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- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00
The production of forestry products is based on a complex chain of knowledge in which the biological material wood with all its natural variability is converted into a variety of fiber-based products, each one with its detailed and specific quality requirements. This four volume set covers the entire spectrum of pulp and paper chemistry and technology... more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99
Southeast Asian tiger economies feel threatened by competition from other countries and worry that their growth momentum might be flagging. Even though their growth rates are above the average for the world and for developing countries, they fall short of yesterdays economic performance. The underlying worry is that they presage the beginning... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 20.99
The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. The brands and firms which have shaped this industry, such as Avon, Coty, Est--eacute--;e Lauder, L'Or--eacute--;al, and Shiseido, have imagined beauty for us.This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 122.00
Evolving rapidly from a mass-produced product orientation to a flexible, solutions-oriented model, the changing manufacturing sector is poised to lead a global economic recovery. Truly an insider's guide to the future of this critical sector, this book provides policy recommendations based on a wealth of information.||Despite the appearance of difficult... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 159.00
Trends in the fashion market (including an impressive increase in the number of new collections, product assortments and variants, and the mass-customization model) dictate the need for a fresh approach. This book discusses the ramifications of such an approach, which can lead to a shortening of the cycle from conception to production and retail. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Following Argentinas revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of authorities, allowing authors to masquerade political ideas under the guise of frivolity and entertainment. In Couture and Consensus , Regina A. Root... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 125.95
Manufacturing plays a vital role in European economy and society, and is expected to continue as a major generator of wealth in the foreseeable future. A competitive manufacturing industry is essential for the prosperity of Europe, especially in the face of accelerating deindustrialisation. This book provides a broad vision of the future of manufacturing,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94
Manufacturing is crucial to the economy in the United States, accounting for 62 percent of research and development and almost a third of productivity growth. In terms of job creation, this industry has the highest multiplier effect: Every $1 million of final sales supports eight manufacturing jobs and six jobs in other industries, such as services... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 145.00
Although traditional manufacturing (textiles, clothing, footwear, furniture, etc) has been in decline in developed countries, it still represents an important part of European employment due to its labour-intensive character. Moreover, its geographical concentration particularly exposes certain regions of Europe to job loss as the industry declines.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00
In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacotruing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable shift towards a knowledge based economy and urban economies... more...