Download E-books Global Integration and Technology Transfer (World Bank Trade and Development Series) PDF

By Bernard Hoekman, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

The significance of foreign expertise diffusion (ITD) for monetary improvement can not often be overstated. either the purchase of know-how and its diffusion foster productiveness development. constructing international locations have lengthy sought to exploit either nationwide rules and overseas agreements to stimulate ITD. The 'correct' coverage intervention, if any, relies significantly upon the channels wherein expertise diffuses across the world and the quantitative results of some of the diffusion techniques on potency and productiveness development. nor is good understood. New applied sciences should be embodied in items and transferred via imports of latest sorts of differentiated items or capital items and kit, they are bought via publicity to international purchasers or international traders or they're obtained via arms-length alternate in highbrow estate, e.g., licensing contracts. 'Global Integration and expertise move' makes use of cross-country and company point panel info units to investigate how particular activities—exporting, uploading, FDI, joint ventures—impact on productiveness functionality.

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Download E-books Food Consumption and Disease Risk: Consumer-Pathogen Interactions (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition) PDF

The general public well-being impression of foodborne disorder in either the constructed and constructing international is excessive. Foodborne affliction is a huge explanation for affliction and a few infections may be deadly. With the increase of globalisation, developments in the direction of minimum processing, and alterations in meals intake styles, the nutrients undefined, nutrition defense firms, and public future health officers needs to coordinate their actions to watch the interactions among foodborne pathogens and meals shoppers. this crucial assortment experiences important matters within the dating among shoppers and foodborne micro organism, viruses and parasites, and surveys how interactions among microorganisms and their human hosts impression foodborne disease.

Part one considers components which bring up the chance of publicity to foodborne dangers, exploring concerns similar to the demographics of our altering inhabitants and traits in agricultural administration. half examines human host components which impact foodborne ailment. It contains chapters on non-specific host defences, immunity to foodborne pathogens and heightened susceptibility to foodborne illness because of underlying ailment or being pregnant. the ultimate a part of the ebook reports the mechanisms utilized by various pathogenic brokers to invade, avert, colonise and reproduce within the human host. Quantitative microbiological probability overview (QMRA), crucial for the safety of public healthiness, is usually covered.

With its distinct editor and foreign crew of individuals, foodstuff intake and affliction hazard: consumer-pathogen interactions might be a necessary reference for microbiologists, R&D and QA employees within the meals industry.

  • Considers elements that bring up the danger of publicity to foodborne hazards
  • Examines the human elements that impression disease
  • Distinguished editor and overseas workforce of contributors

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Download E-books Innovation and Technology of Women's Intimate Apparel PDF

By W. Yu, J. Fan, S-P. Ng and S. Harlock (Auth.)

The intimate clothing enterprise is present process significant technological switch. New size and layout concepts, mixed with cutting edge fabrics and creation tools, are reworking the diversity, caliber and functions of women's underwear. this significant ebook presents an authoritative overview of those developments

After an introductory bankruptcy at the proposal of physique attractiveness, a primary crew of chapters speak about options within the manufacture of brassieres, together with advancements in breast dimension and sizing, options in bra layout and enhancements in bra trend expertise. the next series of chapters studies key advancements in girdles. themes mentioned comprise ideas in girdle layout and use and learn at the physiological results of physique shapers. The e-book concludes by means of assessing advancements in intimate clothing with particular capabilities resembling activities bras, and innovation in knitted and seamless intimate apparel.

Innovation and expertise of women's intimate clothing is a regular reference for designers and engineers operating during this very important quarter of the cloth industry.

  • Reviews the technological and leading edge advancements of girls intimate apparel
  • Describes the learn ideas and clinical understandings of measurement, fabrics, trend and healthy to accomplish sensible and technical design
  • Written via best specialists within the field

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Download E-books The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (MIT Press) PDF

This pioneering e-book, first released in 1987, introduced the recent box of social reports of know-how. It brought a mode of inquiry--social building of expertise, or SCOT--that grew to become a key a part of the broader self-discipline of technological know-how and know-how experiences. The e-book helped the MIT Press form its STS record and encouraged the interior know-how sequence. The 13 essays within the ebook inform tales approximately such assorted applied sciences as thirteenth-century galleys, eighteenth-century cooking stoves, and twentieth-century missile platforms. Taken jointly, they verify the fruitfulness of an method of the research of expertise that provides equivalent weight to technical, social, fiscal, and political questions, they usually show the illuminating results of the combination of empirics and thought. The ways during this volume--collectively known as SCOT (after the volume's identify) have due to the fact that broadened their scope, and twenty-five years after the booklet of this e-book, it truly is tricky to consider a expertise that has no longer been studied from a SCOT point of view and very unlikely to think about a expertise that can't be studied that way.

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Download E-books Fulfilling the Promise of Technology Transfer: Fostering Innovation for the Benefit of Society PDF

By Kenichi Hatori, Koichi Hishida (auth.), Koichi Hishida (eds.)

Universities and examine institutes are more and more anticipated to give a contribution to society by way of developing innovation from the returns in their learn effects and the institution of recent applied sciences. towards that aim, Keio collage in Japan held a world symposium titled “Fulfilling the Promise of know-how move: Fostering Innovation for the good thing about Society.” From that symposium the subsequent contents are integrated within the current quantity: 1) A exhibit of principles and case reviews to advertise destiny construction of innovation via universities and learn institutes world wide, together with details at the R&D price chain, licensing, source of revenue iteration, start-ups and mechanisms to motivate entrepreneurship, and the altering function of universities in fostering innovation. 2) advent of energetic examine initiatives that target to productize profitable examine effects on a global point. for instance, the ebook comprises result of learn on stem mobilephone applied sciences and regenerative drugs in addition to the belief and alertness of polymer photonics and the advance of the center know-how of polymer photonics. three) Case reviews from the U.K. in constructing industry–academia collaboration with quite a few enterprise companions starting from start-ups and spinout businesses to massive corporations. four) stories of the achievements of the technological move actions at Keio college supported by means of the 5-year public fund, with feedback for destiny prospects.

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Download E-books Solid State Devices: A Quantum Physics Approach PDF

The alterations that have taken position in electronics are really excellent. it's tough to think that inside of a unmarried lifespan now we have come from the cat's­ whisker diode, through the thermionic valve, to the 256K random entry reminiscence and past. those advancements don't have occur with no an elevated realizing of the physics and expertise of the cast nation. even supposing the development from Planck's quantum postulate to unmarried chip digital structures inside 80 years has led to an elevated point of specialisation of the fields of information, stable nation however remains to be a cross-disciplinary topic. The layout and fabrication of sturdy country units contain huge components of chemistry, physics and fabrics technology. even though, books at the topic are typically written through experts in a single or different quarter. hence a physics-based textual content is probably going to have extra information on quantum idea than is critical for a technologist. equally, texts which pay attention to units and their functions often forget about the elemental heritage that is very important for a real knowing.

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