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Basic Determinants of Reform Strategies

Johan F. M. Swinnen

in From Marx and Mao to the Market: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288915
eISBN:
9780191603518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288917.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the second part of the book, which focuses on the political economy of agricultural transition. It introduces the basic concepts to be used in the analysis: initial ... More


Epigraphy and Informatics: An Introduction

Silvio Panciera

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This brief chapter stresses the difference between the revolutionary possibilities of applying Information Technology to the Greek and Roman epigraphic record and its limited effects to date. It ... More


Conclusion: The Modernity of Myth

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion summarizes the manners in which the economic, aesthetic, psychological, and anthropological re-visions enabled precisely these three myths to be taken up as a mirror of the modern ... More


Statistics and Informatics in Molecular Cancer Research

Carsten Wiuf and Claus L. Andersen (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532872
eISBN:
9780191714467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532872.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Biostatistics

This book discusses novel advances in informatics and statistics in molecular cancer research. Through eight chapters it discusses specific topics in cancer research, talks about how the topics give ... More


Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Stephen Wilkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To what extent should parents be allowed to use selection technologies (such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis) to determine the characteristics of their children? And is there something morally ... More


Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Most of their history human beings have lived in comparatively small and close‐knit societies, with a primitive technology that allowed them to affect only their most immediate environment. Their ... More


New Technologies and Human Rights

Thérèse Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The first IVF baby was born in the 1970s. Less than twenty years later, cloning and GM food were popular talking-points, and information and communication technologies had transformed everyday life. ... More


The Evolution of New Markets

Paul Geroski

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248896
eISBN:
9780191596308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248893.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Sheds some light on how markets develop. In particular, it suggests that the ‘new economy’ is not much different from the ‘old economy’ and that in general, the early evolution of markets can ... More


The Policing Web

Jean-Paul Brodeur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740598
eISBN:
9780199866083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740598.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book seeks to give a comprehensive theory of policing. To set out the background for such a theory, the diverse types of agencies involved in policing, the history of policing, and the ... More


Intellectual Property Rights, Development, and Catch-Up: An International Comparative Study

Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199574759
eISBN:
9780191722660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574759.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Economic development involves a process of catching up with leading countries at the time. Catch‐up is never achieved by investment in physical assets alone: also needed are the learning of modern ... More


Superstars and Pyramids: Two Complementary Explanations for Changes in Top Earnings

A. B. Atkinson

in The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532438
eISBN:
9780191714559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter considers the explanation of top earnings that has received much recent attention: the superstar theory. Here, trade and technology have a clear role in expanding the reach of the most ... More


Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

William V. Rapp

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The focus of this book is on educating on the strategic principles fundamental to using information technology to gain market control. It provides case examples of how to use IT to enhance existing ... More


Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Huatong Sun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

A demanding challenge in cross-cultural design is how to make a usable technology meaningful to local users. This book examines the disconnect of action and meaning in cross-cultural design and ... More


Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

William Boothby

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199569946
eISBN:
9780191705250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569946.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book is about the law of armed conflict governing the use of weapons. It interprets these rules and discusses the factors influencing future developments in weapons law. After relating the ... More


Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities

Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253326
eISBN:
9780191698125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This book demonstrates the importance of the role of knowledge in firms and economies. The authors clarify the theoretical debates on the production and use of knowledge in organizations, and examine ... More


Telecommunications in Africa

Eli M. Noam (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Telecommunications is becoming an essential infrastructure in the global economy. The electronic flow of information around the world favors those nations that have invested in the technology to ... More


Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Stuart Macdonald

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Information is not taken seriously. Much is said about the information age, the information economy, the information society, and particularly about information technology, but little about ... More


Evolutionary Innovations: The Business of Biotechnology

Maureen McKelvey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297246
eISBN:
9780191685316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297246.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This book examines the initial commercial uses of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is one of the most modern, controversial and dynamic of the science-based technologies. It is not an object, ... More


Policy Networks in British Government

David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Policy is not made in the electoral arena or in the gladiatorial confrontations of Parliament, but in the netherworld of committees, civil servants, professions, and interest groups. This collection ... More


Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Maureen McKelvey and Magnus Holmén (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This book addresses the nature of industrial dynamics, structural change, and transformation in our time. The central focus is on the question of evolutionary processes and complex transformation in ... More


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