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Manufacturing industries

  • Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chainby Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 200.00

    The textile industry impacts the environment in a number of ways, including its use of resources, its impact on global warming, and the amount of pollution and waste it generates. Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain reviews methods used to calculate this environmental impact including product carbon footprints... more...

  • Washingtons Söldnerby Klaas Voß

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 34.70

    In den letzten Jahren fand eine stetige Privatisierung von Kriegen statt, nicht zuletzt durch den Einsatz von "Söldnerfirmen" wie Blackwater (heute: Academi) in Afghanistan und im Irak. Doch es ist ein weit verbreiteter Irrglaube, dass Söldner erst mit dem Aufstieg der großen Militärdienstleister nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges wieder zu... more...

  • The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?by Oya Celasun; Gabriel Di Bella; Tim Mahedy; Chris Papageorgiou

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    The notable rebound of U.S. manufacturing activity following the Great Recession has raised the question of whether the sector might be experiencing a renaissance. Using panel regressions, we find that a depreciating real exchange rate, an increasing spread in natural gas prices between the United States and other G-7 countries, and in particular decreasing... more...

  • Capital of Discontentby Eric J Hewitt

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The Industrial Revolution was a period of exceptional change for the whole of Britain, not only in technology but in law and order as well. However, in Manchester, 'capital of discontent', events related to the Plug Plots, Peterloo and the Chartists created a very real fear of revolution on the streets of England. The new police force became mired... more...

  • Light Manufacturing in Vietnamby Hinh T. Dinh; Deepak Mishra; Le Duy Binh

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 19.99

    Based on a wide array of quantitative and qualitative techniques, Light Manufacturing in Vietnam identifies key constraints on manufacturing enterprises in Vietnam and evaluates differences in firm performance across China and Vietnam. The authors argue that, to continue on the high economic growth path of the past, Vietnam needs to address fundamental... more...

  • Woodby Joachim Radkau

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Ötzi the iceman could not do without wood when he was climbing his Alpine glacier, nor could medieval cathedral-builders or today's construction companies. From time immemorial, the skill of the human hand has developed by working wood, so much so that we might say that the handling of wood is a basic element in the history of the human body.... more...

  • Company Towns of the Bata Concernby Ondrej Sevecek; Martin Jemelka

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 62.49

    <P>During the interwar years, the footwear industry was confronted with similarly revolutionary changes and processes to those in the automobile industry which tend to be associated with the name of Henry Ford. Their major vehicle became the originally Czechoslovak enterprise of the Ba'a siblings, which, during the first decades of the twentieth... more...

  • Confronting Declineby David Koistinen

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    In recent decades, the decline of traditional manufacturing--deindustrialization--has been one of the most significant aspects of the restructuring of the American economy. David Koistinen examines the demise of the New England textile industry from the 1920s through the 1980s to better understand the process of industrial decline. He systematically... more...

  • The Fist in the Wildernessby David Lavender; David J. Wishart

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 25.00

    The story of the American fur trade has been told many times from different viewpoints, but David Lavender was the first to place it within the overall contest for empire between Britain and the United States. Rather than offering a simple hagiography of men like Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger and other legendary trappers, Lavender relates... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Family Businessby Leif Melin; Mattias Nordqvist; Pramodita Sharma

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 110.00

    Edited by the leading figures in the field, with contributions and editorial board support from the most prominent names in family business, the handbook reflects on the development and present status of the field in terms of applied theories, methods, chosen research issues and theoretical contributions. more...