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Grassroots Innovation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Grassroots Innovation

A moral dilemma gripped Professor Gupta when he was invited by the Bangladeshi government to help restructure their agricultural sector in 1985. He noticed how the marginalized farmers were being paid poorly for their otherwise unmatched knowledge. The gross injustice of this constant imbalance led Professor Gupta to found what would turn into a resounding social and ethical movement—the Honey Bee Network—bringing together and elevating thousands of grassroots innovators. For over two decades, Professor Gupta has travelled through rural lands unearthing innovations by the ranks—from the famed Mitti Cool refrigerator to the footbridge of Meghalaya. He insists that to fight the largest and most persistent problems of the world we must eschew expensive research labs and instead, look towards ordinary folk. Innovation—that oft-flung around word—is stripped to its core in this book. Poignant and personal, Grassroots Innovation is an important treatise from a social crusader of our time.

Global Strategy and the Organization
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Global Strategy and the Organization

The text can be easily accompanied by the instructor's favorite cases. For a suggested list of cases, see the Instructor's Manual. Based on the authors' highly acclaimed book titled The Quest for Global Dominance, which was hailed as 'a blueprint for companies that wish to keep pace with the advance of globalization today...' (Business Monthly, September 2001). Gupta and Govindarajan are, individually and collectively, among the most highly respected academics and consultants on the subject of globalization. One of their early papers on this subject received the highly coveted Glueck Best Paper Award in Business Policy and Strategy from the Academy of Management. Presents lessons learned from their research studies of more than 100 global corporations and their experience guiding companies through the process of globalization. Provides broad coverage of issues related to creating and exploiting global presence. Each chapter focuses on a specific action-oriented issue. Case studies of real firms, such as Wal-Mart, Dell Computer, and Canon, provide insights into the challenges associated with globalization and illustrate the authors' findings.

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Revised and Expanded
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 712

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Revised and Expanded

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-01-21
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Exploring the characterization, thermodynamics and structural, mechanical, thermal and transport behavior of polymers as melts, solutions and solids, this text covers essential concepts and breakthroughs in reactor design and polymer production and processing. It contains modern theories, end-of-chapter problems and real-world examples for a clear understanding of polymer function and development. Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Second Edition provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of polymer science for more advanced study in the field of polymers. Topics include reaction engineering of step-growth polymerization, emulsion polymerization, and polymer diffusion.

The Revision Theory of Truth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 299

The Revision Theory of Truth

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

In this rigorous investigation into the logic of truth Anil Gupta and Nuel Belnap explain how the concept of truth works in both ordinary and pathological contexts. The latter include, for instance, contexts that generate Liar Paradox. Their central claim is that truth is a circular concept. In support of this claim they provide a widely applicable theory (the "revision theory") of circular concepts. Under the revision theory, when truth is seen as circular both its ordinary features and its pathological features fall into a simple understandable pattern. The Revision Theory of Truth is unique in placing truth in the context of a general theory of definitions. This theory makes sense of arbitrary systems of mutually interdependent concepts, of which circular concepts, such as truth, are but a special case.

The Silk Road Rediscovered
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Silk Road Rediscovered

A roadmap for understanding the business challenges andopportunities in China By 2025, China and India will be two of the world's four largesteconomies. By then, economic ties between them should also rankamong the ten most important bilateral ties worldwide. Theirleaders are well aware of these emerging realities. In May 2013,just two months after taking charge, Premier Li Keqiang left forIndia on his first official trip outside China, a clear signal ofChina's foreign policy priorities. The Silk Road Rediscovered is the first book ever toanalyze the growing corporate linkages between India and China. Didyou know that: India's Mahindra is the fifth largest tractor manufacturer inChina? Tata ...

Smart Globalization
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Smart Globalization

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-02-28
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  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Smart Globalization is a compendium of leading-edge thinking on global strategy first published in the acclaimed MIT Sloan Management Review. The central premise underlying this book is that globalization can be a double-edged sword. The global or globalizing firm has the potential to reap several types of benefits such as the vast potential of a much larger market arena, opportunities to capture scale- and location-based cost efficiencies, and exposure to a multiplicity of new product and process ideas. However, globalization also exposes the firm to numerous strategic and organizational challenges emanating from a dramatic increase in diversity, complexity, and uncertainty - external as we...

Global Strategies for Emerging Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Global Strategies for Emerging Asia

The multinational corporate guide for thriving in the Asianmarketplace Led by China and India, the rise of emerging Asia istransforming the structure of the global economy. By 2025, if notsooner, China will almost certainly overtake the U.S. to become theworld's largest economy. By then, India is likely to have overtakenJapan to become the world's third largest economy, after China andthe U.S. Besides China and India, Asia also includes otherfast-growing economies such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines,Thailand, and Vietnam. Added together, by 2025, these developmentsare likely to make Asia's economy larger than those of the U.S. andEurope combined. It is clear that, for every large compan...

Getting China and India Right
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Getting China and India Right

This book is the first strategic guide for multi-national corporations (MNCs)who are contemplating expanding into both China and India. Gupta and Wang explain how many MNCs view China and India solely from the lens of off-shoring and cost-reduction, and focusing their marketing strategies on only the top 5-10% of the population. This is a missed opportunity. China and India are the only two countries that constitute four realities that are strategically crucial for the global enterprise: Both provide mega-markets for almost every product and service Both have platforms that will dramatically reduce the company's global cost structure Both have platforms that will significantly boost the company's global technology and innovation base Both are springboards for the mergence of new fearsome global competitors. This book aims to shed light on the brutal competition for markets and resources in China and India as well as lays out the strategic action implications for those companies who want to emerge as the global players of tomorrow.

Global Strategy and Organization
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Global Strategy and Organization

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Wiley

The twin forces of ideological change and technology revolution are making globalization one of the most important strategic and organizational issues facing companies today. With every passing day, it is becoming more obvious that managers must view every industry as a global industry and every business as a knowledge business. As worldwide presence becomes a strategic imperative rather than a discretionary choice, an increasing number of companies must confront the essential question: How do we engineer and exploit the ongoing globalization of our industry? Anil K. Gupta and Vijay Govindarajan's Global Strategy and Organization is designed to help students and managers learn how to address this important question.

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Third Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 598

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Third Edition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-12-17
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Exploring the chemistry of synthesis, mechanisms of polymerization, reaction engineering of step-growth and chain-growth polymerization, polymer characterization, thermodynamics and structural, mechanical, thermal and transport behavior of polymers as melts, solutions and solids, Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Third Edition covers essential concepts and breakthroughs in reactor design and polymer production and processing. It contains modern theories and real-world examples for a clear understanding of polymer function and development. This fully updated edition addresses new materials, applications, processing techniques, and interpretations of data in the field of polymer science. It...