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  1. Foreign Policies and Foreign Exchanges for Chinese Publishing Industry

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    @@ China's present foreign publishing policies Chinese Government respects and protects intellectual property rights. Chinese Government always attaches importance to the exchange and cooperation between Chinese publishing industry and that of other countries, encourages and supports Chinese publishing industry to actively introduce foreign excellent works to Chinese readers, and meanwhile, also actively advocates introduction of Chinese excellent works to foreign readers. Our persistent guideline is to support and promote exchanges between Chinese and foreign publishing industries in all fields.

  2. Industrial Assessment Center Program

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    Dr. Dereje Agonafer

    2007-11-30

    The work described in this report was performed under the direction of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at University of Texas at Arlington. The IAC at The University of Texas at Arlington is managed by Rutgers University under agreement with the United States Department of Energy Office of Industrial Technology, which financially supports the program. The objective of the IAC is to identify, evaluate, and recommend, through analysis of an industrial plant’s operations, opportunities to conserve energy and prevent pollution, thereby reducing the associated costs. IAC team members visit and survey the plant. Based upon observations made in the plant, preventive/corrective actions are recommended. At all times we try to offer specific and quantitative recommendations of cost savings, energy conservation, and pollution prevention to the plants we serve.

  3. Towards Individual Centered Foreign Language Teaching

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    İskender Hakkı Sarıgöz

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The never ceasing and rapid evolution in foreign language teaching (FLTmethodology and its alliance with new fields of thought and recent significanteducational tenets obligate a new central change. The learner centered teaching modewhich was the compulsory alternative of the teacher centered FLT has made vitalcontributions to the field. Individualization is hardly a new concept now. Nevertheless,in actual teaching the learner centered mode has been to a great extent perceived asclass centered or group centered teaching that does not deliberately concentrate on theindividual learner. The recent educational theories about intelligence profiles of learnersnecessitate a new change of focus. Today, the personal realm of every single learner inthe class should be valued more than ever in order to personalize FLT for moreefficient, individual friendly learning. Individuals’ emotions, personal beliefs, andtalents are important considerations. Every learner should feel that she or he is in thecenter of the foreign language learning tasks performed in and out of the classroom.This instructional dimension which is still being dealt quite inconclusively in terms ofapplication should be entitled as “individual centered foreign language teaching.”

  4. Forging an Industrial Center

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    Ningdong Development Zone, an important national-level base for the coal and chemical industries, is located in the eastern part of Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It is an energy development base for transforming electricity from west to east in the country and a trial base for promoting a cyclic economy.

  5. Foreign Direct Investment, Competition and Industry Performance

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    Bitzer, Jürgen; Görg, Holger

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the productivity effects of inward and outward foreign direct investment using industry- and country-level data for 17 OECD countries over the period 1973 to 2001. Controlling for national and international knowledge spillovers we argue that the effects of FDI work through...... direct compositional effects as well as changing competition in the host country. Our results show that there are, on average, productivity benefits from inward FDI, although we can identify a number of countries which, on aggregate, do not appear to benefit in terms of productivity. On the other hand...

  6. Bilingual Baby: Foreign Language Intervention in Madrid's Infant Education Centers

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    Ferjan Ramirez, Naja; Kuhl, Patricia

    2017-01-01

    The first years of life represent a unique window of opportunity for foreign language learning. However, key questions are: How much and what kind of foreign language exposure is needed to ignite learning? We conducted a foreign language (English) intervention in four public Infant Education Centers in Madrid, Spain. Intervention children (N =…

  7. The Importance of Foreign Language Education to the Hospitality Industry.

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    Kluge, E. Alan

    In the hospitality industry there are three major needs for study of a foreign language: (1) the need to communicate with non-English speaking employees, (2) the need to assist foreign travelers; and (3) the need to work in a non-English speaking country. The strength of the need to know a foreign language depends on the employee's level within…

  8. Foreign Exchange Risk Mitigation Techniques in Microfinance Industry

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    Elena Fuior; Veronica Mîrzac

    2008-01-01

    Many borrowing microfinance institutions (MFIs) are not adequately managing their exposure to foreign exchange rate risk. The microfinance industry has increased its awareness and understanding of foreign exchange risk, however, there has not been any significant actions taken at the industry level. The best solution for an MFI is to avoid foreign exchange risk altogether and fund itself in local currency. There a number of strategies to accomplish this: Borrow from your local bank; Negotiate...

  9. Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Operations Manual

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    Gopalakrishnan, Bhaskaran [West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (United States); Nimbalkar, Sachin U. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Wenning, Thomas J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Thirumaran, Kiran [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2017-04-01

    IAC Operations Manual describes organizational model and operations of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), Center management activities, typical process of energy assessment, and energy assessment data for specific industry sectors.

  10. Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries Published

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    Approved by the State Council on December 24, 2011, National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce promulgated the Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries (Amended in 2011), which will be implemented on January 30, 2012. Meanwhile, the Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries (Amended in 2007) promulgated by National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce on October 31, 2007 was abolished.

  11. China Offshore Oil Industry and Foreign Investment

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    Ru Ke

    1994-01-01

    @@ Offshore Oil and CNOOC The history of China's offshore oil industry can be traced back to late 1950's when geophysical surveys started in limited offshore areas. Then, in 1960's and 1970's, a few exploratory wells scattered from north down to south were drilled resulting in a number of discoveries with the total proven oil in place being merely 40 million tons. In fact, the China's offshore oil industry in a real sence did not emerge on the horizon until early 1980's when China opened its door to outside world and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC) was born.

  12. Development Trend of Foreign Trade Policy for China’s Forest Industry

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    The paper analyzed the current status of foreign trade of forest industry in China and the national and international market changes. Based on the analysis, the orientation and transformation of foreign trade policy for China's forest industry were discussed.

  13. Industrial Assessment Center Program Impact Evaluation

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    Martin, M.A.

    2000-01-26

    This report presents the results of an evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program. The purpose of this program is to conduct energy, waste, and productivity assessments for small to medium-sized industrial firms. Assessments are conducted by 30 university-based industrial assessment centers. The purpose of this project was to evaluate energy and cost savings attributable to the assessments, the trained alumni, and the Websites sponsored by this program. How IAC assessments, alumni, and Web-based information may influence industrial energy efficiency decision making was also studied. It is concluded that appreciable energy and cost savings may be attributed to the IAC Program and that the IAC Program has resulted in more active and improved energy-efficiency decision making by industrial firms.

  14. 76 FR 776 - Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2011-01-06

    ... Department of the Army Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY... Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Date: February 2 and 3, 2011. Time of Meeting: Approximately 8... Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey (DLIFLC & POM), Building...

  15. 75 FR 43496 - Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2010-07-26

    ... Department of the Army Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY... Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Date: August 10 and 11, 2010. Time of Meeting: Approximately 8... Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey (DLIFLC & POM), Building...

  16. 76 FR 39076 - Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2011-07-05

    ... Department of the Army Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY... Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Date: August 3 and 4, 2011. Time of Meeting: Approximately 8 a... Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey (DLIFLC & POM), Building...

  17. Reading Problems in an Industrial Information Center

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    Northcott, Jean

    1972-01-01

    An important function of an industrial information center is to control, not multiply, the reading problem by selective use of available commercial services. When necessary, and economically feasible, specialized internal services are developed. Some of these services are described. (6 references) (Author)

  18. 省域副中心城市条件下宜昌市外语培训产业现状分析%Analysis on the Current Situation of Yichang' Foreign Language Training Industry According to Sub-center City Condition

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    武端理; 陈刚

    2012-01-01

    本文基于省域副中心城市的定位,跨区域的发展前景和其它城市的发展状况,分析了宜昌外语培训产业的现状,主要涉及办学条件,办学内容,师资和市场运作,以期为该市外语培训产业健康发展和省域副中心城市建设提供参考。%This paper analyzed the current situation of Yichang's foreign language training industry according to the sub-center city condition,cross-regional prospect and similar cutis's experience,mainly focusing on the market supervision,teaching content,qualified teachers and market operation for the healthy development and the construction sub-center city in Hubei.

  19. Intra-industry Affiliate Trade of Foreign Owned Companies in Poland 1993-2002

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Pawlik, Konrad

    2004-01-01

    The concept of intra-industry international exchange of goods and assets has attracted a lot of interests within the last 30 years. Concepts like intra-industry trade, intra-industry foreign direct investments, intra-industry affiliate sale, and intra-industry supply have been used in theoretical...... (exports and imports) and industry variables (wages, employment, foreign capital share, investments, sales, etc.) of foreign owned companies in the Polish manufacturing industry for the years 1993-2002, this paper, investigates for the first time intra-industry affiliate trade (IIAT), including its...

  20. State Policies Direct Foreign Investment towards Tertiary Industry

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    殷华方

    2007-01-01

    There have been a number of discussions upon the evolution of China’s opening-up policy,but few empirical studies have been conducted from the perspective of state policy.In this article,the author analyzes China’s five promulgations of foreign direct investment (FDI) industrial policy and its trend of evolution.On the basis of these analyses,the author concludes that China has become more and more open to FDI and that the five promulgations have demonstrated continuity and consistency.

  1. Intra-industry Affiliate Trade of Foreign Owned Companies in Poland 1993-2002

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Pawlik, Konrad

    2004-01-01

    The concept of intra-industry international exchange of goods and assets has attracted a lot of interests within the last 30 years. Concepts like intra-industry trade, intra-industry foreign direct investments, intra-industry affiliate sale, and intra-industry supply have been used in theoretical...... and empirical research with most emphasis laid on intra-industry trade. What has not been investigated until now is a subgroup within intra-industry trade, namely intra-industry affiliate trade which is two-way trade from foreign owned affiliates in a country. By use of a unique database containing trade...... (exports and imports) and industry variables (wages, employment, foreign capital share, investments, sales, etc.) of foreign owned companies in the Polish manufacturing industry for the years 1993-2002, this paper, investigates for the first time intra-industry affiliate trade (IIAT), including its...

  2. 14 CFR 1201.402 - NASA Industrial Applications Centers.

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    2010-01-01

    ... ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION General Information § 1201.402 NASA Industrial Applications Centers. (a... development organizations. Using computers, the NASA Industrial Applications Centers conduct retrospective and... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false NASA Industrial Applications Centers. 1201...

  3. The ethnic-centered support of foreign language teaching

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    Ezdekova, L.

    2011-01-01

    The article considers the problems of teaching foreign languages in the conditions of natural bilingualism. A new scientific approach in the methods of foreign language teaching - ethno-lingua-didactics is presented in the article

  4. Intra-industry Affiliate Trade of Foreign Owned Companies in Poland 1993-2002

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Pawlik, Konrad

    (exports and imports) and industry variables (wages, employment, foreign capital share, investments, sales, etc.) of foreign owned companies in the Polish manufacturing industry for the years 1993-2002, this paper, investigates for the first time intra-industry affiliate trade (IIAT), including its...... industry determinants. Labour intensive industries and specialised supplier intensive industries are shown to operate at the highest level of IIAT, and generally IIAT is shown to be increasing over time. Wage level, labour intensity and scale economies are in panel estimations shown to be significant...... and positively associated to IIAT, while the degree of foreign control over affiliates (measured by the foreign capital share in total equity) is insignificant. Our results are shown partly to be in accordance with the knowledge capital model of Markusen (2002). By assuming that industry variables like scale...

  5. 77 FR 62223 - Board of Visitors Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2012-10-12

    ... No: 2012-25204] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Board of Visitors Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting... of Committee: Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Date: October...

  6. 75 FR 47797 - Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2010-08-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY... & 14, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in...

  7. 77 FR 13571 - Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2012-03-07

    ... Department of the Army Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY... Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Date: March 21, 2012. Time of Meeting: Approximately 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Please allow extra time for gate security for both days. Location: Defense...

  8. 76 FR 45543 - Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    2011-07-29

    ... Department of the Army Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center AGENCY: Department of the Army, DOD. ACTION: Notice; cancellation. SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center meeting scheduled for August 3 and 4, 2011 published in the...

  9. Foreign Cooperation Promotes China's Offshore Oil Industrial Development

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2001-01-01

    @@ Effective pattern for foreign cooperation China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has set up the risk contract pattern for its cooperation with foreign companies on the basis of iRules of the People's Republic of China for Foreign Cooperation in Offshore Petroleum Resources Recovery() (hereinafter referred to as the Oil Rule) released by the State Council in 1982.

  10. Energy Efficient Industrialized Housing Research Program, Center for Housing Innovation, University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center

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    Brown, G.Z.

    1990-01-01

    This research program addresses the need to increase the energy efficiency of industrialized housing. Two research centers have responsibility for the program: the Center for Housing Innovation at the University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. The two organizations provide complementary architectural, systems engineering, and industrial engineering capabilities. In 1989 we worked on these tasks: (1) the formation of a steering committee, (2) the development of a multiyear research plan, (3) analysis of the US industrialized housing industry, (4) assessment of foreign technology, (5) assessment of industrial applications, (6) analysis of computerized design and evaluation tools, and (7) assessment of energy performance of baseline and advanced industrialized housing concepts. The current research program, under the guidance of a steering committee composed of industry and government representatives, focuses on three interdependent concerns -- (1) energy, (2) industrial process, and (3) housing design. Building homes in a factory offers the opportunity to increase energy efficiency through the use of new materials and processes, and to increase the value of these homes by improving the quality of their construction. Housing design strives to ensure that these technically advanced homes are marketable and will meet the needs of the people who will live in them.

  11. Seeking competitive advantage in an emergent open economy: foreign direct investment in Chinese industry

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    I Eng; Lin, Y

    1996-01-01

    In this paper we explore how foreign investors penetrate China's reforming economy and seek to build a competitive edge for their operations in local and international markets. Basing our study on a comparative analysis of the locational, sectoral, and organizational characteristics and performance variation of industrial firms invested by overseas Chinese and other foreign capital, we posit that effective manipulation of state action holds a key to the economic success of foreign-invested fi...

  12. Seeking competitive advantage in an emergent open economy: foreign direct investment in Chinese industry

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    I Eng; Lin, Y

    1996-01-01

    In this paper we explore how foreign investors penetrate China's reforming economy and seek to build a competitive edge for their operations in local and international markets. Basing our study on a comparative analysis of the locational, sectoral, and organizational characteristics and performance variation of industrial firms invested by overseas Chinese and other foreign capital, we posit that effective manipulation of state action holds a key to the economic success of foreign-invested fi...

  13. Investment Preference and Strategies of Foreign Institutional Investors Across Different Industries in Taiwan

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    Mei-Ling Chen; Fu-Lai Lin; Mei-Chin Hung; Kai-Li Wang

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the investment preference of foreign institutional investors across different industries in Taiwanese stock market. By employing the idea of Fama and French (1992) three-factor model with investment strategy, the investment preference is a function of beta value, company size, book-market ratio and investment strategy. Our empirical results find that foreign institutional investors in all five industries adopt momentum strategies in their investment preference. Next, i...

  14. Geographical Distribution of Foreign Investment in China:Industrial Clusters and Their Significance

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    JiangXiaojuan

    2003-01-01

    The incorporation of massive amounts of foreign direct investment(FDI)has been a major motive force behind the high-speed growth of the Chinese economy over the last decade.A high degree of geographical concentration in certain of this country is a salient feature of foreign inversted enterprises(FIEs0> FIEs in some industries are closely clustered in industrial zones ranging from several kilometers to more than 100km in diameter,Such industrial clusters are a remarkable phenomenon among FDI industries.High FDI concentration is having a striking impact on the competitiveness of the enterprises involved and the regions where they are located.

  15. Foreign Direct Investment as a Catalyst for Industrial Development

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    Markusen, James R.; Venables, Anthony J

    1997-01-01

    How does an FDI project affect local firms in the same industry? Competition in the" product and factor markets tends to reduce profits of local firms, but linkage effects to supplier" industries may reduce input costs and raise profits. This paper develops an analytical framework" to assess these effects. Circumstances in which FDI is complementary to local industry are" established, and it is shown how FDI may lead to the establishment of local industrial sectors. " These sectors may grow t...

  16. Political Strategies of Foreign Firms in the Dutch Chemical Industry

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    Kranenburg, H.L. van; Voinea, C.L.; Burger, M.

    2012-01-01

    - Purpose – This chapter explores the rationale for foreign companies to have a political strategy and how these companies are politically active in a small, open and regionally integrated economy. The reasons why companies are engaged in corporate political activities are tied to the rationales for

  17. Training Center for Industrial Control Systems

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    V. Yezhov

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We consider the application of embedded microcontrollers and industrial controllers with built-in operating systems.With the development of embedded operating systems and technology of open standard IEC 61131-3 product developer can write their own program management and support staff – to modernize management program.

  18. 77 FR 61026 - Olive Oil: Conditions of Competition Between U.S. and Major Foreign Supplier Industries

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    2012-10-05

    ... COMMISSION Olive Oil: Conditions of Competition Between U.S. and Major Foreign Supplier Industries AGENCY...-537, Olive Oil: Conditions of Competition between U.S. and Major Foreign Supplier Industries. DATES... commercial olive oil industry in the United States and major supplier countries, including production of...

  19. The impact of foreign direct investment on local industry in Chile

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    Michèle E. M. Akoorie

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Technology transfer, spillovers and linkages from MNEs to local industry may aid economic development in emerging economies. This paper argues that foreign affiliates in an emerging economy (Chile will demonstrate multiple patterns of linkage formation which is a combination of competitive and collaborative linkages with local firms. Foreign affiliates will overcome their liability of foreignness (LOF by engaging in collaborative relationships which augment their ownership advantages in terms of producing socially responsible products and processes (Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR. Using a sample of firms from the service sector in Chile case study techniques are employed within and across to analyse the degree of linkage (DOL between foreign affiliates and local firms. Foreign affiliates do demonstrate multiple patterns of linkage formation and those firms with above average extent and quality of linkages are also likely to have above average scores for CSR linkages. The implications of these findings for policy and IB theory are discussed.

  20. Intra-Industry Affiliate Trade of Foreign-Owned Companies in Transition Economies:

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Pawlik, Konrad

    2008-01-01

    Using a database containing trade and industry variables of foreign-owned companies in the Polish manufacturing industry for the years 1993-2002, we investigate the relationship between the organizational structure of multinational enterprises (MNE) in Poland and the intra-industry trade...... become a more important mode of organization for multinational enterprises as Poland has evolved into a relatively stable economic environment where MNEs feel comfortable basing their regional operations....

  1. State and Trend Analysis of Industrial Plantation Development in Foreign Countries

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    The paper firstly reviewed industrial plantation development in the main forestry countries worldwide, and then summarized the state and trend of the R & D of industrial plantation in foreign countries in terms of genetic improvement, breeding techniques, site evaluation techniques, density control techniques, long-term productivity maintenance techniques and diseases and pests control techniques. In the meantime, the three management models employed in industrial plantations abroad was introduced, i.e. int...

  2. Foreign trade, local protectionism and industrial location in China

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    HUANG Jiuli; LI Kunwang

    2007-01-01

    In this paper,we find that,in China,geographical changes of industrial bases in the 1980s had led to a slight drop in the extent of specialization and location imbalance,but in 1990s the specialization and industry imbalance have further developed.The geographical advantage for trade has a significant impact on the location patterns,and the effects of local protectionism are confined to the hinterland in 1990s.The role of comparative advantage in shaping industry location is evident,and some predictions derived from new economic geography are partially supported.

  3. Trends and Reliance on Foreign Labourers in Malaysia: Conventional Construction versus Industrialized Building System Construction

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    Mydin M.A.O

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available There has been an influx of foreign labourers in Malaysia over the past decade due to sustained economic growth and a limited labour market. As a long term measure to ensure sustainable growth as well as to minimize socio-economic implications, a medium to longer-term policy on foreign workers will be devised with the goal of reducing overdependence on foreign workers while attracting more skilled and trained professionals. In order to reduce the number of foreign workers, the government has encouraged the implementation of an IBS. An Industrialized Building System (IBS is a construction system in which the components are manufactured in a factory, on or off site, positioned, and assembled into complete structures with minimal additional site work. This research has been carried out to discover trends, whether decreasing or increasing, in the employment of foreign labour in the Malaysian construction industry with reference to the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Additionally, interviews with construction labourers at IBS sites and conventional sites were carried out to identify the number of foreign labourers that are used in such projects.

  4. Productivity Spillovers From Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence From UK Industry Level Panel Data

    OpenAIRE

    2000-01-01

    This paper examines intra-industry productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UK manufacturing sector. The empirical analysis uses panel data for 48 UK industries over the period 1991 – 1995. A major contribution is empirical evidence on spillover effects in situations where the host country is developed. The results indicate that the very presence of FDI has a positive spillover impact on the productivity of UK-owned firms. The analysis also shows that the extent to ...

  5. Rose George: Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings you 90% of Everything

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    Taudal Poulsen, René

    2014-01-01

    Book review of: Rose George: Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings you 90% of Everything. London :Portobello Books, 2013. 320 pp. ISBN 9781846272639......Book review of: Rose George: Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings you 90% of Everything. London :Portobello Books, 2013. 320 pp. ISBN 9781846272639...

  6. 42 CFR 413.203 - Transplant center costs for organs sent to foreign countries or transplanted in patients other...

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Transplant center costs for organs sent to foreign countries or transplanted in patients other than Medicare beneficiaries. 413.203 Section 413.203 Public...) Services and Organ Procurement Costs § 413.203 Transplant center costs for organs sent to foreign countries...

  7. The importance of learning a foreign language from the perspective of tourism industry

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    Čolić Danijela

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available One of the main features of tourism in the second half of the 20th and at the beginning of the 21st century is its mass dimension. The industry of such proportions, accordingly, entails a large number of employees, not only in those branches directly associated with the tourist sector, but also in those that support tourism and create conditions for its development. To provide the best possible service and to keep competitiveness, it is necessary that all tourism workers have certain skills and knowledge and be educated in tourism. One of the indispensible segments of education in tourism and complementary fields is foreign language teaching, due to the important role they play in tourism. Its modelling and strategic planning is conditioned by the economical and sociopolitical fluctuations which change the roles and importance of certain languages in the tourism industry. The object of this paper is the perception of role of foreign languages in tourism and educational processes aimed at tourism industry. The paper primarily concerns the European countries, with an overview of general trends in the tourism industry. The objective of the paper is to address the necessity of acquisition of a greater number of foreign languages, or those languages not adequately represented in the tourism industry, as an important factor of competitiveness in tourism.

  8. Inward foreign direct investment and industrial restructuring: micro evidence – the Slovenian firms’ growth model

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    Katja Zajc Kejžar

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available We examine the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI on the growth of local firms in terms of employment and total factor productivity (TFP for the Slovenian manufacturing sector in the 1994-2003 period. The theoretically predicted channels through which inward FDI affects the firm dynamics in a host country prove to be in general significant. First, there is evidence of the direct impact offoreign firms through so-called direct technology transfer as foreign-owned firms have higher growth of TFP compared to domestically-owned firms after controlling for other determinants. Secondly, the entry of foreign firms stimulates the reshuffling of the resources from less to more efficient local firms. The firm selection process is, namely, characterised by the least efficient firms experiencing a drop in their employment growth upon a foreign firm’s entry. Thirdly, regarding the productivity spillover effects from foreign to local firms we provide indirect evidence that they mostly operate through vertical linkages rather than within the same industry.In general, it seems that not all firms are equally able to benefit from foreign firms’ presence and that absorptive capacity plays an important role.

  9. Electronic Commerce Resource Centers. An Industry--University Partnership.

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    Gulledge, Thomas R.; Sommer, Rainer; Tarimcilar, M. Murat

    1999-01-01

    Electronic Commerce Resource Centers focus on transferring emerging technologies to small businesses through university/industry partnerships. Successful implementation hinges on a strategic operating plan, creation of measurable value for customers, investment in customer-targeted training, and measurement of performance outputs. (SK)

  10. Electronic Commerce Resource Centers. An Industry--University Partnership.

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    Gulledge, Thomas R.; Sommer, Rainer; Tarimcilar, M. Murat

    1999-01-01

    Electronic Commerce Resource Centers focus on transferring emerging technologies to small businesses through university/industry partnerships. Successful implementation hinges on a strategic operating plan, creation of measurable value for customers, investment in customer-targeted training, and measurement of performance outputs. (SK)

  11. Centers for manufacturing technology: Industrial Advisory Committee Review

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    NONE

    1995-10-01

    An advisory committee, composed of senior managers form industrial- sector companies and major manufacturing trade associations and representatives from appropriate educational institutions, meets semi-annually to review and advise the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology (ORCMT) on its economic security program. Individual papers have been indexed separately for the database.

  12. Final Technical Report for University of Michigan Industrial Assessment Center

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    Atreya, Arvind

    2007-04-17

    The UM Industrial Assessment Center assisted 119 primary metals, automotive parts, metal casting, chemicals, forest products, agricultural, and glass manufacturers in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to become more productive and profitable by identifying and recommending specific measures to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and increase productivity. This directly benefits the environment by saving a total of 309,194 MMBtu of energy resulting in reduction of 0.004 metric tons of carbon emissions. The $4,618,740 implemented cost savings generated also saves jobs that are evaporating from the manufacturing industries in the US. Most importantly, the UM Industrial Assessment Center provided extremely valuable energy education to forty one UM graduate and undergraduate students. The practical experience complements their classroom education. This also has a large multiplier effect because the students take the knowledge and training with them.

  13. The New Factors Determining on Attract Foreign Direct Investment in the Sports Industry of Iran

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    Mahdiyeh Rooham

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate factors determining, including: economic, support, encouragement, political and diplomatic on attract foreign direct investment in the sport industry of Iran. Current study was an applied research in terms aims, and descriptive - analytical in terms methods of data collection, which was conducted as fieldwork. The statistical population was all board members of the 12 federations and 3 investment companies in the sports industry of Iran (N≈127. 100 subjects were determined based on Cohen's tables and questionnaires were distributed among them. Research’ measuring tool was questionnaire including 30 questions by researcher made. The questionnaire provided during a preliminary study by using Delphi method, which the reliability of the questionnaire was determined using the method Cronbach's alpha statistic 92%. After collecting the questionnaires, it was found that the data have not normally distributed by using Kolmogorov–Smirnov test. Thus Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman tests and factor analysis with SPSS software were used for determine the contribution of each factor on attract foreign direct investment. The results showed that the privatization factor in the country's sports industry among the economic factors, the factor of government support of investor in sports among the support and encouragement factors, and trying to remove economic sanctions against Iran among the political factors had the greatest impact on attracting foreign direct investment on sports industry of Iran.

  14. Mode of Entry and the Performance of Foreign Banks: Evidence from Turkish Banking Industry

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    Ahmet AKIN

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Emerging economies have been attracting considerable amount of foreign direct investments to the banking industry through cross-border acquisitions and new establishments. Whether mode of entry influences the performance of foreign banks is an important question. This study analyzes the impact of entry mode on the foreign bank performance in Turkey for the period before and after the global financial crisis. Profitability and relative efficiencies are used to measure the performance of banks. Then, Tobit and multivariate regressions are performed to detect the performance differentials between the bank groups. Analysis reveals that greenfield banks have superior performance over the takeover banks in terms of only profitability. Mode of entry does not have a statistically significant effect on efficiency. Besides, there are no efficiency or profitability gains for takeover banks after acquisition.

  15. THE FEATURES OF TRAINING WITH ADVANCED STUDY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR INDUSTRIAL JOINT COMPANIES

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the problems of system development of professional education and enhanced training in foreign languages for the Russian-German (Swiss, French joint venture companies. We have shown new perspectives and possibilities improving work efficiency in staff training in relation with the new Russian Federation Federal Law of Education, creation basic universities departments in enterprises, ligitation new network forms for the implementation of network programs. We have also presented some measures to improve the quality of education, to attract highly qualified specialists of enterprises, the use of their scientific and technical base, ties companies with leading foreign organizations, the use of new educational technologies, assessment of professional competence of students in educational programs. At present the main role is played by foreign language, possession of which at this stage is an essential attribute of a successful specialist. The article has an analysis of existing methods and training courses in foreign languages and proposes a system of training of foreign language on the basis of educational industrial cluster which allows using not only the faculty of universities and training facilities, but the full potential of joint ventures, including foreign training. The proposed system involves learning a foreign language training in the following courses: general business, specialized business, intensive English, business training and other. The substantive content of special courses focused on professional activities with the use of interactive teaching methods, such as role-playing, methods for solving situational problems, methods of design activity that contributes to the development of skills to analyze, compare facts and events, to learn independently, to work in teams, to express and defend their point of view

  16. Multiple finances, margins of foreign direct investment and aggregate industry productivity

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    Jiarui Zhang

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Based on a heterogeneous firm set-up, we model firms’ access to the internal capital market, bank finance as well as bond finance and investigate how firms’ adjustment among multiple sources of finance affects their performance in foreign direct investment and aggregate industry productivity. We find that when facing a bank credit shock (e.g. tighter bank lending, firms with different productivities react differently. Less productive firms exit from the foreign market due to a lack of funds while the more productive resort to bond finance to sustain their multinational status. The increased demand for bond finance as compensation for decreased bank finance by the surviving multinationals exacerbates the competition in the bond market and bids up the bond return rate, which triggers a Melitz-type selection effect through the bond market and brings aggregate industry gains.However, the divestment of those failing FDI firms and the consequently reduced bond financing demand mitigate this effect.

  17. Sweat or no sweat: foreign workers in the garment industry in Malaysia.

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    Crinis, Vicki

    2010-01-01

    In the last decade factory owners, in response to brand-name Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) parameters, have joined associations that verify (through a monitoring and audit system) that management does not exploit labour. There have been no reports of violations of codes of conduct concerning Malaysian workers but for foreign workers on contract there are certain areas that have been reported. These areas, including trade union membership, the withholding of workers' passports and unsuitable accommodation, generally escape notice because auditors who monitor factory compliance do not question the terms of contracts as long as they comply with national labour standards. This paper is based on research with foreign workers in Malaysia and argues that despite the success of the anti-sweatshop movement in a global context, the neo-liberal state in Malaysia continues to place certain restrictions on transnational labour migrants which breach garment industry codes of conduct. Available evidence does not support the assumption that CSR practices provide sufficient protection for both citizen and foreign workers on contract in the garment industry.

  18. Changing Dynamics of Foreign Direct Investment in China’s Automotive Industry

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available China’s automotive industry has developed dramatically in recent years as more and more major multinational corporations (MNCs in this industry began to invest in China.  Most of these investments have developed in the form of joint-ventures with Chinese state owned enterprises (SOEs. This paper contributes to the current literature by studying the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI on the productivity of the automotive industry in China using panel data during the 1999 –2008 period. Channels through which FDI may directly and indirectly affect the productivity are investigated using pooled ordinary least squares model (POLS and fixed effects model (FES to estimate the influence of FDI on productivity in the automotive industry. The results suggest that FDI plays a negative role in this industry and suggests that there is a need for Chinese government to modify its policies and practices in order to improve the productivity of such a key industry in the Chinese economy.

  19. Industrial Engineering Lifts Off at Kennedy Space Center

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    Barth, Tim

    1998-01-01

    When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began the Space Shuttle Program, it did not have an established industrial engineering (IE) capability for several probable reasons. For example, it was easy for some managers to dismiss IE principles as being inapplicable at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). When NASA was formed by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, most industrial engineers worked in more traditional factory environments. The primary emphasis early in the shuttle program, and during previous human space flight programs such as Mercury and Apollo, was on technical accomplishments. Industrial engineering is sometimes difficult to explain in NASA's highly technical culture. IE is different in many ways from other engineering disciplines because it is devoted to process management and improvement, rather than product design. Images of clipboards and stopwatches still come to the minds of many people when the term industrial engineering is mentioned. The discipline of IE has only recently begun to gain acceptance and understanding in NASA. From an IE perspective today, the facilities used for flight hardware processing at KSC are NASA's premier factories. The products of these factories are among the most spectacular in the world: safe and successful launches of shuttles and expendable vehicles that carry tremendous payloads into space.

  20. Does foreign direct investment cause higher levels of productivity or do higher levels of productivity attract foreign direct investment? A study in transforming brazilian industry

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    Nádia Campos Pereira

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2013v15n35p82 With this research, it was aimed to investigate the factors that determine the investment decision of foreign investors in the Brazilian industry. Evidence shows that foreign investors are attracted not only by more productive and best performing sectors, but depending on the adopted strategy, they may choose investment projects in sectors that have lower performance levels which offer the potential for growth and the and improvement of efficiency levels and capacity. Granger causality test indicated that not only foreign investment gives more productivity gains, but also this productivity induces more foreign investment inputs. Foreign investors are also attracted by those sectors, which use their assets in an inefficient way in order to generate profits. These sectors may be attractive to foreign investors that want to invest in a more aggressive growth policy in order to get advantages on the availability of inefficiently used assets. These sectors may be also attractive targets to investors who seek to compete directly in relatively less competitive sectors.

  1. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI, KEBIJAKAN INDUSTRI, DAN MASALAH PENGANGGURAN: STUDI EMPIRIK DI INDONESIA

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    Syamsudin Syamsudin

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Unemployment has become one of the major problems in Indonesia in the last eight years. SBY administration decides many economic policies in order to overcome the problem, but it seems not enough. However, the rate of foreign direct investment in Indonesia is increasing in the last three years. Macroeconomic indicators show that everything in its right track. This research analyzes the effects of FDI rate to employment rate in Indonesia. This research uses empirical data from ADB from 1983-2004. This research uses error correction model as a tool of analyses. The result shows that FDI rate does not have effect to employment rate. It means that FDI does not open job opportunity for many unemployer in Indonesia. In the end, this paper discusses the possibility of industrial policy in order to provide direction for government to develop Indonesia’s industry.

  2. Self-assembling nano-diameter needlelike pinning centers in YBCO, utilizing a foreign element dopant

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    Sawh, Ravi-Persad [Texas Center for Superconductivity and Physics Department, University of Houston, 632 Science and Research Bldg 1, Houston Texas 77204-5005 (United States); Weinstein, Roy [Texas Center for Superconductivity and Physics Department, University of Houston, 632 Science and Research Bldg 1, Houston Texas 77204-5005 (United States); Obot, Victor [Department of Mathematics, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston Texas 77004-4597 (United States); Parks, Drew [Texas Center for Superconductivity and Physics Department, University of Houston, 632 Science and Research Bldg 1, Houston Texas 77204-5005 (United States); Gandini, Alberto [Texas Center for Superconductivity and Physics Department, University of Houston, 632 Science and Research Bldg 1, Houston Texas 77204-5005 (United States); Skorpenske, Harley [Texas Center for Superconductivity and Physics Department, University of Houston, 632 Science and Research Bldg 1, Houston Texas 77204-5005 (United States)

    2006-06-01

    Although pinning centers created by irradiation presently produce the highest J{sub c}, it is probable that ultimately these will be emulated by chemical pinning centers. The best pinning centers produced by irradiation nevertheless provide guidelines for desirable morphology of chemical pinning structures. The highest J{sub c} produced earlier in textured HTS was obtained using isotropic high-energy ions produced by fission of {sup 235}U. This so-called U/n process produces pinning centers of diameter {<=} 4.5 nm, with an effective length of {approx}2.7 {mu}m. Maximum J{sub c} occurs for pinning center density of {approx}10{sup 10} cm{sup -3}. We use this as a model for desired chemical pinning centers. Our approach to introducing chemical pinning centers has been to produce precipitates within the HTS containing elements not native to the HTS, and to seek needlelike (columnar) deposits of small diameter. We report here on the formation of needlelike or columnar deposits in textured Y123 containing a dopant foreign to Y123. It serves as a demonstration that self-assembling nanometer diameter columns utilizing a dopant foreign to the HTS system are a feasible goal. These deposits, however, do not fully meet the ultimate requirements of pinning centers because the desired deposits should be smaller. The self-assembling columns formed contain titanium, are {approx}500 nm in diameter, and up to 10 {mu}m long. The size and morphology of the deposits vary with the mass of admixed Ti dopant. J{sub c} is decreased for small dopant mass. At larger dopant masses needlelike precipitates form, and J{sub c} increases again. A small range of mass of admixed Ti exists in which J{sub c} is enhanced by pinning. In the range of admixed Ti mass studied in these experiments there is a negligible effect on T{sub c}. Magnetization studies of J{sub c} are also reported.

  3. The incorporation of User Centered Design and Industrial design

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    Dai, Zheng; Ómarsson, Ólafur

    2011-01-01

    Abstract—Traditional Industrial Design (TID) has been an important aspect in the NPD process within the last decades. User centered design (UCD) is a growing research field for product innovation, starting from the end of 20th century. An NPD process needs support from both design knowledge...... and research methodologies. Both TID and UCD focus on user’s perspective when doing multi-disciplinary work together. They provide skills and methods for designing the style and usability, and balancing the users need and reality. The skills from TID help design expression and realization to communicate...... respectively. Their methodologies are essential for a designer to successfully come to a fruitful design solution, and at the same time the project improves the methodologies of TID and UCD through a reflection process....

  4. Industrial Assessment Centers - Small Manufacturers Reduce Energy & Increase Productivity

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    Since 1976, the Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), administered by the US Department of Energy, have supported small and medium-sized American manufacturers to reduce energy use and increase their productivity and competitiveness. The 24 IACs, located at premier engineering universities around the country (see below), send faculty and engineering students to local small and medium-sized manufacturers to provide no-cost assessments of energy use, process performance and waste and water flows. Under the direction of experienced professors, IAC engineering students analyze the manufacturer’s facilities, energy bills and energy, waste and water systems, including compressed air, motors/pumps, lighting, process heat and steam. The IACs then follow up with written energy-saving and productivity improvement recommendations, with estimates of related costs and payback periods.

  5. INTENSITY OF SOIL CONTAMINATION IN INDUSTRIAL CENTERS OF KAZAKHSTAN

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    Amanzhol Iztileu

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available For Kazakhstan, with its vast territory, the problem of disposal of solid waste from metallurgical, energy and petrochemical industries is becoming more acute. Failure to comply with hygiene requirements for the placement and operation of landfills increases the area of contaminated land and could become a threat to the public of environmental safety of industrial centers. The aim of the study was to evaluate the soil contamination in the towns and cities of Kazakhstan and the allocation of areas of risk to public health. The content of heavy metals in the soil (manganese, zinc, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead, cadmium, mercury, selenium, tin, arsenic, vanadium were determined by atomic absorption spectrometer MGA-915M. Evaluation of the results was performed with respect to the MPC substances in the soil, the toxicity of the components. Summarized metal soil pollution index (IZ was obtained by the sum of the rate of excess metal concentration above the level of its world-Clark. To assess the different risk residence zones scale with 5 levels of purity up to 2 - very clean, 2.8 net, 8-16 acceptable, 16-32 moderately dangerous, dangerous 32-128 was chosen. We developed the original software product using GIS technology to provide environmental information on an electronic map of the city in the form of color patches (polygons, matching levels summarized indicator of soil contamination. Found that the most contaminated soil were village Glubokoe where pollution reached dangerous or extremely dangerous levels, Aktau and Zhanaozen in which moderately hazardous contamination was detected throughout; Ust-Kamenogorsk and village Sholakkorgan where moderately hazardous contamination was noted in the fourth part of the urban area. The most common heavy metal toxicity 1-2 class that exceeded MCL in soils, were lead, copper and zinc, and in village Glubokoe - chromium and arsenic, in Aktau - cadmium. Visualization of environmental pollution in some urban

  6. Creating Communicative Scientists: A Collaboration between a Science Center, College and Science Industry

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    Wadman, Melissa; Driscoll, Wendy deProphetis; Kurzawa, Elizabeth

    2009-01-01

    Many science centers have partnerships with schools, universities or scientific industry. This article will describe a unique collaborative project between Liberty Science Center, Wagner College, and Picatinny Center (a government research center) that has college interns working with and learning from science center staff and real scientists in a…

  7. 76 FR 1521 - Security Zone: Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zone: Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier, San... of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. The existing security zone is around the former Fleet Industrial... Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier. The pier is no longer owned by the U.S. Navy and the security zone...

  8. 'They are stealing my island' : Residents' opinions on foreign investment in the residential tourism industry in Tamarin, Mauritius

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    Wortman, Tessa; Donaldson, Ronnie; van Westen, Guus

    2016-01-01

    The small nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, once a poor sugar plantation island, has successfully diversified and expanded its economy since independence, by attracting foreign investment in manufacturing and modern service industries. Tourism is a major part of the 'Mauritian Miracle'; in re

  9. 'They are stealing my island' : Residents' opinions on foreign investment in the residential tourism industry in Tamarin, Mauritius

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    Wortman, Tessa; Donaldson, Ronnie; van Westen, Guus

    2016-01-01

    The small nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, once a poor sugar plantation island, has successfully diversified and expanded its economy since independence, by attracting foreign investment in manufacturing and modern service industries. Tourism is a major part of the 'Mauritian Miracle'; in

  10. A Comparison of Innovative Training Techniques at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Research Report 1426.

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    Bush, Brian J.

    A study evaluated the comparative training effectiveness of three language instruction methods: (1) suggestopedia, (2) the standard methodology used at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, a functional skill-building approach, and (3) a flexible-scheduling version of the standard methodology, with pacing based on group…

  11. Trends and Reliance on Foreign Labourers in Malaysia: Conventional Construction versus Industrialized Building System Construction

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    There has been an influx of foreign labourers in Malaysia over the past decade due to sustained economic growth and a limited labour market. As a long term measure to ensure sustainable growth as well as to minimize socio-economic implications, a medium to longer-term policy on foreign workers will be devised with the goal of reducing overdependence on foreign workers while attracting more skilled and trained professionals. In order to reduce the number of foreign workers, the government has ...

  12. Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center Final Report

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    Heffington, Warren M.; Eggebrecht, James A.

    2007-02-24

    This project benefited the public by assisting manufacturing plants in the United States to save costly energy resources and become more profitable. Energy equivalent to over 75,000 barrels of oil was conserved. The Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) visited 96 manufacturing plants and spent 101 days in those plants during the contract period from August 9, 2002, through November 30, 2006. Recommended annual energy savings for manufacturers were 37,400,000 kWh (127,600 MMBtu—site basis) of electricity and 309,000 MCF (309,000 MMBtu) of natural gas. Each manufacturer subsequently was surveyed, and based on these surveys reportedly implemented 79% of the electricity savings and 36% of the natural gas savings for an overall energy savings of 48% of recommended. Almost 800 (798) projects were recommended to manufacturers, and they accomplished two-thirds of the projects. Cost savings recommended were $12.3 million and implemented savings were $5.7 million or 47%. During the contract period our average time between site visit and report submittal averaged 46 days; and decreased from 48 days in 2003 to 44 days in 2006. Serving clients well and promptly has been a priority. We visited five ESA overflow clients during FY 06. The Texas A&M University IAC pioneered the presentation of air pollution information in reports, and includes NOx and CO2 reductions due to energy savings in all reports. We also experimented with formal PowerPoint BestPractices presentations called Lunchtime/Showtime in each plant and with delivering electronic versions of the report. During the period of the contract, the director served on the Texas Industries of the Future (IOF) Refining and Chemicals Committee, which oversaw the showcases in 2003 and 2006. The assistant director was the Executive Director of the International Energy Technology Conference held annually. The director and assistant director became qualified specialists in the Process Heating Assessment Scoping

  13. The Evolution of Industrial Development Strategy up to China's Entry into the WTO

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    2005-01-01

    Changes in China's industrial development strategy undertaken prior to its entry into the WTO centered on strategies for foreign trade, foreign capital utilization, and industry structure. The foreign trade strategy tended to involve a shift from the importsubstitution strategy adopted before the reforms of 1978 to an export-oriented strategy, mainly still one of preferential export promotion. Strategy with regard to foreign capital utilization changed from restricting foreign capital to encouraging foreign capital.

  14. 33 CFR 165.1121 - Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego, CA.

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    ... Guard District § 165.1121 Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego, CA. (a... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego, CA. 165.1121 Section 165.1121 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST...

  15. Foreign Experience of Activity of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Prospects of its Introduction in Ukraine

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    Alexandrova Bohdana V.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article conducts analysis of foreign experience of activity of chambers of commerce and industry under conditions of market economy. It studies specific features of its formation and establishment in the countries of European Union and Commonwealth of Independent States. In particular, it analyses activity of chambers of commerce and industry of Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Russia, Moldova and Belarus. It considers continental, anglo-saxon, state and mixed models of activity of a chamber of commerce and industry. It identifies specific features of functioning of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine. Having analysed the progressive experience, it offers measures for improvement of the procedure of interaction of business with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine at the national, regional and branch levels.

  16. R&D Characteristics and Organizational Structure: Case Studies of University-Industry Research Centers

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    Hart, Maureen McArthur

    2013-01-01

    Within the past few decades, university-industry research centers have been developed in large numbers and emphasized as a valuable policy tool for innovation. Yet little is known about the heterogeneity of organizational structure within these centers, which has implications regarding policy for and management of these centers. This dissertation…

  17. R&D Characteristics and Organizational Structure: Case Studies of University-Industry Research Centers

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    Hart, Maureen McArthur

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    Within the past few decades, university-industry research centers have been developed in large numbers and emphasized as a valuable policy tool for innovation. Yet little is known about the heterogeneity of organizational structure within these centers, which has implications regarding policy for and management of these centers. This dissertation…

  18. Investimento direto externo e industrialização no Brasil Foreign direct investment and industrialization in Brazil

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo discutir o papel do investimento direto externo - IDE no processo de industrialização da economia brasileira entre 1860 e 1980. Utiliza-se como referência de periodização desse processo a proposta elaborada por Tavares (1975 e Mello (1982, que apresenta a seguinte configuração: (1 Crescimento com diversificação da atividade industrial (1860-1933; (2 Industrialização restringida (1933-1955; e (3 Industrialização pesada (1955-1980. A análise demonstra que o comportamento dos IDEs deve ser entendido à luz das condições vigentes no plano interno e externo, como proposto originalmente por Possas (1983.This paper analyses the role of the foreign direct investment - FDI, in the industrialization process of Brazilian economy between 1860 and 1980. The reference for the division the period was the proposal by Tavares (1975 and Mello (1982: Growth with industrial activity diversification (1860-1933; Restrict industrialization (1933-1955 and 3. Heavy industrialization (1955-1980. The research demonstrate that to comprehend the behavior of the FDI, it's necessary to considerate the domestic and foreign conditions, as the proposal by Possas (1983.

  19. Collaborative Innovation Research on High-tech Industry in the Center Delta

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    Full Text Available As a strong point in the Middle Rises Strategy, the Center Delta is of great significance to high-tech industry development. While the collaborative innovation is an effective way to promote the coordinated development of regional economy. This article selected electronic and communication equipment manufacturing industry of 3 provinces in the Center Delta as samples, built evaluation index system of collaborative innovation of high-tech industry, and put the relevant data into the system coordination degree model, in order to get the synergy of industrial innovation system and innovation environment system of 3 provinces. The empirical results shown that the industrial innovation system and innovation environment system coordination degree of Hubei province was the highest, while Jiangxi province was the lowest. Based on the empirical result analysis of the above-mentioned systems, this article put forward suggestions to promote the development of the high-tech industry collaborative innovation in the Center Delta.

  20. Anatomy of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC): The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on MEMS

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    a larger research organization than most research  consortia   would be able to maintain.   (4) Maintain collaboration with  Industrial  Members to insure...DATES COVERED 00-00-2013 to 00-00-2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Anatomy of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC): The NSF Industry /University...This has been achieved through creative combinations of resources, incentives and shared goals involving Academia, Industry , and Government. The

  1. Can a Ban on Foreign Cartoons Boost the Local Animation Industry?

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    2006-01-01

    Most children have become so addicted to TV, because there is precious little else they do for fun. Part of that enjoyment, in China, is the many cartoon programs available for young viewers, a large number of which are foreign productions. But that's all about to change. Foreign cartoons can no longer be screened during prime time viewing. Now millions of upset parents and children are questioning a new regulation

  2. The German model of capitalism and the persistence of outward foreign direct investment: evidence from German manufacturing industries

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    Martin T Bohl

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Against the backdrop of critique on the German model of capitalism in general, and German public policy in particular as to the ability to successfully adjust to rapid change and exogenous shocks in wake of economic globalisation, this paper investigates the degree of shock persistence in foreign direct investment (FDI of ten German manufacturing industries for the period 1976 to 2003. Theory on exports and non-FDI investment suggests that FDI should exhibit a considerable degree of shock persistence because they are subject to high sunk costs because of high entry and exit costs associated with the high level of asset specificity that is normally connected to FDI. Persistence in foreign direct investment time series data is established by applying various unit root tests. The results are robust to the potential presence of structural breaks in the data. The empirical analysis shows that German outward FDI in mature manufacturing industries, with one exception, exhibits a high degree of shock persistence. The results suggest, at least for mature German industries, that the sunk costs view on shock persistency is confirmed for outward FDI. The results furnish evidence for a tentative assessment of the relationship between German public policy and FDI strategies of multinational firms.

  3. Computer vision for foreign body detection and removal in the food industry

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    Computer vision inspection systems are often used for quality control, product grading, defect detection and other product evaluation issues. This chapter focuses on the use of computer vision inspection systems that detect foreign bodies and remove them from the product stream. Specifically, we wi...

  4. Transactions between Foreign Currencies Debut on Mainland

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    @@ At the trading system of the Shanghai-based China Foreign Exchange Swap Center on May 25, the Bank of China and Fujian Industrial Bank finished the Center's first trading between the greenback and the HK currency at HK$7.7993 against US$1, with a turnover of one million US dollars.

  5. Transactions between Foreign Currencies Debut on Mainland

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      At the trading system of the Shanghai-based China Foreign Exchange Swap Center on May 25, the Bank of China and Fujian Industrial Bank finished the Center's first trading between the greenback and the HK currency at HK$7.7993 against US$1, with a turnover of one million US dollars.……

  6. Reliability Centered Maintenance in Schedule Improvement of Automotive Assembly Industry

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    Rizauddin Ramli

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    Full Text Available Problem statement: Today, in many automotive manufacturing companies, maintenance management is an important factor to maintain the plant operation and production equipments. Approach: In this study, we present an implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM practice in one of the automotive manufacturing company in Malaysia. The RCM practice was used to assist the company in focusing their maintenance activities based on the criticalities of the equipments by applying the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA. The implementation of RCM was carried out in 4 stages; preparation, system analysis, decision making and feedback. The aim of RCM was to reduce the number of maintenance checklist and to improve significantly the integrity of maintenance practice. Results: As a result, the new RCM framework was generated where Class A equipment was at the top of the monthly maintenance frequency priority, followed by Class B and Class C equipment which had lesser critical value. Conclusion: The new RCM framework is used to conduct visible guideline and propose a new maintenance schedule. The guideline is useful for future maintenance strategy improvement. After the implementation, it can be ascertained that our proposed RCM is useful in reducing maintenance personnel burden and this leads to improvement of productivity.

  7. The Local Structure of Globalization. The Network Dynamics of Foreign Direct Investments in the International Electricity Industry

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    Koskinen, Johan; Lomi, Alessandro

    2013-05-01

    We study the evolution of the network of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the international electricity industry during the period 1994-2003. We assume that the ties in the network of investment relations between countries are created and deleted in continuous time, according to a conditional Gibbs distribution. This assumption allows us to take simultaneously into account the aggregate predictions of the well-established gravity model of international trade as well as local dependencies between network ties connecting the countries in our sample. According to the modified version of the gravity model that we specify, the probability of observing an investment tie between two countries depends on the mass of the economies involved, their physical distance, and the tendency of the network to self-organize into local configurations of network ties. While the limiting distribution of the data generating process is an exponential random graph model, we do not assume the system to be in equilibrium. We find evidence of the effects of the standard gravity model of international trade on evolution of the global FDI network. However, we also provide evidence of significant dyadic and extra-dyadic dependencies between investment ties that are typically ignored in available research. We show that local dependencies between national electricity industries are sufficient for explaining global properties of the network of foreign direct investments. We also show, however, that network dependencies vary significantly over time giving rise to a time-heterogeneous localized process of network evolution.

  8. Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillovers:Evidence from China’s manufacturing industry

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    2011-01-01

    <正>FDI will cause technological advance in host industry by its spillover effects.The approaches of technology spillover include horizontal spillover and vertical spillover.Most scholars do research on the two kinds of spillover effects separately. Therefore,by using panel data and Malquist index of China’s manufactuting industry, this paper analyses the two spillover effects of FDI on China’s manufacturing industry in one frame in order to test scientifically the spillover effects of FDI on China’s manufacturing industry.

  9. Intra-Industry Affiliate Trade of Foreign-Owned Companies in Transition Economies:

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Pawlik, Konrad

    2008-01-01

    of their affiliates (IIAT). We find labour intensity; scale economies and absorptive capacity of affiliates are the main explanatory variables for IIAT. Given the overall rise in export and import intensities of foreign affiliates over the period of investigation, our findings suggest that export-platform FDI has...... become a more important mode of organization for multinational enterprises as Poland has evolved into a relatively stable economic environment where MNEs feel comfortable basing their regional operations....

  10. Problems related to the foreign exchange earnings of Surinam's shrimp industry

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    Pottier, D.

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available The shrimp grounds of Surinam are actually fully exploited by some 136 trawlers of the Florida type, ranging from 100 to 130 GRT. Through export and import levies and fishing licence fees the country was able to obtain a small piece of the foreign currency cake. The Republic of Surinam has been looking for means to increase the benefits from its shrimp business. The alleged huge profits made by foreign vessels inspired the country to invest in a national shrimp fleet and man it with national crew (SUGAM. For reasons explained in the text Sugam has difficultes to operate with a gain. This paper will review Sugam's attempt to earn hard currency. An analysis is made of the foreign exchange earnings of Sugam and is compared with the results of a Korean company. The main conclusions are as follows : shrimp exploitation in a fully exploited Exclusive Economic Zone can only be brought to success by fishermen of proven ability. Each vessel should make trips lasting from 45 to 60 days and be some 280 days at sea per year. Surinam should also reconsider its present policy of shrimp purchasing.

  11. Combining total energy and energy industrial center concepts to increase utilization efficiency of geothermal energy

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    Bayliss, B. P.

    1974-01-01

    Integrating energy production and energy consumption to produce a total energy system within an energy industrial center which would result in more power production from a given energy source and less pollution of the environment is discussed. Strong governmental support would be required for the crash drilling program necessary to implement these concepts. Cooperation among the federal agencies, power producers, and private industry would be essential in avoiding redundant and fruitless projects, and in exploiting most efficiently our geothermal resources.

  12. The Dynamic Effects of Foreign Direct Investment to Food Processing Industry in Emerging Markets

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    Hui Song

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we use the real exchange rate volatility to refer to the instability of financial markets; with the food processing companies’ output value fluctuation refers to the instability of macroeconomic. We construct a panel data model which including 80 companies’ for quantitative analysis, the model analysis the influence of output value growth in food processing industry that open FDI caused. We also have estimate and test to explain the real contact between the FDI opening and economic instability. The result shows that: Open FDI has significant influence to fluctuation of output value in food processing industry, the coefficient is 31.88. However, FDI does not have a stable effect on industrial output value. Instead, the fluctuations of FDI will deepen fluctuation of the country, cause industrial output value instability and may cause economic crisis.

  13. Main Directions of Increasing Efficiency of Foreign Trade Activities of the Fishing Industry of the European North

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    Anatolii Mikhailovich Vasil’ev

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of the List of Orders of the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has shown that many priority challenges of the fishing industry development, including promotion of fish production with a high degree of processing and its exports have not been solved. Analysis of exports of cod, haddock and saithe from Russia (Murmansk Oblast and Norway proves that there is a wider range of products from Norway with high added value. The unit cost of the same products from Norway is also significantly higher. The consequence of these factors is the low unit cost of Russian exports, compared to Norwegian. For 2009–2013 the average unit cost of cod is lower by 2.66 US dollars (47.9%, of haddock – by 0.23 US dollars (10.6%. The article estimates foreign currency revenues, which were not fully received due to the reasons mentioned above. The author points out key directions of increase of economic efficiency of Russian exports of cod, haddock and saithe: 1. Change in the access of economic agents to marketable resources by stimulating the obtainment of larger quotas of biological resources at the expense of profit ratio. 2. Establishment of an organization for the export of fish products. The purpose of the organization is to study international markets, to regulate foreign trade activities and perform other functions as set forth above, in accordance with the Russian legislation. 3. Exclusion of intermediaries in the sales of fish products by organizing electronic auctions. 4. Prohibition of using fishery products for the payment of loans obtained from foreign banks. 5. Use of trawlers that are not able to produce products with added value, to provide fish processing enterprises of Russia with fish resources

  14. The importance of Sumgait industrial center in economic development of Azerbaijan in the context of innovative economics

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    Shafa Aliyev

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses production capacity of Sumgait industrial center in Azerbaijan. The author observes priority policy directions to utilize available production capacity of this regional industrial complex.

  15. [Shifting path of industrial pollution gravity centers and its driving mechanism in Pan-Yangtze River Delta].

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    Zhao, Hai-Xia; Jiang, Xiao-Wei; Cui, Jian-Xin

    2014-11-01

    Shifting path of industrial pollution gravity centers is the response of environmental special formation during the industry transfer process, in order to prove the responding of industrial pollution gravity centers to industry transfer in economically developed areas, this paper calculates the gravity centers of industrial wastewater, gas and solid patterns and reveals the shifting path and its driving mechanism, using the data of industrial pollution in the Pan-Yangtze River Delta from 2000 to 2010. The results show that the gravity center of the industrial waste in Pan-Yangtze River Delta shifts for sure in the last 10 years, and gravity center of solid waste shifts the maximum distance within the three wastes, which was 180.18 km, and shifting distances for waste gas and waste water were 109.51 km and 85.92 km respectively. Moreover, the gravity center of the industrial waste in Pan-Yangtze River Delta shifts westwards, and gravity centers of waste water, gas and solid shift for 0.40 degrees, 0.17 degrees and 0.03 degrees respectively. The shifting of industrial pollution gravity centers is driven by many factors. The rapid development of the heavy industry in Anhui and Jiangxi provinces results in the westward shifting of the pollutions. The optimization and adjustment of industrial structures in Yangtze River Delta region benefit to alleviating industrial pollution, and high-polluting industries shifted to Anhui and Jiangxi provinces promotes pollution gravity center shifting to west. While the development of massive clean enterprise, strong environmental management efforts and better environmental monitoring system slow the shifting trend of industrial pollution to the east in Yangtze River Delta. The study of industrial pollution gravity shift and its driving mechanism provides a new angle of view to analyze the relationship between economic development and environmental pollution, and also provides academic basis for synthetical management and control of

  16. Fighting Obsolescence in the Nuclear Power Industry. Motor Control Centers-solutions and Case Study

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    Portillo, J.; Torralba Piqueras, A.

    2014-07-01

    Motor Control Centers (MCCs) are vital to the operation and control of nuclear power plants. A significant and growing problem within the global nuclear industry is the aging of MCC components. Obsolescence of various components within the MCCs such as molded case circuit breakers, starters, relays, heaters, transformers, etc., are impacting the reliability of MCCs to perform their intended safety function. (Author)

  17. Preparing Teachers for Place-Based Instruction at the Tsongas Industrial History Center

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    Greenwood, Anita; Kirschbaum, Sheila

    2014-01-01

    In spite of the economic climate which has led to financial retrenchment in school districts, the Tsongas Industrial History Center (TIHC) in Lowell, Massachusetts, which was formed through a collaboration between the National Park Service Lowell National Historical Park and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education,…

  18. A Method for User Centering Systematic Product Development Aimed at Industrial Design Students

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    Coelho, Denis A.

    2010-01-01

    Instead of limiting the introduction and stimulus for new concept creation to lists of specifications, industrial design students seem to prefer to be encouraged by ideas in context. A new method that specifically tackles human activity to foster the creation of user centered concepts of new products was developed and is presented in this article.…

  19. Briefing Paper regarding the Establishment of a Regional Technical and Industrial Skills Training Center.

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    Powell, Roger Baden

    In spring 1997, Oregon's Regional Workforce Committee commissioned a study to investigate the feasibility of creating a technical and industrial skills training center in Region 12 of the state. Interviews were conducted with 40 individuals from area companies, social service agencies, and training organizations regarding the need for such a…

  20. Linguistic Globalization and the Call Center Industry: Imperialism, Hegemony or Cosmopolitanism?

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    Sonntag, Selma K.

    2009-01-01

    Linguistic imperialism, linguistic hegemony and linguistic cosmopolitanism are broad and contrasting conceptualizations of linguistic globalization that are frequently, if implicitly, invoked in the literature, both academic and non-academic, on language practices and perceptions in the call center industry. I begin with outlining each of these…

  1. Identifying and Ranking of Performance Indicators of Entering Foreign Markets With a Case Study in Iran Khodro Industrial Group

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    Esmaeil Malekakhlagh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As trade is being more competitive and complicated at international level, necessity of managers’ attention to the strategies for entering the global markets has become a competitive advantage for companies; meanwhile, performance evaluation plays a critical role in organizations’ success. One of the performance evaluation models is Balanced Score Card (BSC which has many advantages compared to similar approaches. In this study, different techniques have been used to determine the degree of parameters' priority to each other including Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP, Eigenvector technique and SMART method and the strategies performance of Iran Khodro Industrial Group for entering foreign markets during 2009 and 2010 has been evaluated using BSC. Findings imply that the BSC aspects with order of success degree include innovation and development (61%, customer (52%, business processes (47% and financial (24%, respectively.

  2. Identifying and Ranking of Performance Indicators of Entering Foreign Markets With a Case Study in Iran Khodro Industrial Group

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    Ismail malekakhlagh

    2011-09-01

    As trade is being more competitive and complicated at international level, necessity of managers’ attention to the strategies for entering the global markets has become a competitive advantage for companies meanwhile, performance evaluation plays a critical role in organizations’ success. One of the performance evaluation models is Balanced Score Card (BSC which has many advantages compared to similar approaches. In this study, different techniques have been used to determine the degree of parameters' priority to each other including Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP, Eigenvector technique and SMART method and the strategies performance of Iran Khodro Industrial Group for entering foreign markets during 2009 and 2010 has been evaluated using BSC. Findings imply that the BSC aspects with order of success degree include innovation and development (61%, customer (52%, business processes (47% and financial (24%, respectively.

  3. Social and Architectural Aspects of Revitalization of Historic Urban Centers: Foreign Experience

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    Indrė Gražulevičiutė-Vileniškė

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The structure and architecture of many European cities has started their development during the Middle Ages or even earlier. The historic cores gradually had become centers of contemporary cities and are constantly evolving. They are affected by the tendencies of destruction, initiatives and movements of preservation are also taking place there. The comprehensive works of rehabilitation of Lithuanian historic urban centers were carried out during the period of soviet occupation. The insularity of the Soviet empire, ideological reasons and the absence of the private property has determined certain architectural expressions and solutions for the social problems. After the restoration of the country‘s independence the problems and tendencies typical to Western city centers, such as commercialization and gentrification, started to appear in Lithuanian historic urban cores. This justifies the aim of the article which is to analyze the tendencies of revitalization of historic city centers in Western countries with the main attention to the social and architectural aspects.Article in Lithuanian

  4. Center for Semiconductor Materials and Device Modeling: expanding collaborative research opportunities between government, academia, and industry

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    Perconti, Philip; Bedair, Sarah S.; Bajaj, Jagmohan; Schuster, Jonathan; Reed, Meredith

    2016-09-01

    To increase Soldier readiness and enhance situational understanding in ever-changing and complex environments, there is a need for rapid development and deployment of Army technologies utilizing sensors, photonics, and electronics. Fundamental aspects of these technologies include the research and development of semiconductor materials and devices which are ubiquitous in numerous applications. Since many Army technologies are considered niche, there is a lack of significant industry investment in the fundamental research and understanding of semiconductor technologies relevant to the Army. To address this issue, the US Army Research Laboratory is establishing a Center for Semiconductor Materials and Device Modeling and seeks to leverage expertise and resources across academia, government and industry. Several key research areas—highlighted and addressed in this paper—have been identified by ARL and external partners and will be pursued in a collaborative fashion by this Center. This paper will also address the mechanisms by which the Center is being established and will operate.

  5. A class of chemical pinning centers including two elements foreign to HTS

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    Weinstein, Roy; Sawh, Ravi-Persad

    2003-01-01

    Very small deposits are formed when two foreign elements, A and B, are added to textured (RE)BCO. These deposits increase the J{sub c} of samples and hence the maximum trapped field. Deposit sizes are generally in the range 200-400 nm. Their chemical composition is (A{sub x},B{sub y})(RE)Ba{sub 2}O{sub 6}, where x+y=1 and x=y{+-}0.1. Their structure is double perovskite. The deposits produce two types of pinning, one by refinement (e.g., of the Y211 phase) and the other due to the double perovskite deposits themselves. In those cases tested, the refinement increases J{sub c} by factors exceeding 1.33, and the deposits increase J{sub c} by factors exceeding 2, for a total increase by a factor exceeding 2.66. Element A can be U, W or Mo. Element B can be Pt or Zr. We speculate on possible additional elements in classes A and B.

  6. Foreign Cooperation and Development Trends of the Russian Petroleum Industry and Prospects of Sino-Russian Cooperation in Oil and Gas

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    Xie Bo

    2006-01-01

    This article is focused on the analysis of the international cooperation of the Russian petroleum industry and its development trend. Also discussed here are the patterns that the foreign oil companies used in acquiring Russian petroleum assets, and the cooperation models of petroleum exploration and production in Russia. The Russian government encourages foreign oil companies to establish strategic alliances with domestic companies that keep good relations with the government. To achieve this goal, the government provides foreign companies with the space for cooperation in such aspects as advanced technology and management culture. International cooperation in petroleum industry will be further developed under the macro-control of the Russia State energy strategy. The energy cooperation between China and Russia will enter a new phase full of hopes and challenges after the past unfavorable situation is gradually overcome.

  7. Accumulation and foreign trade from a center-periphery perspective Acumulación y comercio exterior desde una perspectiva centro-periferia

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    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available The theories which have attempted to explain the insertion of the countries of the periphery in the international division of labor haven't been able to explain in a satisfactory way the economic foundations and mechanisms of foreign trade in that contexto To understand the logic of the mechanism of peripheral insertion, the function served by foreign
    trade in the capital accumulation process must be analyzed. By going back to this problem in the classical analysis, some pieces of a new puzzle can be found. Smith's theory of the extension of the market, the structural heterogeneity of capitalism expressed in the differentiation of national price systems and profit rates according to Ricardo, and the foundations of the forms of mercantile and industrial accumulation in Marx are the new elements. The profit rate improves the conditions of accumulation when it exploits the differences in the national price systems. In the process of accumulation, the mechanisms of industrial accumulation operate in the interior, and they are strengthened by the
    mechanisms of mercantile accumulation which operate in external trade. As a consequence, the extension of the market outward to the periphery is only viable to the extent that this zone offers compensations which improve the condi tions determining the rates of profi t and accumulation
    in the center.Las teorías que han intentado explicar en forma satisfactoria los fundamentos y los mecanismos económicos del comercio exterior en ese contexto. Para entender la lógica del mecanismos de inserción periférica, es necesario analizar la funci´pon que cumple el comercio exterior en el proceso de acumulación de capital. Retomando está problemática en el análisis clásico, se pueden sacara las piezas del nuevo romprecabezas. La teroría de la extensión de mercados de Smith, la heterogenidad estructural del capitalismo expresada en la diferenciación de sistemas de precios nacionales y de tasas

  8. Foreign language education: Principles of teaching English to adults at commercial language schools and centers

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    Oleg Tarnopolsky

    2016-01-01

    The ever-increasing spread of English as the language of global communication leads to ever-increasing demand for learning it among adult populations of non-English-speaking countries. If such people did not have a chance of acquiring English during their school or university years but urgently need it for professional or personal purposes, they have no other choice but to go and learn it at courses offered by numerous commercial language schools and centers. In post-Communist countries, such...

  9. Foreign language education: Principles of teaching English to adults at commercial language schools and centers

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    Oleg Tarnopolsky

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The ever-increasing spread of English as the language of global communication leads to ever-increasing demand for learning it among adult populations of non-English-speaking countries. If such people did not have a chance of acquiring English during their school or university years but urgently need it for professional or personal purposes, they have no other choice but to go and learn it at courses offered by numerous commercial language schools and centers. In post-Communist countries, such as Ukraine, commercial language schools and centers are responsible for English language training of the majority of adults learning that language after their secondary or tertiary school studies. They also serve the needs of many high and higher schools’ students who, due to various reasons, are not satisfied with learning English at their educational institutions. However, despite the importance and spread of this specific type of language education, its pedagogical and methodological foundations have hardly been developed at all. The present article is an attempt of partly filling this gap in pedagogy and methodology of English language education in non-English-speaking countries. The paper develops some theoretical underpinnings of that kind of education in the form of six principles underlying the organization of commercial English language courses, formulating their goals, selecting the learning contents, and choosing the methods of teaching and learning. The practical consequences of adopting the six suggested principles are outlined.

  10. Analysis of public perception about impaired odor in center fishery processing industry Tegalsari Tegal city

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    Wibowo, Tri Setyo; Purwanto, P.; Yulianto, Bambang

    2017-03-01

    The Coastal Fishing Port (CFP) Tegalsari is one of the largest center of the fishery industries in Central Java Indonesia. In addition to producing fish-based products such as fish fillets, salted fish and fish meal are distributed to most major cities in Indonesia, but also generate waste and wastewater which potentially disrupt the environment. The purpose of this study describe the perception of the public about the negative impact of the activities in center fishery processing industry. The research method uses qualitative research design with the population living around the center of the fishing industry, with samples taken by purposive sampling numbered 30 people and 3 location sample to know concentration of ammoniac and hydrogen Sulfide. Data research in 2016 was processed using statistical methods. The results of research showed very significant, 80% of respondents who said the fishing activities causing nuisance odor. The remaining 20% stated that the odor nuisance almost imperceptibly. The nuisance of odor are perceived by 53% of respondents for a full day. There are 70% of respondents living around the center of the fishing industry who lived more than seven years, and the remaining 30% of respondents who lived less than 7 years. Conclusion respondent who live more than seven years and said there was no odor nuisance around 57%, are more than 50% of the respondents. The odor of the most influential parameter on the fishing industry is an element of ammoniac (NH3) instead of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), because the value at these three locations for Hydrogen Sulfide measurement results show the same number that is equal to 0.001 g/m3. While ammoniac levels at most locations smelled according to perceptions of examiners showed the highest scores, while the zone that did not feel the smell indicates a low value, the test results showed a clear level of distinction. So the need to manage the environment at the center of the fishing industry with a approach of

  11. First optical education center in Japan established by cooperation between academia and industry

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    Yatagai, Toyohiko

    2014-07-01

    At the present of the 21st century, optical technology became what must be in our life. If there is no optical technology, we cannot use optical equipments such as the camera, microscopes, DVD, LEDs and laser diodes (LDs). Optics is also the leading part in the most advanced scientific field. It is clear that the organization which does education and research is required in such a very important area. Unfortunately, there was no such organization in Japan. The education and research of light have been individually done in various faculties of universities, various research institutes, and many companies. However, our country is now placed in severer surroundings, such as the globalization of our living, the accelerated competition in research and development. This is one of the reasons why Utsunomiya University has established Center for Optical Research and Education (CORE) in 2007. To contribute to optical technology and further development of optical industry, "Center for Optical Research and Education (CORE), Utsunomiya University" promotes education and research in the field of the optical science and technology cooperatively with industry, academia and the government. Currently, 6 full professors, 21 cooperative professors, 2 visiting professors and 7 post-doctoral researchers and about 40 students are joined with CORE. Many research projects with industries, the local government of Tochigi as well as Japanese government. Optical Innovation Center has established in CORE by supporting of Japan Science and Technology Agency in 2011 to develop advanced optical technologies for local companies.

  12. Adaptation of a Control Center Development Environment for Industrial Process Control

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    Killough, Ronnie L.; Malik, James M.

    1994-01-01

    In the control center, raw telemetry data is received for storage, display, and analysis. This raw data must be combined and manipulated in various ways by mathematical computations to facilitate analysis, provide diversified fault detection mechanisms, and enhance display readability. A development tool called the Graphical Computation Builder (GCB) has been implemented which provides flight controllers with the capability to implement computations for use in the control center. The GCB provides a language that contains both general programming constructs and language elements specifically tailored for the control center environment. The GCB concept allows staff who are not skilled in computer programming to author and maintain computer programs. The GCB user is isolated from the details of external subsystem interfaces and has access to high-level functions such as matrix operators, trigonometric functions, and unit conversion macros. The GCB provides a high level of feedback during computation development that improves upon the often cryptic errors produced by computer language compilers. An equivalent need can be identified in the industrial data acquisition and process control domain: that of an integrated graphical development tool tailored to the application to hide the operating system, computer language, and data acquisition interface details. The GCB features a modular design which makes it suitable for technology transfer without significant rework. Control center-specific language elements can be replaced by elements specific to industrial process control.

  13. Fish bone foreign body presenting with an acute fulminating retropharyngeal abscess in a resource-challenged center: a case report

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    Oyewole Ezekiel O

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction A retropharyngeal abscess is a potentially life-threatening infection in the deep space of the neck, which can compromise the airway. Its management requires highly specialized care, including surgery and intensive care, to reduce mortality. This is the first case of a gas-forming abscess reported from this region, but not the first such report in the literature. Case presentation We present a case of a 16-month-old Yoruba baby girl with a gas-forming retropharyngeal abscess secondary to fish bone foreign body with laryngeal spasm that was managed in the recovery room. We highlight specific problems encountered in the management of this case in a resource-challenged center such as ours. Conclusion We describe an unusual presentation of a gas-forming organism causing a retropharyngeal abscess in a child. The patient's condition was treated despite the challenges of inadequate resources for its management. We recommend early recognition through adequate evaluation of any oropharyngeal injuries or infection and early referral to the specialist with prompt surgical intervention.

  14. Single-Center Study Investigating Foreign Language Acquisition at School in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Uni- or Bilateral Cochlear Implants in the Swiss German Population.

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    Beeres-Scheenstra, Renske; Ohnsorg, Claudia; Candreia, Claudia; Heinzmann, Sybille; Castellanos, Susana; De Min, Nicola; Linder, Thomas E

    2017-07-01

    To evaluate foreign language acquisition at school in cochlear implant patients. Cohort study. CI center. Forty three cochlear implants (CI) patients (10-18 yr) were evaluated. CI nonusers and patients with CI-explantation, incomplete datasets, mental retardation, or concomitant medical disorders were excluded. Additional data (type of schooling, foreign language learning, and bilingualism) were obtained with questionnaires. German-speaking children with foreign tuition language (English and/or French) at school were enrolled for further testing. General patient data, auditory data, and foreign language data from both questionnaires and tests were collected and analyzed. Thirty seven out of 43 questionnaires (86%) were completed. Sixteen (43%) were in mainstream education. Twenty-seven CI users (73%) have foreign language learning at school. Fifteen of these were in mainstream education (55%), others in special schooling. From 10 CI users without foreign language learning, one CI user was in mainstream education (10%) and nine patients (90%) were in special schooling. Eleven German-speaking CI users were further tested in English and six additionally in French. For reading skills, the school objectives for English were reached in 7 of 11 pupils (64%) and for French in 3 of 6 pupils (50%). For listening skills, 3 of 11 pupils (27%) reached the school norm in English and none in French. Almost 75% of our CI users learn foreign language(s) at school. A small majority of the tested CI users reached the current school norm for in English and French in reading skills, whereas for hearing skills most of them were not able to reach the norm.

  15. Research and industrial applications at the McClellan Nuclear Research Center, University of California, Davis

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    Klein, B.; Lerche, M.; Shackelford, J.; Steingass, W., E-mail: mlerche@ucdavis.edu [Univ. of California, Davis, McClellan Nuclear Research Center, Davis CA (United States)

    2011-07-01

    The MNRC is a facility centered around a 2 MW TRIGA research reactor, one of the three largest university research reactors in the US and the youngest. A wide range of research studies is underway including the imaging of fuel cells, tomography of geological minerals, neutron activation analysis of biological samples and plant seed irradiation. Industrial applications include radiography of precision aerospace castings and irradiation of electronics. The McClellan reactor may become part of a consortium of university reactors that will provide radiopharmaceuticals in response to a critical shortage in North America.

  16. A WEB-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR VISUALIZING INDUSTRIAL SPATIOTEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION USING STANDARD DEVIATIONAL ELLIPSE AND SHIFTING ROUTES OF GRAVITY CENTERS

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    Y. Song; Z. Gui; H. Wu; Y. Wei

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    .... The framework uses standard deviational ellipse (SDE) and shifting route of gravity centers to show the spatial distribution and yearly developing trends of different enterprise types according to their industry categories...

  17. Travel Industry Specialists’ Training for Professional Activities in a Foreign Language in the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia

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    Elena V. Markaryan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is devoted to the theoretical and practical aspects of foreign language teaching of the future hospitality and tourism specialists in terms of professional intercultural communication. First of all, we have analyzed the peculiarities of professional activities and job specification of tourism specialists, then on these grounds we have selected professional foreign competences, which are necessary to develop while teaching this type of specialists foreign languages. Taking into consideration the nature of the tourism specialists’ professional activities and the training objectives of professional foreign language communication, we have worked out the fundamental methodological principles of teaching foreign languages for special purposes, namely the professional communicative principle and the professional intercultural principle. At the same time, we have presented linguistic-didactic basics of tourism specialists’ language training. Particular emphasis is put on the use of the materials, containing regional component, which facilitate to develop the ability to represent native culture during professional intercultural communication.

  18. Foreign Statistics of Industrial Cluster and the Relevant Development Suggestions for China%国外产业集群统计及我国的发展对策

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    刘恒江; 陈继祥

    2004-01-01

    This article analyzes the appearing process, development status and application value of foreign industrial cluster statistics, then surveys the problems and development essentiality of industrial cluster statistics in China. Based on these, it gives some development proposals for China' s industrial cluster statistics.

  19. 77 FR 72869 - Guidance for Industry on Limiting the Use of Certain Phthalates as Excipients in Center for Drug...

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    2012-12-06

    ... flexibility, but they also may be used for different functions in other dosage forms. Phthalates also are... Excipients in CDER-Regulated Products.'' This guidance provides the pharmaceutical industry with the Center... guidance recommends that the pharmaceutical industry avoid the use of these two specific phthalates...

  20. 国外电信业公私合作的做法及启示%Public-Private Partnerships of Foreign Telecommunications Industry and Its Implications

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    岳宇君; 吴洪

    2012-01-01

    在建设信息化社会的过程中,国外一些国家或地区电信业出现了政府部门重掌其发展规划、投资建议、并与私营部门合作经营的新趋势.本文介绍了荷兰、意大利、澳大利亚和新西兰电信业采用公私合作的做法,总结了国外电信业公私合作的特征,并结合中国电信业的现状,分析了国外电信业公私合作做法对中国电信业的启示,以期对中国的信息化建设提供借鉴.%In the process of building the information society, some foreign countries or regions appeared a new trend of government regaining its development plan, investing in building, and cooperating with private sectors. The paper introduces the approaches that the telecommunications industry adopts the pattern of public-private partnership in Netherlands, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. The paper summarizes the characteristics of foreign telecommunications industry' public-private partnerships. Finally, combining with the status quo of China's telecommunications industry, it analyzes the revelation of the foreign telecommunications industry's public-private partnerships for our country's telecommunications industry in order to provide a reference to China' information construction.

  1. Influence of foreign dumping to Chinese oil industry%倾销对我国油料产业的影响

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    陈新华; 刘洁; 方凯

    2012-01-01

    With the background of the foreign oil product dumping in China, Chinese oil industry had been affected as analyzed in this paper, in order to provide adequate theoretical basis to overcome the foreign dumping. Generalized matrix method of estimation (GMM) was adopted to estimatie the causal rela-tionship simultaneous equations between the dumping and simplified system of industrial injury indicators. The results showed that the foreign of dumping oil products was the major harmful reason to the Chinese oil industry. The appropriate anti-dumping measures should be strengthen to supported the domestic oil industry, with which protect the security of oil industry.%在国外油料产品倾销和我国油料产业遭受损害已成事实的背景下,文章着重分析了主要油料出口国的倾销行为与我国油料产业损害的因果关系,旨在为我国脆弱的油料产业反倾销措施的实施提供理论依据.通过运用广义矩阵估计法(Generalized matrix method of estimation, GMM),对倾销与损害之间因果关系的联立方程组进行模拟,实证分析结果显示,国外油料产品的倾销行为是造成我国油料产业受损的主要原因.同时提出了我国应积极采取适当的反倾销措施,加强对国内油料产业发展的支持力度,以维护国家油料供给安全.

  2. Defense, basic, and industrial research at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center: Proceedings

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    Longshore, A.; Salgado, K. [comps.

    1995-10-01

    The Workshop on Defense, Basic, and Industrial Research at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center gathered scientists from Department of Energy national laboratories, other federal institutions, universities, and industry to discuss the use of neutrons in science-based stockpile stewardship, The workshop began with presentations by government officials, senior representatives from the three weapons laboratories, and scientific opinion leaders. Workshop participants then met in breakout sessions on the following topics: materials science and engineering; polymers, complex fluids, and biomaterials; fundamental neutron physics; applied nuclear physics; condensed matter physics and chemistry; and nuclear weapons research. They concluded that neutrons can play an essential role in science-based stockpile stewardship and that there is overlap and synergy between defense and other uses of neutrons in basic, applied, and industrial research from which defense and civilian research can benefit. This proceedings is a collection of talks and papers from the plenary, technical, and breakout session presentations. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  3. Threats to the Sustainability of the Outsourced Call Center Industry in the Philippines: Implications for Language Policy

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    Friginal, Eric

    2009-01-01

    This study overviews current threats to the sustainability of the outsourced call center industry in the Philippines and discusses implications for macro and micro language policies given the use of English in this cross-cultural interactional context. This study also summarizes the present state of outsourced call centers in the Philippines, and…

  4. 粮食流通产业外资控制研究%RESEARCH ON THE CONTROL OVER FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN GRAIN CIRCULATION INDUSTRY

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    马松林

    2015-01-01

    Since China’s accession to WTO,foreign capital has begun to enter the field of grain circulation. State-owned enterprises still dominate in the field of food acquisition but their scale of acquisition shows a downward trend. In the food wholesale and retail sectors,foreign capital improves its control mainly through chain operations. There is a sharp rise in the size of importing grain and the import of the key grain products such as soybeans and rice needs to attract attention. The paper conducts a comprehensive evaluation of foreign capital control level in China’s grain circulation industry by means of factor analysis. The analysis shows that agricultural and livestock wholesale,food imports and integrated retail in various regions have relatively greater influence on the level of foreign capital control over grain circulation industry. As is shown in the spatial econo-metric analysis,foreign capital control of the grain distribution industry features agglomeration in space and the major areas of agglomeration are main grain-selling areas such as Guangdong,Beijing and Shanghai. Regional spending power is the main factor affecting the distribution of foreign investment.%入世后,外资开始进入我国粮食流通领域。粮食收购领域国有企业仍然占主导,但收购规模有下降趋势;粮食批发零售环节,外资主要通过连锁经营方式提高控制力;粮食进口规模急剧上升,大豆、大米等重点产品的进口需要引起关注。运用因子分析法对我国粮食流通产业外资控制水平进行了综合评价,分析表明各地区农畜产品批发、粮食进口、综合零售对各地区粮食流通产业的外资控制水平影响比较大。空间计量分析表明,外资控制粮食流通产业在空间上存在集聚特征,集聚区域主要在广东、北京、上海等粮食主销区,区域消费能力是影响外资分布的主要因素。

  5. Selection of melter systems for the DOE/Industrial Center for Waste Vitrification Research

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    The EPA has designated vitrification as the best developed available technology for immobilization of High-Level Nuclear Waste. In a recent federal facilities compliance agreement between the EPA, the State of Washington, and the DOE, the DOE agreed to vitrify all of the Low Level Radioactive Waste resulting from processing of High Level Radioactive Waste stored at the Hanford Site. This is expected to result in the requirement of 100 ton per day Low Level Radioactive Waste melters. Thus, there is increased need for the rapid adaptation of commercial melter equipment to DOE`s needs. DOE has needed a facility where commercial pilot scale equipment could be operated on surrogate (non-radioactive) simulations of typical DOE waste streams. The DOE/Industry Center for Vitrification Research (Center) was established in 1992 at the Clemson University Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, Clemson, SC, to address that need. This report discusses some of the characteristics of the melter types selected for installation of the Center. An overall objective of the Center has been to provide the broadest possible treatment capability with the minimum number of melter units. Thus, units have been sought which have broad potential application, and which had construction characteristics which would allow their adaptation to various waste compositions, and various operating conditions, including extreme variations in throughput, and widely differing radiological control requirements. The report discusses waste types suitable for vitrification; technical requirements for the application of vitrification to low level mixed wastes; available melters and systems; and selection of melter systems. An annotated bibliography is included.

  6. Major Action of Chinese Petroleum Industry on Cooperation with Foreign Companies Petroleum cooperation contract signed in Beijing by Sino- US-Japan companies

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    Liu Zhongqiu; Cheng Xiao

    1994-01-01

    @@ The Petroleum Cooperation Contract on the Third Block of the southeast part of Tarim Basin was signed on Dec.20, 1993 in Beijing by and between China National Petroleum Corporation, and Esso China Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation, Indonesia Petroleum Ltd. It is the first contract with the foreign companies in terms of petroleum exploration and development in Tarim Basin and also the first contract by public bidding for onshore petroleum cooperation.Therefore, the signature of this contract not only marks the cooperation in Tarim Basin has enter into a new stage for petroleum exploration and development by introducing foreign funds and technology; but also marks Chinese petroleum industry has entered into a new stage of full opening to the outside world.

  7. Migration and Health in the Construction Industry: Culturally Centering Voices of Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore

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    Dutta, Mohan J.

    2017-01-01

    Construction workers globally face disproportionate threats to health and wellbeing, constituted by the nature of the work they perform. The workplace fatalities and lost-time injuries experienced by construction workers are significantly greater than in other forms of work. This paper draws on the culture-centered approach (CCA) to dialogically articulate meanings of workplace risks and injuries, voiced by Bangladeshi migrant construction workers in Singapore. The narratives voiced by the participants suggest an ecological approach to workplace injuries in the construction industries, attending to food insecurity, lack of sleep, transportation, etc. as contextual features of work that shape the risks experienced at work. Moreover, participant voices point to the barriers in communication, lack of understanding, and experiences of incivility as features of work that constitute the ways in which they experience injury risks. The overarching discourses of productivity and efficiency constitute a broader climate of threats to worker safety and health. PMID:28146056

  8. Consumption of industrialized food by infants attending child day care centers.

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    Toloni, Maysa Helena de A; Longo-Silva, Giovana; Konstantyner, Tulio; Taddei, José Augusto de A C

    2014-03-01

    To identify the age of introduction of petit suisse cheese and instant noodles in the diet of infants attending nurseries of public day care centers and to compare the nutritional composition of these foods with the healthy recommended diet (breast milk and salt meal) for this age, in order to estimate nutritional errors. Cross-sectional study of 366 children (from nine to 36 months old) who attended day care centers, whose mothers were interviewed about the age of introduction of those foods. The means of the nutrients indicated on the labels of the most consumed brands were considered. For the calculation of the percent composition of breast milk and salt meal, Tables of Food Composition were used. To assess the nutritional adequacy, we used the Dietary Reference Intakes by age group. The percentage of adequacy evaluation of the petit suisse cheese and the instant noodles nutritional compositions was made by comparing them with those of the human milk and the salt meal, respectively. The petit suisse cheese and the instant noodles were consumed by 89.6 and 65.3% of the children in the first year of life. The percentages of adequacy for carbohydrates were more than twice and the percentages for sodium were 20 times higher than those found in the recommended foods. Both industrialized products are inappropriate for infants, emphasizing the need for adoption of norms that can inform health professionals, educators and parents about the risks of consumption.

  9. Consumption of industrialized food by infants attending child day care centers

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    Maysa Helena de A. Toloni

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To identify the age of introduction of petit suisse cheese and instant noodles in the diet of infants attending nurseries of public day care centers and to compare the nutritional composition of these foods with the healthy recommended diet (breast milk and salt meal for this age, in order to estimate nutritional errors. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 366 children (from nine to 36 months old who attended day care centers, whose mothers were interviewed about the age of introduction of those foods. The means of the nutrients indicated on the labels of the most consumed brands were considered. For the calculation of the percent composition of breast milk and salt meal, Tables of Food Composition were used. To assess the nutritional adequacy, we used the Dietary Reference Intakes by age group. The percentage of adequacy evaluation of the petit suisse cheese and the instant noodles nutritional compositions was made by comparing them with those of the human milk and the salt meal, respectively. Results: The petit suisse cheese and the instant noodles were consumed by 89.6 and 65.3% of the children in the first year of life. The percentages of adequacy for carbohydrates were more than twice and the percentages for sodium were 20 times higher than those found in the recommended foods. Conclusions: Both industrialized products are inappropriate for infants, emphasizing the need for adoption of norms that can inform health professionals, educators and parents about the risks of consumption.

  10. The Integration of Internet-Based Reading Materials into the Foreign Language Curriculum: From Teacher- to Student-Centered Approaches.

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    Brandl, Klaus

    2002-01-01

    Describes three approaches to integrating Internet-based reading materials into a foreign language curriculum and discusses the rationale for each design based on empirical and theoretical research. Includes a short description of the technological skills involved. Focuses on the exploration of authentic materials available on the World Wide Web…

  11. An Assessment of Energy-Related Career Paths of Senior Industrial Assessment Center Program Alumni

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    Martin, M.A.

    2003-10-20

    The purpose of this study was to assess the career paths of alumni from the U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program. IAC was originally named the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) program when it began in association with four schools in 1976. The current IAC program provides funding to 26 engineering colleges, located in centers across the United States, to conduct energy, waste, and productivity assessments for small- to medium-sized manufacturing establishments within their respective regions. Through part-time employment with the university, students receive training and in turn conduct assessments for local manufacturers, under the direct supervision of engineering faculty. Annually, IAC participants conduct over 700 assessments, and each assessment generates recommendations for energy savings, energy cost savings, and waste and productivity cost savings customized for individual clients. An earlier study determined that energy savings could be attributed to alumni of the IAC program who take their IAC experiences with them to the professional workplace. During their careers, the alumni conduct additional energy assessments as well as influence energy efficiency through design, teaching and training, and other activities. Indeed, a significant level of program benefits can be attributed to the alumni. This project addressed such specific questions as: How many years after graduation are IAC alumni involved in energy-efficiency activities? What different methods do they use to influence energy-efficiency decisions? To answer these questions, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) surveyed IAC senior alumni, defined as those who graduated in 1995 or earlier. Section 2 describes the survey used in this research. The actual survey can be found in Appendix A. Section 3 describes our approach to data collection. Section 4 presents descriptive statistics about the senior alumni who responded to the survey. Section 5

  12. The implementation of industrial training in tertiary education in Malaysia: Objectives, realisations and outputs in the case of foreign language students

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    2017-02-01

    The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training for their benefit. In the early 2010s, unemployment rates of Malaysian undergraduates were increasing, although the job market was quite flexible. In order to improve students' employability, Malaysian universities decided to restructure their curricula. Industrial training, or Latihan Industri (LI), became a new mandatory requirement for all future undergraduates of the new programmes from 2011. LI aims to match students' academic training with the needs of the private sector. However, most companies were not prepared to accept the first influx of trainees from all types of programmes (sciences, social sciences or the humanities) in 2014. Consequently, many students could not find an appropriate LI position in the field they were studying, and were placed in positions for which they were poorly prepared. At the end of their LI, students had to submit a logbook of their activities as well as provide a final report in which they were asked to evaluate their experiences. A content analysis of these reports from four foreign language students who did their LI in different sectors (finance, education, industry and retail) provides interesting insights into the different skills required by Malaysian employers, irrespective of their sector of activity. The analysis of the reports raises the question of the adequacy of the academic training of foreign language students for the Malaysian job market, and the transferability of their acquired language skills to their new work environment.

  13. Foreign matter contaminating ethanolic extract of propolis: a filth-test survey comparing products from small beekeeping farms and industrial producers.

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    Canale, Angelo; Cosci, Francesca; Canovai, Roberto; Giannotti, Paolo; Benelli, Giovanni

    2014-01-01

    Propolis is a resinous material collected by honeybees from the exudates and buds of plants. It has been widely used as a remedy by humans since ancient times, as well as for dietary supplements and cosmetics. European legislation recently focused on the quality and hygiene standards of foods, including beehive products, and extensive efforts have been made to avoid the presence of chemical contaminants, whilst in contrast few studies have investigated the magnitude of contamination by physical ones. We conducted a filth-test survey to evaluate the contamination of ethanolic extract of propolis by foreign materials. We also compared the abundance of contaminants in propolis extracts currently marketed by small beekeepers and industrial producers. We found different foreign materials in the ethanol extract of propolis. Contaminants differed in abundance, with a higher number of carbon particles (small beekeepers: 2.70 ± 0.63; industrial producers: 1.25 ± 0.49; mean (n/30 ml) ± SE) and other inorganic fragments (small beekeepers: 3.50 ± 0.31; industrial producers: 3.88 ± 1.11) than arthropod fragments (small beekeepers: 0.30 ± 0.21; industrial producers: 0.38 ± 0.26) and mammal hairs (small beekeepers: 0.10 ± 0.10; industrial producers: 0.38 ± 0.26). No differences in the abundance of foreign matter between propolis from small beekeepers and industrial producers were found, allowing us to point out an increased awareness by small producers of issues inherent in hygiene management. Contamination of propolis extracts by animal body parts, such as insect fragments, mites and rodent hairs, indicates poor management of hygiene in the production process and low effectiveness of the filtration phase. Animal-borne contaminants can act as pathogen vectors as well as introducing dangerous allergens when ingested or applied to human skin. The filth-test applied to ethanolic propolis extract quality control can be considered a promising tool, also for small beekeeper

  14. A Selection Model to Logistic Centers Based on TOPSIS and MCGP Methods: The Case of Airline Industry

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The location selection of a logistics center is a crucial decision relating to cost and benefit analysis in airline industry. However, it is difficult to be solved because there are many conflicting and multiple objectives in location problems. To solve the problem, this paper integrates fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution (TOPSIS and multichoice goal programming (MCGP to obtain an appropriate logistics center from many alternative locations for airline industry. The proposed method in this paper will offer the decision makers (DMs to set multiple aspiration levels for the decision criteria. A numerical example of application is also presented.

  15. Comparative Study of Chinese and Foreign Government Regulation of Cultural Industries%中外文化产业政府规制比较研究

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    韩平; 平安

    2014-01-01

    文化产业作为二十一世纪的朝阳产业,既迎来了发展的机遇同时也面临着挑战,能推动经济跨越式发展又是国家支柱性的产业。很多国家都在关注怎样才能够促进文化产业更好、更快发展。政府规制作为文化产业政策的重要分支已经引起了很大的关注,其作用也日益凸显。文章通过对我国文化产业政府规制现状进行分析,介绍美国、英国、日本等国家对文化产业的政府规制情况,比较我国和发达国家政府规制的差异,提出了完善我国文化产业政府规制的途径与措施。%As the“sunrise industry”of the 21st century , cultural industries ushered in the developed in the development opportunities while also facing challenges , it can promote economic development by leaps and bounds and also is the country’s pillar industries. Many domestic and foreign countries are concerned about how it can promote the cultural industry better and faster development, government regulation as an important branch of cultural industrial policy has been taken great attention and its role is increasingly prominent. Though analyze the status of government regulation of China’s cultural industry, introduction The United States, Britain, Japan and other countries the station for government regulation of cultural industries, compared domestic and foreign government regulation of cultural industries put forward a sound path of China's cultural industry and government regulation measures.

  16. 76 FR 81912 - Foreign-Trade Zone 226-Merced, Madera, Fresno and Tulare Counties, CA; Application for...

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    2011-12-29

    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 226--Merced, Madera, Fresno and Tulare Counties, CA... and Air Park Road, Atwater (Merced County); Site 6 (87 acres)--City of Madera Airport Industrial Park/State Center Commerce Park, Falcon Drive, Madera (Madera County); Site 7 (10 acres)--City of Madera...

  17. 75 FR 69057 - Foreign-Trade Zone 226-Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare Counties, California; Site Renumbering...

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    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 226--Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare Counties, California... Park, Highway 33, Air Park Road, Atwater (Merced County); Site 6 (87 acres)--City of Madera Airport Industrial Park/State Center Commerce Park, Falcon Drive, Madera (Madera County); Site 7 (10 acres)--City of...

  18. 2007 University Exemplary Department Award honors industrial and systems engineering; apparel, housing, and resource management; and University Academic Advising Center

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    2007-01-01

    The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering; the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and University Academic Advising Center will receive the 2007 University Exemplary Department Awards at ceremonies to be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

  19. 中外农业产业集群研究综述%Review of the Study on Sino-foreign Agricultural Industrial Clusters

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    滕祖华; 王慧

    2012-01-01

    随着农业产业不断表现出来的集群化现象,农业产业集群也越来越受到人们的关注与重视.农业产业集群化发展可以提升区域农业产业竞争力,已成为国内外现代农业发展的重要方向.本文对中外农业产业集群研究背景、形成机制、发展阶段、发展战略模式等方面进行了梳理,为我国农业产业集群发展提供借鉴.%Along with the agricultural industry constantly displaying cluster phenomenon,agricultural industrial cluster has been brought into public focus.It has become the important direction of the modern agricultural development,and has the vital significance to promote the country and regional economic development.Its research background,formation mechanism,developmental stage and development strategy model about sino-foreign agricultural industrial cluster are analyzed and compared,which can provide reference data for the agricultural industrial cluster development strategy of our country.

  20. The Foreign Student Dilemma.

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    Altbach, Philip G.

    1985-01-01

    Analytical introduction and 313-item annotated bibliography address foreign student infrastructure, highlighting academic experiences and performance; adaptation problems; policies (institutional, industrialized nations, Third World nations); educational studies (attitudinal, behavioral, disciplinary, historical, statistical); issues (non-return,…

  1. Innovative capabilities, firm performance and foreign ownership: Empirical analysis of large and medium-sized companies form all industries

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    Full Text Available In this article innovative capability, i.e. the ability of new products and markets development, is analyzed and empirically tested. The results have proven that the companies with more developed innovative capabilities achieve higher performance levels, but that there is no difference in innovative capabilities between large and medium-sized companies. On the other hand, medium-sized companies have slightly higher levels of sales growth and increase in market share. Also, companies in foreign ownership are better at development of new products and new production methods, and they have higher levels of sales growth, market share and increase in market share.

  2. SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FAIR

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    @@ Third Shanghai International Industrial Fair was held in New International Fair Center in Pudong Area in late November. This industrial fair titled "Information and Industrialization" aimed at highlighting China's high technology and industrial achievements in the new century. The sponsors for this session of industrial fair include China State Economic and Trade Commission, Ministry of Foreign Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Government.CNPC and Sinopec participated in the exhibition displaying a number of the latest technologies such as PetroChina's model for state land resources and Sinopec's model for 300,000-ton ethylene project.

  3. An Evaluation of the Impact of the Preservice Teacher Education Program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on the Foreign Language Teaching Beliefs of Preservice Language Instructors

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    Bey, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    Preservice foreign-language teachers are adults with well-established beliefs. They start teacher-education programs with traditional beliefs about language teaching reflecting their own experiences. The field of foreign-language teaching, however, underwent a paradigm shift from grammar-based to communicative foreign-language instruction.…

  4. A WEB-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR VISUALIZING INDUSTRIAL SPATIOTEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION USING STANDARD DEVIATIONAL ELLIPSE AND SHIFTING ROUTES OF GRAVITY CENTERS

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    Y. Song

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    Full Text Available Analysing spatiotemporal distribution patterns and its dynamics of different industries can help us learn the macro-level developing trends of those industries, and in turn provides references for industrial spatial planning. However, the analysis process is challenging task which requires an easy-to-understand information presentation mechanism and a powerful computational technology to support the visual analytics of big data on the fly. Due to this reason, this research proposes a web-based framework to enable such a visual analytics requirement. The framework uses standard deviational ellipse (SDE and shifting route of gravity centers to show the spatial distribution and yearly developing trends of different enterprise types according to their industry categories. The calculation of gravity centers and ellipses is paralleled using Apache Spark to accelerate the processing. In the experiments, we use the enterprise registration dataset in Mainland China from year 1960 to 2015 that contains fine-grain location information (i.e., coordinates of each individual enterprise to demonstrate the feasibility of this framework. The experiment result shows that the developed visual analytics method is helpful to understand the multi-level patterns and developing trends of different industries in China. Moreover, the proposed framework can be used to analyse any nature and social spatiotemporal point process with large data volume, such as crime and disease.

  5. a Web-Based Framework for Visualizing Industrial Spatiotemporal Distribution Using Standard Deviational Ellipse and Shifting Routes of Gravity Centers

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    Song, Y.; Gui, Z.; Wu, H.; Wei, Y.

    2017-09-01

    Analysing spatiotemporal distribution patterns and its dynamics of different industries can help us learn the macro-level developing trends of those industries, and in turn provides references for industrial spatial planning. However, the analysis process is challenging task which requires an easy-to-understand information presentation mechanism and a powerful computational technology to support the visual analytics of big data on the fly. Due to this reason, this research proposes a web-based framework to enable such a visual analytics requirement. The framework uses standard deviational ellipse (SDE) and shifting route of gravity centers to show the spatial distribution and yearly developing trends of different enterprise types according to their industry categories. The calculation of gravity centers and ellipses is paralleled using Apache Spark to accelerate the processing. In the experiments, we use the enterprise registration dataset in Mainland China from year 1960 to 2015 that contains fine-grain location information (i.e., coordinates of each individual enterprise) to demonstrate the feasibility of this framework. The experiment result shows that the developed visual analytics method is helpful to understand the multi-level patterns and developing trends of different industries in China. Moreover, the proposed framework can be used to analyse any nature and social spatiotemporal point process with large data volume, such as crime and disease.

  6. Biotechnology's foreign policy.

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    Feldbaum, Carl

    2002-01-01

    From its inception, biotechnology has been a uniquely international enterprise. An American and an Englishman working together elucidated the structure of DNA almost 50 years ago; more recently, the Human Genome Project linked researchers around the world, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to the Beijing Human Genome Center. Today our industry's researchers hail from African villages and Manhattan high rises; from Munich and Melbourne; from London, Ontario, and London, England; from Scotland and Nova Scotia--New Scotland; from Calcutta and Calgary. But in the beginning, the infrastructure that supported these efforts--intellectual property, venture capital, streamlined technology transfer--was less widely dispersed and the world's brightest biotech researchers clustered in only half a dozen scientific Meccas. Previous technological revolutions have spread around the world. Following in their footsteps, biotechnology's global diaspora seems inevitable, especially since governments are promoting it. But as our science and business emigrate from early strongholds in the United States, Canada and Europe across oceans and borders and into new cultures, international tensions over biotechnology continue to grow. In just the last few years, controversies have rolled over R&D spending priorities, genetic patents, bioprospecting, transgenic agriculture and drug pricing. My premise today is that our industry needs to formulate its first foreign policy, one which is cognizant of the miserable judgments and mistakes of other industries--and avoids them.

  7. Air Force Security Assistance Center Foreign Military Sales Center Institutionalizes How It ’Develops and Executes International Agreements" by Linking Strategic Initiatives to the Balanced Scorecard Process

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    Linking Strategic Initiatives to the Balanced Scorecard Process By Len Walton Tiyette McDaniel Schneata Shyne-Turner Air Force Security Assistance Center...with short term actions. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) methodology is being institutionalized to ensure continuous process change driven by...Linking Strategic Initiatives to the Balanced Scorecard Process 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d

  8. Model-centered approach to early planning and design of an eco-industrial park around an oil refinery.

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    Zhang, Xiangping; Strømman, Anders H; Solli, Christian; Hertwich, Edgar G

    2008-07-01

    Industrial symbiosis promises environmental and economic gains through a utilization of the waste of some processes as a resource for other processes. Because of the costs and difficulties of transporting some wastes, the largest theoretical potential for industrial symbiosis is given when facilities are colocated in an eco-industrial park (EIP). This study proposes a model-centered approach with an eight-step procedure for the early planning and design of an eco-industrial park considering technical and environmental factors. Chemical process simulation software was used to model the energy and material flows among the prospective members and to quantify the benefits of integration among different firms in terms of energy and resources saved as compared to a reference situation. Process simulation was based on a combination of physical models of industrial processes and empirical models. The modeling allows for the development and evaluation of different collaboration opportunities and configurations. It also enables testing chosen configurations under hypothetical situations or external conditions. We present a case study around an existing oil and gas refinery in Mongstad, Norway. We used the approach to propose the colocation of a number of industrial facilities around the refinery, focused on integrating energy use among the facilities. An EIP with six main members was designed and simulated, matching new hypothetical members in size to the existing operations, modeling material and energy flows in the EIP, and assessing these in terms of carbon and hydrogen flows.

  9. People Centered Innovation: Enabling Lean Integrated Project Delivery and Disrupting the Construction Industry for a More Sustainable Future

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available People-centered innovation is a paradigm shift in the construction industry. It is derived from the supposition that people not methods, schedules, or budgets deliver projects. Our data suggest that a multilevel, multidisciplinary project team through shared vision, values, and a common vernacular defines, designs, and delivers more successful projects than traditional methods. These projects meet the needs of shareholders, the community, stakeholders, and the planet. We employ the concepts of emotional intelligence and agency theory to explain an integrated project delivery (IPD construction project using lean tactics that not only delivered, but also exceeded expectations resulting in a six-month schedule acceleration and $60M savings over the original estimated cost of the project calculated assuming traditional project delivery methods. The safety rating for this project was 50% better than the national average and the expected improvement in operating margin for the new building is 33% greater. This paper introduces the notion of people-centered innovation to an industry that has struggled to adapt and show positive results over recent decades. Our case study describes the significance of people-centered innovation in construction project delivery. We discuss the implications for the construction industry going forward.

  10. Development of Graduate Course Education by Industry Collaboration in Center for Engineering Education Development, CEED

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    Noguchi, Toru; Yoshikawa, Kozo; Nakamura, Masato; Kaneko, Katsuhiko

    New education programs for engineering graduate courses, and the achievements are described. Following the previous reports on overseas and domestic internship2) , 3) , this article states other common programs ; seminars on state of technologies in industries, practical English and internationalization programs, and a program to accept overseas internship students. E-learning system to assist off-campus students is also described. All these programs are developed and conducted by specialist professors invited from industries and national institutions, in collaboration with faculty professors. Students learn how the engineering science apply to the practical problems, acquire wider view and deeper understanding on industries, and gain abilities to act in global society including communication skill, those are not taught in classrooms and laboratories. Educational effects of these industry collaborated programs is significant to activate the graduate course education, although the comprehensive evaluation is the future subject.

  11. Foreign Codes for PAUT in Industry%国外的工业相控阵检测标准

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    刘晓睿; 强天鹏; 邬冠华; 孙忠波; 肖雄; 郑凯; 涂春磊

    2012-01-01

    Researchers have been working on phased array ultrasonic for about twenty years. Based on numerous studies, the basic features of PAUT(Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing) have been mastered gradually. In recent years, some of the important standardization organizations, such as ASME,ISO, AWS and EN have accepted the application of phased array ultrasonic. ASTM, ISO and EN have some separate standards or drafts about PAUT. In this paper, we summarize the constitution, the fundamental contents and features of the foreign codes for PAUT, so as to provide a reference as for the application and standardization of PAUT for our country.%在对超声相控阵检测技术进行了大量研究的基础上,人们正逐步掌握其特点.近年来国外一些重要的标准化组织,例如ASME,ISO,AWS,EN等,已认可相控阵技术的工业应用;ASTM,ISO以及EN已制订了相控阵标准或提出标准草案.概述了国外相控阵标准的制订情况和标准的基本内容和特点,为国内相控阵技术应用和标准制定提供借鉴.

  12. Orientation and English Instruction for Students from Other Lands: Program of the Washington Orientation Center for Foreign Students and Trainees at Wilson Teachers College, Washington, D. C. Bulletin, 1950, No. 8

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    Emmons, Margaret L.

    1950-01-01

    The Orientation Center for Foreign Students and Trainees, located at Wilson Teachers College, Washington, D. C., is financed by a grant-in-aid from the Department of State. It is operated under the advice and direction of the National Education Association, the Board of Education of the District of Columbia, and the Division of International…

  13. Maintenance approaches and practices in selected foreign nuclear power programs and other US industries: Review and lessons learned

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    The Commission published a Notice of Proposed Rule-making on Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants on November 28, 1988, spelling out NRC's expectations in maintenance. In preparing the proposed rule, the NRC reviewed maintenance practices in other countries and considered maintenance approaches in other industries in this country. As a result of the review of maintenance practices, it was concluded that certain practices in the following areas have been found to contribute significantly to effective maintenance: (1) systems approach; (2) effectiveness monitoring; (3) technician qualifications and motivation; and (4) maintenance organization. 87 refs., 26 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Influence of foreign drug patent policy on pharmaceutical industry%国外药品专利政策对制药业的影响分析

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    倪娜; 刁天喜; 王磊; 赵晓宇

    2011-01-01

    通过研究美国、日本和印度三个具有代表性的国家的药品专利政策,分析了药品专利政策对制药业的影响,分别阐述了近期美国的专利法改革及其他药品相关法案中药品专利政策对制药业的影响,对运用专利战略非常成功的日本专利制度改革进行了分析,比较了印度旧专利法和新专利法中药品相关专利政策对印度生物制药业的影响.最后分析了典型国家专利政策对我国的启示.%The contents of this paper included drug patent policy of the developed countries such as USA and Japan and developing countries like India, and analysis of the foreign experiences. The first part introduced the influence of the reform of USA patent law on pharmaceutical industries. The cases of most important drug patents were analyzed. The second part analyzed the drug patent policy reform of Japan, in which the patent strategy is very successful. According to the four stages of development in pharmaceutical industry, this part examined the Japanese drug patent policy reform and the influences on industry. The third part introduced the Indian drug patent policy and the influences of patent laws, and also presented the strategies of some Indian medicine companies. Finally the last part gave recommendations on strategies of drug patent policy to improve the protection of patent.

  15. Regional Rural Tourist Recreation Shopping Centers: A New Concept in the Leisure Industry

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    Nicholls, Leland L.

    1975-01-01

    A rural tourist-recreation shopping center is defined as an area relatively accessible to city dwellers that can be developed for recreation purposes. Twenty-three such areas have been identified in the Appalachian Highlands. (PS)

  16. National Composite Center-A new roof for composite industries in Malaysia

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    Abdullah, Abu; Yuhazri, M. Y.; Sulaiman, Mohd Yusoff

    2016-03-01

    Today's Malaysia has more than 70 companies that are actively involved in composite activities. The activities are ranging from various business sectors, using different technology and material. Composites has been used in a wide range of applications in Malaysia and contributes to growth in a diverse range of industry value chains from utilities through to boat building, manufacturing and industrial applications, aerospace, consumer products and construction products. Thus, a key part of this strategy is the establishment of the National Composites Centre (NCC), which will bring together dynamic companies and enterprising academics to develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products.

  17. Comparative Study of Foreign and Domestic High-tech Industry 's Wage Gap%内外资高技术产业工薪差距的比较研究

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    王雪

    2015-01-01

    通过对内外资高技术产业1998-2008年工薪差距的实证研究, 得出资本密集度、 出口密度、 研发密度等对内外资高技术产业工薪差距均存在显著影响, 并且分析计量结果得出, 内资高技术产业更具有发展潜力.%Through domestic and foreign high-tech industry from 1998 to 2008 year's data , empirical research results that output scale, capital-intensive, export-density are significantly affect the development of foreign high-tech industry wage gap, and analysis of measurement results obtained out of domestic high-tech industry has more potential for development.

  18. Foreign awakenings: rig work in war-torn Sudan convinces Canadians their civilized version of industry is needed

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    Lorenz, A.

    2000-05-01

    Experiences of some Canadian geologists working in Sudan are described. Glad to be back in Canada after several years of exploration work for various international exploration companies, they have fond memories of the people, who for the most part live under very primitive conditions, and constant exposure to the ravages of tribal wars. They characterize the attitude of Canadians working in Sudan towards the native population as one that puts high values on human rights, safety, work ethics, and individual responsibility. They defend Canadian presence in these far-off regions as beneficial to the native population, by bringing Canadian standards and a civilized version of industry to an area that has seen very little of that in the past. In contrast to the situation on Canadian rigs, on Chinese oil rigs favoritism and racism are the rule; the Chinese do not see that humanitarian issues are any of their concerns.

  19. Institutional dynamic of the call center industry in Denmark and France

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    Sørensen, Ole H.; Beraud, Mathieu; Colin, Thierry

    2005-01-01

    The call centre development is substantially increasing in the most part of industrialized countries. Coming to the fore and seeking for staff, this sector is still looking for benchmarks, especially in terms of employment. Currently it can be said that the sector is under construction since its ...

  20. Institutional dynamic of the call center industry in Denmark and France

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    Sørensen, Ole H.; Beraud, Mathieu; Colin, Thierry

    2005-01-01

    The call centre development is substantially increasing in the most part of industrialized countries. Coming to the fore and seeking for staff, this sector is still looking for benchmarks, especially in terms of employment. Currently it can be said that the sector is under construction since its ...

  1. Foreign Firms Partner Up

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    DAVID HENDRICKSON

    2006-01-01

    @@ There is an important strategic adjustment occurring on the part of foreign dairy companies seeking to capitalize on the China market. Rather than going it alone,with local partnerships little more than an entry mechanism,global giants such as Danone,Arla, and Fonterra are taking advantage of the country's more relaxed foreign investment rules by upping their stakes in established local firms and expanding the role they play in business and industrial operations.

  2. Industry

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    Bernstein, Lenny; Roy, Joyashree; Delhotal, K. Casey; Harnisch, Jochen; Matsuhashi, Ryuji; Price, Lynn; Tanaka, Kanako; Worrell, Ernst; Yamba, Francis; Fengqi, Zhou; de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Gielen, Dolf; Joosen, Suzanne; Konar, Manaswita; Matysek, Anna; Miner, Reid; Okazaki, Teruo; Sanders, Johan; Sheinbaum Parado, Claudia

    2007-12-01

    This chapter addresses past, ongoing, and short (to 2010) and medium-term (to 2030) future actions that can be taken to mitigate GHG emissions from the manufacturing and process industries. Globally, and in most countries, CO{sub 2} accounts for more than 90% of CO{sub 2}-eq GHG emissions from the industrial sector (Price et al., 2006; US EPA, 2006b). These CO{sub 2} emissions arise from three sources: (1) the use of fossil fuels for energy, either directly by industry for heat and power generation or indirectly in the generation of purchased electricity and steam; (2) non-energy uses of fossil fuels in chemical processing and metal smelting; and (3) non-fossil fuel sources, for example cement and lime manufacture. Industrial processes also emit other GHGs, e.g.: (1) Nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O) is emitted as a byproduct of adipic acid, nitric acid and caprolactam production; (2) HFC-23 is emitted as a byproduct of HCFC-22 production, a refrigerant, and also used in fluoroplastics manufacture; (3) Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are emitted as byproducts of aluminium smelting and in semiconductor manufacture; (4) Sulphur hexafluoride (SF{sub 6}) is emitted in the manufacture, use and, decommissioning of gas insulated electrical switchgear, during the production of flat screen panels and semiconductors, from magnesium die casting and other industrial applications; (5) Methane (CH{sub 4}) is emitted as a byproduct of some chemical processes; and (6) CH{sub 4} and N{sub 2}O can be emitted by food industry waste streams. Many GHG emission mitigation options have been developed for the industrial sector. They fall into three categories: operating procedures, sector-wide technologies and process-specific technologies. A sampling of these options is discussed in Sections 7.2-7.4. The short- and medium-term potential for and cost of all classes of options are discussed in Section 7.5, barriers to the application of these options are addressed in Section 7.6 and the implication of

  3. The Cooperation Between Poison Control Center and Organized Industrial District for Chemical Disaster Prevention

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    2001-09-01

    prevention efforts. A hotline line between center and district was established, while Tomes Plus and Intox Programmes adding Micromedex Computer Programme...to be 10342. Questionnaires revealed 47 different chemical agents. Two Safety discettes for each plant were prepared with reference to Micromedex Tomes

  4. 15 CFR 291.4 - National industry-specific pollution prevention and environmental compliance resource centers.

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    2010-01-01

    ... and develop the services to its customers. The centers should rarely, if ever, perform research, but... proposal must set forth clearly defined, effective mechanisms for delivery of services to target population..., external evaluation for assessing outcomes of the activity, and “customer satisfaction” measures...

  5. Multinational corporations and foreign investors in CEE: Western European multinationals in the CEE agro-food industry: The cases of Nestle, Unilever and InBev

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    Chobanova Yordanka

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Using Systems of Innovation Approach (SI and International Business (IB literature, this paper analyzes the level of embeddedness of Multi­national Enterprises (MNEs in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE. MNEs are discussed as they link the host country economy with the global economy by their regional and global networks. The expansion and successful embeddedness of West European multinational firms is crucial for the industrial integration of CEECs into the EU. The focus of the study is on the largest food processing com­panies, which invested in the region - namely Nestlé Unilever and InBev. The paper discusses the motives of investment and the entry strategies of food MNEs, outlines their contribution to the local development and stresses on the national actors as forces to embedded foreign direct investment (FDI. The paper discovered that EU membership facilitated the processes of global reorganizations of Nestlé, Unilever and InBev in CEE. All the three MNEs object of this research closed partially or completely plants all over CEE (and Western Europe. Hence, in a liberal trade regime it is very difficult to talk about long-term embeddedness of MNEs. It seems that the global strategies of the companies and the size of the market are the factor, which pre-determines the level of embeddedness of food MNEs in a certain economy and not so much the national actors and institutions. .

  6. Industrialization

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    Second World era international system (1945-1990) may not have done any good to ... wedge between the capitalist and socialist blocs, not only blurred Third World .... Politics and the Stages of Economic Growth, Cambridge: Cambridge ... complex industries producing mainly for export, but also producing for local.

  7. Center for the Polyurethanes Industry summary of unpublished industrial hygiene studies related to the evaluation of emissions of spray polyurethane foam insulation.

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    Wood, Richard D

    2017-09-01

    Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is used as thermal insulation for residential and commercial buildings. It has many advantages over other forms insulation; however, concerns have been raised related to chemical emissions during and after application. The American Chemistry Council's (ACC's) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has gathered previously unpublished industrial hygiene air sampling studies submitted by member companies that were completed during an eight-year period from 2007-2014. These studies address emissions from medium density closed cell and low density open cell formulations. This article summarizes the results of personal and area air samples collected during application and post application of SPF to interior building surfaces in both laboratory and field environments. Chemicals of interest included: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), flame retardants, amine catalysts, blowing agents, and aldehydes. Overall, the results indicate that SPF applicators and workers in close proximity to the application are potentially exposed to MDI in excess of recommended and governmental occupational exposure limits and should use personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of air supplied respirators and full-body protective clothing to reduce exposure. Catalyst emissions can be reduced by using reactive catalysts in SPF formulations, and mechanical ventilation is important in controlling emissions during and after application.

  8. 国外航空旅游业研究综述与启示%Review on the Research of Foreign Aviation Tourism Industry and Enlightenment

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    刘云霞; 尹寿兵

    2013-01-01

      以《Annals of Tourism Research》、《Tourism Management》、《Journal of Travel Research》三大旅游研究期刊和Elsevier Science 、EBSCOHost、SAGE三大数据库作为检索源,获得自1982年以来航空旅游业研究的相关文献94篇。分析结果显示:30年来,国外航空旅游业在管理体制演化、商业模式创新、客源结构变迁和对目的地环境影响等方面取得了较多的研究成果;研究内容涉及航空政策变迁及对旅游经济的影响、商业模式创新对航空旅游业的影响、航空旅游业的环境影响及控制、航空旅游业市场营销及评估等4个方面。可将航空旅游业30年的研究历程分为:起步、发展和深化3个阶段,每一个阶段在研究方法、研究内容方面均存在较大差异。未来的研究需要更加关注航空交通与出游方式选择的相互影响、航空旅游业对目的地的影响评估、航空旅游产业结构关系的演化等方面。%94 papers concerning foreign aviation tourism industry research since 1982 have been obtained from Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Elsevier Science, EBSCOHost and SAGE. A review of the literature is made in this article. It is shown that the research in last 30 years involved four aspects:aviation policy change and its impact on tourism economy, influence of business model innovation on aviation tourism industry, influence of aviation tourism industry on environment and its control, and marketing of aviation tourism industry and its evaluation. The research can be divided into three phases: initial stage, development stage, and deepening stage. The research methods and contents in different stages are quite different. In future, more attention should be paid to the mutual affection between air traffic and trip mode select, evaluation of the impacts of aviation tourism industry on destinations, and evolution of the structure of aviation

  9. Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment

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    Meyer, Klaus E.; Sinani, Evis

    2005-01-01

    The extensive empirical literature analyzing productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment to local firms provides inconclusive results. Some studies find that foreign presence has a positive impact on the productivity of domestic firms, while others find no evidence or a negative effect...... for industrialized countries in the 1990s. Transition economies may experience spillovers, but these have been declining in recent years. Keywords: developing countries, transition economies, spillovers, foreign direct investment, technology transfer, meta-analysis...

  10. Foreign Exposure

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    Huebner, Lee W.

    2006-01-01

    The admirable ideal of "total" immersion in a foreign culture privileges students who plan early on for foreign study, establish early language fluency and elect majors and activities that make it easier to leave campus. Other students often find that they lack the language skills to qualify for many foreign programs or are unable to reconcile…

  11. Marketing strategy adjustments in the ambulatory care center industry: implications for community pharmacy.

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    Phillips, J H

    1989-01-01

    Each stage of a product's life cycle requires marketing strategy modifications in response to changing demand levels. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in ambulatory care center (ACC) operational characteristics indicative of product, market, and distribution channel adjustments that could have a competitive impact upon community pharmacy practice. A questionnaire was mailed to a national sample of 325 ACC managers. Evidence of new product feature additions includes increased emphasis on continued care and increased prevalence of prescription drug dispensing. Expansion into new market segments and distribution channels was demonstrated by increased participation in HMO and employer relationships. The observed adjustments in ACC marketing strategies present obvious challenges as well as less obvious opportunities for community pharmacy practice.

  12. Operator-centered control of a semi-autonomous industrial robot

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    Spelt, P.F. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Jones, S.L. [REMOTEC, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1994-12-31

    This paper presents work done by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Remotec, Inc., to develop a new operator-centered control system for Remotec`s Andros telerobot. Andros robots are presently used by numerous electric utilities, the armed forces, and numerous law enforcement agencies to perform tasks which are hazardous for human operators. This project has automated task components and enhanced the video graphics display of the robot`s position in the environment to significantly reduce operator workload. The procedure of automating a telerobot requires the addition of computer power to the robot, along with a variety of sensors and encoders to provide information about the robots performance in and relationship to its environment The resulting vehicle serves as a platform for research on strategies to integrate automated tasks with those performed by a human operator. The addition of these capabilities will greatly enhance the safety and efficiency of performance in hazardous environments.

  13. Foreign Ownership and Long-term Survival

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    Kronborg, Dorte; Thomsen, Steen

    2006-01-01

    Does foreign ownership enhance or decrease a firm's chances of survival? Over the 100 year period 1895-2001 this paper compares the survival of foreign subsidiaries in Denmark to a control sample matched by industry and firm size. We find that foreign-owned companies have higher survival probabil......Does foreign ownership enhance or decrease a firm's chances of survival? Over the 100 year period 1895-2001 this paper compares the survival of foreign subsidiaries in Denmark to a control sample matched by industry and firm size. We find that foreign-owned companies have higher survival...... probability. On average exit risk for domestic companies is 2.3 times higher than for foreign companies. First movers like Siemens, Philips, Kodak, Ford, GM or Goodyear have been active in the country for almost a century. Relative foreign survival increases with company age. However, the foreign survival...

  14. FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC:Which Brand Is Best?

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    LIWUZHOU; TANZHEN

    2004-01-01

    In recent years it has become practice in the Chinese garment industry to register a trademark abroad at minimal cost, or purchase the usufruct of a provisional brand from a small European factory, and affixits name to goods otherwise produced in China. “We have nochoice,” says made-in-China brand Bellvilles' proprietor defiantly.” Unless our goods havea foreign trademark, large shopping centers refuse to rent uscounter space.”

  15. 中国服务业利用外商直接投资实证分析%An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment in China Mainland's Service Industry

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    殷凤; 陈宪

    2009-01-01

    In the process of global industrial adjustment,the structure of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI)has shifted towards services.The degree of openness of service industry has been greatly improved since China's opening up to the outside world.As a result,FDI in services has grown substantially.It can be expected that China's service industry will become the most attractive field to foreign capital.In this paper,the status,problems and determinants of FDI in China's service industry are analyzed.Compared with the world growth trend of services FDI and its changing mix,the stock of China's services FDI is rather small and the sector distribution is uneven:the proportions of finance,trade and fundamental service sectors are very small,while FDI in real estate,leasing and business services account for very large share.Services FDI in China shows strong locational preference,while the sector distribution in provinces or cities does not have much difference,mostly concentrating in such service sectors as real estate and social services.Services FDI in China are positively influenced by the degree of openness and market scale.However,there aren't appreciable relationships between services FDI and the infrastructure,development level of service industry and human capital.It conducts empirical analyses on the relationship between services FDI and the value-added,labor productivity of China's service industry.It shows that the positive relationship between services FDI and the development of China's service industry is not evident.There exists a positive correlation between services FDI and labor productivity of China's service industry,but this effect has a time lag.Some countermeasures are put forward accordingly.

  16. U.S. Department of Energy Regional Resource Centers Report: State of the Wind Industry in the Regions

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    Baranowski, Ruth [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United St; Oteri, Frank [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United St; Baring-Gould, Ian [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United St; Tegen, Suzanne [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United St

    2016-03-01

    The wind industry and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are addressing technical challenges to increasing wind energy's contribution to the national grid (such as reducing turbine costs and increasing energy production and reliability), and they recognize that public acceptance issues can be challenges for wind energy deployment. Wind project development decisions are best made using unbiased information about the benefits and impacts of wind energy. In 2014, DOE established six wind Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) to provide information about wind energy, focusing on regional qualities. This document summarizes the status and drivers for U.S. wind energy development on regional and state levels. It is intended to be a companion to DOE's 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report, 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, and 2014 Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis that provide assessments of the national wind markets for each of these technologies.

  17. Management of nuclear training center

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    Seo, In Suk; Lee, Han Young; Cho, Boung Jae; Lee, Seung Hee; Lee, Eoi Jin; You, Byung Hoon; Lee, Won Ku; Jeon, Hyung Ryeon; Seo, Kyung Won; Kim, Young Joong; Kim, Ik Hyun; Hyun, Ha Il; Choi, Il Ki; Hong, Choon Sun; Won, Jong Yeul; Joo, Yong Chang; Nam, Jae Yeul; Sin, Eun Jeong [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-02-01

    This report describes the annual results of training courses. The scope and contents are as follows : 1. Regional and interregional training courses, 2. Training courses assisted by foreign experts, 3. Training courses for nuclear industry personnel, 4. Training courses for internal staff-members, 5. Training courses under the law. The nuclear training center executed the open-door training courses for 2,699 engineers/scientists from the regulatory body, nuclear industries, research institutes and other related organizations by means of offering 69 training courses during the fiscal year 1995. (Author) .new.

  18. A Collection-Distribution Center Location and Allocation Optimization Model in Closed-Loop Supply Chain for Chinese Beer Industry

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Recycling waste products is an environmental-friendly activity that can result in manufacturing cost saving and economic efficiency improving. In the beer industry, recycling bottles can reduce manufacturing cost and the industry’s carbon footprint. This paper presents a model for a collection-distribution center location and allocation problem in a closed-loop supply chain for the beer industry under a fuzzy random environment, in which the objectives are to minimize total costs and transportation pollution. Both random and fuzzy uncertainties, for which return rate and disposal rate are considered fuzzy random variables, are jointly handled in this paper to ensure a more practical problem solution. A heuristic algorithm based on priority-based global-local-neighbor particle swarm optimization (pb-glnPSO is applied to ensure reliable solutions for this NP-hard problem. A beer company case study is given to illustrate the application of the proposed model and to demonstrate the priority-based global-local-neighbor particle swarm optimization.

  19. NASA as a Convener: Government, Academic and Industry Collaborations Through the NASA Human Health and Performance Center

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    Davis, Jeffrey R.; Richard, Elizabeth E.

    2011-01-01

    On October 18, 2010, the NASA Human Health and Performance center (NHHPC) was opened to enable collaboration among government, academic and industry members. Membership rapidly grew to 60 members (http://nhhpc.nasa.gov ) and members began identifying collaborative projects as detailed below. In addition, a first workshop in open collaboration and innovation was conducted on January 19, 2011 by the NHHPC resulting in additional challenges and projects for further development. This first workshop was a result of the SLSD successes in running open innovation challenges over the past two years. In 2008, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) began pilot projects in open innovation (crowd sourcing) to determine if these new internet-based platforms could indeed find solutions to difficult technical problems. From 2008 to 2010, the SLSD issued 34 challenges, 14 externally and 20 internally. The 14 external challenges were conducted through three different vendors: InnoCentive, Yet2.com and TopCoder. The 20 internal challenges were conducted using the InnoCentive platform, customized to NASA use, and promoted as NASA@Work. The results from the 34 challenges involved not only technical solutions that were reported previously at the 61st IAC, but also the formation of new collaborative relationships. For example, the TopCoder pilot was expanded by the NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate to the NASA Tournament Lab in collaboration with Harvard Business School and TopCoder. Building on these initial successes, the NHHPC workshop in January of 2011, and ongoing NHHPC member discussions, several important collaborations are in development: Space Act Agreement between NASA and GE for collaborative projects, NASA and academia for a Visual Impairment / Intracranial Hypertension summit (February 2011), NASA and the DoD through the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) for a technical needs workshop (June 2011), NASA and the San Diego Zoo

  20. Foreign aid

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    Tarp, Finn

    2008-01-01

    Foreign aid has evolved significantly since the Second World War in response to a dramatically changing global political and economic context. This article (a) reviews this process and associated trends in the volume and distribution of foreign aid; (b) reviews the goals, principles and instituti......Foreign aid has evolved significantly since the Second World War in response to a dramatically changing global political and economic context. This article (a) reviews this process and associated trends in the volume and distribution of foreign aid; (b) reviews the goals, principles...

  1. Collaborative Innovation of Pharmaceutical Industry for Improving the Function of Education Industry Management Center%医药协同创新中教育产业管理中心功能完善策略分析

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    张天骄

    2016-01-01

    Objective To promote the central role of education industry management center in the collaborative innovation of pharmaceu-tical industry. Methods The functions and responsibilities of the education industry management center was analyzed,its low positioning and imperfect function in the current social environment were revealed. Results and Conclusion Propose some measures in the context of the pharmaceutical industry about how to improve the education industry management center's function and how to promote the col-laborative innovation of Politic-Industry-Research.%目的:促进教育产业管理中心在医药协同创新中更好地发挥作用。方法分析教育产业管理中心的现有功能和职责,揭示其现状。结果与结论以医药产业为背景,提出了完善教育产业管理中心的功能及促进医药“政产学研”协同创新的相应措施。

  2. Textile industry in Brno: A case study of cultural heritage and the memory of an industrial center (KULTURNÍ DĚDICTVÍ A PAMĚŤ INDUSTRIÁLNÍHO CENTRA (PŘÍPAD TEXTILNÍHO BRNA

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    Full Text Available This paper discusses industrial heritage, i.e. the society‘s relationship with the rem-nants of defunct industrial infrastructure. We demonstrate the issues involved on the example of Brno, one of the key economic centers of the Czech lands. Brno owes this status to its early industrialization, especially the textile industry which dominated its economic landscape from the late 1700s. Early 1990s saw the total collapse of the industry which resulted, inter alia, in the city‘s landscape being dotted by abandoned, defunct and derelict industrial buildings and building complexes. Those are now viewed as impediments to city‘s development and the city is looking for new ways to utilize them. These effort have been somewhat successful, for example in revitalizing a number of brownfields, but a large-scale solutions is still a desidera-tum. As a result, a number of building with great historical and cultural value have been torn down, including the industrial site of Vlněna, one of the icons of the textile industry in Brno, which was demolished in 2016. A unique opportunity to preserve, transform and revitalize this unique complex of buildings with immense historical value was wasted and thus a significant part of the industrial identity of Brno was irrevocably lost.

  3. Foreign aid

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    Tarp, Finn

    2008-01-01

    Foreign aid has evolved significantly since the Second World War in response to a dramatically changing global political and economic context. This article (a) reviews this process and associated trends in the volume and distribution of foreign aid; (b) reviews the goals, principles...

  4. 开放经济下外国直接投资对产业政策的影响%On the Effect of Foreign Direct Investment upon Industrial Policy under the Condition of Open Economy

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    刘重力; 李慰

    2011-01-01

    With the rapid development of economic globalization, there is an increase in capital flow among countries. Foreign direct investment will change the strategic relationship between home and host countries, making the host country's industrial policy change accordingly. In view of this, in this paper, we should discuss how to open to FDI, and how to adjust the industry policy af- ter opening to the outside world. The access of foreign capital can lower the national welfare of host countries, therefore, in the process of opening--up, the government should remain a cautious attitude, and choose the business of stronger external economy, and meanwhile, should change the industrial policy, and levy tax on the business of foreign investment.%随着经济全球化的快速发展,资本在国家之间的流动日益增加,外国直接投资会改变母国与东道国之间的战略关系,使东道国的产业政策发生相应的变化。基于这一点,应对一国应该如何有选择地对FDI开放,以及开放后产业政策应该如何进行调整开展讨论。外资进入后会使东道国的国民福利降低,所以在开放过程中政府应保持谨慎的态度,选择外部经济较强的行业对外资进行开放,同时需要改变产业政策,对外资进入的行业进行征税。

  5. Operating Guangzhou Hotel Industry with Service Concept of Cantonese Food

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    @@ As the completion of New Baiyun International Airport and Pazhou International Conference Center and the fast development of exhibition industry, the commerce and trade position of Guangzhou (the historical and cultural international city) is growing with each passing day. With the Cantonese food service concept and guest receiving methods of "Culture, Trend,Friendly and Hospitality", Guangzhou hotel industry has won the satisfaction from domestic and foreign businessmen and tourists. With the cultural tinge of and trend of Lingnan, Guangzhou hotels have become the display window to foreign guests. Guangzhou hotels treat all the guests very well during the spring and autumn China Export Commodities Fairs.

  6. 苏州高新区成立首家外资研发中心%First solely foreign-funded R&D center set up in Suzhou High-Tech Zone

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    @@ Huading Technology (Suzhou)Co.,Ltd.,the first solely foreign-funded R&D center in the Suzhou High-Tech Zone, which was set up recently with a total outlay of US$5.6 million and registered capital of US$2. 8 million, is invested in by a company set up by Asus Computer in British Virgin Islands. It is mainly engaged in the R&D of computer and peripheral products and transfer of its own R&D results.

  7. The Implementation of Industrial Training in Tertiary Education in Malaysia: Objectives, Realisations and Outputs in the Case of Foreign Language Students

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    Machart, Régis

    2017-01-01

    The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training…

  8. Literature Review of Domestic and Foreign Research on Publishing Industry%出版产业发展国内外研究综述--经济、技术和社会的三维整合框架

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    陈睿; 杨永忠; 陈利

    2016-01-01

    Publishing industry is an important sector of cultural industries,it is also the key to the development of overal cultural industries. Numerous studies shown that the publishing industry has the dual nature of economy and culture. Based on this dual nature and using“Economy-Technology-Society” three-dimensional integration framework,the domestic and foreign academic literatures on publishing industry development was reviewed.%出版业是文化产业的重要部门,也是文化产业整体发展的关键环节。大量研究表明,出版业是一个兼具经济和文化属性的特殊产业。基于这一双重性质,本文从“经济—技术—社会”三维整合框架的角度,对出版业发展的理论和实证研究进行综述,并对现有研究成果进行评述和展望。

  9. Foreign Trade

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Foreign Trade database has monthly volume and value information for US imports, exports, and re-exports of fishery or fishery derived products. Data is...

  10. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: a geo-strategic space under the influence of local and foreign interests. Successes and failures in the application of industrial deveiopment policies (1820-2002

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The present work analyzes the historical circumstances that served as bases for industrial deveiopment projects ¡mplemented in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, since the nineteenth-century expeditions to the deveiopment of the Puebla-Panamá Plan. Its geo-strategic and economic-productive importance have made of the Isthmus a space where national and foreign business interests meet, aimed at making possible the interoceanic exchange of intemational goods, while exploíting the existing natural and human resources at the same time. The concentration of industrial infrastructure in áreas linked to oil and petrochemicals processing and transfer, as well as port-related activities at Coatzacoalcos and Salina Cruz, have resulted in these productive sectors being rated as top-priorities within the numerous state plans for the region's economic deveiopment.

  11. Analysis on the Utilization of Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer in China Automobile Industry%我国汽车工业利用外资和技术转移的分析与思考

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    王敬武; 刘勇

    2012-01-01

    汽车工业的发展对我国事关重要.在我国的汽车工业发展过程中,外资起到重要作用.通过对汽车工业发展历程的总结,分析我国汽车工业在利用外资和技术引进中的正面和负面影响,提出我国汽车工业利用外资的相关政策性建议,包括:加强政府宏观管理,完善相关市场法规;对自主品牌给予大力扶持,尤其是对于民营自主品牌;鼓励发展外向型经济,支持汽车和零部件的出口;弘扬民族精神,给民族品牌营造良好的消费环境等.%Automobile manufacturing is a vital industry in China. Foreign investment has made huge contributions in China automobile industry development. This research sifts through the history of China automobile industry and analyzes positive as well as negative influences of the introduction of foreign investment and technologies in industry. It then discusses policy implications in this area, including enhancing governmental regulation in terms of making market rules and policies better, encouraging domestic brands - especially those owned by domestic private companies, promoting export - oriented car and car parts manufacturing and active PR campaign for domestic brands.

  12. Shallow Discuss on the Industry Position of Transportation Datum Center%浅谈交通运输数据中心的行业定位

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    马继军

    2014-01-01

    通过研究数据中心在青海省交通行业信息化中的行业地位,明确数据中心是青海交通运输信息化发展核心,而只有明确行业定位,才能为后续数据中心运行,乃至整个信息化发展思路提供纲领性要求。行业定位的不同级别,将对数据中心赋予不同的职责和功能。%By studying the industry position of datum center in Qinghai transportation informatization and make the datum center be develop core .Only explicit industry position can work for the datum center and pro‐vide programmatic requirements for entire informatization development ideas .The different levels of industry position confer the datum center be of different duty and functions .

  13. CNOOC Harvests in Cooperation with Foreign Firms in 1996

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    Wang Yixin; Wang Keyu

    1997-01-01

    @@ China's offshore oil industry made great achievements in its cooperation with foreign firms in 1996. China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) completed the negotiations for 20 blocks and signed 17 oil contracts and agreements with foreign firms.

  14. EFFECTS OF TERRORISM IN TOURISM INDUSTRY : A Case Study of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in World Trade Center

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    Ranabhat , Krishna

    2015-01-01

    Rapid growth of tourism industry has been a good sign of business. International tourism is co-operation between countries. The development of global economy is depending upon the global tourism industry. Social network is directly and indirectly affected by terrorism activities. There are push and pull factor in tourism. Terrorism is a pull factor that is considered a negative factor. Terrorism is the biggest factor, which pushes tourism industry down. Terrorism brings fear to tourists, whic...

  15. Electronics Industry

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    2006-01-01

    companies to begin listing stock options as expenses on financial reports (Chappell, 2005). The industry had used stock options extensively to help... stock options (Chappell, 2005). Industry representatives interviewed by the group argued against the requirement since they predict U.S. companies...may be less inclined now to offer stock options , and subsequently talent may be lost to aggressive foreign competition (Anonymous interviews, 2006

  16. Construction and Management of Liberal Arts Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers in Foreign Languages Universities and Colleges%外语类高校文科实验教学中心建设与管理模式探索

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    赵晶

    2013-01-01

    通过对外语类高校文科实验室的整合与建设,建立跨学科的文科实验教学中心.中心包括以下3个实验教学平台:公共实验教学平台,专业实践平台,科研创新/创业实践平台.中心创建“四位一体”的文科综合素质培养模式,重在培养学生的计算机操作技能、语言运用能力、商务实训技能和国际视野.在中心的建设和管理模式、实验教学模式、实验室队伍建设、中心开放等方面探索了一条外语类本科院校实验室建设管理的新途径.%By integrating and constructing liberal arts laboratories in university of foreign languages,an interdisciplinary and integrative liberal arts experimental teaching demonstration center was established,which consisted of the public experimental teaching platform,the professional training and experimental teaching platform,and the scientific research/innovation and entrepreneurship practice teaching platform.A comprehensive quality cultivation mode was established in the center,which focused on training students' computer skills,language skills,business training skills and international perspective.This paper discussed the construction,the management,the experimental teaching mode,the construction of the technician team,and the open of the center,so as to explore a novel way for lab construction and management in foreign languages colleges and universities.

  17. Foreign correspondence

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    Hamilton, John Maxwell

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    Despite the importance of foreign news, its history, transformation and indeed its future have not been much studied. The scholarly community often calls attention to journalism's shortcomings covering the world, yet the topic has not been systematically examined across countries or over time. The need to redress this neglect and the desire to assess the impact of new media technologies on the future of journalism - including foreign correspondence - provide the motivation for this stimulating, exciting and thought-provoking book. While the old economic models supporting news have crumbled in

  18. Almetax and industrial technology total center Shigaraki ceramic industry technology test field in Shiga Prefecture; Arumetakkusu to Shiga-ken kogyo gijutsu sogo senta sigaraki yogyo gijutsu gijutsu shikenjo

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    Almetax and industrial technology total center Shigaraki ceramic industry technology test field in Shiga Prefecture. Almetax of the aluminum building material and industrial technology total center Shigaraki ceramic industry technology test field in Shiga Prefecture developed the light thermal insulation foaming tile in the cooperation. This is a tile using the ash which arises by the renewal process of the aluminum. The aluminum ash was mixed with the feldspar of the Shigaraki-made, and it was burnt at the low temperature. In the lightness under the half of usual tile, it has the heat retaining property over 3 times. almetax was being planned a waste loss thermal insulation a stone two bird environmental consideration type goods begin to. The aluminum ash is mixed with the feldspar, and by the process burnt at 1200-1250 degrees C, it decomposes, the aluminum nitride in the ash foams. Therefore, the stoma which was homogeneously independent in burnt tile is possible. It is lightly easy to be handled, and it is a feature that the heat retaining property is high. There is the strength from the foaming concrete, and the water absorption rate is low. The aluminum reconstruction technique of almetax was made to fuse with the technology of the ceramic industry technology test field of the pottery lightening. almetax studies the cost reduction of the decontamination processing of the ash. It aims at cost of product of 3 thousand yen /m{sup 2} of usual tile level. The commercialization as partition between two rooms of external wall and life space of the building has been planned. The gross discharge of the domestic aluminum ash has been estimated with annual about 192 thousand tons. Though the part is utilized as a secondary material of the iron and steel refining, it deals with the excess minute as an industrial waste. (translated by NEDO)

  19. Internationalization, Interculturality, and the Role of Foreign Languages in Higher Education.

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    Vogel, Thomas

    2001-01-01

    Describes the Foreign Language Center at the European University Viadrina in Germany, asserting the necessity of foreign language training for Europeanization and globalization. Also discusses several ways of structuring foreign language programs. (EV)

  20. Towards Improved Industrial Relations of Employees in Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute: The Case of Ambo Plant Protection Research Center, Ambo, Ethiopia

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Industrial relations cover all such relationships that a business enterprise maintains with various sections of the society such as workers, state customers, and public who come into its contact. In other words, it is the study of the interactions among industry, its employees and the governments that oversee them. The general objective of the study is to assess the industrial relations of employees of Ambo Plant Protection Research Center (APPRC and propose strategic measures for its improvement. The study employed comprehensive data collection methods whereby both secondary and primary methods of data collection methods were employed to address the objectives of the study.  Data collected through structured questionnaire were analyzed with the help of simple descriptive statistics like frequencies and percentages and inferential statistics with the help of SPSS software (version 20.  Promoting good governance and democracy, creating favorable working environment for employees and environment of good will and mutual cooperation, responding to employees’ reported problems promptly and positively; provision of trainings to employees on strategic issues and solutions; and encouraging employees to use modern technologies like ICTs in service delivery are some of the strategic measures proposed to improve the industrial relations of employees of Ambo Plant Protection Research Center.

  1. 台灣科技產業運用中國涉外仲裁機制之策略研究 A Research on Utilization Strategy to China Foreign-related Arbitration by Taiwan High-Tech Industry Companies

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    王文杰 Wen-Chieh Wang

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available 台灣科技產業西進中國大陸尋求發展與全球布局過程中,在面臨國際商事爭議事件之際,如何運用中國涉外仲裁機制以作為替代爭議解決模式與途徑,值得國內業界加以認真對待。中國涉外仲裁機制發展迄今逾五十年,1994 年仲裁法頒布實施,明文賦予該機制法律位階地位;同時亦於市場經濟中定位為特殊法律服務。仲裁法頒布實施至今逾十年,以中國國際經濟貿易仲裁委員會為運作主力之中國涉外仲裁機制成為中國替代爭議解決機制之核心,亦成就該機制在國際商事仲裁市場之一席之地。本文藉由實證分析之角度,嘗試建構台灣科技產業運用中國涉外仲裁機制之策略,呈現中國涉外仲裁機制之特點與台灣科技產業運用策略間之關係,並進而分析中國涉外仲裁機制對於台灣科技產業之策略目標之適切性。 It is worthy and necessary for Taiwan High-Tech Industry Companies to pay close attention to China Foreign-related Arbitration mechanism to be utilized as alternative dispute resolution to resolve international commercial disputes such companies incurred when conducting global businesses and seeking developments in China. China Foreign-related Arbitration mechanism has been operating and developing for over fifty (50 years and it has been recognized and formulated of its legal status since the announcement and enforcement of Arbitration Law of People’s Republic of China (1994. From market and economic perspective, China Foreign-related Arbitration is considered as a sort of special legal service. China Foreign-related Arbitration mechanism, mainly acted by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”, has become the core of China alternative dispute resolution and has also played an important role in international commercial arbitration world after 10-years development from the enforcement

  2. Center for Corporate Climate Leadership: Direct Fugitive Emissions from Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Fire Suppression, and Industrial Gases

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    This guidance document focuses on several fugitive emissions sources that are common for organizations in many sectors: refrigeration and air conditioningsystems, fire suppression systems, and the purchase and release of industrial gases.

  3. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... percent of foreign body ingestions occur among children. Most foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without ... fainting and shock. Foreign bodies in the airway: Most foreign bodies in the airway are usually expelled ...

  4. RMB Business Boost for Foreign Banks

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    WANG PEI

    2006-01-01

    @@ With the competition over foreign currency loans becoming intensified among foreign and Chinese banks, rivalry on loans made in RMB are seeing a similar trend. Specifically, the local banks' "comfort zone" has been challenged as the country's financial industry opens according to the timetable of WTO agreement, with full opening arriving at the end of this year.

  5. Governmental and industry roles and responsibilities with regard to international marriage brokers: equalizing the balance of power between foreign fiances and spouses.

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    Orloff, Leslye E; Sarangapani, Hema

    2007-05-01

    The unregulated nature of the international marriage broker (IMB) industry endangers women by denying them information necessary to make informed choices with respect to their intended U.S.-based citizen spouses. This article (a) provides an overview of the contemporary IMB industry, including a discussion of reasons underlying women's choices to use IMB agencies to meet and marry U.S.-based spouses, (b) discusses how this industry's marketing of marriages potentially endangers many women recruits, and (c) offers an update and analysis of new provisions under U.S. immigration law that strengthen protections available for women who immigrate as fiancés and spouses of U.S. citizens, including those in marriages arranged by IMBs.

  6. Foreign Sources of Supply. FY2007 Report. Annual Report of United States Defense Industrial Base Capabilities and Acquisitions of Defense Items and Components Outside the United States

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    2008-09-01

    spares A1B Aircraft engines and related spares and spare parts A1C Other aircraft equipment and supplies A2 Missile and space systems A3 Ships A4A ...Total 3,278 1,855,983,343$ 3,441 8,483,002,947$ 6,719 10,338,986,290$ A4A Combat Vehicles U.S. 3,150...0.2% A4A Combat Vehicles U.S. 98.1% 99.1% 94.2% 98.5% 97.0% 98.8% Foreign 1.9% 0.9% 5.8% 1.5% 3.0% 1.2% A4B Non-combat Vehicles U.S. 91.6% 96.7

  7. 全球化陷阱:中国现代服务业外资排斥效应研究%Globalization Trap: The Foreign Investment Repelling Effect Study on Chinese Modern Service Industry

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    胡晓鹏

    2012-01-01

    伴随着改革开放进程,中国在利用外资方面取得了举世瞩目的成就,现代服务业也逐渐超越制造业成为FDI在华投资的新热点。然而,外国直接投资对于我国服务经济发展的带动效应却并不明显:一方面,FDI对服务业的低端化锁定和人才的外化,将导致跨国公司技术外溢效应不明显;另一方面,当引资相对规模超过一定阕值时,将不利于现代服务业国际竞争力的提升;并且,服务业FDI的投资结构和区域布局会直接影响我国产业结构调整的目标,而单纯强调专业化和高度化的引资模式也可能会给我国的经济安全带来巨大的挑战。%With the development of reform and opening up, China has achieved great success and attracted worldwide attention in malting use of foreign investment. And modern service has become the new hot point of FDI. While the effect of FDI to our service economic development is not obvious: On the one hand, aiming at the low level of the service industry and the human resource transfer to the foreign company leads to unobvious Spillover Effect of the foreign company technology. On the other hand, when the scale of the FDI is more than one threshold, it may go against the international competition of mod- em service. And the investment structure and the region distribution of service FDI would affect Chinese industry structure adjustment. The model for blindly at- tracting investment of emphasizing specialization and high level would bring huge challenge to our economic safety.

  8. Foreign grants

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    The Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, a national research grants program, offers opportunities for support of research in Burma, Guinea, India, and Pakistan in astrophysics and earth sciences; anthropology, archeology, and related disciplines; systematic and environmental biology; and museum programs.Grants in the local currencies of the countries are awarded to U.S. institutions for research by senior scientists; collaborative programs involving host country institutions are welcome. Awards are determined on the basis of competitive scholarly review.

  9. Comparación entre los niños de etnia gitana e inmigrantes extranjeros ingresados en centros de protección por maltrato Comparison of Spanish gypsy and foreign immigrant maltreated children admitted to protection centers

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    Gonzalo Oliván-Gonzalvo

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Analizar las diferencias entre niños españoles de etnia gitana e inmigrantes extranjeros ingresados en centros de protección, respecto a las características del maltrato, los factores familiares y el estado de salud. Métodos: Se revisaron los expedientes sociosanitarios de 83 niños gitanos españoles y 105 niños inmigrantes que ingresaron desde enero de 1994 hasta diciembre de 2003 por maltratos en centros de protección del Instituto Aragonés de Servicios Sociales (IASS. El maltrato, sus tipos e indicadores se definieron y evaluaron según guías elaboradas por el IASS. Los factores familiares de riesgo sociosanitario asociados con el maltrato se determinaron según estudios nacionales. El estado de salud se evaluó según los protocolos elaborados por el IASS. Se realizó un estudio estadístico descriptivo y comparativo. Resultados: En los niños gitanos españoles predomina el grupo de edad de 0-5 años, mientras que en los inmigrantes es más frecuente el grupo de 12-17 años. En los niños gitanos españoles es también más frecuente la situación de negligencia física, emocional y/o abandono (p Objectives: To determine whether there are differences between Spanish gypsy and foreign immigrant children admitted to protection centers in the characteristics of the maltreatment, social and familial factors linked to maltreatment, and health status. Methods: The social and health reports of 83 Spanish gypsy and 105 foreign immigrant children admitted to protection centers of the Aragonese Institute for Social Services (Instituto Aragonés de Servicios Sociales [IASS] because of maltreatment from January 1994 to December 2003 were reviewed. Maltreatment, its types, and warning signs were defined and assessed according to the guidelines drawn up by the IASS. The social and familial risk factors associated with maltreatment were determined according to national studies. Health status was assessed following protocols used by

  10. Industry-wide studies report of an industrial-hygiene survey of Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown, Ohio. [Ethylene oxide exposures

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    Ringenburg, V.L.; Molina, D.; Elliott, L.J.

    1986-08-01

    Occupational exposure of workers to ethylene oxide (EtO) was examined. Two of six side-by-side short-term personal breathing-zone (BZ) exposure levels, determined while the sterilizer operator unloaded the EtO sterilizer unit, exceeded NIOSH recommended short term levels of 5 parts per million (ppm) for any 10-minute period per workday. Three of 12 personal BZ exposure levels exceeded the NIOSH recommended standard of less than 0.1ppm for an 8-hour time-weighted average. Measurable levels of EtO, ranging from 0.18 to 14.5ppm were detected in the storage room where the EtO sterilized items were aerated. The authors conclude that EtO exposure potential at the nursing and rehabilitation center could be reduced by improving administrative controls, work practices, and engineering controls. Recommended improvements were given.

  11. Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Proposed Marathon Industrial/Commercial Business Center Tract 5167, Hayward, California.

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    1985-10-01

    domestic water supplies; it now uses the Hetch Hetchy system. Therefore the groundwater aquifers are5 considered primarily as potential sources of City...water from the San Francisco Hetch Hetchy System. The City also maintains a well fieid in its industrial area as an emergency reserve. The nearest

  12. 77 FR 12852 - Draft Guidance for Industry on Limiting the Use of Certain Phthalates as Excipients in Center for...

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    2012-03-02

    ... for different functions in other dosage forms. Phthalates also are found in other products for uses... Phthalates as Excipients in CDER-Regulated Products.'' This draft guidance provides the pharmaceutical... (DEHP). In particular, the draft guidance recommends that the pharmaceutical industry avoid the use...

  13. Photovoltaics industry profile

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    None

    1980-10-01

    A description of the status of the US photovoltaics industry is given. Principal end-user industries are identified, domestic and foreign market trends are discussed, and industry-organized and US government-organized trade promotion events are listed. Trade associations and trade journals are listed, and a photovoltaic product manufacturers list is included. (WHK)

  14. Foreign Capital Milk Industry's Development in China Recent Years%近年来外资乳业在中国发展概要

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    蔡向阳; 豆明; 胡定寰; 陈联奇

    2005-01-01

    Since 1990s, Chinese government has begun to allow more and more MNC entering Chinese market. Penetrating the development potential of Chinese milk product market, since 1980s, MNC related to milk products gradually entered Chinese market, such as, Nestle, Danone, Parmalat, Kraft, Friesland, Uniliver, Dumex, Mead Johnson. Wyeth, and Land O’Lake, and so on. Up to now, the entire twenty world-top milk product brand has entered Chinese market, which have great influence to Chinese milk industry.

  15. 工业机器人的国内外产业发展现状及相关技术研究%Research on domestic and foreign industry development status and related technology of industrial robot

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    胡晓芳

    2016-01-01

    随着工业自动化智能技术的不断进步和发展,工业机器人越来越成为国内外高新技术企业研究的智能技术产品,并将其应用推广到各个领域。这些应用领域包括军事作战、工业生产、水下作业、太空侦查、医疗康复、家政服务等。工业机器人技术的产生和发展有它的必然性。工业机器人的应用越来越广泛,从而不断改变着人类的工作和生活方式,机器人智能技术也可能成为人类第三代工业革命的引导工具。%With thecontinuous progress and development of intelligent technology of industrial automation, industrial robots are becoming more and more intelligent technology products of high-tech enterprises at home and abroad.These applications include military operations,industrial production,underwater operations,space investigation, medical rehabilitation,housekeeping services,etc..The emergence and development of industrial robot technology has its inevitability.The application of industrial robot is more and more extensive,so that the human's work and life style are changing, the robot intelligence technology may become the guide tool of the third generation of the industrial revolution.

  16. Foreign Views

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    2011-01-01

    When the Fourth Session of the 11th National People’s Congress was held on March 5-14 and drew the nation’s attention, expats in Beijing also followed the meeting. Beijing Review reporter Liu Xinlian interviewed foreign nationals completing their master’s degrees in public administration at School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University about the government work report delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao and the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) approved at the session.

  17. 外商直接投资、知识产权保护与出口产业结构调整--基于联立方程和VAR模型实证分析%Foreign Direct Investment,Intellectual Property Protection and Industrial Restructure of Export---The Empirical Research Based on Simultaneous Equations and Vector Auto Regression Models

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    周游

    2014-01-01

    By constructing simultaneous equations and taking advantage of vector auto regression models,this paper makes empirical research on the interrelation among Chinese foreign direct investment,intellectual property protection and export industrial structure from 1990 to 2011. The result shows that:structural optimization of export industry is not conducive to at-tract foreign direct investment,but foreign direct investment is conducive to structural optimization of export industry;It is beneficial to the structural optimization of Chinese export industry and inflow of foreign direct investment by strengthening of intellectual property protection,simultaneously,the structural optimization of Chinese export industry and inflow of foreign direct investment promote the improvement of the level of protection of intellectual property rights.%通过构建联立方程,并利用VAR模型,对我国1990~2011年外商直接投资、知识产权保护和出口产业结构之间相互关系进行实证研究,结果表明:出口产业结构优化不利于我国吸引外商直接投资,但外商直接投资有利于我国出口产业结构优化;加强知识产权保护有利于我国出口产业结构优化和外商直接投资流入,同时出口产业结构优化和外商直接投资流入也促进了我国知识产权保护水平的提高。

  18. Power Monopoly Gets a Shock, Foreigners Plug in

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    GuMing

    2003-01-01

    China's power industry experienced a violent shakeup at the end of 2002 and is likely to suffer several aftershocks this year, analysts said. Some wonder whether it is time for more foreign capital to enter the industry.

  19. Industry knowledge spillovers of foreign direct investment and domestic investment%外商直接投资和国内投资的行业溢出效应

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    孔祥荣; 韩伯棠; 王海

    2011-01-01

    根据我国1999-2007年制造业27个行业样本数据,运用面板数据分析方法,研究我国外商直接投资和国内投资的行业溢出效应.研究发现FDI的投资效率较高,对行业全要素生产率的系数为正,但是其技术溢出能力水平低,容易形成技术壁垒,不利于行业生产率的提高;而国内投资对行业生产率提高虽然有一定的负面作用,但是其技术容易扩散,溢出水平高,有利于行业生产率进步;另外,FDI对行业生产率水平较低的行业正面作用明显,而行业生产率水平较高的行业,国内投资的负向作用降低效果大.%According to the data sample of 27 Chinese manufacturing sectors from 1999 to 2007, the panel data analysis method is used to study Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) and domestic investment industry spiilover effects. Research found that FDI has higher investment efficiency, the coefficient to industry productivity is positive, but its rather lowe level of technology spillovers is easy to form technical barriers, which is not conducive to productivity improvement. There exist some negative effects for domestic investment to increase the industry productivity, but its rather high level of knowledge spillovers is benefit to the productivity growth. In addition, FDI plays a major positive role in the industries with lower productivity, while reducing negative effects of domestic investment has a big impact on the industry sectors with higher productivity.

  20. Control Systems Security Center Comparison Study of Industrial Control System Standards against the Control Systems Protection Framework Cyber-Security Requirements

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    Robert P. Evans

    2005-09-01

    Cyber security standards, guidelines, and best practices for control systems are critical requirements that have been delineated and formally recognized by industry and government entities. Cyber security standards provide a common language within the industrial control system community, both national and international, to facilitate understanding of security awareness issues but, ultimately, they are intended to strengthen cyber security for control systems. This study and the preliminary findings outlined in this report are an initial attempt by the Control Systems Security Center (CSSC) Standard Awareness Team to better understand how existing and emerging industry standards, guidelines, and best practices address cyber security for industrial control systems. The Standard Awareness Team comprised subject matter experts in control systems and cyber security technologies and standards from several Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, including Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. This study was conducted in two parts: a standard identification effort and a comparison analysis effort. During the standard identification effort, the Standard Awareness Team conducted a comprehensive open-source survey of existing control systems security standards, regulations, and guidelines in several of the critical infrastructure (CI) sectors, including the telecommunication, water, chemical, energy (electric power, petroleum and oil, natural gas), and transportation--rail sectors and sub-sectors. During the comparison analysis effort, the team compared the requirements contained in selected, identified, industry standards with the cyber security requirements in ''Cyber Security Protection Framework'', Version 0.9 (hereafter referred to as the ''Framework''). For each of the seven sector/sub-sectors listed above, one standard was

  1. Industrial Communications.

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    Lindsay, Dan

    Intended for seniors planning a career in industry as skilled laborers, this specialized course in Industrial Communications offers the student basic communications skills which he will need in his work and in his daily life. Since class activities center around short, factual oral reports, class size will be limited to 20, providing a maximum of…

  2. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... 80 percent of foreign body ingestions occur among children. Most foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract ... blockages that may require surgical removal of magnets. Children account for about 80 percent of foreign body ...

  3. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... limitations of foreign body detection and removal? What is Foreign Body Retrieval? Foreign body retrieval involves the ... or computed tomography (CT). top of page How is the procedure performed? There are a number of ...

  4. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... top of page What are the benefits vs. risks? Benefits Removal of a foreign body will reduce ... good tool for guiding foreign body removal procedures. Risks While foreign body removal procedures are safe and ...

  5. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... soft tissues. About 80 percent of foreign body ingestions occur among children. Most foreign bodies pass through ... account for about 80 percent of foreign body ingestions. Sometimes problems occur when button batteries are swallowed ...

  6. Air conditioning and energy conservation. Improved space HVAC systems. Case studies: Office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, skyscrapers, industrial plants

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    Heiner, H.

    1988-08-01

    Rising energy prices and an increasing demand for comfortable rooms account for the importance attached to the windows and glass used for office buildings, hotels and industrial plants. Both windows and glass have a considerable influence on the thermal behavior and air conditioning of buildings. Among the latest developments are precious metal-coated insulating panes. Selected gases allow to reduce the total thickness of insulating glass and improve noise insulation. The case studies presented refer to the energy-saving air conditioning and space heating, heat recovery and cooling of rooms as well as to the respective control systems. Investigations into the specific energy consumption of building shells reveal the considerable space/tap water heating energy conservation potentials remaining to be utilized.

  7. Foreign body orbital cyst

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    Yazdanfard, Younes; Heegard, Steffen; Fledelius, Hans C.

    2001-01-01

    Ophthalmology, penetrating orbital injury, orbital foreign body, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), histology......Ophthalmology, penetrating orbital injury, orbital foreign body, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), histology...

  8. Tungsten industry in China's foreign trade restructuring and industrial upgrading explore policy recommendations%实现我国钨业外贸转型和产业升级的探讨与政策建议

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    金惠卿; 杨宏

    2013-01-01

    2012年W T O裁决我国原材料案败诉,我国钨业发展的外部环境逐渐恶化。为促进我国钨业的健康发展,加快其外贸转型和产业升级的进程,本文通过分析钨业当前的资源、产业、外贸现状,探讨影响钨业科学发展的诸多问题,如资源开采限制政策被变相规制、关税定价管理弹性较大、高附加值产品比重偏低等。为加快钨业的外贸转型和产业升级,我国应注重扶持整合能力较强的企业,促进产业竞争力提高;面对贸易争端时,更加注重钨业的重要性,为钨业争取更好的发展环境;强化钨出口市场的管制,进一步减少出口配额总量和初级产品配额量,完善、灵活配额使用机制。%After having been found in violation of its WTO obligations in the WTO dispute settlement case on Measures Related to the Exportation of Various Raw Materials in 2012 ,China has been confronted with the need to adapt its trade policies in this regard ,with resulting policy constraints potentially creating a less advantageous trade environment in the world market for Chinese industries .This paper factually assesses China's Tungsten industry taking into account reserves ,production and exportation ,and then goes on to identify several issues with regard to the future further development of that industry .These issues include:the circumvention of the state restrictions on tungsten exploitation ,the high degree of flexibility in customs valuation ,low value-addition in export ,and others .The paper suggests that China's tungsten industry should strategically aim to graduate from the lower-end to the high-end of the value chain .To address the problems identified ,the paper formulates the following policy recommendations :enhancing the competitiveness of Chinese tungsten industry by encouraging and supporting concentration/mergers of enterprises ;responding to trade disputes more actively and appropriately with a view to

  9. 近代中国蚕丝业国际地位的边缘化——基于世界体系“中心-边缘”关系的分析%Peripherization of China's International Status in Silk Industry at Modern Times——An Analysis Based on the World-system's “Center-Periphery” Relationship

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    敬德; 童立; 向仲怀

    2012-01-01

    The present study employed the World-system's "Center Periphery" Theory of Wallerstein to analyze signs and reasons of China's international status in silk industry going from center to periphery at modern times (1840 -1919) so as to provide new thoughts for future development of China's silk industry. Before modern times, China was independent of the capitalist world system, and China's silk industry was independent of the capitalist world system, too. China played an important role in silk industry of the word at that time. After China was brought into the world system and was peripherized at modern times, China's silk industry was peripherized as well, becoming center nations' raw material producer of silk fabrics and sales destination of finished products. The foreign trade rights and product pricing of silk industry were manipulated by center nations, and the development of sericultural production technology was also confined. The reason is attributable to restrains under the world-system's "center-periphery" relationship. Till today, China's silk industry is still striving to go back to the center. The only way to achieve success is to continuously carry out scientific and technological innovation, that is, to promote development of silk industry with the help of science and technology.%应用沃勒斯坦的世界体系“中心-边缘”理论,对近代(1840~1919年)中国蚕丝业国际地位由中心走向边缘的种种表现与原因进行分析,为今后中国蚕丝业的发展提供新的思考途径.近代以前,中国独立于资本主义世界体系之外,中国的蚕丝业也一样独立于资本主义世界体系之外,并在世界蚕丝业占据重要位置.自近代中国被卷入世界体系并被边缘化之后,中国的蚕丝业也随之被边缘化,沦为中心区国家的丝绸原料生产者与成品销售地,蚕丝业的外贸权与产品价格被中心区国家操纵,蚕丝生产技术的发展亦被限制,其原因在于世界体系

  10. "以学生为中心"教学原则下的外语教师的素质与培养%Basic Quality & Training of Foreign Language Teachers under the Student-centered Teaching Principle

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    张乐慧

    2015-01-01

    "以学生为中心"的教学原则 ,近几年在外语教学过程中已经得到了积极推广和实施 ,并且在外语教学方面收到了明显的效果.为了使教和学更好地结合起来 ,体现"以学生为中心"的原则 ,还应进一步明确外语教师应具备的素质及培养途径.%The"student-centered"teaching principle has been widely accepted and implemented among teach-ers and students in the recent years of foreign language teaching .According to the principle ,students could give full play to their subjective initiative and creativity under the instruction and guide of teachers .To fur-ther combine teaching with learning ,teachers should receive trainings on their basic quality to better guide students in their learning .

  11. Aspiração de corpo estranho por menores de 15 anos: experiência de um centro de referência do Brasil Foreign body aspiration in children and adolescents: experience of a Brazilian referral center

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    Sílvia Teresa Evangelista Vidotto de Sousa

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as características clínicas, radiológicas e endoscópicas da aspiração de corpo estranho por menores de 15 anos em um centro de referência em São Luís, MA. MÉTODOS:Estudo descritivo realizado a partir de dados de prontuários dos pacientes atendidos no Hospital Universitário Materno Infantil devido à aspiração de corpo estranho entre 1995 e 2005. Avaliamos 72 casos confirmados de aspiração de corpo estranho em relação à procedência, variáveis biológicas, clínico-radiológicas e endoscópicas. Para verificar se as frequências observadas das variáveis em estudo foram estatisticamente significantes, utilizamos o teste do qui-quadrado. RESULTADOS: A maioria do pacientes era procedente das cidades do interior (55,6%. As maiores frequências das diferentes variáveis estudadas foram as seguintes: faixa etária de 0-3 anos (81,9%; sexo masculino (63,9%; tempo de evolução > 24 h (66,7%; hipotransparência na radiografia de tórax (57,7%; localização do corpo estranho no pulmão direito (41,2% ou na laringe (20.5%; natureza orgânica do corpo estranho (83,3%; complicação como processo inflamatório localizado (59,4%; edema de glote como complicação do exame endoscópico (47,6%; e sementes (46,6%, espinha de peixe (28,3% e plásticos (25,5% como tipos mais frequentes de corpos estranhos aspirados. Não houve óbitos. CONCLUSÕES: Cuidados preventivos devem priorizar crianças menores de três anos de idade, do sexo masculino, provenientes de cidades do interior. O acesso dessas crianças às substâncias com risco potencial para aspiração, incluindo os alimentos, deve ser evitado. Exames radiológicos simples e de fácil acesso à população são subutilizados, o que compromete a qualidade do primeiro atendimento.OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical, radiological and endoscopic characteristics of foreign body aspiration among individuals under the age of 15 treated at a referral center in the city of

  12. Domestic utility attitudes toward foreign uranium supply

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    1981-06-01

    The current embargo on the enrichment of foreign-origin uranium for use in domestic utilization facilities is scheduled to be removed in 1984. The pending removal of this embargo, complicated by a depressed worldwide market for uranium, has prompted consideration of a new or extended embargo within the US Government. As part of its on-going data collection activities, Nuclear Resources International (NRI) has surveyed 50 domestic utility/utility holding companies (representing 60 lead operator-utilities) on their foreign uranium purchase strategies and intentions. The most recent survey was conducted in early May 1981. A number of qualitative observations were made during the course of the survey. The major observations are: domestic utility views toward foreign uranium purchase are dynamic; all but three utilities had some considered foreign purchase strategy; some utilities have problems with buying foreign uranium from particular countries; an inducement is often required by some utilities to buy foreign uranium; opinions varied among utilities concerning the viability of the domestic uranium industry; and many utilities could have foreign uranium fed through their domestic uranium contracts (indirect purchases). The above observations are expanded in the final section of the report. However, it should be noted that two of the observations are particularly important and should be seriously considered in formulation of foreign uranium import restrictions. These important observations are the dynamic nature of the subject matter and the potentially large and imbalanced effect the indirect purchases could have on utility foreign uranium procurement.

  13. Control Systems Security Center Comparison Study of Industrial Control System Standards against the Control Systems Protection Framework Cyber-Security Requirements

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    Robert P. Evans

    2005-09-01

    Cyber security standards, guidelines, and best practices for control systems are critical requirements that have been delineated and formally recognized by industry and government entities. Cyber security standards provide a common language within the industrial control system community, both national and international, to facilitate understanding of security awareness issues but, ultimately, they are intended to strengthen cyber security for control systems. This study and the preliminary findings outlined in this report are an initial attempt by the Control Systems Security Center (CSSC) Standard Awareness Team to better understand how existing and emerging industry standards, guidelines, and best practices address cyber security for industrial control systems. The Standard Awareness Team comprised subject matter experts in control systems and cyber security technologies and standards from several Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, including Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. This study was conducted in two parts: a standard identification effort and a comparison analysis effort. During the standard identification effort, the Standard Awareness Team conducted a comprehensive open-source survey of existing control systems security standards, regulations, and guidelines in several of the critical infrastructure (CI) sectors, including the telecommunication, water, chemical, energy (electric power, petroleum and oil, natural gas), and transportation--rail sectors and sub-sectors. During the comparison analysis effort, the team compared the requirements contained in selected, identified, industry standards with the cyber security requirements in ''Cyber Security Protection Framework'', Version 0.9 (hereafter referred to as the ''Framework''). For each of the seven sector/sub-sectors listed above, one standard was

  14. Production System Analysis of Brem Processing Unit (Case Study: The Industrial Centers of Brem in Kaliabu and Bancong Village, Madiun District

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    Ardaneswari Dyah Pitaloka Citraresmi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine the condition, the priorities, and the strategy development policy of the brem Madiun production system as an effort to increase the brem Madiun production system. The samples which are used were the brem industries at industrial centers of brem in Kaliabu and Bancong Village at Madiun District. The main instrument to collect the data was a questionnaire for 21 respondents of business leaders. Data analysis method which is used was Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP. The results showed that the sequence of factors causing the decline of brem’s production capacity were the final product (0,477, capital (0,244, raw materials (0,123, human resources (0,088, the tools and machinery (0,041, and the method (0,026. Benchmarks for goals to be achieved by the production system were the effectiveness of brem Madiun (0,548, productivity (0,227, efficiency (0,138, and quality (0,087. Strategies that can be done on developing the brem industry in Madiun are provision of venture capital to support the administrations, improvement of licensing services, improvement of joint venture accessibility on infrastructure production, supporting on marketing, improvement of human resources quality (coaching and training, development of product, improvement of business management, and development on network of business partnership respectively. After the several strategies development policy was formulated based on existing condition, then the performance of the brem Madiun production system can be improved. Keywords : Brem, Production System Analysis, Strategy Formulation

  15. Foreign Exchange Exposures of Korean Firms

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    Sungbin Cho

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available We measure foreign exchange exposures as sensitivity of firm's value to FX premium in the CAPM plus FX premium model, and try to find determinants of the exposures; using data of non-financial companies listed in the Korea Exchange from the year 2007 to 2008. Main findings are as follows. If Korean won depreciates, only a small number of firms is benefitted while majority of firms are harmed to the contrary of common knowledge. As a firm's export increases, the foreign exchange exposure increases up to a certain level and after that it declines. And, smaller firms of negative foreign exchange exposures are more sensitive to foreign exchange changes. These suggest heterogeneous effects of foreign exchange rates on industries and firms.

  16. Foreign Languages for the Professions: An Inter-Cultural Approach to Modern Communications. Proceedings of the [Center for International Higher Education Documentation] Conference (5th, Weston, MA, May 14, 1981). CIHED Conference Series, No. 3.

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    Turner, Solveig M., Ed.

    The general focus of the papers in these proceedings is communication and the specific purpose for which persons study a foreign language. The following papers are included: (1) "Marketing Your Innovative Language Program," by S. Sadow; (2) "The Implementation of Taped Interviews in Foreign Language Courses," by J. Frommer and M. Collins Weitz;…

  17. Business Q & As as for Foreign Business Practice in China

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    2010-01-01

    @@ What materials are needed for foreign-funded enterprises to increase capital? Where to handle? For foreign-funded enterprise adjusting registered capital,please submit the examination and approval materials to the former approval organ for direct examination and approval in according to the provisions including the Circular of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce on Relevant Provisions and Procedures for Foreign Investment Enterprises to Adjust Total Investment and Registered Capital (Wai Jing Mao Fa [1995] No. 366) and the Notice on printing and distributing the Provisions on the Alteration of Investors' equity in Foreign Investment Enterprises.

  18. 78 FR 49255 - Foreign-Trade Zone 158-Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; Authorization of Production Activity...

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    2013-08-13

    ... Furniture); Belden, Saltillo, and Verona, Mississippi On February 28, 2013, the Greater Mississippi Foreign... Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Lane Furniture Industries, Inc., in Belden, Saltillo, and...

  19. Development and Application of a“Foreign Device”Module in IMS of the Sterilization and Supply Center%消毒供应中心信息管理系统中“外来器械”管理模块的开发与应用

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    刘承军; 肖长; 林平冬

    2015-01-01

    RF (Radio Frequency) techniques and bar-code techniques in combination with the IMS (Information Management System) are applied to the management of foreign devices in the sterilization and supply center. This new methodology realizes the full-process track record for foreign devices, thus improving the work quality and effciency of the sterilization and supply center and greatly reducing the rate of nosocomial infection and medical costs.%利用无线射频技术、条形码技术结合信息管理系统,在消毒供应中心对外来器械进行管理,实现了对外来器械全过程的跟踪记录,提高了消毒供应中心的工作质量和效率,大大降低了院内感染几率和医疗成本。

  20. Teaching English as a Foreign Language in China: Teachers and Students' Attitudes to the Communicative Approach, Learner-Centering, and Learners' Autonomy%中国师生对"对话交流、以学生为中心、学生自主"英语教学法的态度

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    Oleg Tarnopolsky; Tatiana Karajeva; Xinhong Zhang

    2001-01-01

    Modern language teaching' especially English teaching as a foreign language, is now based on two fundamen tal approaches-traditional one with the teacher-dominated and the new emerging one with the learner-centered. This paper is a study of the survey of Chinese students regarding the attitudes of the two approaches on English learning. The conclusion of the research is positive on the new emerging approach of English learning by Chinese students.

  1. Banking Efficiency, Consolidation and Foreign Ownerhip: Evidence from the Polish Banking Market

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    Havrylchyk, Olena

    2007-01-01

    The thesis consists of four separate papers that can be read individually. In the first paper “Efficiency of the Polish Banking Industry: Foreign versus Domestic Banks” we analyze the efficiency of foreign and domestic banks. The second paper entitled “Foreign Acquisitions and Industry Wealth Effects of Privatisation: Evidence from the Polish Banking Industry” investigates the reaction of Polish bank stocks to acquisition by foreign investors. The third paper “Consolidation of the Polish Bank...

  2. Does Foreign Aid Increase Foreign Direct Investment?

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    Selaya, Pablo; Sunesen, Eva Rytter

      The notion that foreign aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) are complementary sources of capital is conventional among governments and international cooperation agencies. This paper argues that the notion is incomplete. Within the framework of an open economy Solow model we show that the th......  The notion that foreign aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) are complementary sources of capital is conventional among governments and international cooperation agencies. This paper argues that the notion is incomplete. Within the framework of an open economy Solow model we show...

  3. The United States digital recording industry

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    Simonds, John L.

    1993-01-01

    The recording industry resembles the semiconductor industry in several aspects. Both are large (greater than $60 Billion/year revenues); both are considered critical technologies supporting national objectives; both are experiencing increased competition from foreign suppliers; they recognize significant opportunities for both technological and market growth in the decade to come; and both realize that a key to this future growth lies in alliances among industry, academia, and government. The semiconductor industry has made significant investments in alliances relating to manufacturing technologies (SEMATECH) and to joint long-term technology research centered in universities (SRC). The federal government has provided funding support of these efforts in recognition of the critical roles semiconductor technologies play in national interests. The recording industry is now also forming critical alliances, but has been slower in starting and in gaining broad recognition by government agencies and legislators that the industry needs federal support. Traditionally, the recording industry has been viewed as mature, stable, and, while critical to national interests, able to chart and fund its own course toward future national needs. That perception is fortunately changing.

  4. Interconnection of industrial centers with the electric network of the public service; Interconexion de centros industriales con la red electrica del servicio publico

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    Rosales Sedano, Inocente; Lopez Velazquez, Juan Jose; Garcia Paredes, Job; Robles Pimentel, Edgar [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Garcia Alvarez, David; Guzman Camacho, Benigno [Petroleos Mexicanos (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The large industrial centers that have continuous production processes and consume high amounts of electrical energy, generally have their own power generation. The petrochemical complexes, the paper and steel factories and the sugar mills are examples of this type of centers. On the other hand, the new regulation for the generation of electrical energy that allows to the electrical energy interchange between private companies and the public network, has originated the necessity of connecting systems that formerly operated isolated. Since the original design of the isolated electrical systems was to operate in an independent form, making the interconnection can generate technical problems that must be analyzed and solved. In this paper, some experiences related with the behavior of electrical equipment when connected to operate with the public network, are presented. [Spanish] Los grandes centros industriales que tienen procesos de produccion continua y consumen altas cantidades de energia electrica, generalmente cuentan con generacion propia. Los complejos petroquimicos, las fabricas de papel y acero y los ingenios azucareros son ejemplos de este tipo de centros. Por otro lado, la nueva reglamentacion de generacion de energia electrica que permite el intercambio de energia electrica entre las companias privadas y la red publica, ha originado la necesidad de conectar sistemas que antes operaban aislados. Debido a que el diseno original de los sistemas electricos aislados fue trabajar en forma independiente, el realizar la interconexion puede generar problemas tecnicos que tienen que analizarse y resolverse. En este articulo, se presentan algunas experiencias relacionadas con el comportamiento del equipo electrico al operar conectado con la red publica.

  5. The Discussion of the Industrial Engineering Training in Engineering Training Center%工程训练中心工业工程实训初探

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    荆琴; 申小平; 张巨香

    2013-01-01

      工业工程(IE)以其专业跨度大、实用性强、可有效设计和改善系统的优势,在各行各业得到了广泛应用。针对高校工业工程专业实验教学资源不足以及其他专业对工业工程了解甚少的问题,探讨了在工程训练中心进行工业工程实训的相关问题。%Industrial engineering (IE) is widely used in all walks of life, because it is associated with many professionals, has strong practica⁃bility and can effectively design or improve system's advantage. Based on the problem of the universities are all lack of IE experimental teaching resource and other professional students poorly understand IE, this paper probes into some problems of the IE training in engineer⁃ing training center.

  6. Efforts of the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) to prepare the technician workforce for photonics industries

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    Hull, Dan; Souders, John

    2009-06-01

    The mission of the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) is to create a secondary-to-postsecondary "pipeline" of highly qualified and strongly motivated students and to empower high schools and community colleges to meet the urgent need for technicians in optics and photonics. This paper describes the methodologies and processes OP-TEC has developed to carry out that mission. A recently completed assessment of the need for optics and photonics technicians in American industry concluded that U.S. colleges lack the capacity to produce an adequate supply. OP-TEC's challenge is to close the gap between the supply of and demand for photonics technicians. To help increase college capacity, OP-TEC has developed and implemented a recruitment process for initiating photonics programs in U.S. colleges. This paper describes the recruitment process and its results, along with the relevant support services provided by OP-TEC. In support of its mission, OP-TEC has developed curriculum and instructional materials that prepare students for the photonics workforce. To help ensure that completers of U.S. photonics programs are workforce ready, OP-TEC uses a skill-standards-based process for developing curriculum and instructional materials. This paper reviews the foundational skill standards and explains the process for integrating them into the materials development process. The curriculum and instructional materials that result from this process are also described.1

  7. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... of page What are some common uses of the procedure? Foreign body retrieval is used to remove ... the foreign body. top of page What does the equipment look like? A variety of x-ray ...

  8. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... Us News Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Foreign Body Retrieval Foreign body retrieval is the ... may undergo an ultrasound, x-ray or CT scan to locate and remove the object. Tell your ...

  9. ForeignAssistance.gov

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    US Agency for International Development — ForeignAssistance.gov provides a view of U.S. Government foreign assistance funds across agencies and enables users to explore, analyze, and review aid investments...

  10. Foreign Aid Explorer)

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    US Agency for International Development — The Foreign Aid Explorer shows the multi-dimensional picture of U.S. foreign assistance through a highly visual and interactive website. The website makes it easy...

  11. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... of page What are some common uses of the procedure? Foreign body retrieval is used to remove ... the foreign body. top of page What does the equipment look like? A variety of x-ray ...

  12. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... surrounding tissues. top of page What are some common uses of the procedure? Foreign body retrieval is ... air-filled lungs, are poorly suited for ultrasound. Common equipment for identifying and removing foreign bodies from ...

  13. Antidumping duties, undertakings, and foreign direct investment in the EU.

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    Belderbos, René

    2004-01-01

    We study the effects of EU antidumping policy when foreign firms can ‘jump’ antidumping duties through foreign direct investment (FDI) in the EU. We show that duty jumping or duty pre-empting FDI occurs if the EU administration has broader objectives than protecting EU industry's profitability and if cost advantages of foreign firms are transferable abroad. The (expectation of) price undertakings reduces the incentives to engage in FDI and may even discourage FDI as long as products are not t...

  14. PUBLIC SCHOOL LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA--COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION CENTERS. CHAPTER 115A, GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING AMENDMENTS ADOPTED BY THE 1965 AND 1967 GENERAL ASSEMBLIES.

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    North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh.

    CHAPTER 115A OF THE GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA PROVIDES FOR THE STATE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION CENTERS. IT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES--(1) GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION, (2) LOCAL ADMINISTRATION, (3) FINANCIAL SUPPORT, (4) BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING, AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT, (5)…

  15. Foreign Investment Expanded

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    2008-01-01

    The paid-in foreign direct investment in China totaled $74.8 billion in 2007,up 13.6 percent year on year Foreign investment in China has continued robust growth despite the new corporate income tax poli- cies. Figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show that paid-in foreign direct investment(FDI)(excluding investment from foreign financial institutions)totaled $74.8 billion in 2007,up 13.6 percent year

  16. Macroeconomic Issues in Foreign Aid

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    Hjertholm, Peter; Laursen, Jytte; White, Howard

    foreign aid, macroeconomics of aid, gap models, aid fungibility, fiscal response models, foreign debt,......foreign aid, macroeconomics of aid, gap models, aid fungibility, fiscal response models, foreign debt,...

  17. Outlet of Local Brand on the Context of the Introducing Foreign Investment Strategy:Analysis on the Automobile Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Industry%“进口替代型”引资战略背景的本土品牌出路:剖析汽车制造业与制药业

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    邹昭晞

    2012-01-01

    东道国的引资战略可分为"出口导向型"和"进口替代型"。对我国两个"进口替代型"引资战略代表产业汽车制造与制药产业的研究发现,"进口替代型"引资战略促进了本土品牌的崛起。进一步运用迈克尔.波特的钻石模型分析我国"进口替代型"引资战略中本土品牌得以生存发展的基础条件后认为,我国本土品牌的发展应从提高安全高效地利用两个市场、两种资源的能力;整合"大产业链",构筑新的竞争优势;增强企业与外资品牌进行竞争的能力等方面着手。%The introducing foreign investment strategy of the developing in Host countries can be divided into Export-oriented and Import-substitution.After analyzing on the automobile manufacturing and pharmaceutical industry,which represents industries of China's Import-substitution introducing foreign investment strategy,the introducing foreign investment strategy has promote the rising of national brand.Using the Porter Diamond Model framework,this paper analyzes the basic conditions for survival and development of China's local brands in the Import-substitution introducing foreign investment strategy.After the analysis of the changes of the above basic conditions in recent years,this paper further proposes some recommendations on the direction of development of China's local brands,for example,enhancing their ability to using the global and national market,and global and national resources;integrating industrial chain and establishing new competition advantages;strengthen their industrial competition to foreign brands.

  18. CONSIDERATIONS ON TRANSACTIONS OF FOREIGN TRADE

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    Paliu-Popa Lucia

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available In the complex connection process of national economies to global economy flows, an important role has the foreign trade, which in recent decades has become, in the market economy conditions, one of the factors determining for economic growth. Foreign trade, as a separate branch of the national economy is an important factor of economic growth, caused by the internationalization of business and determining for the process of globalization. For Romania, a country still in transition and recent member of the European Union is particularly important to enhance the participation to international trade in goods and services, but also attracting foreign investments in the economy as the main possibilities for the re-industry and restructuring the national economy in order to creation and maintenance of sustainable competitive advantages. Starting from these considerations, in this article I addressed/aproached the theoretical aspects of foreign trade, without omitting intracomunity purchases and deliveries of goods.

  19. Foreign Controlled Companies in the Czech Economy

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    Drahomíra Dubská

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes infl ux of foreign direct investment into the Czech Republic from the territorial point of view and partly from the perspective of receiving branches. However, it is primarily focused on impacts of this infl ux, i.e. creation of an institutional sub-sector of foreign controlled companies. They operate mainlyin the sector of non-fi nancial corporations and dominate in sector of fi nancial institutions in the Czech Republic. This analysis is concentrated on the weight of foreign controlled companies on the performance and income characteristics of these two sectors and Czech economy as a whole, as well. Development of output, intermediate consumption and gross value added is used for non-financial foreign controlled companies as the performance characteristics and then profi ts and paid-out wages as the income characteristics. Problem oftaxes paid by these companies to the state budget is mentioned and development of their investment in fixed assets, as well. Financial foreign controlled companies are viewed in terms of their proportion of total assets, loans and deposits, capital and reserves and capital adequacy ratio. Finally, impact of foreign direct investment on employment and gross value added in branches of economy is analyzed and double-tracking in industry is identified. Conclusion summarizes benefits and negative effects of the foreign controlled companies in the Czech Republic within their existing presence in 1995–2009.

  20. RUSSIAN INDUSTRY INVESTMENT SITUATION

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    O. V. Pochukaeva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The actual deficiency of investment into Russian industry innovative development increases its technological drag from industries of countries with developed markets. Although the rate of investment into real sectors of Russian economics mid 2000 was higher compared to the previous period, annual investment amounts were much lower than in 1990. At present, highest investment amounts are directed to industry extractive branches and to the commerce. Amounts invested to various economy branches do not correspond to their contribution to the country’sGross Added Product; particularly underinvested are manufacturing industry branches. At present, foreign share in the country economy total investment makes 15–18%. Recently, most interesting for foreigners was investment to machine-building branches with overwhelming part (for example, 90% in 2007–2008 of foreign investment into the machine-building industry being directed to creation of new automobile plants. Today, first place in the list of foreign investors’ preferences in Russia is taken by the machine-tool construction sector.

  1. Differences Between Two Foreign Exchange Reforms

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    Hao Ying

    2010-01-01

    @@ Differences from that in July 2005,this reform foreign exchange system happens with different economic environment,historical background and expected,historical background and expected appreciation.Participants in the industry said frankly that China central bank started the reform again due to pressure from international markets,but it is not possible for RMB to appreciate greatly in a term.

  2. Does Foreign Aid Increase Foreign Direct Investment?

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    Selaya, Pablo; Sunesen, Eva Rytter

    that the theoretical relationship between foreign aid and FDI is indeterminate. Aid may raise the marginal productivity of capital by financing complementary inputs, such as public infrastructure projects and human capital investment. However, aid may also crowd out productive private investments if it comes......  The notion that foreign aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) are complementary sources of capital is conventional among governments and international cooperation agencies. This paper argues that the notion is incomplete. Within the framework of an open economy Solow model we show...... in the shape of physical capital transfers. We therefore turn to an empirical analysis of the relationship between FDI and disaggregated aid flows. Our results strongly support the hypotheses that aid invested in complementary inputs draws in foreign capital while aid invested in physical capital crowds out...

  3. Foreign Investors Able to Establish Foreign- exclusively Exhibition Corporations

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    2005-01-01

    Foreign Investors Able to Establish Foreign-exclusively Exhibition Corporations In Feb, Ministry of Commerce issued its 1st decree on temporary regulation for foreign-investing corporations; the regulation allows foreign investors to set up foreign-investing convention & exhibition corporations exclusively or through cooperation with other Chinese corporations, enterprises or organizations. With legal protection on their regulatory management and legal rights, these foreign-investing corporations are in the charge of Department of Foreign Investment Administration, Ministry of Commerce.

  4. The impact of foreign trade on CO2 emissions induced by industrial activities in China%贸易对中国产业能源活动碳排放的影响

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    刘红光; 刘卫东; 范晓

    2011-01-01

    研究对外贸易对我国碳排放的影响,可以分清我国碳排放的来源,有利于我国合理制定碳减排政策和科学应对全球气候变化问题.当前有关国际贸易中隐含碳排放的研究大多没有处理好加工贸易这一重要因素.本文在理清区域间相互贸易中隐含碳排放的复杂关系基础上利用非竞争型投入产出表模型,构建了两区域产业能源活动碳排放联系模型,将直接排放分解为消费、投资、出口三大最终需求的完全排放,并将进口避免的国内排放分解为进口消费、进口投资、加工贸易等部分,最终明晰了区域间贸易产生的隐含碳排放转移问题,并以中国为例进行计算说明.结论认为:中国出口加工导向型的经济结构和基础原材料工业比例偏高的产业结构特点,是中国碳排放迅速增加的主要因素.特别是在加入WTO以后,中国对外贸易导致的净出口碳占中国碳排放总量的四分之一强.%The global greenhouse effect may be one of the greatest challenges ever to face humankind. Policies in the developed countries aimed at the reduction of nationally produced CO2 emissions may result in the relocation of emission intensive industries into poor countries with less stringent policies. This relocation often not only leads to a simple relocation of emissions, but to an absolutely increase of emissions due to a less advanced technology in the poor countries and the failure of global greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. To overcome this difficulty, based on input-output technology, consumption-based approach to account for all the emissions attributable to the final activities of a country has been widely employed. China has been the 1st place of CO2 emissions in the world. Behind the rapid increase of CO2 emissions in China, there is the fast expansion of foreign trade in China. The study on relationship between trade and CO2 emissions could help the government understand

  5. Think tanks and influence on US foreign policy: The people and the ideas

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    2016-06-26

    Policy Research) APRC Asia Pacific Research Center CAP Center for American Progress CEIP Carnegie Endowment for International Peace CFR Council on Foreign...Director, Graduate Degree Programs Robert F. Baumann, PhD The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the student ...Strategic and International Studies CSP Center for Security Policy DLC Democratic Leadership Council FPI Foreign Policy Initiative IISS International

  6. Challenge or Opportunity:Facing the Foreign Brands

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    1998-01-01

    THE statistics are clear: before 1986, the sales volume of foreign brand garments took up only 0.1 percent of the total Chinese market. Nowadays, for every 10 yuan of money earned by the garment industry, one yuan is earned by foreign garment makers. In other words, the sales volume of foreign garments has increased by a hundredfold in a short 10 years. If a decade seems too long, let’s look at the increase margin in a single year: In 1995, China imported US$970 million worth of foreign

  7. Foreign Direct Investments Induced Innovation? A Case Study − Macedonia

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    Apostolov Mico

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper, while analysing innovation in Southeast Europe, and in particular the case study of Macedonia, focuses on the basic ties between foreign direct investments and innovation. Foreign direct investment is usually defined as dominant or controlling ownership of a company in one country (the host country, by an entity based in another country. The concept of industry-government- university relationships interprets the change from a dominating industry-government duo in the ‘industrial society’ to a growing triadic relationship between industry-government-university in the ‘knowledge society’.

  8. Petrochemical Industrial Development Flourishes in China

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    2003-01-01

    @@ Cangzhou to construct world·class chemical industrial park To make full use of its advantages in coastline and harbors,local industries, traffic conditions and land use, Cangzhou City, Hebei Province, planned to construct the largest chemical industrial park in North China - Lingang Chemical Industrial Park, which has already captured attention of the Chinese and foreign chemicals enterprises.

  9. 外来手术器械全程质量管理在消毒供应中心医院感染控制中的应用%Application of total quality management of foreign surgical instruments in nosocomial infection control in the sterilization and supply center

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    焦丽玲; 耿汇涓; 刘根生

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of total quality management of foreign surgical instruments in nosocomial infection control in the sterilization and supply center. Methods The effect before and after the application of total quality management for foreign surgical instruments in the control of nosocomial infection in the sterilization and supply center was comparatively analyzed. Results The results showed that after the application of total quality management for foreign surgical instruments,the onetime passing rate of sterilization and limits of microbial detection of surgical instruments increased significantly compared with that before application.The passing rate after application was significantly higher than before.The difference was significant.The implementation rate of planed surgery depending on foreign surgical instruments was 98.3%,the rate was 92.4% before application.There was a significant difference before and after application,the nosocomial infection rate after surgery depending on foreign surgical instruments was 0.88%,before the application was 6.50%,there was a significant difference before and after application. Conclusions Application of total quality management of foreign surgical instruments can significantly improve the efficiency of the use of foreign equipment and working efficiency of the operation room,reduce costs and the incidence of nosocomial infection significantly.It should be applied in the management of foreign surgical instruments in the sterilization and supply center.%目的 探讨全程质量管理用于消毒供应中心外来手术器械管理控制医院感染(简称院感)中的效果.方法 对比分析消毒供应中心将全程质量管理理念引入对外来手术器械管理以控制院感前后的效果,综合评价全程质量管理在控制外来手术器械引发院感方面的作用.结果 结果显示,对外来手术器械实施全程质量管理后,外来手术器械无菌或微生物限度

  10. 面向教学的资源保障平台建设——基于吉林大学外国教材中心项目研究%Construction of Teaching Oriented Resources Support Platform——Based on Project Research of Jilin University Foreign Teaching Materials Center

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    韩爽; 沈秀丽

    2012-01-01

    吉林大学外国教材中心以化学学科文献保障工作为中心,为化学教学提供专业性的资源平台和信息服务,并进行学科教学立项研究。在新的服务需求的推动下,中心的工作应以用户需求为着眼点,保持资源平台建设的持续性,加强资源共享和校际合作,开展全方位的学科知识服务。%In the daily work,Jilin University Library Foreign Teaching Materials Center provides chemistry resources support platform for teaching.The center cooperates with the demand of subject knowledge service of library,optimizes the work mode and undertakes teaching research project actively.The paper,taking Jilin University Library for example,introduces the work mode,information service platform,as well as the project research information and research findings.According to the practice and progress of the project,relative advice on the development of Foreign Teaching Materials Center is put forward.

  11. CHALLENGES FOR FOREIGN TEACHERS

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    DengJing

    2004-01-01

    The learner differences and contrasts between the two cultures involved are important aspects that influence foreign language teaching and learning. The foreign teacher as an outsider of the learner's native culture, inevitably faces quite a few challenges. With the focus on the self-esteem, character types, and motivation of the learner, the paper analyses how these factors influence the foreign teacher's teaching. Relevant solutions are also proposed.

  12. Foreign Operation Methods

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    Welch, Lawrence S.; Benito, Gabriel R. G.; Petersen, Bent

    Introduction and theory -- Introduction -- Theoretical approaches -- Modes of operation -- Franchising -- Licensing -- Management contracts -- International subcontracting -- Project operations -- Exports -- Alliances -- Foreign direct investment -- Strategies -- Mode switching and stretching...

  13. Foreign Operation Methods

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    Welch, Lawrence S.; Benito, Gabriel R. G.; Petersen, Bent

    Introduction and theory -- Introduction -- Theoretical approaches -- Modes of operation -- Franchising -- Licensing -- Management contracts -- International subcontracting -- Project operations -- Exports -- Alliances -- Foreign direct investment -- Strategies -- Mode switching and stretching...

  14. The impacts on the present importation transactions and the foreign currencies remittance of the Brazilian electric power industry; Os impactos nas transacoes correntes das importacoes e das remessas de divisas da industria de energia eletrica brasileira

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    Bicalho, Ronaldo; Alveal, Carmen; Borges, Heloisa; Zoratto, Laura; Silva, Pedro Nunes da

    2007-07-01

    This article analyses in the first section the impact on the present transactions of capital assets for the generation, transmission and distribution activities in Brazil, and in the second section analyses the impacts of the foreign currencies remittance associated to the services related to those activities.

  15. Seeking new growth hotspots in absorbing foreign direct investment

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    裴长洪

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, China’s service industries have absorbed an increasing amount of foreign direct investment (FDI); foreign investors have taken wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) as the most preferred vehicle of making investment in China; free ports have become a major source of FDI inflows to China; China’s FDI inflows as a percentage of global FDI inflows have been in decline. In the export-oriented or import-substitution manufacturing industries, China still needs to vigorously absorb FDI in the future. In addition, China should continue opening its infrastructure and social service industries. It is therefore imperative to further improve the institutional and policy environment for foreign investment utilization.

  16. Foreign Ownership Wage Premia in Emerging Economies

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    Eriksson, Tor; Pytlikova, Mariola

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we examine the relationship between wages, labour productivity and ownership using a linked employer-employee dataset covering a large fraction of the Czech labour market in 2006. We distinguish between different origins of ownership and study wage and productivity differences....... The raw wage differential between foreign and domestically owned firms is about 23 percent. The empirical analysis is carried out on both firm- and individual-level data. A key finding is that industry, region, and notably human capital explain only a small part of the foreign-domestic ownership wage...

  17. Foreign Ownership Wage Premia in Emerging Economies

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Pytlikova, Mariola

    In this paper we examine the relationship between wages, labour productivity and ownership using a linked employer-employee dataset covering a large fraction of the Czech labour market in 2006. We distinguish between different origins of ownership and study wage and productivity differences....... The raw wage differential between foreign and domestically owned firms is about 24 percent. The empirical analysis is carried out on both firm- and individual-level data. A key finding is that industry, region, and notably human capital explain only a small part of the foreign-domestic ownership wage...

  18. A call center primer.

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    Durr, W

    1998-01-01

    Call centers are strategically and tactically important to many industries, including the healthcare industry. Call centers play a key role in acquiring and retaining customers. The ability to deliver high-quality and timely customer service without much expense is the basis for the proliferation and expansion of call centers. Call centers are unique blends of people and technology, where performance indicates combining appropriate technology tools with sound management practices built on key operational data. While the technology is fascinating, the people working in call centers and the skill of the management team ultimately make a difference to their companies.

  19. 我国转基因水稻产业化中的知识产权问题——对"遭遇国外专利陷阱"的回应%The intellectual property issues of the industrialization of transgenic rice in China-Response to the question of "foreign patent trap"

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    刘旭霞; 李洁瑜

    2011-01-01

    The industrialization of transgenic rice is very significant to the mitigation of China's and the world food crisis, and the protection of China's food security.The Intellectual Property, which is the basic issue of the industrialization of transgenic rice, has been widely discussed, especially the question whether China will run into the foreign patent trap.Through the analysis of our country's Intellectual Property system and the data of patents retrieval of transgenic rice, the industrialization of transgenic rice will not make us get into the foreign patent trap,and the accuse of patent infringement does not exist.But in the process of industrialization, to protect the well development of Intellectual Property on transgenic rice, there are still some things to be improved, such as how to how to promote technological advantages into industrial advantage, how to use the foreign patents in our country,how to safeguard the interests of peasants and how to strengthen the administrative protection and the judicial protection of Intellectual Property rights, and so on.%转基因水稻的产业化对缓解我国乃至世界的粮食危机和对保障我国的粮食安全都有重要的意义,而知识产权作为转基因水稻产业化进程中的基础性问题一直得到广泛的关注,尤其是关于我国是否会遭遇专利陷阱的问题.通过对我国知识产权制度以及所进行的转基因水稻专利检索数据的分析来看,转基因水稻的产业化并不会使我国遭遇专利陷阱,专利侵权的指控也并不存;但在整个产业化进程中,为保障转基因水稻知识产权的良性发展,还应当从如何促进技术优势转化为产业优势、如何对国外专利技术加以运用、如何维护稻农利益以及如何加强知识产权行政保护和司法保护等方面加以完善.

  20. WHAT ABOUT FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

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    GARTNER, JUDITH; AND OTHERS

    THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS STRESSED IN A BRIEF BROCHURE DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS OF ALL LEVELS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS. INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON WHEN TO BEGIN A LANGUAGE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO SPEAK A LANGUAGE, USES FOR A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT HOME, LANGUAGE JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND LANGUAGE…

  1. Foreign Investment Welcome

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    2011-01-01

    New procedures will help facilitate mergers and acquisitions by foreign companies in China The State Council,or China’s cabinet,said in a February statement that China will establish a ministerial panel to review foreign firms’ attempts to buy,or merge with,domestic companies.The committee, led by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of

  2. Foreign Investment Welcome

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    2011-01-01

    @@ New procedures will help facilitate mergers and acquisitions by foreign companies in China The State Council, or China's cabinet, said in a February statement that China will establish a ministerial panel to review foreign firms' attempts to buy, or merge with, domestic companies.

  3. Foreign Investment Welcome

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    2006-01-01

    BusinessWeek recently published an article reporting that China is becoming hostile to foreign capital and that China's policy on foreign investment will change to reflect that attitude. Yi Xianrong, a researcher at the Institute of Finance and Banking of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, explains China's position in an article posted on People's Daily Online.

  4. [Foreign immigration in Spain].

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    Serra Yoldi, I

    1997-01-01

    This article, translated from the original Spanish, analyzes recent trends in immigration to Spain. Information is provided on annual totals of immigrants and emigrants, 1976-1991; resident foreigners by nationality, 1990-1994; resident foreigners by province and continent of origin, 1991; occupations of immigrants, 1990-1991; migrant characteristics; attitudes toward immigration; and assimilation of immigrants.

  5. Issues Related to EU's Foreign Policy

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    2006-01-01

    @@ The European Union (EU) is widely regarded as an important international actor, and usually referred to as a big power like the U. S. , Russia, China and Japan. So naturally the foreign policy of the EU has caught attention of both officials and scholars over the world. However, the EU is also a combination of sovereign states, its foreign policy is different from others, and perhaps this is often ignored. For instance, unlike a single nation state, the EU's influence and power are different in various policy fields due to its different ways of decision-making and implementation. Also, different from the common currency, the forming of the common foreign policy of the EU doesn't mean the disappearance of respective member state's foreign policy. Only seeing or emphasizing one respect will lead to a misunderstanding of the EU. Moreover, as a unique "supranational and intergovernmental" organization in the world, the EU has too many complex institutions, names and terms. Of course, the situation is not better in the field of foreign policy, and it easily leads to confusion and misunderstanding. It is also necessary to point out that the EU is still in the process of evolvement, and in particular, as one of the major reforms of the EU in recent years, the foreign policy-making mechanism has been in the center of change and adjustment. It is no doubt that this adds to the difficulties of studying and understanding the EU's foreign policy. In a word, the author thinks it is necessary to raise some major issues related to the EU's foreign policy and delve into it in connecting with the EU's current development.

  6. A Study on Development Performance of Shanghai Municipal Creative Industry Park in City Center%上海中心城区市属创意产业园区的发展绩效研究

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    王怀; 栾峰

    2013-01-01

      对上海中心城区前4批69家市属创意产业园区,从改造发展和创意集聚两个方面的多项指标展开绩效评价表明,创意产业园区总体发挥了积极促进创意产业集聚发展的作用,创意产业的行业分布呈现出明显地与传统优势产业和现实国家及地区产业紧密相关的特征,空间分布上则呈现出偏离城市公共中心的内城多点集聚的高绩效园区分布特征、苏州河沿线较低绩效的多点分布、黄浦江沿线点状分布等特征。提出应当从国家和地区产业基础和产业发展阶段趋势角度挖掘创意主导部门,以及确保空间政策的灵活性和弹性等建议。%This paper discusses development performance evaluation on the first four group of 69 Shanghai municipal creative industry parks from two aspects of reform development and creative industrial clustering. This paper finds out that the creative industry parks played a positive role on promote creative industry clustering, it also shows that the professional range of creative industry is closely related to the traditional advantageous industries and the current national and regional industry. The spatial distribution of creative industry parks presents that the characteristics of deviating from the urban public center, high performance of inner city pointed agglomeration, low performance of located along the Suzhou River and Huangpu River. This paper puts forward that leading creative industry department should be selected according to national and regional industry basement and the trends of industry development stage, and suggests on an agile and elastic special policy.

  7. Evaluation of Maragheh County Lands in terms of Natural-Environmental and Human Indicators in order to Locate Industrial Centers Using AHP and VIKOR Models

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    Ramin Askarian

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The growth of the industry in the form of industrial complex, region, district, pole or town is aphenomenon that has attracted great attention from the beginning of the twentieth century for its critical role in industrial development of the countries around the world and taking advantage of the features and capacities of everyregion.In the present study,in order to find the best place to locate an industrial town, we used 13 diverse natural and human indicators within the scope of the study. At first, we applied the AHP model in the ARC GIS environment to identify the appropriate or inappropriate zonesfor location allocation and the research results indicated that 26224 hectares of the lands in the studied area were perfectly suitable. Next, we utilized the ARC GIS software capabilities to isolate areas over 300 hectares that were suitable for location allocation and we used VIKOR model and 8 basic and important industry locating parameters and prioritized the perfectly fit zones. The research results showed that the current location allocation of the industries is incompatible with the locations proposed in the present study.

  8. Realism in Foreign Policy Analysis

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    Wivel, Anders

    2017-01-01

    'Realism in Foreign Policy Analysis' traces how realist thinking on foreign policy has developed over the years and discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by various strands of realism when applied to foreign policy analysis.......'Realism in Foreign Policy Analysis' traces how realist thinking on foreign policy has developed over the years and discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by various strands of realism when applied to foreign policy analysis....

  9. Does Foreign Aid increase Foreign Direct Investment?

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    Selaya, Pablo; Sunesen, Eva Rytter

    2012-01-01

    We examine the idea that aid and FDI are complementary sources of foreign capital. We argue that the relationship between aid and FDI is theoretically ambiguous: aid raises the marginal productivity of capital when used to finance complementary inputs (like public infrastructure and human capital...

  10. Global Cities and Liability of Foreignness

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    Wernicke, Georg; Mehlsen, Kristian

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we combine the concepts of location, liability of foreignness (LoF), and their relation to factors that drive multinational enterprises (MNEs) towards, or away from, global cities. We argue that three interrelated characteristics of global cities - cosmopolitanism, availability of ...... can reduce the liability of foreignness suffered by MNEs, and that global cities play a central role in the process of globalisation.......In this paper, we combine the concepts of location, liability of foreignness (LoF), and their relation to factors that drive multinational enterprises (MNEs) towards, or away from, global cities. We argue that three interrelated characteristics of global cities - cosmopolitanism, availability...... indicate that MNEs have a stronger propensity to locate in global cities than in metropolitan or peripheral areas, and that these locational choices are affected by institutional distance and industrial characteristics. The results provide empirical support for our argument that locating in a global city...

  11. The Export Intensity of Foreign Affiliates in Transition Economies

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    Nielsen, Jørgen Ulff-Møller; Pawlik, Konrad

    2007-01-01

      Using a unique database containing trade and industry variables of foreign-owned companies in the Polish manufacturing industry for the years 1993-2002, we investigate the relationship between the organizational structure of multinational enterprises in Poland and the export structure...

  12. [Foreign Body in Esophagus].

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    Domeki, Yasushi; Kato, Hiroyuki

    2015-07-01

    An esophageal foreign body is the term for a foreign body in the esophagus. The 2 age groups most prone to this condition are children age 9 and under (and especially toddlers age 4 and under) and elderly individuals age 70 and over. A foreign body often lodges where the esophagus is most constricted. In toddlers, the foreign body is often currency or coins or a toy. In adults, the body is often a piece of fish, dentures, a piece of meat, a pin or needle, or a drug in its blister pack packaging. In children, an esophageal foreign body is treated by fluoroscopically guided removal of the body with a balloon catheter or magnetic catheter or removal of the body via endoscopy or direct esophagoscopy under general anesthesia. In adults, the best choice for treating an esophageal foreign body is removing the body with an endoscope but there are instances where surgery is performed because the body is hard to remove endoscopically, a puncture has occurred, or empyema or mediastinitis has developed. This paper reviews the diagnosis and treatment of an esophageal foreign body.

  13. Harnessing a Nation's Linguistic Competence: Identifying and Addressing Needs for LOTE in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

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    O'Neill, Shirley; Hatoss, Aniko

    2003-01-01

    Reports research that aimed to identify the foreign language and cross-cultural skill needs of workers in the tourism and hospitality industry in Australia and to develop foreign language competencies for use in industry training packages. Provides evidence for the need for foreign language skills in the industry and gives an account of the…

  14. On External Public Space Design of Cultural and Creative Industry Center:A Case Study of Nanjing Creative Center%文化创意产业园外部公共空间的营造--以南京创意中央为例

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    杨艺红; 于璐

    2015-01-01

    As a new type of emerging industry, creative industry has become an integral part of the urban industrial structure. Cultural and creative industry center, an important carrier of creative industry, has developed rapidly in China. External public space, the carrier of the transportation and creative exchange, plays an indispensible role in creative industry center through providing room for rest, creation and interaction of the creative group. Meanwhile, working habits and lifestyles of the users of cultural and creative industry center define the importance of public space design in the industry center planning. Currently, the design of external public space in line with the using characteristics, site features and distinctive functions of the industry center has become an important factor to make sustainable development of cultural and creative industry center. Taking Nanjing Creative Center as the research object and focusing on the uniqueness of cultural and creative industry center and the creative group, this paper studied the components of the external public space of creative industry center through the introduction to Jan Gail ’s theory of communication and space. By means of analyzing traffic structure and space joint mode in the Center, the paper probed into the designing and constructing of external public space of the Center. All these findings will give beneficial references for external public space design of cultural and creative industry centers and provide theoretical guidance for the establishment of brand and characteristics to achieve coordinated and sound development.%创意产业作为一种新兴产业类型,已经成为城市产业结构不可或缺的一部分。文化创意产业园作为其发展的重要载体,在我国发展迅猛。外部公共空间作为创意产业园中交通、创意交流的载体,创意阶层休憩、创作、交往的主要承担者,在创意产业园中扮演着不可或缺的角色,同时创意

  15. Economic Globalization and Industrial Pollution

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    Zhou Li; Ying Ruiyao

    2008-01-01

    In order to study the relationship between economic globalization and industrial pollution, this paper developed the theoretical framework and used simultaneous equations. The result shows that economic globalization has influences on the industrial pollution mainly by the direct effect of scale, structure and technology as well as the indirect effect of income and policy. Considering all the factors, economic globalization, especially foreign direct investment (FDI), will reduce industrial pollution, in which technology spillover effect plays an important role.

  16. ROMANIAN FOREIGN TRADE - A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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    Gabriela Carmen Pascariu

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The increasing integration of Romania in the global economy is a reality of the last years, proved through a constant growth of the foreign trade with other countries, which exceeded, in terms ofdynamics, both GDP and industrial production. In the first part of our paper, we intend to analyze the evolution of Romanian foreign trade in the period 1995-2007, focusing on the proportions of the imports and exports, at regional level. We wish to emphasize the correlations between the indicators that describe the degree of openness to foreign trade and indicators of competitiveness and specialization in different industries. The main goal of our approach is to highlight the sectors which generate comparative advantages and potential competitiveness poles, contributing significantly to the increase of the Romanian economy, expressed in GDP/capita. In the second part of the paper, based on the frame of analysis and interpretation defined and implemented in the first part, we intend to establish if the agglomeration processes in some regions of ourcountry will lead gradually to the strengthening of growth poles and, therefore to boost the foreign trade.

  17. Training process for foreign women.

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    Carlotta Malfone

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses some strategies for the training process of foreign women. Several establishments must cooperate in this process (universities, unions, industrial associations, local councils not only to support job seeking initiatives but also to help these women move up towards more qualified work. The projects aimed at this are sporadic and marginal, lacking in finances because they are entirely focussed on job seeking schemes, and do not aim at helping women overcome their initial disadvantage. The result is not a qualifying training experience but merely a basic duty. Foreign women do not aspire just to dignified work but above all they wish to reach social recognition in order to benefit from all citizen rights yet maintain their personal identity through and through. We find basic fault already in the fact that the receiving country does not take into consideration the education of these women acquired in their countries. Actually, we do not find attempt to check, evaluate and improve the women’s starting qualifications. In the Italian job market, it is still impossible to ratify the qualifications of each new foreign woman. It is therefore necessary to act in many different ways in order to take care of the cultural needs of each ethnic group, so that these women could have options between different ways of life in order to get a positive introduction into the “new” country. It is necessary to create careful flexible courses for each need. Since women immigrants come from different nations, have different levels of instruction, have had different jobs, homes and relations with justice, our model of professional training must be reorganised in order to meet the real needs of these women. To this end, the education and re-training strategies must follow a careful analysis of the women’s living and working conditions, not only in consideration of their bureaucratic needs, but above all in consideration of the addressee

  18. Domestic and Foreign Researches of the Relationship between Inter-Industry Trade and Comovement of Economic Cycle%中外产业内贸易与经济周期协动性的关系研究

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    任志祥; 宋玉华

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyses the relationship between business cycle co-movement and intra-industry trade of China with it's trading partners. Results show that intra-industry trade play an important role in the transmission of international business cycle, and the business cycle co-movement is enhanced along with the increase in the proportion of intra-industry trade in the whole trade between China and it' s trading partners. China should keep a lookout for the shocks of the world economic fluctuation.

  19. Mission & Role | NCI Technology Transfer Center | TTC

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    The NCI TTC serves as the focal point for implementing the Federal Technology Transfer Act to utilize patents as incentive for commercial development of technologies and to establish research collaborations and licensing among academia, federal laboratories, non-profit organizations, and industry. The TTC supports technology development activities for the National Cancer Institute and nine other NIH Institutes and Centers. TTC staff negotiate co-development agreements and licenses with universities, non-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure compliance with Federal statutes, regulations and the policies of the National Institutes of Health. TTC also reviews employee invention reports and makes recommendations concerning filing of domestic and foreign patent applications. | [google6f4cd5334ac394ab.html

  20. Foreign Body Retrieval

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  1. Foreign Body Extraction Device

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    A. Lavy

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract are common. Mostly they are swallowed accidentally by children but also by adults. When round and slippery, foreign bodies cause a technical problem for removal. After several days in the stomach they are covered with mucus and extraction becomes even harder. There are various devices designed for use through the flexible endoscope for grasping foreign bodies but due to the great variety of objects, one may face a real problem while trying to remove them. We faced a challenge in a woman who underwent vertical band gastroplasty and was obstructed by a round and slippery hazelnut. We managed to remove the nut using a simple homemade device. This device is easy to make, cheap, and simple to use and maybe useful for various foreign bodies.

  2. Foreign Body Retrieval

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  3. Multiple foreign body granulomas

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    Panvelkar V

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of multiple foreign body granulomas occurring after mine-blast injury in a soldier is reported. Systemic steroids with antibiotics given essentially for eczematoid dermatitis produced good clinical improvement with marked resolution of granulomas.

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  5. FOREIGN BANKS WELCOMED

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    2007-01-01

    Honoring its WTO commitments, China has begun to allow local incorporation by foreign banks, endowing them with the same status as their Chinese counterparts in an attempt to encourage diversified development in the Chinese banking sector On March 18, Wi

  6. Foreign Body Retrieval

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  5. Unusual orbital foreign bodies

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    Full Text Available Retained intraorbital organic foreign bodies, particularly wooden, are commonly encountered in ophthalmologic practice. We treated two children who had sustained such injury while playing. They presented to us with non-healing sinus with purulent discharge. In one of the patients, X-rays and CT scan helped to clinch the diagnosis, whereas in the other patient diagnosis was possible by correlating history with clinical findings. Surgical exploration in both patients helped us to remove the foreign bodies. Surprisingly, both the foreign bodies were 7 cm long wooden pieces. We, however, caution that management of such cases should be conservative and that surgical exploration be done only in case of complication. From our experience, we recommend proper localisation by all possible means, blunt dissection, careful haemostasis coupled with excellent lighting and exposure in the atraumatic removal of intraorbital foreign bodies.

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  7. 15 CFR 950.4 - National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).

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    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). 950.4 Section 950.4 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade (Continued) NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL REGULATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA...

  8. ‘ SILENT’ LARYNGEAL FOREIGN BODY

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Laryngeal foreign bodies in adults are rare. The foreign bodies accidentally entering the larynx are symptomatic in the form of choking , stridor or even death. We are presenting a rare case of foreign body in the larynx in a 42 year old male who was symptom free except for dysphonia. The foreign body was removed successfully under local anesthesia.

  9. IMPACT OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS ON CROATIAN FINANCIAL GROWTH

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    Zoran Ivanovic

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Foreign direct investments are for the transition and less developed countries very important source of capital. Such investments have very positive impact on country’s economy in terms of employment growth, industrial production growth, gross domestic product growth, favorable effects on the balance of payments and many other positive impacts for country economy, so it’s not strange that countries in the absence of its domestic investors, are trying to attract foreign investors. Foreign investors analyze in detail possibilities and risks of each country, and if the risks exceed the opportunities there will be no inflow of foreign capital. Therefore every country which is trying to attract foreign direct investments must take care about the policy and its economy and try to be most attractive as it can be.

  10. GLOBALIZATION AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Mobilizing financial resources to cover investment needs is a concern of all countries, developed or developing ones, of consolidated market economies or emerging ones. A distinctive characteristic of Global Economy over the last few decades has been the rising rate and impressive increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI. The purpose of this research is to analyse global FDI inflows in Europe and in Romania. The results of the research support the idea that the balance of economic power is changing in the world economy and the countries that own a stable and solid industrial base are at an advantage. The new trends determined by the economic crisis in the field of FDI refer to the growing percentage of developing and emerging countries in the global flows of FDI.

  11. 技术差距、外资来源与工业全要素生产率--基于中间品三维框架的分析%Technology Gap,Foreign Capital Source and Total Factor Productivity of Industry---Analysis of 3 D Frame Based on Intermediate Goods

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    宋炜

    2016-01-01

    利用2008~2014年间两位码分类的中国工业分布滞后面板数据,在中间品三维框架下估计了中国工业技术差距对工业全要素生产率的效应。结果表明:随着中间品使用效率快速提升、生产成本日益减小和创新能力的逐渐强化,美欧日韩FDI对工业全要素生产率改善的贡献度越来越大,而我国港澳台地区FDI对工业全要素生产率改善的贡献呈递减之势。只有积极制定和实施以低效率外资退出为主要内容的差异化引资战略,善于利用外资的退出效应释放新的制度红利,才是提升中国工业国际竞争力的根本保证。%Using China industry distributed lag panel data with two-code classified from 2008 to 2014,the paper studies the effects that China industrial technology gap makes to industry total factor productivity in 3D frame based on intermediate goods. Result finds out that with the quick improvement of intermediate goods using efficiency,the gradual reduction of in-termediate goods production cost and the gradual strengthen of intermediate product innovation ability,FDI of America,Eu-rope,Japan and South Korea makes more contribution on the improvement of industry performance,but FDI of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan makes less contribution. The paper's conclusion has profound policy meaning:only through takes the withdrawal of low efficiency foreign capital as its main content,and being good at obtaining new institutional dividend from the withdrawal effect of foreign capital,is ultimately guarantee of enhancing China industry international competition.

  12. 北京建设国际商贸中心与物流业发展研究%The research on Beijing's logistics industry development and making Beijing as the world business center

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    赵淼

    2012-01-01

    加快国际商贸中心建设是北京建设世界城市的重要举措之一。建设国际商贸中心,需要发达的商贸业,并形成多层次的商贸流通体系,因而物流业的发展就具有举足轻重的作用。本文通过分析北京与世界城市在商贸流通方面的差距及其发展物流业的客观需求,进而提出了北京在建设国际商贸中心过程中加快发展物流业的对策建议。%Being an important embodiment of a world cities,the construction of an international commerce and trade center plays a leading role in world business cities' development.Building Beijing as an international trade center will accelerate the pace towards world cities.The formation of the international commerce and trade center originated from the internationalization of the city exchange function,and its influence and radiation force mainly depends on the commercial and trade circulation.Therefore,it has practical significance for Beijing's construction of a world city to research on Beijing's logistics industry development demand.The paper put forward some suggestions on the speeding up of the capital's logistics industry development on the bases of the gaps between China's capital and other business big cities in the world and the practical demand of logistics industry of Beijing.

  13. Analyzing Foreign Market Entry Strategies: Extending the Internalization Approach

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    1998-01-01

    A new fully integrated analysis of the foreign market entry decision is presented, encompassing the choice between exporting, licensing, joint venturing and wholly owned foreign investment. The choice between acquisition and greenfield investment is examined, and so too are options based on subcontracting and franchising. The model extends the insights of internalization theory, and draws on concepts from the economics of industrial organization. A special feature of the model is the distinct...

  14. China Drafting Rules to Govern Foreign Participation in CBM

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    2011-01-01

    China is drafting rules for coal bed methane (CBM) exploration involving participation by foreign partners in a bid to regulate the nascent industry. The rules will include the required qualifications for foreign companies, as well as the minimum annual exploration areas and investment amounts. The rules are expected to be sent to the National Energy Administration by the end of the year for approval.

  15. Structural shifts in the employment of foreign workers in Austria.

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    Biffl, G

    1985-03-01

    The full economic importance of immigration becomes clear only when one examines the concentration of immigrant workers in certain industries and occupations, and this is done in the case of Austria to show the degree of segmentation of the labor market between indigenous and foreign labor. In the course of the 1960s the employment of foreign labor gained importance in Austria. As a consequence, bilateral agreements with the major recruiting countries were made, e.g., with Spain in 1962 and 1969, with Turkey in 1964, and with Yugoslavia in 1966. The reason for the increasing demand for foreign labor was the short supply of indigenous labor due to increasing participation rates and strong economic growth. The demand-pull for foreign labor gained momentum with the onset of the economic boom in 1970, so that by the end of 1973 the number of foreign workers had doubled in comparison to 1970. The 226,800 foreign workers accounted for 8.7% of total employment. The 1974-75 recession and the weak economic development ever since resulted in a decreasing demand for labor. At the same time, the supply of indigenous labor increased as a consequence of a demographic effect and because of increasing participation rates of women. From 1981 to the present, foreign employment decreased again due to the unusually long period of economic stagnation. During 1983, 145,300 foreign workers were engaged, i.e., 5.3% of total employment. The structure for foreign employment now differs greatly from that in the 1960s. The share of women in foreign employment has increased steadily from some 20% in the early 1960s to 31% in 1973 and 40% in 1983 -- a value comparable to the Austrian female share in employment. The reduction of foreign employment since 1973 affected, above all, Yugoslav men. the share of Yugoslavs in foreign employment decreased from 196,300 or 79% in 1973 to 92,200 or 61.7% in 1983. With the duration of foreign employment rising, the disribution of foreign labor over economic

  16. Construction Characteristic of Foreign Country Oil Gathering Center Detective and Protective System for Fire and Gas%国外集油站火灾与气体检测及保护系统的施工特点

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    李信龙; 程红

    2001-01-01

    The article introduces function of foreign country oil gatheringcenter detective and protective system for fire and gas, hand over of its installation and service from construction and installation angles. The article considers that the system is designed rationally, suitable for application in oil and chemical engineering and has high reliability.%从施工安装的角度,介绍火灾与气体检测及保护系统的基本功能、安装调试以及工程交工与服务的工作要求,认为该系统设计合理、可靠性高,能有效地进行火气保护,因而适合在国内石油、化工领域推广应用。

  17. Energy efficient data centers

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    Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

    2004-03-30

    Data Center facilities, prevalent in many industries and institutions are essential to California's economy. Energy intensive data centers are crucial to California's industries, and many other institutions (such as universities) in the state, and they play an important role in the constantly evolving communications industry. To better understand the impact of the energy requirements and energy efficiency improvement potential in these facilities, the California Energy Commission's PIER Industrial Program initiated this project with two primary focus areas: First, to characterize current data center electricity use; and secondly, to develop a research ''roadmap'' defining and prioritizing possible future public interest research and deployment efforts that would improve energy efficiency. Although there are many opinions concerning the energy intensity of data centers and the aggregate effect on California's electrical power systems, there is very little publicly available information. Through this project, actual energy consumption at its end use was measured in a number of data centers. This benchmark data was documented in case study reports, along with site-specific energy efficiency recommendations. Additionally, other data center energy benchmarks were obtained through synergistic projects, prior PG&E studies, and industry contacts. In total, energy benchmarks for sixteen data centers were obtained. For this project, a broad definition of ''data center'' was adopted which included internet hosting, corporate, institutional, governmental, educational and other miscellaneous data centers. Typically these facilities require specialized infrastructure to provide high quality power and cooling for IT equipment. All of these data center types were considered in the development of an estimate of the total power consumption in California. Finally, a research ''roadmap'' was developed

  18. Hong Kong's Foundry Industry Survey

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    2007-01-01

    @@ Hong Kong, as one of the global economy centers, its manufacturing industry is well-known to the world. Foundry industry is named as "The Father of Manufacturing Industry",and in Hong Kong there currently are 1 500 enterprises, staffed with 500 000 employees. The following are some special features of the Hong Kong foundry industry.

  19. A review and evaluation of the Langley Research Center's Scientific and Technical Information Program. Results of phase 4: Knowledge and attitudes survey, academic and industrial personnel

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    Pinelli, T. E.; Glassman, M.; Glassman, N. A.

    1981-01-01

    Feedback from engineers and scientists in the academic and industrial community provided an assessment of the usage and perceived quality of NASA Langley generated STI and the familiarity and usage of selected NASA publications and services and identified ways to increase the accessibility of Langley STI. The questionnaire utilized both open and closed ended questions and was pretested for finalization. The questions were organized around the seven objectives for Phase IV. From a contact list of nearly 1,200 active industrial and academic researchers, approximately 600 addresses were verified. The 497 persons who agreed to participate were mailed questionnaires. The 381 completed questionnaires received by the cutoff date were analyzed. Based on the survey findings, recommendations were made for increasing the familiarity with and use of NASA and Langley STI and selected NASA publications and services. In addition, recommendations were made for increasing the accessibility of Langley STI.

  20. External Strategic Analysis of the Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Industry and Potential Market Opportunities for Fleet Readiness Center Southwest

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    2009-06-01

    fashion . In 2004, the private partners accounted for only 2.2% of the $25.4 billion dollars of work performed; however, that figure is growing every year...resources on a more cost-effective basis” (Siemens PLM , 2008). Utilizing a total asset management approach assists firms in focusing their efforts on core...competencies required by the military aviation enterprise (Siemens PLM , 2008). 6) Competitive Position Transitioning to Industry – Implementation

  1. Centered on the Customer Experience Breakthrough Express Industry Competition%以客户体验为核心突破快递业竞争格局

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    赵永全; 于海燕

    2014-01-01

    伴随着经济的稳步发展和行业的全方位竞争,如何在更加有效地满足客户需求的基础上实现企业利润的突破,让服务的竞争核心回归服务本身,是快递业亟需解决的重要问题。文中主要围绕以客户体验为中心的差异化服务对快递业未来发展进行有益的探析。%Along with the steady development of economy and the comprehensive competition of the industry ,it has been an important problem for express industry that how to gain a breakthrough profits based on meeting the demand of customers more effectively and making the service competition core return to the service itself .This article mainly around the customer experience analyze the future of express industry .

  2. Benchmarking foreign electronics technologies

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    Bostian, C.W.; Hodges, D.A.; Leachman, R.C.; Sheridan, T.B.; Tsang, W.T.; White, R.M.

    1994-12-01

    This report has been drafted in response to a request from the Japanese Technology Evaluation Center`s (JTEC) Panel on Benchmarking Select Technologies. Since April 1991, the Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing (CSM) Program at the University of California at Berkeley has been engaged in a detailed study of quality, productivity, and competitiveness in semiconductor manufacturing worldwide. The program is a joint activity of the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, under sponsorship of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and with the cooperation of semiconductor producers from Asia, Europe and the United States. Professors David A. Hodges and Robert C. Leachman are the project`s Co-Directors. The present report for JTEC is primarily based on data and analysis drawn from that continuing program. The CSM program is being conducted by faculty, graduate students and research staff from UC Berkeley`s Schools of Engineering and Business, and Department of Economics. Many of the participating firms are represented on the program`s Industry Advisory Board. The Board played an important role in defining the research agenda. A pilot study was conducted in 1991 with the cooperation of three semiconductor plants. The research plan and survey documents were thereby refined. The main phase of the CSM benchmarking study began in mid-1992 and will continue at least through 1997. reports are presented on the manufacture of integrated circuits; data storage; wireless technology; human-machine interfaces; and optoelectronics. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  3. 延边呼叫中心产业存在的问题及其对策%Problems of the Call Center Service Industry in Yanbian and the Countermeasures

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    金龙哲; 金菊花

    2012-01-01

    呼叫中心产业是一个国家或地区经济发展的重要经济增长点,承接呼叫中心服务外包对现代服务业发展和产业结构调整具有重要的作用。延边呼叫中心产业还处于初级发展阶段,存在很多的问题,但延边与韩国、日本具有独特的地缘、人缘、语言优势,开展着频繁的经贸交流。韩国和日本较高的劳动力成本和竞争压力,是延边承接东北亚地区呼叫中心外包及其建设该产业基地的有利条件。为此,必须加强政府、学校、企业的密切结合,积极开展呼叫中心服务外包市场的开拓与促进活动,以加快延边呼叫中心产业建设的步伐。%As call center service industry is one of the most important economic growth engines for a country or region, to undertake the call center outsourcing service will be beneficial to the development of modern service industry and the adjustment of industrial structure. Though the industry in Yanbian is still on a primary stage and many problems need to be solved, frequent economic and trade contacts with Korea and Japan have been maintained due to the advantages in geography, people's communication and languages. The high cost of labor and keen competition in Korea and Japan are the favorable conditions for Yanbian to construct a base for the industry. Therefore, it is necessary to enhance the integration of governments, schools and enterprises so as to expand the outsourcing markets and quicken the construction of the industry in Yanbian.

  4. Trends of tourism and hospitality industry development in Russia

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    Volkov Sergei Konstantinovich

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes trends in the Russian tourism industry. The study analyzed the following parameters: the number of Russian tourists who went abroad, the number of foreigners visiting Russia, Russian receipts from foreign tourists. Proposed specific measures for the development of the tourism industry.

  5. Does Foreign Aid increase Foreign Direct Investment?

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    Selaya, Pablo; Sunesen, Eva Rytter

    2012-01-01

    We examine the idea that aid and FDI are complementary sources of foreign capital. We argue that the relationship between aid and FDI is theoretically ambiguous: aid raises the marginal productivity of capital when used to finance complementary inputs (like public infrastructure and human capital...... investments), but aid may crowd out private investments when it comes in the shape of pure physical capital transfers. Empirically, we find that aid invested in complementary inputs draws in FDI, while aid invested in physical capital crowds it out. The paper shows that the composition of aid matters for its...

  6. 2002 Industry Studies: Energy

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    2002-01-01

    natural gas may be met in part by new LNG regasification facilities such as the one planned for Baja , California . Foreign countries, including Australia...renewables sector of the energy industry is defined by its major sources, including hydropower, the burning of biomass as fuel, geothermal , wind...large scale biomass systems, solving geothermal technical problems, improving the cost effectiveness and reliability of wind energy , improving the

  7. Integration of Forestry Industrial Chain in China

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    Zhanzhan; LAN; Liqun; WANG

    2013-01-01

    Based on the Smile Curve and Michael E. Porter’ value chain model,this paper points out that China’s forestry industry stays at the low end of the value chain for a long time. Raw materials are imported from foreign countries and also sold in foreign countries. Then,the authors analyze characteristics and existing problems of China’s forestry industrial chain. They put forward the development direction of China’s forestry industrial chain with reference to International Paper Company. Finally,they present their recommendations for integration of China’s forestry industrial chain.

  8. Trabalho e movimento sindical nos novos pólos automotivos no Brasil Work and union movement in the new brazilian car industry centers

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    Rosana Ribeiro

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available A indústria automotiva cresceu nos anos 90, quando as montadoras criaram unidades fora da Grande São Paulo em busca de trabalhadores sem tradição na negociação sindical, dentre outros motivos. Destaca-se aqui a criação da Mitsubishi em Catalão (GO e da Volkswagen em Resende (RJ. A organização do trabalho, o perfi socioeconômico dos trabalhadores e o movimento sindical nessas plantas são analisados neste artigo. Embora na MMC o processo de trabalho seja tido como arcaico, a organização da produção de ambas é híbrida. A maioria dos trabalhadores é da própria cidade e inclui jovens com escolaridade alta, mas sem a cultura industrial do setor automotivo e a tradição sindical. A falta de tradição sindical, porém, começa a se erodir: em Resende, o sindicato se mostra comprometido com seus representados: participa de acordo coletivo e mantém comissão de fábrica; em Catalão, ao final de 2004, foi criado um sindicato dos trabalhadores metalúrgicos, que também iniciou uma trajetória de luta pelos interesses de sua base. Palavras-chave: Indústria automotiva. Trabalhadores. Sindicatos. Catalão. Resende. Motor industry in Brazil has increased in the 90s, when companies set up plants outside of São Paulo in search for workers with no experience in trade union negotiations, among others motives. In this article we focus on the cases of Mitsubishi in Catalão (state of Goiás and Volkswagen in Resende (Rio de Janeiro, by analyzing the organization of work, workers’ socioeconomic profiles and union movement in these plants. Although working conditions at MMC are seen as outmoded, both plants maintain a hybrid organization. A good deal of workers comes from Catalão and includes young highly educated males lacking, however, the industrial culture peculiar to the automotive sector as well as tradition in union trading. The lack of labor union tradition, however, starts to erode. In Resende the union seems to be committed

  9. Role function and job satisfaction: a study of nurse graduates of educational resource center programs employed by the health care industry.

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    Guzik, V L; McGovern, P M; Kochevar, L K

    1992-11-01

    This study analyzed the roles, functions, and job satisfaction of 65 master's prepared occupational health nurses employed within the health care industry to compare nurses who function as internal consultants with those who function as external consultants. The only significant difference between groups was that external consultants were more involved in marketing and management functions, whereas internal consultants were more involved in direct care. The study hypothesis that occupational health nurses performing more management functions would report greater job satisfaction was not supported by the data. Study findings did support a theoretical model by Hardy, revealing that greater role certainty and more role adapting behaviors were significantly associated with job satisfaction.

  10. The problem of Elder Abuse: review of foreign investigations

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    Gorfan Ya.Yu.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the empirical findings obtained by foreign scholars and centered on the problem of Elder Abuse. It also contains the description of some elaborated strategies to resist the criminal victimization of the elderly. The article cites data about the crimes against the elderly persons in different countries. It also describes theoretical approaches to understanding the reasons for Elder Abuse. It then compares and analyzes the risk factors for some crimes committed against the elders which are disclosed by foreign scholars. With reference to conclusions drawn by the foreign investigators the author of the article indicates the possible ways of victimological prophylaxes of crimes against elders.

  11. Globalization in the pharmaceutical industry, Part II.

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    Casadio Tarabusi, C; Vickery, G

    1998-01-01

    This is the second of a two-part report on the pharmaceutical industry. Part II begins with a discussion of foreign direct investment and inter-firm networks, which covers international mergers, acquisitions, and minority participation; market shares of foreign-controlled firms; international collaboration agreements (with a special note on agreements in biotechnology); and licensing agreements. The final section of the report covers governmental policies on health and safety regulation, price regulation, industry and technology, trade, foreign investment, protection of intellectual property, and competition.

  12. Quantity and Quality Equally Important in Utilizing Foreign Investment

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    裴长洪; 樊瑛

    2008-01-01

    A new round of FDI flow and new wave of international industry transfer has offered new opportunities for China to participate in international economic competition and cooperation. Utilization of foreign investment has crucial implications for enhancing China’s position in the international division of labor,cultivating new competitive advantages and strengthening overall competitiveness. China should grasp the opportunity and improve the investment environment in terms of legislation,system,policy,administration and service and ensure that foreign investment plays an important role in China’s economic development and promotion of independent innovation and industry upgrade.

  13. [Resident foreigners in Spain].

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    Solana, A M; Pascual De Sans, A

    1994-01-01

    The authors review trends in the size of the resident foreign population in Spain over time since the 1940s. A continuing growth over time, with temporal fluctuations, is noted, with a rapid rise in immigration in the 1980s, leading to new legislation designed to control immigration in 1985-1986 and 1991. The authors note that Europeans, particularly from countries of the European Union, make up a large percentage of the foreign population, but that the number of immigrants from developing countries has increased significantly in the last 10 years.

  14. Cultural Industries Bloom

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    ZAN JIFANG

    2010-01-01

    @@ The market scale of China's cultural industries reached around 800 billion yuan($118 billion)in 2009,said a report on China's cultural industry development jointly released by a cultural research center under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the academy's Social Sciences Academic Press on May 6.

  15. 77 FR 12981 - Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center

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    2012-03-05

    ..., detailed to the Center and reporting to the Director. The Center shall also have an Intelligence Community... exports and ensuring U.S. workers, businesses, ranchers, and farmers are able to compete on a level... eliminate foreign trade barriers and unfair foreign trade practices to ensure that U.S. workers,...

  16. Comparative Aualysis of Stem Cell Research and Industry Development between China and Foreign Countries%国内外干细胞研究和产业发展态势分析

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    陈涛; 钱万强

    2011-01-01

    干细胞研究是近年来生物医学领域的热门方向之一,干细胞产业具有巨大的社会效益和市场前景,受到世界各国的高度重视.美国、欧盟、日本、韩国和中国在干细胞领域投入重金支持基础和临床研究,大力推动干细胞产业化发展.通过对比分析国内外干细胞研究和产业化发展现状,我们发现中国对干细胞治疗存在巨大的潜在需求,近年来在干细胞研究和产业化方面也取得了较大进展,但是与发达国家相比仍存在较大差距.为抢占未来干细胞研究和产业发展的制高点,中国应该不断加强干细胞研究的原始创新能力建设、创新发展模式,积极推动风险投资和金融资本进入干细胞产业,重视配套法律法规建设,大力推进干细胞产业发展.%Stem cell research is one of the hot research fields in biomedicine nowadays. Many countries attach importance to the stem cell industry because of the great social benefits and market potential. USA, EU, Japan, Korea and China have increased the input of capital dramatically to promote the basic and clinical research of stem cell as well as stem cell industry. By comparing the situation of stem cell research and industry at home and abroad, we found that, with the biggest population, China is the country with the great demand of stem cell. In recent years, an obvious progress has been made in both stem cell research and industry, however, the gap between China and the developed countries still exists. To seize a commanding elevation of stem cell research and industry, China should increase the original innovation ability of stem cell research, innovate the developmental pattern, encourage venture capital to engage in stem cell industry and consummate the Chinese laws and regulations related to stem cell.

  17. 75 FR 13262 - Reporting on Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign...

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    2010-03-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Reporting on Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms for Calendar Year 2009 AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and...

  18. Foreign Exchange Exposure of Korean Firms

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    Ji-Seon Kim

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the movements of exchange rate and value of Korean firms, so-called foreign exchange rate exposure using newly devised model to find the strong evidence. I use weekly data on Korean Firms that are listed on Korea Stock Exchange (KSE for the period from January 1997 to December 2000. I find that about 70% Korean Firms are actually exposed to Won-dollar exchange rate movement at 10% significance level and these results are substantially different from the previous empirical study where little statistical significance was found. In comparing the foreign exchange exposures with three different exchange rates, in Won-dollar and Won-yen exchange exposures, value of Korean firms is positively related to depreciation of Korean Won and negatively related to depreciation of Korean Won with Won-euro exchange exposure. With magnitude of three exposures, results can be interpreted that Dollar exposure seems to be the most significant among three foreign exchange exposures and Korean Firms' value is more sensitive to Won-dollar exchange rate. I also find that exchange exposure is strongly related to firm size and industry especially Electricity & Gas industry is most significantly related.

  19. Case study the poultry industry in Colombia

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    2003-01-01

    "As developing countries open their economies further to trade, their food industries are striving to raise safety and quality standards in order to compete in new markets. Such is the case with the Colombian poultry industry... Critical questions face the Colombian poultry industry: Is it ready to compete with foreign poultry producers on price, quality, and safety? Can industry efforts to produce better quality products assure an increased share of domestic and regional markets? This brief ...

  20. Polychlorinated biphenyls in settled dust from informal electronic waste recycling workshops and nearby highways in urban centers and suburban industrial roadsides of Chennai city, India: Levels, congener profiles and exposure assessment.

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    Chakraborty, Paromita; Prithiviraj, Balasubramanian; Selvaraj, Sakthivel; Kumar, Bhupander

    2016-12-15

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were quantified in settled dust collected from informal electronic waste (e-waste) recycling workshops and nearby highways in the urban centers and roadside dust from the suburban industrial belt of Chennai city in India. Further dust samples were subjected to a high resolution field emission scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (FESEM/EDX) to characterize the shape, size and elemental composition of the dust particles. Geomean of total PCB concentration followed the following order: informal e-waste metal recovery workshops (53ngg(-1))>e-waste dismantling sites (3.6ngg(-1))>nearby highways (1.7ngg(-1))>suburban industrial roadsides (1.6ngg(-1)). In e-waste workshops, tetra, penta and hexa-PCB homologs contributed two third of Σ26PCB concentration. Informal e-waste recycling workshops contributed more than 80% concentration of all the PCB congeners loaded in the first principal component. Predominance of dioxin like PCBs, PCB-l14, -118 and -126 in the e-waste metal recovery sites were presumably due to combustion and pyrolytic processes performed during recycling of electrical components. According to the morphology and elemental composition, settled dust from e-waste workshops were irregular particles heavily embedded with toxic metals and industrial roadside dust were distinct angular particles. FESEM revealed that average particle size (in Ferret diameter) increased in the following order: e-waste recycling workshops (0.5μm)industrial sites (4.3μm). Electronic waste recycling workshops engaged in metal recovery were found with maximum toxicity equivalents (TEQs) for dl-PCBs and potential cancer risk (10(-6)-10(-4)) for both adult and children.

  1. FDI and industrial upgrade of Albania

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    Aurel Koroci

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Foreign direct investment (FDI in developing countries brings economic development and enhances the international competitiveness of domestic enterprises. The entrance of FDI would normally be considered as a prerequisite for the success of the introduction of foreign capital. FDI accounts for the largest and most important proportion of foreign capital in Albania, which undoubtedly plays an important role in the Albania's economic development growth and country. However, as the country continues to taking various preferential policies to promote foreign investment and the good momentum of Albania's economic development, FDI increases, and in this paper we want to evaluate how the FDI has influenced the technological progress of the country. In general, multinational companies have advantages of capital, technology or management-intensive elements, if there is no foreign direct investment, for the host country producing new industries or upgrading of the structure of traditional industries shall be more difficult. The promoted technological progress and management level can lead labor force, labor tools to have productivity growth and can lead directly to changes in the structure of industrial technology. FDI inflows give the "package" of resources, technology and management skills needed not only to help the host country to establish new industries, but also to help host country to promote inter-industry structure within a structural optimization and industrial upgrading. Based on the theory of FDI, this paper through a theoretical analysis and an analysis on data on country's data reaches conclusion that FDI has positive eff ects on industrial upgrade in Albania.

  2. China Should Learn from Other Nations in Safeguarding Industrial Security

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    纪宝成; 刘元春

    2007-01-01

    The article examines the current conditions of China’s industrial safety issues from four different perspectives,which include the overall openness of the micro-economy,industrial competitiveness, merger and acquisition by foreign capital and industrial upgrade.It points out six important issues in the process of improving China’s industrial safety.

  3. Strategy of Development of Rare Earth Industry in China

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    Su Wenqing

    2004-01-01

    This work introduced the current situation of the development of domestic and foreign rare earths (RE) industry, discussed the strategic position of RE industry in China, analyzed the problems existing in the course of RE industry development, made strategic thought about the transference from resource advantage to economic advantage, and put forward strategic suggestions about the development of RE industry in our country.

  4. A New Foreign Policy Consensus?

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    Melanson, Richard A.

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the achievements of Reagan's foreign policy. Explores the question: Did Reagan reconstruct a domestic foreign policy consensus? Concludes that no consensus was reached. Analyzes Reagan's political beliefs, including his antinuclear sentiments, and examines relations between Reagan and Congress. (RW)

  5. 细节管理在消毒供应中心外来器械消毒中的应用%Details of the management of foreign experience in instrument disinfection sterilization and supply center

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    宋焕玲

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To explore the details of the management of external devices in the sterile supply, to ensure that every piece of disinfection and sterilization items 100% pass rate. Methods: External devices to all aspects of access, recovery, classification, cleaning,disinfecting, drying, inspection, packaging, sterilization, monitoring, distribution, standardized and scientific, careful management to ensure that the quality of the cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments. Rresults: Foreign equipment and items were in line with the ministry of health on hospital infection control quality standards. Conclusion: Standardized work processes and quality control systems,improved quality control and traceability system,conforms to the orthopedic needs of hospital development to achieve resource sharing,cost savings,to meet the clinical needs.%目的:探讨外来器械在消毒供应中心的细节管理,保证每一件消毒灭菌物品合格率为100%.方法:对外来器械从准入、回收、分类、清洗、消毒、干燥、检查、包装、灭菌、监测、发放等各个环节进行规范化、科学化、细致化管理,保证了手术器械的清洗灭菌质量.结果:外来器械及物品均符合卫生部有关医院感染管理质量标准要求.结论:规范了工作流程和质量控制系统,完善了质量监控和追溯制度,顺应了医院发展骨科的需要,达到了资源共享,节约了成本,满足了临床需要.

  6. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... the equipment look like? How does the procedure work? How is the procedure performed? What will I experience during and after the procedure? Who interprets the results and how do I get them? What are the benefits vs. risks? What are the limitations of foreign ...

  7. Morality and Foreign Policy.

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    Kissinger, Henry

    1985-01-01

    Morality as an enduring element in United States foreign policy is discussed. In order to strengthen the steady purpose and responsible involvement of the American people, human rights policy must be presented in the context of a realistic assessment of world affairs. (RM)

  8. Foreign Language Instruction.

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    Birkmaier, Emma; Lange, Dale

    1967-01-01

    This review of research in foreign language instruction summarizes and interprets selected studies produced during the period 1963-66. Topics covered include the psychology of learning, comparisons o f methods, language skills, visual-auditory relationships, vocabulary, grammar, and FLES, as well as programed instruction, technological media,…

  9. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... and push the object farther down. In some cases, prompt removal of the foreign body is necessary. Common procedures include: Flexible esophagoscopy Flexible esophagoscopy is a common diagnostic examination that enables a safe and detailed visual study of the esophagus while the patient is under ...

  10. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Schjerning, Bertel; R. Markusen, James

    2013-01-01

    Three types of theories have been used to explain the wage premium in foreign firms: the theories of heterogeneous workers, heterogeneous learning, and heterogeneous firms. We set up a model that explicitly encompasses two of these theories, and that can illustrate the third. This unifying....... In particular, the theory of heterogeneous workers can explain up to 75 percent of the premium....

  11. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Markusen, James R.; Schjerning, Bertel

    Many papers have documented a wage premium in foreign-owned and large firms. However, there is very little formal theory in the literature and empirical analyses are typically not based on hypotheses which are rigorously derived from theory. This paper contributes to the theory-empirics gap by de...

  12. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Markusen, James R.; Schjerning, Bertel

    large domestic firms. The empirical implications of the model are tested on matched employer-employee data from Denmark. Consistent with the theory, we find considerable evidence of higher wages and wage growth in large and/or foreign-owned firms. These effects survive controlling for individual...

  13. Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Schjerning, Bertel; R. Markusen, James

    2013-01-01

    Three types of theories have been used to explain the wage premium in foreign firms: the theories of heterogeneous workers, heterogeneous learning, and heterogeneous firms. We set up a model that explicitly encompasses two of these theories, and that can illustrate the third. This unifying framew...

  14. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... and push the object farther down. In some cases, prompt removal of the foreign body is necessary. Common procedures include: Flexible esophagoscopy Flexible esophagoscopy is a common diagnostic examination that enables a safe and detailed visual study of the esophagus while the patient is under ...

  15. Unpacking Dimensions of Foreignness

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    Geisler Asmussen, Christian; Goerzen, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    While recent research has pointed to the importance of regional strategy and the ‘interregional liability of foreignness,’ critics have pointed out that this argument obscures important differences within regions as well as the similarities across them. Bridging these diverging viewpoints, our re...

  16. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... on the type of foreign body and how it was introduced. If it was swallowed, you may undergo a direct examination ... and esophagus or an x-ray examination. If it is lodged in a soft tissue, such as ...

  17. Learning Foreign Vowels

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    Kingston, John

    2003-01-01

    Two hypotheses have recently been put forward to account for listeners' ability to distinguish and learn contrasts between speech sounds in foreign languages. First, Best's Perceptual Assimilation Model and Flege's Speech Learning Model both predict that the ease with which a listener can tell one non-native phoneme from another varies directly…

  18. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    ... foreign bodies. You might require stitches or other treatments to close the wound, and your caregiver may give you antibiotics if the wound has a high risk of infection. You also may need a tetanus shot to prevent a potentially deadly infection of ...

  19. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... foreign bodies. You might require stitches or other treatments to close the wound, and your caregiver may give you antibiotics if the wound has a high risk of infection. You also may need a tetanus shot to prevent a potentially deadly infection of ...

  20. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... be inhaled into the airway, swallowed or lodged in the throat or stomach, or embedded in the soft tissues. About 80 percent of foreign ... an x-ray examination. If it is lodged in a soft tissue, such as a splinter embedded ...

  1. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... depend on the type of foreign body and nature of the symptoms. You should inform your physician of any medications being taken and if there are any allergies, especially to iodinated contrast materials . Also inform your doctor about recent illnesses or ...

  2. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... Español More Info Images/Videos About Us News Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Foreign Body ... to locate and remove the object. Tell your doctor if there’s a possibility you are pregnant and ...

  3. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... on the type of foreign body and how it was introduced. If it was swallowed, you may undergo a direct examination ... and esophagus or an x-ray examination. If it is lodged in a soft tissue, such as ...

  4. Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Full Text Available ... used to guide the foreign body removal procedure. After you are positioned on the examination table, the radiologist or sonographer will apply some warm water-based gel on your skin and then place the transducer firmly against your ...

  5. Foreign banks, profits and commercial credit extension in the United States

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    Philip Molyneux; Rama Seth

    1996-01-01

    This paper simultaneously models the determinants of foreign bank profitability and commercial credit extension in the United States between 11987 and 1991. Overall, the results indicate that supply-side factors such as capital strength, commercial and industrial loan growth, and assets composition were important factors in determining foreign banks' return-on-assets in the period under study. Capital strength stands out as being the most important factor influencing foreign bank return on sh...

  6. 77 FR 43131 - Designation of the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry...

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    ... Designation of the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI... of the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries (PCI... determined that the Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Pentane Chemistry Industries...

  7. Foreign Diplomats Help the Disabled

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    1998-01-01

    Charity sate stalls set up by foreign envoys were the most popular stands at this year’s fundraising charity fair, an event initiated by Mme. Zhou Hanqiong, wife of Vice Premier and former minister of foreign affairs Qian Qichen. The fundraising activity has been held annually since 1996, thanks to the support of foreign diplomats in

  8. Foreign Remittances, Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Imports and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Time Series Analysis

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    Muhammad Tahir

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This empirical research paper focuses on establishing a relationship between external determinants and economic growth of Pakistan economy. Empirical analyses are carried out with time series econometric techniques using data over the period of 1977-2013. The main finding is that external determinants such as foreign remittances, foreign direct investment, and foreign imports matter from a growth perspective. Foreign remittances and foreign direct investment have a significant positive role in the growth process of Pakistan economy. Furthermore, it is found that foreign imports have adversely influenced the economic growth of Pakistan. The study recommends that policy makers shall take appropriate steps to increase the inflow of both foreign remittances and foreign direct investment in order to achieve the long run economic growth.

  9. Dissipation of Ukrainian applicants in foreign universities: motivational factor

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    2017-03-01

    The study of sociologists of Dnipropetrovsk University concluded that that the main factors of choice of foreign universities entrants are professional expectations. This is – the opportunity to become a qualified professional in the chosen field; the desire to become in the future, financially secure man; the ability to take a prestigious position in society; quality education. It was found that most foreign universities plan to the inhabitants of the regional center, who studied in a specialized school, gymnasium, lyceum. Obviously, such a pattern is due to the fact that the pupils of the regional center specialized educational institutions have the best conditions for targeted training and motivation to career growth.

  10. Getting better integrated into foreign markets supported by the incubator

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    Dyhr Ulrich, Anna Marie; Gretzinger, Susanne; Hollensen, Svend

    The challenges associated with entering foreign growth markets, like BRIC markets, remain significant, especially for inexperienced SMEs. These challenges can include inadequate knowledge about a host country’s culture, norms, values and business environment, and a lack of embeddedness...... in the industry networks abroad. Such barriers can often hinder successful foreign market entry. One concept to use for SMEs, which lack experiential knowledge when bridging new distant international growth markets, is the ‘incubator’. It is best described as a shared office-space facility, including a local...... into the following two propositions: - The higher the level of the company’s accumulated experiential knowledge, the faster integration into the foreign market. - The use of incubator facilitates a faster integration into a specific high growth foreign market....

  11. Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Croatian Manufacturing Exports

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The exports of Croatian manufacturing industry have been stagnating over the last decade or so. Over the same period there have been relatively high inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI into industry. The aim of this paper is to examine, after controlling for other potentially significant variables, whether these inflows have had an impact on export performance. Using the panel data approach for 21 manufacturing industry sectors over the period between 1996 and 2002, it is found that FDI has positively and significantly affected exports, but the extent of this impact was relatively low. This implies that there is a potential for improving the export performance of Croatian manufacturing industry by attracting more FDI into this sector. Policy makers should try to enhance the potential positive effects of FDI by targeting specific export-oriented greenfield foreign investment, and, in addition, implement measures to increase potential spillover effects.

  12. Fast processing of foreign fiber images by image blocking

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    Yutao Wu

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In the textile industry, it is always the case that cotton products are constitutive of many types of foreign fibers which affect the overall quality of cotton products. As the foundation of the foreign fiber automated inspection, image process exerts a critical impact on the process of foreign fiber identification. This paper presents a new approach for the fast processing of foreign fiber images. This approach includes five main steps, image block, image pre-decision, image background extraction, image enhancement and segmentation, and image connection. At first, the captured color images were transformed into gray-scale images; followed by the inversion of gray-scale of the transformed images ; then the whole image was divided into several blocks. Thereafter, the subsequent step is to judge which image block contains the target foreign fiber image through image pre-decision. Then we segment the image block via OSTU which possibly contains target images after background eradication and image strengthening. Finally, we connect those relevant segmented image blocks to get an intact and clear foreign fiber target image. The experimental result shows that this method of segmentation has the advantage of accuracy and speed over the other segmentation methods. On the other hand, this method also connects the target image that produce fractures therefore getting an intact and clear foreign fiber target image.

  13. Human-centered design (HCD) of a fault-finding application for mobile devices and its impact on the reduction of time in fault diagnosis in the manufacturing industry.

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    Kluge, Annette; Termer, Anatoli

    2017-03-01

    The present article describes the design process of a fault-finding application for mobile devices, which was built to support workers' performance by guiding them through a systematic strategy to stay focused during a fault-finding process. In collaboration with a project partner in the manufacturing industry, a fault diagnosis application was conceptualized based on a human-centered design approach (ISO 9241-210:2010). A field study with 42 maintenance workers was conducted for the purpose of evaluating the performance enhancement of fault finding in three different scenarios as well as for assessing the workers' acceptance of the technology. Workers using the mobile device application were twice as fast at fault finding as the control group without the application and perceived the application as very useful. The results indicate a vast potential of the mobile application for fault diagnosis in contemporary manufacturing systems.

  14. Integrated Foreign Exchange Risk Management

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    Aabo, Tom; Høg, Esben; Kuhn, Jochen

    Empirical research has focused on export as a proxy for the exchange rate exposure and the use of foreign exchange derivatives as the instrument to deal with this exposure. This empirical study applies an integrated foreign exchange risk management approach with a particular focus on the role...... of import in medium-sized, manufacturing firms in Denmark (a small, open economy). We find a strong, negative relation between import and foreign exchange derivatives usage on the aggregate level. Our findings are consistent with the notion that firms use import to match the foreign exchange exposure...... created by foreign sales activities....

  15. YABANCILARA TÜRKÇE ÖĞRETİMİNDE ÖĞRENEN İHTİYAÇLARININ BELİRLENMESİ: YUNUS EMRE ENSTİTÜSÜ TİFLİS TÜRK KÜLTÜR MERKEZİ ÖRNEĞİ/IDENTIFICATION OF LEARNING NEEDS IN TEACHING TURKISH TO FOREIGNERS: YUNUS EMRE INSTITUTE TBILISI TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER EXAMPLE

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    Umut BAŞAR

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    Full Text Available Türk dili, gerek yurt içinde ve gerekse yurt dışında yabancı dil olarak öğretilmektedir. Gürcistan da Türkçenin yabancı dil olarak ilgi gördüğü ülkelerden biridir. Bu araştırmanın amacı Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Tiflis Türk Kültür Merkezinde yabancı dil olarak Türkçe öğrenenlerin dil öğrenme ihtiyaçlarını saptamak ve bu ihtiyaçların yaş, cinsiyet, eğitim gibi değişkenlere göre farklılık gösterip göstermediğini ortaya koymaktır. Araştırmada veri toplama aracı olarak Iwai ve diğerleri (1998 tarafından hazırlanan ve Çangal (2013 tarafından geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalışması yapılarak Türkçeye uyarlanan Dil İhtiyaç Analizi Anketi kullanılmıştır. Araştırmanın evrenini 2016 yılında Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Tiflis Türk Kültür Merkezinde yabancı dil olarak Türkçe öğrenen 401 kursiyer ve örneklemini ise B ve üzeri seviyesinde olan 85 kursiyer oluşturmaktadır. Çalışmada toplanan veriler SPSS 21.0 programı ile analiz edilmiş ve yüzde, aritmetik ortalama, t-testi ve tek yönlü varyans analizinden (ANOVA faydalanılmıştır. Araştırmadan elde edilen bulgulardan hareketle Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Tiflis Türk Kültür Merkezinde yabancı dil olarak Türkçe öğrenenlerin dil öğrenme ihtiyaçları sırasıyla bireysel ilgi ve ihtiyaçlar, eğitim ve iş imkânı, ticaret yapma ve sınıf içi etkileşim kurma olmak üzere dört alt boyutta kendini göstermiştir. Araştırmanın sonunda ise elde edilen bulgulardan hareketle Gürcistan’da yabancı dil olarak Türkçe öğretiminin niteliğini arttırabilmek adına bazı öneriler sunulmuştur. Turkish language, both domestically and abroad, is taught as a foreign language. Georgia is also of Turkish as a foreign language is one of the countries that it considers of interest. The aim of this Research Institute of Tbilisi Yunus Emre, Turkish as a foreign language learners of Turkish Cultural Center language learning needs

  16. Glass wool tripod foreign bodies in the eye: first ever reported case series.

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    Baile, Rahul B; Meghana, Sahasrabuddhe-Chitnis; Pattiwar, Madhuri S

    2014-01-01

    We present three cases of unusual corneal/conjunctival foreign bodies that were not visible on standard slit lamp examination. All patients presented with complaints of foreign body sensation in the affected eyes. One patient had visited an ophthalmologist prior to presentation to our center and was diagnosed and treated for conjunctivitis. On slit lamp examination minimal congestion was seen hence, all the patients were diagnosed with conjunctivitis with corneal epithelial defects by the residents. However, because the patients complained of foreign body sensation, fluorescein staining of the affected eye was performed. On examination, the corneas had epithelial defects and linear scratch marks. We suspected a foreign body in upper palpebral conjunctiva (UPC). Examination after eyelid eversion indicated tripod-shaped glassy foreign bodies embedded deep within the UPC. We present cases of an unusual type of glassy tripod-shaped foreign body which may go undetected even on slit lamp examination. Fluorescein staining may aid in the detection of these foreign bodies.

  17. Ingested Foreign Bodies Removed by Flexible Endoscopy in Pediatric Patients: A 10-year Retrospective Study

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Determination of type and location of trapped objects and endoscopic observations among children with foreign-body ingestion. Materials and Methods: We evaluated 105 endoscopic records of patients presenting with foreign-body ingestion from 2001–2011. Results: Button batteries were the most common objects removed (41%. The lower segment of the esophagus was the most common trapping site. There was significant correlation between type of foreign body and its location of trapping. Abnormal endoscopic observations were reported in 33% patients. There was significant correlation between the type of foreign body and endoscopic observations. There was also a significant correlation between the location of the foreign body and endoscopic observation. Conclusion: The pattern of foreign-body ingestion is somewhat different in our center compared with other studies. Awareness among parents about the prevention of this accident is an important step in decreasing the incidence of foreign-body ingestion.

  18. 呼叫中心在大学外语自主学习平台中的应用%Application of call center in the university foreign language self-learning platform

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    王毅

    2012-01-01

    As a comprehensive information service system, call center is widely used in many fields, such as telecommunication, finance, insurance etc., but its application in education is still in the primary stage. With the development of the reform of college English teaching, universities across the country enthusiastically carry out the second classroom activities based on the independent study mode. However, due to a lack of supervision and management these activities are often in a let-it-go state. Focusing on the call center built on the basis of intemet, the paper elaborates the structure of 1VR voice response systems and introduces a new and effective service platform of self-study through interact.%目前作为综合信息服务系统的呼叫中心广泛应用于电信、金融、保险等各领域,但在教育行业中的应用还处于初级阶段;而随着大学外语教学改革的深入,各地高校积极开展自主学习的第二课堂活动,但由于缺乏监督和管理,往往处于“散养”状态。以建立基于互联网的呼叫中心为例,着重介绍了IVR语音应答系统的结构组成,为网络自主教学提供了一个新型、高效的服务平台。

  19. [Recruiting and Personal Development in Surgical Departments of Large Referral Centers - Current Practice and Options for Improvement from Industry and Service Business].

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    Homayounfar, K; König, S; Rabe, C; Beck-Broichsitter, B; Lützen, U; Ghadimi, M B; Schmidt, C

    2016-06-23

    Background: Cut-throat competition, cost pressure, generation Y, shortage of qualified staff and feminisation influence human resources management in visceral surgery. The assessment of the current situation by chief surgeons (CS) as well as proof of transferability of strategies from industry and service business (ISB) have not yet been investigated. Material and Methods: The CS of university hospitals and large referral centres (> 800 beds) were interviewed (n = 100) on the basis of a standardised questionnaire including 43 items. Closed questions were designed with a 5-point Likert scale and their analysis was presented as means (MW) and standard deviations (±). Ten human resources manager (HMR) of ISB were invited to participate in 45-minute telephone interviews. Results: Thirty-seven CS participated in the survey, 15 of whom were full professors. Unsolicited applications (100 %), job advertisements (78 %) and direct approaches to final year students (78 %) were the most common ways of recruitment. Only 17 % of CS used a standardised form for preparation. Professional expertise (MW 2.2 ± 0.9), social skills (MW 1.9 ± 0.6) and excellent German language skills (MW 1.8 ± 0.8) were named as important qualifications for employment, while references and certificates were regarded as being less important (MW 3.2 ± 0.9). Personal development was regarded as important (MW 1.1 ± 0.2), but a defined period for residency was not guaranteed (MW 3.0 ± 1.5). Transparent selection criteria for career opportunities (MW 2.5 ± 1.1) and different career models (MW 2.7 ± 1.2) were only rarely available. Six HRM participated in the interviews. Active head-hunting (75 %), Internet platforms (75 %), presentations at conferences (75 %), as well as hiring trainees (50 %), job advertisements (50 %) and social media (50 %) were established options to find qualified employees. Professional and management careers were often

  20. PRODUCT PROMOTION STRATEGY IN SPORTS INDUSTRY

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Sports industry is presented like the partof entertainment industry. The authorsemphasize the main income items ofSnowsports unions in Russia and abroad.This paper presents the analysis of development of commercial successful productby foreign federations. The article gives new ways of raising the attractiveness and profitability of the Russian sport.

  1. My Two Foreign Teachers

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Our former foreign teacher is a young man who comes from England.He is a reserved person who does not talk very much to strangers, does not show much emotion, and seldom gets excited.He always enters our classroom with a bottle of water and a single book in his hand, he likes wearing T-shirt and jeans, which looks very easy-going but neat1.

  2. Foreign Internal Defense

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    2010-07-12

    basis for today’s FID doctrine. d. In recent times, the United States has provided the same type of NA in El Salvador, Colombia , Kuwait, the...transfers and related services have reached enormous dimensions and involve most of the world’s nations, either as a seller /provider or buyer...measures and consideration of the following: (1) Street or organized crime. (2) Foreign intelligence services. (3) Local populace animosity

  3. Favorable Policy for Foreign Investors in Dagang Oilfield

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    Liu Mingfa

    1995-01-01

    @@ Apart from series kinds of good products, advanced techniques, convenient communications and electric power and water supply in Dagand Oilfield, foreign investors who have investment in New Industrial Area of Dagang Oilfield will enjoy the same favourable policies as Tianjin Economic Develoment Zone. Main favorable policies are follows:

  4. The Use of Foreign Languages in Tourism: Research Needs.

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    Watts, Noel

    1994-01-01

    Examines the research needs relative to the use of foreign languages in tourism activities in Australia and New Zealand. Findings indicate a lack of precise information on the ways in which the tourism industry in these countries provides appropriate language assistance to non-English speaking inbound visitors. Suggestions for future research are…

  5. Foreign Investment Catalogues and Investment Environment in China

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    Liang Tao

    2010-01-01

    @@ On 23 December 2008,the National Development and Reform Commission("NDRC")and Ministry of Commerce("MOFCOM")of People's Republic of China jointly issued Catalogue of Foreign Investment Advantageous Industries in Central and Western China("Central and Western Catalogue"),which became effective on 1 January 2009.

  6. Competing For industry Resources

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    Arnstad, Marit

    1998-12-31

    This presentation by Norway`s Minister of Petroleum and Energy describes (1) Norway in the energy picture, (2) oil market developments, (3) the establishment of an energy policy and (4) the investment level of the Norwegian petroleum activities. Value creation from Norwegian petroleum resources is directly connected with the commercial companies` participation in the activities. Thus, it has been a main challenge for Norway to establish a balanced petroleum policy and a legal framework. Presumably Norway will remain a prospective and attractive petroleum province for a long time. Over the years, Norway has developed three very competent and competitive national oil companies and a significant national supply industry. This industry is highly competitive internationally. Many new petroleum provinces are opening up for foreign investors and energy consumption of the world is expected to increase significantly the next 20 - 30 years. This implies increased demand for the products, but also strong competition for industry resources

  7. Peo Life Cycle Cost Accountability: Viability Of Foreign Suppliers For Weapon System Development

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    2016-02-16

    multinational defense companies .2 This adds to the U.S. national security risks associated with our dependence on foreign industry providing raw...manufactures due to lack of indigenous production capabilities in country. Defense production and manufacturing companies will not develop and produce items... company mergers or acquisitions within our industrial base have driven an increase in U.S. reliance on foreign producers. This paper exposes these

  8. Industrial diamond

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    Olson, D.W.

    2001-01-01

    An overview of the industrial diamond industry is provided. More than 90 percent of the industrial diamond consumed in the U.S. and the rest of the world is manufactured diamond. Ireland, Japan, Russia, and the U.S. produce 75 percent of the global industrial diamond output. In 2000, the U.S. was the largest market for industrial diamond. Industrial diamond applications, prices for industrial diamonds, imports and exports of industrial diamonds, the National Defense Stockpile of industrial diamonds, and the outlook for the industrial diamond market are discussed.

  9. STUDY OF TIME LAPSE IN FOREIGN BODY ASPIRATION IN RELATION TO CHEST X - RAY AND TYPE OF FOREIGN BODY

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    Salma

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTI ON: Foreign body aspiration in pediatrics is a potentially fatal accident which will continue until children explore their surroundings with their hand and mouth. Pediatric aspirations will persist until mankind exists. Not all foreign body aspirations are witnessed hence chances of delay in diagnosing an aspiration are high. Delay in diagnosis depends on site and character of foreign body aspirated. The chest x - ray findings and type of foreign body extracted vary depending on the duration the foreign body remains in airway . OBJECTIVE: To study the X - ray finding in pediatric airway aspiration and its relation to time lapse, the type and site of lodgment of foreign body extracted via bronchoscopy. The type of foreign body in relation to time lapse in aspiration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done in Bapuji child health institute and research center, JJM Medical College, Davangere . History and pre bronchoscopy x - Ray finding were noted for 65 children who were posted for suspicious bronchoscopy from August 2011 to September 2013. 11 children were excluded from study as they showed no foreign body on bronchoscopy. Time lapse in aspir ation and seeking medical care was noted. The bronchoscopic findings regarding site of foreign body lodgment and type of foreign body were recorded. The type of foreign body and variation of x - ray picture in relation to time lapse in aspiration were noted. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. RESULT: It was observed that mean age was 28 months. About 80% of the cases were between 1 to 3 years age. 82% (n=53/54 were radio lucent foreign body, only 1.5% (n=1/54 were radio o paque. Site of lodgment of foreign body was right main bronchus in 48% (n=26/54, left main bronchus 46% (n=25/54 , tracheal 1.85% (n=1/54, subglottic 1.85% (n=1/54, carinal 1.85% (n=1/54, multiple site i.e. left bronchus +right bronchus+ carinal 1.85% (n=1/54. Groundnut was most common

  10. NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS, INFORMATION AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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    Manuel Portugal Ferreira

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available National competitiveness has been the subject of attention in academic and entrepeneurial forums as well as a matter of concern for governmental, industrial, and education-form policy makers. In this paper, we discuss the conditions for national competitiveness in terms of the innovation systems, foreign direct investment, technological capabilities, innovation and institutions. Innovative countries benefit from localized learning that may be exploited within and across borders. Participation in research networks is not the sole avenue to development when in presence of an attitude that promotes learning and the adoption of the most recent technologies. Key-words: Technological Development. National Competitiveness

  11. Firm-Specific Foreign Exchange Exposure Identification

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    Aabo, Tom; Brodin, Danielle

    2014-01-01

    Previous studies have used the stock market approach to find the aggregate number of (firms with) foreign exchange exposures in a given country, region, or industry. Methodologies have differed in many aspects but two of the most basic differences relate to observation frequency and the choice......-financial firms and find limited consistency in the detected exchange rate exposures when altering methodology in terms of observation frequency and choice of market index. The results put a question mark to the validity of the stock market approach for exchange rate exposure identification at the firm...

  12. Female entrepreneurial networks and foreign market entry

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    Rosenbaum, Gitte Ohrt

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of networks in the 116 foreign market entries (FMEs) of women-owned small businesses. A multiple case study based on semi-structured interviews with eight female entrepreneurs in the Danish fashion design industry. The results show that contrary to...... entrepreneurial ventures....... or compromising their work-life balance. The present study’s findings suggest that ICT has a much stronger role in the FME of firms than previously envisioned. The study’s findings also have important implications for policymakers and practitioners charged with promoting the international growth of female...

  13. Toward A Competency-Based Teacher Education Program in Foreign Languages at SUNY/Buffalo.

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    Papalia, Anthony

    SUNY/Buffalo's competency-based teacher education program in foreign languages emphasizes: (1) a field-centered program, (2) a multi-institutional pattern of organizations, (3) feedback to students regarding their progress, (4) preservice/inservice continuum. The competencies required of foreign language teachers include: a practical command of…

  14. Mobile-Assisted Learning as a Condition for Effective Development of Engineering Students' Foreign Language Competence

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    Krivoruchko, Vassiliy Andreevich; Raissova, Aigul Bekturovna; Makarikhina, Inna Mikhailovna; Yergazinova, Gulnar Dzumabayevna; Kazhmuratova, Bayan Ruslanovna

    2015-01-01

    In this article we focus on the conditions for effective development of foreign language competence that is technologically oriented methods of teaching a foreign language. The use of computers provides ample opportunities for implementation of activity and student-centered approaches, reorganization of the usual lesson structure, as well as…

  15. The Impact of Macroeconomic,Tourism Foreign Exchange and Market Supply on the Performance of China's Star Hotel Industry - An Empirical Analysis Based on VAR model%宏观经济、旅游外汇和市场供给对中国星级饭店业产业绩效的影响--基于 VAR 模型的实证分析

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    王江哲; 朱峰

    2014-01-01

    In recent years,with the rapid growth of the number of the Star Hotels in China,the market becomes more competi-tive.There is a concern about the operation status of the Star Hotel industry in China.The analysis of factors affecting the per-formance of the Star Hotel industry in China has an important guiding significance and role for the further development of China' s Star Hotel industry.Based on the 1 993 - 2012 time series data by VAR model ,this paper analyzed the influence of the macro economy,tourism foreign exchange and market supply to the Star Hotel industry.It showed that,the macro-economic environ-ment-GDP growth rate contributed to the profit rate of Star Hotel industry at a highest degree,but contributed low to the reve-nue degree of the Star Hotel industry ;The growth rate of the tourism foreign exchange income had a weak influence on the reve-nue and profit rate of the Star Hotel business;the growth rate of the Star Hotel quantity contributed to the income of Star Hotel industry at a highest degree,also have a certain impact on the profit rate of the Star Hotel industry.%近年来,随着中国星级饭店数量的快速增长,市场竞争的日益激烈,中国星级饭店业的经营现状令人担忧。基于1993—2012年的时间序列数据,通过 VAR 模型实证分析了宏观经济、旅游外汇和市场供给对星级饭店业产业绩效的影响状况。研究结果发现,宏观经济环境 GDP 增长率对星级饭店业利润率的贡献度最大,但对星级饭店业营业收入的贡献度较低;旅游外汇收入增长率对星级饭店业营业收入和利润率的影响都较弱;星级饭店数量增长率对星级饭店业营业收入的贡献度最大,同时对星级饭店业的利润率也产生一定的影响。

  16. Recruitment and Selection of Foreign Professionals In the South African Job Market: Procedures and Processes

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    Chao Nkhungulu Mulenga

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated procedures and processes used in the selection of prospective foreign applicants by recruitment agencies in South Africa. An electronic survey was distributed to the accessible population of 244 agencies on a national employment website, yielding 57 respondents. The results indicate that the recruitment industry does not have standard, well articulated procedures for identifying and selecting prospective foreign employees and considered processing foreign applicants difficult. Difficulties with the Department of Home Affairs were a major hindrance to recruiting foreign applicants.

  17. Epidemiologic study of occupational injuries among foreign and native workers in Taiwan.

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    Wu, T N; Liou, S H; Hsu, C C; Chao, S L; Liou, S F; Ko, K N; Yeh, W Y; Chang, P Y

    1997-05-01

    This study was designed to compare the risk of occupational injuries in foreign workers compared to native workers in Taiwan. The cohort of foreign workers under study was constructed by records of legally registered workers migrated from foreign countries to Taiwan from July 1, 1991 to December 31, 1993. The native Taiwanese workers for comparison were labor-insured workers working in the same industries as foreign workers in 1992. The number of occupational injuries in the first year of employment were obtained by matching the cohort of foreign workers with the labor insurance payment records by name, birth date and passport number. The 1-year incidence rate of occupational injuries in the first year of employment was calculated and a standardized morbidity ratio (SMR) was used for comparison with adjustment for age distribution and to accommodate the small sample size of foreign workers. The risk to occupational injuries among total (SMR = 0.86) and male (SMR = 0.58) foreign workers was not higher; indeed, it was even lower, than that among native workers in Taiwan. However, the risk to female migrant workers, especially in the construction industry, was significantly higher than that of female Taiwanese workers (SMR = 1.60). Stratified by industry, the incidence was high in the fabricated metal products manufacturing industry and in machinery and equipment manufacturing industry for male foreign workers, while a high incidence for the female foreign workers occurred in construction industry and rubber products manufacturing industry. The risk of occupational injuries was greater for foreign workers who had been in Taiwan for only a short time. Most of the injuries occurred within the first 6 months of employment. Eighty-four out of the 394 occupational injuries among foreign workers resulted in disabilities. None of the accidents was fatal, but most of the disabilities were severe. The most common disabling injuries were cut or crushed fingers. The finding of a

  18. Zhangcha Knitting Industry Features Industrial Cluster Strengths in Shanghai

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    Wanzy Wang

    2012-01-01

    As one of the key industrial exhibitions representing knitting industrial development trend and competitiveness in China, the 6th China International Knitting Trade Fair, organized by China National Textile and Apparel Council, undertaken by China Knitting Industry Association (CKIA) and The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX), China Wool Textile Association, as well as China Bast and Leaf Fibers Textile Association, kicked off from October 22nd to 24th, 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center,

  19. 国外产学研联盟运行模式及其对我国的启示%Mode of Foreign University - industry - research Alliances and its Enlightenment to our Country

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    彭玮; 葛新权

    2011-01-01

    With the economic and science globalization, knowledge innovation has become an important impetus to a corporation' s even the country' s development.As a new synthese, the university - industry - research alliances apply theory with application knowledge, and promote the development of enterprises and countries.The paper analyzes the cases of America, Japan and Germany, and gets some enlightenment for our country.%随着经济全球化和科技的全球化,知识创新已经成为企业乃至国家发展的重要推动力.产学研联盟作为一个新的综合体将基础知识,应用知识的供需双紧密的联系起来,促进了企业竞争力的提高和国家经济的持续发展.通过分析美、日、德的产学研联盟,大致总结出其运行模式,并在此基础上对我国如何实施产学研合作提出几点建议.

  20. North American Foreign Fighters

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    Michael Noonan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available While the phenomenon of so-called “foreign fighters” is in no way new the past thirty-plus years has shown a marked increase in the numbers of individuals traveling abroad to fight in civil conflicts in the Muslim world. The crisis in Syria (2011-present has created a massive influx of such individuals going to fight. Of particular concern in western capitals has been the numbers of individuals from those countries that have gone to fight in that conflict which has since crossed the border into neighboring Iraq with the establishment of the socalled “Islamic State” and threatens to broaden the conflict into a larger regional sectarian conflagration. While the numbers of such participants from Western Europe have been greater than those who have gone from the United States and Canada there are legitimate concerns in both Washington, DC, and Ottawa about American and Canadian citizens who have gone—or attempted to go—to fight there and in other locales such as the Maghreb and Somalia. The analysis here will provide some background on the foreign fighter phenomenon, discuss the foreign fighter flow model, explore the issue from both Canadian and US perspectives to include providing details of some original research categorizing the characteristics of a small sample of US and Canadian fighters and those who attempted to go and fight, discuss how both governments have attempted to deal with the issue, and offer some policy prescription for dealing with this issue that is of importance to both international security writ large and domestic security in the US and Canada.

  1. Foreign Automakers Race for China's Market

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    Zhuang Yan

    2002-01-01

    @@ Beijing residents still remember the success of the Sixth Beijing International Motor Show held in 2000,which attracted record-high 400,000 visitors. Auto China 2002 (the Seventh Beijing International Motor Show), held June 6 to 13at the International Exhibition Center in Beijing, follows on the heels of China's accession to World Trade Organization, and in line with the country's agreements with the global trade club, tariff on vehicle imports will be reduced.As a result, both domestic and foreign automakers view the show as a golden opportunity to market their latest products to Chinese customers - who are increasingly purchasing private vehicles.

  2. Canton Fair:Foreign Trade Enterprises Fight Against Difficulties

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    Zhu Zijun; Cui Xiaoling

    2011-01-01

    @@ The 110th Chinese Export Commodities Fair, also called Canton Fair, was held in Pazhou International Exhibition Center in October this year which marks the tenth anniversary of Chinas accession to the WTO.China's foreign trade enterprises are facing a grim situation featured by declining exports and other pressure, and feel the need to develop new ideas and strategies to survive.

  3. Longstanding Endobronchial Foreign Body

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    R. Trisolini

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available There are many circumstances in which the diagnosis of endobronchial inhalation of a foreign body (FB can be missed. Generally, in such cases, within weeks or at most months from the event, clinical bronchopulmonary symptoms develop which allow a correct diagnosis to be made and significant complications to be avoided. We report the case of a patient in whom an endobronchial FB remained undiagnosed, because of lack of symptoms, for almost three years, and then caused signifiicant complications before being identified and removed. Problems related to diagnosis and therapy are discussed.

  4. Types of Foreign Aid

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    Bjørnskov, Christian

    Foreign aid is given for many purposes and different intentions, yet most studies treat aid flows as a unitary concept. This paper uses factor analysis to separate aid flows into different types. The main types can be interpreted as aid for economic purposes, social purposes, and reconstruction......; a residual category captures remaining purposes. Estimating the growth effects of separable types of aid suggests that most aid has no effects while reconstruction aid has direct positive effects. Although this type only applies in special circumstances, it has become more prevalent in more recent years....

  5. Foreign language didactics: Identity questions

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    Michaela Píšová

    2011-01-01

    The efforts to emancipate foreign language didactics have been an ongoingand non-linear process launched in our country in the 50s of the previous century.Its key aspects may be presented as foreign language didactics identity questions.These include explicit delineation of the object and methodology of foreign languagedidactics on the basis of developmental analysis, current state of knowledge andtrends/approaches to the discipline. The issues related to the full-fledged scientificstatus of ...

  6. Industrial Development Opportunity & Trend of Chinese Medicine

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    Wang YiTao

    2001-01-01

    @@ While having a great development opportunity, CM faces a great marketing competition when entering to WTO. An important change will take place in CM technology, industry as well as overseas and domestic marketing. The domestic CM industry and marketing tend to be "internationalized” while the foreign herbal and traditional drugs tend to be "CM”. This article aims to explore the opportunity, trend and future of CM by analyzing the present status of CM technology, industry and marketing.

  7. Industrial Development Opportunity & Trend of Chinese Medicine

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    Wang; YiTao

    2001-01-01

    While having a great development opportunity, CM faces a great marketing competition when entering to WTO. An important change will take place in CM technology, industry as well as overseas and domestic marketing. The domestic CM industry and marketing tend to be "internationalized” while the foreign herbal and traditional drugs tend to be "CM”. This article aims to explore the opportunity, trend and future of CM by analyzing the present status of CM technology, industry and marketing.  ……

  8. Integrated Foreign Exchange Risk Management

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    Aabo, Tom; Høg, Esben; Kuhn, Jochen

    Empirical research has focused on export as a proxy for the exchange rate exposure and the use of foreign exchange derivatives as the instrument to deal with this exposure. This empirical study applies an integrated foreign exchange risk management approach with a particular focus on the role...... of import in medium-sized, manufacturing firms in Denmark (a small, open economy). We find a strong, negative relation between import and foreign exchange derivatives usage on the aggregate level. Our findings are consistent with the notion that firms use import to match the foreign exchange exposure...

  9. AN UNUSUAL RECTAL FOREIGN BODY

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    Rakesh Kumar

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available : INTRODUCTION: Rectal foreign bodies are common, but foreign body made of glass with uneven sharp distal end and complicated with hypovolemic shock is very rare. It is very challenging to be removed by laparotomy and poses extra difficulty in emergency. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 45-year-old man with complains of rectal foreign body and bleeding per rectum reported in emergency room. On examination patient was in hypovolemic shock and continuous bleeding through anal opening. Emergency laparotomy was per-formed and foreign body was retrieved successfully. DISCUSSION: Rectal foreign body made of glass with uneven sharp distal end towards distal end of rectum is very rare. Retrieval of these foreign bodies will be very difficult, especially for the emergency cases that are complicated with hypovolemic shock. Emergency laparotomy can be successfully performed to stop the bleeding and minimize rectal and anal canal trauma. To the best of our knowledge, such rectal foreign body has been rarely reported. CONCLUSION: Rectal foreign body with uneven sharp edges towards anal opening are difficult to retrieve trough transanal route. Hypovolemic shock due to bleeding and rectal perforation is major complications of these foreign bodies. Emergency laparotomy should be done in these cases.

  10. Domestic and Foreign Banks’ Profitability: Differences and Their Determinants

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    Muhammad AZAM

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study to analyze and compare the profitability of domestic (Public & Private and foreign banks operating in the Pakistan Banking market between 2004 and 2010 on quarterly basis. Total 36 Commercial Banks of Pakistani Industry have represented our sample. To control for the effect of bank ownership on performance, we split the sample into three categories: (1 domestic banks with Government Control, (2 domestic banks with Private control, and (3 foreign banks. This study also finds that foreign banks are more profitable than all domestic banks regardless of their ownership structure by applying regression analysis. This may suggest that it is better for a multinational bank to establish a subsidiary/branch rather than acquiring an “existing player” in the host country. We also found that domestic and foreign banks have different profitability determinants, i.e. factors that are important in shaping domestic banks’ profitability are not necessary important for the foreign banks and vice versa. Empirical results show that foreign banks are less affected by the macroeconomic factors of the host country than domestic banks and they have a higher profitability margin in Pakistan.

  11. Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in Transylvania

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    Aniela Raluca DANCIU

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Foreign direct investment (FDI has gained significant importance over the past decade as a tool for accelerating growth and development of transition economies. It is widely believed that the advantages that FDI brings to the standard of living and prospects for economic growth of the host nation largely outweigh its disadvantages. Despite the growing interest in the subject, to our knowledge, there is still no satisfactory empirical work which can explain the determinants of the spatial distribution of FDI flows into the separate regions of Romania, one of the largest new EU-member states. Thus, this research attempts to fill this gap by using a primary data from a questionnaire that covers the entire transition period. The main goal of this study is to identify the main determinants of the direct foreign investments in Central, West and North West Romanian regions. Basically, the study is constructed so, that it will provide a list of the main strengths and weaknesses of Center, West and North West regions, that would influence a foreign investor to choose the proper location for a future investment when developing his strategy.

  12. Cigarette consumption among foreign tourists in Thailand.

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    Termsirikulchai, Lakkhana; Kengganpanich, Mondha; Benjakul, Sarunya; Kengganpanich, Tharadol

    2012-06-01

    To explore the cigarette consumption among foreign tourists in Thailand. The data in this cross-sectional survey is collected by interviewing 655 foreign tourist smokers with questionnaires in congested areas including Suvarnabhum International Airport, Khao San Road, shopping centers and tourist attraction sites. The data was collected in October, 2010, analyzed by descriptive statistic and the crude magnitude of cigarette consumption was calculated. The findings indicated that 62.9% of tourists were male and 58.9% were from European countries and 22.7% were from Asian countries. 59.2% smoked cigarettes sold in Thailand and were taxed legally. In that amount, 55.7% smoked imported cigarettes and only 3.5% smoked Thai cigarettes. 40.8% had brought cigarettes from their countries or bought cigarettes from Duty Free shops with the amount allowed by Thai law. The top 2 popular brands were Marlboro and L&M. The main reason why they bought imported cigarettes in Thailand was that the price was cheaper or the same when compared with that in their countries. The cigarette consumption share crudely calculated was around 8.90 million packs. Foreign tourists smoked imported cigarettes distributed in Thailand and cigarettes brought from abroad. So, Free Trade Agreement in bilateral level or multilateral level need to be reviewed and should separate cigarettes from other goods. The tax barrier excise tax measure and permission law of carrying in 200 sticks should be reviewed in order to control cigarette consumption effectively.

  13. The Impact of Employment of Foreign Workers: Local Employability and Trade Union Roles in Malaysia

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    Ramesh Kumar Moona Haji Mohamed

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The issue of foreign workers has received increase media and national attention. However, to date there has been limited research on the nature and consequences of employment of foreign workers in Malaysia. Introduction of significant changes in recruitment phenomenon has ended in painful and traumatic atmosphere which barely acceptable by local workforce in Malaysia. This conceptual paper can be derived from the field of industrial relations which play a significant role in employment of foreign workers. The article reports on the preliminary findings on employment status of local workforce and trade union rights affected by employment of foreign workers. In addition, the research makes a number of recommendations, including the need for further development on reducing the employment of foreign workers and more refined targeting of vulnerable foreign workers linked with labor legislations.

  14. Fragmatome lifting: surgical option for intraocular lens and foreign body removal.

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    Jorge, Rodrigo; Siqueira, Rubens C; Cardillo, José A; Costa, Rogério A

    2005-01-01

    A new technique for intraocular lens (IOL) and foreign body removal using the fragmatome is described. Removal of the formed vitreous, including cortical vitreous, was performed using a conventional vitrectomy probe. The fragmatome tip was placed on the center of the anterior surface of both the IOL optics and the foreign bodies, and active 250 mm Hg vacuum suction was applied. IOLs and foreign bodies were easily held and manipulated after being aspirated into the fragmatome tip, avoiding the use of a forceps or other grasping instrument that may damage the retina. Fragmatome lifting is a reasonable treatment option for IOL and nonmagnetic foreign body removal.

  15. Education Industry, Spring 2008

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    2008-01-01

    Homeschooling in the United States: 2003 Statistical Analysis Report indicates that just over 85% of parents chose this option because of concerns...Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Homeschooling in the U.S.,” p. 6. 38 National Center for Educational Statistics, “ Homeschooling in the...Cafarelli, Deborah A. Homeschooling in the U.S. Unpublished manuscript, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, AY 2006-2007. Central Intelligence Agency

  16. 中国入境旅游重心演变与省域空间分异规律%Evolution of the gravity center and spatial differentiation among the provinces of the inbound tourism industry in China

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    赵安周; 白凯; 卫海燕

    2011-01-01

    The gravity model,spatial statistical techniques and GIS technology were used to analyze spatial movement of gravity center and spatial differentiation among the provinces about the inbound tourism industry from 1995 to 2009.The results showed:(1) Inbound tourism gravity center of China moves to the southeast in 1995—2000,and it moves to the northeast in 2000—2009;(2) From the global spatial variation,the development level of inbound tourism in different provinces is positive correlated in spatial,the high-value provinces adjacent to other high ones,low-value provinces adjacent to the low ones;(3) From the local Moran,the international tourism revenue of the provinces exists the correlation and heterogeneity in spatial,the level of inbound tourism industry in eastern coastal provinces is better than that in the western provinces.%运用重心模型、空间相关分析和GIS等技术,选取1995—2009年31个省区的面板数据,分析了我国入境旅游重心的空间移动和不同省区入境旅游发展的空间分异.结果表明:(1)1995—2000年,中国入境旅游重心呈现东偏南移动的趋势,2000—2009年呈现东偏北移动趋势;(2)从全局空间分异上来看,各省区入境旅游发展表现出空间集聚性,国际旅游收入较高的省区在空间上趋于相邻,国际旅游收入较低的省区在空间上趋于相邻;(3)就局部Moran指数来看,我国各省区国际旅游收入之间存在一定的空间相关性和异质性,入境旅游

  17. New Farmland Occupation Tax Allows No Foreign Companies Exempted

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    James H.Zhao

    2008-01-01

    @@ Farmland occupation tax that went into effect as early as in 1987 iS found incompatible with the new situation as a result of Chinese rapid economic growth.A lower tax rate of farmland occupied for either textile production or and any industrial production for the good of foreign investors finishes with the start of the new year.All domestic and foreign companies are in the list of tax payers with the new Interim Regulations.The source from the State Administration of Taxation reveals the details in an interview.

  18. The Escalating of Numbers of Foreign Workers in Construction Site

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is evaluating the factors effecting the increasing in the numbers of foreign workers on site. A critical review of the literature was abstract because of the Malaysian economics is booming and the characteristics of the construction industry itself make the foreigners comfortable works on site. This paper discusses the results from the conducted questionnaire survey among the contractors in Selangor. Based on the average index, there are several factors identified by the respondents such as shortage of manpower, reluctant of local labour, project increased the demand for labour and accelerating economic development. This factor will improve the decision making process in recruiting labour on site.

  19. Firm Productivity and the Foreign-Market Entry Decision

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    Raff, Horst; Ryan, Michael; Stähler, Frank

    2008-01-01

    We use Japanese firm-level data to examine how a firm?s productivity affects its choice of foreign-market entry strategy. We study a sequence of decisions, starting with the choice between exporting and foreign direct investment (FDI). In the case of FDI, the firm faces two options: greenfield investment or merger and acquisition (M&A). If it selects greenfield investment, it has two ownership choices: whole ownership or a joint venture. Controlling for industry- and country-specific characte...

  20. 关于进一步做好利用外资工作的若干意见%Several Opinions of the State Council On Further Utilizing Foreign Capital

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Utilizing foreign capital is the important content in China's basic state policy of opening up to the outside world. China has positively been attracting foreign investment and promoted industrial upgrad-ing and technical progress since the opening up, with foreign-invested enterprises being the important component of the national economy. At present, Chinese advantage over utilizing foreign capital remains obvi-ous. For the purpose of raising the quality and level of utilizing foreign capital and better giving full play to utilizing foreign capital in boosting scientific innovation, industrial upgrading and regional coordinated and balanced development, the following opinions are hereby put forward:

  1. 15 CFR 1160.3 - Assistance to industrial technology partnerships.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Trade (Continued) TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PRODUCTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Promotion of Private Sector Industrial Technology Partnerships § 1160.3 Assistance to industrial... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Assistance to industrial...

  2. Long-term Target for Reform of Petroleum Industry

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    Kang Xinhao

    1995-01-01

    @@ The petroleum industry as a complete industry shall include the whole category of production and management such as up- and downstream industries, production,supply and sales, domestic and foreign trades according to the international convention. It possesses a strong internationol character and presents a situation of coexistence of monopoly and competition because of the influence of geoeconomy and geopolitics.

  3. Foreign Body Retrieval

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  4. Center for Creative Studies, Detroit

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    AIA Journal, 1976

    1976-01-01

    One of the ten buildings chosen to receive 1976 AIA honor awards, the arts center houses the departments of sculpture, painting, graphics, advertising art, photography, and industrial design. (Author/MLF)

  5. Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC) at PNNL brings together industry-leading software, real-time grid data, and advanced computation into a fully...

  6. Center for Creative Studies, Detroit

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    AIA Journal, 1976

    1976-01-01

    One of the ten buildings chosen to receive 1976 AIA honor awards, the arts center houses the departments of sculpture, painting, graphics, advertising art, photography, and industrial design. (Author/MLF)

  7. Graphics Display of Foreign Scripts.

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    Abercrombie, John R.

    1987-01-01

    Describes Graphics Project for Foreign Language Learning at the University of Pennsylvania, which has developed ways of displaying foreign scripts on microcomputers. Character design on computer screens is explained; software for graphics, printing, and language instruction is discussed; and a text editor is described that corrects optically…

  8. Foreign Banks: Trends and Impact

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    Claessens, S.; van Horen, N.

    2014-01-01

    Over the past two decades, foreign banks have become much more important in domestic financial intermediation, heightening the need to understand their behavior. We introduce a new, comprehensive database, made publicly available, on bank ownership (including the home country of foreign banks) for 5

  9. Foreign workers in South Korea

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In today’s global age many people cross national borders in search of better work and more wages. According to IOM, more than 100 000 000 workers leave their homeland and migrate to another country for this reason. Europe and North America have already experienced increase in foreign labor for many decades but nowadays, it is very common to see foreign laborers in Asian countries. As the number of foreign laborers rapidly increased, however, so did many social problems in relation to these workers. No country is safe from or immune to such social problems in regards to the foreign workers especially with a much easier and more efficient transportation system. In case of South Korea, the history of foreign labor may not be as long as other nations but as of 2007, it boasts of more than 250 000 foreign laborers and is thus facing just as many social problems as well. In order to investigate such social issues, this article explores the history of foreign laborers and their current situation in South Korea. Furthermore, this artticle examines both internal and external factors which may have caused exponential growth of foreign labor market in South Korea in the past decade.

  10. Designing Thought of Green Demonstration Building of Zhengzhou Energy-saving and Environmental Protection Industry Incubation Center%郑州节能环保产业孵化中心绿色示范楼设计思路

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    贺栋; 韦峰

    2015-01-01

    在建筑能耗与污染严重的现今社会,建筑设计仅仅从使用功能、形体美学等方面考虑是不够全面的。绿色建筑作为适应当今社会趋势的建筑形式备受人们瞩目。本文以郑州节能环保产业孵化中心绿色示范楼的绿色设计理念和建筑形态成因为对象,对其进行评论。%In the present society with high energy consumption and serious pollution,the buildings cannot only be considered from the aspects of function and aesthetics, which is not comprehensive enough. Green building, as an ar⁃chitectural form adapting to the trend in today's society has been paid much attention to. Taking the green demonstra⁃tion building of Zhengzhou energy-saving and environmental protection industry incubator center as the reasearch ob⁃ject,the article discussed its design concept and architectural form causes.

  11. Training Centers for Onsite Wastewater Treatment

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    Onsite wastewater training centers offer classes, demonstration projects and research facilities for onsite industry professionals. Classes include wastewater management, new technologies and pre-licensing.

  12. Industry Employment

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    Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This article illustrates projected employment change by industry and industry sector over 2010-20 decade. Workers are grouped into an industry according to the type of good produced or service provided by the establishment for which they work. Industry employment projections are shown in terms of numeric change (growth or decline in the total…

  13. Foreign language didactics: Identity questions

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The efforts to emancipate foreign language didactics have been an ongoingand non-linear process launched in our country in the 50s of the previous century.Its key aspects may be presented as foreign language didactics identity questions.These include explicit delineation of the object and methodology of foreign languagedidactics on the basis of developmental analysis, current state of knowledge andtrends/approaches to the discipline. The issues related to the full-fledged scientificstatus of foreign language didactics are discussed both on a domain-general level(questions relevant for the whole field of subject didactics and on a domain-specificlevel (foreign language didactics specific questions.

  14. Researches on Foreign Language Learning Anxiety

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    吴均霞

    2013-01-01

      Foreign language anxiety is one of the factors of affecting foreign language achievement. It is negatively associated with language skill learning. This article will show some researches on foreign language anxiety from certain aspects.

  15. International Water Center

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    The urban district of Nancy and the Town of Nancy, France, have taken the initiative of creating an International Center of Water (Centre International de l'Eau à Nancy—NAN.C.I.E.) in association with two universities, six engineering colleges, the Research Centers of Nancy, the Rhine-Meuse Basin Agency, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The aim of this center is to promote research and technology transfer in the areas of water and sanitation. In 1985 it will initiate a research program drawing on the experience of 350 researchers and engineers of various disciplines who have already been assigned to research in these fields. The research themes, the majority of which will be multidisciplinary, concern aspects of hygiene and health, the engineering of industrial processes, water resources, and the environment and agriculture. A specialist training program offering five types of training aimed at university graduates, graduates of engineering colleges, or experts, will start in October 1984.

  16. 中印外贸依存度及其行业结构解析的比较--全球价值链中的国内增加值视角%Research on Foreign Trade Dependence and Industrial Structure of China and India---An Domestic Trade Value Added Perspective in Global Value Chains

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    郑国姣; 杨来科

    2016-01-01

    在全球生产网络和国际分工日益深化的背景下,按出口贸易国内增加值核算可解决“统计幻象”问题,能更真实地反映出口对经济增长的贡献及拉动程度。从全球价值链的国内增加值视角,利用WIOD数据库考察基于出口贸易国内增加值的中印外贸依存度,并对其进行行业结构解析。结果表明:中国外贸依存度总体呈上升趋势,印度外贸依存度呈先上升后下降趋势,两者计算结果均低于传统外贸依存度测算的结果。增加值比例效应对中印外贸依存度的影响效应为负,说明中印参与全球价值链分工的强度不断增大。中印均由主要出口劳动密集型产品向资本技术密集型产品转变,且印度的互联网、软件开发等生产性服务业的出口竞争力明显大于中国。%In the context of international division of labor and deepening of the global production value chain,the domestic trade value added statistics can settle the“double accounting”issue. From the perspec-tive of domestic trade value added,this paper proposes a new method to calculate the foreign trade dependence of China and India by the WIOD database. And then we decompose its influential factors by industrial struc-ture decomposition analysis. The result shows that from 1995 to 2009,the foreign trade dependence in China takes on a upward trend,while it declines after a rise in India. Both results of China and India are lower than that calculated by traditional formula. The Vax ratio effect is negative in China and India,which shows the in-creasing intensity of their participation in the global value chains. Both China and India have stimulated the foreign trade dependence by turning labor-intensive products to technology-intensive and capital-intensive prod-ucts respectively. Besides,the competitiveness of India's Internet and related services,software and IT serv-ices is stronger than China's.

  17. Effects and Implications for Adoption of Brokerage System in Korea's Foreign Exchange Market

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    Yunjong Wang

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Since January 1st 1999, the South Korean government has begun to establish the understructure of the foreign exchange market in order to achieve the liberalization of foreign exchange. As one of the plans, the trade of foreign exchange which was under the monopolized mediation of the capital medium of financial settlement center will be in the charge of several commercial brokers. In the developed countries, the foreign exchange & stock system and the liberalization of foreign exchange are both widely used in a flexible way. So it is predicted that the introduction of commercial foreign exchange & stock system will bring positive effect to the enhancement of the market efficiency and the function of price both in South Korean market and overseas market, the foster of competitive power of the domestic broker and the improvement of the understructure of domestic foreign exchange market. But more importantly is that the foreign exchange market must expand the scale of its participator, bring in various relevant foreign exchange products and develop the bond market which has a close relationship with the foreign exchange market for further development.

  18. Chalenges and opportunities brought by foreign direct investments in Brazil

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    Eveline Barbosa Silva Carvalho

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the challenges and opportunities brought by foreign direct investment in general and in Brazil particularly. The study is based on literature review and statistical data show that foreign direct investments have important effects on the business environment of the host country as they bring productivity improvement, formal employment and income generation, increase on the export level, establishment of firms with high innovation standards and the capacity to improve the quality of national products, with some degree of technology diffusion, increases in the network of suppliers and possible buyers, and the introduction of new strategies of business management, logistics as well as other ways of modernizing industrial structures. It concludes that the major benefits from foreign direct investments are the change on local companies strategies. The study also shows that investments are concentrated on most developed areas and that there is no specific strategy for investment attraction to the less economically favored areas of Brazil.

  19. The place of foreign direct investment in the global economy

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    Tomasz Gutowski

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Foreign direct investment (FDI plays an extraordinary and growing role in global business. It can provide a firm with new markets and marketing channels, cheaper production facilities, access to new technology, products, skills and financing. For a host country or the foreign firm which receives the investment, it can provide a source of new technologies, capital, processes, products, organizational technologies and management skills and as such can provide a strong impetus to economic development. The sea change in trade and investment policies and the regulatory environment globally in the past decade, including trade policy and tariff liberalization, easing of restrictions on foreign investment and acquisition in many nations, and the deregulation and privitazation of many industries, has probably been been the most significant catalyst for FDI’s expanded role.

  20. Foreign oil companies weathering Peru's political crisis

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    1992-07-06

    This paper reports that foreign oil companies are weathering Peru's political crisis, and the outlook for increased foreign participation in Peru's petroleum sector remains promising. There has been improvement in the political turmoil and soured international relations that followed President Alberto Fujimori's Apr. 5 suspension of Peru's Congress, charging political corruption and attempts to block his fiscal reforms. But there are fresh concerns over an increase in terrorism aimed at oil industry facilities by antigovernment guerrilla groups in Peru. Meanwhile, state-owned oil company Petroleos del Peru (Petroperu) continues efforts to sell assets as part of Fujimori's mandated privatization program. And foreign companies continue to grapple with uncertainty and bureaucratic red tape in chasing investment opportunities in Peru's beleaguered but opening petroleum sector.

  1. CHALENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES BROUGHT BY FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS IN BRAZIL

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    EVELINE BARBOSA

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the challenges and opportunities brought by foreign directinvestment in general and in Brazil particularly. The study is based on literature review andstatistical data show that foreign direct investments have important effects on the businessenvironment of the host country as they bring productivity improvement, formal employmentand income generation, increase on the export level, establishment of firms with highinnovation standards and the capacity to improve the quality of national products, with somedegree of technology diffusion, increases in the network of suppliers and possible buyers, andthe introduction of new strategies of business management, logistics as well as other ways ofmodernizing industrial structures. It concludes that the major benefits from foreign directinvestments are the change on local companies strategies. The study also shows thatinvestments are concentrated on most developed areas and that there is no specific strategy forinvestment attraction to the less economically favored areas of Brazil

  2. Business as Means of Foreign Policy or Politics as Means of Production?

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    Reckendrees, Alfred

    2013-01-01

    and to use them efficiently building up an industrial empire that comprehended the German, Polish, and Austrian iron and steel industry. The interplay of German foreign policy and private business activities in the inter-war years is analyzed as an agency problem in a specific “public-private partnership...

  3. 78 FR 10655 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Order Approving a...

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    2013-02-14

    ... COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Order Approving a...) February 8, 2013. I. Introduction On December 20, 2012, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc... Equity Securities.\\5\\ FINRA may impose a ``Foreign Regulatory Halt'' when a foreign securities...

  4. Industrial Chain: Industrial Vertical Definition

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    YifeiDu; GuojunJiang; ShimingLi

    2004-01-01

    Like value chain and supply chain, “industrial chain” becomes the focus of attention. The implication of “industrial chain” has gained a large range of extension. It not only expresses the industrial “chain” structure and relationship of “back and forward”in order or “up and down” in direction, but also it represents a cluster of large scale of firms in an area or colony. It is a network, or a community. Consequently, we conclude that “industrial chain” is a synthesis of industrial chain, industrial cluster, or industrial network.In this article, firstly we will distinguish industry chain from industry. An industry is the collection of firms that have the same attribute, so an industry can be defined by firm collection of certain attribute. We indicate that industrial chain is a kind of vertical and orderly industrial link. It is defined according to a series of specific product or service created. Secondly we analyze the vertical orderly defiinition process from the aspects of social division of labor and requirement division, self-organization system, and value analysis.Non-symmetry and depending on system or community of large scale of industrial units lead to entire industry to “orderly” structure. On the other hand, the draught of diversity and complexity of requirement simultaneously lead to entire industry to be more “orderly”. Along with processes of self-organization, industrial will appi'oach the state of more orderly and steady, and constantly make industrial chain upgrade. Each firm or unit, who will gain the value, has to establish channels of value, which we called “industrial value chain”. Lastly,we discuss the consequence of vertical and orderly definition, which is exhibited by a certain relationship body. The typical forms of industrial chain include industrial cluster, strategy alliance and vertical integration etc.

  5. Directory of Manufacturing Research Centers

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    1989-06-01

    L. Lehn P. Klinefelter A DoD Information Analysis Center UNCLASSIFIED ECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF THIS PAGE REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE a. REPORT...in R&D, industrial innovation case histories , and managing innovation. Industry recognizes that research and development are indispensable to the

  6. KOBİ’lerde Girişimcilik Değerleri ve Dış Ticaret Faaliyetleri Arasındaki İlişki: Sanayi İşletmeleri Örneği - The Relationship Between The Values Of Entrepreneurship And Foreign Trade Activities In SME’s: The Case Of Industrial Enterprises

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, SME’s and entrepreneurs have important roles in the national and international economy in terms of countries. SME’s and entrepreneurs have several advantages in competitive market economy. These advantages are adapting increasing competition, gaining knowledge of market and production, undertaking the risks that may occur, adapting quickly to innovations in the organization. In this study, it is analyzed relationship between SME’s entrepreneurship values and foreign trade activities. It has been included to study that foreign trade firms in Ankara, Istanbul, Adana, Mersin, Bursa and Kocaeli in order to evaluate their views of foreign trade activities and determine relationship between entrepreneurship and foreign trade. In the scope of the research, it is used primary data that belong to 180 SMEs. The empirical result of research shows that there are positive relationship between entrepreneurship values and foreign trade.

  7. Joint Battery Industry Sector Study.

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    1994-08-31

    sonobuoy applications. Most of the export sales are3 for foreign military applications in the following countries: Israel, Germany, France, India ...American Industry Lithium R&D Players I i 103 I I I I I Dowry Batteres Maxell Corporation of Wilson Greathah Limited Delco Remy Med__onics Inc. W._R...Magnavox ____________3 Rayovac Spartan 3 Table 8-24. North American Magnesium R&D Players 1 3 127 I I India Central Electrochemical Research Institute Japan

  8. Burgeoning China Offshore Oil Industry

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    Luo Ming; Hou Xiaoying; Xiao Yang

    1996-01-01

    @@ Despite its late inception, China's offshore oil industry has been growing rapidly over the past ten years and has become a new division of the energy sector boasting constant, swift and highly-effective development. Before foreign cooperation was introduced, offshore crude production was only about 100 000 tons per year. In 1996,the total production will surpass 10 million tons, indicating promising prospects for further progress in the future.

  9. Survey of foreign graduate students

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    Bell, Peter M.

    In the 1983 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Graduate Student Survey, the issue of foreign versus national students in U.S. graduate programs was explored. In the past decade, the number of entering graduate students from foreign nations in American universities has risen from about 600 to about 1100, an increase from 23% in 1973 to 40% in 1983 of all entering physics graduate students in the United States. There are more than 10,000 graduate students in physics in the United StatesThe benefits, or lack thereof, of having foreign graduate students raises a number of philosophical points. Like all students, foreign students learn from academic programs; but at high competitive levels, they contribute as well. The essence of growth in any academic program is described by the creativity supplied by ever incoming students. In an academically competitive system the question of foreign students displacing U.S. students in graduate programs has no definition. On the other hand, what about the graduate job market after graduation? Some would point to the return of foreign graduates to their homeland as an example of U.S. education efforts not benefitting U.S. society, at least directly. Others worry about foreign graduates flooding the U.S. job market.

  10. 78 FR 54234 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26-Atlanta, Georgia, Authorization of Production Activity PBR, Inc. d/b/a...

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    2013-09-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 26--Atlanta, Georgia, Authorization of Production Activity PBR, Inc. d/b/a SKAPS Industries (Polypropylene Geotextiles), Athens, Georgia On April 8,...

  11. Foreign body ingestion in Turkish children.

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    Aydoğdu, Sema; Arikan, Ciğdem; Cakir, Murat; Baran, Maşallah; Yüksekkaya, Hasan Ali; Saz, Ulaş Eylem; Arslan, Mehmet Tayyip

    2009-01-01

    Foreign body ingestion (FBI) is a common problem in the pediatric population. Even though morbidity and mortality due to foreign body ingestion are rare in childhood, they may cause serious anxiety in parents. We aimed to analyze the clinical presentation, etiology and management strategy of FBI in children in our country. Records of children admitting with a history of FBI over a three-year period were reviewed retrospectively. Data regarding gender, age, type of the ingested body, management strategy and outcome of the patients were recorded. Of 176 children, 98 (55.6%) were male. Mean age +/- SD of the patients was 3.75 +/- 4.25 years, and most of the patients were below four years of age (71.5%). Most of the children (64.7%) were seen within 48 hours, and most were asymptomatic. Blue beads attached to a safety pin (a cultural good luck charm) (38.6%), coins (27.8%) and turban pins (18.1%) were the most commonly observed foreign bodies. The blue beads/safety pin were found to be ingested primarily by infants, while ingestion of turban pins was mostly seen in adolescent girls who covered their heads. Localization of the foreign bodies was in the distal small intestine, stomach and esophagus in 61.4%, 23.8% and 14.7% of the cases, respectively. Sixty-nine endoscopic interventions were performed in 61 patients (34.6%), and these accounted for 7.3% of all endoscopic interventions during the three-year period. No major complication was observed during the procedure, and none of the patients underwent surgery. The frequently used accessory devices were retrieval net basket (57.9%), snare for pins (17.3%), tripod forceps and rat-tooth forceps. The blue beads/safety pin and turban pin were the commonly ingested foreign bodies in our center due to cultural factors. Education of the parents and of adolescent girls should greatly reduce the incidence of FBI. Endoscopic removal is safe without any major complications.

  12. Pragmatics and Foreign Language Teaching

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    LI Fei-fei

    2013-01-01

    Pragmatics has gotten more and more attention since its decades’long history. As a branch of studying linguistics, the studying of pragmatics is focusing on how to understanding and using language in special context, and to achieve the purpose that using foreign language to communicate. Pragmatics makes a new road to solve this problem. This paper is focusing on the rela-tionship between pragmatics and foreign language teaching, the using and the enlightenment. Then we can get more methods to improve the foreign language teaching.

  13. Pragmatics and Foreign Language Teaching

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    李建英

    2014-01-01

    pragmatics has gotten more and more attention since its decades’ long history.As a branch of studying linguistics, the studying of Pragmatics is focusing on how to understanding and using language in special context, and to achieve the purpose that using foreign language to communicate.Pragmatics makes a new road to solve this problem.This paper is focusing on the relationship between pragmatics and foreign language teaching, the using and the enlightenment.Then we can get more methods to improve the foreign language teaching.

  14. Uncommon, undeclared oesophageal foreign bodies.

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    Akenroye, M I; Osukoya, A T

    2012-01-01

    We report two cases of unusual and undeclared oesophageal foreign bodies. A small double-rounded calabash or bottle gourd Lagenaria siceraria, stuffed with traditional medicine designed to acquire spiritual power. A whole tricotyledonous kola nut Cola nitida also designed to make medicine to gain love from a woman after passing it out in stool. Each case presented with a sudden onset of total dysphagia and history of ingestion of foreign bodies was not volunteered by any despite direct questioning. Plain radiograph of the neck and chest in either case did not reveal presence of foreign body. Both were successfully removed through rigid oesophagoscopy.

  15. Carolinas Energy Career Center

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    Classens, Anver; Hooper, Dick; Johnson, Bruce

    2013-03-31

    Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), located in Charlotte, North Carolina, established the Carolinas Energy Career Center (Center) - a comprehensive training entity to meet the dynamic needs of the Charlotte region's energy workforce. The Center provides training for high-demand careers in both conventional energy (fossil) and renewable energy (nuclear and solar technologies/energy efficiency). CPCC completed four tasks that will position the Center as a leading resource for energy career training in the Southeast: • Development and Pilot of a New Advanced Welding Curriculum, • Program Enhancement of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Technology, • Student Support through implementation of a model targeted toward Energy and STEM Careers to support student learning, • Project Management and Reporting. As a result of DOE funding support, CPCC achieved the following outcomes: • Increased capacity to serve and train students in emerging energy industry careers; • Developed new courses and curricula to support emerging energy industry careers; • Established new training/laboratory resources; • Generated a pool of highly qualified, technically skilled workers to support the growing energy industry sector.

  16. Research and Application of Dynamic Reliability Centered Maintenance for Process Industry%过程工业动态的以可靠性为中心的维修研究及应用

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    王庆锋; 高金吉

    2012-01-01

    针对过程工业设备类型、结构、运行和维护特点,研究过程工业以可靠性为中心的维修评估技术,开发集风险评估、状态监测、绩效审查、专业管理、档案管理为一体的动态的以可靠性为中心的维修决策系统.利用风险评估技术确定设备优先维护等级、优化维修内容、确定最佳维修时间指导设备维护和维修决策;状态监测用于故障诊断与预测确定设备预知性维修任务;绩效指标用于量化关键部件故障频率和故障后果,确定关键部件的最佳维修周期进而量化设备动态风险、确定预防性维修任务内容;专业管理是维修决策和维修内容的执行环节.开发的系统应用于中国石油某炼油厂,实现以信息为重要资源,以设备健康状态为依据,基于风险量化指标决策和设备量化风险动态管理,提高维修决策水平,确保了设备运行的安全性、可靠性和可用性.%According to the type, structure, operating and maintenance characteristic difference of process industry equipment, the evaluation technology of Reliability Centered Maintenance for Process Industry is studied. A kind of dynamic Reliability Centered Maintenance decision-making system which integrated risk evaluation, condition monitoring, performance check, professional management, archive management together is developed, which is based on information as main resources and health condition monitoring as the decision-making basis. Risk assessment technology is applied to form maintenance decision-making, such as to determine the priority maintenance level, to optimize maintenance content, and to determine the right maintenance time. Condition monitoring serves as a tool to diagnosis equipment fault and to predict fault development, and used to determine prediction maintenance tasks. Performance indicators used to quantify the frequency and fault consequences of key parts fault, to determine the optimal

  17. Excel Center

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    2008-01-01

    Citigroup,one of the World top 500 companies,has now settled in Excel Center,Financial Street. The opening ceremony of Excel Center and the entry ceremony of Citigroup in the center were held on March 31.Government leaders of Xicheng District,the Excel CEO and the heads of Asia-Pacific Region leaders of Citibank all participated in the ceremony.

  18. FOREIGN INVESTMENT INFLUENCE ON OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL IN JAPANESE FIRMS

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    Nistor Ioan Alin

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Corporate equity structure, whether is in a market-based system like US or a bank-based system like Japan is prone to changes due to foreign investment. Protection from outside investors varies greatly around these systems. Where protection is good, market-based systems flourish. These systems have certain advantages as they appear to foster innovation and to encourage the release of capital from declining industries. Bank-based systems may be better suited to established industries. These systems also help protect individuals from direct exposure to stock market risk. But, no matter the system, agency problems are inevitable. The paper looks at the past changes of the Japanese corporate ownership composition under the influence of foreign investment.

  19. Timing Foreign Exchange Markets

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    Samuel W. Malone

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available To improve short-horizon exchange rate forecasts, we employ foreign exchange market risk factors as fundamentals, and Bayesian treed Gaussian process (BTGP models to handle non-linear, time-varying relationships between these fundamentals and exchange rates. Forecasts from the BTGP model conditional on the carry and dollar factors dominate random walk forecasts on accuracy and economic criteria in the Meese-Rogoff setting. Superior market timing ability for large moves, more than directional accuracy, drives the BTGP’s success. We explain how, through a model averaging Monte Carlo scheme, the BTGP is able to simultaneously exploit smoothness and rough breaks in between-variable dynamics. Either feature in isolation is unable to consistently outperform benchmarks throughout the full span of time in our forecasting exercises. Trading strategies based on ex ante BTGP forecasts deliver the highest out-of-sample risk-adjusted returns for the median currency, as well as for both predictable, traded risk factors.

  20. Fighter Aircraft Foreign Military Sales: Industry Survival and National Power

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    1993-04-01

    Affairs in January 1990. With an expanded staff, this organization was supposed to break the licensing log-jam.2 9 However, Lockheed’s CEO, Daniel ...34Pentagon Clears Plan to Extend F-22 Development," Air Force Times, February 15, 1993, p. 25.24 Michael L. Dertouzos, Richard K. Lester, Robert M. Solow

  1. New Competition; Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Development in China

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    Liang, G

    2004-01-01

    textabstractGuoyong Liang is completing his Ph.D. in international business and works at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research interests include the theory of the multinational enterprise, business strategy, and business/government interaction. Before his Ph.D. study in the Netherlands, Guoyong Liang was a lecturer at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He was also a fellow at Shanghai Securities and Futures Institute. He has managerial exp...

  2. New Competition; Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Development in China

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    G. Liang

    2004-01-01

    textabstractGuoyong Liang is completing his Ph.D. in international business and works at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research interests include the theory of the multinational enterprise, business strategy, and business/government interaction. Before his Ph.D.

  3. Industrial Engineering

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    Karlsson, Christer

    2015-01-01

    Industrial engineering is a discipline that is concerned with increasing the effectiveness of (primarily) manufacturing and (occasionally).......Industrial engineering is a discipline that is concerned with increasing the effectiveness of (primarily) manufacturing and (occasionally)....

  4. China's Foreign Investment Develops Stably

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    2007-01-01

    @@ In 2006, with the promotion of economic globalization and the rapid development of Chinese economy, the foreign investment of Chinese companies got further accelerated and promoted the fast, coordinated, healthy development of national economy.

  5. Cuba's Revolutionary Foreign Policy Concept

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    Marcos Rodriguez Costa

    2006-01-01

    @@ At the invitation of Cui Liru, President of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Rodriguez Costa paid a visit to CICIR on November 13, 2006. Following are the contents of his speech in CICIR.

  6. Foreign body in the heart

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    LI Xin-min; ZHU Hong-yu; WANG Zhen-long; XU Zhao-hua

    2005-01-01

    @@ As an emergency, a foreign body in the heart should generally be removed as early as possible by surgical or non-surgical procedures in order to avoid any complications. Early treatment typically results in a better prognosis.

  7. Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed

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    Cukor J, Manno M. Pediatric respiratory emergencies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. ... 39. Thomas SH, Goodloe JM. Foreign bodies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. ...

  8. Foreign body in the nose

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    Cukor J, Manno M. Pediatric respiratory emergencies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. ... 168. Thomas SH, Goodloe JM. Foreign bodies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. ...

  9. First Changchun Foreigners Sports Meet

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    2010-01-01

    <正>The first Changchun Foreigners Sports Meet came to a successful close on June 3 after five days of fierce but friendly competition,in which participants showed that they attached great importance to participation and friendship.

  10. Research on the Nonlinear Effects of Technology Spillover from FDI on the High-Tech Industry in China: An Empirical Study Based on the Panel Data of Domestic Enterprises and Foreign Venture Enterprises on 13 Segmented Industries%FDI对我国高技术产业技术溢出的非线性效应——基于13个细分行业内资企业和外资企业面板数据的实证检验

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    金春雨; 王伟强

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we study the technology spillover effect of FDI on the high-tech industry in China based on the panel smooth transition regression model.The results show that there exist significant nonlinear relation between FDI and technology progress in high-tech industry, and human capital, technology gap and foreign capital all have a threshold effect on the technology spillover effect of FDI.With the improvement of human capital level, the adverse effect of FDI on technology progress in high-tech industry is gradually narrowing.However, with the expansion of technology gap and foreign capital, the promoting effects of FDI on technology progress in high-tech industry gradually decline.%外商直接投资主要通过人员流动效应、竞争效应和示范效应三种方式对内资企业生产率产生技术外溢,但实证研究并未取得一致结论.基于1996-2011年我国高技术产业13个细分行业的内资企业和外资企业面板数据,运用面板平滑迁移回归(PSTR)模型实证检验外商直接投资对我国高技术产业的技术溢出效应,发现外商直接投资与我国高技术产业技术进步之间有显著的非线性关系.人力资本、技术差距以及外资规模对FDI的技术溢出存在明显的"门槛效应".外商直接投资对我国高技术产业技术进步的促进作用,随人力资本水平提升而上升,但随技术差距扩大和外资规模扩张而逐步减小.

  11. Lessons from China’s automobile industry

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    刘世锦

    2009-01-01

    Two controversies have emerged in the development of China’s automobile industry.The first is the role of government approval in economy of scale,industrial concentration and redundant construction.Second is the role of foreign-funded companies in the growth of China’s automobile industry.Correct understanding of these matters offers a unique"intellectual asset"for approaching the institutional and policy matters of China’s automobile industry and other sectors.It also serves as guidance in the selection of growth patterns.

  12. Center for Dielectric Studies,

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    1984-05-01

    Industry representatives at Penn State to plan in more detail the structuring of the Center, and the qualifications and oonditions for Industrial ...composition: a slight weight gain was observed with the _ n,= ". tie Office of Naval Research under Contrut No. q0o0w4- PMN-2% MN composition. The sintered...0 #4 #4 #4 * .2 #4 .. -S o - S I~ N- * - S U. USa S USUOOOOOO 00000 U ~.* ~~23S~.S 30!!! a * 6 #4 #4 #4 ~ " 0 #4 ~ #4 #4 #4 #4 #4 #4 #4 S N * U - #4

  13. The Relation between Service Industry and Manufacturing Industry and the Comparative Research of Foreign Scholars--The Point of Views Based on Productivity and Economic Growth%国外关于服务业与制造业的关系与比较研究--基于生产率和增长视角

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    李蕊

    2014-01-01

    20世纪90年代以来,国外学术界着力从生产率和增长视角,运用多种方法或者多种理论,比较研究服务业与制造业之间的关系、生产率的行业差异和地区差异等一系列问题,发现二者之间存在相互溢出效应,其生产率整体趋同和个体差异同时存在,并日益呈现共生、互动、融合的发展趋势。相对而言,国内学者在研究方法和理论视角方面相对比较保守,大多选用既有方法或者只是在数据、模型方面有所创新,关注的问题也仅限于服务业生产率测算和外溢效应测量,因此需要进一步开拓研究思路,拓宽研究视野。%Started from the main lines of productivity and economic growth,the author reviews foreign scholars’research on the service sector and the manufacturing sector since 1990s. The author finds out that the service sector and the manufacturing sector becoming showed the tendency of symbiosis,interaction,fusion,while the productivities of the two sectors tend to general convergence and individual divergence at the same time,there exists spillover effects between the service sector and the manufacturing sector. Comparatively speaking,domestic scholars are very conservative in terms of theoretical perspectives and empirical methods;most of them choose the existing methods or only make innovation in data or model;issues they are paying attention to are limited in the measurement of productivity and spillover effect;so the domestic scholars should adopt more methods and broaden their research scope.

  14. Development and countermeasures of flower industry in Yunnan, China

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    2008-01-01

    Yunan has attracted great attention from the world for its ideal location, advantaged climatic condition, rich biological resources and cheap labor forces. All these advantaged conditions make Yunnan become one of the most potential places in the world for flower production and trade. In recent wars, more and more foreign companies from different countries have forestalled their facilities in Yunnan, joining in the development process of Yunnan floriculture industry. The flower industry in Yunnan Province started to develop towards the end of the 1980s. Flower was only planted one hectare output totaled 35,000 yuan, and the planting area of the flower had 17,000ha and the sales volume of the flowers had 6 billion yuan in 2006. Yunnan Province accounts for 50% of the nation's total cut flower production. Yunnan's. flower industry, has become Asia's largest fresh, cut flower production and export base and sprout breeding and production base. And it has stepped into one of the major flesh-cut flower production areas in the world and a modern flower trading center that is leading in China.

  15. Center for BioBased Binders and Pollution Reduction Technology

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    Thiel, Jerry [Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (United States)

    2013-07-01

    Funding will support the continuation of the Center for Advanced Bio-based Binders and Pollution Reduction Technology Center (CABB) in the development of bio-based polymers and emission reduction technologies for the metal casting industry. Since the formation of the center several new polymers based on agricultural materials have been developed. These new materials have show decreases in hazardous air pollutants, phenol and formaldehyde as much as 50 to 80% respectively. The polymers termed bio-polymers show a great potential to utilize current renewable agricultural resources to replace petroleum based products and reduce our dependence on importing of foreign oil. The agricultural technology has shown drastic reductions in the emission of hazardous air pollutants and volatile organic compounds and requires further development to maintain competitive costs and productivity. The project will also research new and improved inorganic binders that promise to eliminate hazardous emissions from foundry casting operations and allow for the beneficial reuse of the materials and avoiding the burdening of overcrowded landfills.

  16. Foreign Manufacturing Multinationals and the Transformation of the Chinese Econom,

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    Theodore H. Moran

    2011-01-01

    1 The argument in brief China became the world's largest destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), almost all of which is FDI in manufacturing and assembly, in 2003, before falling back into a solid second place. These FDI flows have revolutionized Chinas industrial base and shifted the composition of Chinese exports from low-skill intensive to high-skill intensive goods and services.

  17. Foreign Manufacturing Multinationals and the Transformation of the Chinese Economy

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    Theodore H. Moran

    2011-01-01

    @@ I.The argument in brief China became the world's largest destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), almost all of which is FDI in manufacturing and assembly, in 2003, before falling back into a solid second place.These FDI flows have revolutionized China's industrial base and shifted the composition of Chinese exports from low-skill intensive to high-skill intensive goods and services.

  18. Uranium Industry Annual, 1992

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    1993-10-28

    The Uranium Industry Annual provides current statistical data on the US uranium industry for the Congress, Federal and State agencies, the uranium and electric utility industries, and the public. The feature article, ``Decommissioning of US Conventional Uranium Production Centers,`` is included. Data on uranium raw materials activities including exploration activities and expenditures, resources and reserves, mine production of uranium, production of uranium concentrate, and industry employment are presented in Chapter 1. Data on uranium marketing activities including domestic uranium purchases, commitments by utilities, procurement arrangements, uranium imports under purchase contracts and exports, deliveries to enrichment suppliers, inventories, secondary market activities, utility market requirements, and uranium for sale by domestic suppliers are presented in Chapter 2.

  19. Acculturation and Media Use Among Foreign Students

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    Birol Gülnar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available People have contacted to other societies and cultures from ancient times for having better life conditions. Especially these movements increased after the industrial revolution. Rapidly progression area of communication, transportation and economy provides more frequently contact between members of different societies and cultures. People migrate from heritage culture to another society reasons for economy and education. These mobilities increased especially at the end of eighteenth century. Also EU, U.S.A. and different non-governmental organizations have attached very important student exchange programs reasons for developing intercultural communication and world peace. Communication scholars claim that mass communications help to immigrants and sojourners as a source of information about new societie’s rules, norms, language and etc. Mass communication can help as an enstrument that socialization and source of knowledge. This study examined acculturation and media using among Selçuk University foreign students. Data were collected via a survey from a group of foreign students which contained 288 persons. Research indicated that 84.7 % of participants have integration attitude which is one of the acculturation attitudes. Also it revealed that participants use host media more frequently and significantly from ethnic media. Additionally separation attitude and ethnic media using is significantly and positively related.

  20. Western view of the management of gastroesophageal foreign bodies.

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    Burgos, Aurora; Rábago, Luis; Triana, Paloma

    2016-05-10

    The best modality for foreign body removal has been the subject of much controversy over the years. We have read with great interest the recent article by Souza Aguiar Municipal Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, describing their experience with the management of esophageal foreign bodies in children. Non-endoscopic methods of removing foreign bodies (such as a Foley catheter guided or not by fluoroscopy) have been successfully used at this center. These methods could be an attractive option because of the following advantages: Shorter hospitalization time; easy to perform; no need for anesthesia; avoids esophagoscopy; and lower costs. However, the complications of these procedures can be severe and potentially fatal if not performed correctly, such as bronchoaspiration, perforation, and acute airway obstruction. In addition, it has some disadvantages, such as the inability to directly view the esophagus and the inability to always retrieve foreign bodies. Therefore, in Western countries clinical practice usually recommends endoscopic removal of foreign bodies under direct vision and with airway protection whenever possible.