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Technology and Public Policy: The Preconditions for the Retail Revolution

Frederick H. Abernathy and Anthony P. Volpe

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Frederick Abernathy and Anthony Volpe demonstrate the dual impact that technological innovations have had on retailing. Some innovations enable retailing by indirectly providing ... More


The Bar Code: A Micro-technical Force of Change

Andrew Deener

in The Problem with Feeding Cities: The Social Transformation of Infrastructure, Abundance, and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702919
eISBN:
9780226703107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702919.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains how digital technologies and information management tools transformed the movements of material objects and reshaped food distribution industries. By the 1970s, manufacturing ... More


Probably the Best Theory on Earth

Roy Livermore

in The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

The magnetic bar-code on the ocean floor provides convincing evidence of moving continents, yet, as with the discovery of the structure of DNA, few are convinced—at first. Drilling in the deep oceans ... More


Scanner Data and Price Indexes

Robert C. Feenstra and Matthew D. Shapiro (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226239651
eISBN:
9780226239668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239668.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Every time you buy a can of tuna or a new television, its bar code is scanned to record its price and other information. These “scanner data” offer a number of attractive features for economists and ... More


Similarity of Goods and Services

Ilanah Fhima and Dev S. Gangjee

in The Confusion Test in European Trade Mark Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199674336
eISBN:
9780191932830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674336.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

An action lies for likelihood of confusion where the parties’ goods are either identical or similar. Generally, it is relatively straightforward to ascertain whether goods or services are ... More


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