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  • Detailing The History Of Industrial Technology
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    web his book, Rockdale, Anthony F.C. Wallace explores the relationship between the products of technology and social organization. Wallace focuses his study on the fairly small village of Rockdale, an environment that is intended to reflect a significant part of the American industrial experience of the nineteenth century. Many parallels are drawn between the various members of the community, relating not only to their time and place, but the religious, intellectual, and organizational aspects o...
  • British Iron Steel Industry
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    Was the British entrepreneur the most important single reason for the relative decline of the British economy in the late nineteenth century Despite a continued growth of production and wealth in absolute terms, the economy of "the first industrial nation" began to decelerate after 1870, in comparison with that of her closest competitors. This so called "decline" was caused by a number of factors not merely one as the question suggests, indeed Supple's foreword (1) asks, "Are we to be concerned ...
  • Next Few Years Sears
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    Environmental Analysis of Sears Holdings There are several external factors that will impact Sears Holdings Corp. direction over the next ten years. These factors, which make up the external environment, include factors in the remote, industry, and operating environment. In the remote environment there are economic and technological factors that will impact Sears Holdings. Economic factors such as availability of credit, level of disposable income, and the willingness of people to spend will all...
  • O Lucent Technology's Sustainable Competitive Advantage
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    FACTS ABOUT LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.A. ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING 1. Demographic Variables United States of America: o According to the population estimates of the US Census Bureau as of July 1, 2004, the total population of the United States is 293,655,404 (A-1). o Age Distribution of the United States according to Census 2000 (A-2): Age Number Percentage Under 5 years 19,175,798 6.85 to 9 years 20,549,505 7.310 to 14 years 20,528,072 7.315 to 19 years 20,219,890 7.220 to 24 years 18,964,001 6.725...
  • Hank's World
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    Knowledge and Technology in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a complicated novel that fundamentally deals with the concept of the human experience. Hank Morgan is a nineteenth century mechanic who is transported back thirteen centuries to medieval Britain, during the time of King Arthur. After his initial shock, he becomes determined to 'civilize' Camelot by introducing modern industrial technology. At an initial look Twain seems to be favo...
  • San Francisco's Potential Multimedia Cluster
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    Competitive advantage is not created within a single firm alone. Efficiency in internal operations is essential but not necessarily sufficient to compete globally. Factors external to the business are increasingly important. Each firm is inherently part of a 'cluster' of activities made up of firms along the value chain as well as related and supporting organizations e.g. research and development, finance, worker skills, infrastructure. In general, clusters are geographic concentrations of inter...
  • Information Technology And Venture Capital Clusters
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    Cluster Intersections and the Evolution of the Bay Area Bioinformatics Cluster The recent establishment California-based bio informatics industry clusters is a logical consequence of the intersection of existing local Biotechnology, Information Technology and Venture Capital clusters. The very definition of Bioinformatics: "the science of managing and analyzing biological data using advanced computing techniques, 1" helps to illustrate the nature of this intersection. Research and development fo...
  • Rifkin's Pessimistic View On Technology
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    Jeremy Rifkin's 'The End of Work " Assignment #2 bySugumar Sivagnanam 233722 Sec. C Dominic Loz ada 228223 Sec. Mike McDonald Sec. C Presented forM.N. KiggunduBusiness 42.210 Individuals tend to develop a false sense of security concerning the certainty of their jobs. After working for an organization for fifteen or more years, it is difficult for them to understand that their employers may no longer need their service. Jeremy Rifkin wrote The End of Work in order to warn people about what he fo...
  • Multiethnic Colony Into A Cohesive Nation Singapores
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    Singapore. Even saying the word and some of the uninformed may still hold the belief that it is located "somewhere in China", knowing only where it is approximately. Yet this vibrant, newly industrialized city-state is in fact located close to the equator and is often overlooked on the world map; not surprising, considering it is only represented by a small dot in the South China Sea. Today, the island of Singapore has earned high acclaim for its rapid transformation from a humble trading post t...
  • Birth Of An Aircraft Industry In Indonesia
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    EVOLUTION AND HISTORY OF THE INDONESIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY I. INTRODUCTION The aircraft is a means of transportation which has a very important meaning for economic and defense development, especially realizing that Indonesia being an island-state with a geographical condition which is difficult to penetrate without adequate means of transportation. From the above mentioned condition, comes the thought that as an island-state Indonesia is in the position to have maritime and aviation industries. ...
  • Science With Technology
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    James Burke's video "Credit Where It's Due" does a great job of illustrating the social causes and effects leading up to the Industrial Revolution, but that is all it does. In fact, while watching this video, I had to frequently remind myself that this was part of a course called "History of Science", and not "History of English Society". Where's the science? Well, I now realize that there simply wasn't any, or at least not very much in 18th century England. These people were simply too busy mak...
  • Industrial Revolution
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    The Industrial Revolution In the second half of the eighteenth century, significant changes in the economy of Western Europe began to transform the region. Collectively the forces of change, which brought about a shift from an agrarian economy to one based on machine manufacture, are called the Industrial Revolution. One scholar, David Landes, has argued that the Industrial Revolution "changed man's life more than anything since the discovery of fire". For Landes, the Industrial Revolution was a...
  • Vital Role In Industrialization
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    American history experienced several life altering events, some with positive and several with negative outcomes. In the period of the 1870's to 1917 the country saw the status of America's rise to the "Industrial Giant". Some of the events that occurred were the expansion west, railroads, job opportunities, technology, and the rise of corporations. The westward expansion allowed farmers to get away from city life, the government, and to have the chance for a new life. This expansion permitted a...
  • Joint Venture Agreements With Foreign Technology Suppliers
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    Following the introduction of Doi Moi more than 10 years ago, Viet Nam opened its doors to foreign investment. It was expected that this would bring much needed capital, new knowledge, and new technologies. This has happened to an extent, but in recent years foreign investment has fallen, and this has been accompanied by a decline in the importation of technology. Broadly speaking, two approaches are taken to technology development. One is the technological development pushed by new discoveries ...
  • Andrea Electronics Corporation
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    Andrea Electronics Corporation was originally founded in 1934 as Andrea Radio Corporation. They were the leaders in radio production in the 1940's. They were one of the first television manufacturers in the country, and by the 1950's, they were known as the "Cadillac of televisions'. In 1960, the corporation went public and began trading on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol AND. Later on in the 60's, Andrea Corporation flew into space by providing the astronaut audio system for the Me...

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