Private Equity: leveraged expertise or leveraged bets?
Dr Axelson draws from leading academic research to shed light on the controversial role of private equity in the economy.
Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World
This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World|, prepared for the 2009 Oxford Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies. The focus is on how managers can tackle the simultaneous challenge of "innovation and commoditization" in markets often subject to unpredictable change and disruption. Professor Cusumano positions each principle against other concepts associated with 'best practices' and comp
US History I
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Hand Washing with Soapy
An animated video to help children prevent the spread of germs, and other nasty things
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Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
21F.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)
International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distribute
11.235 Analyzing Projects and Organizations (MIT)
This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience.
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Chile: Launching a Global Entrepreneurship Hub - Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government)
Juan Andrés Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, discusses his government's recent practices and programs that strive to develop Chile's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Topics touched upon include government incentive programs to attract international investment, growth and development to Chile's university research and development, and a desire to build the nation into the innovation hub of South America.
13. Constitutional Impasse (October 27, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, Samuel Adams, trotskyite, parliament, legislate, British, economic, commercial, historiography, neo progressive, Qua
Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is integral to the economy of the entire area. However, rust is threatening to destroy the cables that suspend the road. This unit uses video to explore the issues associated with the potential demise of this great bridge.
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8 - The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick
An account of the topography, economy, architecture and political and religious life of Coventry and the Borough of Warwick.
Slavery in North Carolina
North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. Slaves across the state raised crops, did domestic chores, constructed new buildings, sailed ships, and performed countless other jobs, all for no pay. The slave trade separated many families, and punishment and violence were all too common. Despite the extreme hardship of slavery, enslaved blacks in North Carolina created a strong culture that combined their experiences as slav
Civil Disobedience and Political Change in the 1960s
Students will compare and contrast "Civil Disobedience" and "Nonviolent resistance" during the Civil Rights era in N.C.. They will analyze changes in North Carolina during the postwar period to the 1970's and assess the political and social impact of the Civil Rights movement on local, state and national levels.
Busing for Integration vs. Neighborhood Schools
This lesson plan will introduce students to the political, social, and economic issues surrounding school desegregation using oral histories from those who experienced it firsthand. They will learn about the history of the "separate but equal" U.S. school system, the 1971 Swann case which forced Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to integrate, and the recent decision to discontinue busing for racial integration in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. They will compare and contrast neighborhood schools with s
Upon completion of this course, the student will: Express ideas clearly in writing; Work individually and with classmates to research political issues; Interpret and apply data from original documents such as court cases and bills; Write to persuade with evidence; Develop essay responses that include a clear, defensible thesis statement and supporting evidence; Raise and explore questions about policies, institutions, beliefs, and actions in a political science context; Evaluate secondary materi
Welcome to the NROC Environmental Science course. This course is designed to acquaint you with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. The scientific method is used to analyze and understand the inter-relationships between humans and the natural environment. The course shows how ecological realities and the material desires of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution. The course covers the following topics: Earth's System
From subjects to citizens : society and the everyday state in North India and Pakistan, 1947-1964
This is the website for an AHRC-funded research project which is studying the interaction between state and citizen immediately before and in the two decades following India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947. To date, research has concentrated on the politics high levels of government, and little work has been done on the impact of independence and partition on everyday life. The project aims to focus on “citizen experiences” in the former British Indian provinces of Uttar Pr
3.2 QSO spectra
Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the Universe. This unit gives an overview of active galaxies, including the supermassive black holes that power the engines at their centres, and the emission processes by which we detect and study them. It also gives practice in mathematical techniques for analysing data and theoretical models.