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The Evolution of the ‘Japanese Production System’: Indigenous Influences and American Impact

Kazuo Wada and Takao Shiba

in Americanization and Its Limits: Reworking US Technology and Management in Post-war Europe and Japan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269044
eISBN:
9780191717123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269044.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the American impact on the evolution of the Japanese production system, focusing on the fabrication or assembly industries in which US management ideas and practices were most ... More


BENEFITS AND PERILS OF INSTABILITIES

Nasr M. Ghoniem and Daniel D. Walgraef

in Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials: Volume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II: Applications in Materials Design and Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298686
eISBN:
9780191720222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The chapter focuses on material instabilities. Topics discussed include the making and breaking of materials, thermo-chemical fabrication of new materials, thermo-mechanical fabrication of new ... More


Ewod Droplet Microfluidic Devices Using Printed Circuit Board Fabrication

Chang‐Jin ‘CJ’ Kim and Jian Gong

in Micro/Nano Technology Systems for Biomedical Applications: Microfluidics, Optics, and Surface Chemistry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199219698
eISBN:
9780191594229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219698.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

The handling of fluids as discrete packets is a promising notion in microscale, led by droplet-based (aka digital) microfluidics operated by the electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) actuation. While ... More


Responsible Conduct of Research

Adil E Shamoo and David B Resnik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Recent scandals and controversies—such as the falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism of data in federally funded science; the manipulation and distortion of research sponsored by private ... More


Conclusion: The Fabricated Cosmos and the Poetry of the Future

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses upon the ubiquitous theme of design and fabrication. Particular attention is devoted to the shield that Hephaistos designs for Achilles in book 18. Analysis explores the design ... More


The cognitive consequences of forced fabrication: Evidence from studies of eyewitness suggestibility

Quin M. Chrobak and Maria S. Zaragoza

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.03
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In laboratory studies of false memory development in normal populations, researchers have been studying a false memory phenomenon that we refer to as the ‘forced fabrication effect’. Unlike clinical ... More


SMART SENSOR SYSTEMS

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter is about sensors in general, and smart sensor systems in particular. Optical-fibre sensing and communication are also described. MEMS are introduced, which are miniaturized and smart ... More


Mergers, Diversification, and Large-Scale Special Steelmaking

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0076
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

As this chapter initially focuses on the division in steel manufacture between special steelmakers in Sheffield and the bulk producers in the northeast and South Wales and in other areas, it also ... More


Fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses some of the most common fabrication methods used for the realization of semiconductor nanostructures. Top-down and bottom-up approaches are distinguished. Among the latter, ... More


Sample Contacts

Jack W. Ekin

in Experimental Techniques for Low-Temperature Measurements: Cryostat Design, Material Properties and Superconductor Critical-Current Testing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198570547
eISBN:
9780191717710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570547.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

After designing an effective sample holder, the next step is making electrical contact directly to the test sample itself. If the contacts are resistive and there is significant Joule heating, sample ... More


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