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5.2.2 The GM Economics Review

Scientists, as might be expected, played a limited role in this review, which was produced by a team dominated by economists. The review sought to evaluate the costs and benefits of commercial development of the GM crops available at that time in the UK. They also looked at possible developments over a 10-15-year period. The members of the team were obliged to recognise the limited 'evidence-base' available on the costs and benefits of GM crops, covering only a short period oftime.

They
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Unilateral Free Trade

The Only International Economic Policy That a Country Needs: "Mind Your Own Business and Set a Good Example."

The international economic scene is dominated by state interventions at all levels. Daily we read of disputes over exchange-rate manipulation, protectionist tariffs followed by retaliatory tariffs, highly regulated free-trade blocs that erect trade barrie
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Paddington Maintenance Depot, Harrow Road, Westminster, London. <br> General view from west.
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3.4.2 Key characteristics of a partnership

In Part B, Section 2, we noted some of the key characteristics of being a sole trader. You may wish to briefly review that section before proceeding, as in the remaining activities in Part B, we will consider those same characteristics in the context of a partnership. First, we will look at those characteristics which give rise to issues as between the par
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4 OpenMark quiz

Now try the quiz and see if there are any areas you need to work on.


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Recommendations for banking reform
Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group; Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum puts forward his thoughts on how the banking sector can better add value to society at large.
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7 Review of unit learning outcomes

After studying this unit, you should be able to:

  • explain how Acts of Parliament originate:

    • party manifestos, national emergency or crisis, Royal Commissions, the Law Commission, Private Members' Bills

  • discuss the process by which rules become law and the role of Parliament in making legal rules:

    • first reading, second reading, committee sta
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Global Leadership Summit 2013 Highlights
Beyond Heroes, Villians and Scapegoats: The Future of Leadership. Iceland President Olafur Grimsson, Unilever CEO Paul Polman were among the line up of big hitters at London Business School's annual leadership event.
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2.1.2 How a force-field diagram can help

  1. The diagram is a useful expositional or presentational device. When you are presenting an analysis or proposal, the diagram will enable you to describe (and distinguish between) the reasons for a change. It will enable you to do the same for the reasons why a change may be resisted.

  2. The diagram will be an explicit prompt for exploring the restraining forces. The more a manager finds out about these, and the earlier, the better placed the manag
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3.6 Interfaces in the supply network

Managing the internal interfaces is part of the story. Of increasing importance is the management of the processes that cross organisational boundaries between suppliers and purchasers, that is, the management of the supply network or chain. This network of suppliers, customers, government agencies and others that are necessary parts of the entire value system must be proactively managed. This includes designing the network appropriately.

A supply network is defined as:

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5.9 Ethical reasoning

Now Ned's got three things. He's got the money that is presumably ‘good’. He's got his defence policy, which he thinks is ‘good’. Ros then introduces the well-being of the community. They are all ‘goods’ but each pulls in a different direction. Any judgement that Ned makes has to be based on an aggregation of these things. But, of course, these are quite different kinds of things, they are incommensurate, so adding up these things is not a straightforward proposition. Ros is hopin
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References

Asimov, I., ‘In my Own View’ in ed. Beare, H. (2001), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Quoted from ‘Education, Technology and Change’ by Megan Blair (accessed on 22 September, 2005).
http://www.cybertext.net.au/tct2002/disc_papers/organisation/blair.htm
DfES (2002), Extended schools: providing opportunities and services for all, p. 6.
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6.3 Risk

Risk is a difficult concept. Most of what we do in life involves making choices and taking risks. Sometimes the risks are small, and sometimes they are large. It can be difficult sometimes to know what the risk of doing something is. Past experience can also influence the way we think about risk. If one was knocked over by a car crossing the road, then even though the risk of it happening again is small we may remain worried and concerned about crossing the road.

How you explain risk is
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4.3.1 Mapping what we know

Knowledge maps are often one of the first knowledge management representations to emerge, in an effort to add value over the simple corporate intranet search which returns lists of ‘hits’ that are undifferentiated beyond a ranking in terms of keyword matches. Knowledge maps, like other forms of cartography, should communicate a ‘big picture’ by overlaying meaningful structure on to raw resources.


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Senior Jimmy Simpson is only the second driver in 58 years of Purdue Grand Prix to win the race three consecutive times. The Indianapolis native hopes to take his driving skills to the Indy Light series later this year. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/jimmy-simpson-wins-his-third-straight-purdue-grand-prix.html
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"CU Chatter" about the Orange Bowl in the SMLC
Clemson University Professor Joseph Mazer explains how the Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) in Clemson's Daniel Hall is tracking conversations around the globe about the Orange Bowl as the Clemson Tigers prepare to go up against Ohio State, January 3, 2014.
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1.4.4 O is for Objectivity

One of the characteristics of ‘good’ information is that it should be balanced and present both sides of an argument or issue. This way the reader is left to weigh up the evidence and make a decision. In reality, we recognise that no information is truly objective.

This means that the onus is on you, the reader, to develop a critical awareness of the positions represented in what you read, and to take account of this when you interpret the information. In some cases, authors may
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Introduction

The aim of this unit is to answer five questions:

  • Why is systems engineering important?

  • What is modern engineering?

  • What is systems?

  • What is systems engineering?

  • What approach to systems engineering does the course adopt?

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Systems engineering (T837) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you wan
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2.3.2 Fast breeder reactors

If fast neutrons produced in the chain reactions are not moderated or absorbed, the rate of conversion of uranium-238 into plutonium-239 (Equation 3) can exceed the fission rate of plutonium-239. Reactors that use fast neutrons in this way are called fast breeder reactors.

Their main fuel is
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10.7 The media and public understanding of climate change

Hargreaves, I., Lewis, J. and Speers, T. ‘Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media’, Economic and Social Research Council.

Our analysis of media coverage suggested that this was an issue that received more attention in the broadsheets than the tabloids, with The Guardian and The Sun/News of the World being at the two ends of the spectrum. It is notable, then, that in the October Survey 83 per cent of Guardian/Independent readers felt that c
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