEs, and illustrate potential for future research. The book features some of the best known researchers in the field of international entrepreneurship, and combines a range of theoretical perspectives - including network and social capital, internationalization process, and international new venture frameworks as well as knowledge, learning and absorptive capacity paradigms. This timely study will appeal strongly to academics, researchers and students focusing on business and management, international business, entrepreneurship and international marketing. It will also provide important insights for international entrepreneurs and policy-makers.
In this authoritative selection of previously published articles by leading scholars in the field, Stephen Young provides balanced coverage of this wide-ranging and controversial topic. The articles chosen reflect the major changes which are taking place in government policies and attitudes towards foreign direct investment. Topics covered in the volumes include the theory and context of public policy; policy eras; attraction and policy competition; trade, linkages and cluster formation; an investigation of specific policy areas; and country and regional illustrations. Multinationals and Public Policy makes a valuable contribution to an understanding of the role of MNEs in economic development, particularly in host nations, to an appreciation of the part played by public policy in improving the economic contribution of foreign direct investment and also affords an appraisal of changing policy attitudes over time and between countries.
"Micromessaging" may be the most important skill set in your leadership portfolio-and you can learn everything you need to know right here Micromessages come in various forms, such as gestures, facial expressions, tones of voice, word choices, eye contact, and interactive nuances. They can be either debilitating or empowering to one's leadership effectiveness. Micromessaging examines how unconscious bias is converted into tangible form and influences the ways people are either enabled, or impeded, to perform to their full potential. It reveals the nuanced behaviors we all use and react to in our dealings with others--which expose our unconscious biases. Micromessaging teaches readers how to become aware of these messages and how to constructively address these behaviors to drive positive change in their workplace. Unconscious bias is an intangible state of mind--a concept. One cannot DO an unconscious bias. The only way it is manifested is through the micromessages we send. Micromessaging reveals the solution and the tools to alter the impact of our unconscious bias; managing the Micromessages, MicroInequities and MicroAdvantages to drive change. Micromessaging provides everything you need to know to use micromessages in a constructive way to drive positive change and build your leadership profile.
Triple bill of classic WWII film dramas. In 'The Longest Day' (1962) an all-star international cast heads the tale of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. Events are seen from various points of view, including the Germans', in an epic and spectacular style. Along with the 43 international stars, the film used 23,000 Allied troops and, despite costing over $10 million to make, it has now become one of the most successful films of its genre. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's similarly star-studded account of the failed 1944 Arnheim assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds - foul weather, bad luck, negligence on the part of intelligence officers - to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins also star. The life and times of America's most famous modern general, George Patton (George C. Scott), are recreated in 'Patton' (1970) which focuses on the general's controversial exploits during the Second World War, where he eventually gave up command of the Seventh Army after slapping a soldier and accusing him of being a coward.
This book takes a new approach to teaching and learning early US history from 1763 to 2001 at A level. It meets the needs of teachers and students studying for today's revised AS and A2 exams.
In a unique style, The United States, 1763-2001 focuses on the key topics within the period. Each topic is then comprehensively explored to provide background, essay writing advice and examples, source work and historical skills exercises.
The key topics featured include:
* the struggle for the Constitution, 1763-1877
In this seminal book, a distinguished group of experts pinpoint and rigorously analyse central topics in international business research. This volume will become a major reference tool for understanding the economics of multinational enterprise. The emphasis throughout is on a new dynamic research agenda, for theory, for empirical research and for public policy. The wide-ranging topics discussed include: * the importance of the location of production * market structure and multinational enterprise * technology, productivity and the multinational firm * multinational enterprises and developing countries * international business and public policy issues * analytic models. The juxtaposition of ideas will provoke productive discussions among faculty and at conferences, and will stimulate useful new thought processes in any individual researcher. This book will be required reading for academics and scholars seeking guidance on the future research agenda for the economics of multinational enterprise.
An update of and answer to Industry, Policy and the Scottish Economy (published in 1984), this book critically examines the shape of the Scottish economy, and considers contemporary and future policy issues within the context of the global economy. Supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, and Strathclyde International Business Unit, the book focuses on the future competitiveness of Scotland's economy, and its industries and enterprises. The contributors are leading figures in business, the public sector, and academia.
The effects of globalization strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on national and local development are explored and analyzed here and implications of these effects for policy makers are highlighted. Containing contributions from international business scholars, the text addresses this previously little explored but critically important issue for the future of the world economy.
This volume of the Academy of International Business series looks at International Business in the context of a rapidly changing Europe. Leading contributors have come together to present the latest research, attempting to answer a number of important questions: * is the vision of a Single European market realistic? * what are the barriers to its achievement? * what are the prospects for Eastern Europe? * how should firms enter East European markets? * what does the process of transition imply for corporate policy?
Analysing how Indigenous Peoples come to be identifiable as bearers of human rights, this book considers how individuals and communities claim the right of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) as Indigenous peoples. The basic notion of FPIC is that states should seek Indigenous peoples' consent before taking actions that will have an impact on them, their territories or their livelihoods. FPIC is an important development for Indigenous peoples, their advocates and supporters because one might assume that, where states recognize it, Indigenous peoples will have the ability to control how non-Indigenous laws and actions will affect them. But who exactly are the Indigenous peoples that are the subjects of this discourse? This book argues that the subject status of Indigenous peoples emerged out of international law in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Then, through a series of case studies, it considers how self-identifying Indigenous peoples, scholars, UN institutions and non-government organizations (NGOs) dispersed that subject-status and associated rights discourse through international and national legal contexts. It shows that those who claim international human rights as Indigenous peoples performatively become identifiable subjects of international law - but further demonstrates that this does not, however, provide them with control over, or emancipation from, a state-based legal system. Maintaining that the discourse on Indigenous peoples and international law itself needs to be theoretically and critically re-appraised, this book problematises the subject-status of those who claim Indigenous peoples' rights and the role of scholars, institutions, NGOs and others in producing that subject-status. Squarely addressing the limitations of international human rights law, it nevertheless goes on to provide a conceptual framework for rethinking the promise and power of Indigenous peoples' rights. Original and sophisticated, the book will appeal to scholars, activists and lawyers involved with indigenous rights, as well as those with more general interests in the operation of international law.
This book describes ways of paying attention to asthma that can yield not only relief from misery, but spiritual wisdom. How to Inhale the Universe Without Wheezing offers fresh perspectives on a frustrating and seemingly meaningless experience. Tracing the difficult path on which asthma prodded the author over two decades, this engaging narrative shares lessons (sometimes funny, sometimes profound) learned about asthma and health in general.
Perhaps no other conflict has torn at the fabric of American society and challenged the American dream like Vietnam. In this, his second novel, Steve Young explores the tumultuous relationship of a couple, she a teacher and anti-war activist and he, an Air Force pilot with a love of flying, as they discover each other and their destinies amid the war that tore this country apart.
Publishing monthly without interruption since 1912, Poetry has become America's most distinguished magazine of verse, presenting, often for the very first time, virtually every notable poet of the last nine decades an unprecedented record. Decade by decade, this ninetieth-anniversary anthology from Poetry includes the poems of the major talents, along with several lesser known. Poetry is an American institution. T. S. Eliot"
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