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The Role of the Multinational Companies

Marco Giarratana, Alessandro Pagano, and Salvatore Torrisi

in From Underdogs to Tigers: The Rise and Growth of the Software Industry in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and Israel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275601
eISBN:
9780191705823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275601.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter analyzes the role of MNCs in the development of the software industry in India, Ireland, and Israel. It shows that the evolution of software activities and the role of MNCs varied ... More


Economic Development

Dean O. Smith

in Managing the Research University

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793259
eISBN:
9780199896813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793259.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the university’s role in economic development. The chief research officer’s responsibilities at most research institutions include economic development as a corollary to his or ... More


A Short Introduction to the Science of Space Exploration

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the importance of space exploration. Space exploration provides an opportunity both to think differently and to develop practical solutions to modern problems. The space ... More


Small Business Finance and Electronics Spinoff Companies along Route 128

David Koistinen

in Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Steps to improve the financing for small New England companies, together with developments in electronics, paved the way for a burgeoning new area industry. Electronics was a key growth sector in the ... More


The Instrumental Value of Scientific Knowledge and Understanding and the Rationale for Space Science

James S.J. Schwartz

in The Value of Science in Space Exploration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190069063
eISBN:
9780190069094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069063.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides a defense of the instrumental value of scientific knowledge and understanding as well as a defense of the use of public funds in support of scientific research, including space ... More


The Changing of the Guard

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0028
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the changing of the guard at Union Pacific Railroad following its merger with Southern Pacific Railroad. The first major piece of business for the new Surface Transportation ... More


What Does Basic Research Put on Our Plates?

Pauline Gagnon

in Who Cares about Particle Physics?: Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783244
eISBN:
9780191826269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783244.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The main goal of fundamental research in physics is to increase human knowledge and answer some of the profound questions that human beings have always raised about their origin and fate. It also ... More


With one hand tied behind their back: Delegating Monitoring to External Capital Markets

Graeme Guthrie

in The Firm Divided: Manager-Shareholder Conflict and the Fight for Control of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190641184
eISBN:
9780190641214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190641184.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses the New York cable television provider Cablevision to describe the way in which boards can delegate some of the task of monitoring management to participants in external capital ... More


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