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Managing Corporate Growth

Jordi Canals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

As economic growth in Western countries shows signs of fatigue, companies are battling hard to discover how to generate and sustain corporate growth. The restructuring and reengineering processes of ... More


Sylvester denumerant

J. L. Ramírez Alfonsín

in The Diophantine Frobenius Problem

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568209
eISBN:
9780191718229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568209.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

In 1857, while investigating the partition number function, J. J. Sylvester defined the function d(m; a1, . . . , an), called the denumerant, as the number of nonnegative integer representations of m ... More


PREDICATIVE EXPONENTIATION OF LOCALLY COMPACT FORMAL TOPOLOGIES OVER INDUCTIVELY GENERATED TOPOLOGIES

Maria Emilia Maietti

in From Sets and Types to Topology and Analysis: Towards practicable foundations for constructive mathematics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566519
eISBN:
9780191713927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566519.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Martin Hyland first classified the exponentiable locales as the locally compact ones. This chapter proves the counterpart of Hyland's result for inductively generated formal topologies. More ... More


Generating Functions

Oliver Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In the previous chapter, several conditions were given that could be used for testing transformations to see whether they were canonical or not. But no methods, other than trial and error, were given ... More


ALGORITHMIC THEORIES OF FINITELY GENERATED SOLUBLE GROUPS

John C. Lennox and Derek J. S. Robinson

in The Theory of Infinite Soluble Groups

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507284
eISBN:
9780191709326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507284.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter discusses the word, generalized word, and conjugacy problems; algorithmic problems for polycyclic groups; soluble minimax groups; finitely generated metabelian groups; and submodule ... More


NEW CONCEPTS AND METHODS—PRE-BAYESIAN ERA

Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee

in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525318
eISBN:
9780191711657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

After James Bernoulli, the main contributors to probability theory and its applications in the 18th century worked either to solve more intricate problems of games of chance (De Moivre), or to build ... More


RANDOM PLANAR GRAPHS AND THE NUMBER OF PLANAR GRAPHS

Marc Noy

in Combinatorics, Complexity, and Chance: A Tribute to Dominic Welsh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198571278
eISBN:
9780191718885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571278.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter surveys recent progress on the enumeration of labelled planar graphs and on the distribution of several parameters in random planar graphs. It shows how to use generating functions to ... More


Representing Response Times as Random Variables

R. Duncan Luce

in Response Times: Their Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195070019
eISBN:
9780199869879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195070019.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter begins with a discussion of the study of response times. Response times are treated as observations of a random variable. The mathematics of stochastic processes is then used to ... More


Crystals and p-adic Integration

Ben Brubaker, Daniel Bump, and Solomon Friedberg

in Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series: Type A Combinatorial Theory (AM-175)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150659
eISBN:
9781400838998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150659.003.0020
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter describes the properties of Kashiwara's crystal and its role in unipotent p-adic integrations related to Whittaker functions. In many cases, integrations of representation theoretic ... More


Blast Theory

M. Vidyasagar

in Hidden Markov Processes: Theory and Applications to Biology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133157
eISBN:
9781400850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133157.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter deals with BLAST theory. BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a widely used statistical method for finding similarities between sequences of symbols from finite alphabets. While ... More


British Liberal Internationalism, 1880-1930: Making Progress?

Casper Sylvest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079092
eISBN:
9781781703151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079092.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the development, character and legacy of the ideology of liberal internationalism in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Liberal internationalism provided a ... More


Statistical Inference in Nonparametric Frontier Models: Recent Developments and Perspectives

Léopold Simar Paul W. Wilson

in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195183528
eISBN:
9780199870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183528.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter recasts the parametric and statistical approach of Chapter 2, and the nonparametric and deterministic approach of Chapter 3 into a nonparametric and statistical approach. It presents in ... More


Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198574002
eISBN:
9780191724145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

We spend so much of our lives sleeping, yet its precise function is unclear, in spite of our increasing understanding of the processes generating and maintaining sleep. We now know that sleep can be ... More


Self-Generated Self-Defence

Fiona Leverick

in Killing in Self-Defence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199283460
eISBN:
9780191712654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283460.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the issue of how to deal with the accused who is some way at fault in generating the need to use self-defensive force. The most common example is the accused who starts a fight, ... More


Social Capital of Personnel Managers: Causes and Return of Position-Generated Networks and Participation in Voluntary Associations

Ray-May Hsung and Yi-Jr Lin

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0107
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the causes and return of social capital for 126 personnel managers in the export processing zones (EPZs) and one science park (SP) in Taiwan. It uses the data gathered ... More


Econometrics: Alchemy or Science?: Essays in Econometric Methodology

David F. Hendry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293545
eISBN:
9780191596391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293542.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This collection of published papers records the development of an approach to econometric modelling that has reached a highly successful stage. The methodology of modelling ‘observational data’, as ... More


Some economics of museums and galleries

Alan Peacock and Ilde Rizzo

in The Heritage Game: Economics, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213177
eISBN:
9780191707124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213177.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Economics tries not only to describe how enterprises and public institutions are run but also to explain why they act in particular ways. This is a necessary condition for being able to predict ... More


Integrating Geographies

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how changes in geography remade space in the Southwest, rendering the Colorado Plateau in many ways the center of the region's economic development. With the construction of ... More


Likelihood

David F. Hendry

in Dynamic Econometrics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283164
eISBN:
9780191596384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283164.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The likelihood function is the obverse of the data‐density function, and summaries thereof lead to maximum likelihood estimation. The first derivative of the log‐likelihood, the score, plays a ... More


The Structure of Simultaneous Equations Estimators

David F. Hendry

in Econometrics: Alchemy or Science?: Essays in Econometric Methodology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293545
eISBN:
9780191596391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293542.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Optimal estimation is necessary for empirical modelling, but can be summarized in an estimator generating equation (EGE). The EGE reduces a vast literature on estimating individual equations and ... More


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