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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


Disruptive Technologies Driving Growth

Mahesh K. Joshi and J.R. Klein

in Global Business

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827481
eISBN:
9780191866388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827481.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, technologies have had a disruptive impact on business and society. The proliferations of technology-based start-ups in the last decade are significant ... More


Before Bioethics: A History of American Medical Ethics from the Colonial Period to the Bioethics Revolution

Robert Baker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199774111
eISBN:
9780199369508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774111.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book narrates the history of American medical ethics from its colonial origins to current bioethical controversies over abortion, AIDS, animal rights, and physician-assisted suicide. The book ... More


Disruptive Displays, 1968–1971

Benjamin Gross

in The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA's Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226519975
eISBN:
9780226540740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540740.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Contrary to the optimistic predictions presented at its 1968 press conference, RCA’s dynamic scattering LCD prototypes were not ready for the marketplace. Liquid crystal display fabrication remained ... More


Disruptive Technologies

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 9 describes potential disruptive technologies in the 21st century. It covers the expanding area of gene editing, also known as genome editing or CRISPR. It describes ‘wonder materials’ such ... More


Innovation Dilemmas: Examples

Yakov Ben-Haim

in The Dilemmas of Wonderland: Decisions in the Age of Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198822233
eISBN:
9780191861246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822233.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Innovation dilemmas come in myriad forms, arising from the human potential for discovery and invention. These innovations are attractive, and promise to be improvements. However, they are distilled ... More


Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The book is a general text that shows how materials can contribute to solving problems facing nations in the 21st century. It is illustrated with diverse applications and highlights the potential of ... More


Fuel cells

David Jollie

in Energy... beyond oil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209965
eISBN:
9780191917363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209965.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The vision of a world without oil or other fossil fuels is both surreal and at the same time seductive as a solution to current concerns over climate change and oil availability. It is also, to ... More


Closing reflections: the future is cooperation

John Child, David Faulkner, Stephen Tallman, and Linda Hsieh

in Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198814634
eISBN:
9780191852374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814634.003.0025
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In concluding the book, Chapter 25 argues that cooperation is becoming the preferred strategy for business and public organizations to adopt in the new economy. It is taking on new forms that are ... More


Catastrophic nuclear terrorism: a preventable peril

Gary Ackerman and William C. Potter

in Global Catastrophic Risks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570509
eISBN:
9780191918100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570509.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

One can conceive of at least three potentially catastrophic events involving the energy of the atom: a nuclear accident in which massive quantities of radiation inadvertently are released into the ... More


Drone journalism and aviation laws, systems, training, and tech trends

Cate Dowd

in Digital Journalism, Drones, and Automation: The Language and Abstractions behind the News

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190655860
eISBN:
9780190098445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655860.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The professional use of civilian drones involves training in air safety and law set by aviation authorities, like CASA, which modified its laws, licences, and procedures in 2016. By 2019 media ... More


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